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Events Calendar

University

Apply to Study Abroad Scholarships 1/12 - 2/1
Mon, Jan 12, 2015, 9:00am - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:55pm
Call for Proposals: The Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Early Registration Deadline: Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conferenc
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 3:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 9:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)

Academic

Spring 2015 Registration & Program Change Ends
Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Place a Course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Drop a Course with no Withdrawal Grade
Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Leadership
Wed, Feb 4, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
State Farm Hall of Business (SFHB)

Fine Arts

Jury Recognition Recital
Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Bass Ensemble Concert
Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Orchestra Concerto Aria Competition
Wed, Jan 28, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Band Concerto Aria Competition
Mon, Feb 2, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall

Students

Apply to Study Abroad Scholarships 1/12 - 2/1
Mon, Jan 12, 2015, 9:00am - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:55pm
Call for Proposals: The Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Early Registration Deadline: Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conferenc
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 3:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 9:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)

University News

Media Relations

Spring 2015 Speaker Series announced
The 2015 Spring Speaker Series will explore issues such as the politics behind the Hurricane Katrina disaster, lessons to take from World War I, the issues of being transgender, growing up in political exile and building a sustainable business culture.
Secretary of State Mobile Office on Campus Jan. 29
Illinois State University students, faculty and staff will be able to renew their Illinois driver's licenses and purchase vehicle license plate stickers without leaving campus on Thursday, Jan. 29.
Antiques, vintage show Jan. 30 to Feb. 1
Illinois State’s Top of Class Antiques and Vintage Show is scheduled for Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1.

STATESide

Gates Scholar from Chicago finds the right fit at Illinois State
Dyrell Ashley is a poet, a scholar, a Sunday school teacher, a tutor, and a future [...]
Video: My transfer student experience at Illinois State
As a transfer student at Illinois State University, you won't miss out on anything. Just [...]
Big Red Marching Machine drums up Redbird pride in Frisco
Nearly 200 Big Red members spent 17+ hours in a bus to make the trip to Frisco, Texas, [...]
Your Holy Grail guide to backpacks
As you prepare for your transition from high school into college there is probably [...]

The Vidette

ISU fails on final play, loses 54-53 to University of Northern Iowa
The Illinois State men’s basketball team came up just one point short of upsetting No. [...]
Hit and run critically injures ISU student
An Illinois State University student was injured in a traffic crash Saturday on the [...]
Whooping cough vaccination recommended against local outbreak
The McLean County Health Department is advising residents to get vaccinated for the [...]
Whatchu know about Normal? It’s Poppin’
It’s Poppin Gourmet Popcorn will bring flavor to Uptown Normal with a new location at [...]

Alumni

Q&A with big LGBT conference’s student leader
Senior social work major Robert Alberts is leading 20 of his peers in planning and [...]
Play 4Kay Pink Reception, February 8
Join the Mennonite College of Nursing and Redbird Athletics on Sunday, February 8, for [...]
Assistant Professor O. Ed Reitz awarded Nurse Educator Fellowship
Ed Reitz of the Mennonite College of Nursing has been awarded an Illinois Board of Higher [...]
Alum chases dream all the way to Gatorade research hub
Illinois State alum Ryan Nuccio continues to chase his passion (sports nutrition) as a [...]

Athletics

ILLINOIS STATE WINS BUTLER INVITE
The Illinois State swimming and diving team topped the field Sunday at the Butler [...]
Redbirds Fall Short On Last-Second Three Pointer By UNI
Illinois State guard Paris Lee scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, including [...]
Women’s Tennis Loses Spring Opener at No. 46 Illinois
The Illinois State women's tennis team concluded the first match of its spring season, [...]
ISU Gymnastics Falls to UIC On the Road
Illinois State senior Sami King and junior Amanda Mohler placed first and second in the [...]
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