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Events Calendar


Nerf Club's Humans vs Zombies Game (Fall 2014)
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 12:00am - Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 10:00pm
Ghostly Tales Under the Stars at ISU Planetarium-Midnight Show
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 11:55pm - Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 1:25am
Climate Science and the ACS Toolkit
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 9:00am - 3:15pm
Smart Grid for Schools Workshop
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm


Advanced Registration Open-Spring 2015
Mon, Oct 6, 2014, 8:00am - Thu, Nov 6, 2014, 10:00pm
Advance Registration Ends for Spring 2015
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a second-half semester course
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Graduate Recital: Yihan Zhang, piano
Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
'Water by the Spoonful' by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
ISU Choral and Symphony Orchestra Concert
Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Guest Artist Recital: Urioste, Canellakis, Brown Trio
Mon, Oct 27, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall


UFC Fight Screening
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 9:00pm - Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 12:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Family Swim
Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Graduate Recital: Yihan Zhang, piano
Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
'Water by the Spoonful' by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westhoff Theatre

University News

Media Relations

Redbird Athletics Receives Eight-Figure Gift Commitment
An eight-figure gift commitment from Jim and Carole Mounier is the largest individual gift in Illinois State University history.
A Night Out With Neandertals
University Professor of Anthropology Fred Smith will speak about the role of Neandertals in the emergence of modern humans at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Room 116 of the Alumni Center.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage coming to campus
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage will speak about her plays and attend performances Nov. 8 and 9.


Alums make historic 8-figure gift commitment to Athletics
Two longtime supporters of Redbird Athletics are now making the largest single-gift [...]
University Galleries opens whole new world for students
The new University Galleries space in Uptown Normal hadn't even opened yet, but it [...]
Video: Students feel poverty’s pull at ISU event
As 56 undergraduate students split into fake families for a daylong exercise about what [...]
Why November 15 is the day to remember
Let's make this easy on you: At Illinois State, our preferred filing date, November 15, [...]

The Vidette

Senior Facts
With spring commencement right around the corner, Chris Roberts, the procedures and [...]
Things to keep in mind as you prepare to cross the stage
DETAILS: This upcoming commencement will allow spring 2014 graduates to be recognized at [...]
Top 5 ways to stay mentally sharp this summer
Over the summer the average college student is probably working, hanging out with friends [...]
Q&A with recent alumna: Abbey Hanson
As anxious seniors count down their final days at ISU, we all begin to wonder, what are [...]


Video: Sisters share Big Red Marching Machine legacy
Together, the three Vasel sisters are part of an Illinois State marching band tradition [...]
College of Applied Science and Technology annual Hall of Fame induction, October 24
Induction into the College of Applied Science and Technology Hall of Fame is an honor [...]
MCN professor recognized as promising nurse leader
Mennonite College of Nursing Assistant Professor Elaine Hardy has been selected to take [...]
Accelerated B.S.N. student prepares for Navy deployment
Justin Johnson found Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) to be a great fit for a second [...]


Fourth-Quarter Rally Lifts No. 9 Redbirds To 21-7 Win
In a defensive slugfest, No. 9 Illinois State (7-0, 4-0 MVFC) turned momentum gained from [...]
ISU Defeats Drake, Runs MVC Table For Second-Straight Year
For the second-straight year the Illinois State soccer team finished the Missouri Valley [...]
Early, Keene Propel Redbirds to 3-0 Win at Southern Illinois
Kaitlyn Early and Jaelyn Keene helped the Redbirds remain undefeated in Missouri [...]
Redbirds Top Evansville in Three Sets to Remain Unbeaten in MVC
The Illinois State volleyball team maintained its perfect mark in the Missouri Valley [...]
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