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Events Calendar

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  • Students
Classes begin
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Alumni Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Schroeder Plaza
Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Schroeder Plaza
New and Transfer Music Student Welcome Convocation Hour
Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Weight Watchers at Work
Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Classes begin
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Alumni Center
Online registration ends
Fri, Sep 1, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Online
Last day to place course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Fri, Sep 1, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
Last day to drop course with no withdrawal grade
Fri, Sep 1, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
New and Transfer Music Student Welcome Convocation Hour
Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Hargrave: Paradise Wavering
Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Amy Cousins: You will never have the comfort of our silence again.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Gina Hunt: New Work
Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Classes begin
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Alumni Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Schroeder Plaza
Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Schroeder Plaza
New and Transfer Music Student Welcome Convocation Hour
Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts
Wed, Aug 23, 2017, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts

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Proper eye protection key to safe eclipse viewing
Those observing the solar eclipse on August 21 should use protective eye wear specifically designed for eclipse viewing. Safety-rated solar eclipse glasses will be available to students, faculty, and staff – while supplies last – at locations across campus, beginning the morning of August 21.
New Milner Library website to streamline access
Milner Library will be releasing a new, finished website to preview throughout the fall semester that will make it easier for visitors to navigate through the library’s wealth of research information, services and assistance.
Geology Field Camp receives excellence award
Illinois State University’s Geology Field Camp was named the 2017 Geological Society of America/ExxonMobil Camp Excellence Award recipient.
Research and Honors, August 22, 2017
Presentations and publications from Illinois State faculty and staff.
CSD professor publishes research on children’s use of rare vocabulary
Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Jamie Mahurin Smith has developed a [...]
T.Y. Wang interviewed by Chicago Tribune
As fears mount about the potential for a nuclear showdown between the U.S. and North [...]
Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) call for proposals
The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) call for proposals is now [...]
Local police target underage drinkers
Bloomington-Normal community officers will put forth efforts to seize underage drinking [...]
International Seminar Series to focus on food justice, sustainability
With a new semester starting at Illinois State University comes a new opportunity for [...]
SGA leaders encourage students to get involved
With the fall semester officially underway, Vidette News Editor Kevin Schwaller sat down [...]
Diversity Advocacy starts school year with brand new facility
A new Diversity Advocacy center sits on the second floor of the Bone Student Center ready [...]
All-Greek student and alumni tailgate, September 30
Alumni and students are invited to a special event celebrating the Greek community.
Dallas/Ft. Worth area football watch party
Join local Redbirds to cheer on Illinois State football on September 16.
Sail on Chicago architecture tour, September 21
Join fellow Redbirds for an evening on the Chicago River learning about the history of [...]
Nominations sought for 2017 Homecoming student royalty
Know someone who is a proud Redbird student and positive impact on campus? Nominate them [...]
New Student-Athletes Take Part in Walk of Champions
A total of 150 Illinois State first-year student-athletes took part in an annual rite of [...]
Redbirds Fall 3-0 in Home Opener Against Wildcats
The Illinois State women's soccer team (0-1-1) fell to No. 23 Northwestern (2-0-0), 3-0, [...]
Offense Scores 24 Points In Annual Red-White Fall Scrimmage
As the temperature heated up in Bloomington-Normal to near 90 degrees for the first time [...]
Red Tops White in ISU Volleyball Red and White Scrimmage
The 2017 Illinois State volleyball team showcased its talent for the first time in front [...]
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