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Events Calendar


Teaching Next Generation Energy Concepts with NGSS WIP5 Summer Workshop
Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 8:00am - Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Wikis and Online Collaboration
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Thesis Defense for: David Mendell; MAT
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)
AARP TEK Workshop on Tablets and Smartphones for Seniors 50+
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Alumni Center


Fall 2014 Registration Open
Mon, May 19, 2014, 8:00am - Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 10:00pm
Fall 2014 Registration Closes
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 7:00am - 6:00pm
Summer 2014 Session Ends
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Summer 2014 Final Grades due by noon
Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 7:00am - 12:00pm

Fine Arts

Antony and Cleopatra
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Much Ado About Nothing
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Elizabeth Rex
Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Midwest Institute of Opera presents: Carmen in Concert
Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Antony and Cleopatra
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Board of Trustees Discussion Hour
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)
Board of Trustees Meeting
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Chemistry Department End-of-Summer Poster Session
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Julian Hall (JH)

University News

Media Relations

The Great War marks 100 years
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. Explore the causes, and hear letters from Illinois State WWI volunteers.
Much ado about Shakespeare
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 season includes Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth Rex, and Antony and Cleopatra.
Board of Trustees to Meet July 25
The Illinois State University Board of Trustees will hold its next quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room.


Video: Alumni return to Illinois State for New Teacher Conference
Illinois State's first New Teacher Conference was a day for reunion, reflection, and [...]
Alum takes Facebook business story international
Illinois State grad Joe Benarroch partners with PR managers around the world to share [...]
Video: Preview Guide helps new Redbirds feel at home
Connor Bowman knows how hard it can be to make the transition from high schooler to [...]
7 tips to plan your perfect Illinois State wedding
Whether you are planning a grand, wedding-of-the-year or an intimate, elegant affair, [...]

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 [...]


MCN professor chosen as American Academy of Nursing Fellow
Wendy Mann Woith, an associate professor in the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois [...]
Accelerated B.S.N. student balances school and triathlons
How does a student in an intense accelerated program still enjoy participating in [...]
PROUD hosts 2nd annual summer nurse camp for high school students
Twenty high school students arrived on Illinois State University’s campus June 23 for a [...]
Alum takes Facebook business story international
Illinois State grad Joe Benarroch partners with PR managers around the world to share [...]


Redbirds in the Pros Update No. 4
Playing in a new league, in a new town, in a new uniform, doesn't faze Jeremy Rhoades.
Football and Volleyball Single Game Tickets on Sale July 24
With the 2014 Illinois State fall sports season right around the corner, the ISU [...]
Redbird Summer Baseball Update No. 3
Sean Beesley hasn't slowed down this summer as a member of the Willmar Stingers of the [...]
Women’s Hoops Announces 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule
The Redbirds will take on four opponents that won their respective conferences in 2013-14 [...]
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