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Events Calendar

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Dissertation Proposal by Kelly Poirot
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
DeGarmo Hall
OneDrive: Getting Started (Online)
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am
Online Workshop
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Felmley Hall
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Felmley Hall of Science
Wellness Massage
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Spring course information available
Mon, Oct 2, 2017
Alumni Center
Spring registration time assignments available
Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Alumni Center
Midterm (APA) grades due
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
Midterm grades posted online
Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Alumni Center
Alice Hargrave: Panel Discussion
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
University Galleries
Senior Recital: Lauren Bobarsky, percussion
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Centennial East
Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra concert
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Graduate School Series: Introduction to the GRE
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Services Building
September Service Saturdays
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
Michael W. Smith Concert
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Braden Auditorium

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Visit the online news hub to find out what is happening around the Illinois State University campus.
President Dietz delivers State of the University Address
During his annual State of the University Address, President Larry Dietz outlined initiatives for the coming academic year. Watch the video of the address.
Student’s biology research recognized as ‘new and notable’
Kevin Stanley's research has been featured as “new and notable” in Biophysical Journal. Stanley has been researching with School of Biological Sciences Director Craig Gatto since Stanley arrived on campus in 2013.
New strategic plan draft ready, open forums announced
Two public forums in October and an online survey will provide opportunities for a broad constituency to provide feedback on the University’s new strategic plan draft.
School of Theatre and Dance to present A Lie of the Mind
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance will present Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, opening September 27. Performances will be held in the Center for the Performing Arts Theatre and will run through October 1.
Report on racial disparity for Not In Our Town
The Stevenson Center has released its full report on Bloomington-Normal racial inequality [...]
Research and Honors, September 29, 2017
Honors, presentations, and publications from Illinois State University faculty and staff.
Fall 2017 Colloquium Series begins September 26 with P.K. Babu
The Fall 2017 Colloquium Series begins September 26 and runs through November 14. The [...]
QUEERtalks: Arab futurism and queer cosmic utopias, October 6
Ronak Kapadia will present "Outer Views, or Palestine in the Sky: Arab Futurisms, [...]
ISU receives $1 Million Grant from Give Something Back
Illinois State University received a $1 million grant to go toward scholarships for [...]
Dietz gives annual State of the University address
The concert hall in the Center for the Performing Arts was full of faculty, alumni, [...]
SGA discusses initiatives for students
The Illinois State University Student Government Association (SGA) discussed new [...]
What students are looking forward to this fall
Crunchy leaves that transform into a rainbow of reds, yellows and browns, crisp nights [...]
Redbird Prime Alumni Network special Homecoming packages
Alumni 55 and older can stop by the Alumni Center during Homecoming week for a special [...]
Homecoming 2017 watch parties happening across the nation
A complete list of Homecoming 2017 watch parties.
College of Education announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees, young alumni awardees
The College of Education will induct three alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, [...]
Chicago Redbird watch parties planned for October 14
Join the Chicago Suburban or Chicago Young Alumni Network to #BackTheBirds when Illinois [...]
Men’s Golf to Compete in NIU’s Northern Intercollegiate Tournament Starting Sunday
The Illinois State men's golf team returns to the links Sunday to compete in Northern [...]
Women’s Golf Returns to Action Sunday at the Boston College Intercollegiate
The Illinois State women's golf team returns to action this Sunday when the Redbirds [...]
Redbird Soccer Begins League Play this Weekend in Iowa
The Illinois State women's soccer team (3-4-2) hits the road to begin conference play [...]
Latest Edition Of The Brock Spack Show Airs Live From Schooners
This Saturday, the Redbirds begin Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Missouri [...]
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