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40 Years of Shakespeare

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Illinois Shakespeare Festival this summer with A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline, and I Heart Juliet. Tickets are available now.

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Events Calendar

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Summer Institute: Your Classroom Technology Policy
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Weight Watchers at Work
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Thesis Defense for: Jordan DePerez-Rasmussen; BSC
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Science Laboratory Building
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Summer Session ends
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Grades due
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Wednesday Wellness Walks
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 12:15pm - 12:45pm

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Mennonite College of Nursing receives nursing workforce diversity grant
Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in the nursing profession.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastical plays, featuring a brilliant princess, an evil queen, a misguided king, and a thoroughly rotten clown. The production’s preview performance will take place Thursday, June 29. The show runs through August 12.
Students dig into history of 800-year-old village
Illinois State University students uncovered the past during the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s four-week field school at the Noble-Wieting archaeological site in McLean County.
Future Stuff to kick off 2017 Concerts on the Quad series
Illinois State University’s Concerts on the Quad series begins Monday, July 3, with [...]
Prestigious international award highlights the importance of professor’s research
Roberta Trites has a message. “Girls, boys and non-binary children matter equally.” [...]
Gala at the Gallery raises over $26,000 for student grants and scholarships
Over 100 people attended the third annual Friends of the Arts (FOA) Gala at the Illinois [...]
Research and Honors, June 27, 2017
Honors, presentations, and publications of Illinois State faculty and staff.
Chicago Pride Parade celebrates strides, protest hurdles
Marchers waving rainbow flags, dressed in drag or wearing costumes of colorful balloon [...]
Speaker Madigan lays out non-budget demands
House Speaker Michael Madigan Sunday outlined his own list of non-budget demands, [...]
Judges grants DNA sample from Normal murder suspect
A man involved in the May death of a 22-year-old man in Normal was ordered Friday to [...]
The Lodge set to expand for 2018
The Lodge will expand into a larger complex, giving students additional off-campus [...]
Alumni outing at Phillies/Cubs game, August 27
Philadelphia area alumni can head to the ballpark for a day of Redbird fun!
Desert Redbirds float trip, July 15
Float the day away, literally, at this alumni event while taking in the beauty of the [...]
Northern California Redbirds invited to Giants/Cubs game
Alumni and their family and friends can head to the ballpark August 7 to watch the San [...]
Happy hour set for Orlando area Redbirds, June 28
Celebrate the middle of the week, something you accomplished at work, or being a Redbird [...]
McRoberts Paces Redbird Trio at USATF Junior Championships
Illinois State track and field freshman Anthony McRoberts' two top-eight finishes [...]
Redbirds in the Pros: Stewart Back to the Bigs
Brock Stewart recorded his first big-league save in his season debut for the Los Angeles [...]
Keene to Compete in European Global Challenge
Illinois State rising senior Jaelyn Keene will join a team of American college volleyball [...]
Women’s Basketball Finalizes Recruiting Class with Signing of Paige Saylor
The Illinois State women's basketball program finalized its 2017 recruiting class with [...]
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