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Events Calendar


Wikis and Online Collaboration
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Future Professors
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Faculty Website Creation
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stevenson Hall (STV)
Dissertation Defense for: Julie Pavlini; EAF
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)


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

Much Ado About Nothing
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Elizabeth Rex
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Antony and Cleopatra
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Much Ado About Nothing
Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Future Professors
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Much Ado About Nothing
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Nicholas Johnson's Clinical Competency Project Defense
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 9:00am - 11:00am
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)

University News

Media Relations

Mennonite College of Nursing receives $700,000 to educate nurse practitioners
The Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) at Illinois State University is the recipient of a federal Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant of nearly $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the education of nurse practitioners.
Illinois State University move-in Aug. 4 to 17
Nearly 6,200 students are moving into Illinois State University between Aug. 4 and 17. Temporary traffic patterns and some street closures will be in effect Aug. 11 to 15.
Board of Trustees elects chair, secretary, seats student trustee
Illinois State University’s Board of Trustees elected Trustee Rocky Donahue as Board chairman, re-elected Anne Davis as Board secretary and seated a new student trustee.
Much ado about Shakespeare
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 season includes Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth Rex and Antony and Cleopatra.


Arboretum buzz grows with curator’s new tree walks
Patrick Murphy is curator of the Fell Arboretum, which includes 490 acres, thousands of [...]
Illinois State helps teachers get smarter about electricity grid
The Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University received a $450,000 grant to [...]
Illinois State sets fundraising record with $19.5 million total
A pair of seven-figure individual gift commitments plus another increase in alumni donors [...]
Video: Alumni return to Illinois State for New Teacher Conference
Illinois State's first New Teacher Conference was a day for reunion, reflection, and [...]

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 [...]


Illinois State sets fundraising record with $19.5 million total
A pair of seven-figure individual gift commitments plus another increase in alumni donors [...]
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 [...]


Meehan, Highland Selected To MVFC Preseason Team
Coming off its first sub-.500 season in the last five years, the Illinois State football [...]
Spots Still Available for Three Remaining ISU Men’s Basketball Camps
There is still time to sign up for three remaining Illinois State Men's Basketball Camps [...]
Curry Named Assistant Volleyball Coach
Illinois State head volleyball coach Melissa Myers announced the hiring of Niece [...]
Women’s Hoops Participates in Two Community Service Events
The Redbirds volunteered in two separate Easter Seals events, including the annual " [...]
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