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August at Illinois State

Illinois State's campus sprang back to life in August as students returned for the start of fall classes. See our favorite August photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

My summer in D.C.

Illinois State's summer internship program in Washington, D.C. helps students launch their careers—on Capitol Hill and beyond. Meet this year's D.C. interns.

Leading in Teaching and Research

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Events Calendar


University High School - Schedule E Day
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 7:00am - 3:00pm
University High School (UH)
Friendly Faces Faculty/Staff training
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 8:00am - 9:30am
Student Services Building (SSB)
Excel: Level 1
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Rec Recess
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 10:00am - 2:00pm


Labor Day Holiday-No Classes
Mon, Sep 7, 2015, 12:00am - 11:55pm
Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 11, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last Day to Drop Pass/Fail from First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 11, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a full-semester course-Receive 25% tuition adjustment
Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Lecture by "Normal Reality" curator Jason Judd
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
University Galleries
Closing Reception for Current Exhibitions
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Saturday Creative Drama Classes for Kids-Registration Ends Today
Tue, Sep 8, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Centennial West (CW)
Hearing Convocation with Dr. Sara Neumann
Tue, Sep 8, 2015, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Rec Recess
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 10:00am - 2:00pm
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! (Quad by McCormick Hall and Fell)
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wellness Massage
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
International Seminar Series: Global Knowledge: Climate Change
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)

University News

Media Relations

Grant to assist with behavioral health for children
Illinois State University received a grant of nearly $100,000 to continue the work of connecting rural patients with integrated behavioral health services.
The 19th amendment turns 95
August 26 marks the 95th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S. The Department of History’s Kyle Ciani and Monica Noraian talk about the right to vote, and looking beyond the myth of the suffragette.
Festival of India celebration September 13
The McLean County India Association and Illinois State University will present the Festival of India from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 13, on the University’s Quad.


Meet the Redbirds with Illinois State’s most unique ULIDs
Why should you be jealous of Steve? Because unlike all the other Redbirds whose ULID is [...]
Video: 3 students find their future at ISU’s Career Center
Elise Jensen, Dan Liedke, and Miles Spann are three Redbirds who all achieved early [...]
Best photos from Illinois State in August 2015
We missed you, Redbirds. The Illinois State University campus sprang back to life in [...]
Video: Students discover campus life at Festival ISU 2015
Student organizations, campus departments, and local businesses introduced themselves to [...]

The Vidette

Former Redbird Zimmer enjoys success as NFL head coach
Former Redbird football player Mike Zimmer is gearing up to coach the Minnesota Vikings [...]
Bone renovations will be more than just good looks for ISU
In May of 2015, the Board of Trustees approved the start of reconstruction for the Bone [...]
Bee populations in dire straits
The populations of honeybees and bumblebees are on a drastic decline and are severely [...]
Make studying abroad happen with First Steps Sessions
It seems to be a theme across college campuses that there is no better choice or [...]


Homecoming website live to help #BacktheBirds
The website for Homecoming 2015 is live, and Alumni Relations is inviting colleges, [...]
Illinois State breaks fundraising record for second straight year
For the second straight year Illinois State University has broken its private fundraising [...]
Alum Mike Zimmer tackles role as NFL’s Vikings coach
Mike Zimmer reached the coaching summit last year when he was named head coach of the [...]
Redbirds scattered far across the country
With an alumni base of more than 200,000, it's not surprising that graduates have settled [...]


Redbirds Set to open 2015 Season against Iowa
Coming off its most successful season in program history in 2014, the Illinois State [...]
WSF Completes 100-in-100 Membership Drive; Continues Push for “309”
Going live on June 4, the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund staff set a goal to grow the annual [...]
Keene Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week
Illinois State's Jaelyn Keene has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Female [...]
Women’s Golf Announces 2015-16 Schedule
The Illinois State women's golf team's 2015-16 schedule has been finalized, as announced [...]
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