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Alex's Comeback

Six years ago, Illinois State student Alex Shelton was in a coma with only a 10 percent chance of survival. This fall, he’s back on campus to finish his degree. Watch video of Alex’s inspiring story on STATEside.

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Illinois State's proud academic history is supported through the collections and staff at its Milner Library. Learn more about resources available to our students, faculty, and staff.

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Events Calendar

University

Fall 2014 Registration Ends
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Place a Course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Drop a Course with no Withdrawal Grade
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Jesse Logue's Dissertation Defense
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 11:00am - 1:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)

Academic

Fall 2014 Registration Ends
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Place a Course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Drop a Course with no Withdrawal Grade
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes
Mon, Sep 1, 2014, 12:00am - Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 12:00am

Fine Arts

Hearing Safety Convocation Hour
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Jury Recognition Recital
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
String Project Honors Recital
Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Vought Studio Divo Recital
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall

Students

Fall 2014 Registration Ends
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Place a Course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Drop a Course with no Withdrawal Grade
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Jesse Logue's Dissertation Defense
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 11:00am - 1:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)

University News

Media Relations

Vickerman Named Interim Vice President for Advancement
Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has appointed Pat Vickerman as interim vice president for University Advancement, effective Sept. 13. Vickerman, senior associate vice president for University Advancement, will replace Erin Minné, who has accepted a position at DePaul University.
Craig Robinson to perform at Illinois State’s Family Weekend
Comedian Craig Robinson is coming home to Illinois State University. The 1994 Illinois State alum will return to Normal for a one-night performance of stand-up, music and more during Family Weekend at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in Braden Auditorium of the Bone Student Center.
University Police advise caution for pedestrians, drivers
Illinois State University Police are urging students to be vigilant and avoid “distracted walking.” Drivers coming to campus are also urged to use caution and be aware of pedestrians.

STATESide

Video: Student groups make their pitch at Festival ISU
Festival ISU is the day when many registered students organizations (RSOs) make their [...]
7 tips for easing the transition to college life
What if you don’t meet your new best friend right away? What if you don’t get along [...]
Video: Christian Stoinev returns to Illinois State
The Gamma Phi Circus star was in Normal rehearsing for his next appearance but took time [...]
Redbirds reunite: Staying connected with your old friends
As you apply to Illinois State, your transformation to Redbird life begins. Despite this [...]

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 [...]

Alumni

A passion for service: From the military to nursing
Matt Baxter’s dream of receiving his B.S.N. came true as he celebrated graduating from [...]
Video: Christian Stoinev returns to Illinois State
The Gamma Phi Circus star was in Normal rehearsing for his next appearance but took time [...]
Orange is the New Black actress to speak
Laverne Cox, the critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix [...]
Sean Hayes, Jeff Perry headline new Illinois State TV spot
Redbird actors Sean Hayes and Jeff Perry are lending their talents to a new Illinois [...]

Athletics

Redbirds To Open Season at Oregon Tournament Friday
The Illinois State volleyball team is set for its first matches of the year this weekend [...]
Fall Baseball Practices Underway
Illinois State head baseball coach Bo Durkac and the Redbird baseball team opened fall [...]
Men’s Golf Announces 2014-15 Schedule
The Illinois State men's golf team released the 2014-15 schedule, as announced by head [...]
Iggy Azalea Student Ticket Giveaway at Redbird Football
As a kickoff to the 2014 Redbird football season, Illinois State Athletics is giving away [...]
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