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Events Calendar


Fri, May 1, 2015, 12:00am - Mon, Jun 1, 2015, 5:00pm
Nelson Smith Building (NSB)
Increase Engagement in Large Lecture Courses
Thu, May 28, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
ReggieNet Content and Organization
Thu, May 28, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Dissertation Defense for: Chad Good; EAF
Thu, May 28, 2015, 11:00am - 1:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)


Fall 2015 Registration Open
Mon, May 18, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 10:00pm
Fall 2015 Registration Closes
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 7:00am - 10:00pm

Fine Arts

New York Alumni Reception
Mon, Jun 1, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Concerts on the Quad - Jodi Beach Trio
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Concerts on the Quad - Chappell/Rush Calypso Panorama
Mon, Jul 13, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Concerts on the Quad - Evening of Jazz
Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Alyssa Sondalle's Dissertation Defense
Fri, May 29, 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
Friends of Bill W.
Sun, May 31, 2015, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tour Historic Ewing Manor
Mon, Jun 1, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center

University News

Media Relations

New book gives voice to assault on communities of color
Nicholas Hartlep has no illusions that his latest book will solve racism in America, but it will offer a voice.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival presents something for everyone
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 season offers remarkable variety, including a Shakespearean comedy and history, a hip-hop adaptation, and a contemporary sequel written in verse. The festival runs July 3 through August 8 at Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington.
Larry Cat in Space at Planetarium
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the family program Larry Cat in Space, May 20 through July 17.


Sales major from Kentucky finds second home at ISU
Kentucky native Krista Bicer is thriving as a junior sales major at Illinois State [...]
Young IT alum boots up career thanks to ISU experiences
Mike Rinehart is a self-starter, but Illinois State's School of Information Technology [...]
Illinois State plays supporting role in new Poltergeist film
Illinois State University plays a key (and tough-to-spot) role in the remake of [...]
Commencement: Your best tweets, posts, and photos
Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends were sharing [...]

The Vidette

Coprich pleads guilty to drug charge, suspension lifted
Illinois State University running back Marshaun Coprich has been reinstated to the team [...]
Carpenter: football back on track
If you read my last column speculating on the future of Illinois State football without [...]
Redbird baseball comes to an early end
An inconsistent, up-and-down season for the Illinois State baseball team ended with a 7-1 [...]
Hendren dominant, but same problems doom ‘Birds
Illinois State starter Jacob Hendren was nearly untouchable the entire night, but Wichita [...]


Commencement: Your best tweets, posts, and photos
Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends were sharing [...]
Photos: Illinois State’s campus, then and now
The historical photos come courtesy of the Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives at Milner Library [...]
Coach Spack’s plan and patience elevate Redbird football
Arriving at Illinois State in 2009, Brock Spack has transformed the Redbird program into [...]
ISU alum goes from county board to Congress
A career in public service that started while an Illinois State political science major [...]


Final Hammer Throw Propels Williams To NCAA Championship
Chances were that senior thrower Jianna Williams was in good shape to advance to the NCAA [...]
Weisbecker Fund Rolls Out “309” Membership Drive
With Weisbecker Scholarship Fund (WSF) renewals rolling in, the Illinois State Athletic [...]
Hendren Named Louisville Slugger All-American
Jacob Hendren has been named a Louisville Slugger All-American, Collegiate [...]
Redbirds Set To Compete In Texas At NCAA West Preliminary Round
A group of nine Illinois State track and field standouts have flown south to Austin, [...]
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