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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

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.

Explore Illinois State

Illinois State University's campus is in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal near the geographic center of Illinois. Come experience the Illinois State community.

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Illinois State magazine

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Events Calendar


Bushue Background Screening
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
CANCELLED: Clickers: Anywhere Presentations
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
CANCELLED: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! (Milner Library Plaza)
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Milner Library (MLB)


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

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)
Wind Symphony
Sun, Sep 13, 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Guest Artist Recital: Vincent DiMartino & Mark Ponzo, cornets
Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall


Bushue Background Screening
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! (Milner Library Plaza)
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Milner Library (MLB)
Part-Time Job Fair
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Study Abroad First Steps Session
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)

University News

Media Relations

Illinois State has record-breaking freshman class, increased enrollment
For the second consecutive year, Illinois State University has a record-breaking freshman class. The fall 2015 freshman class has 3,632 students, making it the University’s largest freshman class in the past 26 years.
Fall 2015 Speaker Series announced
The Fall 2015 Speaker Series of Illinois State University will tackle topics including nuclear disarmament, fighting Ebola, Civil War soldiers, conversations on rape, public health, and equity for public schools. All events are free.
The 19th amendment turns 95
This year 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.


Photos: More ISU campus landmarks, now and then
Want to see how much Illinois State's campus has changed? We've gathered more historical [...]
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 [...]

The Vidette

Game Preview: Illinois State Redbirds vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
                    It will be the Battle of the Birds as the Illinois State [...]
Redbirds lose most of their specialists from 2014, but return plenty of talent
Some of the most important players on a football team are the specialists. Of course, [...]
Women’s tennis season preview
The Illinois State University women’s tennis team will look to rebound after a down [...]
Men’s tennis season preview
The Illinois State University men’s tennis team returns a strong group of upper [...]


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 [...]


Redbird Gymnastics Announces 2016 Meet Schedule
The Illinois State gymnastics schedule for the 2016 season has been announced by head [...]
The Brock Spack Show Resumes Thursday At Schooners
Brock Spack will talk about his team's trip to Kinnick Stadium at The Brock Spack Show on [...]
Redbird Football vs. Iowa Watch Party Locations
The game will be broadcast live on The Big Ten Network, and Redbird fans have several [...]
Match at Wisconsin Highlights Weekend Schedule for ISU Soccer
The Illinois State soccer team will close its four-game homestand Friday against Eastern [...]
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