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Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 78 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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Events Calendar

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Wellness Massage
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Student Fitness Center
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Peace Corps Q&A
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Milner Library
Dissertation defense for Debra Parker; ENG
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Stevenson Hall
Last Day to complete three finals on same day paperwork
Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Alumni Center
Last day of classes
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Alumni Center
Fall 2016 semester ends Dec 16th
Fri, Dec 16, 2016
211 N. University Street
It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts
School of Art Holiday Sale: Friends of the Arts Preview
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts
It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts
32nd Annual Printmakers’ Exhibition and Sale
Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts
Wellness Massage
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Student Fitness Center
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fell Hall
ISU Philosophical Society Meeting
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stevenson Hall

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Illinois State University's online news hub makes it easy to find stories, photos, and videos about the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Theatre and Dance presents It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance presents the holiday favorite It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play. The production runs through December 9.
Marc Lamont Hill to address Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner in January
Author, activist, and television personality Marc Lamont Hill will be the speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner on January 20.
Winter commencement ceremonies December 17
Illinois State University’s winter commencement will be held in two ceremonies Saturday, December 17, in Redbird Arena.
New study: Gender differences in job performance may be declining
Jim Jawahar helped conduct a study that has found gender has minimal effects on job [...]
Research and Honors, December 9, 2016
Performances, presentations, and publications of Illinois State faculty and staff.
Printmakers’ Exhibition and Sale on December 9
The 32nd annual Printmakers’ Exhibition and Sale will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, [...]
Theatre and Dance to present It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play
This beloved American holiday classic comes to the stage as a captivating 1940s radio [...]
Illinois State falls in Moline to NIU, 68-59
The Illinois State University Women’s Basketball team dropped its sixth-consecutive [...]
Swimming and Diving finish third at Louisville, prepare for Puerto Rico
Deb Bethel/Sports Reporter After finishing third at the Louisville Invite, which took [...]
Keene and Rosch earn AVCA All-North selections
Sophomore Jaelyn Keene was named a member in the AVCA’s All-North Region selection and [...]
Hawkins leads Redbirds; ISU pulls out 63-61 home win over Murray State
After struggling late in games its past couple outings, the Illinois State men’s [...]
Alumni party planned in Peoria as Redbirds take on Bradley
Join the Illinois State University Peoria Alumni Network for a fun pregame party at [...]
10 things every new Illinois State grad should know
Before you leave campus, Illinois State's Alumni Association wants to leave you with some [...]
Alum shares story of passion and purpose
After Robert Shorty '08 learned that Illinois State opened a Starbucks on campus, he [...]
Charleston Area Alumni Network hosting Chicago Bulls watch party
All are invited to this Redbird event on December 16.
Lee Accepts Invite To Play in 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Illinois State senior offensive lineman Cameron Lee is among the newest players to commit [...]
Women's Basketball Looks to Bounce Back Wednesday versus Milwaukee
The Illinois State women's basketball team (3-4) looks to once again move to .500 when [...]
Katrina Beck Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week
Illinois State women's basketball standout Katrina Beck was named the Missouri Valley [...]
Keene Earns AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention
Illinois State's Jaelyn Keene was named an all-region honorable mention selection by the [...]
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