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Meet our new Redbirds

Chicago native Kharisma Thomas took her college search into her own hands, earning Illinois State’s merit scholarship and need-based aid. Meet Kharisma and four other extraordinary new Redbirds.

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Illinois State is rooted in teaching and learning—it’s even our motto. That’s why 92 percent of classes are taught by professors. Learn more about our academic programs.

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Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 79 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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There's always something to see and do at Illinois State, from athletics events, concerts and performances, to guest speakers and cultural fairs. See what's happening today!

Events Calendar

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Intramural Sports Registration Opens
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Fall 2016 Registration - Closed Class Override Needed Aug 27th
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Sept 9th - Deadline for Dec 2016 undergraduate graduation application
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 11:00pm
Adventure: Labor Day Kayak Touring Registration Deadline
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Fall 2016 Registration - Closed Class Override Needed Aug 27th
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Sept 9th - Deadline for Dec 2016 undergraduate graduation application
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 11:00pm
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Transfer Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
Charles W Bolen Faculty Recital:Sarah Gentry, violin & Geoffrey Duce, piano
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Mark Babbitt, trombone with guest artist
Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Convocation Hour - Hearing Health
Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
ARTIST LECTURE: Rob Swainston
Thu, Sep 8, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Galleries
Intramural Sports Registration Opens
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Fall 2016 Registration - Closed Class Override Needed Aug 27th
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Sept 9th - Deadline for Dec 2016 undergraduate graduation application
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 11:00pm
Adventure: Labor Day Kayak Touring Registration Deadline
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)

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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.
Joseph part of study on blast-related hearing loss for military
Illinois State University’s Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Antony Joseph is part of a team studying the long-term impact of blast-related injuries on soldiers, sailors, and Marines.
One child, one home: Alumna works to reform foster care
Illinois State University alumna Amelia Franck Meyer is working to get more kids out of the child welfare system and into permanent homes.
Planetarium presents Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
The Illinois State University Planetarium will offer Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 2, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 3.
QUEERtalks returns to Illinois State
QUEERtalks returns to Illinois State University’s campus this fall with a focus on new [...]
Joseph part of study on blast-related hearing loss for military
Antony Joseph is part of a team studying the long-term impact of blast-related injuries [...]
Jefferson Chan to speak at chemistry seminar
Jefferson Chan of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will talk at a [...]
Geologist to talk gold at Illinois State
Richard Goldfarb will present “Gold Metallogeny and Earth Evolution” on September 9.
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 [...]
Say cheers to Homecoming weekend with Champaign-Urbana Redbirds
Meet other area alums with the Champaign-Urbana Area Alumni Network's gathering at the [...]
Redbird wedding brings annual alumni reunion back to campus
In fall 1974, 10 Redbirds started a friendship that has lasted 42 years and counting. [...]
The Villages Alumni Network hosting social, Sept. 16
Greg '71 and Carole (Robert) '72 Mroczkowski invite all Village area Redbirds to their [...]
Recruiting Redbirds: Alumni experiences encourage enrollment
Wearing red on Fridays, encouraging campus visits and communicating what it means to be a [...]
Redbird Volleyball Hosts Home Opener Wednesday Night
The Illinois State volleyball team will host its first home match of the 2016 season when [...]
WZND Broadcasting Illinois State Home Volleyball Matches
Illinois State University's WZND 103.3-FM Radio will produce a live broadcast of every [...]
MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS KICK OFF COLLEGIATE SPORTS PARTNERSHIP
During the upcoming 2016-17 collegiate football and men's basketball seasons, [...]
Men’s Tennis Signs Two Newcomers for 2016-17 Season
Illinois State head men's tennis coach Mark Klysner announced the National Letter of [...]
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