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Events Calendar

University

Apply to Study Abroad Scholarships 1/12 - 2/1
Mon, Jan 12, 2015, 9:00am - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:55pm
Call for Proposals: The Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Early Registration Deadline: Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conferenc
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 3:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 9:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)

Academic

Leadership
Wed, Feb 4, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
State Farm Hall of Business (SFHB)
Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last Day to Drop Pass/Fail option from First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Band Concerto Aria Competition
Mon, Feb 2, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
School of Art Research Colloquium presentation by Tyler Lotz
Tue, Feb 3, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Galleries
New Sounds Uptown concert by Hallucinato
Thu, Feb 5, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
University Galleries
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty Jazz Recital
Thu, Feb 5, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall

Students

Apply to Study Abroad Scholarships 1/12 - 2/1
Mon, Jan 12, 2015, 9:00am - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:55pm
Call for Proposals: The Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sun, Feb 1, 2015, 11:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Early Registration Deadline: Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conferenc
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 3:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference
Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:00pm - Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 9:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)

University News

Media Relations

Cultural Dinner date changed to Feb. 3
The Black History Month Cultural Dinner date has been changed to Tuesday, Feb. 3. All tickets purchased will be accepted on the new date.
The chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina
In honor of Black History Month, Cedric Johnson will look at the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina with his talk titled The City that Care Forgot: New Orleans and the Future of American Urbanism at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Antiques, vintage show Jan. 30 to Feb. 1
Illinois State’s Top of Class Antiques and Vintage Show is scheduled for Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1.

STATESide

Bus the Birds: Getting around town without a car
Are you one of the many students who will not have a car here at Illinois State [...]
ISU’s Emergency Operations Center creates intelligence hub
The new Emergency Operations Center allows communication between Illinois State [...]
Why ISU’s reaccreditation matters to alumni and students
For students and alumni, accreditation may sound a bit dry. Yet there are many reasons [...]
Gates Scholar from Chicago finds the right fit at Illinois State
Dyrell Ashley is a poet, a scholar, a Sunday school teacher, a tutor, and a future [...]

The Vidette

‘Hoovey’ to premiere in Uptown Theater
Uptown Normal Theater will show “Hoovey,” the cinematic portrayal of a Bloomington [...]
Rauner among top campaign donors in 2014
A study by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) revealed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign [...]
SGA returns for spring semester
Illinois State University’s Student Government Association met for the first time this [...]
RIP Ben Allison: understanding life and freedom
As citizens of this great country, we are all granted the freedom of choice. Moreover are [...]

Alumni

ISU alum receives duPont Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
School of Communication alum Jeff Blackburn ’05 was among the winners of the 2015 [...]
Q&A with big LGBT conference’s student leader
Senior social work major Robert Alberts is leading 20 of his peers in planning and [...]
Play 4Kay Pink Reception, February 8
Join the Mennonite College of Nursing and Redbird Athletics on Sunday, February 8, for [...]
Assistant Professor O. Ed Reitz awarded Nurse Educator Fellowship
Ed Reitz of the Mennonite College of Nursing has been awarded an Illinois Board of Higher [...]

Athletics

Redbirds’ Split Squads Head to Indiana, Illinois Wesleyan
The Illinois State men's and women's track and field teams will split squads this week, [...]
Redbirds Close Out First Half of MVC Season with Bradley, Loyola
The Illinois State women's basketball team returns home to Redbird Arena to close out the [...]
Women’s Tennis Heads to IPFW
The Illinois State women's tennis team is traveling to Fort Wayne, Indiana, to battle [...]
Play4Kay Treadmills Return to Raise Money for Cancer Research
The fifth-annual women's basketball Play4Kay cancer awareness game returns to Redbird [...]
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