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Events Calendar


Going Global with Your Course
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 9:00am - 11:30am
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Excel: Level 1
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Thesis Defense for: Sean Mullins; TCH
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 9:00am - 11:00am
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
Lynda Kasky-Hernandez's Dissertation Defense
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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
Summer 2015 Session Ends
Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Fine Arts

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
MIO presents: The Bewitched Child
Mon, Jul 27, 2015, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Lynda Kasky-Hernandez's Dissertation Defense
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 10:00am - 12:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
Jennifer Brown's Thesis Defense
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 10:00am - 12:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
Wellness Massage
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jul 1, 2015, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)

University News

Media Relations

Budget update from President Dietz
President Larry Dietz provides a budget update as the University moves into Fiscal Year 2016, which begins Wednesday, July 1.
Concerts on the Quad begin June 29
The annual Concerts on the Quad series returns on Mondays this summer with performances ranging from ballads to Broadway and klezmer to calypso.
New Fell collection gives insights to Civil War
The Milner Library Special Collections and Rare Books Room has acquired Civil War documents written by Jesse Fell.
Warhol Foundation grant supports artists, exhibitions
A grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts will fund three major exhibitions at University Galleries through the fall of 2016.
Illinois State chosen to help boost women in economics
Illinois State University has been chosen to take part in a national initiative, administered by the National Bureau of Economic Research, to boost the number of women in economics majors across the country.


15-year-old student racks up straight A’s at Illinois State
Now 15, Annabelle Shaffer has taken six classes and is planning to return for more in the [...]
High school students research robots, cures at ISU summer academy
Forty-seven high school students have been getting a taste of the college life this week [...]
Best ISU time-lapse videos from the 2014–2015 school year
From construction to campus events to the changing seasons, time-lapse videos are a great [...]
How to enjoy Bloomington-Normal in the summer
Whether you’re from the Chicago suburbs, downstate, or from the Normal area like me, [...]

The Vidette

U.S Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage, ISU shares PRIDE
A long fought battle for equality ended Friday when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that it [...]
Kramos named Greek National Team head coach
Kyle Jones-Jenkins Sports Reporter Entering her 16th year at Illinois State University, [...]
More Redbirds pursuing professional aspirations
Three former Illinois State baseball players are currently pursuing their dreams of [...]
How the Warriors out-fought the Cavs
Jordan Klein Sports Reporter The Golden State Warriors are finally champions of the [...]


Illinois State chosen to help boost women in economics
Illinois State University has been chosen to take part in a national initiative from [...]
Seeking nominations for 2015 Homecoming royalty
As alumni prepare for Homecoming 2015, now is the time to begin submitting nominations [...]
Open houses for Bachelor of Science in nursing program, July 10 and 17
Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) invites prospective undergraduate students who are [...]
Students, alumni get career help from the Career Center
Illinois State students and alumni can get help with their job search and career plans [...]


Redbirds in the Pros: Praught Competes at Jamaican Nationals
Illinois State track and field alum Aisha Praught finished in first place at the Jamaica [...]
Marshall Joins Women’s Basketball Staff
Illinois State head women's basketball coach Barb Smith named Brittney Marshall the [...]
Summer Baseball Update: Beesley Runs Wild at Willmar
Illinois State baseball rising senior Sean Beesley is off and running in his second [...]
Redbird Football Honored By FCS ADA For Best APR In MVFC
The Illinois State football program, led by head coach Brock Spack, was recognized by The [...]
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