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Local foods at Campus Dining

Illinois State's Local Foods Dinner introduces students to delectable dishes created from local ingredients. Watch video from this delicious annual tradition on STATEside.

Family Weekend photo recap

Illinois State's Family Weekend 2014 was a big hit, thanks to a Redbird football win and a performance by alum Craig Robinson. Check out your best photos on STATEside.

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Events Calendar


Classroom Journey: The Hidden Treasures in Pontiac, IL
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Word: Creating Fillable Forms
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 10:00am - 11:30am
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Xbox One Tour
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Outside by Schroeder Hall Plaza
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 10:30am - 2:30pm


Midterm (APA) Grade Submission Open
Mon, Sep 22, 2014, 7:00am - Sat, Oct 4, 2014, 10:00pm
Spring 2015 Course Information Available
Wed, Oct 1, 2014, 12:00am - 12:00am
4th Annual Homecoming Tailgate Tent
Sat, Oct 4, 2014, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Fine Arts

Spring Break New York Trip informational meeting
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Graduate Recital: Claudia Amaral, double bass
Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Festival of India
Sat, Sep 20, 2014, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Choral Showcase
Sun, Sep 21, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Xbox One Tour
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Outside by Schroeder Hall Plaza
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Giant City Climb and Hike (registration deadline)
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)

University News

Media Relations

State of the University address Sept. 18
President Larry Dietz will deliver the annual State of the University address at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Center for the Performing Arts. The address will also be streamed live.
Festival of India Sept. 20
The McLean County India Association (MCIA) and Illinois State University will bring the Festival of India to Normal from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on the University’s Quad. The event is free and open to the public.
Planetarium Celebrates 50 Years at Sept. 20 Event
The Illinois State University Planetarium will celebrate its golden anniversary during a free event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, under the Planetarium dome.
Palestinian-Israeli Writer Sayed Kashua to Speak Sept. 23, 24
Palestinian-Israeli novelist, journalist, essayist and television series creator and writer Sayed Kashua will present The Foreign Mother Tongue at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center.


The Big 3 for the ACT
The ACT. Who would have thought that three little letters could make such a difference in [...]
Video: President Dietz talks new job, rankings, Athletics
Redbird football fans got to know Illinois State President Larry Dietz during a video [...]
Craig Robinson headlines Family Weekend festivities
Craig Robinson was joined by The Nasty Delicious for his Family Weekend show at Braden [...]
Your best photos from Family Weekend 2014
Illinois State hosted its Family Weekend tradition on September 12-14. Among the many [...]

The Vidette

Senior Facts
With spring commencement right around the corner, Chris Roberts, the procedures and [...]
Things to keep in mind as you prepare to cross the stage
DETAILS: This upcoming commencement will allow spring 2014 graduates to be recognized at [...]
Top 5 ways to stay mentally sharp this summer
Over the summer the average college student is probably working, hanging out with friends [...]
Q&A with recent alumna: Abbey Hanson
As anxious seniors count down their final days at ISU, we all begin to wonder, what are [...]


Three College of Education alumni among finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year
Three College of Education alumni are among the 12 finalists for the 2015 Illinois [...]
MCN hosts annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
The Mennonite College of Nursing held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the [...]
College of Fine Arts alumni to be honored at Homecoming
The College of Fine Arts is thrilled to have several outstanding alumni returning for [...]
Craig Robinson headlines Family Weekend festivities
Craig Robinson was joined by The Nasty Delicious for his Family Weekend show at Braden [...]


Women’s Golf Moves Up Leaderboard on Final Day at Cardinal Cup
Senior Brianna Cooper led the Illinois State women's golf team at the Cardinal Cup, as [...]
Redbird Trio Earns National Recognition From CFPA
A trio of Illinois State football standouts earned College Football Performance Awards [...]
Hoopfest Set For Redbird Arena
Illinois State fans will have the opportunity to get a close glimpse of the 2014-15 [...]
Tejada, McArtor Named MVC Players of the Week
After a stellar weekend on the pitch, the awards and accolades are piling up for Illinois [...]
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