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2016 Student Annual
Thu, Apr 14, 2016, 2:00pm - Sun, May 8, 2016, 2:00pm
University Galleries
ISU ROTC 35th Anniversary Celebration
Thu, May 5, 2016, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hancock Stadium Club
Army ROTC 35 Year Anniversary
Thu, May 5, 2016, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hancock Stadium
AA Meeting
Thu, May 5, 2016, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Summer 2016 registration open
Mon, Feb 15, 2016, 12:00pm - Mon, May 9, 2016, 12:00pm
Spring 2016 Finals Week
Sat, Apr 30, 2016, 12:00am - Fri, May 6, 2016, 12:00am
Spring semester ends
Fri, May 6, 2016
Moulton Hall (MLT)
2016 Student Annual
Thu, Apr 14, 2016, 2:00pm - Sun, May 8, 2016, 2:00pm
University Galleries
Spring Commencement for College of Fine Arts
Sat, May 7, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Braden Auditorium (BRA)
Twelfth Night
Tue, Jul 5, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Peter and the Starcatcher
Wed, Jul 6, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
2016 Student Annual
Thu, Apr 14, 2016, 2:00pm - Sun, May 8, 2016, 2:00pm
University Galleries
Army ROTC 35 Year Anniversary
Thu, May 5, 2016, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hancock Stadium
AA Meeting
Thu, May 5, 2016, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Spring semester ends
Fri, May 6, 2016
Moulton Hall (MLT)

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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.
Commencement set for May 6, 7
Illinois State University’s 157th spring commencement will take place on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, with each college holding a ceremony.
Umoja: A Celebration of Black Graduates, May 5
The annual pre-commencement Umoja: Celebration of Black Graduates will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5.
Board of Trustees to meet May 6
The Illinois State University Board of Trustees will hold its next quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room.
College of Business named one of best in country by Bloomberg Businessweek
The College of Business at Illinois State University is ranked 75th nationally in the 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate Business Schools rankings, up 20 points from their previous ranking in 2014.
20 awesome graduation traditions at Illinois State
All across campus, Illinois State University's many departments, schools, and colleges [...]
Father helps student veteran find passion for criminal justice
Cassandra Dodge will earn her master's degree from Illinois State on May 7. So much in [...]
Finals week at ISU: Top tweets, photos, and posts
Illinois State University students are taking their final exams this week, the last stop [...]
A for effort: How ISU records 92,000 grades after finals
At Illinois State University, recording grades for nearly 20,000 students is a lot easier [...]
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 [...]
Washington, D.C., alumni invited to Redbird Reception, June 8
Reconnect with Illinois State University and meet President Larry Dietz along with D.C. [...]
2016 Illinois State night at the Normal CornBelters, June 30
All Illinois State fans are invited to a pregame cookout and CornBelters game for the [...]
Baltimore alumni invited to special Redbird Reception, May 25
Illinois State is coming to the Baltimore area to share in Redbird pride with alumni.
Calling all Redbirds in the Big Apple
Join NYC alumni, President Larry Dietz, and many familiar faces from the College of Fine [...]
Redbirds Host MVC Foe Bradley in Weekend Series
The Illinois State baseball team will attempt to win its second weekend series in a row [...]
UTEP Transfer Romine Inks with ISU Men’s Basketball Program
UTEP transfer Christian Romine, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward/center has signed with the [...]
Trent Wallace Headed to Wisconsin to Start the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship
Illinois State men's golf standout Trent Wallace is headed to Kohler, Wisconsin, one of [...]
ISU Looks To Clinch MVC Tournament Spot at UNI
he final spots in the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament are up for grabs heading [...]
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