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Illinois State’s high-tech Nursing Simulation Lab exposes students to the actual equipment and scenarios they’ll face in the real world. Learn more about our Mennonite College of Nursing.

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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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IL Education Association Summer Leadership Academy
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 12:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Inspire Your Students through Active Learning
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
OneNote: Mobile and Collaboration
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Midwest Institute of Opera presents: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Fall 2016 Registration open May 16th
Mon, May 16, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Summer 2016 Final Grades due by Aug 9th at noon
Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Summer 2016 Grades available after 2pm Aug 11th
Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 12:00am - 11:55pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Twelfth Night
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Rodeo, by Philip Dawkins
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ewing Cultural Center
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midwest Institute of Opera presents: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Department of Chemistry End-of-Summer Poster Session
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Julian Hall (JH)
Twelfth Night
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Rodeo, by Philip Dawkins
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ewing Cultural Center
Jiuyang Bai's Thesis Defense
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)

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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.
Illinois State once again named Great College to Work For
For the second year in a row Illinois State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival to feature Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Peter and the Starcatcher
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 season opens July 8 with three well-known plays: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Peter and the Starcatcher.
Concerts on the Quad performances Mondays in July
From contemporary jazz to a sing-along with favorites from operatic and Broadway stages, Concerts on the Quad brings music to Illinois State University's tree-lined grounds.
Gotta catch ’em all: Pokemon Go takes over Illinois State
With 62 Pokestops and seven gyms within a half-mile of the Quad, you’ll be sure to [...]
Nursing students take on next kids’ health challenge through America’s Promise
America's Promise has brought Illinois State University nursing students to local schools [...]
Video: Scholarship helps international business majors travel the world
A scholarship at Illinois State University's College of Business puts the world within [...]
New event connects ISU transfer students with academic, career resources
Illinois State University demonstrated again why it has become the number one destination [...]
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 [...]
Create own Redbird mug at Pottery in the Making, August 31
A talented Illinois State School of Art student will share his craft with alumni during [...]
Central Illinois Young Alumni Network Pub II happy hour, August 4
Enjoy Pub II cheese balls during a beautiful summer night with other young alumni.
Illinois State faculty, staff can get involved with Homecoming 2016
Homecoming 2016 is fast approaching, and Illinois State University faculty and staff have [...]
A baseball watch party for Northern California Redbirds, August 13
Join area Redbirds on August 13 to watch the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals game at [...]
Women’s Basketball Courtsiders Club to Hold Golf Scramble August 22 at El Paso Golf Club
The Illinois State women's basketball Courtsiders Club – a group of dedicated [...]
Redbird Tennis Programs Earn ITA All-Academic Team Awards
The Illinois State women's and men's tennis programs both earned the 2015-16 [...]
Redbird Football Single Game Tickets on Sale July 26
Excitement surrounding the Illinois State football program is at an all-time high, and [...]
Women’s Golf Finishes Second in WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award
The Illinois State women's golf team compiled the second-highest grade-point average in [...]
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