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Why should you study abroad? Our Roaming Redbirds learn about new places and new cultures—and about themselves. Watch our Study Abroad alumni share their experiences.

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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. 78 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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2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Transfer Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Current ISU Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
Audition Day - Music Students
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Cook Hall (CH)
Climate Change Science Workshop for College Students
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Science Laboratory Building (SLB)
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Transfer Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Current ISU Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
Midterm (APA) Grade Submission Open Sep 26
Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 7:00am - Sat, Oct 8, 2016, 10:00pm
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Symphony Orchestra
Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Area Voice Recital
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Brian Kubin, cello and Michael Bunchman, piano
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Waiora
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Current ISU Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
Kindred: ISU Printmaking Alumni Exhibition Reception
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Body Project Peer Facilitator Training Day 2
Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Family Swim
Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)

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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 moves up in U.S. News ranking
Illinois State University moved up in the ranking for best national public university in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Study connects teacher preparation with staying in the field
Statistics have shown that nearly 50 percent of teachers leave the teaching field within the first three to five years, making teacher attrition a subject for which researchers want to find answers.
MCN graduates exceed national nurse practitioner exam pass rate
The 24 graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program in the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national family nurse practitioner certification examination for 2016.
Maximizing crop yield, minimizing nutrient loss
Maria Boerngen is playing her part to help farmers maximize crop yields in the Midwest, [...]
Download latest issue of Redbird Scholar
For those readers who would like to view the print version of the Redbird Scholar on an [...]
Powerful pen: Lauded faculty poet redefines, advances old genre
He’s also a full professor in the creative writing program of Illinois State’s [...]
After Hillary: If America elects its first female president, what changes?
Hillary Clinton’s election would be loaded with significance, but one thing it [...]
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 [...]
#ChicagoRedbirds hosting watch party, October 1
The Redbirds take on North Dakota State on October 1, and Chicago alumni can cheer for [...]
Affinity groups plan for Homecoming
Several of Illinois State’s affinity alumni groups will be a part of Homecoming this [...]
Catch the action at Hoopfest on October 7
Watch the 2016-17 Redbird men's and women's basketball teams, enjoy activities, get free [...]
Spooktacular alumni discount at Six Flags Fright Fest 2016
Special alumni discounts are available at for Fright Fest 2016 at Six Flags St. Louis and [...]
Late Redbird Comeback Falls Short, Fall To Sycamores 34-31
Seventeen fourth-quarter points were not enough to push the No. 9 ranked Illinois State [...]
Redbirds Win First Conference Match Over Indiana State
The Illinois State soccer team dominated Indiana State, 4-0, Friday night at Adelaide [...]
Two Redbirds Go Undefeated on Day One of Bradley Invitational
Marcia Tere-Apisah and Jelena Karla Vujicic both went undefeated as the Illinois State [...]
Two Redbirds Go Undefeated On Day One Of WMU Vredevelt Invitational
Christoffer Greve and Urh Krajnc Domiter went undefeated in both rounds of singles [...]
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