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Events Calendar

University

The Challenges and Rewards of Study Abroad
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
About.IllinoisState Websites
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stevenson Hall (STV)
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
SharePoint for Committees
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)

Academic

Fall 2015 Registration Open
Mon, May 18, 2015, 8:00am - Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 10:00pm
Summer 2015 Session Ends
Fri, Aug 7, 2015
Fall 2015 Registration Open
Mon, Aug 10, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 10:00pm
Summer 2015 Final Grades due by noon
Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 7:00am - 12:00pm

Fine Arts

MIO presents: Maurice Ravel's The Bewitched Child
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
MIO presents: Rossini's La cenerentola
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Daniel Schuetz, countertenor
Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
University Galleries
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Adriana Ransom, cello
Sun, Aug 30, 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall

Students

Wellness Massage
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
MIO presents: Maurice Ravel's The Bewitched Child
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Thomas Mulderink's Dissertation Defense
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
MIO presents: Rossini's La cenerentola
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)

University News

Media Relations

Illinois State University named great place to teach
Illinois State University has been named a "Great College to Work For," according to a new survey by one of the leading higher education publications in the country. Illinois State is the only public university in Illinois to be named to the list.
Vidal-Gadea discovers first receptor of Earth’s magnetic fields in animals
Illinois State University’s Andres Vidal-Gadea is leading the way to understanding the internal compass of animals by identifying the first sensor of the Earth’s magnetic field in the brain of a worm.
Schoon named among 30 most influential deans
Illinois State University’s head of the College of Education has been named one of the most influential education deans in the country.

STATESide

Another Broadway run for Illinois State theatre grad
Ian Barford certainly picked the right place to fall into acting. Flash-forward 30 years, [...]
ISU agriculture alum scores with Blackhawks corn maze
A family farm turned agritourism destination co-owned by Illinois State alum Ryan [...]
Video: Graduate program trains students to help kids with hearing loss
The population of children identified with hearing loss is getting younger and younger, a [...]
Video: Brazilian students spend summer at Horticulture Center
Illinois State’s latest crop of visiting students from Brazil are digging deep into the [...]

The Vidette

ESPN and MVC announce new broadcast agreement
The Missouri Valley Conference has reached a 10-year media rights extension with the [...]
Netflix original series captures viewers
If you have yet to set aside 13 hours to finish the newest season of “Orange Is The New [...]
Women’s basketball non-conference schedule announced for 2015-16
Looking forward to next season with five new players added to its roster, the Illinois [...]
Summer fashion trends to carry into the fall
HALTER TOPS Halter-tops were on everybody’s mind this summer. Every clothing brand on [...]

Alumni

Meet Robert Thurman, student leader in MCN and across campus
Meet Robert Thurman, a senior nursing student from Champaign. He is an academic senator [...]
Another Broadway run for Illinois State theatre grad
Ian Barford certainly picked the right place to fall into acting. Flash-forward 30 years, [...]
ISU agriculture alum scores with Blackhawks corn maze
A family farm turned agritourism destination co-owned by Illinois State alum Ryan [...]
Illinois State alumni and interns are Discovered
University Advancement again teamed with a Redbird to gather Illinois State alumni at a [...]

Athletics

ISU Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Sign 13 to NLI’s for 2015-16
 Illinois State Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Jeff Bovee announced the [...]
ISU Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country Sign 16 to NLI’s for 2015-16
Illinois State Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Jeff Bovee announced the signing [...]
Coprich, Roberson Named To CFPA Player of the Year Watch List
Illinois State seniors Marshaun Coprich and Tre Roberson combined to become one of the [...]
Redbirds Picked Second In Preseason MVFC Poll
Coming off a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title and an appearance in [...]
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