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The Sales Education Foundation again ranked Illinois State's Professional Sales program among the top 125 programs in the world in 2016. Learn more about about the College of Business.

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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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Events Calendar

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Spring 2017 Classes Begin Jan 17th
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
211 N. University Street
Academy of Seniors- Understanding Phone Apps, Online Security
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 9:30am - 11:30am
Alumni Center
Weight Watchers at Work
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Audition Day – Music Students
Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
String Project Honors Recital
Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Centennial East
Guest Artist Recital: Jason Calloway, cellist
Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Centennial East
Band Concerto Competition
Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial East
Spring 2017 Classes Begin Jan 17th
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
211 N. University Street
Wellness Massage
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center

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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.
Jane Lynch to receive honorary degree at Founders Day
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch ’82 will receive an honorary doctoral degree during the Founders Day Convocation on February 16.
Milner receives grant to save circus history
The largest grant in the history of Milner Library at Illinois State University will ensure a wealth of circus history will be preserved.
Electro-acoustic music events at Planetarium, January 20 and 21
Musicians Allen Shu-cheng Wu, Barry R. Morse, and Jason Finkelman will be featured during a weekend of live, experimental, electro-acoustic music at the Illinois State University Planetarium.
Research and Honors, January 17, 2017
Publications, presentations, and honors of Illinois State's faculty and staff.
Talk to analyze Trump’s inaugural speech
Researcher Vanessa Beasley will give an analysis and talk on Donald Trump's inaugural [...]
MFA Biennial opens at University Galleries on January 14
The MFA Biennial, which presents the work of seventeen students currently enrolled in the [...]
Milner receives $268,000 grant to save circus history
The largest grant in the history of Milner Library at Illinois State University will [...]
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 [...]
A NEW alumni service, online book club available
Be a part of this free book club to enhance professional skills, leadership abilities, [...]
Get ins and outs of Chicago home buying at alumni event
Purchasing first home or looking for a new one? Attend free session on February 21.
Affinity groups can help recruit next Redbird class
Join the Black Colleagues Association and Latin@ Alumni Network to share #RedbirdProud [...]
More alumni discounts for select Chicago Bulls January/February games
Illinois State alumni have more chances to get discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.
McIntosh Named MVC Player of the Week
Illinois State men's basketball junior forward MiKyle McIntosh is the Missouri Valley [...]
Women's Basketball Falls to First-Place Drake in "We Back Pat" Game
The Illinois State women's basketball team was defeated by first-place Drake, 87-36, in [...]
Women’s Basketball Hosts First-Place Drake in Annual “We Back Pat” Game Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Illinois State women's basketball team (4-11, 1-3 MVC) welcomes first-place Drake (12 [...]
Redbirds Top Wichita State to Win Battle of MVC Unbeatens
Illinois State improved to 6-0 – in sole possession of first place in the Missouri [...]
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