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Events Calendar


Senior Recital: Miranda DeBretto, flute
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Family Swim
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Redbirds vs. Loyola
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Marian Kneer Softball Stadium
Club Baseball vs. Ball State
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Advanced Registration Open-Summer 2015
Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 10:00pm
Advance Registration-Fall 2015 ends
Fri, May 1, 2015, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to complete 3 finals on same day paperwork
Fri, May 1, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Last day of Spring 2015 classes
Sat, May 2, 2015
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Graduate Recital: Derek Corcoran, piano
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
GOLD SERIES: Wind Symphony Concert
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Graduate Recital: Pei Chi Huang, cello
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Actors Showcase and Design Exhibit
Mon, May 4, 2015, 5:30pm - 9:30pm


Graduate Recital: Derek Corcoran, piano
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
APAC Cultural Dinner
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
GOLD SERIES: Wind Symphony Concert
Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)

University News

Media Relations

African diaspora journal Obsidian arrives at Illinois State
The journal dedicated to African literature, poetry, arts and scholarship, has moved to Illinois State under the guidance of Associate Professor of English Duriel Estelle Harris.
Secretary of State mobile office on campus April 30
Students, faculty and staff will be able to renew their Illinois driver's licenses and purchase vehicle license plate stickers without leaving campus on Thursday, April 30.
Derby Days at the Manor May 2
In honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby, the Ewing Cultural Center will host Derby Days at the Manor from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2.
Town/Gown golf outing June 18
The 2015 annual Town/Gown Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, June 18, at Weibring Golf Club, Illinois State University.


Reggie’s Declassified App Survival Guide
There are plenty of apps out there that can make your life easier. Here’s a list of [...]
9 things every new Illinois State grad should know
Before you leave campus, the Alumni Association wants to leave you with some quick tips [...]
ISU’s Ewing Cultural Center offers internship like no other
Interns expect to work in a cramped cubicle. So Amanda Elston felt pretty good when she [...]
Why I decided to be a Redbird
"The experiences I have had at Illinois State are some that I know I could not have found [...]

The Vidette

Earth Day offers Sustainability Night
Illinois State University kicked off the fourth annual Sustainability Night last night on [...]
Relay for a cure
Students, community supporters and survivors will gather on the quad to promote awareness [...]
Actress talks social change
Actress Tessa Thompson visited Illinois State University Tuesday following a showing of [...]
Bird on the Street: BloNo Food Spots
Students at Illinois State University tell us what some of their favorite food spots are [...]


Breastfeeding expert to give McDowell Stafford Lectures, April 30
Diane L. Spatz, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN, will be the keynote speaker for the McDowell Stafford [...]
Letter From ISU Director of Athletics Larry Lyons
To our fans, donors, corporate partners, alumni, the Illinois State University campus [...]
Admissions calling on Redbirds to share ‘Why Illinois State’
On Thursday, April 16, the Illinois State University Office of Admissions is launching a [...]
ISU launches innovative program to bridge communication gap in health care
Several studies have shown that poor communication among health care workers has hurt [...]


Late Field Goal Lifts Red Team To Win In Spring Showcase
A 31-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter by Sean Slattery lifted the Red Team to [...]
Late Rally Gives Redbirds Doubleheader Sweep over Loyola
After being on the losing end of three walk off endings this season, the Illinois State [...]
Redbirds Top No. 15 Missouri State, 4-1
The Illinois State baseball team scored its first victory over a nationally-ranked [...]
ISU Concludes Drake Relays with Sprint Medley, Steeplechase
The Illinois State track and field team wrapped up competition at the Drake Relays Sunday [...]
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