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ShakesFEAR at Ewing

Join the villains, witches, and ghosts of Shakespeare's most foul imagination for a haunted tour of the grounds and theatre at Illinois State’s Ewing Cultural Center. Get a sneak peek.

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Events Calendar

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Krispy Kreme Donuts
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 8:00am - 10:00am
Introduction to ReggieNet Part 2
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Hannah Jones Heinzel’s Thesis Defense
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 9:00am - 11:00am
Fell Hall
Wellness Massage
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fell Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Fell Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fell Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Wed, Nov 2, 2016, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fell Hall
Artist talk by Bethany Collins
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Galleries
Two Short Plays: The Coffee Bar and The Walls
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty Brass Quintet
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Film Screening: Eva Hesse, a film by Marcie Begleiter
Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Schroeder Hall
Krispy Kreme Donuts
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 8:00am - 10:00am
Hannah Jones Heinzel’s Thesis Defense
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 9:00am - 11:00am
Fell Hall
Wellness Massage
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Casey Zobell’s Thesis Defense
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Degarmo Hall

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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.
Tearing down art history walls amid the ruins
Two Illinois State University faculty members are working to make studying art history and history more seamless for students.
Orange is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero featured Cultural Dinner speaker
Actress Diane Guerrero will be the featured speaker for the Latino Cultural Dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.
Board of Trustees to meet October 28
The Illinois State University Board of Trustees will hold its next quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, October 28, in the Bone Student Center Prairie Room.
Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy opens at University Galleries, Oct. 25
The works in the exhibition demonstrate the political and creative progress of feminism, [...]
Ali Riaz presents on book on Bangladesh at UC-Berkeley
Professor Ali Riaz spoke at the University of California-Berkeley about his recently [...]
ISU Theatre and Dance presents The Amish Project, November 4
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance will present one performance [...]
Into the postmodern woods: McLaughlin book explores Sondheim
Robert McLaughlin links musical theatre to postmodernists in his new book, "Stephen [...]
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 [...]
Alumni night at It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play
Illinois State alumni can take in a favorite holiday classic and special alumni reception [...]
Sunday Funday for Redbird families, December 4
Bring the whole family to this Sunday event to bowl, shoot pool, eat, and meet Reggie [...]
Young alumni invited to The Taste, a savory experience
Mingle with Redbirds while enjoying samples of wines, craft beers, and appetizing foods [...]
Alumni Association and affinity group scholarships available
The Illinois State Alumni Association, Black Colleagues Association, and Latin@ Alumni [...]
Michalek Earns Second MVC Weekly Honor
Illinois State's Ariel Michalek has been named Missouri Valley Conference Female Cross [...]
Stankoskey Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week
Illinois State's Sara Stankoskey has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women's [...]
Redbirds Land Two on Preseason Team; Tabbed Second
Illinois State senior guard Paris Lee and junior forward MiKyle McIntosh are both 2016-17 [...]
Luchtenburg Leads Women’s Golf in Palmetto Intercollegiate Final Round
Junior Abby Luchtenburg shot a 4-over-par 76 to lead the Illinois State women's golf team [...]
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