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A number of honors

This Redbird senior has studied five languages, and doesn’t plan to stop. Find out her plans for the future! You might just be inspired by this remarkable student.

Rise to the Challenge

September 16 was the official announcement of Illinois State's capital campaign, Redbirds Rising. Read more about the campaign kick-off and how you can help at

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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.

Top 100 Public University

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.

Events Calendar

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Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Schroeder Plaza
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Schroeder Plaza
Civil Service Council Meeting
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Spring course information available
Mon, Oct 2, 2017
Alumni Center
Spring registration time assignments available
Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Alumni Center
Midterm (APA) grades due
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
Illinois State University Wind Symphony performance
Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Senior Recital: Lauren Bobarsky, percussion
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Centennial East
Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra concert
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Bill Koehler, string bass and guests
Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Schroeder Plaza
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Schroeder Plaza
Fall Internship Fair
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bone Student Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Tuesday Yoga
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bone Student Center

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Illinois State named one of the best public universities in the nation
U.S. News & World Report declared Illinois State University as one of the best public universities in the nation in the annual higher education rankings, placing 83rd in the country for public universities.
Nana Dijo showing with performance by Bocafloja, September 20
Mexico City hip-hop legend Bocafloja will perform spoken word poetry at a showing of his documentary Nana Dijo: Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, at the Normal Theater.
New strategic plan draft ready, open forums announced
Two public forums in October and an online survey will provide opportunities for a broad constituency to provide feedback on the University’s new strategic plan draft.
Uncovering battles within Nazi intelligence organizations
Katrin Paehler’s new book, The Third Reich’s Intelligence Service: The Career of [...]
Research and Honors, September 19, 2017
Honors, publications, and presentations from Illinois State faculty and staff.
Nolte Scholar in Health Education to speak on health and aging
Robin Mockenhaupt is the Nolte Scholar in Health Education and will present “Making the [...]
No forgetting: Poet and performer dissolves trouble in sea of words
The power and musicality of Duriel E. Harris’ poetry can strike an audience dumb. The [...]
Life Chain to hold silent anti-abortion protest
The pro-life social movement organization Life Chain will hold a silent protest against [...]
Columbia University lecturer to speak on water sanitation
Lecturer at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University Inga [...]
New York Times reporter Carl Hulse returns to ISU for Constitution Day
Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times Carl Hulse discussed working in the [...]
ISU study abroad program sees record participation
During the 2016-2017 school year Illinois State University saw a record participation in [...]
Chicago Suburban Alumni Network watch party, October 14
Join the network to #BackTheBirds when Illinois State takes on Southern Illinois.
Chicago Suburban Alumni Network apple orchard day
What better way to celebrate fall than with apple picking, cider and Redbirds on October [...]
Arizona alumni tailgate planned for October 7 game
Get ready to #BackTheBirds when Redbird football takes on Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.
Nominations sought for 2017 Homecoming student royalty
Know someone who is a proud Redbird student and positive impact on campus? Nominate them [...]
Men's Golf in Ninth Place after 36 Holes at Ram Masters Invitational
Sophomore David Perkins started strong for Illinois State men's golf team over Monday's [...]
Smith Earns Defensive Player of the Week
Sophomore goalkeeper Haley Smith earned MVC Defensive Player of the Week for the second [...]
Redbird Volleyball “Pack the Arena” Match Set for Oct. 7
Illinois State will offer free admission to all fans when it hosts Missouri Valley [...]
Redbirds Defeat Redhawks 1-0 before Conference Play Begins
The Illinois State women's soccer team (3-4-2) defeated the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks (0-7-0) [...]
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