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Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 79 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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There's always something to see and do at Illinois State, from athletics events, concerts and performances, to guest speakers and cultural fairs. See what's happening today!

Events Calendar

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IL Education Association Summer Leadership Academy
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 12:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
ReggieNet Content Organization
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Weight Watchers at Work
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
ReggieNet Communication
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Fall 2016 Registration open May 16th
Mon, May 16, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Ryan Melson's Thesis Defense
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)
Derek Ronnfeldt's Thesis Defense
Tue, Aug 2, 2016, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)
Twelfth Night
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Rodeo, by Philip Dawkins
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ewing Cultural Center
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midwest Institute of Opera presents: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Department of Chemistry End-of-Summer Poster Session
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Julian Hall (JH)
Twelfth Night
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Rodeo, by Philip Dawkins
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ewing Cultural Center
Ryan Melson's Thesis Defense
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)

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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.
Illinois State once again named Great College to Work For
For the second year in a row Illinois State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ciani contributes to new national monument for women’s history
Illinois State University’s Associate Professor of History Kyle Ciani was part of the team that worked to make the Sewall-Belmont House a national monument.
Wind energy to add billions to Illinois economy
Illinois State University’s Center for Renewable Energy has released a study on the economic impact of the wind energy industry in Illinois.
Gotta catch ’em all: Pokemon Go takes over Illinois State
With 62 Pokestops and seven gyms within a half-mile of the Quad, you’ll be sure to [...]
Nursing students take on next kids’ health challenge through America’s Promise
America's Promise has brought Illinois State University nursing students to local schools [...]
Video: Scholarship helps international business majors travel the world
A scholarship at Illinois State University's College of Business puts the world within [...]
New event connects ISU transfer students with academic, career resources
Illinois State University demonstrated again why it has become the number one destination [...]
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 [...]
Indianapolis alumni invited to Sunday fun at Buck Creek Winery, August 28
Redbirds and families can enjoy a picnic, the beautiful view, and samples of wine on [...]
Create own Redbird mug at Pottery in the Making, August 31
A talented Illinois State School of Art student will share his craft with alumni during [...]
Central Illinois Young Alumni Network Pub II happy hour, August 4
Enjoy Pub II cheese balls during a beautiful summer night with other young alumni.
Illinois State faculty, staff can get involved with Homecoming 2016
Homecoming 2016 is fast approaching, and Illinois State University faculty and staff have [...]
Gymnasts Recognized For Scholastic Achievement
he Illinois State gymnastics team ranked No. 18 in the country for overall team grade [...]
Three Redbirds Claim Top-21 Finishes at the 86th Illinois State Amateur Championship
The Illinois State men's golf team was well represented at last week's 86th Illinois [...]
McCloud Named to NABC Honors Court
Former Illinois State men's basketball student-athlete Justin McCloud has been named to [...]
Women’s Basketball Courtsiders Club to Hold Golf Scramble August 22 at El Paso Golf Club
The Illinois State women's basketball Courtsiders Club – a group of dedicated [...]
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