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Introducing Redbird Plaza

Ten years in the making, Redbird Plaza between DeGarmo and Fell halls will provide a new gathering space on campus. See our recap and photos from this month's dedication event.

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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.

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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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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

  • University
  • Academic
  • Fine Arts
  • Students
AA Meeting
Sun, May 28, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Summer Institute: ReggieNet Assignments
Tue, May 30, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Dissertation Defense for: Dilini Ralalage; BSC
Tue, May 30, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Science Laboratory Building
Alumni gathering in New York City
Mon, Jun 5, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bourbon Street Bar and Grille
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
AA Meeting
Sun, May 28, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Wellness Massage
Tue, May 30, 2017, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Tue, May 30, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Wellness Massage
Wed, May 31, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall

University News

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Visit the online news hub to find out what is happening around the Illinois State University campus.
State Farm commits $3 million to Illinois State University cybersecurity program
The gift establishes an endowed chair position that will provide leadership for the newly-created major in cybersecurity in the School of Information Technology, as well as funding for program enhancements and renovation of existing space to strengthen the learning environment for students.
Planetarium to present summer show Sunstruck! starting May 24
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the full-dome summer show Sunstruck! from May 24 through July 21.
Private papers of Henry ‘Buddy’ Ringling North donated to Milner Library
Though Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will soon perform for the last time, the Ringling legacy will live on.
University Galleries to offer three summer exhibitions, opening June 2
Join the University Galleries on Friday, June 2, from 5–7 p.m., for the opening [...]
Students unveil report on Bloomington-Normal intolerance, progress
Seven teams of students from the University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology [...]
Research and Honors, May 23, 2017
Faculty and staff honors, publications, and presentations.
National Institutes of Health proposal submission deadlines
The next round of proposal submission deadlines for the National Institutes of Health [...]
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 [...]
Ride the waves at Raging Waves waterpark, July 8
Our annual alumni summer event is one to add to your 2017 must-dos.
Lunch ‘n learn at young alumni negotiating program
Enjoy lunch at Biaggi's while learning ways to build negotiating skills on June 28.
Community movie night set for June 2
As a thank you to loyal fans and supporters, Illinois State Athletics will host a FREE [...]
Deadline approaches for alumni awards nomination
The Alumni Association honors individuals during Founders Day celebrations.
Redbirds’ MVC Tournament Run Ends in 10-6 Title Game Loss to Dallas Baptist
The Illinois State baseball team's improbable run through the Missouri Valley Conference [...]
Redbirds Advance to MVC Tournament Title Game With 7-2 Win Over Missouri State
A five-run first inning gave the Illinois State baseball team all the offense it needed [...]
Former Redbird DeJong Earns MLB Promotion
Former Illinois State baseball player Paul DeJong will soon be making his Major League [...]
Wallace Still at 1-Over after 36 Holes at NCAA Championship
Illinois State men's golf standout Trent Wallace shot an even-par 72 (38-34) in [...]
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