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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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Events Calendar

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Junior Recital: Jack Gordon, horn
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Centennial East
Graduate Recital: Jenny Pearl Tan, piano
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Centennial East
Senior Recital: Megan Arntzen, soprano
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Centennial East
AA Meeting
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork
Fri, May 5, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Alumni Center
Fall advance registration ends
Fri, May 5, 2017, 10:00pm - 10:00pm
Online
Last day of classes
Sat, May 6, 2017
Moulton Hall
Spring semester ends
Fri, May 12, 2017
Moulton Hall
Junior Recital: Jack Gordon, horn
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Centennial East
Graduate Recital: Jenny Pearl Tan, piano
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Centennial East
Senior Recital: Megan Arntzen, soprano
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Centennial East
Senior Recital: Sean Whelan, bass (voice)
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Centennial East
Junior Recital: Jack Gordon, horn
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Centennial East
Graduate Recital: Jenny Pearl Tan, piano
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Centennial East
Senior Recital: Megan Arntzen, soprano
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Centennial East
AA Meeting
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center

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Professor receives prestigious Mellon Fellowship
Illinois State University’s Professor of History Amy Wood received a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship that will support her study of the nation’s evolving attitudes toward criminals.
Training students to be active co-teachers
Two faculty members in Illinois State University's College of Education are integrating the ideas of co-teaching into training for middle school teacher candidates.
Global climate change expert to give Rilett Lecture, April 27
One of the world’s leading authorities on global climate change, John Smol, will present “On Thin Ice: Long-term changes in polar ecosystems linked to recent warming" for this year's Rilett Lecture.
Professor receives prestigious Mellon Fellowship
Illinois State University’s Professor of History Amy Wood received a prestigious Andrew [...]
National Institutes of Health proposal submission deadlines
The next round of proposal submission deadlines for the National Institutes of Health [...]
Illinois Shakespeare Festival to celebrate 40th anniversary
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) with the [...]
Sights and sounds from Illinois State University’s Research Symposium
Check out photos, video, and interviews from Illinois State University's annual Research [...]
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 [...]
Chicago Cubs and White Sox alumni events planned
Alumni can head to the ball park on June 20 for the Chicago Cubs and July 18 for the [...]
Alumni events fund art student’s scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School
Three alumni events helped award a senior art major the chance to study at the Pilchuck [...]
COB accepting Early Career Achievement Award nominations
The College of Business is now accepting nominations for the Early Career Achievement [...]
Alumni gathering in New York City, June 5
The Illinois State University Alumni Association and the College of Fine Arts invite New [...]
Redbird Track and Field Wrap Up Weekend Competition
Illinois State track and field teams were able to capture personal-best performances and [...]
Redbird Baseball Earns First Valley Win at Bradley, 9-4
A quick start, a big seventh inning and Redbird pitchers' ability to escape jams late in [...]
Redbirds Defeat Missouri State, Win 10-Straight in MVC Play
Outhitting the Bears 22-14, Illinois State topped Missouri State, twice in Saturday's [...]
Smith’s Touchdown Gives Red Team The Win In Spring Showcase
The Illinois State football team officially put a cap on its spring practices Saturday, [...]
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