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Events Calendar


Apply to education scholarships
Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 12:00am - Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 11:55pm
Mathematica Vendor Workshop
Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 10:00am - 11:30am
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Thesis Defense for: Chris Loebach; BSC
Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 10:00am - 11:00am
Felmley Hall of Science Annex (FSA)
Thesis Defense for: Carissa Kampmeier; ENG
Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)


Advanced Registration Open-Summer 2015
Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 10:00pm
Grad Master's Project Defense
Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Old Union Building (OU)
Last Day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a second-half semester course
Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

RED NOTE New Music Festival - The City of Tomorrow
Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
RED NOTE New Music Festival - ISU Faculty and Students
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Pride and Prejudice
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
RED NOTE New Music Festival
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall


Apply to education scholarships
Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 12:00am - Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 11:55pm
Megan Peters' Clinical-Counseling Capstone Project Defense
Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
RED NOTE New Music Festival - The City of Tomorrow
Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Outside by University St./College Ave. intersection.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Schroeder Hall Annex

University News

Media Relations

Emergency response exercise March 31
Police, fire, medical and emergency management personnel will conduct a full-scale emergency response exercise from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the decommissioned South Campus residence hall complex.
Teacher leadership presentation April 2
Two state teachers of the year from the U.S. Department of Education will present Teacher Leadership, Learning Forward at 6 p.m.Thursday, April 2, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.
Diplomats to address European Studies Symposium
Illinois State University will welcome diplomats from Greece and Poland at its first-ever European Studies Symposium, which will run April 2 to 3, and April 16 to 17.
RED NOTE Music Festval runs until April 3
Music by contemporary composers will be featured during Illinois State University’s 2014 RED NOTE New Music Festival, March 29 to April 3.
Authors of Picking Cotton to headline Science and Technology Week
Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, co-authors of the New York Times best-selling book Picking Cotton, will be the keynote speakers for Illinois State University’s Science and Technology Week, April 6 to 10.


8 #ISUSciTech alums who have cooler jobs than you
Let’s all agree: Alumni from the College of Applied Science and Technology go on to [...]
Photos: Best Illinois State pics from March 2015
Every month on STATEside, we use Storify to show off your best photos from the Illinois [...]
Video: What it’s like to be part of Gamma Phi Circus
Junior math major Thomas Kawalek is one of Gamma Phi's student leaders this year. He’s [...]
Students team up for ISU’s Humans of New York spinoff
Humans of Illinois State has struck a chord on campus. Run by students Jessica Manzella [...]

The Vidette

A journey to get to the destination
                I’ll be graduating this May [...]
Spring: A whole new world of date ideas
Finally, the sun is coming out and the snow has melted. Soon enough the weather will be [...]
Market Street to be closed for construction
The Union Pacific Railroad Co. will begin construction of railroads in Bloomington on [...]
OSF opens new cancer center
The OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center at 608 N. Ladd Street in Pontiac will [...]


8 #ISUSciTech alums who have cooler jobs than you
Let’s all agree: Alumni from the College of Applied Science and Technology go on to [...]
ISU alum reports for duty when health emergency strikes
Illinois State alumna Laurie (Howard) Jones, who works at the Centers for Disease Control [...]
Prit Supasetsiri inducted into College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame
On February 24, Prit Supasetsiri, M.F.A. '88, was inducted into the College of Fine Arts [...]
Career Center announces 2015 fall career fair dates
Illinois State University's Career Center is pleased to announce the dates for its career [...]


Spring Report 2: Intensity Picks Up
After a sharp first day of practice on Saturday, the Illinois State football team did not [...]
Redbirds Fall to No. 15 Dallas Baptist in Series Finale, 10-3
The Illinois State baseball team lost to No. 15 Dallas Baptist for the third day in a row [...]
Redbirds Complete Sweep Against Evansville with 11-5 Win
The Illinois State softball team continued its offensive outburst and completed a sweep [...]
Illinois State Closes Out Weekend Tournament with Win
The Illinois State men's tennis team notched its eight victory of the season Sunday [...]
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