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Events Calendar

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  • Academic
  • Fine Arts
  • Students
Graduate Recital: Ping Yin Pao, collaborative piano recital
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Centennial East
Senior Recital: Matthew Jewell, bassoon
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Centennial East
Spring Dance Theatre
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Senior Recital: Christina Angle, saxophone
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Centennial East
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
Graduate Recital: Ping Yin Pao, collaborative piano recital
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Centennial East
Senior Recital: Matthew Jewell, bassoon
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Centennial East
Spring Dance Theatre
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Senior Recital: Christina Angle, saxophone
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Centennial East
Graduate Recital: Ping Yin Pao, collaborative piano recital
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Centennial East
Senior Recital: Matthew Jewell, bassoon
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Centennial East
Spring Dance Theatre
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Senior Recital: Christina Angle, saxophone
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Centennial East

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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.
Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies helping youth in foster care reach college
Less than 3 percent of youth who are raised in the foster care system earn a bachelor’s degree. Illinois State University is partnering with the Department of Children and Family Services to help change that statistic.
Redbird Plaza dedication, May 11
Illinois State University will dedicate the new Redbird Plaza at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the outdoor space between DeGarmo and Fell halls.
Spring commencement ceremonies May 12 and 13
More than 3,700 students are scheduled to participate in Illinois State University's spring commencement ceremonies.
Planetarium show Revealing Light’s Secrets: The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph ends May 6
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present two different full-dome video [...]
Redbird scholars March for Science
Illinois State faculty members and students from across campus attended the March for [...]
National Institutes of Health proposal submission deadlines
The next round of proposal submission deadlines for the National Institutes of Health [...]
Professor receives prestigious Mellon Fellowship
Illinois State University’s Professor of History Amy Wood received a prestigious Andrew [...]
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 [...]
Nashville Redbirds heading to Musicians Corner, May 20
The Nashville Area Alumni Network is meeting in Centennial Park to catch emerging artists [...]
Alumni outing to Colorado Rapids game
Redbirds can watch the Colorado Rapids take on the LA Galaxy on June 21.
Illinois State alumni and friends night with CornBelters
Join alumni, family, and friends for a cookout and some CornBelters baseball on June 15.
Photos: Black Colleagues Association outreach impacts campus
BCA members continue to engage the Illinois State community in many ways. View the photo [...]
Softball’s Game Three at Evansville Cancelled
Due to heavy rain, the final game of Illinois State's three game series at Evansville has [...]
Illinois State Routs Evansville, de los Reyes Breaks Career Home Run Record
Seven home runs and two complete games in the circle led Illinois State to two wins over [...]
Redbird Track & Field Shines at Louisville’s Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational
With temperatures approaching 90 degrees and little wind to deal with Saturday, the [...]
Big Sixth Inning Lifts Wichita State Over Redbirds, 12-7
Wichita State scored seven runs in the sixth inning to turn a two-run deficit into a five [...]
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