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Events Calendar

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Thesis Defense for: Victoria Berto; CSD
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 9:00am - 11:00am
Fairchild Hall
Thesis Defense by Victoria Berto
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 9:00am - 10:00am
Fairchild Hall
Future Professors Development Circle
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 10:00am - 11:00am
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Midterm grades posted online
Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Last day to withdraw from full-semester course with WX grade
Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
First-half semester ends
Sat, Mar 10, 2018
Moulton Hall
Opening Reception: Rana Young, Terttu Uibopuu, Ebony G. Patterson
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Graduate School Series: FREE GRE Practice Test
Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Schroeder Hall
Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Table Tennis
Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 8:00pm - 11:55pm
Thomas Metcalf School
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Evidenced-Based Training
Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Thomas Metcalf School

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More than 250,000 items added to Circus Collection
A dedicated circus fan has donated more than 250,000 items to Illinois State University’s Circus and Allied Arts Collection at Milner Library.
Peace Corps Fellow brings lessons from Ethiopia to graduate work
Fueled by her desire to serve, Alesha Klein became a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia. Now in the second year of her master’s degree with the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development, she is completing a professional practice in Washington, D.C., with a focus on financial empowerment.
Cricket researcher sweeps top 2 awards at 3 Minute Thesis competition
“I am going to explain how the threat of death may actually boost your libido,” said [...]
Obsidian literary journal receives $10,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts announced the journal Obsidian: Literature & Arts [...]
Professor Palmer presents at Politics and Government Brown Bag
Does personality shape political ambition? If so, how? These are the questions guiding [...]
M.F.A student Kristin L. Schoenback’s impressive directing resume
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play is the current project on director Kristin L. [...]
Habitat for Humanity of McLean County selects new executive director
Habitat for Humanity of McLean County has announced the selection of Jim Walters as its [...]
ISU’s black community highlights struggles, importance of Black History Month
Since 1976, the month of February is used to remember the contributions and achievements [...]
ISU alumna plans to visit all 59 national parks
With a background in journalism and a passion for national parks, Illinois State [...]
Meet the Candidate: Dr. David Gill hopes for a second chance to unseat Davis
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of profiles of candidates in Illinois.
Redbird rallies set for MVC Tournaments 2018
Get ready to #BackTheBirds and build that Redbird spirit at this year's Redbird rallies.
Seven can’t-miss events at Sibling Weekend 2018
Make plans for your brother, sister, or even the whole family to visit campus April 20-22.
A special weekend awaits at Half Century Club Reunion
A special reunion honoring the members of the Half Century Club including the induction [...]
#ChicagoRedbird bus trip to Illinois State, April 21
Bring the family or friends to a day of all things Illinois State including Gamma Phi [...]
Redbirds Conclude Day One at Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational
The Illinois State women's golf team completed the opening round Friday of Western [...]
Redbirds Fall to the Panthers 66-48
Illinois State Women's Basketball dropped to the Northern Iowa Panthers, 66-48.
Illinois State Opens Aquafina Invitational With 7-4 Setback to Georgia Southern
The Illinois State softball team (4-7) rallied in the sixth inning, but ultimately fell 7 [...]
Illinois State Closes Regular Season at Loyola on Saturday
The Illinois State Redbirds will put the finishing touches on their 2017-18 regular [...]
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