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Three-Minute Thesis

Could you explain years of research in less than 3 minutes? That was the challenge facing our graduate students at Illinois State's first Three-Minute Thesis competition in Uptown Normal.

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Events Calendar

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Graduate School Series: Kaplan’s Free GRE Practice Test
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Schroeder Hall
Family Swim
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Voices of Discovery
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Student Services Building
The ISU Planetarium presents Flight Adventures
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Planetarium
Midterm grades due
Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Online
Midterm grades posted online
Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Online
Last day to drop full-semester course
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Alumni Center
Twin City Honor Band Concert
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Guest Artist Recital: Xiaorui Chu, piano
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Centennial East
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre
Afternoon of Brass
Sun, Feb 26, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Family Swim
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Voices of Discovery
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Student Services Building
Twin City Honor Band Concert
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre

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Spring 2017 Speaker Series
The Illinois State University Speaker Series covers topics ranging from labor workers and union rights to self-identity and depictions of visual race.
Open forums for vice president of Division of Finance and Planning, February 27-March 1
The search for Illinois State University’s vice president for the Division of Finance and Planning has been narrowed to three candidates. The public and campus community are invited to open forums with the candidates.
College of Business accreditation extended by AACSB
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International Board of Directors has approved extension of accreditation of graduate and undergraduate programs in business and accounting.
Scholars compete, share research at 3 Minute Thesis event
Illinois State University hosted a Three Minute Thesis competition Thursday night at the [...]
Professors Hatt and Hoff to lead diversity and inclusion brown bag, March 1
The Department of Psychology Brown Bag Series will present a Diversity and Inclusion [...]
Bibek Adhikari wins Omicron Delta Epsilon Irving Fisher Article Award
Bibek Adhikari has won the Irving Fisher Award from Omicron Delta Epsilon, an [...]
Exhibit explores war propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic
An exhibit at Illinois State University’s Milner Library will explore propaganda during [...]
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 [...]
Illinois State alumni day with Peoria Rivermen, April 2
Join the Peoria Area Alumni Network for an afternoon out with the Peoria Rivermen.
Registration is open for 4th annual Neon at Night 5K
Brighten your night and join us for the Neon at Night 5K Fun Run at 8 p.m. Wednesday, [...]
Root for favorite team at Cardinals-Cubs game
Join fellow Illinois State alums to catch the rivalry action when the St. Louis Cardinals [...]
Redbird basketball 2017 MVC Tournament rallies planned
Redbird fans heading to MVC Tournaments can make sure to stop by Redbird Rallies. Ticket [...]
Valley Champions! ISU Men’s Basketball Tops UNI to Clinch Title
For the first time since 1998 and the sixth time in Illinois State men's basketball [...]
Memphis’ Comeback Sinks Redbirds in Extra Innings, 12-11
The Illinois State baseball team built an early 11-run lead but it wasn't enough as [...]
Illinois State routs IUPUI in Walk-Off Fashion
Scoring in every inning, the Illinois State softball team defeated IUPUI in five innings [...]
Sims Fires Career-Low 1-Under-Par 71 to Pace Women’s Golf Saturday
Sophomore Caitlin Sims fired a career-low 1-under-par 71 Saturday to lead the Illinois [...]
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