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Events Calendar

  • University
  • Academic
  • Fine Arts
  • Students
Pride Trivia Night
Sat, Aug 19, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Circus Room, BSC
Kick Off ‘Que
Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
AA Meeting
Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Classes begin
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Alumni Center
Online registration ends
Fri, Sep 1, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last day to place course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Fri, Sep 1, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
New and Transfer Music Student Welcome Convocation Hour
Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Hargrave: Paradise Wavering
Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Amy Cousins: You will never have the comfort of our silence again.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Gina Hunt: New Work
Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Pride Trivia Night
Sat, Aug 19, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Circus Room, BSC
Kick Off ‘Que
Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
AA Meeting
Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center

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Proper eye protection key to safe eclipse viewing
Those observing the solar eclipse on August 21 should use protective eye wear specifically designed for eclipse viewing. Safety-rated solar eclipse glasses will be available to students, faculty, and staff – while supplies last – at locations across campus, beginning the morning of August 21.
New Milner Library website to streamline access
Milner Library will be releasing a new, finished website to preview throughout the fall semester that will make it easier for visitors to navigate through the library’s wealth of research information, services and assistance.
Geology Field Camp receives excellence award
Illinois State University’s Geology Field Camp was named the 2017 Geological Society of America/ExxonMobil Camp Excellence Award recipient.
Research and Honors, August 22, 2017
Presentations and publications from Illinois State faculty and staff.
CSD professor publishes research on children’s use of rare vocabulary
Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Jamie Mahurin Smith has developed a [...]
T.Y. Wang interviewed by Chicago Tribune
As fears mount about the potential for a nuclear showdown between the U.S. and North [...]
Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) call for proposals
The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) call for proposals is now [...]
Welcome to Normal, Portillo's
About 200 hungry patrons waited in line outside of the latest Portillo's for its grand [...]
Navigating move-in week
Move-in dates
Illinois Senate overrides Rauner's veto, heads to House
The Illinois Senate voted to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto on a [...]
Suspect in store burglary arrested
A suspect was arrested for burglary Thursday at the Casey's General Store in Normal.
All-Greek student and alumni tailgate, September 30
Alumni and students are invited to a special event celebrating the Greek community.
Dallas/Ft. Worth area football watch party
Join local Redbirds to cheer on Illinois State football on September 16.
Sail on Chicago architecture tour, September 21
Join fellow Redbirds for an evening on the Chicago River learning about the history of [...]
Nominations sought for 2017 Homecoming student royalty
Know someone who is a proud Redbird student and positive impact on campus? Nominate them [...]
Redbirds Open Season with Double Overtime Draw
The Illinois State women's soccer team (0-0-1) opened the 2017 season with a draw, 1-1, [...]
Twenty-One Student-Athletes Earn Degrees
A total of 21 Illinois State student-athletes have completed work on their degrees over [...]
Fall Camp Report: Fan Fair, Scrimmage Bring End To Training Camp
The light is at the end of the tunnel for the Illinois State football team, with Friday [...]
Fall Camp Report: Day 16 at Hancock Stadium
On their final day in full pads before the Redbirds' annual Fan Fair scrimmage, the [...]
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