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40 Years of Shakespeare

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Illinois Shakespeare Festival this summer with A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline, and I Heart Juliet. Tickets are available now.

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Events Calendar

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AA Meeting
Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Summer Institute – One Post and Two Responses: Breathing Life into the Online Discussion Forum
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Summer Institute: Your Classroom Technology Policy
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Summer Session ends
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Online
Grades due
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Online
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
AA Meeting
Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall

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Mennonite College of Nursing receives nursing workforce diversity grant
Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in the nursing profession.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastical plays, featuring a brilliant princess, an evil queen, a misguided king, and a thoroughly rotten clown. The production’s preview performance will take place Thursday, June 29. The show runs through August 12.
Students dig into history of 800-year-old village
Illinois State University students uncovered the past during the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s four-week field school at the Noble-Wieting archaeological site in McLean County.
Future Stuff to kick off 2017 Concerts on the Quad series
Illinois State University’s Concerts on the Quad series begins Monday, July 3, with [...]
Research and Honors, June 27, 2017
Honors, presentations, and publications of Illinois State faculty and staff.
Cayuse grants system upgraded
Cayuse, Illinois State's Web-based grants tracking and approval system, was upgraded to [...]
Professor Julie Webber authors book on school violence
Professor Julie A. Webber is the author of a new book titled Beyond Columbine: School [...]
The Lodge set to expand for 2018
The Lodge will expand into a larger complex, giving students additional off-campus [...]
Willow Street lane reduction begins Monday
There will be a lane reduction on Willow Street at University Street starting 7 a.m. [...]
Barickman explains what Rauner's side would consider on education
Republican lawmakers Thursday put forward a new plan to overhaul the state's education [...]
ISU adds biomathematics center
The Illinois Board of Higher Education announced the formation of The Center for [...]
Alumni outing at Phillies/Cubs game, August 27
Philadelphia area alumni can head to the ballpark for a day of Redbird fun!
Desert Redbirds float trip, July 15
Float the day away, literally, at this alumni event while taking in the beauty of the [...]
Northern California Redbirds invited to Giants/Cubs game
Alumni and their family and friends can head to the ballpark August 7 to watch the San [...]
Happy hour set for Orlando area Redbirds, June 28
Celebrate the middle of the week, something you accomplished at work, or being a Redbird [...]
Women’s Basketball Finalizes Recruiting Class with Signing of Paige Saylor
The Illinois State women's basketball program finalized its 2017 recruiting class with [...]
Johnson Named Illinois State Head Volleyball Coach
Leah Johnson was introduced as the seventh head coach in the history of the Illinois [...]
ISU Announces 2017-18 Swimming and Diving Schedule
Illinois State head swimming coach Scott Cameron and head diving coach Phil Hoffmann [...]
Hadden Jr. Transfers To Redbird Football Program
Illinois State football head coach Brock Spack added another potential threat to his [...]
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