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Why is Illinois State’s graduation rate higher than 90 percent of other colleges and universities? Our secret recipe for student success is revealed in Illinois State’s alumni magazine.

ShakesFEAR at Ewing

Join the villains, witches, and ghosts of Shakespeare's most foul imagination for a haunted tour of the grounds and theatre at Illinois State’s Ewing Cultural Center. Get a sneak peek.

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Events Calendar

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University High School – Schedule A Day
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 7:00am - 3:00pm
University High School
Board of Trustees Discussion Hour
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bone Student Center
Mornings with the Professors – Collaboration? Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 9:30am - 11:30am
Alumni Center
Board of Trustees Meeting
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bone Student Center
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fell Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Wed, Nov 2, 2016, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fell Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Fell Hall
Transfer Day Program
Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Bone Student Center
Senior Recital: Laura Ziegler, saxophone
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Centennial East
Two Short Plays: The Coffee Bar and The Walls
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre
Wind Symphony Concert
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Senior Recital: Savannah Robinson, clarinet
Sat, Oct 29, 2016, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Centennial East
Board of Trustees Discussion Hour
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bone Student Center
Board of Trustees Meeting
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bone Student Center
Informal Physics Seminar Series: Prof. Tony Joseph
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Moulton Hall
Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Jeremy Driskell
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Julian Hall

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Illinois State University's online news hub makes it easy to find stories, photos, and videos about the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Board of Trustees to meet October 28
The Illinois State University Board of Trustees will hold its next quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, October 28, in the Bone Student Center Prairie Room.
Orange is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero featured Cultural Dinner speaker
Actress Diane Guerrero will be the featured speaker for the Latino Cultural Dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.
Anthony Walesby named director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
President Larry Dietz appointed Tony Walesby as the new director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at Illinois State University, effective January 1, 2017.
Fisher Outstanding Thesis awards announced
The results of the 2016-2017 James L. Fisher Outstanding Thesis Award Competition have been announced.
Grad student Fahmida Zaman presents research at University of Wisconsin
Fahmida Zaman, a graduate student in the Department of Politics and Government, presented [...]
Education faculty to share cutting-edge research, November 7
The College of Education’s Research and Recognition Event was created to provide a [...]
Professor T.Y. Wang presents research at Taiwan conference
Professor T.Y. Wang from the Department of Politics and Government presented a co [...]
Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña to headline symposium on women in arts
Chilean poet and visual artist Cecilia Vicuña will be the featured speaker at the [...]
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 [...]
Alumni night at It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play
Illinois State alumni can take in a favorite holiday classic and special alumni reception [...]
Sunday Funday for Redbird families, December 4
Bring the whole family to this Sunday event to bowl, shoot pool, eat, and meet Reggie [...]
Young alumni invited to The Taste, a savory experience
Mingle with Redbirds while enjoying samples of wines, craft beers, and appetizing foods [...]
Alumni Association and affinity group scholarships available
The Illinois State Alumni Association, Black Colleagues Association, and Latin@ Alumni [...]
Women’s Tennis Travels to Miami for FIU Invite
The Illinois State women's tennis team is heading south this weekend to compete in the [...]
Redbirds Defeat UNI 2-0 in Second-Half Thriller
Illinois State soccer team (12-5-2, 5-0-1 MVC) defeated Northern Iowa (8-7-3, 2-2-2 MVC), [...]
Redbirds Host Illinois State Invitational
The Illinois State men's tennis team will host its first and only home tournament of the [...]
Women’s Golf Closes out Fall Season this Weekend at Seton Hall
The Illinois State women's golf team will wrap up the fall portion of its schedule when [...]
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