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Events Calendar

University

Saturday Creative Drama Classes for Kids-Registration Open
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Centennial West (CW)
Bushue Background Screening
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Study Abroad First Steps Session
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Tour Historic Ewing Manor
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center

Academic

Labor Day Holiday-No Classes
Mon, Sep 7, 2015, 12:00am - 11:55pm
Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 11, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last Day to Drop Pass/Fail from First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 11, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a full-semester course-Receive 25% tuition adjustment
Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Saturday Creative Drama Classes for Kids-Registration Open
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Centennial West (CW)
In Conversation: Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Rachel Cooper
Jury Recognition Recital
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Lecture by "Normal Reality" curator Jason Judd
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
University Galleries

Students

Saturday Creative Drama Classes for Kids-Registration Open
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Centennial West (CW)
Bushue Background Screening
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Study Abroad First Steps Session
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Tour Historic Ewing Manor
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center

University News

Media Relations

Grant to assist with behavioral health for children
Illinois State University received a grant of nearly $100,000 to continue the work of connecting rural patients with integrated behavioral health services.
The 19th amendment turns 95
August 26 marks the 95th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S. The Department of History’s Kyle Ciani and Monica Noraian talk about the right to vote, and looking beyond the myth of the suffragette.
Festival of India celebration September 13
The McLean County India Association and Illinois State University will present the Festival of India from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 13, on the University’s Quad.

STATESide

Best photos from Illinois State in August 2015
We missed you, Redbirds. The Illinois State University campus sprang back to life in [...]
Video: Students discover campus life at Festival ISU 2015
Student organizations, campus departments, and local businesses introduced themselves to [...]
Meet our newest Redbirds: Taliyah Herron from Normal
New Redbird Taliyah Herron wants to keep her options open. That’s why she’s starting [...]
Meet our newest Redbirds: Daija Nealy from Texas
Illinois State had what Daija Nealy was looking for, not only in terms of personal [...]

The Vidette

Professor File: Daniel Cochece Davis brings two worlds together
For Professor Daniel Cochece Davis, degrees in communications and neuroscience tend to [...]
Don’t break the bank: money saving tips
Even this early in the semester, students worry about the amount of money in their bank [...]
Coffee Hound improves inside and out
The recent renovation of both Coffee Hound locations is one of many projects owners April [...]
New restaurant cooks cross-cultural cuisine
Asia Restaurant recently opened its doors to Bloomington-Normal residents, offering [...]

Alumni

Homecoming website live to help #BacktheBirds
The website for Homecoming 2015 is live, and Alumni Relations is inviting colleges, [...]
Illinois State breaks fundraising record for second straight year
For the second straight year Illinois State University has broken its private fundraising [...]
Alum Mike Zimmer tackles role as NFL’s Vikings coach
Mike Zimmer reached the coaching summit last year when he was named head coach of the [...]
Redbirds scattered far across the country
With an alumni base of more than 200,000, it's not surprising that graduates have settled [...]

Athletics

TCU Downs Redbirds with Pair of Goals
The Illinois State soccer team fell to TCU, 2-0, Sunday at Adelaide Street Field. The [...]
Career Night From Keene Leads Redbirds to First Win of 2015
Jaelyn Keene turned in a career performance and the Illinois State volleyball team [...]
Redbirds Fall to Kansas State in Five Sets at Hurricane Invite
The Illinois State volleyball team fought off six match points in the fifth set before [...]
ISU Defeats Milwaukee, Golz Wins First Match as Head Coach
The Illinois State soccer team defeated Milwaukee, 3-1, and head coach Eric Golz won [...]
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