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Events Calendar

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Wellness Massage
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Dissertation Proposal by Margaret Christie
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DeGarmo Hall
Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) Weekly Meeting
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Last day to place course on pass/no pass or audit
Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 12:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
Registration and Program Change ends
Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
Last day to drop course with no withdrawal grade
Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
Guest Artist Recital: Itkus Duo flute and percussion
Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
String Project Honors Recital
Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
“An Evening of Baroque Music” Faculty Artist, Sarah Gentry
Mon, Jan 22, 2018, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) Weekly Meeting
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Chen Style
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Thomas Metcalf School
Transfer Welcome Dinner
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center

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More than 250,000 items added to Circus Collection
A dedicated circus fan has donated more than 250,000 items to Illinois State University’s Circus and Allied Arts Collection at Milner Library.
Peace Corps Fellow brings lessons from Ethiopia to graduate work
Fueled by her desire to serve, Alesha Klein became a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia. Now in the second year of her master’s degree with the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development, she is completing a professional practice in Washington, D.C., with a focus on financial empowerment.
Riaz presents at Woodrow Wilson Center
Ali Riaz presented a paper at a conference on religious freedom in South Asia at the [...]
Graduate student Rahman publishes in Journal of Asian and African Studies
Graduate student Mizanur Rahman has published an article in the Journal of Asian and [...]
Replogle publishes on international norms and war strategy
Sherri Replogle recently published a co-authored article in Air and Space Power Journal, [...]
Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium seeks submissions
Undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study are invited to submit papers, [...]
The Donut Experiment comes to Bloomington
A made-to-order donut shop called The Donut Experiment will open in the spring on 1601 [...]
Over 200 new laws to take effect in Illinois in 2018
Last year saw Illinois state lawmakers approving a rise in property taxes, overhauling [...]
Eastland Mall lands H&M
Eastland Mall is replacing some of the spaces within the mall that were vacated after [...]
Networking fair comes to Bone Student Center
A new semester brings new opportunities for networking and many Illinois State University [...]
#BackTheBirds at February 17 watch party
The Chicago Suburban Alumni Network will host a basketball watch party for area Redbirds.
T-shirt and food at Redbird senior night celebration, February 21
Get to this Redbird men's basketball game for giveaways, food, and a celebration of [...]
Pregame party planned for Illinois State/Bradley game, Feb. 14
Join fellow Redbird alumni and fans for a Redbird party in Peoria before Illinois State [...]
Chicago Redbird Rally before Illinois State v. Loyola, Feb. 24
Before heading to see men's basketball take on Loyola, come to this Redbird fan event!
Redbirds Win Rivalry Game over Bradley 70-57
The 125th all-time meeting between Illinois State and Bradley lived up to the standards [...]
Hendricks Joins Football Coaching Staff As Defensive Line Coach
Illinois State football head coach Brock Spack rounded out his coaching staff Wednesday, [...]
Enter to Win the Hy-Vee Redbird Suite Giveaway
Illinois State fans have a chance to win a Redbird Arena suite and potentially $5,000 in [...]
Redbird Swimming and Diving Hosts Northern Iowa
NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State swimming and diving team will return to the pool this [...]
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