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Illinois State is rooted in teaching and learning—it’s even our motto. That’s why 92 percent of classes are taught by professors. Learn more about our academic programs.

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Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 78 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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There's always something to see and do at Illinois State, from athletics events, concerts and performances, to guest speakers and cultural fairs. See what's happening today!

Events Calendar

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  • Students
IT Professional Mentorship job shadow at Discover
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Discover Financial
Future Professors Development Circle
Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 9:30am - 10:30pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Spring 2017 Registration Ends Jan 30th
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Jan 30 Last Day to Place a Course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Moulton Hall
Jan 30 Last Day to Drop a Course with no Withdrawal Grade
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Audition Day – Music Students
Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
String Project Honors Recital
Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Centennial East
Guest Artist Recital: Jason Calloway, cellist
Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Centennial East
Band Concerto Competition
Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial East
Family Swim
Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Table Tennis
Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 8:00pm - 11:55pm
Thomas Metcalf School
String Project Honors Recital
Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Centennial East
AA Meeting
Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center

University News

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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.
Jane Lynch to receive honorary degree at Founders Day
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch ’82 will receive an honorary doctoral degree during the Founders Day Convocation on February 16.
Milner receives grant to save circus history
The largest grant in the history of Milner Library at Illinois State University will ensure a wealth of circus history will be preserved.
Electro-acoustic music events at Planetarium, January 20 and 21
Musicians Allen Shu-cheng Wu, Barry R. Morse, and Jason Finkelman will be featured during a weekend of live, experimental, electro-acoustic music at the Illinois State University Planetarium.
Planetarium shows explore the science of light and flight
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present two different full-dome video [...]
Understanding the lives of veterans in the justice system
Phil Mulvey has received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice [...]
Riaz comments on climate of fear in Bangladesh
Ali Riaz recently commented on a Bangladesh public opinion poll conducted by Democracy [...]
Lessoff named University Professor
Alan Lessoff has been named a University Professor by the Office of the Provost. He will [...]
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 [...]
LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute open house February 1
The ISU LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute is hosting an open house for campus and [...]
A NEW alumni service, online book club available
Be a part of this free book club to enhance professional skills, leadership abilities, [...]
Women’s basketball annual Play 4Kay game, February 3
Illinois State Athletics, in partnership with title sponsor Advocate BroMenn Medical [...]
Redbird football Signing Day 2017, February 1
Illinois State head football coach Brock Spack and his staff will publicly announce the [...]
Illinois State Track and Field Teams Travel to EIU
The Illinois State track and field teams will travel to Charleston, Illinois, to compete [...]
Redbirds Hit The Road To Face Bowling Green
After taking the win in the four-team meet at the Ozone Collegiate Gymnastics Classic in [...]
Women’s Basketball at Defending MVC Tournament Champion Missouri State Friday
The Illinois State women's basketball team (4-12, 1-4 MVC) returns to the road for [...]
Men’s Basketball Aims to Defend Winning Streak as Drake Visits Saturday at 7 p.m.
Following eight-straight victories, the Illinois State men's basketball team will try to [...]
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