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Events Calendar


Dissertation Defense for: Cynthia Thompson; TCH
Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 11:00am - 3:00pm
ISU Army ROTC hosts men's basketball game
Sat, Nov 29, 2014, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Redbird Arena (RBA)


Fall Break
Sat, Nov 22, 2014, 12:00pm - Sun, Nov 30, 2014, 11:55pm
Classes Resume
Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 12:00am - 11:55pm
Spring 2015 Registration & Program Change Open
Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 8:00am - Thu, Dec 11, 2014, 10:00pm

Fine Arts

30th Annual Printmakers' Exhibition and Sale
Fri, Dec 5, 2014, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Audition Day
Sat, Dec 6, 2014, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
ISU Glass Deparment Holiday Sale
Sat, Dec 6, 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Vitro Center (VIT)
GOLD SERIES: Music for the Holidays
Sat, Dec 6, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 11:00am - 3:00pm
ISU Army ROTC hosts men's basketball game
Sat, Nov 29, 2014, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Redbird Arena (RBA)
Men's Basketball vs. Youngstown State
Sat, Nov 29, 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Redbird Arena (RBA)
Submission Deadline for Online Student 'Zine Hissy Fit
Sun, Nov 30, 2014, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Rachel Cooper

University News

Media Relations

Ashley named University’s first-ever Gates Scholar
Illinois State University student Dyrell Ashley has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ashley, a freshman from Chicago, is the first Gates Scholar from the University.
Peace prize nominations sought
The Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program at Illinois State University is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize.
Music for the Holidays Concerts Dec. 6, 7
Illinois State University’s annual Music for the Holidays concerts will be held at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 6, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 7, in the University’s Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty/staff and $10 for students and seniors.
‘Tis the Season at Planetarium Starts Dec. 5
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the holiday show ‘Tis the Season, running weekends from Friday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 20. Show times are Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Author of The Other Wes Moore to headline Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner
Author, combat veteran, Rhodes Scholar and PBS show host Wes Moore will present The Other Wes Moore for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Reservations are required.


Calling all Redbirds: A message from one proud alum
The following is a guest commentary by Mike Shannon '12. "Redbird Nation is a community [...]
5 ways that Illinois State is big but small
As you are searching for colleges, you hear all the time that a university is "large but [...]
Best campus photos: November 2014
Every month on STATEside, we use Storify to show off your best photos from the Illinois [...]
3rd annual Redbird holiday shopping guide
Welcome to the third annual STATEside holiday shopping guide! Redbird Nation is decking [...]

The Vidette

Senior Facts
With spring commencement right around the corner, Chris Roberts, the procedures and [...]
Things to keep in mind as you prepare to cross the stage
DETAILS: This upcoming commencement will allow spring 2014 graduates to be recognized at [...]
Top 5 ways to stay mentally sharp this summer
Over the summer the average college student is probably working, hanging out with friends [...]
Q&A with recent alumna: Abbey Hanson
As anxious seniors count down their final days at ISU, we all begin to wonder, what are [...]


Milner Library opens databases to ISU alumni
Alumni can now access full-text articles from more than 4,000 journals and magazines [...]
New security protocols at Illinois State’s Chicago Office
A new turnstile security system will be installed at the Illinois State University [...]
Photos: South Campus residence halls, then and now
Hamilton-Whitten and Atkin-Colby halls were home to thousands of Illinois State students [...]
Career Resource Guide provides unique way to recruit Illinois State talent
Are you seeking Illinois State talent for your employment openings? Increase your [...]


Student Tickets Available For Football Playoff Game
Illinois State students wanting to attend the first home football playoff game in 15 [...]
Roberson Earns National Honors From CFPA
After previously collecting Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer and Offensive [...]
Volleyball Lands Five on MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
ST LOUIS – A program-record five student-athletes from Illinois State's volleyball team [...]
Volleyball To Hold Press Conference Tuesday
Illinois State head volleyball coach Melissa Myers will host her biweekly press [...]
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