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Modeling the Universe

With the help of her students and a National Science Foundation grant, Illinois State physicist Allison Harris is creating a computer code designed to help scientists understand quantum collisions.

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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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Events Calendar

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Intramural Sport Registration Deadline TODAY!
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 8:00am - 11:30pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Camtasia: Level 1
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Wellness Massage
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Last day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to drop second-half semester course
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to remove pass/fail from second-half course
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Senior Recital: Macauley Allen, tenor
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Centennial East
Symphony Orchestra Concert
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Graduate Recital: Kelsey Klopfenstein, violin
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Centennial East
Collaborative Piano Recital
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Centennial East
Intramural Sport Registration Deadline TODAY!
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 8:00am - 11:30pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Wellness Massage
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center

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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.
What’s inside the latest Redbird Scholar
Our biannual magazine, Redbird Scholar, focuses on the research, scholarship, and creative expression of Illinois State faculty and students.
Big Red Marching Machine wins Best Overall Band at two international competitions
The Big Red Marching Machine traveled to Ireland and took accolades in the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the 47th Limerick International Marching Band Competition.
2017 University Research Symposium at Redbird Arena
Illinois State University will hold the annual University Research Symposium on Friday, March 31. The symposium is a university-wide showcase of research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
@Salon poetry, performance event to celebrate Gwendolyn Brooks, March 25
The @Salon 2017—Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial will be from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25 [...]
College of Business professors named co-editors for Journal of Insurance Issues
Two professors from Illinois State University’s College of Business are now editing the [...]
Ask a Redbird scholar: How do you inspire lifelong curiosity in students?
How do you inspire lifelong curiosity in your students for the topics you teach?
What’s inside and where to find latest Redbird Scholar
See what's inside our biannual magazine focused on the research, scholarship, and [...]
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 [...]
Video: Meet the 2017 Alumni Awards recipients
Illinois State sat down with this year's recipients to learn more about their passion [...]
Nominations sought for 2018 alumni awards
The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its awards that recognize the [...]
Registration is open for 4th annual Neon at Night 5K
Brighten your night and join us for the Neon at Night 5K Fun Run at 8 p.m. Wednesday, [...]
Redbirds invited to The Taste, a savory experience
Mingle with Redbirds while enjoying samples of wines, craft beers, and appetizing foods [...]
15 ISU Gymnasts Qualify for MIC Academic All-Conference
A total of 15 ISU gymnasts were named Midwest Independent Conference Academic All [...]
Lee, Hawkins, McIntosh and Muller Honored by NABC
Senior guard Paris Lee was named to the five-player All-National Association of [...]
Redbirds Fall to Host Illini in Midweek Contest, 7-1
The Illinois State baseball team was limited to just four hits and a single run as the [...]
Redbird Football Opens Spring Camp March 25
For the third-straight time and the fourth time in the past five seasons overall, the [...]
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