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Winter Graduation

Get all the info you need for this weekend’s winter graduation ceremony.

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Events Calendar

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Wellness Massage
Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Wellness Massage
Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Germany/Poland Study Abroad Information Session
Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schroeder Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Fall semester ends
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Moulton Hall
Winter Session Classes Begin
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Online
Commencement – CAS, COE, MCN
Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redbird Arena
Commencement – CAST, COB, CFA
Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Redbird Arena
Commencement – CAST, COB, CFA
Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Redbird Arena
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, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
AA Meeting
Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Fall semester ends
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Moulton Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center

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Illinois State to hold winter commencement ceremonies, December 16
Illinois State University will award nearly 1,050 baccalaureate degrees and more than 100 graduate degrees. Approximately 1,000 students are scheduled to participate in the ceremonies.
Lest we forget: Campus ties to WWI preserved, celebrated
Illinois State University looks back 100 years to the time when the United States entered World War I. The campus rallied to the cause as it did during the Civil War.
Board of Trustees to meet December 16
The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, in the University’s Nelson Smith Building, room 202.
FCS students win CAST 3-Minute Thesis prelims
On Friday, December 8, 10 College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) graduate [...]
Fake news: Symptom of post-truth era
The term “fake news” has become a rhetorical weapon of choice for American [...]
M.F.A. costume designer creates classical tutu for Fall Dance Concert
The 2017 Fall Dance Concert will showcase a ballerina tutu designed and constructed by [...]
Riaz publishes book on Islam in Bangladesh
Ali Riaz has published a new book titled Lived Islam and Islamism in Bangladesh.
European relationships focus of spring International Seminar Series
The relationship between the United States and Europe is one of the most valuable global [...]
Adelaide Street closes Tuesday, Wednesday
Adelaide Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from Kern [...]
Eye on Crime: Dec. 1-8
Friday, Dec. 1
Bloomington City Council discusses making city safe, welcoming for immigrants
The Bloomington City Council will meet Monday to discusses an idea of drafting a [...]
Learn more on Chicago job market at Let’s Talk Career Change
Chicago area Redbirds can learn about the hot jobs in Chicago and what to consider when [...]
The Villages Alumni Network reception with President Dietz
Connect with fellow Redbirds and meet President and Mrs. Larry Dietz on January 20.
Redbird holiday shopping guide: Stocking-stuffer edition
Find the perfect stocking-stuffer for your Redbird this year with these unique gifts.
See School of Rock: The Musical with fellow Redbirds
Join fellow alumni in St. Louis for a night song, rock 'n' roll, and even some Redbird [...]
Redbirds Host Cleveland State in Holiday Style
The Illinois State Redbirds return to action on Sunday as they host the Cleveland State [...]
Keene Earns Senior CLASS Award All-American Status
One of 10 NCAA Division I volleyball student-athletes to be selected as a finalist for [...]
Rodgers Selected as Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week
Illinois State track & field standout Derrius Rodgers has been named the Missouri Valley [...]
McConico Named MVC Track Athlete of the Week
Illinois State's Jaylan McConico has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Male Track [...]
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