team stands by solar car

'Raysing' days

Solar Car Team taking on the American Solar Car Challenge, August 3-7

Vaccine vials

Walk-in vaccination clinics, August 9-15

Walk-in vaccination clinics will be held from 1-5 p.m. August 9-15. See locations for students, faculty, and staff.

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Coronavirus Update, July 28, 2021: New face covering, vaccine, and testing requirements

The University has implemented new face covering, vaccine, and testing requirements.

Preview Guide Raven Grier Bain takes a student and his family on a tour of the Quad.

First Year Feature allows incoming students to see campus

Approximately 3,200 students participated in this year’s Preview activities. While the mandatory Preview sessions were moved online this year due to COVID-19, students also had the opportunity to attend one of 22 First Year Feature sessions on campus during the month of July for a half-day experience.

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Illinois State records third-highest private support total in University’s history

Illinois State University raised more than $25.1 million in private support during the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2021. It was the third highest private support total in university history.

Israd Mpeko

McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship recipient Israd Mpeko brings a lifelong dedication to community service to ISU

McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship recipient Israd Mpeko brings a lifelong dedication to community service to Illinois State University.

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Homecoming 2021, 100 Years: Prince and princess nominations due August 20

For all alumni whose children are worthy of a royal title, the 2021 Homecoming Committee is looking for a Homecoming Prince and Princess.



Student Fitness Center

Then and Now: Student Fitness Center

Compare recreational facilities of yesteryear to today’s Student Fitness Center.

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Wellness plan: Researching how to keep kids healthy

An ISU research team has been helping Bloomington School District 87 develop a wellness plan to get students moving more, eating better, and focusing on their mental health.

Portraits of researchers

ISU scholars show how kids of underrepresented communities have unequal access and opportunities in school

Through their research, Assistant Professors of Elementary Education Dr. Shamaine Bertrand and Dr. Erin Quast; Assistant Psychology Professor Dr. Brea Banks ’10, Ph.D. ’15; and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences Dr. Charles Bell have shown that there is a chasm between the American dream and American reality.

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There will be two more Redbirds than spectators at the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

Illinois State alum Aisha Praught Leer ’12 and women’s basketball player Jada Stinson are participating in the Olympics.
Jessie Jones in front of State Farm Hall of Business

ISU scholars show how kids of underrepresented communities

Jessie Jones is the kind of person to never turn down an opportunity to make an impact.
Jeff Mavros on stage in front of a slide presentation

(Video) The State Show: Honors at Illinois State

The Honors Program at Illinois State isn’t what you think! It’s about academic freedom and opportunities, not rigor and acceleration.
Three actors perform in front of live audience.

Performers happy to be back onstage at Illinois Shakespeare Festival

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, a staple in Bloomington-Normal and significant partner to Illinois State University, is back with shows that run through August 7.
Student networking with potential employer at the 2019 Spring Career Fair

Mark your calendar for the fall career fairs

Career Services is pleased to connect Illinois State students and alumni with employers at its annual fall career fairs.