Other than commencement, there is nothing on campus with as rich a tradition as Homecoming. This fall marks the 100th year since the celebration that brings alumni back to ISU each fall began.
Dating to 1857, the Forensics Union is Illinois State’s oldest registered student organization (RSO). And this school year, the public-speaking and debate group has continued to compete and further its legacy by adapting to the restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Associate Professor Aaron T. Ebata, Ph.D., will speak at Illinois State University about his studies regarding spending time in nature as it relates to family relationships during two talks on February 6-7. Part of the Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series, the events are free and open to the public.
The Illinois State University Horn Choir will present a concert of holiday music at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, in the first-floor atrium of Hovey Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
Children and grandchildren of all Illinois State University faculty, staff, retirees, and students are invited to participate in the Children’s Holiday Party from 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Horton Field House. Registration is open.
Join us on Sunday, August 18, from 1–3 p.m. on the first floor of the Bone Student Center by Barnes and Noble as we partner with Welcome Week for a Fear the Bird Kick-Off event!
Illinois State will celebrate its many traditions October 21-27 during Homecoming 2019: Come One. Come All.
Join PRESS 254 at the Publications Unit for a book launch and reading event to celebrate the publication of our first full-length book, Tapestries, on May 1.
Internationally celebrated poet, editor, translator, and anthologist Jerome Rothenberg will share his experiences at Illinois State University on April 11.
If you did not make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, that does not mean you have to wait until next year to celebrate. University Program Board (UPB) is hosting a new event called Bourbon Street Banger, a Mardi Gras-themed party that will take place on March 29 from 9 p.m. to