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May 2017

Deadline for 2018 Alumni Awards nominations

Wednesday, May 31st

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its awards that recognize the accomplishments of Illinois State University alumni.

June 2017

Central Illinois Young Alumni Network summer kickoff

Thursday, June 1st
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you a young alum looking for a way to get involved, connect with other alumni, and show you are #RedbirdProud? Maybe you just graduated and are looking to stay connected to Illinois State? Here is an event perfect for both! Bring a friend and make it a summer night to remember complete with food, drinks, and ISU swag at the Central Illinois Young Alumni Network summer kickoff. To top it off, you get to learn about this active network and connect…

Alumni gathering in New York City

Monday, June 5th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Alumni Association and the College of Fine Arts invites New York City area alumni to reconnect and reminisce. Join members of the annual New York Theatre Trip, faculty, staff and alumni of Illinois State University for a fun night out! The reception is complimentary and will feature a buffet sampling of heavy hors d'oeuvres and Cajun-style menu items. A cash bar will also be available. Space is limited! Register by Wednesday, May 31 at the link…

ISU Night at the CornBelters

Thursday, June 15th
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join alumni, family, and friends for a cookout and some CornBelters baseball.

Chicago Suburban Alumni Network to see CHICAGO:The Musical

Saturday, June 17th
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Chicago Suburban Alumni Network at the live production of this showstopping musical .

SOLD OUT: Alumni night at Chicago Cubs

Tuesday, June 20th
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Head to the ball park for a pregame party and root for a win from the Chicago Cubs.

Alumni outing to Colorado Rapids game

Wednesday, June 21st
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Denver Area Alumni Network will head to the field to watch the Colorado Rapids take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on June 21. Join area Redbirds and reconnect at this fun, athletic event. Illinois State has reserved a block for alumni and guests on the lower east sideline. Tickets are $36 per person. Purchase through the Colorado Rapids ticket office. Questions can be directed to Network Leader Ben Johnson '99 or Colorado Rapids staff member and ISU alum A

Young alumni lunch ‘n’ learn: Negotiating your Career

Wednesday, June 28th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Enjoy lunch while learning about tools for successful negotiation.

July 2017

Alumni day at Raging Waves Waterpark

Saturday, July 8th
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Illinois State alumni are invited to cool off at Illinois’ largest waterpark this summer! Raging Waves Waterpark is celebrating its 10th season and offers 17 water slides, a quarter mile long lazy river, wave pool, and more. We’re also including a Redbird favorite with a special delivery of Avanti’s Gondola sandwiches straight from Normal! Bring the family and hang out with fellow alumni while enjoying some summer fun. Cost includes entry into the waterpark and lunch featuring Avanti’s Gondolas. Children two…

Black Colleagues Association annual picnic

Sunday, July 9th
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the Black Colleagues Association (BCA) for its annual potluck-style, family picnic. Be sure to sign up for items to contribute for the day.

Alumni night at Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Saturday, July 15th
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Alumni, family and friends are invited to the annual alumni night at the special celebration of the 40th season of ISF.

Alumni night at the Chicago White Sox

Tuesday, July 18th
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alumni can enjoy a pregame party before rooting for the Chicago White Sox.

February 2018

Alumni Awards Dinner

Thursday, February 15th 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alumni eat at Alumni Awards dinner

Each year the Illinois State University’s Alumni Association recognizes individuals who personify the University’s tradition as an environment for excellence.