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Bone Student Center

Location:
Bone Student Center 200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-4636
Website:
http://bonestudentcenter.illinoisstate.edu

The Bone Student Center serves as the gateway to campus and the hub of campus activities. Adjacent to the Bone Student Center is the Bowling and Billiards Center and a 500-space parking lot.

Braden Auditorium is connected to the Bone Student Center and seats 3,457. It offers premier entertainment for the University and the community.

The Bone Student Center is named after Robert G. Bone, President of Illinois State University from 1956–67, whom many say knew every student’s name on campus. In 1973, the Illinois State University Union and Auditorium was constructed. 

During the University’s 125th Anniversary Celebration in February of 1982, the facility was renamed the Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium; honoring Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bone (President 1960–1967) and Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Braden (President 1967–1970). The Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium stand as a reminder of their dedication and commitment to the University’s students.

Upcoming Public Events

February 2020

Business Week Professional Development Dinner

Date:
Monday, February 24th
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Business Week  Professional Development Dinner While interviewing or conducting business over a meal, knowing proper etiquette is essential. This holds true for email communications, online interactions, and social outings. At the Professional Development Dinner, College of Business faculty with etiquette expertise provide coaching advice to guide students in their future business endeavors. These tips provide invaluable insights that could turn a potentially stressful encounter into an enjoyable and powerful professional opportunity. We invite you to participate in this event with industry…

International Seminar Series: “Narratives of Eco-Ethical Resistance: Migration, Tourism, and Environmental Erosion in the Mediterranian”

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Jessica Sciubba, instructional assistant professor in the Illinois State University Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures  will present “Narratives of Eco-Ethical Resistance: Migration, Tourism, and Environmental Erosion in the Mediterranean” on Wednesday, February 26, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.”  This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a…

“Page from Our Past”: A Look Back at 14 Years

Date:
Friday, February 28th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

March 2020

Hiring Tips for the Education Industry

Date:
Monday, March 2nd
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get advice from school district administrators about how to set yourself apart from other candidates; how to navigate the application, interview and hiring process.

Education Career Fair

Date:
Tuesday, March 3rd
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Discover education career opportunities, and network with employers in the education field.

Civil Service Council

Date:
Tuesday, March 3rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

International Seminar Series: “Beyond Reserves: Indigenous Energy and Justice”

Date:
Wednesday, March 4th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Kyle Whyte,  professor and Timnick Chair in the Michigan State University Department of Philosophy  will present “Beyond Reserves: Indigenous Energy and Justice” on Wednesday, March 4, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.” This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics.  Guest speakers are…

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, March 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

International Seminar Series: “How Sweet It Is! International Consulatation with Speciality Onion Growers”

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. David Kopsell, professor in the Illinois State University Department of Agriculture will present “How Sweet It Is! International Consultation with Specialty Onion Growers” on Wednesday, March 18, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Ballroom 1 as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.” This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics.  Guest speakers are…

College of Arts and Sciences Spring Lecture

Date:
Thursday, March 19th
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry Lisa Szczepura from the Department of Chemistry

Student Access and Accommodation Services Presents: Maurice Clarett

Date:
Thursday, March 19th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Former professional football player Maurice Clarett, who overcame addiction to become an inspiration for those facing challenges, will give a talk at Illinois State University.

Celebrating the opening of the new Faculty/Staff Commons

Date:
Friday, March 20th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

20th Anniversary Celebration and ASB Encore

Date:
Sunday, March 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate both the accomplishments of our 2020 Alternative Spring Break trips and also the last 20 years of changing lives and creating active citizens!

International Seminar Series: “Bringing Fishermen to the Center: The Value of Local Knowledge for Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania”

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Joan Brehm, professor and chair in the Illinois State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present “Bringing Fishermen to the Center: The Value of Local Knowledge for Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania” on Wednesday, March 25, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.” This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the…

Societal and Economic Benefits of Pennycress

Date:
Friday, March 27th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

Nonprofit Careers 101

Date:
Tuesday, March 31st
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to secure a job in the nonprofit sector.

April 2020

International Seminar Series: “Mystery-Solving in the Siberian Taiga: An Environmental History of Tunguska Investigations”

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Andy Bruno, associate professor in the Northern Illinois University Department of History will present “Mystery-Solving in the Siberian Taiga: An Environmental History of Tunguska Investigations” on Wednesday, April 1,  from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.” This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. …

University Research Symposium

Date:
Friday, April 3rd
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The University Research Symposium offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present what they have learned through their research, scholarship and creative endeavor to a large audience in a professional setting.

ParkLands Foundation: Protecting life along the Mackinaw River watershed in McLean and Woodford counties

Date:
Friday, April 3rd
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, April 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

International Seminar Series: “Can Artic Sea Ice Fluctuations Influence U.S. Summer Weather?”

Date:
Wednesday, April 8th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Dagmar Budikova, professor and chair in the Illinois State University Department of Geography will present “Can Artic Sea Ice Fluctuations Influence U.S. Summer Weather?” on Wednesday, April 8, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Ballroom 1 as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.” This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics.  Guest speakers…

University Club Meeting

Date:
Friday, April 10th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

College of Arts and Sciences Spring Dean’s Address and Awards Ceremony

Date:
Tuesday, April 14th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Interim Dean Diane Zosky as she provides an update on the state of the College of Arts and Sciences and honors faculty and staff award winners.

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Margot Lee Shetterly

Date:
Tuesday, April 14th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, will be the keynote speaker for the 20th annual Science and Technology Week at Illinois State University. Shetterly will speak at 7 p.m. April 14, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture.

International Seminar Series: “Contested Geographies of Natural Resource Extraction in Peru”

Date:
Wednesday, April 15th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Matthew Himley, associate professor in the Illinois State University Department of Geography will present “Contested Geographies of Natural Resource Extraction in Peru” on Wednesday, April 15, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.” This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics.  Guest speakers are…

Dr, Robert Bradley – National Political Perspectives

Date:
Friday, April 17th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, April 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

International Seminar Series: “Embodying a Troubled Planet: Art in Response to the Ecological Moment”

Date:
Wednesday, April 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Melissa Oresky, associate professor in the Illinois State University Wonsook Kim School of Art and Melissa Pokorny, associate director and professor of painting and sculpture in the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Department of Art and Design will present “Embodying a Troubled Planet: Art in Response to the Ecological Moment” on Wednesday, April 22, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in…

Golden Jubilee

Date:
Friday, April 24th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Class of 1970 will be honored for their 50th Reunion! Contact Amy Irving for more information.

The Illinois Art Station – Learning through Visual Arts

Date:
Friday, April 24th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

MNAO Awards and Reunion Banquet

Date:
Saturday, April 25th
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mennonite Nurses Alumni Organization will host the Awards and Reunion Banquet and recognized milestone reunion years. They will also announce recipients for the Distinguished, Early Career Achievement, Service and Spirit of Nursing Awards. Contact Amy Irving for more information.

May 2020

Open Discussion: University Club Meeting

Date:
Friday, May 1st
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, May 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Candlelighting Ceremony

Date:
Friday, May 8th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Student Nurses Association is hosting the Candlelighting Ceremony for all students graduating in May. Student and faculty awards will be presented, hooding for students receiving their Master's Degree, and pinning for students receiving their BSN Degree will also be presented at this event. Contact Amy Irving for more information.

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, May 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

June 2020

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, June 2nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, June 16th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

July 2020

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, July 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, July 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.