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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 Events

April 2017

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Thursday, April 27th
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Aimed at maintenance of a healthy spine, this class focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back.

Disney After Dark

Date:
Thursday, April 27th
Time:
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Bring Disney World to the Bone Center! Join us for a Disney-themed party with free food, prizes, and more!

Transfer Day Program

Date:
Friday, April 28th
Time:
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

A one day event for those transfer students who have scheduled to attend the Transfer Day Program. Day will include a meeting with their academic advisor, possibly registering for classes, obtaining a Redbird ID card, etc.

SWAT Wellness Gazebo at Nutri-Fest in Bone Student Center: Circus Room

Date:
Friday, April 28th
Time:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

Nutri-Fest 2017

Date:
Friday, April 28th
Time:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate healthy eating at this annual event co-hosted by Campus Dining and Health Promotion and Wellness. Enjoy food samples, cooking demonstrations, and more!

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Friday, April 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice.

Spring 2017 Pre-Law Fair

Date:
Friday, April 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thinking about law school? Plan on attending the Spring 2017 Pre-Law Fair in Bone Student Center! C

The First 100 days of the New Administration

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

Professor Emeritus Robert Bradley, Illinois State University Department of Politics and Government, will analyze the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.  The talk will be presented at 4:30 p.m. at the University Club in the Faculty/Staff Commons. All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Faculty/Staff Commons in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend.…

May 2017

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Monday, May 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Tuesday, May 2nd
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Aimed at maintenance of a healthy spine, this class focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back.

Civic Engagement Day Celebration

Date:
Tuesday, May 2nd
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come join us for a celebration of campus civic engagement accomplishments and recognition.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Tuesday Yoga

Date:
Tuesday, May 2nd
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This class focuses on the traditional practice of hatha yoga and is open to people of all levels of practice.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Wednesday, May 3rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Thursday, May 4th
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Aimed at maintenance of a healthy spine, this class focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back.

Department of English Student Awards Ceremony and Faculty Recognition Reception

Date:
Thursday, May 4th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This annual event features department scholarship awards, graduating student recognition of faculty, and departmental faculty awards for the Department of English.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

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

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice.

Bird Shirt Friday Finale

Date:
Friday, May 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of the school year and the reveal of next years Fear the Bird Shirt.

University Club

Date:
Friday, May 5th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Faculty/Staff Commons in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website, http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu/. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each…

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Monday, May 8th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Tuesday, May 9th
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Aimed at maintenance of a healthy spine, this class focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Tuesday Yoga

Date:
Tuesday, May 9th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This class focuses on the traditional practice of hatha yoga and is open to people of all levels of practice.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Wednesday, May 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Thursday, May 11th
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Aimed at maintenance of a healthy spine, this class focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Friday, May 12th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice.

School of Information Technology Commencement Reception

Date:
Saturday, May 13th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am

The School of Information Technology will host a reception for graduates, your families, and guests. A photographer will be provided to take photos of you with family and guests. Many faculty will also be present and anxious to congratulate you on your success. We look forward to celebrating your graduation with you. Refreshments will be served. Please join us.

Working Moms Chat n Chew: Kid Friendly Healthy Meals

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

Join your fellow working moms for lunch and share tips, ask questions, and lend support in a confidential environment.

June 2017

Transfer Day Program

Date:
Monday, June 5th
Time:
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

A one day event for those transfer students who have scheduled to attend the Transfer Day Program. Day will include a meeting with their academic advisor, possibly registering for classes, obtaining a Redbird ID card, etc.

Working Moms Chat n Chew

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

Join your fellow working moms for lunch and share tips, ask questions, and lend support in a confidential environment.

July 2017

MCN Open House for B.S.N. Program

Date:
Friday, July 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mennonite College of Nursing invites prospective undergraduate students who are interested in a career as a nurse to attend the MCN open house for our B.S.N. program.

MCN Open House for B.S.N. Program

Date:
Friday, July 21st
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mennonite College of Nursing invites prospective undergraduate students who are interested in a career as a nurse to attend an open house in the Circus Room at the Bone Student Center.

September 2017

Part-time Job Fair

Date:
Thursday, September 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Part-time Job Fair connects students from all majors seeking part-time employment on or near campus with employers seeking to fill part-time positions.

Construction Management Fair

Date:
Thursday, September 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Construction Management Fair connects recruiters with students seeking full-time or internship positions in construction management, safety, and renewable energy. Employers seeking to register for this event must contact Joe Cleary.

Accounting Career Fair

Date:
Friday, September 15th
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Accounting Career Fair connects recruiters hiring for accounting positions only with students and alumni who are majoring in accounting and seeking an accounting position.

Fall Internship Fair

Date:
Tuesday, September 19th
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Fall Internship Fair connects recruiters with students and alumni from all majors seeking internships or professional practice experiences. This fair is for those openings only.

October 2017

Fall Career Fair

Date:
Tuesday, October 3rd
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Fall Career Fair connects recruiters with students and alumni from all majors seeking full-time positions.

Fall 2017 Study Abroad Fair

Date:
Thursday, October 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for our Fall 2017 Study Abroad Fair. This open-house style event allows students of all majors and class standings the opportunity to speak to representatives of various study abroad programs. Students can learn about offerings, speak to study abroad alumni and enter our raffle for some great study abroad prizes!    

November 2017

Family Weekend

Start:
Friday, November 3rd
12:00 am
End:
Sunday, November 5th
7:00 pm

Family Weekend is an opportunity for families and students to experience Illinois State University together. We hope you can join us for this Redbird tradition!

Family Weekend

Date:
Friday, November 3rd

Family Weekend is an opportunity for families and students to experience Illinois State University together.  There are a multitude of activities to participate in.  You can fill the entire weekend with the scheduled events or you can pick and choose just a couple of activities.  Be sure to check with your student on what they would like to do.  You can also plan some down time to spend in the student's residence hall or apartment or to leisurely explore Uptown…

Family Weekend

Date:
Saturday, November 4th

Family Weekend is an opportunity for families and students to experience Illinois State University together.  There are a multitude of activities to participate in.  You can fill the entire weekend with the scheduled events or you can pick and choose just a couple of activities.  Be sure to check with your student on what they would like to do.  You can also plan some down time to spend in the student's residence hall or apartment or to leisurely explore Uptown…

Family Weekend

Date:
Sunday, November 5th

Family Weekend is an opportunity for families and students to experience Illinois State University together.  There are a multitude of activities to participate in.  You can fill the entire weekend with the scheduled events or you can pick and choose just a couple of activities.  Be sure to check with your student on what they would like to do.  You can also plan some down time to spend in the student's residence hall or apartment or to leisurely explore Uptown…

February 2018

Employee Recognition Private Luncheon

Date:
Wednesday, February 14th 2018
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dietz greets an employee

The Employee Recognition Private Luncheon is part of Founders Day 2018. It celebrates 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years of service employees.

Loyalty Circle Coffee

Date:
Thursday, February 15th 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Loyalty Circle logo

As part of Founders Day, Loyalty Circle donors are invited to enjoy a reception with light refreshments prior to the Bell Ringing Ceremony.

STATE Showcase

Date:
Thursday, February 15th 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
ISU seal projected onto the floor

Displays highlighting Illinois State’s history and academic mission will be part of the STATE Showcase on Founders Day in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

Founders Day Bell Ringing Ceremony

Date:
Thursday, February 15th 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Branden rings the bell

Join us for one of our favorite traditions: the Founders Day Bell Ringing Ceremony.

Convocation Processional Line-up

Date:
Thursday, February 15th 2018
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Professors walk into FD Convocation

The processional line-up begins for Founders Day 2018 Convocation.

Founders Day Convocation

Date:
Thursday, February 15th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
President Dietz speaks at Founders Day Convocation

Join us for presentations of some the highest awards bestowed from Illinois State University.

Founders Day Convocation Reception

Date:
Thursday, February 15th 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Faculty pose for photo

Reception immediately following the Founders Day Convocation.