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Bowling and Billiards Center

Location:
Bowling and Billiards Center 209 N. School Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-2555
Website:
http://bonestudentcenter.illinoisstate.edu/bowling-billiards

Looking for some great family fun? Visit the Illinois State University Bowling & Billiards Center at the Bone Student Center. You’ll enjoy bowling, billiards, video games, and more! All at great, affordable prices. Visit us today and let us show you what fun is all about!

The Bowling & Billiards Center opened in 1972 and contains 17 billiards tables and 10 bowling lanes. This building was formerly the Student Recreation Building. Limited meeting space is also available.

Past Events

October 2016

November 2016

Family Bowling

Date:
Saturday, November 5th 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your family for 90 minutes of bowling at the BBC for free! Registration required.

December 2016

Cancelled: Sunday Funday for Redbird families

Date:
Sunday, December 4th 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring the whole family to this Sunday event to bowl, shoot pool, eat, and meet Reggie Redbird.

February 2017

Tunnel of Oppression

Date:
Tuesday, February 7th 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive theater that will challenge the way students think of marginalized groups. The topics that the theater will focus on include Racism, Sexism, Ableism, Homophobia, Classism, and Language. This interactive demonstration will provide awareness, education, and a call to action to students, faculty, and staff. Debriefing sessions will be held after the Tunnel of Oppression for participants to express their thoughts, concerns, and learning experiences.

Sunday Funday

Date:
Sunday, February 12th 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Bowling and Billiards Center will host a special "Valentine's Day" Sunday Funday for just $2 per person.

September 2017

Painting like Picasso

Date:
Friday, September 15th 2017
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Unleash your hidden artistic talents and have some creative fun with us!

ISU Blood Drive at the BBC

Date:
Friday, September 29th 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Blood donations are desperately needed. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Salsa Night 2017 Spanish Club

Date:
Friday, September 29th 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join the ISU Spanish Club for its annual Salsa Night on Friday, September, 29 in the Activity Room of the Bowling and Billiards Center from 7:30-10:30pm. There will be food, music and dancing to Celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month!

November 2017

Family Bowling

Date:
Saturday, November 4th 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your family for 90 minutes of bowling at the BBC for free! Registration required.

Sunday Funday at the Bowling and Billiards Center

Date:
Sunday, November 5th 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and join in the fun at "Sunday Funday" at the BBC!

February 2018

Family Bowling

Date:
Saturday, February 3rd 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your family for 90 minutes of bowling at the BBC for free! Registration required.

August 2018

Stress-Free Sundae

Date:
Sunday, August 19th 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Finish Welcome Week with a relaxing afternoon of ice cream, make your own bamboo, bowling, billiards, and stress-relief activities. Chill out before Monday arrives and classes begin. For more information about Welcome Week activities, check out WelcomeWeek.IllinoisState.edu or follow Student Activities and Involvement on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

November 2018

Bowling and Billiards Center Blood Drive hosted by BusinessISU

Date:
Thursday, November 15th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bowling and Billiards Center Blood Drive hosted by BusinessISU Date: Thursday | November 15, 2018 Time: 11:00 a - 4:00 pm Location:  Illinois State University Bowling & Billiards Center Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Phi Beta Lambda have teamed up to host a volunteer blood drive. This event is not exclusive to members of these Fraternities. All are encouraged to come donate. If you are available to donate you can sign up on the link provided. Make a…

February 2019

University Program Board’s – Disco Bowling

Date:
Thursday, February 7th 2019
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Students can enjoy a night of FREE bowling, billiards, and bingo (oh my!!) There will be free food and snacks for students to enjoy while boogieing at the BBC playing their favorite recreational activities!

April 2019

Service Learning Symposium

Date:
Friday, April 26th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

University Scholars present year end service learning projects.

August 2019

Welcome Week: Stress-Free Sundae

Date:
Sunday, August 18th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Finish Welcome Week with a relaxing afternoon of ice cream, make your own bamboo, bowling, billiards, and stress-relief activities. Chill out before Monday arrives and classes begin.

September 2019

International Seminar Series: “Reflections from an American Classroom: Demystifying Chinese History”

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When students begin the History of East Asia survey, their knowledge of China often does not go beyond narratives advanced by the media, popular culture, and political figures.  These narratives tend to oversimplify and misunderstand the historical context that shapes the reality of China in the 21st century.  Reflecting on experiences in the classroom, our presenter will explore some of the foundational, and often misunderstood, ideas that are crucial to being informed about China today. Larissa Castriotta Kennedy has been…

October 2019

International Seminar Series: “Representing Minorities in Chinese Cinema: Ethnic Identity, Tradition, and New Movements”

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The minorities film has been a popular film genre in the People’s Republic of China since the 1950s. This type of films tells stories about traditions and lives of the ethnic minorities (the Chinese government has identified and recognized 55 minority groups, along with the Han majority). How do mainstream films portray minority groups? Have cinematic representations of minorities changed? How do minority filmmakers respond to mainstream media? This presentation will discuss productions of minorities films in different phrases from…

November 2019

Family Bowling

Date:
Saturday, November 2nd 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your family for 60 minutes of bowling at the BBC for free. One family per lane. Please register online at Wellness.IllinoisState.edu.  If all appointments are full, please call (309) 438-9355 to be placed on a wait list.

February 2020

Family Bowling Event for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Saturday, February 1st
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your family and join Health Promotion and Wellness for free bowling at the Bowling and Billiards Center on February 1st from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. This family activity is free of charge and families may register for 1 lane for 1 time frame. Time frame for bowling is offered in 60 minute increments. Sign into Redbird Life to register! Note:  This event is only for faculty and staff and their families to attend.

International Seminar Series: “Taste and Sustainability in Chocolate History”

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Kathryn Sampeck, Associate Professor in the Illinois State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present “Taste and Sustainability in Chocolate History” on Wednesday, February 19, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Activity Room of the ISU Bowling and Billiards Center 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. …