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Brown Ballroom

The Brown Ballroom is one of the largest rooms in the Bone Student Center. With a large stage, theatrical lighting, large screen, and tile floor surface, it’s perfect for large seminars, banquets, wedding receptions, bridal shows, concerts, and other large events. For convenience, a double door entrance is also available to haul large equipment or even small vehicles.

Past Events

September 2016

Roll Bounce

Date:
Saturday, September 10th 2016
Time:
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Students come have an amazing night rollerblading in your very own Bone Student Center! Games, a chance to win prizes, and a DJ! Come out and have a great time with friends!! Be sure to keep up to date with the University Program Board (UPB)! Website: http://upb.illinoisstate.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UPB.IllinoisState Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISU_UPB Instagram: http://instagram.com/isuupb If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the University Program Board at (309) 438-8814 with sufficient time for arrangement.

Family Weekend: Luau

Date:
Friday, September 16th 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Miss out on your family vacation this year? Don?t worry! Take a trip to the beach with this Luau themed event. Enjoy a showing of the movie Lilo and Stitch along with tropical smoothies and fun activities for the whole family! Be sure to keep up to date with the University Program Board (UPB)! Website: http://upb.illinoisstate.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UPB.IllinoisState Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISU_UPB Instagram: http://instagram.com/isuupb If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the University Program Board at (309) 438-8814…

November 2016

Healthy You, Healthy Earth Wellness & Sustainability Fair

Date:
Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Healthy You, Healthy Earth Wellness and Sustainability Fair For more than 10 years, Health Promotion and Wellness and the Office of Sustainability have coordinated Healthy You, Healthy Earth. Your environment plays a huge role in overall wellness. Attend presentations, visit with campus and local organizations that represent all seven dimensions of wellness, and register for prizes! Healthy You, Healthy Earth is open to Illinois State students, faculty, and friends of the university. The following items will be collected for recycling:…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Bone Student Center: Brown Ballroom

Date:
Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways. The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University student volunteers, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For any questions feel free to contact Amanda Papinchock at 309-438-1873 or ajpapin@ilstu.edu

December 2016

RSO Live! Performance Showcase and Fundraiser

Date:
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

RSO Live! is a performance and fundraiser that Dance Association puts on to showcase and support Illinois State University RSO's performing arts talents. Enjoy a great show and support the performing organizations of Illinois State University.

Vocal Movement Showcase

Date:
Saturday, December 3rd 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Enjoy "A Night at the Movies" - a showcase of your favorite songs from your favorite movies! Performance by Vocal Movement, a Registered Student Organization that brings song and dance together.

January 2017

SOLD-OUT: Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner: An Evening with Marc Lamont Hill

Date:
Friday, January 20th 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for dinner and to welcome Marc Lamont Hill, host of HuffPost Live, BET News, and VH1 Live and political contributor for CNN, as he presents "Building Community in an Hour of Chaos" on Friday, January 20, 2017, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

Winterfest 2017: Discover Campus Life

Date:
Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Representatives from more than 150 registered student organizations (RSOs) will be available at Winterfest.

February 2017

STATE Showcase 2017

Date:
Thursday, February 16th 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Displays highlighting Illinois State’s history and academic mission will be part of the STATE Showcase on Founders Day from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

Founders Day Bell Ringing Ceremony 2017

Date:
Thursday, February 16th 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Founders Day Bell Ringing Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 16, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

Founders Day Convocation 2017

Date:
Thursday, February 16th 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Founders Day Convocation will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

March 2017

International Fair 2017

Date:
Saturday, March 25th 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The United International Association (UIA) will be hosting the 46th annual International Fair at Illinois State University on Saturday, March 25, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. The event, which runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., is free and open to the public. The International Fair provides the Bloomington-Normal community with a unique exposition featuring food, music, entertainment, and traditional, cultural clothing from around the world. Student groups and community organizations will host country- and region-specific displays, and…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – BSC Brown Ballroom (ISU PRIDE Drag Show)

Date:
Friday, March 31st 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

April 2017

Down Syndrome “Choose to Shine” Fashion Show

Date:
Sunday, April 2nd 2017
Time:
1:00 pm

The "Choose to Shine" Down Syndrome Fashion Show event features individuals with Down syndrome as they “SHINE” on the fashion runway!

Retirement Reception for Jay Groves and Greg Alt

Date:
Thursday, April 27th 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop by and congratulate Chief of Staff Jay Groves and Vice President of Finance and Planning Greg Alt on their esteemed service at Illinois State University during a retirement reception in their honor from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

16th Annual High School Research Symposium

Date:
Friday, April 28th 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Illinois State University (ISU) invites Illinois high school students to showcase their research projects at our annual research symposium.

August 2017

Viva Las Vegas

Date:
Wednesday, August 16th 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Try your hand at numerous casino and arcade games, bingo and bowling.  Fabulous prizes include donations from Bloomington-Normal businesses and campus departments.  Free food will be available. Brown Ballroom: games, photo booth, candy bar, and food Circus Room: silent disco Founders' Room: video games Bowling and Billiards Center: free bowling and billiards, arcade games Bone Student Center, Brown Ballroom

College of Education Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting

Date:
Thursday, August 17th 2017
Time:
7:30 am - 9:30 am

The 2017 College of Education Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting introduces new faculty and staff, honors awardees, recognizes tenured and promoted faculty, and welcomes the college's faculty and staff back for the 2017-2018 school year. Breakfast will be served from 7:30AM-8:00AM.

Honors Program EXPO

Date:
Friday, August 18th 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Your unique journey through the Honors Program as an undergraduate student begins today. Come meet Honors staff and student leaders during this interactive session. This meeting is MANDATORY. (Mandatory for freshmen honors students) Materials for the first Honors Mindset Seminar class will be distributed. Please bring your Redbird ID.  Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

November 2017

RSVP for the COE Scholarships Ceremony

Date:
Saturday, November 4th 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Celebrate with scholarship awardees, their families, and scholarship donors as we recognize recipients of College of Education scholarships. RSVP is required, and is by invitation only.

Redbird Legacy Family Brunch

Date:
Sunday, November 5th 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois State will recognize legacy families for their continued generational support with a special brunch over this year's Family Weekend! The brunch will spotlight Redbird families and help legacies stay connected to the University. The event will include brunch, a program featuring University leadership, and a legacy pinning ceremony exclusive for current families. So what exactly is a Redbird legacy? How did you become a part of this exclusive group? Why is being a Redbird legacy so important? Here is one family's…

January 2018

2018 Social Sciences Internship/Job Fair

Date:
Monday, January 22nd 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free internship fair to provide students with the opportunity to meet with social service agencies about internship opportunities.

April 2019

Choose to Shine Fashion Show

Date:
Sunday, April 14th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Choose to Shine Fashion Show allows individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities to "shine" on the runway. The proceeds from the event will be used to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs.

Choose to Shine Fashion Show

Date:
Sunday, April 14th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm

This event allows individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities the opportunity to “ shine” on the runway! The students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be selling tickets for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

September 2019

Trick or Treat for Change

Start:
Monday, September 16th 2019
4:00 pm
End:
Thursday, October 31st 2019
10:00 pm

Think you're too old to trick or treat? Think again! Dress in costume and join your friends for the Trick Or Treat for Change! Trick-or-Treat for Change is a philanthropic project in which volunteers can dress in costume and trick-or-treat for monetary donations from residents in the Bloomington-Normal community. All proceeds go to the Illinois State University/Illinois Wesleyan University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity to help local families build their own homes. To date, students have raised more than $160,000.

October 2019

Faculty/Staff and Student Flu Shot Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ISU Students, Faculty and Staff Flu Shot Clinic Student Health Services and Mennonite College of Nursing will be partnering together to provide flu shots for Faculty/Staff and Students. This 3 day clinic will take place in the Bone Student Center, Ballroom 1 on October 2, 3, and 4. Appointments are available between 9am to 4pm. Call (309) 438-2778 to make an appointment, or schedule online at: healthservices.illinoisstate.edu/appointments/ Flu shots are administered by licensed nurses from SHS and MCN students (with…

Faculty/Staff and Student Flu Shot Clinic

Date:
Thursday, October 3rd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ISU Students, Faculty and Staff Flu Shot Clinic Student Health Services and Mennonite College of Nursing will be partnering together to provide flu shots for Faculty/Staff and Students. This 3 day clinic will take place in the Bone Student Center, Ballroom 1 on October 2, 3, and 4. Appointments are available between 9am to 4pm. Call (309) 438-2778 to make an appointment, or schedule online at: healthservices.illinoisstate.edu/appointments/ Flu shots are administered by licensed nurses from SHS and MCN students (with…

Faculty/Staff and Student Flu Shot Clinic

Date:
Friday, October 4th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ISU Students, Faculty and Staff Flu Shot Clinic Student Health Services and Mennonite College of Nursing will be partnering together to provide flu shots for Faculty/Staff and Students. This 3 day clinic will take place in the Bone Student Center, Ballroom 1 on October 2, 3, and 4. Appointments are available between 9am to 4pm. Call (309) 438-2778 to make an appointment, or schedule online at: healthservices.illinoisstate.edu/appointments/ Flu shots are administered by licensed nurses from SHS and MCN students (with…

SOLD OUT: Redbird legacy brunch 2019

Date:
Sunday, October 6th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois State wants to recognize all legacy families (any student that has/had a parent, grandparent or sibling attend Illinois State) for their continued generational support with a special brunch over Family Weekend 2019.

Homecoming 2019 Alumni Day luncheon

Date:
Friday, October 25th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An afternoon recognizing the many accomplishments of alumni from all areas of campus.

March 2020

Cancelled: Alumni reception at Pride Charity Drag Show

Date:
Saturday, March 28th
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Alumni can skip the line and purchase reserved seating before the show, and also attend the free receptions!