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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

October 2017

International Seminar Series

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

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at…

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

International Seminar Series

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

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at…

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…

Education Showcase

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Educator preparation at Illinois State will be on display for this free event for students and current educators who are interested in the University's wide range of programs. In addition to our early childhood, elementary, middle level programs, representatives from our study abroad programs and graduate level programs will also be on-hand to chat and share insight. Light refreshments will be served. The event will take place in the Bone Student Center, and representatives will be stationed in the Circus…

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…

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, November 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

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

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at…

International Seminar Series

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

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at…

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, November 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

Date:
Wednesday, November 29th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at…

December 2017

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, December 5th
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

Date:
Wednesday, December 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at…

Civil Service Council Meeting

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

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

January 2018

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, January 16th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

February 2018

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, February 6th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

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.

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, February 20th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

March 2018

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, March 6th 2018
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, March 20th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

April 2018

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, April 3rd 2018
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, April 17th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

May 2018

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, May 1st 2018
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, May 15th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

June 2018

Civil Service Council Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, June 5th 2018
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 19th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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