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Illinois College offers May events to the community


Wednesday, May 2: “Swing Into Spring,” Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Sibert Theatre, McGaw Fine Arts Center.
Friday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 8: Illinois College spring semester final examinations.

Friday, May 11: Osage Orange Festival, 6-10:30 p.m., King Field House, Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center. Meals may be purchased for $10 (adults), $5 (children ages 5-12). Children four and under will be admitted free of charge. Free inflatable games for children. Call 217.245.3069 or email for reservations.

Friday, May 11: “BritBeat,” 7:30-10:30 p.m. Osage Orange Festival musical entertainment by “The Beatles” tribute band from Chicago, King Field House, Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni at 217.245.3069 or

Sunday, May 13: Pre-baccalaureate concert by the Illinois College Department of Music, 10 a.m., Rammelkamp Chapel.

Sunday, May 13: Illinois College Baccalaureate Service, 10:30 a.m., Rammelkamp Chapel. Message by the Reverend Katrina Jenkins, Illinois College Chaplain.

Sunday, May 13: 178th Commencement Ceremony, 3 p.m., Historic Upper Quadrangle. Address by John Limbert, distinguished professor of international affairs at the United States Naval Academy. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Sherman Gymnasium, Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3467 for more information.

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