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NCSA hosts free screening of ‘Seeing the Beginning of Time’

NCSA hosts free screening of ‘Seeing the Beginning of Time’

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, or NCSA, will be hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion from researchers and visualization artists. The film was co-produce...

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Eli Schuster, Assistant Sports Editor for Video
June 21, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transferred to George Washington University on Wednesday afternoon. Let's get it !!😈 pic.twitter.com/ajOmBraRTP — Agent Zero (@DWill_0) June 21, 2017   The 6-foot-7 guard appeared in 17 games and averaged a total of 2.3 point...

University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State, Top Stories

The University and Champaign County Crime Stoppers will announce Monday evening a $40,000 reward for those with information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, involved with Yingying Zhang's apparent kidnapping. Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China, was reported missing on...

University to have new vice chancellor for student affairs

University to have new vice chancellor for student affairs

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Danita Brown Young is to become vice chancellor for student affairs at the University as of August 7, pending approval by the Illinois Board of Trustees. Brown Young is currently the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota. Because of her experience at ...

Urbana Food Truck Rallies are back

Urbana Food Truck Rallies are back

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Every last Tuesday of the month until the end of October, gourmet food trucks will gather around outside of the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St, for Urbana’s Lunchtime Food Truck Rallies. The series of events, which began on April 25, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on each of the set dat...

Sounds at Sunset continues in Champaign

Sounds at Sunset continues in Champaign

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

The Champaign Park District continues its Sounds at Sunset series June 18 with live music from jazz and cabaret singer Katie Flynn. The concert will be held at Toalson park, and there is no admission fee. Every summer, the park district hosts multiple concerts featuring local music artists in vari...

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Within a week of signing three-star forward Greg Eboigbodin, Brad Underwood has bolstered the 2017 recruiting class with another big man, 6-foot-9 Slovenian Matic Vesel. Vesel, who plays for the U20 Slovenian national team and has played with Slovenian club Helios Suns, is coming into a situation...

College of Education names new dean

College of Education names new dean

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Just shortly before the fall semester begins, the College of Education will have a new dean. James D. Anderson, who served as the college’s interim dean last year, will take on the role as of August 16. The suggestion for this was made by John Wilkin, the Urbana campus’ interim vice chancellor ...

Summer Quad Cinema Series provides a ‘night out’

Summer Quad Cinema Series provides a ‘night out’

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
June 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Every Thursday throughout the summer, community members can grab a blanket or chair and relax on the Main Quad while enjoying a screening of a popular film, hosted by the Illini Union Board. The Summer Quad Cinema Series is free of charge and takes place on Thursdays at 9:00 P.M. If there is inclem...

Urbana library purchases lot, plans to ‘beautify the city’

Urbana library purchases lot, plans to ‘beautify the city’

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Thanks to several citizen donations,  the Urbana Free Library will have a new landscaped entry built on a vacant lot at Race and Green streets in downtown Urbana. The lot was previously home to the Auler Law Office building, which was torn down in 2015. The space is now empty and provides a cle...

Greg Eboigbodin signs with Illinois basketball

Greg Eboigbodin signs with Illinois basketball

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois basketball lands another recruit in former UIC signee Greg Eboigbodin. Announced via Twitter, the 6-foot-9 power forward will being joining fellow signees Mark Smith, Trent Frazier and Da'Monte Williams in 2017 class, as well as graduate transfer Mark Alstork. Eboigbodin chose to decommit...

Eight University professors receive faculty fellowships

Eight University professors receive faculty fellowships

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 6, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Eight professors from the University have been awarded faculty fellowships by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, or NCSA, for their outstanding skill in their relevant areas of research. Amanda Lombardo, Senior Research Coordinator for the Research and Education Directorate at NCS...

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