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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...

Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 20, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

The Foo Fighters are making their return to Champaign with a Nov. 8 performance at the State Farm Center. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Illinois Ticket Office online at www.statefarmcenter.com or over the phone at 866-ILLINI-1....

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 ...

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 ...

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 11, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

The University of Illinois Police Department is asking for help in their search for Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China. The 26-year-old woman, currently residing in Urbana, was last heard from on Friday afternoon, according to a Massmail from Police Chief Jeff Christensen. Her friends...

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...

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...

Virginia Theatre announces upcoming season’s lineup

Virginia Theatre announces upcoming season’s lineup

Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager
June 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, Local, Top Stories

The Champaign Park District released the upcoming lineup of movies, concerts and special events to take place at the Virginia Theatre for the 2017 to 2018 performing arts season. According to the press release sent out today, the upcoming season will include visits from blues-rockers ZZ top, act...

Champaign Chipotle locations affected by data breach

Champaign Chipotle locations affected by data breach

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
May 31, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

Chipotle, a nationwide restaurant chain, reported that two of its Champaign locations were involved in a massive data breach this past March and April. The Chipotle at 903 W. Anthony Dr. was vulnerable to hackers from March 26 to April 18. The location at 528 E. Green St. was breached from March 25 ...

Campus restaurants shorten hours for summer

Campus restaurants shorten hours for summer

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
May 27, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Restaurants and stores on campus are accommodating for decreased activity during the summer months by operating under reduced hours, as the majority of the student body travels away from the University.  Because these variations in many establishments’ hours of operation can be a source of confus...

Caribbean Grill set to open permanent location

Caribbean Grill set to open permanent location

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Caribbean Grill, a local food business, is set to expand from its current food truck and catering services to a permanent restaurant location, opening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. The brick-and-mortar restaurant is located at 2135 S Neil St. in Champaign and will be serving customers on Mondays ...

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