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‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

Volunteers help work the packaging lines for Illini Fighting Hunger. The organization is preparing to package 148,000 meal for Saturday's Community & Campus Day of Service.

By Emily Scott

April 9, 2015

Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money and hard-working volunteers: the key ingredients to this Saturday’s third annual “Community &...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

Urbana native, University students intern for Sen. Dick Durbin

Interns for Sen. Dick Durbin pose after a meeting with the senator’s chief of staff. The internship lasted for seven weeks in Washington, D.C.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

August 4, 2014

Some students work summer jobs, some take summer classes and some land internships with Sen. Dick Durbin in Washington, D.C. Leah Malkovich, Mitch Dickey and Nadia Gonzalez are three of those students. Malkovich is an Urbana native and junior in political science at the University of Wisconsin. One of her ...