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New Welcome Center To Open Fall 2017

New Welcome Center To Open Fall 2017

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 14, 2016

Disguised as a warm seating area for guests, the Hindsley Great Room of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center essentially houses overstuffed furniture.However, come fall 2017, the velvety-blue sofas will find work somewhere else as the room transforms into a museum-like space to depict the experience of ...

MCORE project unveiled

MCORE project unveiled

By Marijo Enderle

September 20, 2015

Major construction is scheduled to begin on campus next fall, as Green Street will see the addition of a protected bike lane, a new entrance to the Illini Union and a transit boarding island.The cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District and the University unveiled the...

UI conference talks about water crisis

UI conference talks about water crisis

By Ali Braboy

September 15, 2015

Although those at the University might not see a water crisis on campus, the choices people make affect the quality of water elsewhere, mused Madhu Khanna, associate director for education and outreach of Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment.iSEE is presenting a conference titled “Water Planet, W...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

By Abigale Svoboda

September 8, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit campus Thursday to talk about the University’s role in agriculture and international food security.Prior to his lecture, Vilsack will visit an energy farm with University faculty and will attend a post-lecture reception, said Rachael Dubinsky, U.S...

GradFest a fun, but also beneficial event for grads

GradFest a fun, but also beneficial event for grads

By Mara Shapiro

May 5, 2014

When commencement comes to a close on May 17, graduation caps will be tossed and diplomas will be handed out, and seniors will officially become alumni.  The Student Alumni Ambassadors and the University Alumni Association recognize and celebrate the achievement of graduation annually with their co-...

UI professor encourages active, healthy lifestyle

By David Rothmund

November 14, 2013

Dr. Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko’s workspace is far from ordinary. Although a computer monitor is positioned at the top of his desk, a treadmill takes the place of his chair. In addition to his work as a Khan professor in AHS and the department head of Kinesiology and Community Health, he uses the time s...