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President Killeen redirects $8.2 million to financial aid and other student programs

June 3, 2015

University president Timothy L. Killeen announced this morning that he will redirect $8.2 million from centrally-held University accounts to financial aid and other student-centered programs on the three...

International students share their U.S. experiences

Fera Mohamad, senior in LAS, will be returning to her home country of Malaysia after graduating in May.
May 5, 2015

When Fera Mohamad, senior in LAS, arrived at the University in fall 2011, she was nervous, but excited for her freshman year. After living her entire life in Sepang, Malaysia, she was not sure what to...

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

Timeless lead singer, Cal Shapiro, freestyle raps a song about the University during Spring Jam at the Main Quad on Sunday.
April 27, 2015

A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known...

A sustainable gem: The sixth Naturally Illinois Expo

Two students examine an insect from one of the entomology exhibits at the Naturally Illinois Expo in 2013.
April 16, 2015

A short walk away from the State Farm Center, nestled among other buildings in Research Park, is the Forbes Natural History Building, one of “the University’s best kept secrets,” said Sue Post,...

Students should consider Teach for America

March 2, 2015

Dear Illini seniors:I hope this message finds you well, and I hope you’re braving the walk to class, despite the winter weather. As a University alumnus, I remember well those cold walks across the Quad....

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

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...

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen looks to continue its values in new Champaign location

Ellen McDowell (center) stands with a group of volunteers as the director of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen of 35 years.
January 28, 2015

Six months before shifting locations and turning off the burners for good at the New Covenant Fellowship, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was on an over 30-year run. Since its inception in 1980, the kitchen...

Which Wich opens as company’s 10th collegiate location

After opening on Dec. 15, Which Wich, located at 512 E. Green St., has become the newest customized sandwich shop on campus.
January 20, 2015

The decision of what to eat between classes and around 2 a.m. is now even more challenging for University students. Which Wich opened at 512 E. Green St. on Dec. 15 as a create-your-own sandwich shop hoping...

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

Virginia Luchini, third year graduate student in nutritional sciences, Kelsi Evans, McKinley Health Educator in Nutrition, and Natalie Masis, second year graduate student and doctoral student in nutritional sciences, pack trail mix to give those attending the Ten Minute Talk.
December 11, 2014

Students who have gotten into unhealthy eating habits can get the facts on their diet and how it affects their performance, specifically during finals week. The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering...

Student-run nonprofit organizations find success on, off campus

Student-run nonprofit organizations find success on, off campus
December 3, 2014

With corporations like Google, Facebook, Dell and Reddit beginning out of college dorm rooms, many college students have the ambition and resources to leave a lasting impact on their university.  Nonprofit...

McKinley to host ninth-annual “Alcohol Awareness: Think Before You Drink”

Event committee members promote McKinley Health Center’s “Alcohol Awareness: Think Before You Drink” event, which will take place Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in SDRP Multipurpose rooms.
October 16, 2014

The Illini Union side of the Quad became littered with shards of glass and metal on Monday.  A “junked” four-door black car made an appearance to promote the issue of irresponsible drinking on college...

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

The eighth year of the Allerton Music Barn Festival in Monticello kicks off tomorrow with Jupiter Plus at 7:30 p.m. The annual festival has become popular in the area and typically sells out each season. Tickets can be purchased online at allertonmusicbarn.com
September 17, 2014

No, there won’t be a chorus of moos and oinks echoing from livestock at the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Instead, live performances of string, brass and other instruments will fill the barn, engaging...

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