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Science at the Market integrates community with scientific disciplines

Science at the Market integrates community with scientific disciplines
October 2, 2017

Before the majority of groggy University students lifted themselves out of bed, the downtown farmers market was already a festive explosion of shimmering hues, crisp smells and delectable tastes, with...

‘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.
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...

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...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.
January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming...

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival brings community together for music, workshops

Members of the Homebrew Ukulele Union, a group from the University of Illinois that make their own Ukuleles, write songs, and perform, combine with students from Robeson Elementary School for a sing-along at the CU Folk and Roots Festival. The event was held at the Independent Media Center in Urbana on Saturday, Nov. 3. 
November 6, 2014

The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival may not follow the norm of music festivals, where attendees purchase tickets and passively observe the artists play their set. In past years, the festival has...

University students go to the Philippines for Typhoon Relief

University students go to the Philippines for Typhoon Relief
September 2, 2014

The blow of Typhoon Haiyan affected millions of people in the Philippines after it first hit on November 8, 2013. Thousands lost their lives, and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed, leaving...

Nine local Methodist churches partner in Angel Build

Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity's Angel Build work on the foundation of the home they are building on Saturday. Nine Methodist Churches are teaming up with Habitat in the project. 
July 21, 2014

Volunteer builders stood in a staggered line at the construction site of Habitat for Humanity’s Angel Build. With caulk tubes in hand, they perched themselves on the foundation, laying glue for the wood...

Anna Kaszuba aids on campus sexual assault awareness education

Sophomore Anna Kaszuba is working toward making a difference in sexual assault awareness on campus through her involvement in FYCARE and the Greek Committee for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
April 14, 2014

Anna Kaszuba, sophomore in LAS, became involved with sexual assault awareness on campus after attending a FYCARE seminar during her freshman year. The class acted as a catalyst for Kaszuba’s work, and...

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