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BFA Candidate in Photography Jayme Eng. Rose, 2015. Color photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Krannert Art Museum to showcase student work

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 6, 2015

Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art and Design will display the work of graduating seniors in art and design. The School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens May 9, with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the East and Gelvin Noel galleries through May 17.

Published Date: May 6, 2015


The co-authors of a report on racism in the classroom at the University of Illinois are, from left, Ruby Mendenhall, a professor of African American studies; Margaret Browne Huntt, a research development specialist, Interdisciplinary Health Wellness Initiative; Stacy Harwood, a professor of urban and regional planning; Moises Orozco, associate director, recruitment and admissions, College of LAS; and Shinwoo Choi, a doctoral student in the School of Social Work.

Report details episodes of racial stereotyping, offers recommendations

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 4, 2015

Students of color at the University of Illinois say they hear racist remarks, are subjected to stereotypes, feel excluded in group projects or receive other negative messages based on race, according to a new report on race relations.

Published Date: May 4, 2015


The murals inside the former site of the U. of I.'s Department of Latina/Latino Studies and the La Casa Cultural Latina, a converted house at 510 E. Chalmers St., Champaign, reflect themes of heritage, social justice and strength. Created in 1974 by alumnus and artist Oscar Martinez and fellow students, the murals will be conserved before the building is razed.

U. of I. campus to support La Casa mural restoration

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 4, 2015

The effort to save a group of historic campus murals received a boost last week after officials agreed to help fund the project.

Published Date: May 4, 2015


Grammy Award winners Los Lobos will perform at this years ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

ELLNORA Guitar Festival to showcase diverse styles of guitar music

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2015

The spectrum of music at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival this fall will range from traditional Mexican guitar to southern rock, and from jazz to classical guitar. And the diversity is not just in the style of music, but the instruments as well. The guitar festival also features banjo, sarod, Hawaiian slack key guitar and pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute.

Published Date: April 20, 2015


Stephen Peterson, director of bands at Ithaca College, has been appointed the new director of bands for the University of Illinois. Peterson will oversee all the concert and athletic bands.

Stephen Peterson of Ithaca College appointed to lead U. of I. bands program

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2015

The longtime director of bands at Ithaca College will lead the University of Illinois concert and athletic bands, including the Marching Illini, beginning in August.

Published Date: April 16, 2015