Campus Features

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For Whom the Bells Toll

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:July 11, 2014

Sue Wood, a former analytical chemist with a Ph.D. in plant pathology, has been playing the chimes in Alteld Hall's bell tower for 43 years.

Published Date: July 11, 2014


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A trip to space from two perspectives

Published Date:May 9, 2014

Events surrounding 2014 Commencement exercises on the weekend of May 16 - 18, 2014, include opportunities to hear from both Col. Mike Hopkins and his wife, Julie.

Published Date: May 9, 2014


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ACES students 'pay it forward'

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:May 6, 2014

The brainchild of ACES’ student advancement committee, the month-long “I Pay It Forward: Students Supporting Students” campaign hoped to provide at least one scholarship funded by student donations, according to ACES associate director of advancement Stacey Cole. They got more than 1,100 donors – the majority of whom were fellow Illinois students – and raised about $15,000 in 30 days to support need-based scholarships for agriculture students.

Published Date: May 6, 2014


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Brothers on Broadway

Published Date:April 17, 2014

These two brothers, both University of Illinois alumni, are starring in current Broadway shows – Brandon as Martin Luther King Jr. in “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston, and Jason opposite Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Published Date: April 17, 2014


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Cricket on the South Quad

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:April 16, 2014

From Illinois to Pakistan, popular sport brings students, staff together through campus cricket club.

Published Date: April 16, 2014


Chancellor Wise seals the time capsule

Alma Mater Time Capsule Contents

Author: Joel Steinfeldt

Published Date:April 3, 2014

A list of items included in the Alma Mater time capsule.

Student iCard

Published Date: April 3, 2014


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Enabled Abroad!

Published Date:April 1, 2014

Robert Kozarek's study abroad trip came with hurdles most students don't have to overcome but, he says, "I never knew how adaptable I could be until I was forced into these positions."

Published Date: April 1, 2014


Marching Illini head to Ireland for St. Patrick's Parade

Published Date:March 10, 2014

On Thursday, March 13, a group of 325 Marching Illini students, parents and alumni will travel to Dublin, marking the band’s 7th trip to Ireland.

Published Date: March 10, 2014


'Divine Nine': Together again at Illinois

Author: Arissa Moore

Published Date:February 27, 2014

Illinois is one of the few universities in the nation to host all of the nine original Black Greek Letter Organizations.

Published Date: February 27, 2014


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Ellen DeGeneres Show visits Illinois' Quad

Published Date:February 25, 2014

Thousands turned out to the Illinois Quad on Monday - many dressed as movie characters - to be part of the Ellen DeGeneres Show airing February 26.

Published Date: February 25, 2014