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The Jupiter String Quartet will perform on the opening night of the Allerton Music Barn Festival.

Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and styles

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 19, 2014

Andrew Megill, Ollie Watts Davis, the Jupiter String Quartet and Chip McNeill are among the musicians scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival. Tickets go on sale Thursday (June 19) for the popular concert series held in the beautifully restored century-old Dutch hay barn at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center near Monticello, Illinois. This year’s festival runs Sept. 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday).

Published Date: June 19, 2014


Allen H. Renear has been named the dean of the university's Graduate School of Library Information and Science, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Interim dean of Graduate School of Library and Information Science named dean of the school

Author: Dusty Rhodes

Published Date:June 18, 2014

Allen H. Renear, a professor in the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, has been named the dean of the school. His appointment becomes effective Aug. 16, pending approval of the university’s board of trustees. Renear has been serving as interim dean since February 2012.

Published Date: June 18, 2014


Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the universitys School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Fritz Drasgow named dean of U. of I. School of Labor and Employment Relations

Author: Phil Ciciora

Published Date:June 17, 2014

Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the university’s School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Published Date: June 17, 2014


Thirteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grants

Published Date:June 16, 2014

Thirteen University of Illinois students and recent alumni have been offered fully funded opportunities to research, study or teach English in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East through the U.S. Student Fulbright program. Another three Illinois students have been named alternates for this prestigious award. The U. of I. has consistently been among the top producers of Fulbright recipients in the U.S.

Published Date: June 16, 2014


University of Illinois students awarded more than $50,000 in Gilman scholarships for study abroad

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:June 10, 2014

Fifteen University of Illinois students have received Gilman scholarships to study abroad this summer and in fall semester, placing the U. of I. atop the Big Ten and in the top 20 in the country for Gilman Scholarship recipients during these terms.

Published Date: June 10, 2014