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- Jake Aurelian, '00 MACS, has published an award winning collection of short fiction entitled, Dead Wrestlers, Broken Necks & The Women Who Screwed Me Over (2011). This summer, Dead Wrestlers... has been the recipient of two literary awards: Finalist (short fiction) in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (considered the "Sundance of book awards") and 2nd Place/Runner Up (general fiction) at the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival.
- Lena Foote '11 MEDIA STUDIES
Lena Foote ’11 MEDIA STUDIES began a new job as a College and Career Advisor at a Chicago Public School. She is an employee of the University of Illinois through the illinois College Advising Corps, which places recent UI graduates (from all 3 campuses) into high schools throughout the state to help underserved, low-income, and first-generation students through the college application process.
- Randall Hunt '10 MACS
The St. Louis Rams picked up two former Illini undrafted free agents Tuesday. Big offensive lineman Randall Hunt '10 MACS signed with St. Louis. He helped block for Illinois' Big Ten-best rushing offense. Watch the video...
- Andy Mueller '93 MEDIA STUDIES
Andy Mueller '93 MEDIA STUDIES and fellow Illini Chris Eichenseer '96 BFA were featured in the new exhibition, "Public Works," at Chicago's Andrew Rafacz Gallery, July 31 through August 29. After graduating from Illinois, Mueller founded OhioGirl, a graphic design, film and photo studio. His client list grew to include such big names like RCA, Capitol Records and Burton Snowboards. He has since branched out, creating designs for Lakai Limited footwear from his new locale, Los Angeles. Also, he now has a t-shirt line known as Quiet Life and manages to retain time for freelance design projects, still under the name OhioGirl. His work is renowned these days, having been featured in countless design annuals and magazines. His designs have even appeared on MTV on numerous occasions. Read entire article in the217.com.
- Pamela Szott '02 MEDIA STUDIES
Pamela Szott '02 MEDIA STUDIES and Michael Sill were married on July 17, 2009, at Meridian Banquets in Rolling Meadows, Ill. The couple honeymooned at Disney World. They reside in Schaumburg, Illinois.
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