blog postsIllini Everywhere: Greek Illini, Since 1873Mar 29, 2017 8:00 am3 views Since at least 1873, Greek students have been attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllini Everywhere: Iranian Illini, Since 1907Mar 21, 2017 9:00 am1 views As the first Iranian students were arriving, some University community members were already embracing Persian arts and culture. The University library began building a Persian collection.Want to play the Altgeld Chimes? Try this virtual playerMar 20, 2017 3:30 pm3 views You know you’re on the University of Illinois’ campus when you hear the sound of Altgeld Hall’s chimes on the breeze.Who was Illini Nellie?Mar 17, 2017 10:00 am0 views And why was she buried on campus?Report: Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declinesMar 17, 2017 9:45 am0 views "While boosting milkweed numbers can be part of the solution, I don't think it is the entire solution." 150 for 150: Celebrating accomplishments of women at IllinoisMar 16, 2017 9:30 am4 views To celebrate the sesquicentennial, the University Library created an exhibit on the first floor of the Main Library highlighting achievements of students, staff, faculty and alumni.U of I Black Chorus’ thirteenth biennial Black Sacred Music SymposiumMar 6, 2017 4:15 pm0 views This four-day, biennial conference is dedicated to the study of Black Sacred Music traditions. The Thirteenth Black Sacred Music Symposium will be held March 9-12, 2017.Alumnus of first Illinois veterinary class still working hardMar 3, 2017 8:15 am1 views Dr. George C. Scott (yes, his real name) is a member of the Class of ’52, the college’s first graduating class. And he is the last surviving alumnus of that historic group.Happy first day of classes (in 1868)Mar 2, 2017 11:15 am0 views Illinois welcomed its first class of 50 students (like these agriculture students) and just two faculty members to the newly charted Illinois Industrial University on March 2, 1868.Text: Chancellor Jones's remarks at the Sesquicentennial Opening CelebrationFeb 28, 2017 3:15 pm223 views 'What we were given that day in 1867 was an idea. A big idea. What we did from there was take that idea, drop it into the context of the time, place and society, and begin to build...the land-grant university.'Video: Sesquicentennial Celebration kickoff announcementFeb 28, 2017 9:45 am2 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was created in 1867 with one building surrounded by a sea of mud. Join in our year-long celebration of its world-changing accomplishments and continuing potentialSesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 2:15 pm2 views The 15-month celebration of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday begins in earnest with a ceremony at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.