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  • STOCKED ITEMS

    Each item listed under 'stocked items' is representative of an Illinois pride point and available for purchase.

  • Basket

    Medium size brown basket with handle, includes filler, cellophane wrap and ribbon.  Items in basket are not included in price, but can be selected from the list below. Each item is representative of an Illinois pride point covering various areas of excllence at the University of Illinois.

    Measurement: 11" w x 12" h x 8" d
    (basket is 6" high where contents are placed)

    Cost: $10.00

  • Bookmark

    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    The University Library holds more than 13 million volumes and 24 million items and materials in all formats, languages, and subjects, including 9 million microforms, 120,000 serials, 148,000 audio-recordings, more than 930,000 audiovisual materials, more than 280,000 electronic books, 12,000 films, and 650,000 maps.

    No label

    Cost: Free

  • Calculator

    ENGINEERING

    Jack Kilby, an Illinois College of Engineering alumnus, invented the hand-held calculator while working at Texas Instruments in 1967. Kilby shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in physics for his part in the invention of the microchip and currently holds more than 60 patents.

    Label included

    Cost: $2.50

  • Chapstick

    INSTITUTE for GENOMIC BIOLOGY

    In 2013, a team of Illinois researchers led by entomology professor Gene Robinson, discovered that some honey bees have distinct personalities. Certain bees in the hive were found to be more likely than their sisters to scout for new food sources and nest sites. The researchers found thousands of distinct differences in gene activity in the brains of scouting and non-scouting bees, and further found the same genes may be used by insects, humans and other animals in the evolution of behavior. 

    Label included

    Cost: $3.50

  • Deck of Cards

    BUSINESS

    University of Illinois professor John Kindt is a senior editor of the U.S. International Gaming® Report.  For 20 years, his research has focused on the societal, business and economic impacts of decriminalizing gambling activities – particularly gambling’s destabilization of international financial institutions and criminal justice systems, resulting in increased addicted gamblers, bankruptcies and crime.

    Label included

    Cost: $3.50

  • Ear Plugs

    MEDICINE

    In 1916 William A. Noyes, the head of the chemistry department, argued successfully for an addition to be built to house the largest chemistry department in the United States. The roster of scientists who studied or taught at Noyes Laboratory reads like a Who’s Who of American chemistry. It includes 10 Nobel Prize winners; 23 presidents of the American Chemical Society; and 12 winners of the Priestley Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Chemical Society.

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    Cost: $0.25

  • Golf Tees

    ATHLETICS

    The Illini golf team has boasted two recent NCAA individual champions in Scott Langley (2010) and Thomas Pieters (2012). The men’s golf team has won six of the last seven Big Ten titles.

    Label included

    Cost: $1.00 - package of 10

  • Headphones

    MEDIA

    Illinois has a rich history in film innovation. Joseph Tykociner gave the first public demonstration of sound recorded simultaneously with pictures on film, which took place on the Urbana campus. Alumnus Tomlinson M. Holman developed the technology that produces a surround sound experience at the movie theater. 

    Label included

    Cost: $7.00

  • Honey 3oz. jar

    INSTITUTE for GENOMIC BIOLOGY

    In 2013, a team of Illinois researchers led by entomology professor Gene Robinson, discovered that some honey bees have distinct personalities. Certain bees in the hive were found to be more likely than their sisters to scout for new food sources and nest sites. The researchers found thousands of distinct differences in gene activity in the brains of scouting and non-scouting bees, and further found the same genes may be used by insects, humans and other animals in the evolution of behavior. 

    Label included

    Cost: $2.50