blog postsFor ParentsIllini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am360 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most For ParentsOasis Design ProjectMar 23, 2017 4:15 pm303 views University of Illinois students designed a seating area inspired by zen gardens for a major art and design show in Chicago last fall.For ParentsOkavango Odyssey: Study abroad students study wildlife in BotswanaMar 23, 2017 9:15 am596 views It was 6 a.m. and the campers were quietly preparing for the day. Suddenly, a voice called out from the camp manager’s tent. “Girls? We’re going to have to wait. I can see a lion from my window.”For ParentsCelebrating our sesquicentennialMar 23, 2017 9:15 am26 views Milestones and relevant connections to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 150th anniversary. For ParentsGood Deeds, Safety RemindersMar 23, 2017 9:00 am108 views Recreation, sport and tourism class creates public service messages about railway safetyFor ParentsFerreting out fake newsMar 23, 2017 9:00 am15 views Illinois computer science students Mark Craft and Qinglin Chen created an extension for the Chrome web browser to verify articles and pictures posted to Facebook. Even more impressive? They did it in less than 36 hours, as part of a student hackathon event hosted by Princeton University in November 2016. For ParentsVirtual Reality ProjectMar 23, 2017 8:00 am222 views Have you ever been on the field at Memorial Stadium, standing next to the cheerleaders as they lead an “I-L-L” call-and-response during a football game? Or have you been onstage at Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while world-class musicians play? With the help of a new interdisciplinary project from students in advertising and computer science, those and a few other quintessential Illinois experiences are just a mouse click – and a pair of virtual reality goggles – away.For ParentsAct of CongressMar 23, 2017 8:00 am110 views Students play the role of U.S. House members for a semester and gain insights on process, politics and power.For ParentsHistory GamesMar 23, 2017 8:00 am67 views Students learn about the past by replaying it, in a different kind of history class.For ParentsOnly ConnectOct 21, 2016 9:15 am841 views Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to leadFor ParentsActifOct 21, 2016 9:15 am191 views Startup develops wearable systems for road safetyFor ParentsLike Fish in WaterOct 21, 2016 9:15 am123 views Underrepresented students make the most of fellowships in animal biologyFor ParentsAdvertising is UsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am290 views Student group leads in membership, awards and enthusiasmFor ParentsA Community of PeersOct 21, 2016 9:15 am77 views Resources await at the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher EducationFor ParentsJosh TalksOct 21, 2016 9:15 am268 views TED Talks have nothing on Illinois Athletic Director and Illinois alumnus Josh WhitmanFor ParentsTop DogsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am64 views U of I team designs “bark park”For ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorOct 21, 2016 9:00 am46 views By the time this issue of Postmarks is in your hands, we'll be well into the fall semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.For ParentsTen…Nine…Eight...Mar 8, 2016 1:45 pm1170 views CubeSat students prepare for launchFor ParentsJason's ListMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm239 views Student uses YouTube to help others finish bucket listsFor ParentsPlay for ChangeMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm148 views Sport-focused RSO is a Slam DunkFor ParentsFinding the SourceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm229 views History students unearth the unknown about artifacts on the WebFor ParentsA Family AffairMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm2215 views Celebrating five generations of Illinois studentsFor ParentsChinese for a New GenerationMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm241 views Chinese culture and language camp promotes international outlookFor ParentsiVenture AcceleratorMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm725 views Nurturing student entrepreneurs' startup ambitionsFor Parents2016 Campuswide CommencementMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm121 views Exercises set for May 14For ParentsArt Meets ScienceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm408 views Murphy Lab Participant/Observer Program creates interdisciplinary learning environmentFor ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorMar 7, 2016 9:00 am97 views As you get this issue of Postmarks in the mail, we’re moving into the final couple of months of our academic year here at Illinois.For ParentsEducation Students Down Under: Australia study trip gives future teachers a global educationOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm250 views Visiting Australia was on Lindsay Duffy’s bucket list since the seventh grade, the U.of I. junior said. So Duffy “did a little happy dance” when she learned she’d be studying abroad Down Under.For ParentsIllinois Cancer Scholars: Cancer Scholars Program links education to real-world issuesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm797 views When Pierce Hadley came to the University of Illinois, he wanted access to professors, a chance to do research in a lab, and a perspective on how his classes and research in bioengineering could relate to medicine. He found all of that when he became one of 12 students who are the first cohortof the Illinois Cancer Scholars Program, a new undergraduate training program launched in fall 2014 in the department of bioengineering.For ParentsSafety in Numbers: Student Patrol plays dual role as community service, career trainingOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm570 views U. of I. students Alex Tran and Angela Annarino prefer to work in the dark. While their peers are studying, sleeping or unwinding at the end of a long day of class, Tran, from Chicago, Illinois, and Annarino, from Lamont, strap on their work vests and radios. It’s during the night when they are needed the most.For ParentsIllinois MakerLab: 3-D printing lab fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, interdisciplinary teamworkOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm653 views The next industrial revolution has arrived at the Universityof Illinois, but it’s not happening on the side of Green Street that anyone familiar with the Urbana campus would expect. Located on the third floor of the Business Instructional Facility, the Illinois MakerLab is touted as the world’s first 3-D printing lab in a business school.For ParentsLaboratory Learning: Research teaches students about flexibility—in electronics and in lifeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm1453 views “Fabricating flexible electronics is my thing. I love it!” said Seung Yun “Simone” Heo, her enthusiasm evident even while speaking about the technical processes of metal vapor deposition and electron beam lithography. “We’re making everything from scratch. I can do it myself from step one. It’s not that hard to do, it’s more about time and effort.”For ParentsKEEPING IN STEP: Marching Illini Head to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm116 views The first time Angela Kucharski saw the Marching Illini perform, she knew she wanted to be a part of it.For ParentsI Pay It Forward: Student by student, ACES ‘pays it forward’ through month-long scholarship campaignOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm155 views Illinois student Dexter Smith knew he wanted to study at the U. of I. since the eighth grade. But he needed financial help to stay at Illinois, and found it through some fellow classmates.For ParentsThe Turtle Team: Veterinary students use dogs to study turtlesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm507 views They show up in rubber boots and load their backpacks with gear: GPS units, latex gloves and data collection notebooks. The other equipment–calipers, syringes, scales and folding tables–will be used later when the students bring turtles here to their temporary laboratory alongside a park road.For ParentsLit Skills, Job Skills: Students learn more than they often realize in studying EnglishOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm507 views The student who chooses English as a major should be prepared. Prepared for the questions, concerns and even mocking about the value of their degree.For ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorOct 22, 2015 9:00 am69 views By the time you read this issue of Postmarks, we’ll be nearing the middle of the fall semester here at Illinois.For ParentsVoices in harmony: Student a cappella groups enjoy close-knit communityJan 19, 2015 4:00 pm221 views Attend a charity fundraiser on the University of Illinois campus, and you might hear one of the many student a cappella groups singing a classic song such as “Blue Skies.” Or you might hear a group at a student event performing a recent Rihanna hit, or singing a blend of Indian and American pop music at the chancellor’s pre-game party on a football Saturday.For ParentsCareer prep starts early: Even freshmen, whether certain or searching, have things they can doJan 19, 2015 3:00 pm86 views The Career Center at the U. of I. is in a handy spot, across the street from the Alma Mater sculpture on the edge of Campustown.For ParentsNew program puts knowledge to work solving community needsJan 19, 2015 2:00 pm12 views When Morgan Tarter was an undergraduate in the bachelor of social work program, she wanted to work in the addiction and recovery field. But her career aspirations changed after she gained some “real world” experience through service learning.For ParentsIllinois study abroad program prepares student for real life disasterJan 19, 2015 1:00 pm90 views When Jessica Weston was choosing a study abroad location, she had two qualifications: beautiful weather and English-speaking. So, she chose the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, where she was able to fulfill her academic requirements, as well as develop her interest in volunteer work through a course called “Rebuilding Christchurch.” The New Zealand city was recovering from a series of violent earthquakes.For ParentsGrowing support for scholars: A Lincoln Hall scholarship program has multiplied in size since the building renovationJan 19, 2015 12:00 pm13 views With the reopening of Lincoln Hall more than two years behind us, an initiative tied to the renovation grows more significant every day. The Lincoln Scholars program has so far provided financial assistance to 50 Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) students to help complete their studies.For ParentsGiving sustainability a hand: Student helps launch recycling program for disposable glovesJan 19, 2015 11:00 am57 views Madeline Kull didn’t know much about sustainability initiatives before starting an internship at the Illinois Sustainability Technology Center, but found that the field fit her like a recycled glove.For ParentsStudents put sustainability on U. of I. mapJan 19, 2015 10:00 am23 views The year 2015 will mark a milestone for sustainability at Illinois. This fall, a 5.87-megawatt, 20.8-acre solar farm – now under construction on university farmland – will supply about two percent of the campus’s total electricity needs. This project is the result of a dream and a lot of hard work by many stakeholders – not least among them the Illinois students.For ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorJan 19, 2015 9:00 am48 views As this issue of Postmarks reaches your home, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign we are moving into the final months of the academic year.For ParentsMiss Possible: Students design dolls and activities to teach girls about science and engineeringAug 25, 2014 5:00 pm76 views Marie Curie: Chemist, physicist, Nobel laureate…childhood playmateFor ParentsNew Online Course Hits a Home Run: Students pitch sustainability during All-Star WeekAug 25, 2014 4:00 pm7 views A group of Illinois students joined the Green Team this past summer, volunteering with Major League Baseball and the Natural Resources Defense Council to promote environmental sustainability during MLB’s annual All-Star Week, held July 11-15 in Minneapolis.For ParentsImpacting the Community: Students invest time, talent in Avicenna Community Health CenterAug 25, 2014 3:00 pm11 views At the height of the recession, east central Illinois residents saw medical needs growing in their community. And, due to the job market, many residents were without health insurance. For ParentsCamp Kesem acts as an escape for children whose parents have cancerAug 25, 2014 2:00 pm24 views The little girl chatted excitedly to her dad. As the two waited in the check-in line, she began to list all of the things she loved about camp: the special guest, the other kids, the counselors. She was the typical girl excited to attend summer camp, with one marked difference: two weeks earlier her mom passed away from cancer.For ParentsFrom Field to Market to Table: Students study post-harvest losses in IndiaAug 25, 2014 1:00 pm30 views Flowers. Groundnuts (peanuts). Wheat. And paddy (rice): These were the focus of a 10-day student excursion to India over the 2014 winter break. Business administration professor Udatta Palekar organized the trip with 15 undergraduate business students majoring in supply chain management.