blog posts100 years ago at Illinois: The May FêteMay 1, 2017 10:45 am1 views Along with the May Pole dance and crowning of a May Queen, there were sporting events, a circus featuring the various student groups, concerts, a parade, and general merriment.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.1970s program attempted to diversify Illinois library schoolMay 11, 2017 9:45 am2 views The Carnegie Scholars was a group of 30 minority students admitted to the graduate library program in the early 1970s in an effort to increase the diversity of the program.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.April 19, 1880: The demise of 'The Elephant'Apr 18, 2017 1:15 pm3 views At approximately 1:00 am on April 19, a portion of the building’s west exterior wall fell down, and later that morning a large part of the roof was shorn off by wind.Bicycling, advocacy at Illinois: A marriage made on campusJun 14, 2017 2:45 pm0 views How did Illinois get bike lanes and bike paths? Well, that's an interesting story...Book celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusAug 28, 2017 10:30 am1 views When the University of Illinois was established, its physical presence consisted of 10 acres for its main campus and a single five-story building. Today it's 4,550 acres (excluding farms) and 647 buildings.Campus landmark renovated: Natural History Building reopensAug 29, 2017 11:30 am0 views $70 million renovation transformed the Natural History Building into both a beautiful space filled with interesting display cases, and a 21st century learning spaceCampus life on the silver screen: The 1916 film “Pro Patria”Apr 24, 2017 10:15 am2 views Advertised as “the first all-University movie ever attempted,” virtually ever aspect of the film was connected to campus.Celebrating 20 years of Asian American studiesSep 26, 2017 2:45 pm0 views Illinois' Department of Asian American Studies traces its roots to student, faculty, staff, and community activism in the 1990s.Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved U of I historyJun 23, 2017 8:00 am2 views The Chancellor’s Medallion is the highest campus honor, having been awarded just six times since it was first presented in 1999.Cuban Illini, since 1908May 22, 2017 10:00 am2 views Since at least 1908, Cuban students have been attending the University of Illinois.George Huff, the Father of Illini AthleticsJun 12, 2017 9:45 am3 views Huff, a member of Illinois’ first varsity football team in 1890, became coach and athletics director during the first 46 years of the Athletic AssociationHappy 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.Illini Everywhere: Afghan Illini, since 1939Aug 21, 2017 8:30 am0 views Since at least 1939, Afghan students have been attending the University of IllinoisIllini 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.Illini Everywhere: Syrian Illini, Since 1909Apr 19, 2017 8:30 am0 views The first Syrian Illini might be Shukry Elaswad who was the first University soccer (or 'soccer football,' as it was called then) coach from 1909 to 1910. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame: George HalasJun 19, 2017 9:15 am11 views Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois.Illinois BTN producer wins Emmy for Tim Nugent documentarySep 14, 2017 1:00 pm189 views Alison Davis Wood's writing was recognized with a Mid-America Emmy Award for The Game Changer, the story of Illinois accessibility pioneer Tim NugentIllinois junior Paige Jones: Where my ACES story beginsApr 14, 2017 10:30 am0 views As the university celebrates its 150th birthday, I think of all of my family members that were a part of those 150 years.Illinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am3 views From the muddy prairie rose a school—and a student body—rooted in manual labor and religious worship, in addition to cultural activities that left sports in the dustIllinois veterinary faculty: Stubbornly shaping the futureMay 30, 2017 9:30 am0 views VetMed Dean Peter Constable writes of the significant legacy of “stubborn” builders and leaders within Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine.Mapping History at the University of IllinoisOct 17, 2017 10:45 am0 views The Mapping History project takes a multilayered approach to telling the history of the University, integrating maps, 3D imagery, and archival contentMirage and Murder in the ArcticApr 21, 2017 12:45 pm1 views One hundred years ago, two Illinois alumni were part of an ill-fated expedition to the edge of the earth.Move-in begins next weekAug 14, 2017 11:00 am1 views New residents being greeted at the entrance to Busey Hall in the 1960sMusic of Illinois: ‘Illinois Loyalty’Jun 5, 2017 8:45 am2 views The origins of University of Illinois’ school songReport: 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." ‘Saving the Earth Since 1969’: Illinois’ Oldest Environmental Student GroupApr 7, 2017 11:45 am0 views “We were the generation that watched a man land on the moon,” said Diane Marlin, who joined SECS in 1972. “We were idealistic. We really believed we could make a difference. We still do.”Sesquicentennial 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.