blog postsWho was Illini Nellie?Mar 17, 2017 10:00 am0 views And why was she buried on campus?What is Quad Day?Aug 24, 2017 4:45 pm0 views Quad Day is an Illinois tradition, and it's not to be missed by new studentsWhat did a University of Illinois student handbook look like in 1934?Apr 20, 2017 11:15 am0 views The handbook allowed Illini to plan which class dance they’d attend, pencil in a class schedules and check guidelines on curfew. (Yes, there was a residence hall curfew.)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.Video: When African American Illini could enroll, but not resideSep 26, 2017 11:30 am246 views A new documentary, “A Home of Their Own,” celebrates the local African American community’s role in welcoming these students in the 1930-50sVideo: 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 potentialVideo: An oral history of the Altgeld ChimesAug 28, 2017 8:45 am1 views Longtime Chimesmaster Sue Wood and other players of the historic Altgeld Chimes tell of the history behind the bells and what makes them such a central part of the Illinois experienceU 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.University of Illinois’ 150th marks years of ag innovationsMay 4, 2017 9:30 am0 views For former university president Robert Easter it is another reason to celebrate the institution he loves so much.University Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series eventsOct 12, 2017 10:30 am0 views Speakers addressing the people, places, cutural changes and significant events in the University's 150 year historyUI Archives: Love Letters of Illini, Olympian Harold OsbornSep 29, 2017 8:45 am0 views In the 1920s, the Illini Athletics HOF inductee corresponded with Margaret Estelle Bordner, chronicling their long-distance romance and courtshipToday in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talkJun 7, 2017 12:45 pm202 views ECE professor Joseph Tykociner devised one of the first optical sound tracks -- in which sound is converted to a light pattern on film -- so it can be played back in sync with the movie.The Baby Boom & Beyond, 1953-1979Dec 4, 2017 9:45 am0 views First with civil rights, then with anti-Vietnam War activism, students began holding demonstrations, leading President Henry to state that the University was 'at the vortex of a social storm.' Text: Chancellor Jones's remarks at the Sesquicentennial Opening CelebrationFeb 28, 2017 3:15 pm230 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.'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.‘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.”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." Music of Illinois: ‘Illinois Loyalty’Jun 5, 2017 8:45 am2 views The origins of University of Illinois’ school songMultimedia: The rich history of Illinois FieldOct 20, 2017 10:45 am0 views These grounds sat just north of the Gym Annex and the Old Armory, where the North Quad sits today. Established in 1891, it was a center of student activity for nearly one hundred yearsMove-in begins next weekAug 14, 2017 11:00 am1 views New residents being greeted at the entrance to Busey Hall in the 1960sMirage 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.Mapping History at the University of IllinoisNov 1, 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 contentInteractive Map Project: The Early Years Building TourNov 7, 2017 10:00 am1 views Learn about the campus buildings built - and destroyed - from 1867-1904. Illinois 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.Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am1 views Maj. Kenneth Bailey of Danville, a 1935 graduate, was awarded the medal posthumously for leading his company in defending an airfield during the Guadalcanal Campaign in September 1942Illinois: 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 junior Paige Jones: Where my ACES story beginsApr 14, 2017 10:30 am1 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 BTN producer wins Emmy for Tim Nugent documentarySep 14, 2017 1:00 pm190 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 Athletics Hall of Fame: George HalasJun 19, 2017 9:15 am20 views Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois.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.