blog postsEducationWorkshop on Jan. 22 seeks to guide parents to connect with their kidsJan 4, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to connect with your kids - in particular in talking about substance abuse - will be the topic of a parenting workshop Jan. 22 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois.EducationNoncredit courses offer noncompetitive setting for learningJan 13, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The basics of using the Internet, insights into local nature, and music from opera to Sousa to beginning piano. All are among the choices this spring in noncredit courses and lecture series sponsored by the University of Illinois.EducationAssociate Chancellor changes to take place later this springJan 19, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several staff changes will be taking place later this spring in the Office of the Chancellor on the University of Illinois campus.Campus LifeEducationRecruiters to come to campus March 30 for Teacher Placement DayMar 28, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country Thursday (March 30) at the UI's annual Teacher Placement Day.EducationNurturing new teachers focus of two-day conference April 10-11Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Finding the best ways to nurture new teachers early in their careers -- giving them confidence and expertise, getting them certified, and keeping them in the profession -- will be the topic of a two-day conference in Champaign next week.EducationFirst group of K-12 teachers to receive master's degrees online to graduate May 14May 10, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --The first group of K-12 educators to earn master's degrees online from the University of Illinois' College of Education will receive their diplomas May 14 at the UI's spring commencement.EducationUI to be site of new national disability research instituteMay 19, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois will be the site of a new national Disability Research Institute supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration.EducationK-12 teachers, administrators build computer skills June 12-16Jun 7, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- More than 200 Illinois teachers and administrators will be building up their computer and Internet skills at eight locations June 12-16 through summer institutes organized by the University of Illinois College of Education.Education10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognizedJun 9, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program, now in its 24th year, will recognize its 10,000th enrollee Saturday.EducationContinuing Education offers wide range of personal and professional enrichment programsSep 15, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People who want to learn to write for magazines, learn to canoe, or explore "The Creation" will have opportunities this fall through the University of Illinois. So will would-be photographers, those wanting to learn how to handle holiday stress, and people who'd like to explore Allerton Park, near Monticello.EducationLaw School Day offers opportunities for students to talk to 86 law schoolsOct 10, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 16 (Monday).EducationDisabilities symposium to look at futureNov 13, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Clinton signed another landmark disability act, known as "Ticket to Work." What might come next, whoever is president, will be just one of the topics at the "Symposium on Disability and Equality: Strategies for Success" this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 16-18) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.EducationWeb site lets you 'know when to say when'Dec 20, 2000 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties, and drinkers are urged to "know when to say when" before getting behind the wheelEducationTransAfrica leader to give keynote speech at weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. symposiumJan 17, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Randall Robinson, an internationally known advocate for human rights, executive director of TransAfrica and TransAfrica Forum, and author of last year's "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," will be speaking at the University of Illinois this Thursday (Jan. 18).EducationThe business side of college basketball coaches to be topic of talkFeb 2, 2001 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An inside perspective on 25 years of change in the business side of coaching college basketball will be the theme of a lecture Feb. 6 at the University of Illinois.EducationPersonal, professional enrichment possible through continuing education coursesFeb 15, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Asian cooking, Vietnam movies, Russian museums É and seafood, architecture, opera, writing, Lincoln and the Amish.EducationFormer HHS administrator to speak on welfare reform March 29Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Peter Edelman was a high-level administrator in the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed legislation to reform the welfare system.EducationTeacher Placement Day on April 5 to draw school districts from 27 states and six foreign countriesMar 29, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country and around the world April 5 (Thursday) at the UIs annual Teacher Placement Day.EducationKeeping and developing new teachers focus of conferenceApr 20, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Educators from around the state will gather in Champaign early next week to trade ideas and experience on how to keep and develop new teachers.EducationTeachers at 11 schools will learn new computer and Internet skills in summer institutesJun 12, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. .Almost 450 Illinois educators will be learning new computer and Internet skills this summer through weeklong institutes at 11 sites in Illinois.EducationPulitzer Prize-winner Bill Gaines named to Knight Chair in JournalismJul 11, 2001 9:00 am75 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Bill Gaines, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner during 27 years as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, has been named to the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Illinois.EducationUI student named congressional fellowAug 1, 2001 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Margaret Brooks LaRaviere of Chicago, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois, will be working on Capitol Hill this academic year instead of on campus.Campus LifeEducationTeacher placement day attracts recruiters from half the statesMar 22, 2002 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Recruiters from half the states and several foreign countries will be looking for teachers to fill thousands of positions March 28 at the University of Illinois at the annual Teacher Placement Day.EducationEducators to share how to keep, train, mentor new teachersApr 10, 2002 9:00 am1 views Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, 893-4921.EducationKris Kristofferson among guests slated to attend Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film FestApr 12, 2002 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Actors Kris Kristofferson, Robert Forster and Cliff Robertson, along with an international cast of directors and other special guests, are scheduled to join film critic Roger Ebert and thousands of film buffs for Eberts fourth annual Overlooked Film Festival April 24-28 in Champaign-Urbana and at the University of Illinois.EducationFormer Illinois president to speak at community college leadership retreatMay 15, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The new executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), along with a former University of Illinois president, will be among the speakers at a two-day retreat next week for community college leaders in Illinois.EducationTeachers learn to integrate technology into classes during weeklong workshopsJun 21, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. More than 1,200 Illinois educators have upgraded their computer skills during the past four summers through a weeklong institute called "A Moveable Feast."EducationSun-Times sports columnist to speak FridaySep 30, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Rick Telander, a Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist and the author of the recently published "String Music," a novel about a young basketball fan and the basketball star who befriends him, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.EducationAuthority on African-American families to speak Nov. 12Nov 5, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert B. Hill, a nationally known authority on African-American families, will speak on "Understanding Black Families: Strengths and Challenges" in a lecture Nov. 12 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.EducationCenter for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series opensJan 21, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Afghanistan, Africa, anti-Semitism and animal rights - as well as an evening with a novelist, and a look at how culture shapes personal choices.EducationPeer groups influence early adolescent bullying behaviorJan 21, 2003 9:00 am201 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Peer-group influence on adolescents is well established, especially regarding drugs and alcohol. New research indicates it also extends to bullying behavior.EducationAmong continuing education offerings is a trip to ItalyJan 28, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the community can explore topics as diverse as opera, terrorism, flower gardens and the detective novel in programs to be offered this spring and summer by the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One opera program features a 10-day trip in July to Verona, Italy, for an opera festival.EducationNew Internet-based tool aids communication for deafMar 14, 2003 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Deaf persons and those with whom they communicate now have a powerful tool at their disposal - a free Internet-based video relay system - which will get a local demonstration on Wednesday (March 19) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.EducationMedia invited to view, experience training at Fire Service InstituteMar 21, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the news media will have an opportunity on March 26 to view and experience aspects of the training given to thousands of firefighters and emergency personnel every year at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.Campus LifeEducationAnnual teacher placement day Thursday to draw fewer recruitersApr 15, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Even as many schools face tightening budgets, their recruiters will be out in force Thursday (April 17) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the annual Teacher Placement Day.EducationChicago educator named new director of University High SchoolJun 10, 2003 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kathleen Moroney Patton, the dean of academic affairs and assistant principal at Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago, has been named the new principal and director of University Laboratory High School, the laboratory school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.EducationTeachers upgrade tech skills statewideJun 17, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 400 Illinois teachers are upgrading their computer and technology skills this summer at eight sites throughout the state.EducationYearlong commemoration of Brown v. Board decision to beginSep 15, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A commemoration of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision begins this month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will continue throughout the school year.EducationSchool-university team makes baseball an exercise in learningOct 21, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Baseball is pitching, hitting, running the bases.HumanitiesEducationSoftware tool makes PowerPoint easier for disabled to useDec 11, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether in the classroom or the boardroom, chalkboards have been replaced nearly universally by computer-aided audiovisual presentations that commonly involve a laptop computer and Microsoft PowerPoint software. And while that change has proved beneficial for most presenters and their audiences, a notable exception is for people with disabilities.EducationPlantiff's daughters in famed Brown v. Board case to lecture at U. of I.Mar 4, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two daughters of the late Rev. Oliver Brown - for whom the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision was named - will give a lecture at 4 p.m. on March 11 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.Education'Lawrence of Arabia' and Buster Keaton masterpiece headline 'Ebertfest'Mar 15, 2004 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Lawrence of Arabia" in 70mm will be the big-screen opening act for the sixth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 21-25 to Champaign-Urbana.EducationConference to explore legacy of 1954 Brown v. Board decisionMar 15, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision will soon mark its 50th anniversary, on May 17.EducationNAACP Chairman Julian Bond to deliver keynote at three-day U. of I. conferenceMar 22, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julian Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak on "The Broken Promise of Brown" beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 2) in the auditorium of Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.Campus LifeEducationChicago schools CEO among guests at teacher placement dayApr 5, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Representatives from more than 120 school districts will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Thursday (April 8) for the annual Teacher Placement Day.EducationScience more creative and less 'true' than many believe, educator saysAug 2, 2004 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Science is not just evidence, but intuition. It is not just procedures, but creativity. Its conclusions are not set in stone, but ever-changing and open to question as part of a dynamic social enterprise.EducationCampus LifeIllinois part of new center bringing engineering into high schoolsSep 13, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - High school students in technology education courses will start thinking more like engineers if a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant, involving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has the desired effect.EducationHealthPhysically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers sayOct 18, 2004 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The health benefits of exercise - across the lifespan - have been well documented. More recently, scientists have begun to demonstrate that exercise also may improve cognitive functioning in older adults.HumanitiesEducationSocial SciencesWhat's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author saysOct 25, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sexuality is not an easy topic for discussion as it relates to schools, but what is left unsaid can cause a lot of harm, says Cris Mayo, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of a new book.EducationSchools visiting U. of I. to recruit teachers on annual placement dayMar 2, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Schools in Brooklyn, Denver and Los Angeles, as well as Green Bay, Wis.; Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Palm Springs, Calif., will be among those looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 3) at the annual Teacher Placement Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.