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  • On the Job: Brad Hedrick

    Brad Hedrick is interim director for the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services and head coach of the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams.

  • On the Job: Charles Stites

    Charles Stites is a research animal scientist in the department of animal sciences. 

  • On the Job: Susan Kies Roth

    Susan Kies Roth is assistant dean of educational affairs in the College of Medicine.

  • On the Job: Greg Peters

    Greg Peters is the assistant dining services director for housing, snack bars and vending operations.

  • On the Job: Jonathan Ying

    Jonathan Ying is an assistant dean in the Office of the Dean of Students.

  • On the Job: Lillian Morales

    Lillian Morales earned a master's degree at the UI studying the work of Rembrandt, Monet and Jackson Pollock, but these days she earns a living by shooting photographs of (mostly) four-legged creatures at the UI veterinary clinics.

  • On the Job: Rollie Smith

    As assistant director of food services at the Illini Union, Rollie Smith makes sure that hundreds of thousands of meals served on the UI campus throughout the year are the best they can be. He has been in food service for 35 years, and 10 of those have been with the university.

  • On the Job: Kathy Reiser

    Kathy Reiser is a field services coordinator with the UI Extension. From her office in Mumford Hall she keeps in touch with the academic professionals, staff members and volunteers who work in extension offices around the state.

  • On the Job: Ken Beck

    Ken Beck is the staff musician for the UI's dance department.

  • On the Job: Craig Cohen

    Craig Cohen is producer and local host of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" on WILL-AM (580).

  • On the Job: Joe and Phyllis Williams

    Husband and wife Joe and Phyllis Williams have been UI building service workers for 20 and 23 years, respectively.

  • On the Job: Susan Campanini

    Faculty members and students who have had anything to do with UI correspondence courses probably know Susan Campanini, whose official title is that of coordinator of instructional development for the Guided Individual Study unit.

  • On the Job: John DeHaven

    After working for 20 years at the UI, most of them in the Housing Division, electrician John DeHaven now specializes in setting up sound equipment for events around campus.

  • On the Job: Cindy Hall

    As staff secretary for the theater department, Cindy Hall says she does a little bit of everything, from making travel arrangements for staff members and guests to making sure that paychecks get delivered.

  • On the Job: Beth Erwin

    When visitors attend the Illinois State Fair Aug. 12 – 21 in Springfield, they'll likely see a booth for the College of Veterinary Medicine among the UI exhibits. One of the people who will have worked to create the booth is Beth Erwin, staff secretary for Vet Med's development office.

  • On the Job: Maggie Agnew

    Since 1978, Margaret "Maggie" Agnew has been handing out towels in the locker room in the lower level of the Intramural Physical Education Building.

  • On the Job: Betsy Kleiss

    Betsy Kleiss originally intended to use her degree in physical education from Eastern Illinois University to teach P.E. But after graduating college and waiting for a teaching position to open, she took a job at the UI.

  • On the Job: David Thiel

    David Thiel, program director for WILL-Channel 12, is frequently seen by the public during the campaign drives when he appears on camera to make pitches for public support. Behind-the-scenes he scans thousands of potential shows each year, and in his free time treats himself to science fiction movies and TV shows, such as "Star Trek" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

  • On the Job: Don Hardin

    Don Hardin is the UI women's volleyball coach.

  • On the Job: Kirk Zymkie

    Kirk Zymkie is a coin machine mechanic for campus housing for more than 23 years. He's the vending division's only full-time fix-it man.

  • On the Job: Gregg Homerding

    Gregg Homerding is the library technical assistant at the UI's newspaper library.

  • On the Job: Rebecca McBride

    Rebecca McBride is associate director for marketing and patron services at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. 

  • On the Job: Gaylon Reeves

    Gaylon Reeves has been the business manager of the department of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering for two months. 

  • On the Job: Nathaniel Banks

    Nathaniel Banks is the director of the African American Cultural Program. He has been involved with the program since its inception 30 years ago, first as a student playing in its band, as a graduate program assistant, as its assistant director and then as the director since 1997.

  • On the Job: Carlos Donaldson

    One of the most familiar faces to longtimers on campus may be that of Carlos Donaldson, mail supervisor II. For 38 years, Donaldson has been making sure that UI faculty and staff members and students get their campus mail.

  • On the Job: Susan Temmink Layton

    Susan Temmink Layton is the marketing assistant at the UI Press.

  • College of Engineering to receive $2 million gift for fellowships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Engineering has received a $2 million gift for endowed fellowships from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. symposium expands into weeklong commemoration

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Study circles, hate groups and zero-tolerance policies aimed at curbing school violence are just a few of the topics that will be explored during the University of Illinois' third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium.

  • CAS/MillerComm lecture series to look at gender, genetics, aging among other topics

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gender, genetics and aging are just a few of the general topics that will provide a springboard for more focused discussions by speakers participating in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois this spring.

  • On the Job: Becky Lauher

    Becky Lauher is the crime prevention coordinator with the UI Police Department. 

  • Former U. S. Sen. Paul Simon to speak at UI commencement

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon will be the featured speaker at the University of Illinois Commencement ceremonies May 14.

  • Fewer crimes against people reported during fall '99 semester

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although fewer crimes against people occurred on the University of Illinois campus during the fall 1999 semester, police officials still are concerned about the numbers of aggravated assaults and batteries and robberies that put students in harm's way.

  • On the Job: Joe Barron

    Joe Barron has been manager of the research farms for animal sciences since 1990.

  • CNN political commentator Robert Novak to join three UI political science professors in discussion

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - CNN political commentator Robert Novak will join three University of Illinois political science professors Feb. 22 in a free, public discussion about the value of presidential primaries.

  • Black History Month activities promote 'We Are One' theme

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "We Are One" is the theme of this year's Black History Month at the University of Illinois.

  • Scholars to discuss 'Russia After Yeltsin' in symposium March 4

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars and other experts on Russia will meet at the University of Illinois next month to do some collective prognosticating on what results of that nation's March 26 presidential elections may hold in store for the Russian people and the world.

  • Balkan relief benefit concert set for Feb. 22

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For centuries, ethnic, religious and political differences have divided the various groups of people who inhabit the Balkans, yet many of the Balkan people remain linked by shared aspects of musical heritage. That heritage will be celebrated during the Balkan Relief Benefit Concert Feb. 22 at the University of Illinois.

  • Ag Open House to give visitors hands-on contact with DNA

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Want to get your hands on a strand of real DNA? Visitors can pretend to be a molecular scientist March 3-4 at one of several exhibits that reflect the "Beyond 2000" theme of this year's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Open House at the University of Illinois.

  • Living-Learning communities being exanded at UI

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Today's college students are expecting more from their residence-hall experiences than ever before. And at the University of Illinois, student needs are being met through a number of innovative housing plans.

  • World affairs conference in Peoria to look at Cuban-U.S. relations

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As media reports and the court of public opinion have fixed on the fate of Elian Gonzalez, interest in Cuban-U.S. relations has never been greater in recent history.

  • Citizen's Police Academy looking for applicants

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The police are looking for you, but there's no reason to hide.

  • On the Job: Terry Cole

    In August, Terry Cole was promoted to senior associate athletic director.

  • Thomas M. Siebel endows world-class computer science facility at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Siebel Systems Inc. and the University of Illinois today announced that alumnus Thomas M. Siebel agreed to donate $32 million to the university to construct state-of-the-art facilities for the department of computer science at the Urbana campus.

  • Two new exhibitions to go on view at I space March 3

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions will be on view March 3 through April 8 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Governor, trustees to break ground for research park March 2

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gov. George Ryan, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and UI administrators and faculty members will celebrate the beginning of the campus's Research Park with a groundbreaking ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday (March 2) at the corner of First Street and St. Mary's Road in Champaign.

  • Tony Waldrop named vice chancellor for research after serving as interim

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tony Waldrop has agreed to accept the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the board of trustees at its meeting Thursday (March 2) in Urbana.

  • National Computational Science Alliance and NCSA announce leadership transition

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The National Computational Science Alliance will enter a new phase today when Larry Smarr, founding director of the Alliance and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, assumes the new role of Alliance Strategic Adviser. This change will free him of his management responsibilities of the Alliance and NCSA.

  • On the Job: John Sudlow

    John Sudlow is the Project Coordinator of the UI's Motorcycle Rider Program, located on Gerty Drive next to the Fire Service Institute. 

  • UI submits bids for three high school championships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will be submitting a bid to the Illinois High School Association in an effort to bring championship games in three sports to campus. The bid seeks a five-year commitment from the IHSA for the events to be held at the UI.

  • Obesity researcher to give public lecture March 30

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Internationally known obesity researcher Richard Lee Atkinson will discuss the prospects for effective treatment in a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the University of Illinois. The lecture is free and will be in Room 150 of the Animal Sciences Laboratory, 1207 W. Gregory, Urbana.