blog postsFor Parents2016 Campuswide CommencementMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm121 views Exercises set for May 14For ParentsA Community of PeersOct 21, 2016 9:15 am77 views Resources await at the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher EducationFor ParentsA Family AffairMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm2215 views Celebrating five generations of Illinois studentsFor ParentsA summer of fun and GAMESAug 20, 2012 6:00 pm38 views The weeklong camp is geared toward high school students with interests in science and engineering. GAMES includes seven camps, each focusing on a particular engineering discipline: aerospace engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials science and robotics.For ParentsAcademy helps students get down to businessJan 23, 2012 5:30 pm5 views A generation ago, all an entrepreneur needed was an idea and a garage. Now, entrepreneurs need little more than an Internet connection – and, for UI students, the help of a unit on campus that can guide them as they turn their ideas into full-fledged businesses.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 ParentsActifOct 21, 2016 9:15 am191 views Startup develops wearable systems for road safetyFor ParentsAdministrative PostsJan 20, 2014 7:45 am22 views Administrative PostsFor ParentsAdministrative PostsJan 21, 2013 3:30 pm8 views Administrative PostsFor ParentsAdministrative PostsJan 23, 2012 4:00 pm9 views Administrative PostsFor ParentsAdministrative PostsAug 20, 2012 3:15 pm8 views Administrative PostsFor ParentsAdministrative PostsAug 22, 2011 3:30 pm56 views Administrative PostsFor ParentsAdministrative PostsAug 26, 2013 10:00 am12 views Administrative PostsFor ParentsAdvertising is UsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am288 views Student group leads in membership, awards and enthusiasmFor ParentsAnimators help fight disease, preserve crops, feed the worldJan 21, 2013 5:45 pm12 views A farmer in Burkina Faso learns how to safely store his crops. An entrepreneur in India learns how to truck her harvested grain to market. Thanks to student animators at the U. of I., these people and countless others around the world can also see and hear about the symptoms, transmission and treatment of tuberculosis, or how and when to wash their hands to avoid disease.For ParentsArt for the sake of self-discoveryJan 23, 2012 5:00 pm54 views Journeys that foster self-discovery are not always easy or pleasant – but can be empowering and liberating, says Elka Kazmierczak, a slender woman with short gray hair and sparkling brown eyes. She seems to vibrate with energy and purpose. At the first meeting of the semester for the Illini Art Therapy Association, Kazmierczak invites participants to take such a journey with her.For ParentsArt Meets ScienceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm406 views Murphy Lab Participant/Observer Program creates interdisciplinary learning environmentFor 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 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 ParentsCelebrating our sesquicentennialMar 23, 2017 9:15 am25 views Milestones and relevant connections to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 150th anniversary. For ParentsCHAMPS/Life Skills program supports student-athletesJan 23, 2012 4:45 pm30 views The athlete shines on the playing field or the court, in the gym or the pool. That’s the part of “student-athlete” that most UI fans know about. The student part happens out of the limelight, but the record shows student-athletes succeeding there as well.For ParentsCheers! Giant smoothie breaks record at ConvocationAug 22, 2011 4:00 pm4 views Dining Services cooked up some excitement at the annual New Student Convocation and the Guinness Book of World Records certified their efforts. The world’ largest smoothie – a 330-gallon pink delight – was created from 960 pounds of yogurt, 600 pounds of strawberries and 105 gallons of pineapple juice.For ParentsChinese for a New GenerationMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm241 views Chinese culture and language camp promotes international outlookFor ParentsCoursera shares U. of I. courses far beyond campusAug 26, 2013 12:00 pm9 views As Illinois students took their seats last fall in lecture halls across campus, half a world and several time zones away in New Delhi, Kunwar Apoorva Singh booted up his computer and logged into the Illinois portion of Coursera, the consortium of more than 80 global universities offering free online courses to anyone in the world with access to the Internet.For ParentsCricketers maintain their wicket waysAug 20, 2012 4:00 pm21 views On Quad Day, more than 600 registered student organizations set up displays in hopes of attracting new members. Junior Utkarsh Yadav didn’t need to browse. He knew exactly which RSO he wanted to join.For ParentsCrime alerts to include follow-up notices on arrestsAug 26, 2013 12:30 pm6 views When there’s a serious crime within the campus district, the U. of I. police department sends an email to inform the campus community of the situation. Public Safety officials are planning to use the system to share good news as well.For ParentsDear ParentsJan 21, 2013 3:00 pm3 views Dear ParentsFor ParentsDear ParentsJan 23, 2012 3:45 pm4 views Much to my delight, in my first few months as chancellor I have discovered two common threads at this great university: Learning never rests and helping others is a way of life.For ParentsDear ParentsAug 20, 2012 3:30 pm3 views There are outstanding universities in every state where a student can get an education. We want to ensure that at Illinois, students don’t just get an education – they have experiences that really prepare them for the challenges they’ll have when they leave this campus. For ParentsDear ParentsAug 22, 2011 3:15 pm3 views On Oct.1 during Homecoming I assumed my new responsibilities as vice president of the University of Illinois and as chancellor of the Urbana campus. I want to share with you how excited and humbled I am to have the privilege to lead one of the greatest modern research universities in the world. 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 ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorJan 20, 2014 7:15 am7 views By the time you are reading this issue of Postmarks, we’ll be moving into the final months of our academic year. It’s hard to believe that another academic year is coming to a close so quickly. And just as those of us on campus find ourselves in a whirlwind of exams, final projects and preparation for graduation, many of you are considering whether Illinois is the right choice for your child next year. For 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 ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorAug 25, 2014 9:00 am4 views By the time this fall issue of Postmarks is in your hands, we’ll be well into the fall semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nearly 7,000 freshmen and more than 1,300 new transfer students joined the Illinois family in August, setting new records for academic achievement. Together with our returning students, they represent every state in the nation and nearly half the nations in the world. The campus is once again full of the energy, excitement and anticipation of what this year will bring us all.For ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorAug 26, 2013 9:00 am6 views As you read this issue of Postmarks, we will be near the mid-point of the fall semester. Whether this is your first semester with a son or daughter at Illinois or it is a year of return for your child, we are proud to count them among our students.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 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 ParentsDeep passion: Student charting future on Navy submarineAug 22, 2011 5:15 pm9 views What should a little girl aspire to become when she grows up? If you’re asking Kristin Schoemaker, anything she wants. Schoemaker, a junior in nuclear engineering, is preparing to cast off the limitations of an age-old Navy rule prohibiting women from serving on nuclear submarines.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 ParentsExcellent student experience a priority for new chancellorJan 23, 2012 5:45 pm6 views To new Urbana Chancellor and UI Vice President Phyllis M. Wise, education and family are inextricable elements.For ParentsExtreme makeover for Alma Mater under wayAug 20, 2012 5:45 pm70 views Although the inscription on the base of the Alma Mater statue hasn’t changed, the statue’s location did Aug. 7 as workers lifted the 5-ton sculpture onto a truck and took it to Chicago for extensive conservation work.For 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 ParentsFinding the SourceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm229 views History students unearth the unknown about artifacts on the WebFor ParentsForward march! Marching Illini strike up a lasting relationship with practice fieldJan 20, 2014 8:00 am37 views The University of Illinois Marching Illini provide the soundtrack for a long list of cherished football traditions. Gridiron games wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without the band leading the players out of the tunnel, playing “Imperial March” from “Star Wars” on third downs and of course “Oskee Wow Wow” after every touchdown. But the band is abandoning one lesser-known custom that dates back several generations – and everyone is happy to see this tradition go.For ParentsFour kings of Illini Chess Club make move on elite stageAug 26, 2013 4:00 pm100 views Last spring, a Cinderella team from the U. of I. clinched a berth in the Final Four of a major college tournament. But this unheralded group of undergraduates used pawns, bishops and queens – not basketballs – to work their tournament magic.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.For ParentsGAME ON: Students score as park district coachesAug 22, 2011 6:00 pm31 views It was the final game of the Urbana Park District basketball season, and Jordan Morris’ motley crew of third- and fourth-grade boys (at right) was winning. He watched them dribble, pass and deploy the pump fake and the jab step – moves he and his friends had taught them at practice – to almost double their opponent’s score.For ParentsGetting personal: Beckwith assistants may receive more than they giveJan 27, 2014 4:00 pm16 views All students have their favorite places to escape the stress of finals week. But during a study break last December, senior Shelby Wills found herself in a place she had never imagined: in a swimming pool with a classmate who has a severe physical disability.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 ParentsGlobal health issues drive students around the worldJan 23, 2012 4:15 pm56 views On a campus of 40,000 undergraduates, a student organization can provide a grounding point. For the members of Frontiers International Health Society, it’s also a launch pad, sending students far beyond the lecture halls to apply their skills around the globe.