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Since 1989, Postmarks has delivered the news on campus to the parents of undergraduates at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. It is published each spring and fall semester by the News Bureau | Public Affairs. The paper is distributed by U.S. mail to the parents' homes.

STAFF
Editor: Mare Lehnherr Payne
mlpayne@illinois.edu, 217-333-0567

WRITERS (News Bureau Staff)
Liz Ahlberg, eahlberg@illinois.edu
Craig Chamberlain, cdchambe@illinois.edu
Phil Ciciora, pciciora@illinois.edu
Sharita Forrest, slforres@illinois.edu
Mike Helenthal, mhelenth@illinois.edu
Dusty Rhodes, rhodes8@illinois.edu
Diana Yates, diya@illinois.edu


Current Issue

Mark Micale, one of four professors who share the joy of teaching

SPRING 2014 | pdf


Teaching was part of the environment Mark Micale grew up in. Kim Graber wanted to teach from the time she was a small child. Andrew Alleyne remembers sitting in the back of the college classroom in which his mother taught on days he was sick and out of school. Kelly Tappenden tries to catch her students "where they're at and then take them to the level that we need within the curriculum."
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Archived Issues

Four kings of ches

FALL 2013


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.
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GAMES participants

SPRING 2013


Amelia Lee wasn’t sure she wanted to attend the University of Illinois. As a serious oboist, her idea of college was an arts institution such as Oberlin Conservatory or the Manhattan School of Music. Her mother, however, wanted Lee to get a more well-rounded education, and with a top-10 ranked music school, the U. of I. suited them both. So Lee came to Urbana to audition for oboe professor John Dee, an internationally known performer and conservatory-caliber coach.
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GAMES participants

FALL 2012


"Girls rock!" Landria "Landi" Lark shouted over the chatter of a dozen high school girls and the whirring of coaster-sized robotic cruisers.
"Yes, we do!" came the answering chorus. Conversation and motors suddenly stilled.
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Julie Honegger

SPRING 2012


Life – and career – lessons can take many forms. For seven UI undergraduates, a hands-on engineering collaboration with peers in South Africa – with weekend excursions to some of the most exotic locales on the planet – offered just about all of them.
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John Rynecki

FALL 2011


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.
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