blog postsFor ParentsOnly ConnectOct 21, 2016 9:15 am714 views Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to leadFor ParentsActifOct 21, 2016 9:15 am182 views Startup develops wearable systems for road safetyFor ParentsLike Fish in WaterOct 21, 2016 9:15 am113 views Underrepresented students make the most of fellowships in animal biologyFor ParentsAdvertising is UsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am277 views Student group leads in membership, awards and enthusiasmFor ParentsA Community of PeersOct 21, 2016 9:15 am69 views Resources await at the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher EducationFor ParentsJosh TalksOct 21, 2016 9:15 am259 views TED Talks have nothing on Illinois Athletic Director and Illinois alumnus Josh WhitmanFor ParentsTop DogsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am56 views U of I team designs “bark park”For ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorOct 21, 2016 9:00 am35 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 ParentsTen…Nine…Eight...Mar 8, 2016 1:45 pm1168 views CubeSat students prepare for launchFor ParentsJason's ListMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm234 views Student uses YouTube to help others finish bucket listsFor ParentsPlay for ChangeMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm125 views Sport-focused RSO is a Slam DunkFor ParentsFinding the SourceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm227 views History students unearth the unknown about artifacts on the WebFor ParentsA Family AffairMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm2204 views Celebrating five generations of Illinois studentsFor ParentsChinese for a New GenerationMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm230 views Chinese culture and language camp promotes international outlookFor ParentsiVenture AcceleratorMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm707 views Nurturing student entrepreneurs' startup ambitionsFor Parents2016 Campuswide CommencementMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm116 views Exercises set for May 14For ParentsArt Meets ScienceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm397 views Murphy Lab Participant/Observer Program creates interdisciplinary learning environmentFor ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorMar 7, 2016 9:00 am94 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 ParentsEducation Students Down Under: Australia study trip gives future teachers a global educationOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm248 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 ParentsIllinois Cancer Scholars: Cancer Scholars Program links education to real-world issuesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm765 views When Pierce Hadley came to the University of Illinois, he wanted access to professors, a chance to do research in a lab, and a perspective on how his classes and research in bioengineering could relate to medicine. He found all of that when he became one of 12 students who are the first cohortof the Illinois Cancer Scholars Program, a new undergraduate training program launched in fall 2014 in the department of bioengineering.For ParentsSafety in Numbers: Student Patrol plays dual role as community service, career trainingOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm562 views U. of I. students Alex Tran and Angela Annarino prefer to work in the dark. While their peers are studying, sleeping or unwinding at the end of a long day of class, Tran, from Chicago, Illinois, and Annarino, from Lamont, strap on their work vests and radios. It’s during the night when they are needed the most.For ParentsIllinois MakerLab: 3-D printing lab fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, interdisciplinary teamworkOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm652 views The next industrial revolution has arrived at the Universityof Illinois, but it’s not happening on the side of Green Street that anyone familiar with the Urbana campus would expect. Located on the third floor of the Business Instructional Facility, the Illinois MakerLab is touted as the world’s first 3-D printing lab in a business school.For ParentsLaboratory Learning: Research teaches students about flexibility—in electronics and in lifeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm1434 views “Fabricating flexible electronics is my thing. I love it!” said Seung Yun “Simone” Heo, her enthusiasm evident even while speaking about the technical processes of metal vapor deposition and electron beam lithography. “We’re making everything from scratch. I can do it myself from step one. It’s not that hard to do, it’s more about time and effort.”For ParentsLit Skills, Job Skills: Students learn more than they often realize in studying EnglishOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm495 views The student who chooses English as a major should be prepared. Prepared for the questions, concerns and even mocking about the value of their degree.For ParentsKEEPING IN STEP: Marching Illini Head to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm113 views The first time Angela Kucharski saw the Marching Illini perform, she knew she wanted to be a part of it.For ParentsI Pay It Forward: Student by student, ACES ‘pays it forward’ through month-long scholarship campaignOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm146 views Illinois student Dexter Smith knew he wanted to study at the U. of I. since the eighth grade. But he needed financial help to stay at Illinois, and found it through some fellow classmates.For ParentsThe Turtle Team: Veterinary students use dogs to study turtlesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm466 views They show up in rubber boots and load their backpacks with gear: GPS units, latex gloves and data collection notebooks. The other equipment–calipers, syringes, scales and folding tables–will be used later when the students bring turtles here to their temporary laboratory alongside a park road.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 ParentsVoices in harmony: Student a cappella groups enjoy close-knit communityJan 19, 2015 4:00 pm202 views Attend a charity fundraiser on the University of Illinois campus, and you might hear one of the many student a cappella groups singing a classic song such as “Blue Skies.” Or you might hear a group at a student event performing a recent Rihanna hit, or singing a blend of Indian and American pop music at the chancellor’s pre-game party on a football Saturday.For ParentsCareer prep starts early: Even freshmen, whether certain or searching, have things they can doJan 19, 2015 3:00 pm78 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 ParentsNew program puts knowledge to work solving community needsJan 19, 2015 2:00 pm11 views When Morgan Tarter was an undergraduate in the bachelor of social work program, she wanted to work in the addiction and recovery field. But her career aspirations changed after she gained some “real world” experience through service learning.For ParentsIllinois study abroad program prepares student for real life disasterJan 19, 2015 1:00 pm83 views When Jessica Weston was choosing a study abroad location, she had two qualifications: beautiful weather and English-speaking. So, she chose the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, where she was able to fulfill her academic requirements, as well as develop her interest in volunteer work through a course called “Rebuilding Christchurch.” The New Zealand city was recovering from a series of violent earthquakes.For ParentsGrowing support for scholars: A Lincoln Hall scholarship program has multiplied in size since the building renovationJan 19, 2015 12:00 pm11 views With the reopening of Lincoln Hall more than two years behind us, an initiative tied to the renovation grows more significant every day. The Lincoln Scholars program has so far provided financial assistance to 50 Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) students to help complete their studies.For ParentsGiving sustainability a hand: Student helps launch recycling program for disposable glovesJan 19, 2015 11:00 am42 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 ParentsStudents put sustainability on U. of I. mapJan 19, 2015 10:00 am22 views The year 2015 will mark a milestone for sustainability at Illinois. This fall, a 5.87-megawatt, 20.8-acre solar farm – now under construction on university farmland – will supply about two percent of the campus’s total electricity needs. This project is the result of a dream and a lot of hard work by many stakeholders – not least among them the Illinois students.For ParentsDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorJan 19, 2015 9:00 am47 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 ParentsMiss Possible: Students design dolls and activities to teach girls about science and engineeringAug 25, 2014 5:00 pm66 views Marie Curie: Chemist, physicist, Nobel laureate…childhood playmateFor ParentsNew Online Course Hits a Home Run: Students pitch sustainability during All-Star WeekAug 25, 2014 4:00 pm5 views A group of Illinois students joined the Green Team this past summer, volunteering with Major League Baseball and the Natural Resources Defense Council to promote environmental sustainability during MLB’s annual All-Star Week, held July 11-15 in Minneapolis.For ParentsImpacting the Community: Students invest time, talent in Avicenna Community Health CenterAug 25, 2014 3:00 pm9 views At the height of the recession, east central Illinois residents saw medical needs growing in their community. And, due to the job market, many residents were without health insurance. For ParentsCamp Kesem acts as an escape for children whose parents have cancerAug 25, 2014 2:00 pm23 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 ParentsFrom Field to Market to Table: Students study post-harvest losses in IndiaAug 25, 2014 1:00 pm21 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 ParentsMinrva project makes library navigation and research easy with appAug 25, 2014 12:00 pm16 views Finding the right book in the library these days doesn’t involve a card catalog. In fact, it doesn’t necessarily involve a computer terminal or even a librarian, thanks to a mobile phone application called Minrva, developed by student interns in the undergraduate library’s Technology Prototyping Service (TPS).For ParentsPeer Education Program promotes dialogue on edgy topicsAug 25, 2014 11:00 am22 views There’s perhaps nothing more intimidating in a young adult’s life than leaving the comfy confines of the family nest for the first time and venturing off to college. But University of Illinois students can take comfort knowing a well-developed and well-supported network of fellow students – or “peer educators,” as they’re known on campus – are ready and willing to help them navigate the swirling sea of college life.For ParentsThe Great War: Two courses make conflict meaningful through study abroad and campus expertiseAug 25, 2014 10:00 am11 views World War I began in 1914 n the age of biplanes and the Model T – before even radio, much less the Internet. Yet its effects were massive and are still being felt today.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 ParentsInspiration. Perspiration. Dedication. Four professors share the Joy of teachingJan 27, 2014 5:00 pm64 views Teaching was part of the environment Mark Micale grew up in. His father taught high school history and economics. “There was a lot of talk in the household about schools and classes and students,” Micale said – though it didn’t prompt him, as he started college, to pursue a career in education. Two great college teachers did that.For ParentsGetting personal: Beckwith assistants may receive more than they giveJan 27, 2014 4:00 pm14 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 ParentsStudy Abroad's top priority is safety for studentsJan 27, 2014 3:00 pm17 views Students participating in the U. of I.’s Study Abroad program say they were thankful for the comprehensive safety training they received on campus before traveling – and more thankful still they never had to employ it in an emergency situation.For ParentsStudents 'SPIN' opportunity with NCSA into internship goldJan 27, 2014 2:00 pm55 views Help wanted: On-campus supercomputing behemoth – you know, the place that invented the Web browser – seeks highly motivated student interns to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems.For ParentsLa Colectiva advocates for immigrants, social justice, changeJan 27, 2014 1:00 pm40 views When Stephanie Mazariegos was a small child, her parents struggled to pay their bills. During the day, her parents worked alternating shifts – her father in a restaurant and as a janitor at a synagogue, her mother cleaning a woman’s home – so that one parent could be at home to care for the children.