blog postsIllinois State Fair visitors to be treated to Creamsicles, tattoos, WWWJul 31, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Visitors to the Illinois State Fair who stop by the University of Illinois tent can get free orange Creamsicles or temporary tattoos of the UI logo and experience the World Wide Web on a set of blue iMac computers.On the Job: Stephen MenkeAug 17, 2000 4:45 pm0 views Stephen Menke is an enology specialist in the food science department and the state enologist for the Illinois Grape and Wine Resource Council. Enology is the study of wines and winemaking. plants and fields.VIPs to help students move into residence hallsAug 18, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- "VIP Illini Guides" once again will be among the more than 1,000 student, staff and faculty members helping students move in to their UI residence halls this Sunday.First day of class to be treated like a MondayAug 21, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Because of campus policy and changes in the campus calendar, the first day of class -- Wednesday, Aug. 24 -- will be treated as if it were a Monday.Chancellor Aiken to retire Aug. 20, 2001Aug 22, 2000 9:00 am189 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Aiken, the chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, announced today that he is retiring.Graduate student wins Amelia Earhart FellowshipAug 25, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Qi Zhu, a University of Illinois graduate student, has been selected for an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from the Zonta International Foundation.UI's first South Asian film series begins Sept. 6Aug 31, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The first film series at the University of Illinois dealing with South Asia will be offered this fall.IPRH to focus on 'cities' during yearSep 5, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- One of the greatest -- but also most overlooked --actors of all time will get many moments in the spotlight during a University of Illinois film series.On the Job: Mick ZindarsSep 7, 2000 4:45 pm4 views Mick Zindars is a groundsworker for the Division of Operation and Maintenance.Violent crimes on, near campus declined last yearSep 20, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The number of violent crimes in the University of Illinois crime-reporting area declined in the year ending Aug. 31, statistics released this week indicate.On the Job: Joni ElsenpeterSep 21, 2000 4:45 pm9 views Joni Elsenpeter is a UI labor relations specialist, which means she works with campus departments and employees to resolve or improve work-related issues. She is also known by the name Joni Laurence, which she uses when singing and performing.Chicago Academy of Sciences showcases UI exhibits, activitiesSep 25, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Children will be able to whip up a little fun and learn while they're doing it Oct. 7-8 at the Chicago Academy of Sciences.Family Fall Festival set for Oct. 7 at the ArboretumOct 2, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A day of fun for the entire family is planned for Saturday (Oct. 7) at the Family Fall Festival at the University of Illinois Arboretum. Children and adults can enjoy a variety of activities, contests and exhibits while learning more about horticulture.Garden talks among highlights at Japan House open houseOct 2, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Garden talks by James A. Bier will be among the highlights of the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois' Japan House on Oct. 14.On the Job: Mary AndersonOct 5, 2000 4:30 pm12 views Mary Anderson is secretary for the program for Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, which is located in the Armory. Anderson started with ACDIS when it was created in 1978.Alcohol Awareness Week to be observed on campus through Oct. 31Oct 16, 2000 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois will observe National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week through Oct. 31. Numerous organizations around campus will be sponsoring events and activities, including the following selected events.On the Job: Gloria SaxOct 19, 2000 4:30 pm29 views Gloria Sax has been administrative secretary to the head of the department of animal sciences for four years. She started at the UI nearly six years ago after getting out of the hectic surety-bond industry.Three UI researchers among 59 recipients for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and EngineersOct 23, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three University of Illinois researchers were among 59 young researchers named today (Oct. 23) as recipients of the fifth annual Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.On the Job: Willie DeverellNov 2, 2000 4:30 pm9 views Willie Deverell is a food service administrator III in the cafeteria at Bevier Hall. He works for the department of food science and human nutrition, overseeing the cooking of the daily meals and catering services.KAM Exhibition Challenges ConventionNov 3, 2000 9:00 am2 views University of Illinois art and design students are challenging convention - and having a bit of fun at the same time - in an exhibition on view Nov. 10 through Dec. 7 at the UI's Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion.Panelists to discuss future of YugoslaviaNov 3, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Panelists at the University of Illinois will meet in a public forum Nov. 15 to discuss the future of Yugoslavia in the wake of Slobodan Milosevic's recent fall from power.Board to hear report on Chief Illiniwek Nov. 8Nov 6, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Louis Garippo, a former circuit judge in Cook County, will present his report on Chief Illiniwek to the Board of Trustees beginning at 1:30 p.m. during the regular board meeting Wednesday (Nov. 8) in Urbana.Asian American Studies Committee House to be movedNov 6, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Asian American Studies Committee House at 1003 W. Nevada, Urbana, will be moved two blocks to the west on Nevada, closer to the Quad, David Dressel, associate vice chancellor for administration, said today.CNN commentator to join UI professors in discussion of electionNov 7, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Robert Novak, a political commentator for CNN, will join four UI professors in a public discussion analyzing this year's presidential election.On the Job: Lisa LilligNov 16, 2000 4:15 pm2 views Lisa Lillig is a wig and makeup director, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. She’s worked for the theater department for six years, and holds a masters of fine arts degree from the UI in costume technology.European Union Center honors three essay winnersNov 20, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three Illinois high school students were honored for their submissions to an essay contest sponsored by the University of Illinois' European Union Center.Architecture to be featured in I space exhibitsNov 20, 2000 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The art of architecture takes center stage next month in two new exhibitions at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Nina Baym to present CAS annual professors' lectureNov 22, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois English professor Nina Baym will discuss the link between women and their interest in science -- from a historical perspective -- when she presents the Center for Advanced Study's 10th annual professors' lecture Nov. 28 at the UI.Author to share story of little-known haven for Hitler's refugeesNov 22, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Historian and author Michael Luick-Thrams will visit the University of Illinois and surrounding communities Nov. 28-Dec. 3 to share his knowledge of a little-known, Midwestern safe haven for refugees of Hitler's Nazi regime.Ten faculty members named University ScholarsNov 27, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ten faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been chosen to be the 2000-2001 University Scholars.Planning for a 'Top 10' community topic of conferenceNov 28, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Urban sprawl, water quality and green spaces are among the topics that will be examined at an upcoming conference sponsored by the University of Illinois department of urban and regional planning.On the Job: Janette Bradley WrightDec 7, 2000 3:45 pm0 views Janette Bradley Wright is staff secretary for the College of Communications, department of advertising for about a year, and she’s been in the department for about 10 years.University files written argument with Illinois Educational Labor Relations BoardDec 8, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois today filed its written argument with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board in Chicago regarding the issue of graduate assistant unionization at the Urbana campus.Students awarded scholarships for academic excellence in honor of first Illinois studentDec 11, 2000 9:00 am644 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A group of distinguished incoming freshmen and returning scholars have been awarded James Newton Matthews Scholarships for academic excellence.Symbols, signs, icons and artifacts come together in new exhibition at I spaceJan 18, 2001 9:00 am117 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Symbols, signs and other icons and artifacts of popular culture are being combined and reconfigured in a new exhibition on view Jan. 26 through Feb. 24 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Six to receive honorary degrees at UI CommencementJan 18, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Six people have been selected to receive honorary degrees at spring Commencement, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees at its meeting Jan. 18 in Chicago.On the Job: Bill CearlockJan 18, 2001 3:30 pm0 views Bill Cearlock is assistant manager forthe Illini Union guest rooms.Paul Parker to be honored by National Society of Black EngineersJan 24, 2001 9:00 am75 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Paul E. Parker, assistant dean in the UI College of Engineering and the director of the minority engineering program, has been selected to receive the 2001 Minority Engineering Program Director of the Year Award from the National Society of Black Engineers.Power and steam for heating being restored after fire at campus Abbott Power PlantJan 26, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Power and steam for heating are being restored to University of Illinois campus buildings following an outage caused by an explosion and fire this morning at the universityÕs Abbott Power Plant, 1117 S. Oak St., Champaign.On the Job: Steve MillerFeb 1, 2001 3:30 pm5 views Since arriving on campus in 1996, Steve Miller’s been a full-time research programmer, better known as the campus Web administrator or the campus webmaster.Reported crime declined in most categories on campus last yearFeb 5, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Reported crime declined in most categories on the University of Illinois campus during 2000, statistics released this week indicate.National Eating Disorders Awareness Week to focus on body image, self esteemFeb 15, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Food for thought will be the main item on the menu during events scheduled at the University of Illinois in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 25 to March 4.On the Job: David IngeFeb 15, 2001 3:30 pm22 views David Inge joined WILL-AM’s "Focus 580" when it was created in 1981. He has been the full-time host of the live interview call-in program since 1985.Volunteers or docents for Arboretum and Allerton Park soughtFeb 23, 2001 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People interested in becoming a docent or a volunteer at Allerton Park in Monticello or at the University of Illinois Arboretum are welcome to sign up for a course being offered by staff members of the two facilities.Former UI president to speak at May 13 commencementMar 1, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Stanley O. Ikenberry, the 14th president of the University of Illinois, will be the featured speaker at Commencement ceremonies May 13 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign. He will speak at both the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.On the Job: Cathy PaceleyMar 1, 2001 3:15 pm1 views Cathy Paceley is a secretary in the veterinary biosciences department.On the Job: Danny LienardMar 15, 2001 3:15 pm10 views Danny Lienard is coordinator of grants and contracts in the Grants and Contracts Office.Dads Association honors top sophomores with Library AwardsMar 23, 2001 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A group of University of Illinois students has been honored with Dads Association Library Awards. Chosen from among students recently completing their sophomore year, the award winners were among the top three students in their respective colleges or had maintained a 4.0 (out of 4.0) grade-point average.XTension Chords kick off new lunchtime entertainment series at new Arcade PlazaMar 23, 2001 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The XTension Chords, an all-male a cappella group that intersperses comedy sketches with vocal arrangements, will kick off a new lunchtime entertainment series, "Picnic at the Plaza 2001," celebrating the new Arcade Plaza Courtyard at the University of Illinois.Former UI professor returns to deliver Derber Lecture on gender pay gapMar 26, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Francine D. Blau, the Frances Perkins professor of industrial and labor relations at Cornell University, will address the pay gap between men and women at the Milton Derber Lecture at 3 p.m. Friday (March 30) in the Wagner Education Center of the Labor and Industrial Relations Building, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.