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  • Illinois State Fair visitors to be treated to Creamsicles, tattoos, WWW

    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 Menke

    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 halls

    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 Monday

    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, 2001

    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 Fellowship

    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. 6

    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 year

    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 Zindars

    Mick Zindars is a groundsworker for the Division of Operation and Maintenance.

  • Violent crimes on, near campus declined last year

    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 Elsenpeter

    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, activities

    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 Arboretum

    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 house

    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 Anderson

    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. 31

    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 Sax

    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 Engineers

    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 Deverell

    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 Convention

    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 Yugoslavia

    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. 8

    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 moved

    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 election

    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 Lillig

    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 winners

    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 exhibits

    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' lecture

    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 refugees

    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 Scholars

    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 conference

    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 Wright

    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 Board

    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 student

    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 space

    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 Commencement

    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 Cearlock

    Bill Cearlock is assistant manager forthe Illini Union guest rooms.

  • Paul Parker to be honored by National Society of Black Engineers

    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 Plant

    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 Miller

    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 year

    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 esteem

    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 Inge

    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 sought

    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 commencement

    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 Paceley

    Cathy Paceley is a secretary in the veterinary biosciences department.

  • On the Job: Danny Lienard

    Danny Lienard is coordinator of grants and contracts in the Grants and Contracts Office.

  • Dads Association honors top sophomores with Library Awards

    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 Plaza

    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 gap

    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.