blog postsBoard to hear report on Chief Illiniwek Nov. 8Nov 6, 2000 9:00 am7 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 pm1 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.Architecture to be featured in I space exhibitsNov 20, 2000 9:00 am12 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.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 am0 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.Symbols, signs, icons and artifacts come together in new exhibition at I spaceJan 18, 2001 9:00 am85 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.Power and steam for heating being restored after fire at campus Abbott Power PlantJan 26, 2001 9:00 am2 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 pm18 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 am5 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 pm7 views Danny Lienard is coordinator of grants and contracts in the Grants and Contracts Office.XTension Chords kick off new lunchtime entertainment series at new Arcade PlazaMar 23, 2001 9:00 am7 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.On the Job: Robert H. BurgerApr 5, 2001 1:15 pm6 views Robert H. Burger began his career at the UI in 1976 as a serials cataloger in the Slavic library. From 1989 until February of this year, Burger was head of the Slavic library. He assumed new responsibilities as associate university librarian for services on Feb. 21.Second annual business plan competition to kick off April 17Apr 9, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A reception will be held April 17 to mark the beginning of the second annual V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition at the University of Illinois.Addiction expert to speak at April 27 workshopApr 11, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. People who have dealt with addiction, or the family disorder that often surrounds it, may find assistance in a workshop April 27 in Urbana.Roger Ebert to showcase 14 films, including '2001: A Space Odyssey'Apr 11, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Roger Ebert will kick off his 2001 film festival, fittingly, with a special screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and the U.S. premiere of "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures."Civil engineering students to gather to race concrete canoes, build bridges, present papersApr 16, 2001 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Civil engineering students from 11 schools in the Midwest and Montreal will be at the University of Illinois April 27-28 to compete in concrete canoe races, a steel bridge-building contest and judged presentations of papers on any topic in the field.Disability Awareness Week, April 22-28, features lots of activitiesApr 16, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Disability Awareness Week takes place Sunday through Saturday (April 22-28), and the University of Illinois has scheduled a number of activities in recognition of the event:On the Job: Janet RudicilApr 19, 2001 1:15 pm3 views Janet Rudicil started at the university in July 1997 on the construction crew in the temperature control shop in the Division of Operation and Maintenance. She was promoted to become the shop’s first female foreman Jan. 22 of this year.Medicare 7, 8 or 9 founder honored with Chancellor's MedallionMay 1, 2001 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Daniel J. Perrino, professor emeritus of music at the University of Illinois, has been awarded the Chancellor's Medallion, bestowed upon exceptional individuals whose services to the university have exceeded all expectations and precedents.State championship of Rube Goldberg Machine Contest to be held May 12May 1, 2001 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for High Schools will be held in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12.On the Job: Richard KeenMay 3, 2001 1:15 pm4 views Richard Keen is an animal imaging technoligist in thelarge animal hospital. Keen started his career with the university Jan. 2, 1970.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 942 freshmen into honor societyMay 17, 2001 9:00 am402 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 942 members at a campus ceremony this spring.On the Job: HiDee EkstromMay 17, 2001 1:00 pm11 views HiDee Ekstrom has worked at the UI for 14 years, most of that time in her current job as secretary IV in the animal science lab.Fire College teaches more than basics of fighting firesMay 25, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. How to fight a fire its still a key part of the curriculum for this years 77th annual Illinois Fire College at the University of Illinois. But given the statistics of what it is todays firefighters do most often, the curriculum this year also will include classes on how to remove someone trapped in a car, how to rescue a person in a grain bin, and what firefighters need to know about the potential for a structure to collapse.Chancellor rescinds e-mail that required prior authorization before contact with prospective athletesJun 6, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Chancellor Michael Aiken has issued a memo to faculty, staff and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinding the part of his March 2 memo requiring prior authorization before they contact prospective student athletes. This action does not lessen the universitys commitment to complying with NCAA rules.School of Architecture honors 109 studentsJun 18, 2001 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois School of Architecture honored 109 undergraduate and graduate students for scholastic excellence during the 2001 spring semester. A total of $235,900 in prizes was awarded.South entrance bridge to Allerton Park closes today because it's unsafeJun 21, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The south entrance bridge to the University of Illinois Allerton Park in rural Monticello will be closed today to all traffic because the bridge has deteriorated to the point where it is no longer safe.Burglaries, robberies decline; aggravated assaults and batteries increase in campus areaJun 21, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The number of reported burglaries and robberies declined in the University of Illinois Police Departments statistical reporting area during the academic year that ended May 13, figures released this week indicate. The number of reported aggravated assaults and batteries, as well as the number of criminal sexual assaults, increased during that eight-month period.On the Job: Chuck Burdick and Al RasmussenJun 21, 2001 1:00 pm11 views As UI's two-man 'flower crew' this summer, Al Rasmussen and chuck Burdick are responsible for the flowers on campus.On the Job: Bill JonesJul 4, 2001 11:00 am2 views When he doesn’t have his head in the clouds teaching Institute of Aviation students to fly, Bill Jones, assistant aviation education specialist, writes action-adventure novels, as William M. Jones.First campus historical marker to be placed outside Architecture BuildingJul 5, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The UI plans to make and mark history today when Chancellor Michael Aiken unveils the first campus historical marker outside the Architecture Building on the University of Illinois campus.Ohio University aviator to become head of UI Institute of AviationJul 17, 2001 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Elaine McCoy, the chair of the department of aviation at Ohio University, will become the director of the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation Aug. 21.Board of trustees appoints new unit headsJul 26, 2001 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Twelve new department and unit heads on the University of Illinois campus were approved by the UI Board of Trustees at its July 12 meeting.UI tent open at state fair Aug. 10-19 in SpringfieldJul 30, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Visitors to the Illinois State Fair who stop by the University of Illinois tent can get free Dreamsicles or temporary Illini tattoos and learn how to use the Library Gateway to access materials from the UIs collections.Two guides name UI a top valueAug 1, 2001 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two guides that help students choose a college have named the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a top value.On the Job: Eric KnisleyAug 2, 2001 11:00 am4 views Hired by the UI as a cement finisher in May 1993, Eric Knisley has been foreman of the crew since April 1999.Easter named acting dean of ACESAug 6, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Robert A. Easter was named today to be acting dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. He will become interim dean, pending approval of the Board of Trustees at its meeting Sept. 13 in Chicago.