blog postsNobel laureate in economics to deliver Edmund James lecture March 30Mar 9, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Douglass C. North, a Nobel laureate in economics, will deliver the Edmund James Lecture at the University of Illinois March 30.National women's wheelchair basketball tournament March 16-18Mar 14, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - March Madness will come to the University of Illinois this week in the form of women on wheels.On the Job: Angella AndersonMar 16, 2000 4:30 pm5 views Angella Anderson is a staff secretary in the office of text conversion with the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services. Open house for Japan House set for April 8Mar 17, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of obimusubi - otherwise known as Japanese sash tying - will be among the highlights of the spring open house April 8 at the University of Illinois' Japan House.UI to honor student employees April 7 as part of national recognitionMar 17, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An award ceremony to honor student employees of the year is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. April 7 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.NAACP chairman Julian Bond to give lecture March 28Mar 20, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julian Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will present the 10th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture on March 28 at the University of Illinois.New Taiwanese vice president is UI law school graduateMar 20, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Annette Lu, who was elected vice president of Taiwan Saturday, making her the highest-ranking female government official in the island's history, was a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.Educational conference on campus gambling to be held April 3Mar 24, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois' Office of the Dean of Students and the Chicago Crime Commission are co-sponsoring an in-depth educational conference on campus gambling.Recruiters to come to campus March 30 for Teacher Placement DayMar 28, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country Thursday (March 30) at the UI's annual Teacher Placement Day.UI to join group dedicated to ending substandard labor conditionsMar 29, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois announced today that it is provisionally joining the Worker's Rights Consortium, an organization dedicated to putting an end to substandard labor conditions for workers who make collegiate apparel.Ninth bienniel women's conference moves to Assembly HallMar 29, 2000 9:00 am85 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton will be the first keynote speaker at the University of Illinois' ninth Biennial Conference for Working Women, to be held at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign, April 13-14.Former Cook County circuit judge named to preside over Chief dialogue April 14Mar 30, 2000 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Board of Trustees today announced that Louis B. Garippo, a former circuit court judge in Cook County, has been retained to assist the board in conducting the dialogue on Chief Illiniwek.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 981 UI freshmenApr 4, 2000 9:00 am537 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 981 members at a campus ceremony this spring.Siebel Systems gives $2.6 million to endow Siebel ScholarsApr 5, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois today announced that Siebel Systems, the world's leading provider of eBusiness applications software, has donated $2.6 million to the UI to establish the Siebel Scholars Program in computer science.Anti-discrimination exhibit, 'Boxes and Walls,' comes to UIApr 5, 2000 9:00 am97 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After former University of Illinois student Benjamin Smith went on a hate-filled killing spree last July through Illinois and Indiana, UI students and staff members wanted to counter the negative message that Smith sent.On the Job: Kathy Schluter-KrewsonApr 6, 2000 5:00 pm3 views Since 1981, Kathy Schluter-Krewson has been a groundsworker for the UI.Fourteen engineering faculty members honored for excellenceApr 10, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen faculty members of the University of Illinois College of Engineering were honored Friday (April 7) at the 36th annual Engineering Awards Convocation for their excellence in research and teaching.Professor of special education named next dean of educationApr 14, 2000 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Susan Fowler has been named the new dean of the University of Illinois College of Education, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its May meeting. Fowler is a UI professor of special education and associate dean for academic affairs in the college.Sen. Paul Simon to speak at Commencement ceremonies May 14Apr 14, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN -- The 129th Commencement of the UI at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 14 at the Assembly Hall.On the Job: Al WolfeApr 20, 2000 5:00 pm1 views Technically, Al Wolfe's job title is Assembly Hall technician. But in reality, he has been the building electrician at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts since 1981.English professor Richard Wheeler named dean of Graduate CollegeApr 21, 2000 9:00 am136 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard Wheeler has accepted the position of dean of the UI Graduate College, as recommended by the chancellor and president.Moms Association elects officers, directors during Moms Weekend 4/21/2000Apr 21, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mary Jo Farrell, McHenry, has been elected president of the Mothers Association at the University of Illinois.NCSA founder Larry Smarr to leave UI for San Diego campusApr 26, 2000 9:00 am48 views After 20 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 15 years as the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Larry Smarr announced today that he has accepted a professorship at the University of California, San Diego. His wife, Janet Smarr, also has accepted a position at UCSD. They will begin their new positions July 1.On the Job: Mary Ann GonkaMay 4, 2000 4:00 pm2 views Mary Ann Gonka is assistant director for health professions and science career information at The Career Center.On the Job: Linda BauerMay 18, 2000 4:00 pm10 views Linda Bauer is in charge of the interior design department for the UI Housing Division. She selects furnishings and furniture for the 5,000 student rooms, 1,000 apartments, and common area spaces, such as main lounges, the floor lounges, libraries, computer labs, fitness centers and dining rooms.Iowa State University official named new chief information officerMay 19, 2000 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Peter M. Siegel of Iowa State University has been chosen to be the new chief information officer for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UI Provost Richard Herman announced today.Career, volunteer firefighters gather for 76th annual fire collegeMay 26, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- About 1,000 career and volunteer firefighters from throughout Illinois will have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques while sharing experience at the 76th annual Illinois Fire College June 1-4 at the University of Illinois.On the Job: Penny McKinneyJun 1, 2000 4:00 pm8 views Penny McKinney is a facility attendant at the Varsity Room in Memorial Stadium.Drugs, alcohol play significant role in campus area crimeJul 11, 2000 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Students were a little safer on the University of Illinois campus during the 1999-2000 school year, according to crime statistics, although records continue to show that the use of alcohol and drugs plays a significant role in the crimes committed.Head of Iowa State's research park to head UI'sJul 20, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A businessman who has been in charge of the research park at Iowa State University has been selected to be the first director of the new University of Illinois research park.On the job: Sandra MasonJul 20, 2000 4:45 pm3 views Sandra Mason is the UI extension educator in Champaign County who specializes in horticulture and environment. She makes herself available to provide information and answer questions regarding any kind of houseplants, trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials or annuals.Illinois 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 am220 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Aiken, the chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, announced today that he is retiring.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 am5 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 am5 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 pm13 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 pm17 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 pm53 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.On the Job: Willie DeverellNov 2, 2000 4:30 pm13 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 am3 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.