blog postsARR working group suggestions could save $60 millionJul 1, 2010 9:00 am1 views A group established to review administrative functions throughout the university has recommended changes that could save nearly $60 million in the next three years.Art exhibition examines political violence, warAug 25, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Political violence and war are among the themes that will be explored in an exhibition on view Sept. 8 through Oct. 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Artful spacesJan 14, 2016 9:00 am318 views Art historian named director of Krannert Art MuseumJun 9, 2004 9:00 am78 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An art historian with significant experience as an arts administrator and consultant has been named the new director of the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its June 17 meeting in Chicago.Arts program provides services, guidance to HIV/AIDS patientsJul 26, 2005 9:00 am78 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As an art educator and researcher, Julia Kellman has long been aware - from her academic's box-seat vantage point - that art can impact people's lives in profound ways. But for the past four years, she's witnessed the phenomenal power of art-making from the perspective of a director who is on stage, engaging in an ongoing, intimate dialogue with the actors.Arts-technology hybrids grow out of ‘Seedbed’Sep 15, 2005 9:00 am20 views Arts-technology hybrids grow out of 'Seedbed'Arts, technology searching for common spaceOct 20, 2005 9:00 am16 views Arts, technology searching for common spaceArt students make grand exitApr 22, 2004 9:00 am1 views Back to Index Asian American Awareness Month's activities span March-AprilFeb 28, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Organizers of the 2007 Asian American Awareness Month have more than fun and games on their minds, but activities kick off with Chinese chess and Mahjong.Asian American Awareness Month taking place at University of IllinoisMar 4, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Breaking New Ground," this year's Asian American Awareness Month theme at the University of Illinois, celebrates the groundbreaking efforts of students on the Urbana campus to bring about the Asian American Cultural Center, which is to be completed by summer.Asian American open house Sept. 7 to feature Filipino-American artistSep 4, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An exhibition of work by Fred DeAsis, a Filipino-American artist from Chicago, will be featured as part of the annual open house Sept. 7 at the Asian American Cultural Center and Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois.Asian American Open House to feature paintings by Siti Mariah JacksonAug 30, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An exhibition-opening and book-signing by local artist Siti Mariah Jackson will be featured as part of an open house Sept. 8 at the Asian American Cultural Center and the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.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.Assaults decline, robberies increase in U. of I. reporting districtJan 22, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aggravated assaults and batteries and criminal sexual assaults decreased while robberies and other sex offenses increased slightly in the University of Illinois reporting district during the Sept. 1, 2003 - Dec. 31, 2003, reporting period, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.Assembly Hall changes would add air conditioning, better seatingSep 9, 2002 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could see more than $60 million in improvements and additions during the next few years if the university follows recommendations in a recently releasedAssembly Hall to sell alcohol during pilot programMar 18, 2010 9:00 am9 views The Assembly Hall will introduce a pilot alcohol sales program this month at select shows targeted toward adults. Alcohol sales will be limited to beer and wine. The pilot program is in effect at Cirque du Soleil's "Alegria," which continues through March 21, and "Cabaret" on April 24.Athletes gain increased agility, dexterity through dance classJan 15, 2009 9:00 am73 views When Illinois athletes Adam Davis, Mikel LeShoure, Whitney Mercilus and Troy Pollard signed up to take Kate Kuper's Dance 100 class, they knew they would probably learn to bust a few new moves.Authors hope book serves as primer for more humane built environmentMay 20, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka hope their new book might help bring mainstream architects to their senses - literally.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.Aviation program to transfer to Parkland CollegeOct 3, 2013 9:00 am26 views The Parkland College Board of Trustees approved a three-year intergovernmental agreement with the U. of I. on Sept. 18 for the transition of the university's aviation programs to Parkland College by fall 2014.Award-winning literary arts journal's look created by studentsJun 4, 2009 9:00 am27 views According to its MySpace profile, Ninth Letter is a 27-year-old Taurus from Champaign, Ill., with nearly 600 friends.Award-winning photojournalist to speak April 29Apr 23, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus Tuesday (April 29) to discuss his experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia.Background check policy extended to all new campus hiresJul 16, 2015 2:45 pm6 views University Human Resources officials say a new background check policy will meet campus privacy expectations even as it offers new tools for identifying potentially inappropriate job candidates.Background check policy implementation delayed until Nov. 1Oct 1, 2015 9:00 am117 views The Urbana campus will have an additional four weeks to fully implement a new employment background check policy for new hires that goes into effect Oct. 5, university officials have announced.Balkan relief benefit concert set for Feb. 22Feb 7, 2000 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For centuries, ethnic, religious and political differences have divided the various groups of people who inhabit the Balkans, yet many of the Balkan people remain linked by shared aspects of musical heritage. That heritage will be celebrated during the Balkan Relief Benefit Concert Feb. 22 at the University of Illinois.Ballooning graduate programs look for way to control growthMar 5, 2009 9:00 am1 views Faced with declining state support and increasing numbers of graduate students, campus administrators are looking at ways to fund graduate education and to manage enrollment in graduate programs.Barn razingJun 7, 2007 9:00 am5 views Back to Index Beefing up your department's security can be simpleMar 18, 2010 9:00 am2 views A series of break-ins to campus buildings resulting in theft and vandalism has shown the need for faculty and staff members to be alert.Beekeeping interest leads to second careerMay 7, 2009 9:00 am45 views Karen Pruiett's interest in keeping bees began as a hobby more than 30 years ago and now consumes many of her waking hours.Benefit changes due June 21Jun 17, 2004 9:00 am0 views Benefits changes due June 21 Changes must be made with NESSIE UI faculty and staff members wanting to make changes to their benefits or sign up for either of the flexible spending plans, need to sign up through NESSIE by midnight June 21. Employees with questions about the benefit plans or options available, may call a benefits counselor.Benefit Choice: Clarification on fiscal year 2017 insurance premiumsMay 5, 2016 9:00 am1023 views Last week, a flier announcing the May Benefit Choice period was mailed from the state of Illinois Central Management Services, which administers health coverage for state employees. It included information at the bottom of page 5 about the possibility that U. of I. employees would be required to pay retroactive increases to their insurance premiums, depending on the outcome of an ongoing legal dispute pending before the Illinois Labor Relations Board. The potential retroactive costs are unknown at this time and will remain unknown during the Benefit Choice period, during which time employees must select a health plan.Benefit Choice continues; dependent audit announcedMay 16, 2013 9:00 am9 views The Benefit Choice period for U. of I. employees continues through May 31. During this time, employees may make changes to their insurance coverage, such as selecting a new health plan or adding or dropping dependent coverage.Benefit Choice: Deductibles, copays to increase; premiums remain the sameMay 1, 2014 9:00 am3 views Copayments, deductibles and other health care costs will rise for U. of I. employees beginning July 1, although health insurance premiums will remain the same, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services has announced. The deductible for prescriptions and the dental plan, and copays for the vision plan also have increased.Benefit Choice enrollment is May 1-June 1Apr 16, 2015 9:00 am26 views Changes to health care and other benefits - including medical care and dependent care assistance (flexible spending) plans - can be made during the Benefit Choice enrollment period, which runs May 1 through June 1. Changes must be made through NESSIE, the U. of I.'s human resources employee website. All changes will be effective July 1. The Benefit Choice Options booklet and online enrollment forms will be available May 1 on NESSIE.Benefit Choice enrollment open through June 17Jun 2, 2011 9:00 am0 views Some advice for anyone seeking information on the university's employee health insurance program: Don't pay attention to politicians, news reports or co-workers.Benefit Choice enrollment period ends June 2May 15, 2014 9:00 am4 views Benefit Choice continues through June 2. As reported last issue, copayments, deductibles and other health care costs will rise for U. of I. employees beginning July 1, although health insurance premiums will remain the same, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services has announced. The deductible for prescriptions and the dental plan, and copays for the vision plan also have increased.Benefits Choice open, but waiting on news of health providersMay 5, 2011 9:00 am8 views UI employees clamoring for health-insurance information will have to continue to clamor.Be prepared: Units to develop business continuity plansFeb 16, 2012 9:00 am42 views A business continuity plan is like homeowner's insurance - it's wise to have it, but the hope is you'll never have to use it.Berg appointed Illinois State Geological Survey directorJul 2, 2015 9:00 am43 views Richard C. Berg has been appointed director of the Illinois State Geological Survey and the 13th Illinois state geologist. Berg has served as interim director since May 2014 and was previously the chief scientist. The survey is part of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I.Bevier Café and Spice Box provide lessons in healthy food and businessMar 16, 2006 9:00 am30 views Bevier Café and Spice Box provide lessons in healthy food and business Big Ten Network debuts this month with sports and moreAug 16, 2007 9:00 am4 views By Sharita Forrest, Assistant Editor 217-244-1072; firstname.lastname@example.orgBig Ten Network producers help tell the Illinois storySep 16, 2010 9:00 am46 views When you ask Alison Davis Wood and Tim Hartin about the process of developing documentaries, the Big Ten Network producers jokingly start by mentioning that their two-person team is the "entire department."Big Ten Network to showcase more than sportsApr 19, 2007 9:00 am11 views Big Ten Network to showcase more than sportsBill Nye the Science Guy among attractions at Engineering Open House March 8, 9Feb 7, 2002 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots fighting for possession of a bowling ball, lively talks by Bill Nye the Science Guy, and more than 150 fun-filled exhibits are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the 82nd annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois.Biofuels, computer tech, stargazing among topics of U. of I. spring lecturesJan 17, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One laptop per child; biofuels and world food; the rapid loss of languages; the consequences of knowing your genes; Shakespeare as an astronomer, and Muslim reactions to a Danish cartoon - all will be among the topics this spring in lectures and discussions sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois.Black History Month activities promote 'We Are One' themeFeb 7, 2000 9:00 am133 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "We Are One" is the theme of this year's Black History Month at the University of Illinois.Black History Month events run through FebruaryFeb 10, 2016 4:30 pm336 views Several events have been scheduled on the U. of I. campus to commemorate Black History Month.Board announces search committee, open forumsNov 19, 2009 9:00 am4 views Open forums will be held on each of the campuses during December to gather input from constituents about the type of person they would like to see as the university's 17th president.Board approves 4.8 percent tuition increaseFeb 2, 2012 9:00 am4 views Champaign campus has never had an African-American head football or basketball coach.Board approves increase in tuition, fee, housing ratesFeb 6, 2014 9:00 am9 views University trustees approved a 1.7 percent tuition increase for incoming freshmen that matches last year's increase - both the smallest since 1994.