blog posts Workshop on Jan. 22 seeks to guide parents to connect with their kids Jan 4, 2000 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to connect with your kids - in particular in talking about substance abuse - will be the topic of a parenting workshop Jan. 22 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois. Noncredit courses offer noncompetitive setting for learning Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The basics of using the Internet, insights into local nature, and music from opera to Sousa to beginning piano. All are among the choices this spring in noncredit courses and lecture series sponsored by the University of Illinois. Associate Chancellor changes to take place later this spring Jan 19, 2000 9:00 am65 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several staff changes will be taking place later this spring in the Office of the Chancellor on the University of Illinois campus. Recruiters to come to campus March 30 for Teacher Placement Day Mar 28, 2000 9:00 am10 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. Nurturing new teachers focus of two-day conference April 10-11 Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Finding the best ways to nurture new teachers early in their careers -- giving them confidence and expertise, getting them certified, and keeping them in the profession -- will be the topic of a two-day conference in Champaign next week. First group of K-12 teachers to receive master's degrees online to graduate May 14 May 10, 2000 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --The first group of K-12 educators to earn master's degrees online from the University of Illinois' College of Education will receive their diplomas May 14 at the UI's spring commencement. UI to be site of new national disability research institute May 19, 2000 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois will be the site of a new national Disability Research Institute supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration. K-12 teachers, administrators build computer skills June 12-16 Jun 7, 2000 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- More than 200 Illinois teachers and administrators will be building up their computer and Internet skills at eight locations June 12-16 through summer institutes organized by the University of Illinois College of Education. 10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognized Jun 9, 2000 9:00 am71 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program, now in its 24th year, will recognize its 10,000th enrollee Saturday. Continuing Education offers wide range of personal and professional enrichment programs Sep 15, 2000 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People who want to learn to write for magazines, learn to canoe, or explore "The Creation" will have opportunities this fall through the University of Illinois. So will would-be photographers, those wanting to learn how to handle holiday stress, and people who'd like to explore Allerton Park, near Monticello. Law School Day offers opportunities for students to talk to 86 law schools Oct 10, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 16 (Monday). Disabilities symposium to look at future Nov 13, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Clinton signed another landmark disability act, known as "Ticket to Work." What might come next, whoever is president, will be just one of the topics at the "Symposium on Disability and Equality: Strategies for Success" this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 16-18) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Web site lets you 'know when to say when' Dec 20, 2000 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties, and drinkers are urged to "know when to say when" before getting behind the wheel TransAfrica leader to give keynote speech at weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. symposium Jan 17, 2001 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Randall Robinson, an internationally known advocate for human rights, executive director of TransAfrica and TransAfrica Forum, and author of last year's "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," will be speaking at the University of Illinois this Thursday (Jan. 18). The business side of college basketball coaches to be topic of talk Feb 2, 2001 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An inside perspective on 25 years of change in the business side of coaching college basketball will be the theme of a lecture Feb. 6 at the University of Illinois. Personal, professional enrichment possible through continuing education courses Feb 15, 2001 9:00 am87 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Asian cooking, Vietnam movies, Russian museums É and seafood, architecture, opera, writing, Lincoln and the Amish. Former HHS administrator to speak on welfare reform March 29 Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Peter Edelman was a high-level administrator in the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed legislation to reform the welfare system. Teacher Placement Day on April 5 to draw school districts from 27 states and six foreign countries Mar 29, 2001 9:00 am6 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 and around the world April 5 (Thursday) at the UIs annual Teacher Placement Day. Keeping and developing new teachers focus of conference Apr 20, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Educators from around the state will gather in Champaign early next week to trade ideas and experience on how to keep and develop new teachers. Teachers at 11 schools will learn new computer and Internet skills in summer institutes Jun 12, 2001 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. .Almost 450 Illinois educators will be learning new computer and Internet skills this summer through weeklong institutes at 11 sites in Illinois. Pulitzer Prize-winner Bill Gaines named to Knight Chair in Journalism Jul 11, 2001 9:00 am115 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Bill Gaines, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner during 27 years as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, has been named to the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Illinois. UI student named congressional fellow Aug 1, 2001 9:00 am69 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Margaret Brooks LaRaviere of Chicago, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois, will be working on Capitol Hill this academic year instead of on campus. Teacher placement day attracts recruiters from half the states Mar 22, 2002 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Recruiters from half the states and several foreign countries will be looking for teachers to fill thousands of positions March 28 at the University of Illinois at the annual Teacher Placement Day. Educators to share how to keep, train, mentor new teachers Apr 10, 2002 9:00 am12 views Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, 893-4921. Kris Kristofferson among guests slated to attend Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Fest Apr 12, 2002 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Actors Kris Kristofferson, Robert Forster and Cliff Robertson, along with an international cast of directors and other special guests, are scheduled to join film critic Roger Ebert and thousands of film buffs for Eberts fourth annual Overlooked Film Festival April 24-28 in Champaign-Urbana and at the University of Illinois. Former Illinois president to speak at community college leadership retreat May 15, 2002 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The new executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), along with a former University of Illinois president, will be among the speakers at a two-day retreat next week for community college leaders in Illinois. Teachers learn to integrate technology into classes during weeklong workshops Jun 21, 2002 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. More than 1,200 Illinois educators have upgraded their computer skills during the past four summers through a weeklong institute called "A Moveable Feast." Sun-Times sports columnist to speak Friday Sep 30, 2002 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Rick Telander, a Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist and the author of the recently published "String Music," a novel about a young basketball fan and the basketball star who befriends him, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. Authority on African-American families to speak Nov. 12 Nov 5, 2002 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert B. Hill, a nationally known authority on African-American families, will speak on "Understanding Black Families: Strengths and Challenges" in a lecture Nov. 12 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series opens Jan 21, 2003 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Afghanistan, Africa, anti-Semitism and animal rights - as well as an evening with a novelist, and a look at how culture shapes personal choices. Peer groups influence early adolescent bullying behavior Jan 21, 2003 9:00 am659 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Peer-group influence on adolescents is well established, especially regarding drugs and alcohol. New research indicates it also extends to bullying behavior. Among continuing education offerings is a trip to Italy Jan 28, 2003 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the community can explore topics as diverse as opera, terrorism, flower gardens and the detective novel in programs to be offered this spring and summer by the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One opera program features a 10-day trip in July to Verona, Italy, for an opera festival. New Internet-based tool aids communication for deaf Mar 14, 2003 9:00 am67 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Deaf persons and those with whom they communicate now have a powerful tool at their disposal - a free Internet-based video relay system - which will get a local demonstration on Wednesday (March 19) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Media invited to view, experience training at Fire Service Institute Mar 21, 2003 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the news media will have an opportunity on March 26 to view and experience aspects of the training given to thousands of firefighters and emergency personnel every year at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. Annual teacher placement day Thursday to draw fewer recruiters Apr 15, 2003 9:00 am60 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Even as many schools face tightening budgets, their recruiters will be out in force Thursday (April 17) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the annual Teacher Placement Day. Chicago educator named new director of University High School Jun 10, 2003 9:00 am45 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kathleen Moroney Patton, the dean of academic affairs and assistant principal at Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago, has been named the new principal and director of University Laboratory High School, the laboratory school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Teachers upgrade tech skills statewide Jun 17, 2003 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 400 Illinois teachers are upgrading their computer and technology skills this summer at eight sites throughout the state. Yearlong commemoration of Brown v. Board decision to begin Sep 15, 2003 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A commemoration of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision begins this month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will continue throughout the school year. School-university team makes baseball an exercise in learning Oct 21, 2003 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Baseball is pitching, hitting, running the bases. Software tool makes PowerPoint easier for disabled to use Dec 11, 2003 9:00 am95 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether in the classroom or the boardroom, chalkboards have been replaced nearly universally by computer-aided audiovisual presentations that commonly involve a laptop computer and Microsoft PowerPoint software. And while that change has proved beneficial for most presenters and their audiences, a notable exception is for people with disabilities. Plantiff's daughters in famed Brown v. Board case to lecture at U. of I. Mar 4, 2004 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two daughters of the late Rev. Oliver Brown - for whom the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision was named - will give a lecture at 4 p.m. on March 11 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. 'Lawrence of Arabia' and Buster Keaton masterpiece headline 'Ebertfest' Mar 15, 2004 9:00 am56 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Lawrence of Arabia" in 70mm will be the big-screen opening act for the sixth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 21-25 to Champaign-Urbana. Conference to explore legacy of 1954 Brown v. Board decision Mar 15, 2004 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision will soon mark its 50th anniversary, on May 17. NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to deliver keynote at three-day U. of I. conference Mar 22, 2004 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julian Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak on "The Broken Promise of Brown" beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 2) in the auditorium of Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Chicago schools CEO among guests at teacher placement day Apr 5, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Representatives from more than 120 school districts will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Thursday (April 8) for the annual Teacher Placement Day. Science more creative and less 'true' than many believe, educator says Aug 2, 2004 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Science is not just evidence, but intuition. It is not just procedures, but creativity. Its conclusions are not set in stone, but ever-changing and open to question as part of a dynamic social enterprise. Illinois part of new center bringing engineering into high schools Sep 13, 2004 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - High school students in technology education courses will start thinking more like engineers if a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant, involving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has the desired effect. Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say Oct 18, 2004 9:00 am2714 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The health benefits of exercise - across the lifespan - have been well documented. More recently, scientists have begun to demonstrate that exercise also may improve cognitive functioning in older adults. What's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author says Oct 25, 2004 9:00 am84 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sexuality is not an easy topic for discussion as it relates to schools, but what is left unsaid can cause a lot of harm, says Cris Mayo, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of a new book. Schools visiting U. of I. to recruit teachers on annual placement day Mar 2, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Schools in Brooklyn, Denver and Los Angeles, as well as Green Bay, Wis.; Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Palm Springs, Calif., will be among those looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 3) at the annual Teacher Placement Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.