Third Thursday University History Series is on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. at Spurlock Museum.
The University of Illinois emerged as a great center of learning and scholarship during the 1904–1920 administration of President Edmund Janes James. During his 16 years as president, he set the University on a trajectory to become a world-class institution, developing one of the great academic libraries, hiring a first-rate faculty, and launching a campus-wide building program that resulted in the construction of many iconic structures, including Lincoln Hall and Foellinger Auditorium. This lively presentation is by (CHP alumnus!) Ryan Ross, Coordinator of History and Traditions Programs at the University of Illinois Alumni Alliance.
Picture of Edmund James is courtesy of University Archives.