blog postsMusic of Illinois: ‘Illinois Loyalty’Jun 5, 2017 8:45 am2 views The origins of University of Illinois’ school songReport: Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declinesMar 17, 2017 9:45 am0 views "While boosting milkweed numbers can be part of the solution, I don't think it is the entire solution." ‘Saving the Earth Since 1969’: Illinois’ Oldest Environmental Student GroupApr 7, 2017 11:45 am0 views “We were the generation that watched a man land on the moon,” said Diane Marlin, who joined SECS in 1972. “We were idealistic. We really believed we could make a difference. We still do.”Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 2:15 pm2 views The 15-month celebration of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday begins in earnest with a ceremony at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.Text: Chancellor Jones's remarks at the Sesquicentennial Opening CelebrationFeb 28, 2017 3:15 pm230 views 'What we were given that day in 1867 was an idea. A big idea. What we did from there was take that idea, drop it into the context of the time, place and society, and begin to build...the land-grant university.'The Baby Boom & Beyond, 1953-1979Dec 4, 2017 9:45 am0 views First with civil rights, then with anti-Vietnam War activism, students began holding demonstrations, leading President Henry to state that the University was 'at the vortex of a social storm.' Today in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talkJun 7, 2017 12:45 pm202 views ECE professor Joseph Tykociner devised one of the first optical sound tracks -- in which sound is converted to a light pattern on film -- so it can be played back in sync with the movie.UI Archives: Love Letters of Illini, Olympian Harold OsbornSep 29, 2017 8:45 am0 views In the 1920s, the Illini Athletics HOF inductee corresponded with Margaret Estelle Bordner, chronicling their long-distance romance and courtshipUniversity Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series eventsOct 12, 2017 10:30 am0 views Speakers addressing the people, places, cutural changes and significant events in the University's 150 year historyUniversity of Illinois’ 150th marks years of ag innovationsMay 4, 2017 9:30 am0 views For former university president Robert Easter it is another reason to celebrate the institution he loves so much.U of I Black Chorus’ thirteenth biennial Black Sacred Music SymposiumMar 6, 2017 4:15 pm0 views This four-day, biennial conference is dedicated to the study of Black Sacred Music traditions. The Thirteenth Black Sacred Music Symposium will be held March 9-12, 2017.Video: An oral history of the Altgeld ChimesAug 28, 2017 8:45 am1 views Longtime Chimesmaster Sue Wood and other players of the historic Altgeld Chimes tell of the history behind the bells and what makes them such a central part of the Illinois experienceVideo: Sesquicentennial Celebration kickoff announcementFeb 28, 2017 9:45 am4 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was created in 1867 with one building surrounded by a sea of mud. Join in our year-long celebration of its world-changing accomplishments and continuing potentialVideo: When African American Illini could enroll, but not resideSep 26, 2017 11:30 am246 views A new documentary, “A Home of Their Own,” celebrates the local African American community’s role in welcoming these students in the 1930-50sWant to play the Altgeld Chimes? Try this virtual playerMar 20, 2017 3:30 pm3 views You know you’re on the University of Illinois’ campus when you hear the sound of Altgeld Hall’s chimes on the breeze.What did a University of Illinois student handbook look like in 1934?Apr 20, 2017 11:15 am0 views The handbook allowed Illini to plan which class dance they’d attend, pencil in a class schedules and check guidelines on curfew. (Yes, there was a residence hall curfew.)What is Quad Day?Aug 24, 2017 4:45 pm0 views Quad Day is an Illinois tradition, and it's not to be missed by new studentsWho was Illini Nellie?Mar 17, 2017 10:00 am0 views And why was she buried on campus?