blog postsMirage and Murder in the ArcticApr 21, 2017 12:45 pm1 views One hundred years ago, two Illinois alumni were part of an ill-fated expedition to the edge of the earth.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.)Illini Everywhere: Syrian Illini, Since 1909Apr 19, 2017 8:30 am0 views The first Syrian Illini might be Shukry Elaswad who was the first University soccer (or 'soccer football,' as it was called then) coach from 1909 to 1910. April 19, 1880: The demise of 'The Elephant'Apr 18, 2017 1:15 pm3 views At approximately 1:00 am on April 19, a portion of the building’s west exterior wall fell down, and later that morning a large part of the roof was shorn off by wind.Illinois junior Paige Jones: Where my ACES story beginsApr 14, 2017 10:30 am1 views As the university celebrates its 150th birthday, I think of all of my family members that were a part of those 150 years.‘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.”Illini Everywhere: Greek Illini, Since 1873Mar 29, 2017 8:00 am3 views Since at least 1873, Greek students have been attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllini Everywhere: Iranian Illini, Since 1907Mar 21, 2017 9:00 am1 views As the first Iranian students were arriving, some University community members were already embracing Persian arts and culture. The University library began building a Persian collection.Want 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.Who was Illini Nellie?Mar 17, 2017 10:00 am0 views And why was she buried on campus?Report: 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." 150 for 150: Celebrating accomplishments of women at IllinoisMar 16, 2017 9:30 am4 views To celebrate the sesquicentennial, the University Library created an exhibit on the first floor of the Main Library highlighting achievements of students, staff, faculty and alumni.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.Alumnus of first Illinois veterinary class still working hardMar 3, 2017 8:15 am1 views Dr. George C. Scott (yes, his real name) is a member of the Class of ’52, the college’s first graduating class. And he is the last surviving alumnus of that historic group.Happy first day of classes (in 1868)Mar 2, 2017 11:15 am0 views Illinois welcomed its first class of 50 students (like these agriculture students) and just two faculty members to the newly charted Illinois Industrial University on March 2, 1868.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.'Video: 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 potentialSesquicentennial 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.