blog postsIllini Baseball star Casey Fletcher: Going to bat for a dreamSep 6, 2016 1:00 pm0 views Casey Fletcher’s father, Darrin, played for the Illini prior to leaving for a 14-year career in the major leagues, and his grandfather, Tom, an alumnus, played for the Illini in the 60s before signing with the Detroit TigersFind your local Illini clubMay 17, 2016 11:00 am26 views Illini clubs, affinity groups and college groups are a great way to stay connected to the University and your fellow alumni. They offer a variety of social, cultural, educational, community service and networking events. Film industry heavyweights descend on Champaign to pay tribute to Ebert’s lasting legacyApr 20, 2017 11:30 am1 views Norman Lear: 'It’s one thing to criticize, another to criticize out of love. To know his work is to know how much he cared for film and for filmmakers.'Educational entrepreneur, postdoc researcher make Forbes '30 under 30' listJan 10, 2017 9:45 am9 views Illinois' Ryan Hoch, alumnus and co-founder of Overgrad, and current postdoctoral researcher Lydia Kisley, were named to the 2017 Forbes "30 Under 30" ranking for Education and Healthcare, respectively. College of Business receives $150 million naming giftOct 26, 2017 8:30 am2 views The College of Business at Illinois will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. Chemistry alumna recognized for groundbreaking career in biotechJul 5, 2016 11:00 am2 views “It was an opportunity to ask questions to which we didn’t know the answers yet,” said Chilton, recipient of the 2016 U of I Alumni Association Achievement Award. A rich trove: Roger Ebert at the University of IllinoisApr 21, 2017 10:30 am0 views Roger Ebert was not a typical University of Illinois student. His time here laid a foundation for his future, as they do for most students. But, unlike most students, they also shaped the university.Alumna Temple Grandin elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 21, 2016 10:00 am0 views Grandin is well known for her contributions to animal welfare in agriculture, and for her work as a spokesperson for people with autism. 2017 Chicago Illini of the Year AwardsMar 16, 2017 9:30 am0 views Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, this award recognizes the accomplishments of Chicago-area graduates of the University.