blog postsWho was Illini Nellie?Mar 17, 2017 10:00 am1 views And why was she buried on campus?What is Quad Day?Aug 24, 2017 4:45 pm1 views Quad Day is an Illinois tradition, and it's not to be missed by new studentsWhat did a University of Illinois student handbook look like in 1934?Apr 20, 2017 11:15 am3 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.)Website celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 3, 2018 12:00 pm9 views Visit the University Library's website highlighting 150 women nominated for the significant achievements they realized as Illinois students, staff, faculty, or alumniWatch it now: 'Illinois Icons' documentary on three Illinois legendsJan 17, 2018 2:00 pm1 views Max Abramovitz created iconic campus spaces; Robert Zuppke changed football and expressed himself through art; and Lorado Taft gave Illinois its most beloved symbol, the Alma Mater.Watch 'Albert Lee: A Man of Substance'Feb 19, 2019 9:45 am12 views This short documentary honors Albert Lee, the 'unofficial dean for African-American students in the first half of the 20th century. Lee helped students gain admission, then helped them find housing and work through the black community.Want to play the Altgeld Chimes? Try this virtual playerMar 20, 2017 3:30 pm7 views You know you’re on the University of Illinois’ campus when you hear the sound of Altgeld Hall’s chimes on the breeze.Visit Spurlock Museum's U of I Sesquicentennial exhibitApr 1, 2018 9:30 am0 views Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150Video: When African American Illini could enroll, but not resideSep 26, 2017 11:30 am248 views A new documentary, “A Home of Their Own,” celebrates the local African American community’s role in welcoming these students in the 1930-50sVideo: Sesquicentennial Celebration kickoff announcementFeb 28, 2017 9:45 am9 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: 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 experienceU of I Black Chorus’ thirteenth biennial Black Sacred Music SymposiumMar 6, 2017 4:15 pm2 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.University 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.University Library maps Illinois Commencement historyMay 11, 2018 10:45 am3 views The Commencement gallery includes historical programs, maps, photos media clippings and more.University Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series eventsOct 12, 2017 10:30 am1 views Speakers addressing the people, places, cutural changes and significant events in the University's 150 year historyUI 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 courtshipToday in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talkJun 7, 2017 12:45 pm283 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.The 'wind, motion, and freedom' of Lillian Gatlin, Illinois' pioneering aviatrixMar 13, 2018 9:45 am4 views Lillian Gatlin, a student from 1906-1908, is rarely remembered today, but in the fall of 1922 was the toast of the nation the first woman to fly across the countryThe Baby Boom years and the end of expulsions for 'immorality'Apr 12, 2018 10:15 am0 views Into the early 1960s, women were forbidden to visit men’s dorms without a chaperone, students couldn’t live in apartments without permission, homosexuality could get a student expelledThe Baby Boom & Beyond, 1953-1979Dec 13, 2017 9:45 am1 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.' Text: Chancellor Jones's remarks at the Sesquicentennial Opening CelebrationFeb 28, 2017 3:15 pm250 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.'Sesquicentennial concert tour will visit Chicago, New York, and C-U this springJan 24, 2018 10:15 am1 views The U of I Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will be joined by soloists Nathan Gunn, Todd Payne, and Yvonne Redman for the debut of a newly commissioned work titled GatheringSesquicentennial 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.‘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.”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." Photo album of the Illinois campus, 1909Apr 17, 2018 8:45 am2 views The campus matured rapidly during the administration of President Edmund Janes James (1904-1920). Here are images from that periodMusic of Illinois: ‘Illinois Loyalty’Jun 5, 2017 8:45 am2 views The origins of University of Illinois’ school songMultimedia: The rich history of Illinois FieldOct 20, 2017 10:45 am1 views These grounds sat just north of the Gym Annex and the Old Armory, where the North Quad sits today. Established in 1891, it was a center of student activity for nearly one hundred yearsMove-in begins next weekAug 14, 2017 11:00 am1 views New residents being greeted at the entrance to Busey Hall in the 1960sMirage 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.