blog posts See campus through the eyes of #ILLINOIS2019 Apr 23, 2019 9:15 am2457 views Before Illinois graduates go on to change the world, we asked them to share the places on campus that changed their lives. Student Success Initiative aims to further improve undergrad success Aug 20, 2019 11:30 am2286 views As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the university is providing world-class student experiences, Illinois has launched a new effort called the Student Success Initiative. Engineering team seeks sponsors to fly miniature greenhouse to the moon Mar 22, 2017 3:15 pm716 views Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon. Illinois Open House Weekend, March 9 & 10 Feb 21, 2018 3:30 pm664 views The University of Illinois welcomes thousands of students to campus for open house events in the College of Engineering, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and several other campus units. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Elizabeth Murphy May 12, 2020 8:45 am652 views 'I worked closely with her...learning lab techniques, scientific writing and presentation skills. My mentor’s patience and willingness to teach enabled me to gain the confidence to pursue a career in chemistry.' Meet student government president Alexis Perezchica Sep 30, 2020 10:45 am302 views Alexis discusses her election experience, what makes ISG so important, and her journey through college as a first-generation student. Illinois music student part of Grammy-nominated ensemble Mar 5, 2021 9:30 am195 views The opportunity for Sophia Byrd to sing in a professional oratorio as a college freshman changed the course of her music education at U of I. It also led to two Grammy nominations for Byrd before she has finished college. Illinois theatre students move year-end showcase online Apr 29, 2020 2:45 pm180 views The seniors’ BFA Acting Showcase moved online after the live event was cancelled. 'The showcase gives them a foot in the door to the professional world. It’s a big loss not to be able to do that,' said Professor Aaron Muñoz. Illinois students, recent graduates receive foreign language scholarships May 28, 2021 9:00 am153 views 'It is telling that U of I recipients of these language scholarships hail from three different colleges on campus, a real testament to the international opportunities available to students from myriad disciplines.' Student Success Initiative identifies themes, continues to gather feedback Dec 13, 2019 3:30 pm80 views The Student Success Initiative is an effort to better understand what constitutes, supports and carries forward undergraduate student success by bringing together working groups from across campus. Meet the Illini Hyperloop team Sep 13, 2019 11:15 am79 views Imagine traveling from Champaign to Chicago in 15 minutes at upwards of 700 mph in a pod running through a vacuum tube. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Prince Boadi May 6, 2020 4:30 pm78 views Prince Boadi is the first in his family to attend college, and he isn’t finished yet. He has already been accepted to 10 medical schools. Interested in Illinois? Visit us virtually! Mar 27, 2020 3:30 pm68 views Visit the U of I virtually through a YouTube series and a new VR experience that requires no gear. Undergrad's TikTok stardom: From classroom practice to influencer status Feb 17, 2021 10:00 am29 views Sierra Reed says studying advertising at Illinois actually helps her understand how to use TikTok. She’s learned how to measure engagement and target videos to her audience - which isn't exactly the audience she imagined. Stage-crossing experience offered to 2020, 2021 graduates Mar 9, 2021 10:15 am28 views The stage crossing will be an individual procession specific to each graduate. Graduates can register for a time slot (May 10 - 17). Two guests will be allowed to accompany each graduate as they cross a stage. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Catherine Applegate May 4, 2020 11:15 am26 views When Catherine Applegate began her graduate research into the effects of diet on cancer, she had no idea that soon she would be experiencing cancer from a completely different perspective – as a patient. Urbana's Trelease Woods offers old-growth lessons Sep 9, 2019 2:45 pm26 views Partly because of its close proximity to the University of Illinois, which owns it, and partly because it’s so old and rare, the 60-some acres of woodland is one of the most-researched tracts of forest in the world. Josh Harris: From the Marines to Illini Baseball Mar 28, 2019 8:30 am23 views This 25-year-old left handed pitcher's life and Marine Corp experiences have made him unflappable on the mound, says pitching coach Drew Dickinson. Proctor & Gamble 'Smart Lab' opens at U of I Research Park Sep 5, 2019 1:15 pm23 views The Smart Lab will bring together interdisciplinary teams of students from a wide variety of backgrounds to rapidly prototype and innovate in the space of consumer insights. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Emily Martin May 8, 2020 1:45 pm21 views Emily Martin is a fourth-generation Illini. Although she followed the footsteps of her family members, she paved her own unique path at Illinois. Public health training gives hospital chaplain a different perspective Jan 21, 2021 11:00 am20 views Chaplains additionally serve as a kind of go-between for hospital staff, patients, and families. The idea is that if chaplains were more research literate, they would be better able to guide and evaluate and advocate for their profession. Four Illinois students awarded Barry Goldwater scholarships Apr 12, 2018 12:00 pm20 views The national awards recognize students for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering Carle Illinois inaugural class profiles: Aaron Brown Jan 17, 2019 9:15 am19 views 'Math changed my life in showing me that problem solving is where I wanted to be. That’s what brought me to medicine' Illini Summer Academies reveal new wonders for teens Jun 20, 2017 1:45 pm19 views It's like suddenly seeing the world in a new way. That's how teens attending the Illinois 4-H Illini Summer Academies describe their time studying with University of Illinois instructors this week. Graduate students adapt to internships Aug 25, 2020 2:30 pm19 views Eleven students in the College of Applied Health Sciences spoke of perseverance, patience and making the most of their revamped opportunities. Students' first steps back to campus life Aug 12, 2020 10:00 am17 views Everyone on our campus has to do their part to keep our community steps, from planning your move-in to testing immediately upon arrival and picking up your PPE kit. Carle Illinois inaugural class profile: Phani Gaddipati Nov 14, 2018 1:45 pm17 views 'Before coming to medical school, people always said it’s a lot of work. What’s kind of surprising is that I am doing a lot of work but it doesn’t feel like work, because I’m learning about things I’m interested in.' Grammy Awards finds MBA student’s retro gramophone pitch perfect Mar 17, 2021 9:30 am16 views Entrepreneur Anthony Vitale used lessons learned at Illinois to capture the interest of the producers of this year’s Grammy Awards. The Gramophone 2.0 was the star of each presenter’s dressing room, customized to play their music. Interested in Illinois? Visit us virtually! May 1, 2020 3:30 pm16 views Visit the U of I virtually through a YouTube series and a new VR experience that requires no gear. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Students: Barry Chiang May 11, 2020 11:00 am16 views Barry Chiang was mesmerized by nature and the night sky while growing up in Taiwan. He is devoted to deciphering the simplicity and beauty of the universe through both science and music.