University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman and chemistry Professor Jeffrey Moore will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday during a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass.
This will be the academy's 228th class of fellows to be honored for "cutting-edge research and scholarship, artistic accomplishment and exemplary service to society," according to a release from the academy.
DANVILLE – Kim Padan was eager to become involved in a new event that she hopes will offer an opportunity for people to share their grief.
Padan personally knows what it's like to lose a child and offered to help get the word out about the new candlelight service to commemorate Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
The service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden of Innocence Monument in Sunset Memorial Park, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. The monument is directly in from the south entrance to the cemetery and marks the area where babies have been buried over the years.
URBANA – Black men face lots of problems as they grow up – a lack of role models, confusion about their heritage and even suspicion about who they are and what they're doing.
These lead to struggles with school, poor parenting and sometimes even prison time.
ARTHUR – From the cornfields of central Illinois to the cornfields of Sudan.
That's how Anita Henderlight describes her journey from her hometown of Taylorville to southern Sudan, where she works with a nonprofit organization dedicated to building secondary schools there.
CHAMPAIGN – At least one church missionary team got more than it bargained for this summer.
Eighteen adults and teenagers from Meadowbrook Community Church were hit by a typhoon – a tropical cyclone of wind and water.
HUME – The Hume Festival will be held Aug. 22-23.
On Friday evening the festival will kick off at 4:40 p.m. with a Smoked Pig Dinner sponsored by the Hume United Methodist Church. Other events scheduled for that evening are a Kiddy Pedal Tractor Pull at 6 p.m. and "Dress Up Dana" event at 6:30 p.m.
They're more than halfway there.
Just over $1 billion has been raised for the Urbana campus as part of the University of Illinois Brilliant Futures campaign.
Money raised from the campaign will go toward undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, endowed faculty chairs and professorships, program support and research, plus facilities, equipment, library materials and works of art.
CHAMPAIGN – A bevy of Jayhawks descended on Champaign County this week, and like the Blues Brothers, they're on a mission from God – sort of.
The youth group from Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kan., is on a weeklong mission to spruce up shelters and generally help out at eight nonprofit agencies in the county. The 60 teens and 30 adults are grouped into eight work teams that rotate to a new site each day.
If you see a few more frowns on campus this week, this may be why.
University of Illinois faculty and staff are expected to receive average raises of 1.5 percent to 2 percent, down from last year's average of 2.5 to 3 percent.
DANVILLE – Renaissance Danville has agreed to sell one of its project houses to the First Assembly of God Church, giving the congregation more space for future growth, including expansion of its preschool-through-12th-grade school.