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All-star alums offer a few words of advice for the UI Class of '22

With the Class of 2022 about to descend upon Champaign-Urbana, we asked 10 UI alums who've gone on to big things for words of wisdom they'd offer the incoming freshman class.

Tom Kacich | If you're new to C-U, I've got a quiz for you

This is the time of the year when Champaign-Urbana gets crowded again. Not only are summer vacations over and the kids are back to school, but the University of Illinois campus is beginning to fill with new students, new faculty and new support staff.

Wired In: Tonisha Thacker

Each week, Paul Wood talks with a different high tech difference maker. This week, meet TONISHA THACKER, a University of Illinois senior double-majoring in chemistry and sociology who won most advanced marketing-business development in the 2018 UI Research Park Intern Awards.

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Just Askin' | Wildfires' wide reach

Q: How does wildfire smoke from California make it to Illinois?

A: Simple, University of Illinois weather professor Jeff Frame said: "These fires can create smoke flumes thousands of feet, sometimes tens of thousands of feet into the atmosphere."

UI College of Fine and Applied Arts' new dean big on outreach

CHAMPAIGN — The Krannerts — both the performing arts center and the art museum — are the public face of the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts, and its new dean hopes to build on that approach with other units to fulfill a five-year strategic plan recently developed by faculty.

Judge in accused kidnapper's trial removed from all criminal cases

URBANA — A federal judge involved in one of the area's highest-profile criminal cases has been removed from hearing it, as well as other criminal cases involving the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Bullying just as prevalent in senior-living centers as in schools

CHAMPAIGN — Bullies don't just lurk in school corridors and on social media. Sometimes, they're in senior-living facilities spending their golden years picking on their neighbors.

Take it from Andrea Butler, the resident coordinator at Round Barn Manor senior apartments in Champaign. She has seen senior-to-senior bullying there and elsewhere, and the impact it has on the victims.

Muslim American Society plans presentation on Islamic beliefs, practices

CHAMPAIGN — The Muslim American Society of Urbana Champaign is planning an event to help area residents better understand the major beliefs and practices of Islam.

"Know Your Muslim Neighbor: Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Abraham" will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Robeson Pavilion Room of the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

C-U's first shareable bikes expected to hit streets at start of UI semester

URBANA — With agreements almost finalized, VeoRide is set to become the first dockless-bike-share service in Champaign-Urbana.

Lily Wilcock, active transportation coordinator at the University of Illinois, said the Indiana-based company gave her serial numbers for 500 bicycles — the biggest fleet size allowed. The goal, she said, is to roll them out around the start of the semester.

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