University of Illinois
The University of Illinois has released its graduates from December. The following area students earned their degrees:
Arcola — Courtney C Ingram
Atwood — Kyle James Handschin
Bement — Holly D Fuson
URBANA — An ongoing dispute about job classifications for hundreds of University of Illinois employees is expected to draw a crowd at a public hearing of the State Universities Civil Service System today in Urbana.
Area students named to the dean's list at the University of Illinois for the fall semester are as follows:
Allerton — Hillary Eileen Smith
Arcola — Maria Isabel Matias Climaco
Arthur — Carson R Petersheim
SPRINGFIELD — The sponsor of a bill to phase out half-price tuition waivers that go to university employees said Tuesday he hopes to call his bill in a House committee Wednesday.
But Rep. Jack Franks, D-Woodstock, said it depends if the House Rules Committee OKs an amendment to the bill.
"The bill may be called tomorrow. It just has to clear Rules," he said.
URBANA — Keeping up pressure on the academic freedom front, the campus senate has endorsed a report calling on University of Illinois trustees to stay out of most faculty hiring.
New choreographic works by MFA dance candidates
Dance at Illinois will present new choreographic works by MFA dance candidates in Studiodance I at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Krannert Center.
Studiodance I is the culminating performance project for the master's of fine arts degree candidates.
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois will pay almost $675,000 for the right to play three Thanksgiving weekend games at Soldier Field in the next five years, according to the contract with the stadium's management group.
But the UI Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is banking on much higher profits from ticket sales and other revenue at the games.
URBANA — As a Chicago-based director, Seth Bockley has helmed a variety of theater pieces for several companies from Redmoon to the Goodman, where he is playwright in-residence.
SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois will oppose a legislative proposal seeking to phase out the 50 percent tuition waivers for the children of university employees.