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UI police's vague notice about alleged fondling has questions swirling

URBANA — A campus safety notice distributed to University of Illinois students and parents this week raised questions after it warned of a sexually related crime and other acts by an unnamed University of Illinois student but provided few details about the incidents.

UPDATED: Killeen on tap for second $100,000 performance bonus

URBANA — University of Illinois President Tim Killeen is slated for a second performance bonus of $100,000 for meeting goals outlined by UI trustees.

Killeen earns $600,000 annually, with the possibility of up to $100,000 in annual performance incentives based on goals set by the board. He received the full $100,000 in September 2016 after his first year in office.

Author bringing love letter to UI's PLATO system to its birthplace

URBANA — As a college freshman interested in music, Brian Dear was wandering through the University of Delaware music building one day in 1979, hearing an uncoordinated medley of musical instruments from various rooms when he noticed through a window a dark classroom filled with orange-glowing faces peering into computer monitors.

UI officials: Proposed $1.2 billion master plan 'a feasible approach'

URBANA — New buildings and renovation projects envisioned in a proposed campus master plan carry a price tag of about $1.2 billion — not unrealistic given the University of Illinois' donor base and track record, top UI officials say.

The proposed master plan, unveiled last spring, provides a flexible blueprint for campus growth and development over the next decade and beyond.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

John Frayne: BACH, youngster worthy of praise

On Oct. 22, four musicians of Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana gave a very pleasurable concert of Baroque music on original instruments at the Chapel of St. John the Divine in Champaign. The musicians were Sun Young Gemma Shin, violin, Amanda Pond, flute, Benjamin Hayek, viola da gamba and violincello, and Charlotte Mattax Moersch, harpsichord.

UI's family-friendly November Dance honors beloved professor

URBANA — This year's November Dance has special meaning for the University of Illinois Department of Dance.

Last November, the department lost a beloved professor. This year's event is called "Celebrating Kate Kuper" and starts today at Krannert.

Innovative UI lab has been watching children grow for 75 years

URBANA — It's tough to beat Patrick and Susan Fitzgerald in the "How did you two meet?" small-talk category at parties.

The couple, married for 31 years, met in preschool.

Specifically, they were in the same classroom for two years at the University of Illinois Child Development Lab. He claims to remember stealing peas off of her plate.

Lyric Theatre at Illinois: Hansel and Gretel

Rehearsal photos of Hansel and Gretel produced by the University Illinois Lyric Theatre. Conducted by Filippo Ciabatti, directed by Tom Mitchell with choreography by Philip Johnson, the three act fairy opera open Thursday Nov. 9, 2017 in the Tyron Festival Theatre of Krannert Center.

UI student government OKs resolution calling for mascot search

URBANA — A resolution calling on the University of Illinois to move forward with the search for a campus mascot was approved by the Illinois Student Government on Wednesday night.