University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI institute to honor Snowe

URBANA — The University of Illinois will honor former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe next week in a ceremony in Washington.

Olympia J. Snowe will receive the 2013 Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Award in a ceremony hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin and UI President Bob Easter on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs administers the program.

University Y marking 140 years, launches fund drive

URBANA — When the first international students arrived at the University of Illinois in the early 1900s, they were greeted at the train station by staff members from the University YMCA.

Ex-UI band director faces felony theft charges

URBANA — The former director of the University of Illinois Bands has been charged with felony theft in connection with the disappearance of instruments belonging to the UI.

Food pantry opens on UI campus; Parkland pantry coming

CHAMPAIGN — One food pantry has opened on the University of Illinois campus and another is on the way at Parkland College to help needy students coping with hunger.

The new pantry opened by the St. John's Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois — called Newman Shares! — is open two evenings a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays.

Parkland OKs aviation agreement with UI

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College trustees on Wednesday approved moving ahead with a plan to offer pilot training at Willard Airport beginning in fall 2014.

The board unanimously gave its OK to a three-year agreement with the University of Illinois that outlines steps for the community college to assume academic and oversight responsibilities of the UI's Institute of Aviation.

UI professor's art to be displayed at Bloomington arts center

BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Arts Center will present, starting Friday, the exhibition "Moraine," featuring the sculptural work of University of Illinois Professor Stephen Cartwright.

The work will remain on display through Oct. 26, and the opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Brandt Gallery at the center, 601 N. East St., Bloomington.

Travel broadens vet perspectives for UI students

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

In the U.S., veterinary education and practice focus primarily on small animal practice — caring for dogs, cats or exotic pets — and large animal practice — ensuring the well-being and profitability of horses, cows, pigs and other agricultural animals.

State renews support of I-Start

CHAMPAIGN — For Aaron Jones, the start-up assistance provided by the I-Start program at EnterpriseWorks was "extremely helpful."

The $11,000 in professional services paid for by the program helped his fledgling company, Sonistic, get off the ground.

UI trustees to consider professor's termination

URBANA — The University of Illinois Board of Trustees is expected to decide the fate of a longtime engineering professor later this month when it convenes a dismissal hearing.

UI President Bob Easter has recommended trustees strip Professor Louis Wozniak of his tenure following several allegations of misconduct.

Urgent-care clinic to open in Campustown

CHAMPAIGN — Dr. Tom Pliura and his business, Champaign-Urbana Healthcare, will open a new urgent-care clinic in a former Campustown bank building next month.

A LeRoy-based physician-attorney, Pliura says remodeling has started for the clinic space, which will occupy the ground floor of the building at 631 E. Green St., C.