University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Alma's getting ready to come home

She plans to live-tweet her progress back to campus next week as she returns from a Chicago conservation studio after more than a year of rehab.

Alma Mater is scheduled to be loaded up on a flatbed truck on April 8 and kept overnight at "an undisclosed location," then head to Champaign starting at 6 a.m. April 9, said campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler.

A guide to Moms Weekend

On Saturday, Pamela Russell will finish her one-year term as president of the Moms Association at the University of Illinois. Until then, she's still BMOC (Big Mom On Campus) in our book.

With Moms Weekend kicking off Friday on campus, we turned to Russell for advice. The 1987 UI grad will make the trip from Winnetka and mix business with pleasure (daughter Kaitlyn is a senior).

Top of the Morning, March 31, 2014: From the archives

I bet some of you who never go to campus went to campus last week.

Some of my co-workers, for instance, hit Papa Del's for lunch.

Spring break is the perfect illustration of the ambivalence that can exist in a college town.

'Art of Science' at Indi Go

CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition "The Art of Science 4.0" will be on view from Thursday through April 7 at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.

The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; viewing hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

International Week carries more weight on increasingly global UI campus

Didn't make it overseas for spring break?

Head to campus and try the Finnish cuisine at Bevier Cafe on Tuesday. Or maybe Moroccan is your style — that's Thursday's menu. Or go see "Kisoboka," an African variety show.

It's all part of International Week at the University of Illinois, which highlights the breadth of international activities on campus.

MTD backs contract for business plan for Willard Airport

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board members Wednesday approved a $113,200 contract with a Eugene, Ore., firm to develop a strategic business plan for Willard Airport.

The University of Illinois, which owns the airport, will cover 90 percent of the cost of the study by Sixel Consulting Group. The MTD will provide the other 10 percent, or about $11,320.

'To thy happy children of the future'

New time capsule for Alma Mater's hollow base aims to improve on past

URBANA — A message to thy happy children of the future:

An old peanut butter jar is not the best vessel for preserving items from the past.

New UI bike rules delayed

Changes to the University of Illinois bicycle code won't take affect Monday as scheduled, but that doesn't mean police won't be on the lookout for violations.

Wooing small-town students has become big challenge for UI

Sarah Sellars grew up in rural Winchester where her parents raised cattle and hogs and planted corn and soybeans in the rich soil of the Illinois River Valley.

Her neighbors? Her grandparents.

Her aunt and uncle and cousins live just down the road — called Sellars Road, of course.

Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Jazz trance from the Post