University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Second-chance 'store': UI's property surplus warehouse

URBANA — You're a creative director on campus and you need props for a project, but your budget is essentially zilch.

What do you do? "Shop" at the University of Illinois property surplus warehouse, of course.

July 4th fireworks to go back to UI

CHAMPAIGN — This year's Independence Day fireworks will be back at the University of Illinois, and the 5K race and parade will be moved up two hours to avoid the heat, the new president of the Champaign County Freedom Celebration Committee said Monday.

Who should classify UI's hires? Hearing set

URBANA — Civil service employee or academic professional?

University managers currently decide how their employees are classified, but state universities could be stripped of that power in 2013.

A public hearing has been scheduled on a proposal to have the authority solely in the hands of the state agency that oversees civil-service hiring at state universities.

Visionary UI biologist Carl Woese, 84, dies

Carl Woese, the University of Illinois microbiology professor credited with the discovery of a “third domain” of life, died Sunday at his home in Urbana. He was 84.

Eagle found near Sadorus rehabilitating broken wing in Decatur

By The Associated Press and The News-Gazette

DECATUR — A rare golden eagle found in a rural Sadorus field with a broken wing has been undergoing rehabilitation at the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur.

The 8-pound bird, now named Midas, was found Oct. 25.

Urbana after-school programs benefit from projects of UI class

URBANA — In a gym transformed by huge potted plants and camouflage fabric and with music like "Eye of the Tiger" blasting, Leal elementary students became contestants in their own version of a reality show.

UI YMCA raising funds for bike share program

The University of Illinois YMCA will soon give you an opportunity to get around town a little easier, but the group needs your help to do it.

The Y and the UI College of Engineering are raising money to create a bike-sharing program called Y-Cycle.

UI considering major revision to academic integrity rules

URBANA — Late at night, several students sit around a table and discuss their answers for a take-home test.

Collaborative group work or cheating?

UI has mostly settled in with new phone system

URBANA — A box full of desk phones lies unwanted inside the University of Illinois surplus property warehouse, the remnants of a bygone era in campus communications.

They're among the roughly 12,000 telephones removed when the campus switched to a voice-over-Internet phone service earlier this year, part of a new Unified Communications system.

UI seeks cats with recent diagnosis of congestive heart failure

CHAMPAIGN — People aren't the only ones who end up at emergency rooms with congestive heart failure.

It can happen to cats too.

But when feline hearts are failing, it can be tough to diagnose them and get them treated fast because they're often too stressed to handle the diagnostic imaging they need, veterinary experts say.