University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Professors protest Rauner's nomination of Bambenek to IBHE board

URBANA — Gov. Bruce Rauner's nomination of a part-time University of Illinois lecturer to represent college faculty on the Illinois Board of Higher Education is prompting backlash at the UI and across the state.

Area Update: Screenwriter here for 'End of the Tour'

URBANA — Illinois Theatre will screen Wednesday evening "The End of the Tour," followed by a Q-and-A with its screenwriter: Donald Margulies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

The free event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St.

To Your Health: Marinated asparagus recipe is perfect for spring

By Beth Peralta

May is National Asparagus Month, so let's celebrate!

We are lucky in Champaign-Urbana to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. Due to this, there are only a handful of fruits or vegetables that I really get excited about when they are "in season."

Spotlight on Service, May 17, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Orange Krush

About the club

President: Jack Rich

Origin: Formed before the 1975-76 University of Illinois basketball season, Lou Henson's first as coach.

Meets: Every home game at State Farm Center.

Proudest of

Top of the morning, May 16, 2016

I never thought about leaving Champaign-Urbana after graduating from the University of Illinois in 1976.

(Holy cow, that was 40 years ago. I am not old. I am not old. I am not old.)

But my roommates scattered. Two went to Florida, one moving on later to California. Another is in Iowa. One is teaching English in the Middle East.

Ask 'Mimi,' May 13, 2016

How was the Re-Fashioned Fashion Show last week?

I loved it. I arrived early to snag a front-row seat in the new venue for the show, the modernist, glass-filled lobby of Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. The students in Fashion 299 taught by Susan Becker seemed to use different materials than in the past. That's because she tweaked the assignments and added a new one.

Studio Visit: Jade Williams

Here, Jade Williams, 23, Urbana, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Williams, a Streamwood native, is a 2016 University of Illinois graduate in the School of Art + Design's bachelor's of fine arts degree program and was the school's recipient of the James R. and Dorothy E. Shipley Award, given each year to a graduating senior.

Reluctant Townie: Mascot search no more: 7 winning ideas

With news that the University of Illinois has OK'd the search for its "first-ever" mascot (those who don't learn from history are destined to repeat it ... or rewrite it), I figured I'd toss a few hats into the ring, because I have two kids and could therefore use the royalties from any and all future licensed sportswear.

What's next

After a year of unprecedented turnover on campus — including a new chancellor, provost, football coach and athletic director — University of Illinois students can look forward to more new faces and places when they return to school next August.

Meet the next chancellor

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 15, 2016

Good news, Class of 2016: A new survey shows that those UI grads who landed jobs earned an average salary of $55,390 within six months of commencement. Hmmm. Is that how you remember life after college?


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