Exchange year , 1986 to 1987 .
As advid Illini fans, our kids are as involved with Illinois Athletics as we are. As card carriers of the official Fighting Illini Kids Club, our kids get their own perks for various Illinois athletics. With Free Admission to all regular season home events for Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Swimming & Dive, Gymnastics, Cross Country, Tennis, Track & Field, Softball, and Baseball my kids get to enjoy all things Illini!
T. Chuang, a 1914 University of Illinois alumnus, designed this building on the Tsinghua University campus. He modeled the building after Foellinger Auditorium on the University of Illinois quadrangle.
A team from the College of ACES visited Myanmar to discuss opportunities for collaboration on research and professional development in September 2014. In this image, people from Myanmar are drying out corn from the fields. The entire process is done by hand. Dr. George Czapar joined them in this image.
Dr. Raymond Price will retire from the University in September 2015. Ray was a mentor to many and started a number of lasting programs at the University, including the Illinois Leadership Center. We will miss you, Ray!
This is an image of the Chinese Students Club member in 1912-13.
Generations of families enjoy the rich traditions and tailgating pastimes at the University of Illinois. Each year my family, along with several hundred of our closest friends, get together to celebrate our love for the Fighting Illini. With great food, music and of course football, we welcome Fall in Champaign, Illinois the only way true Illini Fans can. GO Illini!
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited the Community & Campus Day of Service in April 2015 to help with distributing more than 10,000 meals to families in need after devastating tornadoes in northern Illinois. An additional 148,000 meals were delivered to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank to benefit local families.
Bruce Vojak, an administrator in the College of Engineering, participates in agriculture research in 2012.
Sarah Zehr, Laura Frerichs (Research Park), and Linda Zhao at Abbott China.
Karen Weng, an employee in the University's China Office, has a cat who is an Illinois fan!
So there we were, my mother and I, standing side-by-side on the patio of the Illini Union, at noon on a warm and sunny October day in 1974.
It was "visit the campus day" and it was fantastic. To me, anyway. I was already in love with U of I, having visited it several times for workshops and high school basketball championships.
My mom, who was preparing to let go of her first baby (me), the first young woman in the family who'd go to college, looked out over the Quad where thousands of students passed by on that lunch hour. "There are so many people here," my mother said, her voice full of concern. "It's so big." How would her first child find her way and rise to achieve on this campus? Not get lost? Literally or figuratively? Even figure out how to get back to the dorm?
My response? "Yeah! Isn't it great?," I asked, just plowing ahead. That's what kids do. Right? I was, of course, doing my job.
My mother wisely kept the rest of her comments or thoughts to herself. And she and my father were thrilled when I received my acceptance that winter. My U of I experience was everything I hoped it would be. And more. But I remembered my mom's concerns. And she saw, over the next four years, the benefits of attending a university "as large as" U of I. It was a good decision -- for me to apply and graduate from U of I, and for my parents to let me go. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
There is plenty of documented history about PLATO, the first computer-based education system in the world. An innovator of so many of today's technologies, including on-line communities, on-line education, chat, forums, inter-computer gaming, plasma technology, touch screen technology, and more.
The talent surrounding PLATO's invention and evolution is staggering, from inventor Dr. Donald Bitzer to U of I alumus and renowned international software genius Ray Ozzie to alumni who are leaders in many of the world's largest companies.
On a personal level, I first used PLATO in 1974 as a 11-year-old, later programming for many University departments. After graduating from Illinois, I returned in 1993 to lead a successful technology transfer of the original PLATO system, later rebranded as NovaNET. Just two weeks ago, NovaNET was decommissioned, ending the longest run of a single system in history, spanning more than 50 years. We are unlikely to ever see that kind of technology shelf life in a computer system/network again.
The website www.platohistory.com documents some of the stories and contributors.
At lunch, the waiter at Timpone's told our group that the restaurant has been on campus for more than 30 years and that the menu constantly changes. The one exception is the warm goat cheese and arugula salad, which has been on the menu since the beginning!