Business Insider | The 20 best college towns in America
When picking a college, a school’s location can sometimes be just as important as its academics. The American Institute of Economic Research has released its latest College Destination Index, which compared college towns around the country based on their academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunity.
32,000 undergrads attend class at the University of Illinois here. These sister cities ranked second in terms of student diversity (15.2% of students are non-U.S. residents) and fourth in city accessibility (17.3% of workers commute by public transportation, bike, or walk). Continue.
MSN | 10 cities where you want to walk to work
#6. Champaign-Urbana, IL
Residents of the sister cities of Champaign and Urbana, which straddle the University of Illinois campus, often walk to work and to the weekend farmer’s market and local outdoor cafes. Eight percent of workers travel to the office without a car. Five years ago, Champaign officials made a big push to make pedestrians, not cars, the priority. Continue.
ISSUU | On Campus: A guide to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2013-14
An annual publication released each August, this full-color, magazine-style publication offers feature content as well as maps, calendars, sports and performance information, as well as general campus facts and news. Explore U of I here.
The News-Gazette | Champaign gets ‘bronze’ bike-friendly status
The city can now boast its “bicycle friendly community” status after it was one of 17 new cities listed by the League of American Bicyclists on Monday. Champaign entered the ranking as a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community. Five other Illinois cities are ranked — including Urbana, which achieved its bronze level status in 2010. Continue.
In celebration of May as National Bike Month, the Champaign-Urbana community will celebrate its fourth annual Bike to Work Day on May 1, 2013! To learn more and register for this event, click here.
The Daily Illini | Urbana to hold first bike education course
The city of Urbana will host its first bike education course next Thursday. The course serves as an option to reduce the $100 fine normally given for biking offences. During the month of May, two classes will be offered and serve as a trial run for a potentially permanent option for bicyclists written tickets. The program was put together by Lt. Bob Fitzgerald of the Urbana Police Department. Continue.
Come join the Illini Veterans in supporting our wounded armed forces veterans by raising donations for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education soon to arrive on campus. With the support of the community, we can all help afford higher educational opportunities to those who have sacrificed it all for America.
Click here to learn more and/or register for this cause.
The Daily Illini | University bike path plan pedals forward
University Facilities and Services is accepting feedback on its currently unfunded $4 million “2013 Campus Bike Plan” on the Illinois Climate Action Plan website. The plan is a compilation of projects to improve bicycle infrastructure, education and enforcement on campus and will be finalized this summer. “The University has not had a bike plan for several decades,” said Rebecca Bird, Urbana planning official. “The University owns some streets, and Champaign-Urbana owns others. The University is right in the middle, and that connection is missing.” Continue.
| 21st Annual Human Kinetics Twin Cities Twosome |
At the 20th annual Twin Cities Twosome in 2011, Human Kinetics was able to contribute $12,900 to the three benefitting charities: Center for Women in Transition, The Crisis Nursery, and the T.I.M.E.S. Center. Plan on joining us Saturday, May 12, 2012 for another great morning of running and walking! Learn more and register today.
Chambana Moms | Spectator’s Guide to the 2012 Illinois Marathon.
It’s hard to believe that it’s only been three short years since the first Illinois Marathon, but already it has become a signature event in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. The countdown is on to the marathon, which is actually several events taking place over two days (April 27-28). The 5K will take place Friday night, April 27. The 10K, marathon (26.2 miles) and half marathon/half wheelchair marathon (13.1) courses will be set up for race day on Saturday morning, April 28. The weekend is capped off by the Busey Youth Run on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Continue.