The News Gazette | Wounded veterans facility at UI to be built next year.
Construction of a first-of-its-kind university facility for wounded veterans will begin on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus in 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday. Quinn came to the UI to announce that the state would provide $4 million of the $12 million needed to build the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. Continue.
Another outstanding academic year has come to a close. Our students, faculty, and staff achieved great things, and we announced our plans to establish a new facility on campus that will address the educational, personal, and social needs of veterans with severe and multiple disabilities. Read all about it in this issue of AHS E-News!
AHS | Driscoll Named Class of 2012 Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee.
Jean Driscoll, world-renowned paralympic track champion, was named as a new member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame on Sunday. Jean will be inducted in a ceremony on July 12 at the Harris Theater in Chicago. Continue.
| U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2012 |
The College of AHS presents “Physical Activity in Cancer Survivors: Quality of Life, Fitnes, and Disease Outcomes” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 7, 2012.
Kerry S. Courneya, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair
Behavioral Medicine Laboratory
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
The mission of the Experience AHS program is to showcase the many unique opportunities within the College, offering a glimpse of what students experience in the classroom and in the field. The majors in the College include Recreation, Sport and Tourism; Kinesiology; Interdisciplinary Health (i-Health); Community Health; and Speech and Hearing Science. The College of Applied Health Sciences offers first-class educational experiences and complements the classroom experiences with opportunities for students to apply what they have learned.
AHS | University of Illinois Announces
Plans to Build the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.
The University of Illinois announced plans to build a Center that will provide educationally integrated services to student veterans of recent conflicts who have sustained severe and multiple injuries. Tanya Gallagher, the dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences, announced that a $6-million gift commitment toward the establishment of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education had been received from the Chez Family Foundation. The announcement was part of a press conference in the Khan Annex of Huff Hall by Governor Pat Quinn, who shared details about the Hiring Veterans Tax Credit.
2011 Symposium Videos
The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability and the Health and Wellness Research Initiative presented the 5th Annual Symposium on October 13, 2011. The topic was “Strategies for Healthy Aging” and included presentations and panel discussions. Videos of each presentation are on this page. Accessible versions of these videos are being prepared and will be posted when completed. If you require an accesssible version, please contact the main CHAD office at 217-333-4965.
CHAD 2011 Symposium (Part 1 of 4): Introductions from College of AHS (U of Illinois) on Vimeo.
Click here to view all videos.
The symposium concluded with a poster session; here, kinesiology graduate students Amanda Szabo and Thomas Wójcicki.
Check out photos from the 2011 Center on Health, Aging, and Disability Symposium.
| Symposium Gallery |
Illinois1867 | Creating an Accessible World.
Tim Nugent started a program at Illinois that changed people’s lives and how the world looks at disability. Sixty years ago, Nugent founded Illinois’ Department of Rehabilitation Education Services as thousands of World War II veterans returned home with amputations and spinal cord injuries. Illinois and the VA worked with Nugent to offer something that was unheard of at the time, higher education to people with disabilities. Nugent’s vision also included a wheelchair sports program and he organized the first wheelchair basketball tournaments.