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.
Huff Post | Tatyana McFadden, University Of Illinois alum, completes marathon ‘grand slam’ with NYC victory
American Tatyana McFadden has completed an unprecedented marathon “Grand Slam.” The 24-year-old Maryland resident won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race Sunday after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago in 2013. No other athlete has won those four races in the same year. McFadden also was the 2010 champion in New York. Continue.
Hear more from Tatyana about her record breaking win here.
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.
The 4th Annual Disability Awareness Program is November 6th, 2013:
If you will need disability related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Pat Malik at 333-3316 or email@example.com
Early requests are encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.
Beckman Institute | Beckman welcomes senior fellow
Kirk Erickson will continue to team up with researchers at Beckman as he returns in 2014 as a Beckman Senior Fellow. Erickson now works as a psychology professor at the University of Pittsburgh, but he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his Ph.D. in psychology and worked at Beckman Institute at a graduate student and postdoc. Continue.
Campus Annoucements |Illinois faculty featured in Smarter Brains on PBS
Art Kramer, director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Edward McAuley, Beckman faculty member and professor of kinesiology and community health, and Gillian Cooke, Beckman postdoctoral researcher, are featured in “Smarter Brains,” a program airing on WILL-TV at 9 pm Wednesday, August 21. (The program also airs 1 pm Sat, Aug. 17; 1 am Sun, Aug. 18; 1 pm Mon, Aug. 19; and 3:30 am Wed, August 21.) The program explores the amazing science behind human intelligence and how it shapes enjoyment of the world around us. Using inspirational stories, computer-generated illustrations and interviews with researchers and experts, the program shows how all of us can use everyday techniques and skills to keep ourselves smart, active, and vibrant throughout our lives. Continue.
The Daily Illini | Getting in shape in college
The “Freshman 15” is a concern of many when arriving on campus. Dorm food, late-night study sessions with plenty of snacks and three coffee runs per day (all including frappucinos) may seem like a spare tire around your waist just waiting to happen. I came to campus completely out of shape, and I wanted to do something about it. Thankfully, I’m on a campus that’s entirely prepared to help students get in shape. 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.
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.