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All events for October 2014

ACES in Places:  Gail's Pumpkin Patch, Beason, IL

bulletACES in Places: Gail's Pumpkin Patch, Beason, IL

Thursday, October 02, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Gails Pumpkin Patch, 1709 2000th Ave., Beason, IL 62512, Beason, IL

ACES Alumni - Join the College of ACES for a wonderful evening learning about agritourism at Gail's Pumpkin Patch in Beason, IL. Tour will be a walking tour of the pumpkin patch, honeybee hive demo, crafts and lots of pumpkins, gourds and more! A dinner will be catered by Hilltop Catering following the tour and a short program by the College of... Learn more about ACES in Places:  Gail's Pumpkin Patch, Beason, IL


bulletSupporting Global Research: Libraries, Access, and Social Responsibility (24th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

I Hotel, Chancellor Ballroom, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign

Mortenson Distinguished Professor Emerita Barbara J. Ford will speak about the work the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs has done with university libraries in Africa and with university and public libraries in Asia. Ford will illustrate some approaches to working with others to support cross-disciplinary research in order to create new knowledge and develop partnerships to support global research. Reception... Learn more about Supporting Global Research: Libraries, Access, and Social Responsibility (24th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture)


Young Alumni WhirlyBall Madness

bulletYoung Alumni WhirlyBall Madness

Tuesday, October 07, 2014, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

WhirlyBall - 1880 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Power suits & power shots: A night at WhirlyBall What's WhirlyBall? Mix lacrosse, hockey, and basketball—and add bumper cars. Join the Business Young Alumni Committee (BYAC) for an evening of WhirlyBall in downtown Chicago. Team up with fellow Business Alumni and outscore your competition while enjoying pizza, brews, and more. Athletic talent is unnecessary, but reckless determination is! Learn more about WhirlyBall http://www.whirlyball.com/home/index.php RSVP... Learn more about Young Alumni WhirlyBall Madness


Roundtable: Startup to Sale - Lessons in Entrepreneurship

bulletRoundtable: Startup to Sale - Lessons in Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Illini Center - 200 South Wacker Drive, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

 Join us for a lunch discussion with Sean Chou '95, former Chief Technology Officer and Founding Executive at Fieldglass, Inc., and Steve Vivian '91 BS, '97 MBA, Partner at Prism Capital and Founder of Kestrel Capital Group, as they tell their story about Fieldglass, Inc., the company they raised from an idea into a lucrative enterprise. Learn how to identify and... Learn more about Roundtable: Startup to Sale - Lessons in Entrepreneurship


Lunch and Learn Series: Boys of Summer

bulletLunch and Learn Series: Boys of Summer

Thursday, October 09, 2014, 11:30 am

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 1964 World Series Championship and the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. Join us for a lively discussion about the Cards, the Cubs and Wrigley Field with State Journal-Register Sports Editor Jim Ruppert and Sportswriter Dave Kane, moderated by UIS professor/baseball historian Dr. Michael Cheney. Learn more about Lunch and Learn Series: Boys of Summer


<i>Webinar:</i> Translating Your Experience Into Transferable Skills

bulletWebinar: Translating Your Experience Into Transferable Skills

Thursday, October 09, 2014, 7 - 8 p.m., Central Time

Webinar

You're competent, have a breadth of skills, and even expertise in some areas. However, when you think about how to present your strengths for a different position or environment, you're drawing a blank about what you have to offer. You'll review past and current experiences and accomplishments to begin identifying examples of transferable communications, interpersonal and organizational strengths that complement your... Learn more about <i>Webinar:</i> Translating Your Experience Into Transferable Skills


bulletNew ECE Building Dedication

Friday, October 10, 2014, 1 p.m.

306 N. Wright St., Urbana, IL, IL

Reception will follow the dedication ceremony. Building tours will be offered in the afternoon. Ceremony will be streamed live on the website listed below.   Learn more about New ECE Building Dedication


Pre-Show Dinner for 'O Sole Trio'

bulletPre-Show Dinner for 'O Sole Trio'

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:00 pm

UIS Public Affairs Center Restaurant, Springfield, IL

The UIS Alumni SAGE Society, Sangamon Auditorium Advisory Committee, and Sangamon Auditorium Staff sponsor and host pre-performance dinners. Come early, get a good parking space, relax, and enjoy a buffet-style dinner served in the same building as Sangamon Auditorium. The menu and décor are designed to complement the evening’s performance. You will enjoy great food and camaraderie with other audience members. These... Learn more about Pre-Show Dinner for 'O Sole Trio'


<i>Web-Panel:</i> Alumni Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion

bulletWeb-Panel: Alumni Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7- 8 PM Central Time

200 S. Wacker Drive, Orange and Blue Room and via Webinar

Alumni discuss how they followed their passion and built their businesses. Have you thought about owning your own business? The future of careers and income opportunities in America is shifting toward small companies and having an entrepreneurial mindset. This only reinforces the well-known fact that small business has been the driving force of the economy prior to and during the Great Recession’s... Learn more about <i>Web-Panel:</i> Alumni Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion


bulletCollege of Veterinary Medicine Combined Class Reunion

Friday, October 17, 2014,

College of Veterinary Medicine Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

This fall, the University of Illinios College of Veterinary Medicine will host the veterinary classes from 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 and 1974 for a combined class reunion.   Learn more about College of Veterinary Medicine Combined Class Reunion


bulletiHelp: a volunteer project

Saturday, October 18, 2014, All Day

In this kickoff for Homecoming, alumni around the world are asked to volunteer in their communities in the name of Alma Mater today and throughout Homecoming Week. Volunteers are urged to pledge service time online and send photos and videos of their activities.   To learn more and to register visit: illinoisihelp.org   Learn more about iHelp: a volunteer project


The Three Stages of Your Entrepreneurial Venture - A Legal Perspective

bulletThe Three Stages of Your Entrepreneurial Venture - A Legal Perspective

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm central

Illini Center, Orange and Blue Room, First Floor, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, Chicago, IL

Oct 21, Oct 28, and Nov 4, 5:30-7:30 pm CST A 3-part workshop on starting, growing, and selling your business by Lema Khorshid ’01 BUS (UI), Founding Partner and Attorney with Fuksa Khorshid, LLC This workshop is designed to provide you with valuable business and legal insight that will help you succeed through the multiple stages of your entrepreneurial venture. From launching your... Learn more about The Three Stages of Your Entrepreneurial Venture - A Legal Perspective


bulletChicago Illini Homecoming Rally

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:30 - 7 PM

The , Chicago, IL

4:30 p.m. group photo 5 p.m. Happy Hour at the Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave. Alumni are encouraged to wear orange and join us for a Chicago Illini pep rally. Learn more about Chicago Illini Homecoming Rally


bulletIt Lives! J. C. Deagan's Marimba Xylophone Returns

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 236 Harding Band Bldg., 1103 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL

John Calhoun Deagan produced his first scientifically designed and perfectly tuned glockenspiel in 1880, and began a lengthy career as a master builder of musical bells and other percussion instruments in St. Louis, Missouri. By 1897, he had moved his company to Chicago, and for the next fifteen years Deagan steadily introduced a variety of new percussion instruments such as steel... Learn more about It Lives! J. C. Deagan's Marimba Xylophone Returns


bulletWomen in Computer Science (WCS) Fall Alumni & Student Dinner featuring keynote speaker Parisa Tabriz

Thursday, October 23, 2014,

Urbana, IL

  Women in Computer Science (WCS) Alumni & Student Dinner Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science 201 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 5 pm - Dinner, First Floor Atrium Siebel Center ($25/person; $200/table) - see more information link to register. 7 pm - Keynote, 1404 Siebel Center (Free) WCS invites alumni to spend an evening networking with current students and sharing their advice and real-world experiences.... Learn more about Women in Computer Science (WCS) Fall Alumni & Student Dinner featuring keynote speaker Parisa Tabriz


bulletCS @ ILLINOIS Awards Banquet and Ceremony

Friday, October 24, 2014,

I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. 1st Street, Chancellor Ballroom, Champaign, IL

5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception 6:15 p.m. - Dinner 7:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony The annual CS @ ILLINOIS Awards recognize alumni and faculty members who have made professional, technical, educational, or service contributions that brings distinction to themselves, the department, and the university. To register please visit http://go.cs.illinois.edu/register. Learn more about CS @ ILLINOIS Awards Banquet and Ceremony


CS @ ILLINOIS 50th Anniversary Celebration

bulletCS @ ILLINOIS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, October 24, 2014, All Day

201 N. Goodwin Avenue, Thomas M. Siebel Center, Urbana, IL

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of our transition from a laboratory into a university department, and the 10th anniversary of our home: the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. Please join us on October 24 to celebrate the history of our department.  Learn more about CS @ ILLINOIS 50th Anniversary Celebration


Pre-Show Dinner for 'Cirque Peking'

bulletPre-Show Dinner for 'Cirque Peking'

Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 pm

UIS Public Affairs Center Restaurant, Springfield, IL

The UIS Alumni SAGE Society, Sangamon Auditorium Advisory Committee, and Sangamon Auditorium Staff sponsor and host pre-performance dinners. Come early, get a good parking space, relax, and enjoy a buffet-style dinner served in the same building as Sangamon Auditorium. The menu and décor are designed to complement the evening’s performance. You will enjoy great food and camaraderie with other audience members. These... Learn more about Pre-Show Dinner for 'Cirque Peking'


bulletIllini Block Party

Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 -7 PM

Alongside parade route on Wright Street, Urbana campus, Urbana, IL

Family event includes games, activities, entertainment and more. Hosted by UI Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Ambassadors, the event is open to students, alumni and the community. Learn more about Illini Block Party


Centennial Celebration Kickoff in Champaign

bulletCentennial Celebration Kickoff in Champaign

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Business Instructional Facility Commons, 515 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

Join the College of Business as we celebrate 100 years - and 100 more - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We'll kick off a full year of Centennial festivities. It's an exciting opportunity to connect with those who've shaped our College's past, present, and now future: current and retired faculty and staff, alumni, and students! Registration is complimentary and includes... Learn more about Centennial Celebration Kickoff in Champaign


Mathematics Homecoming Party

bulletMathematics Homecoming Party

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2-4 p.m.

Tent in front of Altgeld Hall, Urbana, IL

The Department of Mathematics Homecoming Party will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Look for our tent in front of Altgeld Hall. A complimentary buffet and bar will be available to all our alumni. Please join us! Learn more about Mathematics Homecoming Party


bullet Alumni Homecoming Headquarters

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:30 - 5 PM

Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, Urbana, IL

Park for free and ride the MTD Game Day Bus for just $2 round-trip. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and a homemade cinnamon roll before the game. Pick up your complimentary, collectable, Homecoming button (while supplies last), spirit beads, pompoms and other giveaways. Learn more about  Alumni Homecoming Headquarters


bulletAnnual Homecoming After-Party

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:30 - 5 PM

Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, Urbana, IL

Come enjoy some post-game Homecoming excitement! Entertainment, including a special post-game concert by the Marching Illini. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Special guests, door prizes and raffles. Learn more about Annual Homecoming After-Party


bulletCollege of Law Homecoming Tailgate Brunch

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 - 11 a.m.

College of Law Building, Champaign , IL

Alumni, friends, faculty, and staff will gather for a pre-game brunch in the Pedersen Pavilion before heading to Memorial Stadium to cheer on the Fighting Illini! Brunch buffet and non-alcoholic beverages included; cash bar available. Learn more about College of Law Homecoming Tailgate Brunch


bulletLAS Homecoming Open House 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

South Lounge and Illini Rooms, Illini Union, Champaign, IL

Come home to campus and celebrate Illinois' Homecoming with LAS alumni and friends.  Enjoy interactive exhibits, games, and photo booth, tour Lincoln Hall and the Observatory, reminisce with fellow alumni, and browse through Illinois memorabilia, photos, and Illios.  Our Homecoming Open House is open to all LAS alumni and friends.  Reservations are requested in advance at www.las.illinois.edu/alumni/events. Learn more about LAS Homecoming Open House 2014


Homecoming Business Bash 2014

bulletHomecoming Business Bash 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 - 11:00 am

6th Street Lawn, 1255 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Join Business Alumni for a traditional Homecoming tailgate on the 6th Street Lawn outside of the Business Instructional Facility and only 1 block from Memorial Stadium. This is a family friendly event for all ages with delicious food, cash bar, and a DJ playing the latest hits! Hosted by the College of Business Alumni Association. A limited quantity of Illinois vs. Minnesota... Learn more about Homecoming Business Bash 2014


bulletECE Homecoming Open House

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

306 N. Wright St., Urbana, IL

Reception begins at 9 a.m. Remarks will be at 9:30 a.m. Building tours will be offered Please note: Homecoming football game kick-off  will be at 11 a.m.  Learn more about ECE Homecoming Open House


bulletACES Student Advancement Committee 25th Anniversary Reunion

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center, Urbana, IL

The College of ACES Student Advancement Committee is celebrating 25 years! A reunion of past SAC members and their families will be held on Saturday, October 25 during Homecoming weekend following the University of Illinois football game vs. Minnesota at approximately 3:00 p.m. The gathering will be held at the College of ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center immediately following the... Learn more about ACES Student Advancement Committee 25th Anniversary Reunion


bulletAg Comm Huddle Reunion

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:30 - 10330 a.m.

ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center, Urbana, IL

Join the College of ACES and College of Media for the Ag Comm Huddle reunion during Homecoming weekend prior to the Illinois vs. Minnesota football game.  Kick off is at 11:00 a.m. Stop by for donuts and coffee and meet Dr. LuLu Rodriguez, Director of Agricultural Communications at Illinois and mingle with other ag communications alumni!  We hope to see you... Learn more about Ag Comm Huddle Reunion


bulletMany Voices: The Great War in America's Songs

Monday, October 27, 2014,

Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 236 Harding Band Bldg., 1103 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL

When World War I began in 1914 the United States proclaimed that it would follow a policy of strict neutrality “in thought and deed,” and President Wilson firmly believed that peace was the only course of action needed to resolve the European conflict.  Many Americans felt the same way, but as the war’s atrocities, both fictional and real, were publicized, some... Learn more about Many Voices: The Great War in America's Songs


V. Dale Cozad Lecture on Entrepreneurship featuring Michael S. Maurer

bulletV. Dale Cozad Lecture on Entrepreneurship featuring Michael S. Maurer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Business Instructional Facility Commons, 515 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael S. Maurer’s career as an attorney and entrepreneur has included cable television, film production, radio broadcasting, newspaper publishing, real estate, and banking. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Bank of Indianapolis, the largest locally owned financial institution in central Indiana, and as Chairman of the Board of IBJ Corporation, which owns... Learn more about V. Dale Cozad Lecture on Entrepreneurship featuring Michael S. Maurer


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