Alumni & Campus Stories

Martin “Tike” Santos

Audio Ace

Those chills running down your spine when singer Garth Brooks does a live performance of the song “The Thunder Rolls”? They come in part thanks to Martin “Tike” Santos, ’89 LAS.  As monitor engineer...

Katharine L. Sharp

Ingenious: The best

When organizers of the Armour Institute in Chicago were seeking “the best man” to head their new library in 1893, they sought the advice of librarian Melvil Dewey, who created the Dewey Decimal Classification...

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Athletics Hall of Fame

This fall, the University will induct 16 new members into the UI Athletics Hall of Fame. Athletes and coaches from 11 sports are represented. Among those honored are football greats J.C. Caroline, Bobby Mitchell,...

Rashard Mendenhall

Class Notes Profile: Gridiron Writer

He hasn’t played football since 2013, but Rashard Mendenhall is still pushing himself. After a glittering college career for the Illini—27 touchdowns, 3,103 yards, 2007 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and All-America...

In Class: Marriage Counselor

My area of research is domestic violence, and the majority of my students are human development and family studies majors.  I teach an undergraduate class on family stress and change. It’s focused on understanding...