Alumni & Campus Stories

In Class: Chef Master

The Spice Box, which serves as a learning lab for the UI’s hospitality management program, is a white-tablecloth restaurant housed in the café on the second floor of Bevier Hall. The restaurant hosts fine-dining...

Class Notes Profile: Mars Rover

Scientists researching extraterrestrial life can’t simply seek little green men. The first beings we discover will likely be single-celled organisms that might have died millions of years ago.  That’s why Kennda Lynch, ’00 ENG,...

Focused

Even before his senior season began, four-time NCAA All-American Alex Diab had racked up a list of accomplishments that most would call a successful career. But Diab still had unfinished business on his mind,...

Lane Crusader

In the dark days of bicycling in New York City—which is to say, in the last few decades of the 20th century—you either had to be mad or a bicycle messenger to enjoy it....

Future Builder

When Jim Martin, BLA ’72, was just 17, he had the opportunity to spend a few hours talking with renowned landscape architect Ralph Synnestvedt, BLA ’52. That Friday afternoon conversation 50 years ago would...

“I”s on the World: Sino-Illini

Not everyone can boast that they climbed atop the Great Wall of China, but for Alyssa Baratta-Martin, ’13 ACES, DVM ’17 CM, it’s an accomplished feat. While in Beijing for a two-week course in...