i-Arts (fine arts)
-‘’Borrowed Identity’’, a movie based on the novel ‘’Dancing Arabs’’, by Sayed Kashua’s was screened today at the Art Theater. Movie available on Netflix
– Students passionate about theater are now auditioning at the Krannert Center for the Performing arts to join the Undergraduate program in theater at the U of I.
– Kathatk Dance Demonstration and workshop today at the McKinley Presbyterian Church in Champaign at 04 pm.
– The Urbana city’s council decides today whether the 114 years old house at the corner of Elm and Coler will be declared a historic landmark or demolished by its owner who wants to build a one bedroom apartment instead.
– ‘’Time/ Image’’, a contemporary art exhibition featuring works of eleven artists at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from January 29 to April 23.
– Christians welcome back event on campus. Bible study and students’ testimonies at Ikenberry Commons on Wednesday 27th, at 08:15 pm.
– A Maryland couple are suing a public high school for forcing their daughter to list Islam pillars and its benefits as part of her world history class.
– The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University says that his institution won’t invite Donald Trump to speak because he does not represent the University’s theological, moral or political beliefs
– Special prayers and celebrations on Friday, 12th at the Hindu Temple in Champaign, to celebrate the Vasant Panchami festival
– Enjoy ‘’Carnival’’, a traditional Latin-American celebration at Douglass Branch Library on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
– ‘’Discover the world’’ with your children by creating and playing with crafts from around the world. Check the Spurlock Museum’s program in Urbana for more information.
i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)
– Ankle injury prevents defensive lineman Jihad Ward from playing in Saturday’s Senior Bowl that features some of the best players in the country.
– A British message therapist detected her customer’s cancer, doctors confirmed that it was cervical cancer.
– Tomorrow is the first day of practice for UI baseball. They will be on campus at the Irwin indoor facility
– Ben Lecomete will swim across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to San Francisco.
– Thanks to hot water, cider vinegar and steam, Michael Cerveris, the star of ‘’Fun Home’’ hasn’t missed any show because of sickness!
i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)
– The graduate college is helping students create powerful resumes and good cover letters. A workshop tomorrow at the Illini Union at 01:00pm
– The National Center for Super Computing is offering fellowships to researchers interested in launching start-up projects or organizing activities to develop research in the field. The application in open now.
– The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published an article that gives job potentials based on college majors. Check the article to know how much you could earn per year.
– Graduate students! Check the summer 2016 Tinker Fellowship information meeting offered Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Information Meeting on Friday January 29, 2016 at 12pm in Room 200 International Studies Building
– If you have a business idea and you are looking for resources apply for the Cozad Competition, the biggest start-up competition on campus.
i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)
– Twenty five year old Seymour woman charged in court for stabbing and killing her boyfriend.
– Zika virus cases confirmed in 23 countries in the Americas.
– Private gun sales banned on Facebook and Instagram sites.
– Fraternity house on Oak street caught on fire. Six people were injured until now.
– Medical marijuana event is not taking place on February 7th, as announced earlier by Medical Cannabis Outreach. The organization says there was a mix up in the dates.
– The Graduate Employees Organization satisfied with the University’s agreement to continue tuition waivers for students in the Master’s of Computer Science program.
i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)
– Kevin Jackson, a research scientist and U of I alumn is adapting a military technology to create cooling helmets and reduce the trauma of brain injuries in football and related sports.
– Paul Rosa, a senior engineering student creates a wheelchair that could be controlled by eyes for his grandmother
i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)
– Black Lives Matter Co-founder Opal Tometi, to visit UI for on February 19th, to talk about the movement that she co-founded in 2013.
– Fourteen students from a Catholic high school in San Francisco suspended after attending a party where young people wore clothes miming a style associated with urban black culture according to the school’s president.
– Sikh comedian kicked out from Trump’s rally on Sunday in Iowa.
i-Serve (service to the community)
– More than 40 former employees at veterans’ charity, Wounded Warriors Project criticize the organization for spending more than $800 million raised in the past six years.
i-Travel (international students, student travels)
– Learn about the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries and practice the language with instructors around a Portuguese conversation table ‘’BATE PAPO’’ . It’s tomorrow at La Casa Cultural Latina.
– Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational Research and Exchange, has been awarded the Institute of International Education’s Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education
– Students at the UIUC learn about the undergraduate and main libraries’ systems in Chinese.
– King Abdullah of Jordan says that Syrian refugees influx creates a pressure on Joran’s infrastructure and economy
– President Obama presents new rules compelling companies with more than 100 worker to provide annual data of salaries based on gender, race and ethnicity
– Coming soon; State Department will release some of Hillary Clinton’s remaining emails
– GOP debate in Iowa without Donald Trump, Thursday on Fox News. Moderators; Bret Baier, Chris Wallace and Megan Kelly!
– Federal Election Commission says 2016 campaign donations are low in Champaign County.
– University of Missouri professor Melissa Clarck takes Columbia’s prosecutors’ deals. She will complete 20 hours of community service for avoiding prosecution for a misdemeanor.
– Ted Cruz wins the Republican Caucus in Iowa