Bill Liesse '88 JOURN

Bill Liesse, age 50, of Peoria passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, as a result of heart failure, following recent surgery to mend a torn aorta.

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06 Jan
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Digital Marketing Specialization #1 most coveted Coursera Certificate of 2015

The Digital Marketing Specialization offered by the University of Illinois came in at the top of the list of Coursera offerings that “had the biggest impact on the lives of our learners.”  The announcement came from Coursera Blog.

17 Dec
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Turnock talks to The News-Gazette about "Star Wars" and special effects

Julie Turnock

The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" takes a backwards glance to the 1977 original, based on a look at the trailers, and the presence of the film's first stars, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

A University of Illinois media professor says the early look at a "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" probably reflects nostalgia as well as the fans' reactions to the prequels that came out after the original trilogy.

17 Dec
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