'Star Wars' and the coming of age of special effects

Turnock

The original “Star Wars” was when special effects got “real,” at least for a certain generation of movie fans. They could believe they were there, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” from the opening shot on. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” No. 7 in the series, opens Dec. 18, and film scholar Julie Turnock will be watching with an eye on those effects.

03 Dec
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Students earn IBA awards

University of Illinois journalism students won seven awards, including five first places, in the 2015 Student Silver Dome Awards presented by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

The winners are as follows:

13 Nov
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2015 Emmy Awards

Illinois was well-represented at regional Emmy Award celebrations this year. Alumni received the following awards:

Mid-America Chapter (St. Louis and Kansas City area)

  • Alison Davis Wood ’91 BS, ’11 MS
    UI Public affairs, writer, a documentary about Carlos Montezuma
  • Laura Hettiger ’09 BS, ’10 MS
    KMOV-TV, St. Louis reporter, general assignment reporter, covering the Ferguson story
  • Jim Kirchherr ’74 BS
    ​KETC-TV St. Louis, Health and Science programs and Environment program

 

10 Nov
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