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By Ros Dumlao

“Why are you stressed? Don’t be stressed. You’re at the Paralympic Games!”

I needed that reality check.

I was sitting at a Wi-Fi haven in the Athletes’ Village, typing a story under deadline. My co-worker was sitting across from me, talking, talking, talking.

I snapped back: “I know.”

But as much as I didn’t want to admit it, he was right.

Why was I acting like I didn’t want to be in Rio?

07 Oct
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"Voices of Stagg" film screening Nov. 1

The College of Media is hosting a free film screening of "Voices of Stagg" on Nov. 1 at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30. A panel discussion will follow.

"Voices of Stagg" is a documentary about how one high school turned a tragedy into a lesson on empathy. 

04 Oct
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Westlake '06, publishes book

Courtney Klemm Westlake '06 JOURN, has published her first book, "A Different Beautiful."

When Westlake’s family was given the shocking news that their daughter, Brenna, was born in 2011 with a severe, life-threatening skin disorder, they began to discover a new and different kind of beautiful in their lives – one that values extraordinary differences and appreciates the wonderful sameness found in our humanity.

03 Oct
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Wirtz Delivers Keynote Address at nutrition symposium at The Ohio State University

Department of Advertising assistant professor John G. Wirtz delivered the keynote address at the 17th Annual Martha Nelson Lewis Symposium, hosted by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. The topic of the talk was using social media to promote health behavior change.

23 Sep
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Ledford's photo selected for exhibition in Chicago

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Beretta, Jordan, Cassie and Gaitlynn,” a photograph from Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford’s project, “The Cultural Geography of Firearms,” has been selected for the “Power and Politics” exhibition at the Filter Photo Gallery in Chicago.  The image is part of Ledford’s series of portraits of families with children named after guns. 

19 Sep
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