By David E. Kaplan
Leon Dash. Even his name implies there's no slowing down for this guy.
Each year since 1980, the Student Alumni Ambassadors of the University of Illinois Alumni Association invite a group of distinguished alumni back to the campus to participate in traditional activities such as the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally. These alumni honorees also interact with current students and talk about their professional experiences since leaving their Alma Mater.
The following article was written for an Ebert Fellowship in memory of the late Roger Ebert. The fellowship works with the forthcoming Roger Ebert Center at the College of Media. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips advises the Ebert fellows.
Bill Geist, noted columnist, author, correspondent and proud graduate of the College of Media at the University of Illinois, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s homecoming parade.
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Amelia Mugavero, a UI senior majoring in broadcast journalism, chats with The N-G's Melissa Merli. The Dallas, Texas, native is Miss Central Illinois and is the first Marching Illini feature twirler in 10 years.
The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) has named Christine Herman to its latest class of New Voices scholars.
On Tuesday, September 1, the College of Media invited students to interact in a social setting and attend the 10th annual College of Media picnic. Located in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, the event offered visitors a chance to learn about unique opportunities that the College had to offer and also enjoy a great meal with old and new peers.