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Air Force Captain takes career to new heights with ACE master's degree

Andrew Beguhl came to graduate school at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a different background than most.

Having twelve years in the Air Force under his belt, Captain Beguhl was ready for his next challenge and came to the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to pursue a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE).

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Farm Progress Show brings students, ACT to the forefront of innovation

URBANA, Ill. — Every year, farmers, researchers, and companies gather to visit a hub of innovation— the Farm Progress Show (FPS), the biggest show of its kind in the U.S. This year, the Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) club was invited to join the media tent, sharpening their on-the-ground reporting skills through the opportunity to shadow professionals at an in-person agricultural event.

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State Farm among first to support U of I neurodiversity initiative

URBANA, Ill. –The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative (INI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received a major, five-year grant from State Farm to help fund the program, which provides academic and social support for students with autism and helps them prepare for the workplace and connect with potential employers.

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Implementation of school-based wellbeing programs benefits from multiple voices

URBANA, Ill. – Health and wellbeing education can be an important addition to a school curriculum. But for these programs to be effective, they must be delivered in a way that works for everyone, including students, instructors, and school administrators. A new study from University of Illinois evaluates the implementation of two prevention programs, using a mixed-methods approach with input from multiple sources.

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IBRL bioprocessing degree fills critical need for US biomanufacturing industry

URBANA, Ill. – Located at the nexus of agricultural crop production and industries that process those grains, the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) at the University of Illinois provides experiential education to students and helps companies de-risk bioprocessing technologies. The IBRL is among a very select group of institutions that offer an advanced degree in bioprocessing, a critical component in the future of workforce training for the U.S. biomanufacturing industry.

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Summer of research at U of I boosts success of community college students

URBANA, Ill. – Harrison Hall spends a lot of time staring at fungus. A senior in Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, Hall has worked for two years in a research lab studying the fungus responsible for a devastating wheat disease. For the former IT professional, it’s perhaps an odd passion, but it came naturally after Hall entered the PRECS program through Parkland College and U of I.

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