Not exactly sugar plums

Dec 10
Claire Benjamin, Senior in ACES

It’s that time of year. While some have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, those of us with finals quickly approaching have chemistry formulas, conclusion paragraphs, pictures of western corn rootworm beetles,  and much more dancing in ours.

It’s the time of year when sleep is more of a novelty than necessity. It’s the time of year when junk food is deemed brain food, and thus perfectly acceptable to any diet plan. It’s the time of year that reminds us just how much we have learned during our time in the College of ACES and how much there is still to discover (or cram as the case may be).

Happy studies!

Wrapping up 2012

Dec 2
Jennifer Shike, Director for Communications and Marketing

We are excited to launch our newly redesigned website this month. Our website affirms our college’s commitment to finding solutions to the world’s most critical challenges. In the College of ACES, we are focused on creating abundant food and energy, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities. We hope you will enjoy the new feature sections of our website that highlight how we are putting our words into action through unsurpassed research, teaching and outreach programs.

Best wishes for a holiday season filled with great memories.

A picture of ACES library in winter.

Celebrating the Morrill Act

Nov 28
Robert Hauser, Dean of the College of ACES
At the end of October, I was invited to be a part of the University of Illinois’ celebration, “The Morrill Act at 150: The Future of Public Higher Education.” Our panel consisting of Mary Kalantzis, Dean of the College of Education, Ruth Watkins, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and myself, discussed how we are redefining our land-grant mission in the 21st Century.
The members of a panel presentation at the "Morrill Act at 150" celebration
Panel members Dean Hauser of the College of ACES, Dean Kalantzis of the College of Education, and Dean Watkins of the College of LAS answer questions during the U of I celebration, "The Morrill Act at 150: The Future of Public Higher Education."