Voices of ACES

October 3, 2018
By Kelsey Litchfield
One of my favorite Disney movies is “Meet the Robinsons.” From its futuristic storyline to its corny humor, I always change the channel to that movie if I see it on. Throughout each scene, there is one scripted line that is said over and over – “keep moving forward.” I didn’t think much about it until the ending scene when a quote from Walt Disney himself shows up on the screen. It reads:

September 27, 2018
By Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
By John “Brady” Winkler, Senior in ABE

September 26, 2018
By Jean Drasgow
Harvest is in full swing for both corn and soybeans as well as student talent. Next week the ACES + LAS Career Fair is hosting 128 organizations from a wide range of disciplines. We have employers who are seeking majors from agricultural biological engineering to psychology. Many of these employers are interviewing the next day. As of this writing, all 65 interview rooms for the day after the fair are reserved.

September 25, 2018
By Maggie Sweppy
My 8th grade graduation was a rather short ceremony. But, to be fair, there were only nine kids in my class. Now I attend a university where the undergraduate student population is triple the population of not my hometown, but the entire county. 

September 19, 2018
By Angie Boesche
The University of Illinois has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1867. Looking around campus today, it’s easy to see the history of ACES interwoven into the U of I campus. So I decided to share with you my three favorite campus landmarks that have a history with our college. We’ll start with the obvious one.

September 17, 2018
By Lauren Quinn
I listen to podcasts all the time – while I’m cooking dinner, cleaning up around the house, or walking around the neighborhood. I tend to favor the NPR podcasts, including This American Life, Embedded, and Up First. But one of my all-time favorites is NPR’s Hidden Brain. The show focuses on social sciences research and reveals, in an engaging and relatable style, the “whys” behind common human behaviors. I’ve found nearly every episode to be simply fascinating. And I’ve heard them all.

September 13, 2018
By Marla Todd
Over the past few years, several ACES facilities have been active construction zones, but the wait is over.

September 12, 2018
By Madalyn Hammel
There are few other questions I dreaded more as a senior in high school than, “Where do you plan to be in five years?”

September 11, 2018
By Stephanie Henry
August was a big month for our family. Just a few weeks ago, we packed up crates of dorm supplies, guitars and video games, and clothes. And just like that, my oldest son left home for his first year of college.

September 7, 2018
By Tyler Angus
Over the winter break of my freshman year, I went on a study abroad trip to the Dominican Republic with my ACES 298 class. Something that was never on my radar when the semester began ended up becoming hands down the most memorable experience of that year.