Voices of ACES

July 9, 2018
By Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
June 25, 2018
By Lauren Quinn
When I heard I’d be writing an ACES@Illinois story on NRES professor Angela Kent’s work at Shedd Aquarium, I jumped at the chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous facility. I wouldn’t just be writing the article – I’d be taking the photos, too. 

June 20, 2018
By Kim Kidwell
I was recently invited to record a podcast with Julie Wurth for our local newspaper, The News Gazette. This provided an outstanding opportunity for me to set the record straight on several important issues related to the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

June 14, 2018
By Brianna Gregg
As the University of Illinois brings its celebration of 150 years (since its founding in 1867) as a land-grant institution to an end, it is important to look back on why it all began. The University of Illinois was created out of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862, defined as at least one college per state to support the learning of agriculture and the mechanical arts, but not excluding military tactics or classical studies for the industrial class ("Land-grant tradition," 1995).

June 13, 2018
By Rodney Johnson
It is a thrill for me to announce the Keith W. and Sara M. Kelley Professorship of Immunophysiology.  The endowed professorship established by a generous gift from the Kelleys is the first to be housed in the Department of Animal Sciences and will recognize and reward a talented and accomplished faculty member conducting research in the area of immunophysiology.  This gift to the Department of Animal Sciences will encourage interdisciplinary activity.  

May 21, 2018
By Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
 By Lucia Dunderman

May 17, 2018
By Kelsey Litchfield
How has it been a year since I graduated college? It was a weird feeling to watch this year’s graduating class turn their tassels and become members of the alumni club. And this time of year always has me thinking—what’s next?

May 15, 2018
By Leslie Sweet Myrick
Earlier this month, I attended the Fourth Annual Food Security Symposium, an event coordinated by our office. Presenters and attendees shared their visions for avoiding a world food crisis through plant breeding.

May 10, 2018
By Stephanie Henry
It’s begun. All the goodbyes and transitions that inevitably take place every May are happening.

May 8, 2018
By Marla Todd
Walking through the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center, one can’t help but be drawn to a new feature in the Wright Family display case - a quilt featuring 12 portraits of the Allen Family. Eleven of those pictured attended the University of Illinois. The quilt was created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the family’s arrival in Illinois in 1867, the same year the University of Illinois was founded. The Spring issue of ACES@Illinois includes a story sharing more about their Illinois roots and ties to the University of Illinois.