Voices of ACES

October 30, 2018
By Beauty from tragedy
Sometimes, in the most tragic of situations, it takes finding beauty to find the path to healing.

October 29, 2018
By Rolling with the Punches
Let me tell you about my weekend. After competing at a livestock judging contest, (which is an exhausting process, but we’ll talk about that in a later blog post) I stayed the night with my friend who lived in the area. She showed me around her college town and we had a great time. I had homework due the next day, and LOTS of laundry to do, so we planned on leaving early to get back to Illinois on time.

October 22, 2018
By From Emerging to Exceptional
For the last nine years, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) has hosted a collegiate competition at their annual conference. The contest gives students the opportunity to showcase what they know on a national stage and win significant scholarships for their schools. Students come out of the competition with stronger résumés and life-long friendships.

October 16, 2018
By Next Step in my Life
By Lupe Cruz, senior in ABE

October 10, 2018
By Falling for ACES
If you were to ask me about some of my favorite things regarding my time with the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, I would paint you a picture of the university in the fall; full of color, students rushing to class, the leaves crunching under their feet, and the aroma of coffee. The tree foliage on the south quad consists of a pallet of orange, yellows, and reds. The air is crisp, and you are snuggled up in a sweater walking to class with me. I fell in love with the College of ACES during the fall while taking electives to fulfill my degree requirements and discovering ACES in full color. It was through these course requirements that I recognized how much I could learn outside my core classes from the other ACES subjects and professors. Each new class brought a unique color combination to my pallet of classes.

October 3, 2018
By Keep moving forward
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 Applying yourself
By John “Brady” Winkler, Senior in ABE

September 26, 2018
By ACES + LAS Career Fair
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 Horizons
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 Campus landmarks that have a history with ACES
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.