Voices of ACES

November 16, 2018
By ACES staff
A little over four years ago, I was in class. Just a regular day of Econ 101 (or whatever number it was) when my phone rang. That’s probably no big deal for most, but for me, it was. My ringtone has always been cows mooing. So, like any normal person, I go to shut my phone off. In doing that, I knock over my coffee making a huge mess thus embarrassing myself in front of a classroom full of people I didn’t know. 

November 8, 2018
By Leslie Myrick
Reciprocating the hospitality shown to Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones earlier this year as he and an Illinois delegation visited Africa, the ACES Office of International Programs was honored to host two distinguished administrators from Malawi’s Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources (LUANAR) this week: Vice Chancellor George Yobe Kanyama-Phiri and Registrar Phillip Dalitso Frank Kaonda.

November 2, 2018
By Lauren Quinn
The Division of Nutritional Sciences, the interdisciplinary graduate program housed within the College of ACES, recently marked its 50th anniversary in a weekend-long series of events. More than 160 alumni, faculty, students, and administrators came together to celebrate the program’s long list of accomplishments, including its ranking in the top five nutritional sciences graduate programs in the United States.

November 1, 2018
By ACES staff
It’s that time of year when the minds of 4-H storytellers turn to impact reports.

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

October 29, 2018
By Maggie Sweppy
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 ACES staff
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 ACES staff
By Lupe Cruz, senior in ABE

October 10, 2018
By ACES staff
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 ACES staff
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: