Voices of ACES

August 15, 2018
By Stephanie Henry
Since coming to work as a writer for the College of ACES just over five years ago, the world has seemed a bit more of a smaller place to me at times.

August 13, 2018
By Brianna Gregg
Summer is almost over and fall classes are right around the corner. We are saying goodbye to our August graduates and hello to our new students. The phrase that continually plays on repeat in my mind when thinking of these groups is ‘You’re going on an ADVENTURE!’ (Cue Bilbo Baggins running across the Shire with signed contract in hand.) It’s exciting, no matter what part of life-- new job, new school, heck even new research endeavor- you’re about to begin (or continue) the adventure. So get excited for your adventure ahead – it is bound to be story worthy.

August 3, 2018
By Marise Robbins-Forbes
What makes my job so rewarding? It’s hard to summarize that with just one thing – but Monday’s visit to Momence, Illinois, to tour Van Drunen Farms (VDF) and its sister business, FutureCeuticals, is a wonderful example of why I enjoy working for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). Our graduates go on to make a difference in this world and the impact of their efforts are far-reaching. Stories like theirs fuel my passion for this college and the role I play within it.

August 3, 2018
By Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
by Matthew Mote

August 1, 2018
By Judy Mae Bingman
The building is empty. Completely empty.

July 31, 2018
By Angie Boesche
Hi, my name is Angie Boesche (and I’m a member of the Afton 4-H club). Blame it on the 10 years of public speaking competitions but, to this day, I can’t introduce myself without, “and I’m a member of the Afton 4-H club” humming in the back of my mind.

July 30, 2018
By Kim Kidwell
Last week, two of the proposals submitted by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences were selected for funding in the Provost’s Investment for Growth Program. Funding for this program is acquired through an internal reallocation process designed to invest in ideas that catalyze the development of innovative programs designed to increase enrollment and promote financial sustainability. The Provost’s Office will provide resources to build a new undergraduate degree program in Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems (MetroFESt) and create a Center for Smart Agriculture on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus through a collaborative effort with the College of Engineering. The University of Illinois announced the selection of 14 projects campuswide to receive funding for the Investment for Growth program last Tuesday. Please see link to the announcement here for more details.

July 20, 2018
By Lucas Neira
My first year in grad school is ending and it is time to make a reflection: How much my life has changed during this time?

July 19, 2018
By Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
July 10, 2018
By Meg Neumann
Allow me to formally introduce myself, I’m Megan Neumann, or Meg, and I’m this summer’s College of ACES communications and marketing intern. Nice to meet ya. I’m a senior in agriculture communications with a concentration in journalism.