Voices of ACES

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:

September 27, 2018
By ACES staff
By John “Brady” Winkler, Senior in ABE

September 26, 2018
By ACES staff
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 Angela 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.