Voices of ACES

March 29, 2019
By Maggie Sweppy
Not to sound like a hypocrite, but instead of going on and on about how important it is to constantly embrace change and adopt a growth mindset (like I have been known to do) today I want to talk our remembering our roots.

March 14, 2019
By Alexandra Houser
My name is Alexandra Houser and I will be graduating in 2019 as part of the first class of students in the new non-thesis Master of Animal Sciences program at Illinois. I came to the CU area in the fall of 2018 to begin this unique one-year program knowing that the next nine months would be very challenging, but also extremely worthwhile… and boy was I right!

February 19, 2019
By Alex Brockamp
Over the winter break, I had the opportunity to take a class that involved touring different National Parks in Texas and New Mexico. I was told it would involve some hiking, but “no fitness level would be required.” On the first day of the trip, we toured two different missions (historic catholic churches) in the El Paso, TX area that involved no hiking of any kind.  We did some light walking and spent more time traveling by car than by foot. The next day however, we went to our first National Park: Guadalupe Mountains National Park. 

February 5, 2019
By Hannah Hawkinson
When you graduate high school, you are on top of the world. You think to yourself, “College will be a breeze. I’ve studied common core for four years so I can go on to study things I am good at!” Maybe you can relate to this. If you can’t that’s okay too, you might be more of a realist than I was two short years ago.

December 17, 2018
By Maggie Sweppy
For most of us, standing at the edge of a precipice is downright scary. There’s no other way to put it. Peering over the edge of a cliff, right into the eye of uncertainty, is not at all comfortable, but Luvvie Ajayi is right, “comfort is overrated.”

December 13, 2018
By J.C. Campbell
“Who wants to make a tackle? Who wants to make a play? Who wants to be a leader?” I can still hear my high school football coach yelling these questions at the 40 men who had their helmets off and were taking a knee during halftime. I can still smell the grass and the hot dogs, and I remember – no matter what the score was – how our coach was able to bring our team together with each halftime speech.

August 3, 2018
By What’s bugging you?
by Matthew Mote

July 19, 2018
By Preparing myself for success
March 28, 2018
By Keeping Our Best in Illinois
The University of Illinois is uniting with Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University to keep our best and brightest students in Illinois to pursue their college education. Why? We face a common challenge – our students are being recruited away by agricultural colleges in neighboring states. By partnering together to show Illinois students the wide range of opportunities that await them in our state, we believe we can create a better future for Illinois by guiding these students to obtain an education in-state.