The Bulletin

The Bulletin

Feb 13
K.C. Ting, Head, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  

The Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Department at the University of Illinois has a long tradition of encouraging effective communication among its members, alumni, and friends. One of the media that has been enjoyed by many people is the weekly bulletin. It started out as a posting of current happenings in the department. The purpose was to keep everyone well informed in a timely fashion about the news, events, activities, and action items. The intention was to publish an issue approximately every week. Many years ago, the bulletins were printed in hard copies and distribution was limited to (mostly) individual mail boxes in the department. Later, its distribution migrated to email, which made it possible to reach many more people in various destinations around the world.

Recently, in response to feedback from our readers, we decided to create a new look and name it The Bulletin. It will be published every two weeks on Wednesday. The first issue of The Bulletin was published on February 6, 2013. It contains information on award/scholarship applications, Monday brown bag topics, the I4 Seminar series, our monthly special coffee, graduate students defenses, Mark your Calendars, Spring Awards Banquet, Facebook (become a fan), and important dates to remember. It also announces the new Voices of Aces blog on the ACES website.

The Bulletin will continue to be distributed via email. In addition, it will be posted on our departmental website at http://abe.illinois.edu/ABE_Publications. If you are interested in receiving issues of The Bulletin every other Wednesday, please send your email address to Mary Schultze at mlschltz@illinois.edu. Viewers can also access all issues of The Bulletin directly at http://abe-research.illinois.edu/pubs/ABE-Bulletin-Feb2013.pdf.