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Coordinates: 40°6′17″N 88°13′44″W 40.10472, -88.22889


University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

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      • 1401 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    • Telephone Numbers: 217-333-1000
    • Official Website: [1]
  • History & Memorable Moments
    • Early years: 1867-1880

The Morrill Act of 1862 granted each state in the United States a portion of land on which to establish a major public state university, one which could teach agriculture, mechanic arts, and military training, "without excluding other scientific and classical studies." This phrase would engender controversy over the University's initial academic philosophies, polarizing the relationship between the people of Illinois and the University's first president, John Milton Gregory. [1]

After a fierce bidding war between a number of Illinois cities, Urbana was selected as the site for the new "Illinois Industrial University." in 1867. From the beginning, Gregory's desire to establish an institution firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition was at odds with many state residents and lawmakers who wanted the university to offer classes based solely around "industrial education." The University finally opened for classes on March 2, 1868 with only two faculty members and a small group of students. The debate between the liberal arts curriculum and industrial education continued in the University's inaugural address, as Dr. Newton Bateman outlined the various interpretations of the Morrill Act in his speech. Gregory's thirteen year tenure would be marred by this debate: Clashes between Gregory and legislators and lawmakers forced his resignation from his post as president in 1880, saying "[I am] staggering under too heavy a load of cares, and irritated by what has sometimes seemed as needless opposition." Yet only five years later, in 1885, the Illinois Industrial University officially changed its name to the University of Illinois, reflecting its holistic agricultural, mechanical, and liberal arts curricula. Today, Gregory is largely credited with establishing the University and forming it into the major interdisciplinary university it is today. Gregory's grave is still located on the Urbana campus, situated between Altgeld Hall and the Henry Administration Building. His marker (mimicking the epitaph of British architect Christopher Wren) reads, "If you seek his monument, look about you." [1]

  • Recent years: Since 1982

The name of the university was changed to The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. This was a historic watermark for the campus not only because it clearly communicates the university's distinguished flagship identity within the University of Illinois system, but also presents a separate identity from the system. It also marked the opening of a new era of hi-tech boom to which the campus community has much contributed and thrived with. The engineering and science departments have become the campus spotlight due to their rich innovative legacy and breakthrough scholastic studies. At the turn of the new millennium, the university has started making strides to keep its edge by expanding research programs and facilities for life sciences. [1]

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University of Illinois Global Campus

  • About the University of Illinois Global Campus
    • The University of Illinois Global Campus is focused on innovation, quality, superior instruction, service, and accessibility. Our goal is to provide access to high-quality online education programs that merit the University of Illinois name. The curricula of our programs are developed by world-class University of Illinois faculty who are leaders in their fields of study.
    • The University of Illinois attracts the nation's most talented students with hundreds of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, many of them ranked among the best in the United States. Right now nearly 70,000 students are enrolled at our campuses, and thousands more take classes off campus and online. With a faculty base of 5,600 and an alumni body of more than 570,000, the University is a major world-class institution.
  • The Global Campus Difference
    • We believe that interactions between students and faculty are paramount to effective learning. Global Campus students will participate in dynamic online dialogues and collaborate with classmates on projects and assignments in order to promote meaningful interaction within their courses. Global Campus courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who are experts in their fields and have a thorough knowledge of the online learning environment. Global Campus instructors provide prompt feedback to students and strive to create and support a positive learning environment.
  • Exceptional Service
    • Exemplary student services distinguish The Global Campus from other online universities. In order to assist you when you first begin at The Global Campus, you will be assigned a Global Campus Advisor to guide you through all your administrative and educational needs outside the classroom. You will receive personalized one-on-one service from application through graduation. We will guide you through the application process, assist you with enrollment and financial aid, and make registering for your course easy.
  • Accreditation
    • The University of Illinois Global Campus is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440).
    • The Global Campus offers degree and certificate programs developed in partnership with the colleges and departments of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Springfield. These campuses will award the degrees under their individual accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • For students, this means that your degree from the University of Illinois Global Campus will be a University of Illinois degree.
  • Programs Offered:
    • Master of Education with a concentration in E-Learning
    • Graduate Certificate in Foundations of E-Learning
    • Graduate Certificate in Management of E-Learning
    • Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership
    • Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety Organizations
    • Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety and Medical Error Disclosure
    • Master of Science in Recreation Sport and Tourism

To request for more information, visit [2].

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    • Cambron, Sheryl Ann (January 1995 - January 1996)
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  • Alumni Milestones
    • My morther, Audrey Moore back in 1930 attended Lake Forest Academy, however but for for only 1 semester, as she returned home to Champaign to reside with her parents (being a only child) where she continued her education at the Univ of Ill. obtaining a BS in Journalism in '32 and yet another degree in English in '34. She did pursue a few additional hrs towards her Masters in Journalism but in 1945 did marry Charles E. Stewart to whom she they continued in a beautiful relationship until 2000 when her husband passed away giving them just shay of 65 yrs of marriage. This April of 2010, Audrey will be celebrating her 100th birthday with her daughter, Danita and few family and many friends. While at the Univ. of Ill. Audrey pledged Phi Mu Fraternity and as of this yr. has also accomplished another milestone having served and enjoyed that fellowship for 80 yrs. She talks foundly of her time at Lake Forest Academy...but says she simply got "home sick" and returned home to attend school there...Thanks for her many memories. Danita Stewart Shepard, thankful Daughter, and Caretaker for ten yrs.


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