Challenge coin display at Chez Veterans Center made by F&S mill shop

Chez coin display: “Breathtaking” work by mill

The Chez Veterans Center (CVC) is a special place for special people, home to student military veterans at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. There, Veterans can meet and visit with others, including those who live in the facility. The staff, and the facility itself, help make life easier, including for those with disabilities from their service. The F&S mill shop recently made something for CVC, … Continue reading Chez coin display: “Breathtaking” work by mill

F&S’ Luis Michel’s Help a “Matter of Life and Death”

As Told by Rose Sisco, Illinois ExtensionMumford Hall “It was really fortuitous.” “You know how bad it was on Monday. I got out of my car where I park out back at Mumford Hall. That day, it was a sheet of ice. I couldn’t get out.” Before Rose could think or notice, Luis Michel, a pipefitter was on his way to assist her to the … Continue reading F&S’ Luis Michel’s Help a “Matter of Life and Death”

Morgan White Electrical and Computer Engineering Building ECE net zero energy

“All in” on Zero Energy at ECE: Now 1 Year

A celebration for the 1-year anniversary of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Building’s (ECE) ‘net zero energy’ mark was held there in the atrium, a huge study and hang out location for students. It made sense, given recognition of the building’s ability to impact academic research. Basically, students can plug in at a computer and be able to study how energy is collected, stored, and … Continue reading “All in” on Zero Energy at ECE: Now 1 Year

high voltage electricians

Shop Spotlight: High Voltage Electricians

When plugging in those string lights, winter holiday decorative trees, and other displays, a wire connects to the outlet. Those plugs send out 120 volts of electricity, keeping lights shining bright throughout the night. One team at F&S regularly deals with and considers lines with a voltage of that times 100. F&S utility distribution electricians, also called high voltage electricians, monitor and repair power lines … Continue reading Shop Spotlight: High Voltage Electricians

F&S Teams Help Preserve History at Skeuomorph Press

Dr. Kamarah and the Facilities & Services leadership team at UIUC have been instrumental in making the seemingly impossible a reality for the Skeuomorph Press, a unique place on campus that preserves traditional printmaking and book arts. The Skeuomorph Press & BookLab is dedicated to teaching students these traditional crafts; however, the press relies on an array of historical equipment, including iron hand presses that … Continue reading F&S Teams Help Preserve History at Skeuomorph Press

NEWS NEWS: College of Media broadcast studio renovated

Dateline: Urbana, Illinois, Richmond Studio at Campbell Hall, home of the College of Media channel UI7 and classes in broadcast journalism. An open house, October 23. Dozens gathered there to celebrate the new space, the Richard and Leslie Frank Newsroom, including Brian Williams of broadcast news fame, and Illinois men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood, who graduated with a degree from Kansas State University in radio … Continue reading NEWS NEWS: College of Media broadcast studio renovated

Notes of Unity with Barry Houser

A man who wears many hats, both figuratively and literally, Barry Houser, the Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Marching Illini, Director of the Fighting Illini Athletic Bands, and Clinical Associate Professor of Music, is the driving force behind the university’s renowned musical ensembles. He shared insights into his multifaceted career and the teamwork that makes it all possible. He emphasizes that the success … Continue reading Notes of Unity with Barry Houser

Building Tours with F&S Leaders

One of the primary and overarching priorities of F&S is to actively support the university’s core missions, which encompass education, research, and outreach. Central to this commitment is the continuous enhancement and upkeep of the facilities and grounds that make up the campus environment. To ensure that this mission is diligently carried out, F&S leaders maintain a focus on the physical state of the university. … Continue reading Building Tours with F&S Leaders

Turn the Handle: Interactive Mechanical Engineering Artistry

This just in: Just outside the east entrance of the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) stands a new piece of public art. Called Grasp, the three metal vertical arms move back and forth with the power of a simple handle-crank on the base. On the back of the gearbox, glass panels allow the user to see the gears at work. So, give it a … Continue reading Turn the Handle: Interactive Mechanical Engineering Artistry

Illini Football Tailgate Recycling Event

In the world of college football, where fans gather to cheer on their teams, the University of Illinois took on a special mission to make these celebrations more eco-friendly. As cars rolled into the tailgating lots near Memorial Stadium for the afternoon’s game against Florida Atlantic University, an organized effort was underway to ensure that the fan experience also left a positive impact on the … Continue reading Illini Football Tailgate Recycling Event