AHS E-News
Summer 2015
Posted: 6/29/15

In This Issue

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AHS Offers Accessibility Certificate

One of the goals of the College of Applied Health Sciences is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same access to digital, video, audio, and print information as people without disabilities. Working with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, AHS will offer an online certificate program in Information Accessibility Design and Policy for website developers, information specialists, and disability service providers Learn more.
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Seven-figure Gift Names Residential Floor

With a generous donation to the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, Adeline “Jo” Puccini, who earned her undergraduate degree in speech correction at the University of Illinois, has named the third floor of the Center the CAPT J. E. Puccini, USN, Adeline K. and Nancy Ann Puccini Residential Floor. Read more.
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Save the Date!

The Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education will be dedicated on Friday, October 2, 2015, time to be announced later. Join us as we celebrate this significant step forward in disability services at the University of Illinois, long the leader in supporting students with disabilities as they pursue their academic and personal goals.
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Chancellor Wise and U.S. Olympic Committee chairman at press conference

Dr. Nugent Receives Honorary Degree

Dr. Timothy Nugent, the founder and longtime director of the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services, received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during commencement exercises on May 16. Read more.
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Photo by Allan Shoemake

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey Encourages Grads to Make Health a Priority

Risa Juanita Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, told the graduating class of 2015 that regardless of their discipline, they were all going into health care. Read more.
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Meet the Class of 2015

Hundreds of students and their supporters filled Huff Hall gym for two convocation ceremonies on May 16. Meet some of them here.
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Dale Flach, dressed in cap and gown, flanked by University of Illinois President Robert Easter and Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

Alumnus Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dale H. Flach, who completed his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1959, was recognized by the University of Illinois during commencement exercises for his dedication to the University. Read more.
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Faculty/Staff Awards

AHS honored recipients of college and campus awards at the Spring College Meeting on May 14. Meet them here.
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Student Awards

More than 100 students received awards, scholarships, and fellowships during unit awards ceremonies in April and May. Meet them here.
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Maria Bohri

Taking Learning to the Community

Community Health junior Maria Bohri had the experience of a lifetime when she took the College of Engineering Learning In Community (LINC) course last semester. Learn more.
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RST Students Playing for Change

Students in Recreation, Sport and Tourism have created a new student organization dedicated to using sport for social change and development. Read more here.
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SHS Outreach Helps Children, Adults

Through its clinic services and community-based programs, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science has demonstrated its commitment to improving the quality of life for people with communication difficulties. Read more here.
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