On September 14th, Chris Botti performed at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts with a group of talented jazz musicians. The powerful music filled Tryon Festival Center and took a variety of tempos, tones, and styles to transform this performance into something special.
4-H Illini Summer Academy Camp, Photo by Timothy Johnston, Jr.
It has been my distinct pleasure to work with the 4-H Illini Summer Camp Academy this year! I got to meet and work with 13 awesome students who are truly kind, respectful, caring, incredibly skilled and intelligent in my Journalism session. I am so proud of them.
Photo by Tim Johnston
In three days, they wrote, reported, shot, edited, and published a news blog/news article that covers a variety of subjects.
Photo by Tim Johnston, Jr.
Photo by Tim Johnston, Jr.
Their pictures are really good and I think they did a wonderful job. You can take a look at their work by clicking here. In addition to their stories, they were also encouraged to share their “Voice” throughout the sessions and each activity. Using Active Centralized Empowerment, everyone’s voice is important and included.
With the pledge of Clear Thinking, Greater Loyalty, Greater Service, and better Health to Club, County, Community and World within their hearts, I know that they will change the world for the better. I will remember each one of them. Thank you.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live on campus? Are you afraid that you won’t fit in with other college students or get any friends? Do you ever wonder what kind of things you will do when you get to college? I’m not a college student but I ask these question in my head because I’m part of 4-H. Not only did I ask the questions, I took the pictures.
This is the picture of the Quad and the building to the far left is follinger Auditorium.
Searching for a fun college to attend? Worried about what to do during your free time between classes? Wondering what the classes will be like and if you’ll have any free time (you will!)? During my stay on the U of I campus I have found the answers to these questions.
Connecting 4-H’ers while providing college experience
Illini Summer Academies Sign serves as directions for 4-H’ers. Photo by Jazmine Hall
Every year in late June, 4-H’ers travel to Champaign, Illinois for the Illini Summer academies. Not only is the Illini summer academies a way for teenagers to experience campus life at UIUC, it is also a way to unite 4-H’ers for an epic week of exchanging … as well as building 4-H memories. Continue reading →
“The University Of Illinois, Your Home Away From Home!”
By Timothy Johnston Jr.
Main Quad Photo by Tim Johnston Jr.
One of the reasons the students love to return!
As the school year comes to an end, the students are excited to return to the University Of Illinois in the fall. They love many things about this University; including: the beautiful scenery, the very friendly staff, the variety of place to go. Continue reading →
What is the best way to help prepare students for a the college level sciences? As Gabby Blackburn, a junior from Wacounda, writes in her lab notebook, is she helping herself to be better prepared for the college level sciences?
Junior Gabby Blackburn writing in her lab notebook. Photo by David Bruns
Ever heard from an elder or a parent to “use your time wisely?”
Time is precious, so use it while you can. Colleagues from all around U of I in Champaign spend most of their summer days studying. But what happens when you are not studying or you’re not in a natural learning environment?
It’s obvious that generations have very strong opinions about each other, but what really is the difference between Millennials and Baby Boomers? Is it different morals? Different ways of thinking? Is it that one generation thinks that the only way to do things is the way that they do it? I talked with both Millennials and Baby Boomers to get their opinion on whether or not they think the “other side” had/has it any better.
College…, books, studying, writing, exams… it all can be tough, and sometimes, living on campus can be even tougher. I found out, the difference between hard or easy, really depends on your perspective and it’s not as bad as you think it can be. Continue reading →