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Uni High Governing Board news

The chair of the Uni High Governing Board (UHGB), Dr. Janet Barrett, and Associate Provost Dr. Amy Santos, spoke to the Uni Parent-Faculty Organization (PFO) this month to address questions raised by the PFO at their last meeting. They said the board looked forward to hearing directly from Uni's various constituencies. 

The governing board's constitution and charge are available on the Provost's UHGB page

On the recommendation of the 2016-17 University High School Strategic Vision Task Force, the Uni High Governing Board was established to serve in a governance capacity and to help shape Uni’s future. 


ResearcHStart students hold symposium on cancer research

Four Uni students who participated in the University of Chicago's 2017 ResearcHStart cancer research program for high school students presented their summer research work during a lunchtime symposium at Uni High.

Joy Chen ('17), Yichen Yao ('18), Ellie Breen ('18), and Sarah Matatov ('18) participated in the presentation. 

The program gives high school participants in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana the opportunity to work in cancer research labs during high school, providing hands-on experience, research training, career development and skill-building workshops. 

Right: Students and faculty attend the lunchtime symposium presented by last year's ResearcHStart participants. 

Alumni Darren Liu ('15) visits with a journalism class on Jan. 23. Liu gave a lunchtime talk earlier that day to students about his experiences as a student at the University of Illinois. The April 13 Alumni Agora event is a great time for alumni in town for the Gala to share with current Uni students. 

Uni High 2018 Gala & ReUNIon Weekend planned for April 13-15

The 2018 Max Beberman Memorial Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented at the 2018 Gala Saturday April 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.  This year the Rosemary Laughlin Award winning writers for prose and poetry and the Unique editors (going back to 1961) are invited as honored guests with their families.  Their bios will be featured as a part of the program.   The Classes of 1968, 1973, 1983 & 2008 are celebrating their ReUNIons.  The classes of 1947/48/49 are celebrating a special gathering for the Class of 1948 Reunion this weekend as well. 
The Gala invitation has full details, including a link to sign-up to attend.
The April 14 evening Gala is the culmination of the annual ReUNIon and Gala Weekend.  Other events include the second annual Alumni Agora Day, an opportunity for alumni to share 35-minute presentations or activities with current students.  Alumni can also attend the Uni High spring musical, Oklahoma, the Uni High Alumni Association (UHAA) annual meeting, and tours of the school building and University of Illinois campus, in addition to so much more! 

New York Times publishes essay, documentary by Uni grad

Sindha Agha ('10) was published in the New York Times Op-Docs, a forum for short opinion documentaries by independent filmmakers and artists. She is a filmmaker, photographer and writer, and was honored as a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow

Agha's New York Times piece, Birth Control Your Own Adventureis a powerful and poignant essay and short documentary about her struggle with endometriosis.


Subfreshmen in Kathy Rodems' English class build a model of the Globe Theatre with marshmallows. The activity was part of a group presentation on the theatre. 

Uni Happenings

Eight Uni students were selected as All-State Musicians, and will attend the annual ILMEA conference in Peoria. Congratulations to Sarah Perdekamp ('19), Elizabeth Rienstra ('20), Anya Kaplan-Hartnett ('20), Jenna Lee ('20), Kathryn Dullerud ('18), Olivia Taylor ('19), Akash Pardeshi ('20), and Vikram Perry ('18).

Senior Noah Blue is Uni's all-time record-holder for career rebounds. He has more than 700 rebounds for his career. Blue is also second for boys basketball scoring. 

Uni is honored to host Dr. Eric McDuffie for a Black History Month assembly in February. McDuffie is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and an Associate Professor at the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois. Dr. McDuffie's daughter Amaya is a subbie this year.




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