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Elizabeth Majerus appointed Uni's Interim Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Majerus as Uni's interim director.  Majerus, a long-time Uni English teacher and Executive Teacher, began Aug. 5 and will serve for 12 months while we conduct a search for a permanent director.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alumni Agora Day 

Alumni are invited to share their after-Uni experiences with current students in two sessions the afternoon of Oct. 4.   

The 40-minute presentation can be about any aspect of our alumni's post-Uni lives or any other topic. The presentations can include video, photos and hands-on activities. 

Share your passions, your projects and your life experiences. 

Please contact hall48@illinois.edu tor click here to register for speaking opportunities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Uni teachers participate in Design Thinking and Process for Secondary School program

During the Summer of 2019 University Laboratory High School partnered with Professor Clifford Shin from the Industrial Design Department at University of Illinois to provide a hands-on design experience for educators to inspire and prepare them to become active leaders in design education.

Uni High and Urbana High School teachers learned new design concepts, software and prototype fabrication techniques together.

Three Uni High teachers participated in the project: Computer Science teacher Joel Beesley, Art teacher Lisa Evans, and Science/Health teacher Cyndi Smyser. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First period students work during class time on developing their storylines.  
 

Students use math to solve murders

Math teacher Emily Buhnerkempe's Math 3 students jumped right into the school year by working on developing their own Murder Mystery stories and using Newton’s Law of Cooling to solve the mystery. 

Students used logarithms and exponentials along with a lot of creativity. (Don’t worry, students were assigned factitious characters to “kill”– ie: Toy Story cast, Old McDonald’s farm animals, etc). 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Campaign Update

We have set a campaign goal of $10,000,000 to ensure we are able to have an impact on the lives of students and move education at Uni forward for the next 100 years. We are thrilled to have already received more than 90% of our goal as of September 19th, 2019.