Alumni events

Featured event

Altgeld HallLAS on Tap: Preserving the Storied Past of Altgeld Hall

Friday, April 16, 2021
5 p.m. CDT

Grab a drink and join us for a virtual happy hour!

Altgeld Hall is one of the most iconic and distinctive buildings on campus, and many alumni have a story or two to tell about its hallowed halls. Work has begun on the restoration and renovation of this beloved campus landmark and the architectural elements that make it unique, including the rotunda, library, and murals.

Join Sheldon Katz, special advisor to the dean for the Altgeld Hall renovation, and Robin Whitehurst and Karla Smalley from Bailey Edward, the architectural firm overseeing this project, as they lead you on a unique storytelling experience. You'll explore how the hidden history of Altgeld Hall is being recaptured through restoration work and remarkable discoveries. Learn more about the stories Altgeld Hall is still revealing and how, by uncovering the building’s past, we are helping to rebuild for the future.

This event has reached capacity, but the recording will be shared after the event. Please check our Campaign for Altgeld and Illini Halls page after April 16 to access the recording.


Upcoming events

Dean's Distinguished Lecture series
Slavery, Science, and the Eugenic Impulse: Re-Examining Charles B. Davenport’s Race-Crossing Studies

Thursday, April 29
4 p.m. CDT

Rana Hogarth, is an associate professor of history, will draw attention to the ways anti-Blackness and slavery-era ideas about race informed scientific knowledge production. She will demonstrate how early 20th century attempts to measure, objectify, and pathologize mixed race individuals with Black and white ancestry rendered Blackness an unfavorable trait in white eugenic discourses and beyond.



For additional information about our events, please call the Alumni Relations Office at (217) 333-3387 or email us.