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Wines Around the World at Bin 36 | LAS Homecoming Open House | Economics Homecoming Celebration | Mathematics Homecoming Party

Wines around the World at Bin 36

Saturday, September 27, 2014
4-6:30 p.m.

Bin 36 at 339 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL

Experience wine tasting at its best! Join the LAS Alumni Association for “Wines around the World” featuring international wines and a reception at one of Chicago’s finest wine restaurants, Bin 36.

Taste nine exquisite wines from Europe, South America, Australia, and South Africa. Rate your favorite wine and then enjoy a glass, compliments of the LAS Alumni Association. After the wine tasting, we’ll have a reception with savory hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

As an added highlight, you’ll meet our special guest: the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dr. Barbara Wilson. Dean Wilson joins the college after a notable career as the campus’s associate provost for academic affairs and, before that, the head of the Department of Communication. Be one of the first alumni to welcome Dean Wilson and to learn about her vision for the future.

Registration Fee: $35/person

Deadline for Registration: Tuesday, September 23. Register online, call toll-free (888) 333-9644 or (217) 300-8575, or email

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This event is partially funded by a generous gift from LAS alumnus and Alumni Association Board of Director, Jerry Levy, and his wife, Karen.

LAS Homecoming Open House

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

South Lounge and Illini Rooms, Illini Union

Come back to campus for our best LAS Homecoming celebration yet! Stop by the Quad to say hello to the newly refurbished Alma Mater and join LAS in the Illini Union for an open house. You can experience college-related exhibits*, a fun photo booth, displays with campus memorabilia, tours of Lincoln Hall and the Observatory, an interactive area for kids, and more. We will also have a live broadcast of the Illini football game vs. Minnesota on a big screen so you can keep up with all the action from Memorial Stadium.

*Exhibits include:

  • Department of Entomology—explore a friendly insect petting zoo and get info on the annual Insect Fear Film Festival
  • Illinois Geometry Lab—mathematics students will showcase a 3D printer and interactive web apps
  • Spurlock Museum—museum staff will be on hand to talk about their vast world history and culture collections
  • Ninth Letter—editors will share information about their innovative publication that highlights talented writers and designers
  • 100 Years of LAS Timeline—this large-scale display includes details about key milestones for the college from 1913-2013
  • Quad Renovations—learn about the Lincoln Hall renovation, and the work on the Natural History Building, Altgeld Hall, and Illini Hall
  • Kids’ Zone—LAS Leaders student ambassadors will entertain our young Illini fans with face painting and games
  • Photo Booth—get your photo taken using fun props including an Abraham Lincoln top hat and beard and Illini gear

A food and beverage station will be available throughout the day for $5/person per visit.

Reservations: Requested (but not required) in advance. Register online or call toll-free (888) 333-9644.

See the University of Illinois Homecoming website.

Economics Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9-11 a.m.

David Kinley Hall lawn
1407 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana

Complimentary event includes pre-game breakfast with alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Register by Tuesday, October 21. Contact Marsha Hatchel at or visit

Mathematics Homecoming Party

Saturday, October 25, 2014
2-4 p.m.

Tent in front of Altgeld Hall near the Quad

Complimentary event includes food and beverages. Contact: Tori Corkery, Department of Mathematics, at (217) 333-6006 or or visit