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University of Illinois Jeopardy

Do you know when the first U of I Homecoming was held? When squirrels were introduced to campus? When women were allowed to join Block I? If you do, then join the Spurlock Museum staff for “University of Illinois Jeopardy” on Thursday, December 21 at 4:00 PM. The game will ask participants to name the decade when important events happened on campus or when historical photographs were taken.

Not well versed in the University timeline? Don’t worry. Visit the Museum’s Facebook page (external link), where some of the answers will be posted beginning in early December. This free event is held in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150. Plan on coming early to visit the exhibit before the Jeopardy game.

Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150 explores the history of campus as a community of educators, researchers, and students engaged in learning, research, and public service. Learn about the contributions of a wide variety of people and groups to campus history and ways the University has changed how it relates to the people it serves. The exhibit runs through December 21, 2018. 

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For further information on this event, contact Beth Watkins at (217) 265-5485 or

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at (217) 244-5586 or (email link).