Talk: "University of Illinois Wheelchair Athletics: A Tradition of Excellence"

On Thursday, April 19 at 4:00 pm, the Spurlock Museum presents the talk “University of Illinois Wheelchair Athletics: A Tradition of Excellence.” Adam Bleakney, UIUC Head Coach, Men's and Women's Track, Field, and Racing, and Stephanie Wheeler, UIUC Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, will discuss the program’s roots, its legacy, and its continuing leadership and success in wheelchair sports.

Third Thursday / Knowledge at Work

The program is part of the Third Thursday Series and is held in conjunction with the Spurlock Museum’s temporary exhibit Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150. This exhibit 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.

Images Courtesy of Maureen Gilbert.

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