F&S Insider

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F&S INSIDER showcases the people and services of F&S, detailing how the organization impacts the Urbana campus and meets the strategic goals of the university. F&S is an active partner to colleges, departments, and units, and these feature stories emphasize how F&S staff is making a difference at the university through service work, projects, and initiatives.


Volume 4, Issue 4

Featured in this edition of the F&S Insider: returning to on-campus instruction; impressive employees; Solar Farm 2.0; new, blue uniforms for frontline staff.


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Volume 4, Issue 3

Featured in this edition of the F&S Insider: the F&S response to COVID-19: the future of Greg Knott, a former F&S employee; how F&S assists with the Illinois Climate Action Plan; smart light poles across campus.


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Volume 4, Issue 1

Featured in this edition of the F&S Insider: Collection Containers across campus; a construction site as a living lab for Illinois students; keeping projects on schedule and on budget; shop spotlight on the roofers; and new LEED certified buildings.


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Volume 4, Issue 2

Featured in this edition of the F&S Insider: feature on the F&S Strategic Plan for 2018-2023: Foundations for the Future; a former pre-apprentice hits the local workforce; the Paint & Sign Shop; and the return of important cultural art from La Casa Cultural Latina to the Illini Union and Spurlock Museum.


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Summer 2019

Featured in this edition of the F&S Insider: Summer construction; the 2019 Customer Forum; commencement preparations and operations; the Boneyard Creek Community Day; furniture restorers; and two new student work programs.


Winter 2019

Featured in this edition of the F&S Insider: Solar Farm 2.0 planning; campus landscape management; snow/ice removal operations; Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center project update; tree planting commemorates Indigenous Peoples’ Day; and the winners of the Energy Conservation Incentive Program.

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Fall 2018

In this issue of the Insider: F&S welcomed Dr. Mohamed Attalla, the new Executive Director of F&S; dockless bikes arrived to campus; the Diversity and Inclusion Committee began to execute the F&S Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s Action Plan; more than 50 capital improvement projects transformed the campus in the summer of 2018; and the F&S Shop Spotlight highlighted the F&S Mill Shop.


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Spring 2018

Features of the Spring 2018 Insider: the campus master plan update provides a guide for the future; the led campus transition and when to make the lighting switch; student contributions modernize and learning spaces; and F&S coordinates State Farm Center dome repair.


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Fall 2017

Highlights in this inaugural issue include the new gas boiler installation at Abbott Power Plant; coordination with Technology Services to install wireless access points across campus; and the successful effort to protect works of art at the Krannert Art Museum.


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