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Nicholas Lund, Audubon Magazine

"The University of Illinois would be lucky to have an ounce of kingfisher bravado."

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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

"We hope the belted kingfisher takes flight in Urbana-Champaign."

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Jessica Hammie, Smile Politely

"The kingfisher is the best suggestion for a replacement mascot at the University of Illinois."

IN THE NEWS

CHICAGO

TRIBUNE

12/10/22 Gaining Popularity

9/21/20 Senate Approval

3/10/20 Student Vote

 3/12/20 Tribune Editorial Board Endorsement

NEWS

GAZETTE

MAGAZINES

AND BLOGS

08/01/23 - Public I - UC IMC 

04/17/23 - American Birding Association 

03/03/2023 Illinois Ornithology Newsletter 

03/08/2023 Smile Politely - AAIA Letter

03/03/2020 New York Magazine

9/18/20 Audubon Magazine

9/22/20 Smile Politely 

11/29/2022 For the Birds

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Board of Trustees Public Comment

Evan Lemberger, a senior in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the time of this talk, addresses the Board of Trustees at the July 2023 meeting during public comment. 

Evan leads the Design and Construction committee for the Kingfisher Mascot costume.

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