Class of 2017

Nick Offerman to Speak at U of I Commencement

May 12, 2017
Nick Offerman / Twitter

Actor and University of Illinois alumnus Nick Offerman will deliver this year’s commencement address to graduates on the Urbana campus this Saturday. Offerman is best known for his role as Ron Swanson in the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation.”  Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Moline spoke with Offerman about his message to U of I graduates, and his newest television show for NBC, “The Handmade Project.”

Relating to Class of 2017

Aug 29, 2013
Beloit College

This year's college freshmen were born in 1995.  That means professors, politicians and, yes, even public radio reporters have to work harder to connect with these young men and women.  How can today's professionals relate to the Class of 2017?  The authors of the annual Mindset List are here to help.  Illinois Public Radio's Dan Klefstad spoke with one of its authors, Ron Nief. Klefstad began the interview with a movie quote: