They helped tame the midwest. What about a Prohibition gangster? The only thing the Kingfisher can commit to that is the fact that it is orange and blue. Chief Illiniwek was the mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign ( UIUC), associated with the University's intercollegiate athletic programs, from. Don’t jinx it. A previous student referendum had made clear that many are in favor of the move beyond just the senate. Lo. Spencer Hulsey/Originally posted on Reddit The University of Illinois says it has no plans to unveil a new mascot after students voted in a non-binding referendum last week to adopt a blue and orange bird … During the fall semester of 2015, I was a junior at the University of Illinois and a member of the Illinois Student Senate (now the Illinois Student Government). It may be seen perched on a high snag, or hovering on rapidly beating wings, then plunging headfirst into the water to grab a fish. What are we 7 years old? The belted kingfisher is naturally blue and orange, native to Illinois, a predatory bird (to ease your fears that this bird is a wimp), and not used by any other sports team in the nation (you'll still feel special, but without all the racism). The new mascot would not replace the name “Fighting Illini. Female Belted Kingfisher: Potential UI Mascot. But if we go with Kingfish it has to be gender neutral! Last week, the University of Illinois students voted in a non-binding poll to make the belted kingfisher the new mascot. They're a predatory bird, there are species of it that live in Illinois, naturally orange and blue and apparently no one else has it as their mascot. Illinois senior Spencer Hulsey came up with the idea to make the Kingfisher the new university mascot. I have not seen this posted anywhere…so I thought I would post it here to get all your thoughts. Mods fill free to move it if this is not the correct place. KrushCow31. Student Body Government passes bill 41-0 to put making the Kingfisher the new Illinois mascot on the student ballot next month. The kingfisher logo was designed by a current University of Illinois student. “We were just so amazed by the response that it got,” she said. When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. “These birds are orange and blue, literally. Somehow I always assoiated "Kingfish" with the "Amos 'n' Andy" show. I would hesitate to use any mascot who could potentially be associated with that show. University of Illinois students vote on belted kingfisher as new mascot Since Chief Illiniwek was retired, the University of Illinois has had no mascot. Surprised the PC folk who removed the Chief would come anywhere near a name that coud be confused with this. Blue coats. The undergraduate student senate at the University of Illinois has voted 105-2 (with 4 abstaining) in favor of replacing the Fighting Illini mascot with the belted kingfisher. Chicago, IL. This post was edited by audi1234 1 year ago, SirIllini said... (original post) I could get behind the Great Tits, Don't dismiss this as total BS (even though it really is). Starting Wednesday, students at the University can determine if her mascot idea has any air beneath its wings. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 1; 2 SelfconFour. In 2020 the belted kingfisher received a majority of student votes as a possible new mascot. The Belted Kingfisher is a new proposal, which is native to Illinois, is the school colors of Blue and Orange, and only the female Kingfisher is Blue and Orange so that it would be the first female mascot in the Big Ten. GMI's Jose Zepeda has all the details on the newest proposal for a University of Illinois mascot: the kingfisher. In that case, how about "Amazons". All that, of course, is unofficial, and while many Illini alumi and fans continue to hope the university will bring back Chief Illiniwek, they will have to settle for. This funding will be used to spread awareness of the Kingfisher. ALL student bodies of Illinois, former, present, and future, should have majority support for the mascot of this school. Susan Zhou, speaker of the senate for the Illinois Student Government -- an organization that has endorsed the idea of a new mascot -- helped get the kingfisher on the student ballot. Susan Zhou, speaker of the senate for the Illinois Student Government — an organization that has endorsed the idea of a new mascot — helped get the kingfisher … The school has been without an official mascot since 2007 when they rightly canned Chief Illiniwek, a Native American stereotype who was (nearly always) played by a white male student wearing warpaint and a feathered headdress while dancing around during halftimes. With the Alma Otter out and other ridiculous items out from the past they have now turned to this equally ridiculous (imo) idea of the Female Belted Kingfisher (frakin’ Bird – LOL). or how about a dollar bill as the mascot. I've always been partial to the blue footed boobie... Wanne said... (original post) I've always been partial to the blue footed boobie... SelfconFour said... (original post) https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/will-latest-proposal-for-new-ui-mascot-take-wing/article_b8de1424-03e5-5eb1-98b7-21... Himalayan Snowcocks? Growing up on a farm in Kinmundy, Illinois, Hulsey always loved birds, especially the kingfishers … Back To Topics. https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/will-latest-proposal-for-new-ui-mascot-take-wing/article_b8de1424-03e5-5eb1-98b7-219d1d16b855.htmlI guess Illinois is still considering having their first mascot. RS.21.02 Resolution on the Adoption of a New Mascot and Endorsement of the Proposed and Student-Supported Kingfisher as a Possible Mascot . The Daily Illini also ran a feature on Hulsey and her kingfisher designs this week. Mascot: Kingfisher: Website: www.illinois.edu: The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (U of I, Illinois, or colloquially the University of Illinois or UIUC) is a public land-grant research university in Illinois in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign students start voting on a new school mascot Wednesday. Former Krush Cow. The idea originated with senior physics and astronomy student Spencer Hulsey, […] Over the weekend, the Illini Creative Twitter page tweeted out a photo of a new potential mascot […] Students at the University of Illinois last week voted in favor of adopting the Belted Kingfisher, an orange and blue bird native to the state, as the school’s mascot. It would be the first female mascot in the Big Ten and is uniquely orange and blue, according to the explanatory text. Oregon Board of Education bans Native American mascots; Chief Illiniwek,. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. 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Reply. The idea originated with senior physics and astronomy student Spencer Hulsey, who recalled seeing the birds near the pond at her childhood home in Kinmundy, Illinois. or how about a dollar bill as the mascot. SelfconFour said... (original post) Don't dismiss this as total BS (even though it really is). University of Illinois senior Spencer Hulsey's design for a new mascot: the appropriately orange-and-blue-colored belted kingfisher, which is native to Illinois. poke back at NCAA. The University of Illinois might adopt the Belted Kingfisher as their mascot. It’s been over a decade since the University of Illinois decided to retire Chief Illiniwek, the school’s official mascot and logo. Susan Zhou, speaker of the senate for the Illinois Student Government -- an organization that has endorsed the idea of a new mascot -- helped get the kingfisher on the student ballot. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s senate on Monday endorsed the idea of making the belted kingfisher — a blue and orange bird native … You can check it out on IMDb. Athletic department must make the change though. On Wednesday and Thursday, students will vote their preference on the belted kingfisher as a school mascot through the Illinois Student Government online ballot. This week, students will … The nonbinding referendum — … https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/will-latest-proposal-for-new-ui-mascot-take-wing/article_b8de1424-03e5-5eb1-98b7-21... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5dnouQtSIL0. Don't need no stupid mascot. The Belted Kingfisher is often first noticed by its wild rattling call as it flies over rivers or lakes. Susan Zhou, speaker of the senate for the Illinois Student Government -- an organization that has endorsed the idea of a new mascot -- helped get the kingfisher on the student ballot. On that site comes a quote from the show: "George 'Kingfish' Stevens: [accepting an award from his lodge brothers] Thank you, brothers; and, in the words of that great American poet Ralph Walnut Emerson, you all has my infernal gratitude.". In a nonbinding poll, students at the University of Illinois are asking for their own feathered mascot, a belted kingfisher. poke back at NCAA. (queue picture of PC Principal). Chief Illiniwek was the mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign ( UIUC), associated with the University's intercollegiate athletic programs, from. In September 2020 the University Senate overwhelmingly endorsed the kingfisher as the new mascot, voting 105 to 2 with 4 abstaining. KnowledgeOfMine said... (original post) What about a Prohibition gangster? A belted kingfisher is making the rounds as a potential mascot for the University. This post was edited by SirIllini 1 year ago. UIUC Senate votes 105-2 to support the adoption of Kingfisher as campus mascot A few quotes from the resolution: "[The] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Senate endorses the adoption of the Kingfisher as a new mascot for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign" One or more soldiers can come charging out of the tunnel. That could be changing, though. Could make it rain money? That’s perfect,” said designer Spencer Hulsey, senior in LAS. In a nonbinding poll, students at the University of Illinois are asking for their own feathered mascot, a belted kingfisher. Spencer Hulsey, senior in LAS, is serious about her kingfisher. In a nonbinding poll, students at the University of Illinois are asking for their own feathered mascot, a belted kingfisher. According to the News Gazette, a similar vote was held last year for a proposed mascot named Alma Otter.Students voted in favor of "no" by a count of 3,807 votes to 3,510. Illinois Students Vote In Favor Of Belted Kingfisher Mascot March 10, 2020 - 16:39 PM Students at the University of Illinois last week voted in favor of adopting the Belted Kingfisher, an orange and blue bird native to the state, as the school’s mascot. Get a more professional artist on it and make the Kingfisher's body have the football field design that the Chief logo used to have and I'm in. WHEREAS, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has demonstrated its leadership as a world class academic and research institution through its groundbreaking advances in COVID-19 Lo. I say that becasue the potential to do the PC thing and have the first female mascot is there...and you know how PC our admin likes to be. URBANA — Alma Otter may have gone down in defeat, but mascot talk at the University of Illinois goes on. No local tie-in but would look good on a helmet. For a university that prides itself in its history, including these ideals, we need a mascot that can reflect that. 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