KYU has been a strong symbol of outreach into the University community. By bringing relevant topics to University of Illinois students and the local community, this lecture series has long been a bridge between academic thinking and real socio-political relationships with the community and world. In Fall 2011, KYU will be on a brief hiatus to be transformed by its experienced and inspired committee.
The University YMCA relies on contributions to cover costs associated with this program. Your tax-deductible donation to programs like KYU benefit students and the wider community. You can donate online, in person, or by mail. Checks can be made out to "University YMCA" and sent to 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820.
The views expressed by the speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the University YMCA, co-sponsors, or the Friday Forum committee. A sign language interpreter is available with a 72 hours notice (contact Carol Nunn at 217-337-1500). All forums are radio broadcast at 6:00 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 the Monday following the lecture.
View our archives for videos of the lectures on YouTube, photographs on Flickr, and schedules from past years.