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Gies News and Events

Graebner named Robert C. Evans Endowed Professor of Business

Melissa Graebner is the director of the Initiative for Qualitative Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INQUIRE), which supports qualitative research exploring the complex social processes underlying the creation of novel ideas, development of innovative business models, and growth of new organizations.

Homecoming Campaign Celebration

If you haven't already done so, now is the time to register to join Gies Business and the Gies Business Alumni Association on campus during Homecoming weekend to celebrate the success of the With Illinois campaign. Both the university and Gies Business surpassed their campaign goals. At Gies, our very generous alumni and friends helped us raise more than $310 million!

Homecoming Campaign Celebration
Friday, October 14, 2022 

4-6 pm 

Business Instructional Facility Courtyard
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, Illinois

Register today!


We are excited to mark this achievement and the positive impact this level of generosity will have on students and the university for years to come.

This year also marks the fifth anniversary of the very generous naming gift from Larry and Beth Gies. The impact of their gift – along with the support of so many others – gives us much to celebrate this year. We can’t wait to see you during Homecoming!



If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the Gies Business Office of Advancement at 
BusinessAlumni@illinois.edu or 217-244-6669. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.