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Campustown returns to normal operating hours

Campustown returns to normal operating hours

Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager
August 14, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Many restaurants and businesses scale back their hours during the summer to accommodate for the overall scaling-back of students. However, with the fall semester approaching, Green Street will once again be open after dark. If you’re back on campus or new to Champaign, here’s some dates to remember to ...

Performance of Vagina Monologues to benefit Courage Connection

Performance of Vagina Monologues to benefit Courage Connection

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 11, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

In an effort to bring both awareness and funds to Courage Connection - an Urbana-based domestic violence shelter - is a one time performance of the Vagina Monologues on Aug. 25 at the Virginia Theatre. Organizers Molly McLay and January Boten wanted to bring Eve Ensler’s 1995 play to the communit...

New to campus, women’s workout group aims to inspire and empower

New to campus, women’s workout group aims to inspire and empower

Taylor Wegner, Staff writer
August 10, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

CHAARG, a women-centric fitness group sweeping the nation, just made its way to the University of Illinois. The University’s chapter was created by Amanda Gade, senior in Education, and she’s currently functioning as the chapter’s ambassador. Since its inception this past spring, CHAARG Illinois h...

Japan House to host third annual Matsuri festival

Japan House to host third annual Matsuri festival

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 9, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Just in time for students returning to campus, the Japan House is hosting its third annual Matsuri! - a festival that incorporates food, drink and activities - on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. While entrance to the Japan House and Arboretum is free, tickets must be purchased for food and drink...

Illinois ousted on list of top 10 party schools

Illinois ousted on list of top 10 party schools

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 2, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

It's been two years since the Princeton Review named the University as the top party school in the nation, and the spot isn't getting any closer. For the 2018 year, the University placed No. 14 on the list out of 20. Last year the school was No. 3. The Princeton Review published their rankings ...

Two puppies recruited as Illini Service Dogs

Two puppies recruited as Illini Service Dogs

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
July 27, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Illini Service Dogs recently welcomed two new additions to its team. The puppies, both of which are ten week old Labrador Retrievers, are named Alma and Newman. These puppies will undergo a 1.5-to-2-year training period in which they will learn over 50 commands, including turning on and off l...

The Script to perform at the State Farm Center

The Script to perform at the State Farm Center

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 24, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

While on tour for their new album, Irish rock band The Script is making a stop at the State Farm Center on Saturday, Oct. 7. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased on the State Farm Center's website, in person at the west lobby of the Center, or ...

Roger Ebert to be inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Roger Ebert to be inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

Pulizter Prize-winning film critic and alumnus Roger Ebert is to be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on Aug. 19. Ebert's widow, Chaz, will be in attendance at the Chicago event to accept the statue and honor. Ebert, an Urbana native, was a journalism student at the University and...

University names interim Chief Financial Officer

University names interim Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 21, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

University President Timothy Killeen named Avijit Ghosh as the University's interim chief financial officer, according to a press release on Thursday. Ghosh, a long-time University employee, begins his new role on Sept. 1, but the decision is pending formal approval from the Board of Trustees. Their...

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Illinois Athletics is hosting a free screening of the Disney film Moana and an autograph signing at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, July 30. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the Fighting Illini Football team will be signing autographs at 5:15 p.m. The film starts an hour later at 6:15 p.m. Participants...

SMOKED joins ranks of local food trucks

SMOKED joins ranks of local food trucks

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
July 17, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A new food truck recently joined the C-U food scene. It’s called SMOKED and will be serving an assortment of sandwiches and tacos. Adam Shallenberger, owner, was raised in the Champaign-Urbana area. He has been a part of this community’s food scene for over half of his career as a chef, making...

Women’s Resource Center assistant director accepts new position with Urbana

Women’s Resource Center assistant director accepts new position with Urbana

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 15, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Rachel Storm, currently the assistant director at the Women’s Resources Center, will soon become Urbana's Public Arts Coordinator, effective August 7. The Public Arts Coordinator is responsible for sustaining multiple programs that are already well-established within the community, Storm said. Th...

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