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Books to Prisoners to ship more than 100,000 books by end of year

A group gathering at The Independent Media Center

By Brittney Nadler

September 22, 2014

Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shipping books to inmates, will have sent 100,000 books by the end of the year. “It’s not even the middle of September, and we’ve already shipped 99,000 books before the dinner even happened, so we’re really excited ab...

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity introduces “Running for the Gold” 5K

April 10, 2014

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity’s contributions to the Champaign-Urbana community range from assisting at nursing homes to participating in the Books to Prisoners program. But, for the first time, the fraternity will host a 5K to benefit the Special Olympics as well.  The 5K, titled “Running...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Centennial

Courtney Gilbert, a junior in AHS in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, leads the stroll at the AKA 100th Anniversary Stroll Competition at the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe on Monday. Alpha Kappa Alpha returned to campus in 2013 after being away for seven years.

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the University’s Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. To honor Alpha Kappa Alpha’s centennial, Feb. 12 will now be marked as “Gamma Day” in the state of Illinois by Gov. Pat Quinn, in the city of Champaign by Mayor Don Gerard, and in the city of Chicag...