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New group fitness class makes hearts POUND

David Robertson, senior in Media, will be teaching the POUND class at the ARC this semester. The class will be a new addition to the group fitness options at Campus Rec.

By Lillian Barkley

January 20, 2015

A new group fitness class marches to the beat of its own drum.  The POUND class, which combines rhythmic drumming with high-impact workouts, will be taught by David Robertson at the ARC at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Robertson, senior in Media, said the workout is “totally something new and inventive t...

Chiming Holiday Greetings

Chimesmaster Sue Woods practices on the chimes in Altgeld Hall.

By Saher Khan

December 9, 2014

The sounds of Altgeld Hall’s bells are an all too familiar sound across the Main Quad. On Monday, Chancellor Wise sent out a video reminding campus that those spirited tunes are not automated, but the workings of the University’s chimes players. Tucked inside a cozy room at the top of Altgeld Hall Tower,...

‘Yoga in the Gallery’ class brings zen to Illini Union

By Stephanie Kim

September 10, 2014

For the first time, students will be able to gaze at portraits in the Illini Union Art Gallery — while doing yoga. The Illini Union Board, in collaboration with Campus Recreation, will provide a free yoga class with a certified instructor from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The class is a part o...

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

By Christen McGlynn

April 29, 2014

Whether students at the University are cramming for an exam, struggling through a long day of classes after a night out or simply trying to wake up, they usually turn to the one thing that has the perfect amount of caffeine — coffee.  With a variety of options available on campus, how is one to ch...

Calligraphy classes share Japanese culture with CU community

Calligraphy workshop with Shozo Sato, an internationally renowned master of Japanese Zen arts, organized by the Japan House on Monday evening. He teaches his students how to write by putting his hand on students’ to guide them in writing.

By Stephanie Kim

April 8, 2014

Calligraphy can be considered a silent waltz with the brush. Shozo Sato, Japan House founder and professor emeritus of the University, takes the lead. Sato has returned to campus to teach a series of calligraphy classes at the Japan House.  With a degree in multiple Japanese arts — including tea ceremony...