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Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve

Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate 2014 and start 2015 off right. In recent years, many hosts have chosen to theme parties around silver and gold. These colors offer an air of sophistication, as well...

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend
November 13, 2014

Fathers may call their daughters “princesses” and treat their children like royalty, but not many children get the chance to call their fathers a “king.” The King Dad Award is awarded every year...

Dads through the decades

4. A University student talks on a landline telephone in 1970.
November 11, 2014

Imagine a time when yearly college tuition was in the hundreds, every dorm room had a landline phone and a Friday night beer at the bar cost ten cents. These alumni dads and uncles reminisce about their...

In Dad’s footsteps

Sophomore Will Sander (right) and his father, Mark Sander, both have been members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
November 10, 2014

When Mark Sander comes to campus for Dads Weekend, he will be returning to familiar territory. Mark, alumnus from the class of 1980, was a member of the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi (Phi Psi) while he was...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory's grave is placed between Altgeld Hall and the David Dodds Henry Administration Building. Several other University presidents are also buried on campus, including Burrill.
November 10, 2014

While students may know of Alma Mater, the University’s maternal figure, the University’s “father” does not receive as much attention. The University’s founding father and first president, John...

History of Dads Weekend

History of Dads Weekend
November 10, 2014

1920 The University of Illinois celebrated its first “Dads Day Weekend.” Not only was this a first for the University, but it was also the first official Dads Day in the country. It is said that Alpha...

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