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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...

Underage Drinking Laws for Dads Weekend 2014

November 11, 2014

People under the age of 21 can legally drink if they are at a private residence and with a parent’s or guardian’s permission. Hosts of events who know that underage drinking is occurring are breaking...

What do you plan on doing with your dad during Dads Weekend?

November 11, 2014

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="384a78f0-694c-11e4-ba21-bf9ca9f9e9fe"}} “We’ll be attending the pregame barbecue and the Illini Football game. I’ll probably show him around the campus and hopefully...

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...

Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014

Friday, Nov. 14 Friday Night Films: Expendables 3 7 p.m. Location: Illini Union Pine Lounge Cost: Free, popcorn will be provided for first 100 attendees Illini Student Musicals Presents: West Side Story 7:30...

Best off-campus dining destinations for Dad

Best off-campus dining destinations for Dad
November 10, 2014

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="86daabf0-6935-11e4-a8c1-33dceb41b6ba"}} Esquire Lounge 106 N Walnut St., Champaign From pool tables to scattered peanut shells on the floor, Esquire is one of the best...

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...

Appreciating all your dad has done and does

Appreciating all your dad has done and does
November 10, 2014

When I was in the eighth grade, I found out that the person I called “Dad” my entire life wasn’t biologically related to me. I learned that before I was born, my mom and biological father had split...

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...

Kopinski and Casati head to All-American pre-qualifier

Illinois’ Alexis Casati attempts to return the ball during the meet. Casati along with Melissa Kopinski were selected to compete in the All-American pre-qualifer tournament.
September 25, 2014

Two players from the Illini women’s tennis team were selected to compete in the All-American pre-qualifier tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif. this weekend.  Senior captain Melissa Kopinski and...

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