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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 to one father who shows exemplary support for their children, and gives his sons and daughters a c...

Underage Drinking Laws for Dads Weekend 2014

By Claire Hettinger

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 the law, unless they have taken measures to prevent underage drinking. It is illegal for parents and gu...

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

November 11, 2014

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Dads through the decades

Dads through the decades

By Bridget Hynes

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 college years during the 50s, 70s and 80s: 1. “Dates were going to a movie, dinner or going to a...

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 p.m. Friday and Saturday Location: Lincoln Hall Theatre Cost: $8 students, $10 public Illinois Basketbal...

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 off-campus bars and a staple of downtown Champaign. It’s a great place to watch sporting events ...

In Dad’s footsteps

In Dad’s footsteps

By Isabella Jackson

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 enrolled at the University. Now, his youngest son, Will, sophomore in Media, has also joined Phi Psi. Thi...

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 up, and she later married the person I’ve always known to be my dad. While the news came as a ...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

By Josh Cain

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 Milton Gregory, was born in upstate New York on July 6, 1822, to a working-class family. Hard-work...

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 Delta Phi started the idea for Dads Day Weekend. According to a later program, the weekend invo...

Kopinski and Casati head to All-American pre-qualifier

Kopinski and Casati head to All-American pre-qualifier

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 sophomore Alexis Casati will be competing separately in the singles bracket as well as working togeth...