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Bob Woodward speaks at UI on Lincoln's life, own experiences

Bob Woodward speaks at UI on Lincoln's life, own experiences

By Aaron Navarro

January 27, 2016


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Before Bob Woodward could delve into how Abraham Lincoln relates to the 21st century during a lecture at Foellinger Auditorium on Tuesday, he addressed his outfit choice.“I do not have a coat and tie on because I got stranded out of Washington because of the snow,” Woodward said. “The dean generousl...

Nate Ruess, lead singer of fun., to perform at Foelllinger

Nate Ruess, lead singer of fun., to perform at Foelllinger

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 15, 2015


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Indie-pop vocalist Nate Ruess, and lead singer of the band fun., will take the stage at Foellinger Auditorium Oct. 11 in a show organized by Star Course, the University’s student-run concert productions and promotions group.The singer topped the charts with the band's album Some Nights a...

UI Black Greek Council Showcase shows off student dance performances

By Natalie Stewart

April 21, 2015


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On Saturday, UI’s Black Greek Council put on the first BGC Showcase as part of their inaugural Black Greek Picnic weekend. At the showcase, which was in Foellinger Auditorium, several fraternities and sororities from the Divine Nine performed routines for the audience that included each group’s unique...

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

By Natalie Stewart

April 16, 2015


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The University’s Black Greek Council is bringing something new to campus with its first Greek Picnic weekend. The Greek Picnic, which is occurring in place of the annual “Step Down” competition, will span over two days with a total of four activities for picnicgoers on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ...

Mac DeMarco creates intimate solo act at Foellinger

October 30, 2014


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Mac DeMarco’s strong vocals were in full throttle last night as he performed a rare solo show at the Foellinger Auditorium. Without any additional instrumental backing, DeMarco held together a beautiful, raw set for the couple hundred audience members that spread out through the main floor and balcony...

Q&A with Mac DeMarco on his chamber of reflection

Q&A with Mac DeMarco on his chamber of reflection

October 29, 2014


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From Montreal to Brooklyn, Mac DeMarco has quickly turned into a laid-back, surf-rock sensation with a propensity for songwriting. His most recent album, “Salad Days,” placed No. 11 on Billboards US Top Rock Albums, and DeMarco’s songwriting has transformed his persona on the newest record. From gap-to...

Sky Ferreira to perform at Foellinger Auditorium

October 23, 2014


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After touring on former Disney star Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour, Sky Ferreira’s synthpop and indie rock style hit the mainstream. At 8 p.m., the singer-songwriter will take to the stage at Foellinger Auditorium for the first time.  Star Course, a Registered Student Organization that brings some of the best obt...

‘The Divine Nine’ makes a comeback in the annual Stepdown show

‘The Divine Nine’ makes a comeback in the annual Stepdown show

By Amelia Mugavero

April 17, 2014


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In the annual Stepdown Show, members of Black Greek sororities and fraternities will make their voices heard through dance, acting and step performances. This year, two voices of the newly completed “Divine Nine” will resonate in the auditorium, making this year’s show one of the largest lineups of...

Guest lecturer to reveal intersection of science, creativity, communication

By Annabeth Carlson

April 9, 2014


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Over the years, Foellinger Auditorium has presented a wide variety of established lecturers, scientists and performers, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou and Bill Gates. This tradition will continue on Thursday, when the auditorium hosts Edward Tufte at 7 p.m. Tufte, a statistician, landscape scu...

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 1, 2014


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After weeks of rehearsals and bonding between several chapters in the University’s Greek community, fraternities and sororities will go head-to-head in a dance competition for the annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing at Foellinger Auditorium on April 4 and April 5. The event will pair 10 different...

Fun in the Sun: The top 3 spring break destinations

Fun in the Sun: The top 3 spring break destinations

By Christen McGlynn

March 20, 2014


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Let the countdown begin. In just two short days, students will be ready for a constant flow of sunshine, booze, friends and, most importantly, no exams. The typical college stigma of endless partying is associated with this well-known time of year: spring break. And, for students at the University, this ...

Annual Insect Fear Film Festival to displace fears, stereotypes

Annual Insect Fear Film Festival to displace fears, stereotypes

By Saher Khan

February 20, 2014


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Flesh-eating grasshoppers and moth infestations are what attendees will view on the big screen at 31st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival, which will take place at Foellinger Auditorium on Saturday. The annual festival aims to combat people’s fears and stereotypes of insects, said May Berenbaum, fou...

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