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Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014


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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...

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

By Annabeth Carlson

November 3, 2014


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Pianist Ian Gindes will always remember his first big audience. It was not in a concert hall, but rather a theater in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in front of hundreds of young soldiers at a meeting for basic training. Gindes was one of them. It was 2004 and tensions ran high while soldiers were getting ...

Senate Executive Committee discusses Salaita controversy, online courses

By Josh Winters

September 16, 2014


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In a meeting Monday, the Senate Executive Committee discussed the recent controversy surrounding the University’s decision to reject Steven Salaita’s appointment to a tenured position in the American Indian Studies Program. Members of the SEC discussed departmental votes of no confidence issued to...

Black Chorus to serenade moms with classic tunes

Black Chorus to serenade moms with classic tunes

April 1, 2014


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In the 45th anniversary of the “Mom’s Day Concert,” the University Black Chorus will honor mothers with a variety of renditions of classic songs. The concert, themed “Fanfare,” will take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Foellinger Great Hall in Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. “(We have) ...

Student becomes first doctoral candidate in wind conducting

Student becomes first doctoral candidate in wind conducting

By Declan Harty

March 3, 2014


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While most University students are here to work toward their careers and bolster their resumes, Jonathan Ashley Jarrell has returned to being a student after 10 years as an educator for one purpose: to learn.  Jarrell, the University’s first doctoral candidate in wind conducting, spent his first 10 years after ...

Krannert to host the 15th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission Award Concert

Krannert to host the 15th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission Award Concert

February 12, 2014


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Each year, several pianist-composer teams from the School of Music create original compositions and compete to win the 21st Century Piano Commission Award. The winners are awarded $2,000, but arguably the most valuable aspect of the award is the opportunity to showcase one’s own piece to an audience...

Trombone professor to lead annual faculty Krannert performance

By Christen McGlynn

February 5, 2014


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This Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Professor Elliot Chasanov will lead the annual School of Music faculty performance at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Foellinger Great Hall.  Bridget Lee-Calfas, director of advertising and publicity at the Krannert Center, said they collaborate with the School of ...

Orchestra to perform Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ Thursday evening

Orchestra to perform Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ Thursday evening

November 20, 2013


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On Thursday, the University’s Sinfonia da Camera will perform Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s choral masterpiece “Requiem.” The professor chamber orchestra’s rendition of “Requiem” will pay homage to the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth.  Verdi wrote “Requiem” in 1874 to commemorate th...