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Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

By Maggie Sullivan

September 29, 2015

Kathleen Harleman, acting dean of FAA, said if she did not decline within the two minutes of Interim Provost Edward Feser asking her to serve as dean, she knew she’d have to say yes.“I have too much respect for Ed to say no,” Harleman said. “But it was never something I intended.”Harleman, who i...

Annual Boneyard Arts Festival launches on campus Thursday

Annual Boneyard Arts Festival launches on campus Thursday

April 8, 2015

Champaign’s 40 North will kick off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival on Thursday, with the University campus as its first stop before visiting the rest of Champaign county. The festival, which is presented annually by 40 North Champaign County Arts Council, is in its 13th year and has been growing ra...

Go: Organic Orchestra embodies music for the mind, body, spirit

Go: Organic Orchestra embodies music for the mind, body, spirit

By Robin Dean

January 29, 2015

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will host a night full of music that reveals an assortment of colors, textures, images and storytelling. The concert will be led by composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph who is the current George A. Miller Visiting Artist. The Go: Organic Orchestra will embody...

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

September 25, 2014

With Chicago being known as the breeding ground for Midwest music, smaller towns, such as Champaign-Urbana, can be excluded from the Chicago spotlight.  Having received more notoriety in the late ‘80s and ‘90s due to internationally known acts such as REO Speedwagon, Poster Children, National Skyline and H...

Reading series gives a VOICE to creative writers

By Julia Marbach

February 12, 2014

For hundreds of years, storytelling has been key to the cultural landscape of civilizations. Before there was written word, oral storytelling was how history was recorded, and the way a story was told was key to its remembrance.  Today, storytelling is just as much a part of culture as ever, and the graduate student...

Diverse spring exhibitions to open at Krannert Art Museum

Diverse spring exhibitions to open at Krannert Art Museum

By Elizabeth Dye

January 23, 2014

On Thursday, the Krannert Art Museum will introduce its visitors to the drawings, paintings and other works featured in its 2014 spring exhibitions. The four opening exhibitions range from activist art from the museum’s permanent collection to ceramic instillations and recent drawings from contempo...

Philosopher to deliver lecture on phenomenology

Philosopher to deliver lecture on phenomenology

By Matt Ru

December 3, 2013

Artist, photographer and philosopher Dylan Trigg, a post-doctoral researcher at the University College Dublin focusing on the philosophical field of phenomenology, will deliver a lecture Tuesday at the Krannert Art Museum called “The Place of the Ghost: A Phenomenology of Genius Loci.” The lectur...