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‘West Side Story’ takes the stage this Dads Weekend

‘West Side Story’ takes the stage this Dads Weekend

By Taylor Lucero

November 13, 2014

This Dads Weekend, Illini Student Musicals will perform “West Side Story” in Lincoln Hall Theater from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  The musical is directed by first-time director, Shawn Kimbrel, sophomore in Music. More information and tickets are available on the Illini Student Musical’s ...

Longtime Stat 100 professor to move on to advanced courses

Longtime Stat 100 professor to move on to advanced courses

April 23, 2014

For over a decade, University students have known the name Professor Ellen Fireman through Statistics 100. The course has fulfilled thousands of students’ general education requirements and has stood as a cornerstone class for underclassmen. For the first time since 2000, Professor Fireman will be s...

Student-run ‘Rent’ musical to be performed during Mom’s Weekend

April 3, 2014

For its 104th student-run production, the Illini Union Board will put on a performance of the hit musical “Rent.” The show will be the newest addition to a long list of performances for the organization.  The Illini Union Board’s annual spring musical, “Rent,” will have shows Friday and S...

Filipino Culture Night raises cultural, value awareness

Filipino Culture Night raises cultural, value awareness

By Ariana Conner

February 3, 2014

On Saturday night in Lincoln Hall Theater, more than 400 audience members gathered to address the question, “Paano ka nakarating dito?” This, meaning “How did you get here?” in Filipino, was the theme for the second annual Filipino Culture Night, a conjoined benefit show and dinner hosted by Philip...

Twizted Yard Show emphasizes Greek unity

By Alice Smelyansky

December 11, 2013

No matter how many finals and assignments the sisters of Zeta Phi Beta may have ahead of them, those thoughts are set aside the moment they take the stage and start strolling, chanting, dancing and showcasing the deep-rooted traditions of a yard show.  Tonight at 7 p.m., Zeta Phi Beta will host the s...

GWS professors, student to host Hip Hop and Punk Feminism symposium

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 5, 2013

Punk. Hip-hop. Feminism. Three seemingly unrelated subcultures will be brought together and analyzed during “Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Theory, genealogy, performance” on Thursday and Friday in the Asian American Cultural Center lounge at 9 a.m.  Professor Mimi Thi Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Brown, Dr. K...

Indian Student Association to host Diwali Night talent competition

Indian Student Association to host Diwali Night talent competition

By Saher Khan

November 14, 2013

The Indian Student Association will celebrate its biggest cultural event, Diwali Night, with a talent show competition at Lincoln Hall Theater on Saturday at 7 p.m. The registered student organization ISA has celebrated Diwali in some form since the start of the organization. It was transformed from...