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Wilson and Killeen address faculty concerns at annual meeting

Chancellor, Barbara Wilson at the homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.
October 27, 2015

It was the annual meeting of the faculty, but President Timothy Killeen made sure to reiterate the importance he places on students at the University.“What comes first is the student experience,” he...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life
April 16, 2015

Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.
March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by...

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”
February 5, 2015

Bearing a haunting resemblance to 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything” wonderfully unveils a biography boiling with heartbreak and reality without glazing over a period in history. The...

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

No Comment performs at the Midwest Quarterfinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella competition, which the group won, on Jan. 24.
February 3, 2015

Members of No Comment have had a note-worthy January.  From performing in a room of seasoned politicians and professionals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield on Jan. 12 to winning...

Hotdog! Wienermobile recruits on campus

January 22, 2015

Since Monday, Alex Lando and Joe Zerka, also known as “hotdoggers,” have been driving the Wienermobile through campus honking and waving at passersby while sharing their stories of how they became...

Penny Dreadful Players presents “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show”

Members of the Penny Dreadful Players ensemble rehearse in preparation for their holiday production,
December 9, 2014

The Penny Dreadful Players (PDP) will present a new twist on holiday favorites in their newest play, “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation. The...

Box Office Report: “Birdman”

Box Office Report: “Birdman”
November 20, 2014

I knew that Michael Keaton would be playing a mirage of himself (given that both he and his character were both formerly cast as megastar superheroes), and I knew that I was going to like what I saw on...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”
October 30, 2014

My thought process walking out (or escaping) the theater was to label “John Wick” as either bad or really bad depending on how pissed off traffic made me on the ride home. And I will say that I hit...

Orange Leaf: A dessert lover’s dream come true

Kristy Theisen, sophomore in Education, finds part-time employment at Orange Leaf, a vibrant, new frozen yogurt franchise.
October 20, 2014

I’d like to make a confession: I have a small dessert problem. Actually, it’s not that small. It’s an “I-can’t-survive-a-single-day-without-it” kind of problem. To me, a meal is just not complete...

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

Associate Chancellor Robin Kaler stands in front of the Alma Mater. When Alma changes outfits, Kaler is the one who dresses her up.
October 16, 2014

Since her undergraduate days at the University, Robin Kaler has been a runner. What started with a tiny track at the Intramural Physical Education Building has led to 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and...

Made Fest 2014 doubles in vendors, adds extra day

Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage Shop was one of 26 vendors at Made Fest's inaugural festival on Sept. 28, 2013. 
September 25, 2014

While Made Fest may have been a dash in last year’s Pygmalion Festival, this year it is a main ingredient. Nearly 50 vendors will line The Highdive Outdoor Annex with booths featuring vintage and handmade...

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