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Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

By Minju Park, Columnist

August 9, 2016

This weekend was Moms Weekend; a celebrated tradition where the University invites the students’ moms to campus to enjoy “musicals, (a) craft fair, flower shows, art exhibits, vocal performances and athletic events.” It’s also a way for sons and daughters to invite their moms to campus, sp...

Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

By Minju Park

April 11, 2016

This weekend was Moms Weekend; a celebrated tradition where the University invites the students’ moms to campus to enjoy “musicals, (a) craft fair, flower shows, art exhibits, vocal performances and athletic events.” SOIt’s also a way for sons and daughters to invite their moms to campus, spend time with them ...

Legally Blonde cast delivers crowd-pleasing performance

Legally Blonde cast delivers crowd-pleasing performance

By Maddie Galassi

April 14, 2015

The cast of “Legally Blonde” earned a standing ovation on Saturday night, when they finished their Moms Weekend performance sponsored by the Illini Union Board. The IUB put on the play inspired by the 2001 movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, who played a sorority girl who follows ...

Moms Weekend: A brief history

Moms Weekend: A brief history

By Bridget Hynes

April 7, 2015

Since Moms Weekend first began in 1922, it has evolved over the years to become what it is today.  According to a document in the University Archives titled “Mothers Association: 50 years of service to the U of I” by Ellen Ferber, both Moms Weekend and Dads Weekend began not long after World War I e...

Students celebrate Moms Weekend with whole family

Students celebrate Moms Weekend with whole family

By Jaini Shah

April 7, 2015

Moms Weekend has an ongoing tradition of moms visiting their children, but some students celebrate it in an unconventional way by inviting other family members down.   Ellie Gallo, sophomore in Education, not only has her mom visiting her, but is also going to be joined by her aunts from her mom’s side ...

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

By Christina Oehler

April 7, 2015

Parents’ weekends are the most underrated weekends of the year. The dynamic of the relationship with my parents changed when I got to college; they were no longer the disciplinary force in my life, but they became my best friends.  I realized I have stopped trying to escape them like I did in high sc...

Black Chorus Concert continues to bring family together

Black Chorus Concert continues to bring family together

By Rabia Ilyas

April 7, 2015

Moms Weekend is an enjoyable event for the thousands of students on campus. But for one student, it holds significant meaning and culture, along with the usual fun. Jasmine Washington, junior in ACES, looks forward to attending many of the University-hosted events with her family during Moms Weekend...

IUB’s ‘Legally Blonde’ set to premiere

By Maddie Galassi

April 6, 2015

University students can bend and snap their way to “Legally Blonde The Musical,” put on by the Illini Union Board beginning Friday. The musical is an adaptation of the film “Legally Blonde,” which came out in 2001 starring Reese Witherspoon, about a sorority girl who follows her boyfriend to Ha...

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...

Thirty-five vie for the title ‘Mom of the Year’

By David Rothmund

April 1, 2014

Since 1921, mothers and mother-like figures have traveled to campus for Mothers Day (now known as Moms Weekend). In 2008, the Moms Association created The Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year Award as an opportunity for University students to recognize the dedication and achievement of their own mothers.  T...

Q&A with mom attending 8th consecutive Moms Weekend

Q&A with mom attending 8th consecutive Moms Weekend

April 1, 2014

With Moms Weekend quickly approaching, many students and parents may be unsure about how to go about living college life together for a few days. This won’t be an issue for Mary Marik, as this year will mark her eighth consecutive year at Moms Weekend. Marik sat down with The Daily Illini to expla...

Students plan alternative Moms Weekend

April 1, 2014

Although the theme for this year’s Moms Weekend is “Keep calm and have fun with mom,” not all students will have their moms making their way to campus for the weekend. Instead, many have chosen to spend the weekend in other ways. Sam Caravette, junior in LAS, said she plans to do homework and spe...

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