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Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

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...

Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

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...

Legally Blonde cast delivers crowd-pleasing performance

Elle Woods played by Noël Konken, senior in ACES, sings the musical number What You Want at Legally Blonde the Musical on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
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...

Moms Weekend: A brief history

Moms Weekend: A brief history
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...

Students celebrate Moms Weekend with whole family

Students celebrate Moms Weekend with whole family
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,...

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank
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...

Black Chorus Concert continues to bring family together

Black Chorus Concert continues to bring family together
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,...

IUB’s ‘Legally Blonde’ set to premiere

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...

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...

Q&A with mom attending 8th consecutive Moms Weekend

Long-time attender of Moms Weekend, Mary Marik, parties at campus bar with her daughter.
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...

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...

International students celebrate Moms Weekend away from mothers

April 1, 2014

When asking an international student about his or her plans for Moms Weekend, the following responses have come up: “Is it like all the moms will come to campus and they will have a family reunion or...

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