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Calendar of events for Moms Weekend 2014

April 1, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014 Keep Calm and Celebrate with Mom Reception  5:30 to 7 p.m.  Location: Illini Union — Illlini Rooms Cost: Free RENT - Presented by the Illini Union Board  8 p.m.  Location: Lincoln Hall Theater Cost: $15 or $18  Saturday, April 5, 2014 Free Popcorn for moms at the Illini Union...

My Mom Is…

By Stephanie Kim

April 1, 2014

If you were given this phrase, how would you complete it? To celebrate 94 years of Moms Weekend, I presented this question to myself and 93 students, faculty and Champaign-Urbana community members. After a few days, I captured 94 photos and 94 ways that mothers have made an impact.  {{tncms-asset app="edi...

Confessions of a messy college student on Moms Weekend

Photo courtesy of Annabeth Carlson

By Annabeth Carlson

April 1, 2014

When I am asked who my best friend is, I never hesitate to say it is my mom. I can talk to her about anything, and we share many of the same interests. We like singing to the radio in the car, shopping and watching “House Hunters” marathons on HGTV. However, growing up, the one thing we could never agree on w...

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 mark her eighth consecutive year at Moms Weekend. Marik sat down with The Daily Illini to expla...

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 1, 2014

After weeks of rehearsals and bonding between several chapters in the University’s Greek community, fraternities and sororities will go head-to-head in a dance competition for the annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing at Foellinger Auditorium on April 4 and April 5. The event will pair 10 different...

Black Chorus to serenade moms with classic tunes

The University Black Chorus will perform its annual Moms Day Concert on Saturday.

April 1, 2014

In the 45th anniversary of the “Mom’s Day Concert,” the University Black Chorus will honor mothers with a variety of renditions of classic songs. The concert, themed “Fanfare,” will take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Foellinger Great Hall in Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. “(We have) ...

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...

International students celebrate Moms Weekend away from mothers

By Earn Saenmuk

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 something?” “I have no idea what it is.” “We have that too? Is it like mother’s day?” ...

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...