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The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

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...

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...

Photo courtesy of Annabeth Carlson

Confessions of a messy college student on Moms Weekend

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...

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

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...

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...

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

Black Chorus to serenade moms with classic tunes

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...

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

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...

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...

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