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Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'
February 3, 2015

The products of Nicole Beck’s creative mind have decorated the Champaign-Urbana area for four years.Sculptures “Asteray,” “Astroterra” and “Foxgloves” stand tall in the community for art-enthusiasts...

Urbana Free Library: 140 years of community services

Urbana Free Library: 140 years of community services
January 26, 2015

The Urbana Free Library wasn’t always free. Two years before its conception in July of 1874, it began as the Young Men’s Library Association, a fee-based organization. “When (the library) became...

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival brings community together for music, workshops

Members of the Homebrew Ukulele Union, a group from the University of Illinois that make their own Ukuleles, write songs, and perform, combine with students from Robeson Elementary School for a sing-along at the CU Folk and Roots Festival. The event was held at the Independent Media Center in Urbana on Saturday, Nov. 3. 
November 6, 2014

The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival may not follow the norm of music festivals, where attendees purchase tickets and passively observe the artists play their set. In past years, the festival has...

Epsilon Delta prepares students with professional experience, networking

Epsilon Delta president Louise Mathews and member Melissa Boyce partake in the sorority's Fall 2013 Initiation Pinning Ceremony, on Dec. 8, 2013.
March 19, 2014

As University underclassmen continue to celebrate their acceptance into the College of Education, there is one organization that should be kept in mind: Epsilon Delta. Students who applied to the College...

Urbana woman draws national attention with music video

March 12, 2014

Lizzie Duckworth Carter has drawn national attention after her song “Let’s Move!” was featured in the National League of Cities newsletter commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Let’s Move! initiative. Duckworth...

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