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Theatre troupe to perform at ’80s-themed dinner, murder mystery

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Students and family members will have the chance to attend an ‘80s style dinner and murder mystery at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Central Illinois Stage Company will be performing the event in five acts with dinner taking place betwe...

Families have opportunity to make blankets to give back this weekend

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Students and their families will have the opportunity to give back to the community during this year’s Family Weekend by volunteering for one of two different events on Saturday. Beth Gillespie, the interim director for the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, and Crystal Brown, the assi...

Families can create art at Tarble Arts Extravaganza

Karena Ozier, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

The Tarble Arts Center is hosting their annual Tarble Arts Extravaganza alongside Family Weekend on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. in Tarble’s atrium. Riley Snyder, a student worker at Tarble, said three activities will be available at Tarble for students and their families to engage with. Model printing ...

What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

The Tailgating spots are located West of the Panther Football Stadium in the grass lot known as Tent City and Billy’s Backyard Billy’s Backyard is a kid’s zone filled with inflatables for kids to play on such as bouncy houses and obstacle courses Cost for booking a single tailgating g...

FUNfest to include family activities

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Family Weekend FUNfest will take place from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, and it is free for everyone to attend. According to the official 2018 Family Weekend schedule and highlights, Family FUNfest is a great way for students and their families to create ...

‘Quidditch’ comes to life at Eastern

Chrissy Miller

September 15, 2017


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

‘Muggles’ will get to experience their very own Eastern Quidditch tournament at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Library Quad. The tournament is set to honor the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and is sponsored by Booth Library and the kinesiology and sports studies department. Chelsea Duncan, a coordinator...

Professor, alumna to perform at murder mystery dinner

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

A rancher has been killed, and no one knows who did it. As part of Family Weekend, a murder mystery dinner will allow guests to try and solve the crime. People who attend might even be involved in the show. The show and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom of the Martin...

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets to perform for Family Weekend

Staff Report

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Featuring silly hats and zany antics, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets will perform a family-oriented show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release, the concert is presented in conjunction with the festivities of Family Weekend. A picnic is set for 5:30 p.m....

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