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SPRING BREAK HOUSING OPTIONS
Will you be around for Spring Break? If you are staying on campus over Spring Break, please check with your PCH facility to see whether or not they offer break housing. Should you have any further questions about Spring Break housing options, please contact the PCH office for more information.
Presby Hall and The McKinley Foundation will screen A Raisin in the Sun on Friday, March 8, at 7 PM in the McKinley Foundation Living Room. There will be a post screening discussion featuring guest speaker Desiree Y. McMillion, PhD, Instructor in the UIUC Department of African American Studies.
This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial insurance payment they'll soon receive. Opinions on what to do with the money vary. Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) wants to make a business investment, while his mother, Lena (Claudia McNeil), is intent on buying a house for them all to live in―two differing views of the American Dream.
This 1961 drama film directed by Daniel Petrie was adapted from the 1959 play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry. It was groundbreaking when first released, and a wealth of future plays, films, and TV productions have taken their lead from this socially conscious drama.
Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street.
Stratford House, the only all-female PCH facility on campus, will be hosting their annual Spring Preview beginning at 2 PM on March 2 and ending at 2 PM on March 3. During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to experience life in Stratford Cooperative Christian House up close and stay overnight! The 24-hour period will include a house tour, campus tour, making homemade pizzas for dinner, movies, worship on the quad, and late-night desserts. Visitors are also encouraged to attend a Sunday morning service accompanied by residents of the house and enjoy a homemade meal by Stratford for lunch afterward. And of course, visitors will have the opportunity to meet residents of the house and ask them any questions they may have in regard to Stratford House, college life, campus, or anything else they might be curious about. Best of all...it's FREE!!
To sign up, please visit www.stratfordhouse.weebly.com and look under “House Previews.”
The University YMCA and the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) are hosting the 36th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night on Sunday, March 10, from 6 PM to 8 PM in the University YMCA's Latzer Hall.
Tickets are on sale via online reservation or at the front desk of the University YMCA and are $12 for adults and $10 for anyone under the age of 18. Please note: Online ticket sales end on March 8, but there may still be tickets available at the front desk. To inquire about availability, call 217-337-1500. Ticket sales at the YMCA front desk are cash only.
Daylight saving time is upon us once more! Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead by one hour beginning at 2 AM on Sunday, March 10.