Atlanta Illini Newsletter March 2013
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Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:53 PM
Subject: Atlanta Illini Newsletter March 2013
Photos of a snowy February day at the University of Illinois by L. Brian Stauffer Top to Bottom: The Diana Fountain statue on the west side of the Illini Union, Foellinger Auditorium and the Quad looking towards Foellinger.
Careers - Register for March UIAA Career Center No Fee Programs It's still not too late to register for the upcoming March programs!
1. Tuesday March 5 8-9 PM EST, Web-panel: "Exploring Entrepreneurial Career Paths"
2. Tuesday, March 19, 1:30-2:00 PM, Eastern Mini-webinar: "Presenting Yourself Well on a Web Interview"
To register for these programs, [Click here for event summary].
New UI residence hall will bear name of university's first African-American alumna Maudelle Tanner Brown Bousfield was Chicago's first black elementary school principal and first black high school principal, and became the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Illinois — in 1906. More than a century later, she is being honored by her alma mater. [Link to article]
Assembly Hall turns 50 The University of Illinois will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall during Saturday's game. The senior day contest against the Cornhuskers is exactly 50 years from when the Assembly Hall first opened its doors on March 2, 1963.
The University of Illinois Assembly Hall has served as home to the Fighting Illini men's basketball program since its construction in 1963 as well as the home to the Fighting Illini women's basketball program from 1981-93 and 1998-99 to the present. Illinois fans help turn the Assembly Hall into a sea of orange for every Illini home game. That, combined with the Orange Krush student cheering section surrounding the court, gives the Illini one of the best home-court advantages in the country.
In addition to being the home for Fighting Illini basketball, the Assembly Hall has hosted events for volleyball, men's and women's gymnastics, and wrestling in the past, and will host this year's Big Ten Wrestling Championships March 9-10, 2013. The Assembly Hall also holds performances for Broadway musicals, commencement ceremonies, concerts and other shows, and has been home to Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state championships for boys basketball (1963-95), girls basketball (1978-90) and wrestling (1967-present).
Click the link for memories across the years from the Assembly Hall and the events and people who brought it to life. [Link to Photos]
Now on You Tube: Mannie Jackson: From Boxcar to Boardrooms and TNT Episode 4
MANNY JOHNSON [Link to video] TNT EPISODE 4 [Link to video]
Save the Date - Big 10 Alumni of Atlanta 2013 Events Scheduled The Big 10 Alumni of Atlanta has scheduled the dates for the Braves game (5/5), picnic (8/3), the to be renamed charity adult beverage event formerly known as the pub crawl (8/17) and the golf outing (9/30). The Spring and Fall Networking dates have not been set. Click [Link to Article]
Illinois and Nebraska Host The Big Ten Basketball Tournament Watch Party
Big 10 Atlanta alumni family & friends are invited for the Big Ten Tournament Watch Party Friday, March 15, begining at 4 pm at:
|Jocks and Jills
I-285 & Hwy 41
Atlanta, GA 30339
March 15, 2013 @ 4:00 (2:30 game in progress)
6:30: No. 2 vs. Game 3 Winner
9:00: No. 3 vs. Game 4 Winner
- Free entry, free parking
- Appetizers 1/2 off 4-7 (excludes wings)
- Cash Bar - drink specials all day
- Big Ten trivia contests
- Play the Big Board ($2 per square)
The next basketball game watch is tomorrow at 5:15 pm at the Rose & Crown when the Illini take on Nebraska. The club will meet at the Rose & Crown for all remaining March regular season games. Check the website for dates and times of game watches for the Big 10 Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. Atlantaillini.com
Game day specials: $2 Miller Lite or Bud Light drafts, $4 pints of Sweetwater 420, Sam Adams & Sam Adams Seasonal, $5 Mimosa and $15 Miller Lite or Bud Light draft pitcher + wings.
The Big Ten Tournament will be held March 14-17, 2013. See details above for the Big 10 Alumni of Atlanta Tournament Game Watch 3/15/13. The Illini should play on Thursday at a TBD time. Check this Big 10 Tournament Link for bracket and game times after the season ends on 3/10/13.
Upcoming March Game Watches:
|| Ohio State
||Big 10 Tournament
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