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Take Part in the Festivities on October 24

Gather on Friday, October 24, at our FAA Homecoming Celebration for barbecue, beer, wine, soft drinks, and a special performance by members of the Marching Illini. Tickets are $20 per person (children under the age of 12 get in for free) and include dinner catered by Hickory River Smokehouse and two beverages. The ticket fee will be waived for participants of the Homecoming Alumni Band weekend events who have paid through the Band Alumni website. The party begins at 6:30 p.m. after the Homecoming Parade on the South Quad in a tent next to Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. Please RSVP by Friday, October 17, through the online registration form or by calling 217.333.0963.

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Classical Singer Magazine Selects Nathan Gunn for Cover Story

Lyric Theatre @ Illinois general director and opera luminary Nathan Gunn gave an extensive interview for Classical Singer, a prominent source of information for vocal specialists. Featured as the cover story for the September 2014 issue, the conversation ranged from how to educate young singers—Gunn says they must be versatile and “experience life” to be successful artists—to his darkest roles. He spoke at length about balancing the demands of his busy schedule—“It’s nonstop”—the hard business of professional singing, how he and his regular musical accomplice Mandy Patinkin help one another, and his newest occupation in academia.

Learn more about alumnus and star Nathan Gunn in the interview

Mohamed Boubekri Links Architectural Design with Better Sleep

Office workers who are exposed to natural light report more restful sleep and a better overall quality of life than their counterparts with no access to daylight. Associate Professor Mohamed Boubekri and Ph.D. candidate Chia-Hui Wang in the School of Architecture investigated connections between the workplace and health with researchers from Northwestern University in a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Participants wore wrist devices to monitor their activity and measure light levels and also responded to questionnaires about their general health and sleep patterns. The research team concluded that design choices such as locating office spaces close to windows could have a profound effect on workers’ well-being.

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