The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently announced the recipients of the 2017 – 2018 Dads Association Scholarship. After receiving many applications, six students were chosen as recipients of $2,000 each. The six recipients were: Vrunda Hingu Mikala Irby Graham A. Zolkowski Maria Guadalupe Solis Darrius Stamps […]
Thank you to outgoing president Joe Gainer for your leadership and friendship! The following are our officers and board members for 2017. President: Bill Stratman Vice President: Rob James (Dads Weekend Chair) Secretary: Martin Matushek Treasurer: […]
2018 Dads Weekend Nov. 2-4 We are excited to announce that Dads Weekend will be returning this November. Check back for new info as soon as it becomes available.
Thank you for your interest in Dad’s Weekend 2018! We will have new information to share soon. Check back for all the activities and events and until then, GO ILLINI!
Unbeknownst to many, bikes are required by law to have both front lights and rear reflectors in Champaign-Urbana. These precautions make it easier for cars and pedestrians to see bikes on the street when it’s dark out. However, many cyclists on campus are unaware of the law and the safety […]
Get to know our scholarship spotlight of the week, Mateusz Korzen! Mateusz was one of six scholarship winners who received a $2,000 award from the Illini Dads Association in 2016. Read on to learn more about him and his time at the University. Name: Mateusz Korzen Nickname (if applicable): Mat […]
This past Dads Weekend, the Illini Dads Association was pleased to crown Chris Thilmany of Schaumburg, IL our 2017 King Dad. Chris was nominated by his daughter, Gabriella Welch, a sophomore at the University of Illinois. In her nomination, Gabriella articulates that Chris has re-defined what the word ‘father’ means […]
Constructed in 2013, Newman Shares Food Pantry was initially created by Sister Maryann Schaefer in response to a growing need amongst college students who are struggling to cover expenses associated with pursuing a college education and living on campus. Oftentimes, the first necessity to be overlooked is food. Newman Shares! […]
In 2010, Bridget Evans founded the Illini Service Dogs at the University in an effort to not only foster and train highly capable service dogs, but to cultivate a lasting partnership with people with disabilities. As a student, Evans introduced the idea of inviting students at the University to foster […]
No Comment and the Illini Dads Association will be presenting the first ever Dads Weekend Concert Extravaganza featuring three of the University’s very own a capella groups: No Comment, Girls Next Door, and the Xtension Chords. The concert, “A Tribute to Dad,” will take place on November 11 at 7:30 […]