Published 10:05 pm PDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 John Jackson, a professor at SIU for 50 years, leafs through the various manuscripts from contributors that he edited and compiled into "Southern Illinois University at 150 Years," a book commemorating the university's 150th anniversary this year on March 5, 2019. (Byron Hetzler /The Southern Illinoisan via AP) less John Jackson, a professor at SIU for 50 years, leafs through the various manuscripts from contributors that he edited and compiled into "Southern Illinois University at 150 Years," a book commemorating the ... more Photo: Byron Hetzler, AP Photo: Byron Hetzler, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 John Jackson, a professor at SIU for 50 years, leafs through the various manuscripts from contributors that he … [Read more...] about EXCHANGE: SIUC looks back at 150 years with birthday book
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Meghan Markle was the most-googled celebrity in 2016, and there's no question as to why. The brunette beauty had just been confirmed to be dating Britain's most eligible bachelor, Prince Harry, in November, and the entire world wanted to know everything about her.She's gorgeous and stylish, and much like the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, her style has changed a lot since she became a royal girlfriend.As an actress, philanthropist, founder of a lifestyle site and UN Women's Advocate (amongst other accolades) Meghan's not exactly new to the spotlight. She currently stars on the legal drama Suits and is well known for her role as Rachel Zane, but surely couldn't have been prepared for the global fame her relationship would catapult her to.But let's be real, can anyone be ready for that? 102 PHOTOS Meghan Markle's style transformation See Gallery Meghan Markle's style transformation DEAL OR NO DEAL Season 2 Pictured: Meghan Markle (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s style has completely changed through the years
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THEY make it look so easy on the telly – but, as Belfast ballroom maestro, Alan Clarke, will tell you, every armchair Anton (du Beke) needs to believe they too can chasse with the best of them. But while TV dance professionals enthral yet another phalanx of fans in the new BBC Strictly series, everyday social dancers are queuing up to learn the intricacies of the waltz, tango and quickstep at Belfast's oldest and longest-running dance school in Donegall Street. The Clarke School of Dancing, founded in 1958 by Alan's parents, Cecil and Eileen, will celebrate its 60th anniversary in November – at a time when ballroom has never been more popular, judging by the numbers crowding on to the studio's (original) wooden floor for September's booked-out social ballroom and Latin mash-up sessions. "We're having a weekend celebration with dancing and workshops in Ballybofey, Co Donegal, and we'll definitely raise a glass to my parents," says Alan, a recipient of the British Empire … [Read more...] about It’s Strictly Belfast as city school celebrates 60 years of teaching people to dance
Driving into tiny Red Cloud, Neb., I pulled into the first open diagonal parking slot I saw, thinking I’d look up the address of the National Willa Cather Center. But as I turned the car off and looked up, I realized I had parked right in front of it. In truth, it’s almost impossible to miss this place. The center, opened last year after a five-year, $7 million renovation, takes up almost an entire block on Red Cloud’s historic main street. As a fan of the American novelist Willa Cather (“My Antonia” is one of my all-time favorite books), I first visited Red Cloud some 30-plus years ago on a trip Out West with my family, when the museum was housed in an old bank building. Today the center bears little resemblance. Almost 20,000 square feet of the town’s 1887 Moon Block building includes the museum, a state-of-the-art archive, a research center, a bookstore and a performing arts center. Willa Cather put Red Cloud on the map in the early 1900s when she … [Read more...] about Red Cloud, Neb., celebrates 100 years of Willa Cather’s ‘My Antonia’