The No Longer Silence Experience

by Alia Radzi

Renee Conducting
Source: https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2015/04/5-questions-renee-baker-composer-conductor/

I think it is very interesting to see a whole different kind of art portrayed that I am not familiar with. On many occasions, I take the most notice of visual art, as it is most apparent to appreciate. Only through the last couple of years, have I realized that art, can be expressed through all our senses. Thus, it takes a while for me to adjust, and understand the direction of these “performances”. When Renee Baker spoke in class, it is almost enchanting, as she expressed her work with such eloquence and drive, that when the snippet of her work was shared, you can feel the energy and direction she had. It’s interesting, difficult and seamless at the same time! However, I must admit, despite it all, I don’t think I am ready to start popping popcorn to watch a silent film modified with music as a leisure past time just yet.

A new home for wounded veterans

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The new Center for Wounded Veterans on Nevada St, Urbana

The new Center for Wounded veterans in Higher Education opened it’s doors in the Fall of 2015 at the University of Illinois. Veterans can now access a wide range of residential and counseling programs at the Center which is conveniently located on campus.

You can listen to an audio report on the impact the Center is having on veterans since its opening here. I talk to the director, resident psychologist and a resident at the Center for more insight.