20, No. 7, Oct. 5, 2000
MusiCelli performs Oct. 8
MusiCelli [As of
5/1/03, no longer associated with Barbara
Hedlund] will present "Bass Instincts," including music
of Rossini, Mozart and Schubert, for WILL-FMs Oct. 8 Second Sunday
The free concert begins at 2 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead
Pavilion and will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana).
Performing for MusiCelli will be Georgia Hornbacker, violin; Barbara
Hedlund, violoncello; Kathleen Horvath, double bass; Ronald Hedlund,
bass baritone; Eric Dalheim, piano; William Heiles, piano; and Anne
Mischakoff Heiles, viola.
Confidentiality training offered
sessions are offered for Alumni Association, UI Foundation and other
university employees. The primary focus is accessing, safeguarding and
distributing donor information. The principles also apply to other operations
involving confidential or sensitive data.
Workshops are scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 and Nov. 13 at
Harker Hall in the third-floor conference room.
To make reservations, contact Diane Wayne at 244-0471 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.oba.uiuc.edu.
ILLINOIS PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES
Reading Groups deadline is
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) is accepting
applications for a new program called Reading Groups. IPRH Reading Groups
will consist of UI faculty members and graduate students meeting for
one semester and working on a specific area or issue in the humanities.
The first Reading Groups will meet on a regular basis, like seminars,
throughout the spring semester.
Reading Groups may be formed around any topic or theme; they need not
be coordinated with the IPRH theme for this or any following year. Reading
Groups may be continued for more than one semester if there is sufficient
interdisciplinary interest in their work to warrant further support,
in which case they may reapply for IPRH funding.
Reading Groups should aim to foster collaborative study in the humanities,
and to investigate questions of sufficient breadth to draw scholars
and students from a reasonably diverse array of intellectual traditions.
IPRH recommends that each Reading Group contain no fewer than eight
and no more than 20 members.
Applications to the IPRH for Reading Group support should include a
general rationale for the groups formation or continuance (300-500
words); the names of committed or likely participants in the group;
the names of two or three speakers the group would like to invite to
campus; and a prospective budget for speakers and supplies, ranging
from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are due in the IPRH office by 5
p.m. Oct. 27.
Bier featured at Oct. 14 open
Garden talks by James A. Bier will be among the highlights of the annual
fall open house at the UIs Japan House on Oct. 14. The open house
will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility.
Bier, a retired UI geography department cartographer, has spent the
past year and a half designing and building the tea garden located on
the west side of Japan House. He and his wife, Lori, also provided the
funding for the garden, and will be honored for their contribution at
the open house.
James Bier will give two talks at 11 a.m and 2 p.m. which
will focus on his work on the tea garden, which he says is 85 percent
completed, and plans for creating a dry garden just east of Japan House
and a stroll garden by one of the nearby ponds.
The open house also will feature tea ceremonies, conducted throughout
the day by the Japan House Urasenke Tea Study Group. Japanese calligraphy
and calligraphy implements also will be on display.
AND GENDER IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES PROGRAM
Anniversary, new name celebrated
The former Office of Women in Development at the UI is celebrating its
20th anniversary with a three-day symposium Oct. 20-22 and a
name change. The new name Women and Gender in Global Perspectives
Program (WGGP) took effect at the beginning of the fall semester,
according to program director Gale Summerfield.
While moving in new directions, the newly named unit also is pausing
to consider its past at the appropriately titled upcoming event: "WGGP
Symposium 2000: Celebrating our 20th Anniversary and Exploring Forward-Looking
Themes." The event, which will take place in 314 Illini Union,
is structured around two themes: "Risks and Rights in the 21st
Century" and "Acting for Change: Chinese Women in Media and
Politics." A third component of the event is an anniversary luncheon,
from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. Past directors and other guests will
be featured and recognized at the luncheon.
Highlights of the symposium will include panel discussions and a Center
for Advanced Study/MillerComm presentation by Lourdes Beneria from Cornell
University. Beneria will speak on "Changing Employment Structures
and Economic Insecurity: A Global Gender Perspective" at 4 p.m.
Oct. 20 in 314 Illini Union.
Also featured will be film and video presentations from China, Hong
Kong and Taiwan, including the U.S. premiere of "Ren Gui Qing"
("Woman, Demon, Human"). The film, with English subtitles,
was produced by the Shanghai Film Studio of China and directed by Huang
Shuqin. One of Chinas leading female directors, Shuqin will visit
the UI campus to participate in the symposium. Her film will be shown
at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 in 66 Library. The screening is free and open to the
The symposium also is open to the public, as is the anniversary luncheon.
The cost of the luncheon is $10 and requires registration by Oct. 16.
A complete symposium schedule and registration information are available
on the WGGP Web site at http://server.ips.uiuc.edu/wggp/index.html.
CARVING AND PAINTING, HAYRIDES, TOURS
UI Arboretum hosts fall festival
A day of fun for the entire family is planned for Oct. 7 at the Family
Fall Festival at the UI Arboretum.
The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arboretum at the
intersection of Lincoln Avenue and St. Marys Road in Urbana. A
tent will be erected in case of inclement weather. Visitors may park
along Lincoln Avenue or in adjacent lots.
A pumpkin-painting contest will be held for children ages 5-12; prizes
will be awarded in four age categories. Painting supplies will be provided;
pumpkins will cost $3. Adults may compete in a pumpkin-carving contest,
but need to bring their own carving equipment. Pumpkin contests will
be judged at 3 p.m, with prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m.
Other childrens activities will include painting gourds and constructing
bird feeders or birdhouses from gourds as well as scavenger hunting
through the Arboretum.
Visitors also may enjoy hayrides and guided tours of the Arboretum and
gardens. Champaign County Master Gardeners will give away bulbs and
have a display about gardening with pumpkins and winter squashes. Woodcarving
displays and demonstrations will be provided by the Illini Carvers.
Visitors also will be able to sample a variety of Illinois apples and
learn about growing them.
The festival is sponsored by the Arboretum, the UI Horticulture Club
and the Champaign County Master Gardeners. For more information, call