20, No. 11, Dec. 7, 2000
leaving for the holiday
O&M offers holiday shutdown
UIs Division of Operation and Maintenance is requesting that faculty
and staff members follow these shutdown tips in preparation for the
holiday season. If these guidelines are followed, the potential for
damage to facilities from severe weather will be greatly reduced.
- Close and lock all windows and doors; close blinds and curtains.
- Turn off all unnecessary laboratory services, including gas, air,
vacuum and water.
- Turn off fume hood fans that are not needed. Consider consolidating
chemical storage in fewer hoods.
- Leave all radiator valves turned on to ensure adequate heating and
avoid freeze damage.
O&M personnel will check all areas Dec. 18 for obvious problems
such as open windows. However, these personnel cannot alter operation
of fume hoods or lab services since they must presume the use is intentional.
of Campus Recreation
Holiday rec memberships on
The Division of Campus Recreation is offering a special holiday membership
valid Dec. 17 through Jan. 15. Cost is $38 for faculty and staff members
or their spouses or partners and $25 for children of faculty or staff
Membership benefits include use of all Campus Rec facilities, free lock
and towel service where available, free group fitness classes, daily
guest sponsorship and free admission to public ice skating sessions.
All membership eligibility requirements and age restrictions apply.
Holiday memberships go on sale Dec. 9 in the Member Services office
in Room 140 IMPE. For more information, visit the Campus Rec Web site
or e-mail Kristin Duitsman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UI faculty musicians to perform
Ann Yeung, UI professor of harp, will perform for WILL-FMs Dec.
10 Second Sunday Concert along with two other UI musicians, cellist
Laurien Laufman and violinist Danwen Jiang.
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).
On the program are Johann Sebastian Bachs "Aria" from
"The Goldberg Variations," BWV 988; Henriette Reniés
"Ballade Fantastique"; Marcel Tourniers "Léternel
rêveur"; Camille Saint-Saëns "Fantasie, Op.
124 for Violin and Harp"; Germaine Tailleferres "Sonate";
and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedescos Sonata for Cello and Harp, Op.
your holiday party
O&M offers free holiday
The Division of Operation and Maintenances Building Operation
Section will again provide cleanup following departmental holiday parties
at no cost to the department.
Departments are asked to allow for sufficient notice of one to two weeks
when requesting this service and also should complete an initial cleanup
of major items prior to Building Operation Staff arrival. Requests may
be sent to the superintendent of building services, Randy Kornegay,
Garage and Car Pool Building, MC-821 or faxed to 333-3711.
Chicago art gallery of the UI
Art of architecture featured
The art of architecture takes center stage in two new exhibitions at
I space, the Chicago gallery of the UI.
"Vivere lArchitettura/Living Architecture: The Architecture
of Durisch + Nolli" is on view through Jan. 20. The exhibit features
new works by the husband-and-wife architectural team Pia Durisch and
Aldo Nolli. They are from Switzerlands Ticino region, which produced
a number of innovative modernist architects who captured the imagination
of international critics during the second half of the 20th century.
The I space exhibition, curated by UI architecture professor Rebecca
Williamson, was designed to explore continuities and discontinuities
in recent Ticino architecture. It includes a new installation of eight
"luminous bodies" floating walls of translucent materials
lit from within; models; large-format images; and the architects
A catalog, with essays by Williamson, Durisch and Nolli, and architectural
historian Mercedes Daguerre, accompanies the exhibition. For information
about its availability, contact Williamson at email@example.com,
or the UI Building Research Council at 333-1801.
Also at I space is "Tall Buildings Case Studies: UI School of Architecture,"
on view through Dec. 30. The show will feature a selection of drawings
and models by students in architecture professor Paul Armstrongs
I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UI German Choir performs Dec.
The UI German Choir will perform its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m
Dec. 10 at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., Champaign.
A Magnificat of Michael Praetorius will be featured. The concert is
co-sponsored by the Spurlock Museum.
of Continuing Education
Brochure deadline is Dec.
The Office of Continuing Educations Division of Summer Session
and Special Programs distributes its Summer Programs brochure each March.
In order to make the brochure as comprehensive as possible, the Office
of Continuing Education is requesting all departments complete a Summer
Special Programs form. Forms may be submitted in three ways. Forms are
online at www.conted.uiuc.edu/ss/specProg/form.html.
They also may be requested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a paper form, or for more information, call 333-6883. The deadline
for submitting forms is Dec. 22.
Nominations sought of UI women
The Mothers Association is accepting nominations through Dec. 18 for
its 2001 Medallion of Honor award. Nominations should be of women who
are or have been associated with the UI and who have used their talents
to enrich the lives of others. The award will be presented in April
during Moms Day Weekend.
For more information and nomination procedures, contact Nancy Rotzoll,
333-7063 or email@example.com.
Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund
keeps giving throughout the year
Financial problems are always hard, but the burden of not being able
to make ends meet is always worse during the holiday season.
Faculty and staff members can help fellow employees who are facing difficult
times by donating to the Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund.
Established in 1992 by Deloris Holiman, a business manager in the library
who wanted to help some of her co-workers, the program is totally funded
by donations from UI employees, friends and family and has disbursed
more than $80,000 to more than 200 UI employees since its inception.
Although the programs annual fund drive is several months away,
the holiday season is often a critical time of need for the fund. In
the past, some departments have chosen to contribute to the fund rather
than exchange gifts at the office holiday party. Their generosity has
helped an employee pay an overdue utility bill or purchase needed medication.
Contributions of any amount may be made to the fund with checks made
payable to UIF/UIUC Faculty-Staff Emergency Fund. Donations should be
mailed to the UI Foundation, Harker Hall, MC-386. If you or someone
you know might be eligible for assistance from the fund, contact the
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at 244-5312.
Share the gift of nature
Since 1992 the department of natural resources and environmental sciences
in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
has presented breath-taking photographs of the flora and fauna of Illinois
along with informative and thought-provoking articles in Illinois Steward
magazine. It has sought to educate, entertain and inspire those who
believe the Land of Lincoln and its natural resources are valuable.
The magazine promotes stewardship of Illinois natural resources
from farm to forest as everyones responsibility.
Contributors to the magazine have varied backgrounds and experiences
and capture a true sense of respect and awe for the animals, plants
and geography of Illinois that they share with readers in each issue.
Readers are taken far from the beaten path through full-color photographs
and descriptive stories and get up close and personal with bats, birds,
bugs and other critters of Illinois and learn about their habits and
histories from experts. They discover rock formations, swamps, prairies,
farms, forests, sand dunes and wetlands all contained within Illinois.
A one-year subscription for the quarterly publication is $10 and makes
a great inexpensive holiday gift for the nature lover or hard-to-buy-for
person on your shopping list. If you give three one-year gift subscriptions,
you can get a subscription for yourself for half-price. Give five or
more one-year gift subscriptions and your subscription is free.
To subscribe, send in the subscription form available at http://ilsteward.nres.uiuc.edu
or mail a check payable to the UI to: Illinois Steward, Natural Resources
and Environmental Sciences, Attn: Bianca Rios, W-503 Turner Hall, Dept.
II, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., MC-047.