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and labor organizing
Noted labor balladeer Joe Glazer will deliver a lecture on music and
labor organizing and sing some of his songs on April 9
starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Glazers autobiography, "Labors Troubadour," was
recently published by the UI Press.
During his 50 years as a labor activist, Glazer has recorded more than
30 albums, cassettes and CDs of work and political songs and songs of
social commentary. He has shared the stage with presidents from Harry
Truman to Bill Clinton and been involved with such labor leaders as
Walter Reuther, Philip Murray, Cesar Chavez and George Meany.
Between noon and 1 p.m. April 9, Glazer will appear at the "Authors
Corner" located on the second floor of the Illini Union Bookstore,
where he also will sing. Both events are free and open to the public.
the world of animal sciences
VetMed Open House is April 7
The only veterinary school in the state of Illinois opens its doors
to visitors on April 7 for its annual open house. Animal and science
lovers are invited to attend the student-run open house of the UI College
of Veterinary Medicine to learn more about animal health, the human-animal
bond, and careers in veterinary medicine.
This year, kids will be challenged to find eight selected exhibits where
they can get their "passports" stamped, so they can see the
breadth of the veterinary field.
More than 40 exhibits and demonstrations allow visitors to milk cows
and goats, peer into microscopes, and ask questions of veterinarians-to-be.
A complete list of exhibits is on the Web at www.cvm.uiuc.edu/openhouse/.
The free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterinary Medicine
Basic Sciences Building at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave. The cafeteria will be
open throughout the day. Large groups are welcome.
Second Sunday Concert
The UI Trombone Ensemble, featuring bass trombone soloist Andrew Williams,
will perform for WILL-FMs April 8 Second Sunday Concert.
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).
Williams, winner of the Reno Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition,
is a masters degree student of ensemble music director Elliot
Chasanov. Williams will be featured in Eric Ewazens "Concertino
for Bass Trombone and Trombone Ensemble."
The program also will include J.S. Bachs "Passacaglia,"
Evan Copleys "Sonata for Trombone Ensemble" and other
candidates display art
KAM exhibition runs through
The annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition presents new works by 16 artists
who use a variety of media to investigate concerns central to their
lives as artists and their interactions with society as a whole. The
exhibition will be on display through April 15 at the Krannert Art Museum.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until
8 p.m. on Wednesday. It is open Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.
Library celebrates gift of papers
Journalist, author to be honored
Shana Alexander, a prolific and highly lauded journalist and author,
will be honored April 17 during a celebration of the gift of her papers
to the UI Library.
Alexander, a former journalist for Life magazine and columnist for Newsweek,
was the first female editor of McCalls magazine. She was a commentator
on "60 Minutes" with James Kilpatrick, and is the author of
numerous books, including "Anyones Daughter," "Very
Much A Lady," "The Pizza Connection" and "The Astonishing
Poet Maya Angelou, the author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,"
also will be on hand to honor her friend during the event, which will
be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 17 in Foellinger Auditorium.
Other speakers include Provost Richard Herman; university librarian
Paula Kaufman; Barbara M. Jones, professor and head of the Rare Book
and Special Collections Library; and Kim B. Rotzoll, dean of the College
of Communications and professor of advertising.
The Shana Alexander Collection, a significant addition to the holdings
of the Rare Book and Special Collections Library, provides a glimpse
into the remarkable career of a talented journalist and author who covered
an extraordinary period in American history. It will serve as an invaluable
resource to the new generation of interdisciplinary scholars in fields
such as womens studies, communications research, and social and
family history as well as the art and craft of nonfiction writing.
Admission to the April 17 event is by ticket only. For more information,
Center for Educational Technologies
Copyright issues addressed
James Hilton, special assistant to the provost for media rights at the
University of Michigan, will give a public lecture, "You Can Run
But You Cannot Hide; Copyright and Academic Culture," from 3:15
to 5 p.m. April 5 in 112 Gregory Hall.
Hilton will share his experience at Michigan where he and his colleagues
have developed strategies for untangling the complexity of issues regarding
copyright and fair use of materials for the Web.
The free event is sponsored by the Center for Educational Technologies.
To reserve a space, visit www.cet.uiuc.edu/april5register.asp
or call 333-1078 for more information.
Faculty award for international achievement
New award deadline is April
A new award has been established to honor faculty members who have distinguished
themselves in teaching, research and public service in the international
dimension of their discipline or subject matter.
Nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement
should be sent to Associate Provost Earl D. Kellogg, 303 International
Studies Building, MC-480. The deadline for nominations is April 16.
Further information, including eligibility, nomination process, selection
committee and process, and criteria for selection can be found at www.ips.uiuc.edu/dfa/index.html.
School of Music and Beckman Institute
Spring concerts series continues
The School of Music and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and
Technology will continue their Thursdays at Twelve Twenty spring concert
series. The remaining concerts, held in the Beckman atrium:
April 5: Piano students from the studio of Professor William Heiles
April 12: Eun-Jun Yoo, harp
April 19: Clarinet Choir; Barry Chesky, conductor.
Concerts begin at 12:20 p.m. and end at 12:50 p.m. Box lunches may be
ordered in advance from the Beckman Café by calling 244-1792.
New version of UIArchive released
Computing and Communications Services Office recently released a new
and improved version of UIArchive. UIArchive is an electronic archive
of locally maintained and/or supported software and local mirrors or
replicas of many well-known software and document collections on the
Internet. Local mirrors are quicker to access and download because they
are geographically closer and allow users to avoid slow network traffic
to distant servers. SIMTEL, info-mac, SunSite and novell.com are examples
of what can be found in UIArchive. The new version offers a better Web
interface, a useful search engine and effective management tools. The
archive is located at http://uiarchive.uiuc.edu/.
Questions or concerns about the archive can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krannert Art Museum
Petals and Paintings benefit
The UI Krannert Art Museum Council will host the ninth annual "Petals
and Paintings" benefit April 21 22 in support of the museums
upcoming exhibition, "Toulouse-Lautrec: Artist of Montmartre,"
and related educational programming.
Champaign florist Rick Orr is guest curator of "Petals and Paintings."
The exhibition features floral arrangements created by regional floral
designers, who respond to works of art selected by Orr from the museums
The gala opening reception takes place at Krannert Art Museum from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m., April 20. In addition to the many floral displays, the
event features an evening filled with a variety of hors doeuvres,
wine and music. During the evening there will be a raffle of an original
work of art created and donated by Rosalyn Schwartz, a member of the
UI art faculty.
Tickets for the "Petals and Paintings" benefit event may be
purchased for $55, of which $45 is tax deductible. For information about
the event and for reservations and tickets, call Krannert Art Museum
at 333-1861. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
The "Petals and Paintings" exhibition may be viewed during
regular museum hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 21, and from noon
to 5 p.m., April 22. The museum is free and open to the public.
Krannert Art Museum exhibition
The shared worlds of architecture and photography are explored in "Architectural
Scenes: Photography, Buildings, and Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries,"
a new exhibition on view through Aug. 5 at the UI Krannert Art Museum.
The exhibition includes works by such noted photographers as Robert
Macpherson, Adolphe Braun, Walker Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston,
Lois Conner and Bea Nettles. The exhibition draws from the museums
photography collection and explores diverse architectural scenes of
the19th and 20th centuries from the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition
to the individual and serial photographs, the exhibition features vintage
and contemporary editions of illustrated books and magazines. "Architectural
Scenes" is guest curated by UI art history professor, Jordana Mendelson,
with the assistance of graduate students Guisela Latorre and Patty Plummer.
A public reception and gallery talk by Mendelson will be at 5 p.m. April
18 at the museum.
The museum is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday with extended hours on Wednesday until 8 p.m., and
from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Lunch-time entertainment provided
Picnic at the Plaza announced
Lunch-time entertainment, "Picnic at the Plaza 2001," will
continue at the new Arcade Plaza Courtyard Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.
through May 4.
The courtyard is located on John Street adjacent to the Student Services
Arcade Building, Illini Hall and the Turner Student Services Building.
UI Dining Services will have lunch carts available so picnickers can
purchase lunch or snack items. Brown-bag diners also are welcome. The
April 6: Dance 2XS, dance troupe
April 13: Like Disco
but not Really, comedy improv group
April 20: The Other Guys, a cappella group
April 27: No Strings Attached, co-ed a cappella group
May 4: To be announced
The series is a joint effort of the offices of the Dean of Students
and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to promote casual interaction
among students and faculty and staff members.
Garden talk, tea ceremonies
The welcome mat is out this spring at the UIs Japan House, where
a number of public events are scheduled during April and May.
- April 17: 6:30 p.m., garden talk and slide demonstration by Jim
Bier focusing on Japanese stroll and walking gardens.
- April 21: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., spring open house featuring demonstrations
of the tea ceremony, conducted throughout the day by members of
the Urasenke Tea Study Group.
- May 12: 2 to 4 p.m., childrens day.
- May 22: 7
p.m., garden talk and slide demonstration by Bier on design, construction
and maintenance of Japanese gardens.
students participate in national competition
Science Olympiad held April
The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be April 7 at
the UI. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is part of a national competition
in which middle and high school students compete in 24 events involving
science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.
About 1,300 of the top technical students from around the state are
expected to participate in the event. Area schools that qualified for
the competition are Bloomington High School; Blue Ridge Junior High
School, Farmer City; Glenn Raymond Junior High School, Watseka; St.
Matthew School, Champaign; Edison Middle School, Champaign; Urbana High
School; and Urbana Middle School.
Most of the tournament competition will take place on the Quad or in
nearby buildings. A schedule of activities will be available in 161
Noyes Lab. An awards ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. in Huff Hall.
Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
Research Park Director to
John Parks, director of the UI Research Park, will be the featured speaker
at the April 12 Champaign County Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The
breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Hawthorn Suites, LTD., 101
Trade Centre Drive, Champaign. Parks will share the most recent developments
at the Research Park and the efforts in place to attract high-tech companies
to the area. Reservations can be made by calling 359-1791 or online
at www.ccchamber.org. Cost is
$12 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members. The event is sponsored
How to become an ally
Ally orientation, training
is April 10
The Ally Network will hold its spring orientation and training meeting
for new members from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 10 in 314B Illini Union. Through
its members, the Ally Network works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender students and faculty and staff members find the UI campus
welcoming and inclusive.
Refreshments will be provided at the training, which educates future
"Allies" about the history of gay America and familiarizes
them with the symbols and terminology used by the gay community. Allies
also learn about other resources available to assist LGBT students,
faculty and staff members. The network is co-sponsored by the Student
Affairs Office for LGBT Concerns and the Counseling Center.