21, No. 6, Sept. 20, 2001
of Campus Parking
Cashkey offers parking
The Division of Campus Parking announces Cashkey, a cashless way to
use campus parking meters. CashKey is a programmable key that can be
carried on a key chain and allows you to pay the meter without coins.
More information is available at Campus Parking, second floor of the
Public Safety Building, or by calling 333-3530.
Faculty mentors needed
The Campus Honors Program is seeking faculty members who want to mentor
high-achieving undergraduate students. Some of the top undergraduates
are eager to learn more about intellectual and professional life during
and after college. Many of them already are interested in research and
the possibility of becoming professors. For those decisions and explorations,
they need expert guidance.
If you are interested in talking or working with one of these students
or would like more information, contact Matt Tittle, assistant director
of the Campus Honors Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 244-0922.
Artist to speak on Art and Space
Artist Steve Gildea will give the Vogel Lecture on "Art and Space"
at the University YMCA at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3.
Gildea teaches Internet art at the Museum School in Boston, and painting
and Web page design, painting and multimedia at Merrimack College in
North Andover, Mass. He has a special interest is astronomy and space
travel. The titles of some of his works are "Things Id Miss
on the Way to Mars," "Planetary Suite" and "Aerospaces."
Gildea, a 1981 MFA graduate of the UI, has been honored with 16 one-person
shows in the last 25 years. His work has been collected by seven art
This event is part of Renaissance Events on Science, the Arts and Ecology,
sponsored by the Raymond S. Vogel Memorial Fund of the University YMCA.
African performance Sept.
"Gelede," a play that combines African percussion, dance,
song and spoken word, will be performed at the Armory Free Theater at
midnight Sept. 28 and at 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Amira Nuha, who wrote
and directed the play, said that the play comments on the plight of
the African-American female to provide support and healing to this group.
The cast ranges in age from 11 to 50, bringing together UI students
and community members.
Exercise program for older
Volunteers are needed to participate in Illinois Active Aging II, a
research study examining the effects of physical activity and fitness
on neurocognitive function. All participants will be paid for fitness
and cognitive testing. The cognitive testing will take place in a Magnetic
Resonance Imaging facility. After testing, participants will be offered
a free six-month exercise program conducted on the UI campus. The study
is being conducted by members of the departments of kinesiology, psychology
and the Beckman Institute and is funded by a grant from the Institute
for the Study of Aging. All interested individuals between the ages
of 60 and 79 should contact the Illinois Active Aging program at 265-5425
or e-mail email@example.com
for further information and entry requirements.
to PBS series
is Sept. 27
As a follow up to the PBS series "Evolution," WILL-TV will
present "Evolution, A Talking Point Special" at 8:55 p.m.
Sept. 27. The local discussion will be hosted by WILL-TVs John
Paul and will feature a panel discussion about evolution and creationism.
Panelists will include Monsignor Stuart Swetland, a theologian who is
director and head chaplain of the Newman Catholic Student Center on
the UI campus; Richard Aulie, former high school science teacher in
Chicago who has published articles about evolutionary theory; Kevin
Seymour, a curriculum developer in the state Regional Office of Education;
and George Kieffer, UI professor emeritus of integrative biology.
Viewers will be invited to participate in the discussion by calling
in with questions and comments. The panel will discuss how evolution
is taught in Illinois schools, what state education officials recommend
and what questions students ask about issues of evolution and creationism.
Panelists also will talk about the conflict between creationism and
The PBS "Evolution" series, which airs 7 p.m. Sept. 24-27,
presents evolution from the perspective of science journalism, bringing
to life Charles Darwins simple theory that forms the bedrock of
biology. Darwin altered the scientific landscape 142 years ago when
he proposed that all life evolved from a single organism over hundreds
of millions of years.
Discussion series will begin
A series of free, brown-bag seminars on collegiate licensing, the apparel
industry and "sweat shop" issues will begin Oct. 3, with a discussion
from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 209 Illini Union. The event is sponsored by
the UI Licensing Advisory Committee.
Maureen Murtha of the Fair Labor Association and Scott Nova of the Worker
Rights Consortium will discuss the UIs affiliation with their organizations
and the monitoring systems they advocate to ensure fair labor practices.
The FLA and the WRC are nonprofit groups trying to protect workers
rights in the manufacturing industry.
The Licensing Advisory Committee, established in April 1999 by former
Chancellor Michael Aiken, makes policy recommendations to the chancellor
about use of the UIs name, symbols and insignia on manufactured
products and related issues. The LAC is composed of 14 members, appointed
by the chancellor: six faculty members, four students and four members
of the administration.
The Oct. 3 seminar will be the first of four seminars scheduled for fall.
The seminar series will continue during the spring semester; meeting dates,
times and locations have yet to be determined.
Remaining seminars for fall:
- "Eliminating Abusive and Exploitative Labor Conditions around
Noon-1:30 p.m., Oct. 17, 209 Illini Union
Speaker: Lary Brown of Verite (an independent monitoring organization):
Sponsored by the LAC
- "Student Perspectives on Collegiate Licensing and Sweat Shop
7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 7, Allen Hall auditorium
Panel will include Jonathan Dollee, UI, and Daniel Long, Wisconsin,
and the United Students Against Sweat Shops (USAS).
Sponsored by Unit One, Global Crossroads Living and Learning Communities
and the LAC
- "Corporate Approaches to Supplier Compliance in 2001-2002."
Noon-1:30 p.m., Nov. 28, 210 Illini Union
Speakers include representatives from the Fair Labor Association,
Nike and Adidas
Sponsored by the LAC
Confidentiality workshops are scheduled from 11 to noon in Room 300
Harker Hall on Oct. 17 and Nov. 28.
Confidentiality training sessions are conducted periodically for the
Alumni Association, the UI Foundation and university employees. The
primary focus is accessing, safeguarding and distributing donor information;
however, the principles apply for all other operations where confidential
or sensitive data are present. The session begins with an introduction
to the topic and a review of the institutional confidentiality protocol
statement and confidentiality agreement and then moves on to the presentation
examples and discussion of specific situations.
To attend, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 244-0471 or register
online at www.oba.
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Conferences are Oct. 11-14
The department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese is sponsoring the
fourth Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First
and Second Languages and the fifth Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. The
conferences will open Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. with registration starting at
These meetings will bring together scholars from Africa, Europe, Latin
America and North America. Topics will include phonology, syntax and
pragmatics of Spanish and related languages, as well as acquisition
of Spanish and Portuguese by children, bilingual children and adults.
Seven invited speakers will discuss their area of concentration. The
conferences will be held in Illini Room A, of the Illini Union.
The conferences will be open to the public and the UI community. For
more information, contact Silvina Montrul at Montrul@illinois.edu or Francisco
Ordóñez at email@example.com, or visit www.sip.uiuc.edu/conf2001.
The conferences have been funded by the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences "State-of-the-Art" conference fund, the William and
Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant from International Programs and Studies,
the Foreign Languages Building Executive Committee Grant and a grant
from International Cooperation between Spains Ministry of Education,
Culture and Sports and United States Universities. Other sponsors are
the department of linguistics, the Program for Latin American and Caribbean
Studies, and the SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education)
Antiques appraisal fair and
The second WILL-TV Antiques Appraisal Fair and Sale will take place
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Country Fair Shopping Center, 125
S. Mattis Ave., Champaign, inside the Office Furniture Express store.
Tickets are $10 per item appraised or $25 for three items appraised.
Area dealers and collectors also will have booths with collectibles
and antiques for sale. There is no charge for browsing.
Twenty-one area appraisers, with years of experience in collecting,
selling and appraising antiques, have volunteered their time to appraise
items for the WILL-TV fund-raising event.
Some of the appraisals will be videotaped for use on a WILL-TV antiques
appraisal special. WILL-TV production crews will ask permission before
filming an appraisal.
The appraisal fair is being held in cooperation with Office Furniture
For more information about the event, call Kimberlie Kranich, WILL-TV
promotion coordinator, 333-1070, or visit www.will.uiuc.edu.
Info on Sept. 11 tragedy on
The Government Documents Library now has a Web resource on the Sept.
11 tragedy. The URL is www.library.uiuc.edu/doc/terrorism.htm. It contains
links to many news sources as well as government (including the White
House, State Department, and Department of Defense), international (United
Nations), and state (state of Illinois) and local sources (WILL-AM).
There also is a link to this resource from the librarys main page,
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Fellowship program announced
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities is announcing its
fellowship program for the 2002-03 academic year. The theme of next
years program will be "The South." All applications
of potential relevance to this broad theme will be given full consideration.
IPRH was founded in 1997 to promote interdisciplinary study in the humanities,
arts and social sciences at the UI. Faculty and graduate student fellowship
awards are the centerpiece of the IPRH. Their goal is to bring prominence
to the arts and humanities by making the groundbreaking work of UI faculty
and graduate students more widely available and intelligible to diverse
constituencies both locally and nationally.
All IPRH fellows are expected to maintain residency on campus during
the award year, to participate in the monthly interdisciplinary fellows
seminar and to present their research at the programs annual conference.
Faculty fellows will be asked to teach a course during the 2002-03 or
2003-04 academic year on a subject related to their fellowship.
Applications and supporting materials for these awards are due in the
IPRH office by Nov. 30. Joint applications are welcome. For further
information, contact Christine Catanzarite, IPRH associate director,
at 244-7913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall, spring workshops announced
The Office of Human Resource Development announces 47 professional development
workshops for fall and spring. A partial list of topics includes customer
service in a university setting, multiple generations in the workplace,
expanding memory capacity, business etiquette, business writing and
A new series of certificate programs will begin during the fall. The
PRO Series has three certificate programs targeted at office professionals.
Office technology is the focus of the TechPRO certificate. Workshops
within this program include "Using Microsoft Word More Efficiently,"
"Researching the Internet" and "Managing Information
Overload and Technostress." Current supervisory certificate programs
will continue with the addition of new workshops.
See www.hrd.uiuc.edu for information
on content, dates, times, locations and price, or call 333-8342.