21, No. 10, Nov. 15, 2001
Office of Business and Financial Services
The Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) is offering spring
workshops on UI financial and administrative systems. These sessions,
which promote continuous improvement of campus financial management,
are offered to department heads, as well as departmental business office
staff members. Selected refresher training every other year is appropriate
and recommended. Workshop locations will vary.
Class descriptions and the most current class workshops are on the OBFS
Web site at www.oba.uiuc.edu/training.
Reservations can be made electronically at the OBFS Web site.
UI-Leuven Faculty Exchange Program
deadline is Nov. 25
The UI and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in Belgium have
a faculty exchange program that provides funding to UI faculty members
to visit KUL for one to two months.
The application deadline is Nov. 26 for spring/summer 2002 appointments
and March 25 for fall 2002 appointments. Faculty member applications
will be evaluated by a UI committee and nominations will be forwarded
to KUL for approval by its faculty committee. Preference will be given
to applicants whose projects demonstrate the greatest potential for
ongoing research and collaboration with KUL colleagues. Applicants are
encouraged to approach their academic counterparts in Leuven before
completing the application. If help is needed in contacting KUL, contact
Isabel Wong at email@example.com.
Information on KUL programs and faculty is available on the KUL homepage
or at International Programs and Studies.
For additional information application forms and guidelines, contact
Tim Barnes at 333-1990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or at Institutional and Faculty International Collaborations, Room
328 International Studies Bldg., MC-480.
The Mothers Association is seeking nominations for its bronze Medallion
of Honor. The award was created in 1966 to pay tribute to people who,
by example and service, used their talents to enrich the lives of others.
Since 1977, this award has gone to a woman affiliated in some way with
Nominations, which are limited to women of current or past association
with the UI, must be submitted by Dec. 7 and must include biographical
information and three letters of support. Nominations should be submitted
to Mothers Association, Medallion of Honor Committee, 300 Student Services
The award will be presented to the nominee whose contributions most
reflect the standards honored by the Mothers Association. The Mothers
Association wishes not only to spotlight the woman, but also draw attention
to the prominence of UI graduates in many fields.
The Mothers Association at the UI will present its 2002 Medallion of
Honor award at a banquet held during Moms Day Weekend, April 12-14.
Any questions may be directed to Nancy B. Rotzoll, executive director
of the Mothers Association, at 333-7063 or email@example.com.
Union carry-outs offered
baked goods for holidays
The cooks at the Illini Union once again will offer baked goods for
Thanksgiving. The carry-out menu includes 9-inch pies (apple for $6.45;
pumpkin for $6.20 and pecan for $8.65), carrot layer cake ($12.90),
Swedish Limpa bread ($3.95), coffee cake (12 servings/$10.35), poppyseed
cloverleaf rolls ($3.95 a dozen), dinner rolls ($3.25 a dozen) and pecan
rolls ($11.05 a dozen).
Orders must be placed by noon Nov. 19, and may be made by calling 333-1140
or returning an order form to Illini Union Food Service, MC-384. Orders
will be available for pickup between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 21 in the
Colonial Room of the Illini Union. Free parking will be provided that
day in lot D-10, just east of the Union.
Summer 2002 programs
to Summer seeks input
The Guide to Summer is an information guide to summer programs and activities
for current and prospective UI Summer 2002 students. The Division of
Summer Session and Special Programs, in seeking campuswide input to
make the guide as comprehensive as possible. Even if your department
will not have any summer programs, it is requested that department representatives
complete the form before Dec. 7.
Question forms are available through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or through the Web at
www.conted.uiuc.edu/ss/specProg/form.html. If you already have the
question form, mail it to Summer Session, Office of Continuing Education,
1406 Presidential Tower, MC-433 or fax it to 333-9561.
Past guides have included information on short courses and conferences
of general interest, youth programs, college and special audience, Elderhostel,
programs for teachers, study abroad programs and programs in Chicago.
The guide is available in March to students at a variety of campus locations
and is distributed to campus, college and departmental offices, as well
as area high schools, Illinois community colleges and four-year institutions.
The information also will be reprinted in a section of the Summer 2002
Environment Horizons 2002
for research posters
Environmental Horizons 2002, an annual universitywide conference sponsored
by the Environmental Council, will be held April 1 and 2 at the Illini
Union. The Environmental Council is soliciting research posters of environmentally
related scientific research and outreach. Poster exhibitors will be
provided with 55 inches of poster-board space on which to display their
Go to www.environ.uiuc.edu/Horizons2002
for more details and application forms. Applications must be received
by Feb.1 for full consideration
Focusing on the built environment
new exhibitions at I space
The built environment will be the focus of two new exhibitions on view
Nov. 16 through Dec. 22 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the UIs
- "Architectural Scenes: Photography, Buildings and Culture in
the 19th and 20th Centuries" features a diverse selection of
images by anonymous photographers as well as noted artists such as
Adolphe Braun, Harry Callahan, Walker Evans, Robert Macpherson, Alfred
Stieglitz and Edward Weston. Also included are vintage and contemporary
editions of illustrated books and magazines. The exhibition, which
focuses on the attention to light, structure and time shared by architecture
and photography, is drawn from the photography collection of Krannert
Art Museum and is curated by UI art history professor Jordana Mendelson,
with assistance from graduate students Guisela Latorre and Patty Plummer.
- "Giving Form to Values: R.M. Kliment and Frances Halsband Architects,
NY" highlights recent work under construction or just
completed by the New York firm. Projects include the Yale University
Divinity School and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library
and Visitors Center in Hyde Park, N.Y. The exhibition will include
models, construction documents, drawings, diagrams and photographs
of the work. Halsband is a visiting Plym Professor this fall at the
School of Architecture on the Urbana campus.
An opening reception
for "Architectural Scenes" is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov.
16 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. A reception for "Giving
Form to Values" will be held from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7.
I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Allerton Park and Conference Center
Holiday Showcase is Nov. 24-26
Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center will host its seventh annual
Holiday Showcase Nov. 24-26 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The showcase will feature the work of designers who will create distinct
holiday décor for rooms throughout the Robert Allerton House,
the century-old, 40-room manor that now serves as the conference center.
Visitors also can take horse-drawn carriage rides between the house
and the parks visitor center and will be able to shop for unique
gifts at a variety of designer exhibits.
Beverages, including a selection of wines, will be served.
Tickets for the event are $10, and proceeds will go to benefit ongoing
preservation projects for the manor and its expansive grounds.
Tickets can be obtained at the parks visitor center or by calling
762-2721. Directions to the park, along with a map, can be found at
the parks Web site,
Visitors should note that as a result of work on a bridge inside the
park, the Conference Center can only be reached by way of the north
and west entrances.
Marionette Theater to present signature productions
The master puppeteers
of the Salzburg Marionette Theater present two of their signature productions
at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in November. Mozarts
"The Magic Flute," (pictured) considered the most successful
production in the history of this ensemble, will be presented in the
Colwell Playhouse at 7 p.m. Nov. 29. At 7 p.m. Nov. 30, family audiences
will enjoy a presentation of "The Nutcracker" with music by
Tchaikovsky. Following each performance, the theater members invite
the audience onstage to glimpse the backstage workings of the marionette
Anton Aicher created his marionette theater as home entertainment in
1913, and the family tradition is now carried on by his granddaughter,
Gretl Aicher. The Salzburg Marionette Theater has travelled all over
the world, performing on six continents, with entrancing performances
of fairy tales, ballets, and above all else, Mozart operas. The theaters
production of "The Magic Flute" was created in 1952 for the
theater companys first appearances in the United States. Their
"Nutcracker" was created in 1954.