21, No. 18, April 18, 2002
the Human Experience
poet will speak at IUB
Michael S. Harper, one of the nations premiere poets, will present
poetry from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 30 at the Authors Corner in
the Illini Union Bookstore.
Harper is a professor of English at Brown University and the author
of several volumes of poetry, including "Honorable Amendments,"
"Images of Kin" and "History Is Your Own Heartbeat."
His most recent book, "Songlines in Michaeltree: New and Collected
Poems," was published by the UI Press in 2000.
His appearance on campus is part of the Poetry Series, sponsored by
the UI Press and Illini Union Bookstore.
Web developers, editors and programmers
forum is April 26
The third annual Webmaster Forum will be April 26 in the Illini Union
Ballrooms A and B. The keynote address by Bonnie Nardi, an anthropologist
at Agilent Technologies, begins at 9:15 a.m. and will focus on how people
and organizations integrate information technology with their organizational
practices, values and commitments.
The event will feature six breakout sessions with two each designed
for editors, designers and programmers.
Three Cool Site Awards will be presented to developers of UI Web sites
that exemplify excellence in Web design. A free lunch is provided. For
more information and to register, go to www.webmasters.uiuc.edu/.
UI Employees Credit Union
The UI Employees Credit Union is offering free financial workshops for
UI employees (credit union members and non-members).
The workshops are Retirement (April 23); College funding (May 14); and
Long-term care (June 11).
All workshops begin at 7 p.m. at the credit union, 2201 S. First St.,
Champaign. Reservations are required. Call 278-7768 or e-mail email@example.com
to make a reservation.
house is April 20
Japan House will host an open house featuring Japanese arts and culture
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20. The event is free and open to the public.
A. Doyle Moore, UI professor emeritus of art and design, will be the
featured speaker. His talk, "A Primer for an American Tea Experience,"
will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
At 10:45 a.m., a ceremony will be held to commemorate the moving of
the Japan Illini Clubs founding plaque from the UI Quad to the
Japan House Gardens. The Alumni Association and the Institute of Labor
and Industrial Relations will participate in the ceremony.
Throughout the day, the tea ceremony will be conducted by the Japan
House Urasenke Tea Study Group and members of the Urasenke Chicago chapter.
Also, examples of ikebana (flower arranging) and calligraphy by UI art
and design students will be on display.
For more information, call Japan House at 244-9934.
Drop-off sites for WILLs Vintage Vinyl
records, CDs, equipment
WILL radio is seeking donations of used audio equipment and used records,
tapes and CDs in preparation for its Vintage Vinyl Used Record Sale. Items
may be donated April 29 through June 7. The sale, which benefits public
radio stations WILL-AM and WILL-FM, will be June 15.
To arrange for drop-off of used audio or stereo equipment, call 333-1070.
Records, audio and VHS tapes, and CDs may be dropped off in the following
- Bloomington-Normal: Schnucks,
1701 E. Empire, Bloomington; Jeffrey Alans, 701 Towanda Ave., Normal.
- Champaign: Busey Bank, 909 W.
Kirby Ave. and 907 W. Marketview; Old Main Book Shoppe,
116 N. Walnut St.; Prairie Gardens, 3000 W. Springfield Ave.; Record
Service, 621 E. Green St.; Lands End, 2009 N. Prospect; Schnucks,
109 N. Mattis.
- Danville: Gulicks Illiana
Medical Equipment, 912 N. Vermilion St.
- Decatur: Hickory Point Bank,
inside Hickory Point Mall.
- Mahomet: Busey Bank, 312 E.
- Monticello: Brown Bag Deli,
212 W. Washington.
- Rantoul: Busey Bank, 200 E.
- Savoy: Pages for All Ages, 1201
- Springfield: Jeffrey Alans,
1602 W. Wabash Ave.; Schnucks, 2801 Chatham Road or 1911 Sangamon
- St. Joseph: St. Joseph Apothecary,
218 E. Lincoln; Busey Bank, 104 N. Main.
- Tolono: Busey Bank, 128 Holden
- Urbana: ArtMart, Lincoln Square;
Busey Bank, 201 W. Main St. or 1717 S. Philo Road; Schnucks, 200 N.
to run June 10-14
Students in grades 6-8 can create a videotaped interpretation of a piece
of art at Viafest, a workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 10-14
at the Krannert Art Museum.
Participants will learn about art interpretation, video techniques and
story development. Working cooperatively, students will create videos
showcasing their interpretations. The final tapes will be screened at
the end of the workshop. To register, call Uni High at 333-2870 or e-mail
is a $25 registration fee.
Women in Engineering
summer camp Aug. 4-10
The Women in Engineering Program will host its fifth annual summer camp
for girls Aug. 4-10. This year Girls Adventures in Mathematics,
Engineering and Science (GAMES) will expand to two separate camps.
A GAMES Structures Camp for sixth- and seventh-grade girls will focus
on properties of materials and structures. Campers will learn principles
of physics, materials, civil engineering, aerodynamics and chemistry.
They will work in teams during the week to build prize-winning bridges
to withstand simulated forces of nature.
A GAMES Computer Science Camp for seventh- and eighth-grade girls will
explore modeling and spatial relations, robotics and Web design. The
girls will work in teams to build robots for competitions at the end
of the camp.
Space is limited. The registration fee is $575. Daughters of UI employees
and sisters of UI students receive a $75 discount. For more information,
Because of Campustown construction, all buses that serve Green Street
between Fourth and Wright streets have been rerouted. Bus service on
Sixth Street between Healey and Chalmers streets has been eliminated.
Traffic on Wright Street between Healey and Chalmers is now two-way.
For complete information, call 384-8188 or see www.cumtd.com.
In addition, the Web site now offers all MTD bus schedules in PDF format.
Schedules also can be downloaded to a Palm or Pocket PC.
Department of astronomy
to present public talk
Wallace L.W. Sargent, the Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy at the
California Institute of Technology, will present the fourth talk in
the department of astronomys Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lectureship.
"Large Optical Telescopes: The Next Generation" will be presented
at 4 p.m. April 24 in Foellinger Auditorium and is free and open to
Sargent will describe how the development of large optical telescopes
has driven understanding of the universe, and how the next generation
of even larger instruments will continue that tradition.
From 1997-2000, Sargent was the director of Palomar Observatory, home
of the 5-meter Hale Telescope the worlds largest when dedicated
in 1948. Sargent is a member of the steering committee for the California
Extremely Large Telescope a proposed instrument with a mirror
30 meters in diameter.
Each year, the Iben lectureship brings a noted astronomer to campus
to highlight some of the latest developments in astronomy. In addition
to giving a public lecture, the invited speaker also will give a technical
colloquium and meet informally with faculty members and students.
Free spring concert
choir to perform
Fred Lawrence and the UI German Choir will hold their annual Spring
Concert at 3 p.m. April 28 at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1101
S. Wright St., Champaign. The concert is free and open to the public
and is co-sponsored by
UIs Spurlock Museum.
State Universities Annuitants Association
meeting is April 21
The spring meeting of the UI Chapter of the State Universities Annuitants
Association will be April 21 at the Park Inn, 2408 N. Cunningham Ave.,
Urbana. A half-hour social gathering at 1:30 p.m. will begin the event;
speakers presentations and a short business meeting will follow.
The speakers will be Stephen Rugg, associate vice president for budget
and planning at the UI, and James Hacking, executive director of the
State Universities Retirement System. They will focus on the status
of the UI and the retirement system in light of the state of the economy.
All annuitants, retirees, spouses and surviving spouses are invited.
Current faculty and staff members who are eligible to retire also are
KAM, School of Art and Design
Open House is April 28
The School of Art and Design and Krannert Art Museum are holding the
38th Annual Open House from 3-5 p.m. April 28 in the Link Gallery at
Krannert Art Museum. The event will feature art from Saturday Art School
Museum-goers can view current exhibits. In addition, there also will
be puppet making with Puppeteer Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley and an ongoing
video presentation titled "How the Child Artists Influenced Modern
Artists." Traditional fiddle music will be performed by Brenda
Koeing and Drew Phillips; a rhythm band and java band will perform throughout
Staff Advisory Council
Staff Advisory Council is seeking nominations for one representative
from EEO 06 (Crafts/Trades) and one from EEO 07 (Service/Maintenance)
to serve a four-year term beginning July 1. Petitions may be picked
up in Room 141 Personnel Services beginning April 19. Visit www.pso.uiuc.edu/Sac
for council information.
April 26, 27
A Chinese studies symposium titled "Violence in/of Chinese History:
Records, Memory and Imagination" will be April 26 and 27 in the
Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Languages Building. The event is open
to the public.
Stephen West from the University of California-Berkeley will present
the pre-symposium lecture titled "Spectacle, Ritual, and Social
Relations: The Son of Heaven, Citizens and Created Space in Imperial
Garden in the Northern Song" at 3:30 p.m. April 26.
The symposium begins at 8:55 a.m. April 27 and features seven speakers
from across the nation. The final session concludes at 4:25 p.m.
The event is organized by the department of East Asian languages and
cultures and co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. For more information,
e-mail Zong-qi Cai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krannert Art Museum
runs April 26-Aug. 4
This countrys most comprehensive museum exhibition of early works
by Louise Bourgeois will open April 26 at the Krannert Art Museum. "Louise
Bourgeois: The Early Work," featuring art produced by Bourgeois during
the 1940s and 1950s, runs through Aug. 4.
The collection includes 25 sculptures, referred to as "Personages";
17 paintings, 30 early drawings; and a set of prints titled "He Disappeared
Into Complete Silence." Most of the works are drawn from the artists
personal collection and from private collections in the United States.
Some have never before been shown publicly.
Bourgeois, who is internationally regarded as one of the most important
20th century American artists, spent more than half her career in relative
obscurity. She produced her first mature, highly original works after
moving to New York City in the 1940s. She participated in group exhibitions
with such Abstract Expressionists as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell
and Jackson Pollock, and was associated with many avant-garde New York
artists, as well as exiled European Surrealists and Dadaists.
Bourgeois continues to produce new works, which are distinguished by their
psychological and symbolic references.
Events planned in association with the exhibition include:
- May 1, 5:30 p.m., KAM auditorium, "In the Realm of the Minds
Eye: The Spirit of Play and the Inner Life of Artists," a talk
by Kay Larson, an art critic who writes for the New York Times and
New York magazine.
- May 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., "Louise Bourgeois Colloquium,"
East Gallery, planned in conjunction with the UI Womens Studies
Programs "Women and Creativity" series.
- May 8, 5:30 p.m., "Material, Obsession, Memory: The Work of
Louise Bourgeois," KAM auditorium, a talk by museum director