22, No. 11, Dec. 6, 2002
of Business and Financial Services
Business workshops announced
The Office of Business and Financial Services is offering free spring
workshops on university policies and 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. Workshop locations will vary.
Class descriptions and the most current class workshops are on the OBFS
Web site. Reservations can be made online.
International students to share experiences
Ally meeting to be Dec.
The Ally Network will hold a meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in
Room 405 of the Illini Union. Lesbian, gay and bisexual international
students from the Urbana campus will share their experiences.
For more information, contact Jane Reid at the Counseling Center, 333-3701.
‘The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’
Faculty Retreat is Jan.
The ninth annual Faculty Retreat on Active Learning will take place
Jan. 27 at the Levis Faculty Center. The focus of the retreat will be
"The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning."
"Viewing teaching as scholarly work is essential," said keynote
speaker Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. "Teachers so often have to carry out their
work in isolation from their colleagues. The result is that those who
engage in innovative acts of teaching do not have many opportunities
to build upon the work of others … we seek to render teaching
public, subject to critical evaluation, and usable by others in the
The retreat will bring faculty members together to learn about and discuss
best practices in teaching at the college level. Following the keynote
there will be concurrent sessions featuring Carnegie Scholars presenting
their successful Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects. These
scholars are outstanding faculty members from across the country who
are committed to investigating and documenting significant issues in
the teaching and learning in their fields. They will team with Illinois
faculty members to explore how these projects can have an impact on
teaching in many disciplines.
The retreat will begin with a welcome by Provost Richard Herman, who
will present the 2002-03 Distinguished Teacher/Scholars: Steven Helle,
professor of journalism, and Arlette Willis, professor of curriculum
members can register at www.conted.uiuc.edu/facultyretreat/
or by calling 333-2880.
Faculty/Staff Assistance Program
FSAP offices to move
The offices of the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program will move to a new
location Dec. 12. The new offices at 1011 W. University Ave. are on
the northeast edge of campus at the corner of Harvey Street and University
FSAP is designed to provide personal, professional, confidential assistance
to all UI employees and members of their households who are experiencing
problems that interfere with their ability to work or their well-being.
The program seeks to help clarify issues, identify resources and offers
follow-up assistance as needed.
Office hours will continue to be weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
phone number remains 244-5312; the fax number is 244-8961. Free parking
will be provided next to the building in lot B-8. The program’s
new mail code is MC-255.
For more information, call the FSAP offices or go to www.admin.uiuc.edu/fsap.
Passes on sale for Ebert
Festival passes now are on sale for the fifth annual Roger Ebert Overlooked
Film Festival, to be held April 23-27 at Champaign’s Virginia
Theater and on the UI campus.
Passes, which cover all screenings during the five-day event, are $60.
They can be purchased through the theater box office (phone: 356-9063;
fax: 356-5729) or through the festival Web
site. Tickets for individual films will be $7 each when they become
available closer to the event.
Ebert, a 1964 Illinois journalism graduate, adjunct professor and Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist, will again host the event and select the films
that he believes have been overlooked by audiences, critics and distributors.
The lineup of films, along with additional information on film-associated
guests and other festival events, should be available after Feb. 1.
Updates on the festival, a special event of Illinois’ College
of Communications, will be posted on the festival Web site.
About 20,000 admissions were recorded for the 14 featured films, associated
panels and other events at the 2002 festival, most of which was held
at the Virginia Theater, a 1920s-era Champaign movie palace.
Sponsors and volunteers for the festival are still being sought. Those
interested should contact Mary Susan
Britt, the festival’s assistant director (244-0552). Those
seeking additional information and updates on films, guests and festival
events should contact either Britt or festival director Nate
Kohn at (706) 542-4972..
Chicago’s I space gallery
FAA faculty members’
Painting, printmaking and architectural drawings and models are featured
in three new exhibitions on view through Dec. 21 at I space, the Chicago
gallery of the UI’s Urbana campus.
"I space: 1992-2002" features works by four faculty members
– past and present – in Illinois’ College of Fine
and Applied Arts, and was organized as a continuation of the gallery’s
10th anniversary-year celebration. The exhibition includes architecture
professor Jeff Poss’ sketches, digital images and models of proposed
war memorials for the university and the state of Illinois, and two
large-scale paintings by retired art and design professor Jerry Savage.
The show also features six new monoprints on wallpaper by art and design
professor Dan Socha, and 20 architectural drawings representing travel
sketches from Europe by Hub White, a retired professor of architecture
who now lives and teaches in Ann Arbor, Mich.
"Race at the Subdivide: Todd Allison" consists of 12 oil and
alkyd paintings on panels by the Texas-based artist, who received his
master of fine arts degree from Illinois in 1999. In creating the works
in this series, Allison began with images collected from satellite photography.
"Split Fractions: Macyn Bolt" features recent oil paintings
by the New York artist, who received his master of fine arts degree
from Syracuse University. Bolt has exhibited his work extensively in
New York, as well as nationally.
The gallery, located at 230 S. Superior St., Chicago, is open from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Updated 2002-03 data
Campus Profile available
The 2002-03 version of the online Campus Profile is now available at
The profile contains 10 years of data for all academic and administrative
departments and offices, with totals at the campus, college and school
levels. Customized reports and downloadable spreadsheets can be created
by selecting the units and data items needed from simple drop-down menus.
For more information or to submit comments, contact Carol
Livingstone in the Division of Management Information, 333-3551.
Planning for your financial future
Credit union offers workshops
The UI Employees Credit Union is offering more free financial services
workshops to UI employees (credit-union members and non-members): Jan.
21, Mutual Funds; and Feb. 4, Long-term Care.
Workshops begin at 7 p.m. and will be at the Credit Union, 2201 S. First
St., Champaign. Reservations are required. Call 278-7768 or e-mail email@example.com.
Second Sunday concert
Irish pianist, UI’s
Hobson to perform
Irish pianist John O’Conor, right, joins UI pianist Ian Hobson
for a dual piano performance at the Dec. 8 WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert.
The public is invited to the 2 p.m. free concert in the West Gallery
of the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The concert will be
broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana) with WILL-FM
music host Roger Cooper.
O’Conor, who also will perform with Sinfonia da Camera Dec. 6,
has earned a reputation as a masterful interpreter of the Classic and
early Romantic piano repertoires.
Hobson, a Center for Advanced Study professor of music and holder of
a Swanlund Endowed Chair, has achieved considerable success in international
piano competitions. He performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras
in Europe, Israel and the United States.
On the program are Mozart’s Sonata in D major for Two Pianos;
Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17; Witold Lutoslawski’s
"Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos"; and Darius
'Epigraph of a Condemned Book'
Local exhibitions complement
Pianist Sarah Rothenberg will present "Epigraph for a Condemned
Book" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Tryon Festival Theater. Through
readings of texts by Charles Baudelaire, video presentation of images
by Delacroix and early masters of French photography, and specialized
lighting design, Rothenberg and her collaborators dramatically contextualize
the music of Chopin in this unusual piano recital.
To complement the performance, Krannert Art Museum and the UI Rare Book
and Special Collections Library are mounting exhibits highlighting the
artistic interests of Baudelaire and the many books and manuscripts
that have been censored throughout history.
"Charles Baudelaire: A Poet and His Painters" will be on display
in the Light Court Gallery at Krannert Art Museum through Jan. 26. It
includes paintings and prints from its permanent collection that highlight
the work and artistic interests of Baudelaire. The exhibit is curated
by David O’Brian, professor of art history, and Proust librarian
"Epigraph for Condemned Books Around the World: From the Rare Book
and Special Collections Library" is on display in Room 346 of the
UI Library through Feb. 1. The library’s exhibit offers a copy
of Baudelaire’s banned poetry along with historical background
on his painful experiences with the French authorities who banned his
book. The exhibit also provides background on UI’s tradition of
collecting banned books and writings on censorship.