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Faculty Retreat to be Jan.
"The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" will be the focus
of the ninth annual Faculty Retreat on Active Learning. The event will
take place Jan. 27 at the Levis Faculty Center.
The retreat will bring faculty members together to learn about and discuss
best practices in teaching at the college level. Following keynote speaker
Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching, there will be concurrent sessions featuring Carnegie Scholars
presenting their successful Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects.
These scholars will team with Illinois faculty members to explore how
these projects can have an impact on teaching in many disciplines.
Faculty members should call 333-2880 to register.
Applications now being accepted
University Primary School, an early childhood gifted education program
that serves preschool, kindergarten and first-grade children, will be
accepting applications through March 21 for the 2003-2004 academic year.
An informational meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in Room
26 of the Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign.
Child care will be provided.
For more information, contact Nancy B. Hertzog, director, at 333-3996,
or pick up an information packet in Room 98 of the Children’s
Recruiting employees through the Internet
Additional E-Recruiting workshop
The University Office of Human Resources is offering additional sessions
of the popular "Get Hooked On E-Recruiting!" workshop. The
free half-day workshop covers the fundamentals of employment recruiting
by means of the Internet. It is designed to help departments integrate
e-recruiting into their general employment recruiting strategies. Participants
receive an e-recruiting guide and job aids for reference after the course.
The Urbana workshop is scheduled for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Room
210 Tech Plaza. Seating is limited. Register at https://hrnet.uihr.uillinois.edu/dart-cf/sessions/
or call 333-2590.
Women, ages 60 to 80
Participants needed for health
Black or white women, 60 to 80 years old, are needed to participate
in UI research that examines how activity levels, balance and gait impact
the overall health of older black and white women in the community.
Participants in the study will be paid for completing questionnaires
and performing physical assessments of gait and balance. Transportation
can be provided.
For more information, contact April Bell, 265-9848 or AGEstudy@kines.uiuc.edu.
Research methodology featured
Free seminars on survey research
The Survey Research Laboratory (SRL) is conducting a series of seminars
on survey research methodology from noon to 1:20 p.m. Wednesdays beginning
Feb. 5 in Room 106 Lincoln Hall. Seminars are free to UI faculty and
staff members and students. Advance registration is required.
More information is available at www.srl.uic.edu.
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 333-4273. Include name, e-mail address, department and if you
are a faculty or staff member or a student. Space is limited.
The seminars: Feb. 5, Introduction to Survey Design; Feb. 12, Questionnaire
Design; Feb. 19, Mail Survey Methods; Feb. 26, Survey Sampling; March
5, Web Surveys; March 12, Survey Interviewing; March 19, Survey Data
WILL-TV: ‘Beyond Burden’
Rewards of caregiving featured
A new WILL-TV local production, "Beyond Burden: Caregiving as a
Basic Human Need," will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Jan. 30.
People not only need to get care, they have a need to give care as well,
said Kimberlie Kranich, outreach coordinator at WILL and producer of
the program that introduces viewers to people and organizations who
have taken extraordinary action around caregiving.
Hosted by Amy Gajda of the UI College of Law, "Beyond Burden"
will include taped profiles of caregivers and their recipients, and
a live in-studio discussion about caregiving. Viewer phone calls will
Fest dates announced
Two upcoming events will provide information about campus recreation
services as well as personal health and wellness.
"Rec Expo," scheduled for Jan. 29 at IMPE, will provide information
on facilities and services offered by the Division of Campus Recreation.
Information tables will be staffed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6
p.m. with refreshments provided. This event is free for UI students
and faculty and staff members with I-cards. For more information, call
"Health Fest 2003: Focus on You" will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Feb. 4 at IMPE. Participants will have access to health and wellness
professionals from both campus and the community. More than 60 vendors
will offer free assessments, screenings, information, demonstrations,
raffle prizes and more. This event is free and open to the public. For
more information call 333-3510.
Information on these events and other campus rec activities also is
available a www.campusrec.uiuc.edu.
Division of Campus Parking
Free parking offered with
The Division of Campus Parking is offering five hours of free parking
with the purchase of a Cashkey, a programmable key that provides a cashless
way to use campus parking meters.
CashKeys may be purchased at Campus Parking, second floor of the Public
Safety Building. More information is available at Campus Parking, by
calling 333-3530 or online at www.parking.uiuc.edu.
Non-credit course offered
English for non-students
Any adult in the community who has limited English proficiency and is
not a UI student may enroll in a noncredit English course offered by
the Division of English as an International Language.
The 10-week course begins Feb. 24, meeting from 1 to 2:50 p.m Monday
through Thursday of each week. There is a $50 charge for the course.
Enrollment is limited, and those who appear most likely to benefit from
the course will be given priority. Individuals interested in taking
the placement test from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 or 11, can sign up in 3070
Foreign Languages Building or by calling 333-1506.
Krannert Art Museum
Three new exhibitions open
Three new exhibitions will open on a staggered schedule throughout January
at the UI Krannert Art Museum. All three will be on view through April
Already open is "The Idea of Landscape in the Western Tradition:
Works From the Permanent Collection." Curated by Illinois art history
professor Rachael DeLue, the exhibition features paintings, photographs,
works on paper and glassware, and explores the diverse ways in which
European and American artists have interpreted and represented the idea
of landscape during the past 300 years.
Opening on Jan. 24 is "The Beginning of Seeing: Tribal Art and
the Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb." The exhibition brings together
Gottlieb’s personal collection of non-Western art and his pictographs.
An opening reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled from
6-8 p.m. on Jan. 24.
An exhibition walk-through and discussion with museum director Josef
Helfenstein will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 30.
The third exhibition opens Jan. 31. "Creativity in Print: Artistic
Interactions Through the Work of Edward Weston" is curated by Jordana
Mendelson’s art history students. The exhibition is part of the
"Featured Works" series that highlights works from the museum’s
permanent collection. The show explores the relationships between Weston
and many of his photographic subjects; among them, Ansel Adams, Anita
Brenner, Jean Charlot, and Igor Stravinsky.
For information about events corresponding with the exhibitions, go
School of Art and Design
Art courses for adults, children
The School of Art and Design has announced its spring Studio Spectrum
courses and Saturday art classes for children.
Adults interested in watercolor or ceramics can register for one of
two Studio Spectrum classes being offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday
evenings beginning Feb. 4. Both courses are designed for beginners or
those with intermediate skills. Registration is $135.
A spring art class for children will be offered Saturday mornings –
8:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to noon – beginning Feb. 1. The
12th and final session will be an exhibition of work by students. Classes
will be organized for children in preschool/kindergarten (minimum age
4 1/2) through 12th grade. Registration is $75.
For more information, contact Carole Smith at 333-1652 or by e-mail
Low-cost noncredit classes offered by YMCA
Register now for Communiversity
Registration is under way for the University YMCA’s spring noncredit
Communiversity Classes. Courses offered include ballroom dance, yoga,
martial arts, photography, massage and more. For a catalog, stop by
the University YMCA on Wright Street, your local library or browse online
Most classes begin the week of Feb. 3. For more information, call 337-1500.
Human Resource Development
‘The Source’ catalog
Secretaries, assistants and clerks will be honored April 23 at the 2003
Administrative Professionals Day Breakfast at the Chancellor Convention
Center. Tracy Knofla, co-owner and featured presenter for "High
Impact Training," will speak on "Thriving in Chaos."
The program is 8 to 10 a.m.
This and other professional development workshops are included in HRD’s
spring catalog, "The Source."
Go to www.hrd.uiuc.edu for workshop
details and register online. Call 333-8342 or e-mail email@example.com
with questions or to get a catalog.
RFPs due for
The Brown Jubilee Commemoration Committee is planning the campus commemoration
of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in
Brown v. Board of Education and is requesting proposals for scholarly
and creative projects related to that decision.
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 will be made available on a competitive
basis to fund research projects, lecture or seminar series, creative
arts exhibits, works or performances, workshops, panel discussions,
or other scholarly/creative works.
More information on the RFP or on the work of the committee is available
from Rose Ann Miron at firstname.lastname@example.org. The RFP may be downloaded from
the committee’s Web site, www.admin.uiuc.edu/brown_jubilee.
Proposals are due 5 p.m. Feb. 14. Decisions on the proposals will be
announced by March 15.
‘Violence in Same Sex Relationships’
Ally Network to host meeting
The Ally Network will hold a meeting Feb. 7 to discuss "Violence
in Same Sex Relationships." The 90-minute meeting will begin at
noon in Room 209 Illini Union. For more information, contact Jane Reid
at the Counseling Center, 333-3701, or Pat Morey at the Office of Women’s
Programs, 333-3137. Refreshments will be served.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Arts survey results released
The arts impact the economy of Champaign County in a big way, according
to results of a survey commissioned by the Krannert Center for the Performing
Purchases made by artists and arts organizations – which then
filter through the local economy – create direct and indirect
effects valued at $33.7 million, according to the "Working Together"
survey conducted by the Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation. The value
is even higher, according to the foundation, when commercial arts venues,
individual artists and audience spending associated with arts attendance
respondents included 123 local artists and 44 arts organizations.
"Improving the quality of life is perceived as the single most
important contribution that the arts provide to people in Champaign
County," said Julia Fabris, IAAF’s deputy director and "Working
Together" program director.
Among the survey’s other findings:
Nearly 1,700 people volunteer for the arts organizations surveyed.
More than half of the organizations made improvements to their property,
with a total value of more than $2.3 million.
Arts groups spent more than $1.5 million for basic services from local
Forty-three percent of responding artists have sought support from
local businesses; most report almost always receiving a positive response.
Seventy-three percent of arts organizations and 54 percent of individual
artists supplement educational programming in the schools and offer
classes or workshops as part of their primary mission.
Nearly 70 percent of respondents contribute to civic and community
organizations and support annual community events.
survey summary and a more detailed report is available from Tammey Kikta,
333-6282, or email@example.com.
for financial planning
Credit union offers workshops
During February, the UI Employees Credit Union has two free financial
services workshops for UI employees (credit-union members and non-members):
Feb. 4, "Long-term Care"; Feb. 19, "Retire with Confidence."
Workshops begin at 7 p.m. at the Credit Union, 2201 S. First St., Champaign.
Reservations are required. Call 278-7768 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
honoring Martin Luther King Jr. continue this week
Two movies and an all-day symposium on diversity and racism in the classroom
will close out the campus’s observances honoring the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. during the MLK Commemorative Symposium.
"Lakota Woman," a 1994 film focusing on the story of Mary
Crow Dog of South Dakota who helps the Lakota people in their battle
with the U.S. government, will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. The movie,
part of the MLK Film Festival, will be shown in Room 112 of Gregory
Hall. It is free and open to the public. A discussion will take place
The film festival concludes Jan. 24 with a panel discussion from 2 to
5 p.m. in Room 62 of the Krannert Art Museum. Kal Alston, a professor
of women’s studies, will serve as moderator; the topic is "Screening
Sociologist James W. Loewen will be the keynote speaker at the Jan.
25 workshop on racism and diversity in the classroom. Vernon Burton,
UI professor of history, organized the training session, which will
be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Levis Faculty Center. Loewen is the author
of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook
Got Wrong" and "Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites
Got Wrong." Loewen says that from the second through 12th grades,
students in social studies and history classes are taught in such a
way that they become ethnocentric and even racist. He will talk about
ways those classes can be taught so that they’re anti-racist.
Other speakers at the training session include Robert Corrada of the
University of Denver, who will discuss legal education at Howard University
Law School from the 1930s through the 1950s and its implication for
teaching and learning about race today; Mary Romero of Arizona State
University, who will analyze trends in Latino/a studies emphasizing
racism and diversity; and Kelley Wells, Evergreen Valley College, who
will talk about teaching diversity as an element of critical thinking.
To register call 333-2880. More information is available at www.conted.uiuc.edu/diversity.
For more information about the weeklong symposium, visit www.admin.uiuc.edu/mlk/calendar/calendar.html.
Enroll in February
for supplemental disability coverage
During February, benefit-eligible employees may enroll in the voluntary
supplemental long-term disability plan with guaranteed acceptance. This
plan supplements the SURS disability benefits.
The SURS disability benefit does not begin unless the employee has at
least two years of service credit if the disability is due to an illness.
The monthly benefit under SURS is 50 percent of base salary, and payment
continues until an amount equal to 50 percent of earnings while in the
system has been paid. The supplemental plan provides an additional benefit
amount up to 66 2/3 percent of covered monthly earnings, and is payable
until age 65 or normal retirement age. For more information visit www.uihr.uillinois.edu/panda-cf/benefits/index.cfm?Item_ID=106.
If an employee did not select this coverage when first hired, the open
enrollment period is the only other time enrollment is guaranteed. Enrollment
at other times is subject to proof of good health. Payroll deductions
begin in March and coverage will be effective March 1, 2003.
A representative from Prudential Insurance Company of America will be
conducting enrollment meetings on at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m Feb. 5 in Room
404, Illini Union. For more information, contact the Benefits Center,