22, No. 18, April 17, 2003
Pay dates will change for
academics paid monthly
A new pay schedule for academic salaried employees who are paid monthly
will be implemented this fall on all three UI campuses. The change will
not affect paychecks for employees who are paid
Under the new BANNER integrated system, which will coordinate universitywide
student records, human resources and payroll, academic salaried employees
will be paid monthly on the 16th. They are now paid on the 21st on the
Urbana campus and on the first at Chicago.
As the system is phased in on the Urbana campus, employees with a 12-month
contract will receive a full month’s pay Aug. 21 and then a partial
month on Sept. 16 (representing a one-time shortened pay period), and
then a full month’s salary again on
More information on the changes and on how each employee group may be
affected will be available during the next few months at www.provost.uiuc.edu/provost/announce/paydates.html.
The campus is exploring a loan program to assist employees with cash
flow issues in the transition period.
'Larger Than Life'
on women in cinema
An exhibition titled "Larger Than Life: Mythic Women in American
Cinema," will be on display at Krannert Art Museum April 18 through
The exhibition, a collection of the brightly colored poster images of
yesteryear’s movie queens, depicts the numerous and often contradictory
images created by women in American films.
The exhibition coincides with Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival,
which runs April 23-27 in Champaign.
The more than 60-plus full-color posters, lobby cards, glass slides
and movie theater ephemera are on loan from UI alumnus Stephen W. Blakely.
of China featured
A photography exhibition by UI professor of architecture James Warfield
will be on display in the Architecture Gallery in Temple Hoyne Buell
Hall from April 27 through May 12. "Inalterable Dreams: The People
and Architecture of China’s Folk Environments" documents
Warfield’s research interests and celebrates the 15th anniversary
of the Tongji University/UI Summer Program in Architecture, Landscape
Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning.
After being displayed at UI, "Inalterable Dreams" will return
to China, where it will be on display at Tongji University.
Nominations sought for SAC
The Staff Advisory Council is seeking nominations for one representative
from the EEO group 04 (clerical/secretarial) and one representative
from the EEO group 07 (service/maintenance) to serve a four-year term
beginning July 1.
The council acts in an advisory role and meets regularly with the assistant
vice president for human resources.
Candidates may pick up petitions in Room 141 Personnel Services Building,
and must return the petitions by April 25. Ballots will be mailed to
eligible staff members by May 9 and winners will be announced by May
For more information, contact Corbin Smith at 333-4395 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the council’s Web page at www.pso.uiuc.edu/Sac.
State Universities Annuitants Association
Cantor to be featured speaker
The spring meeting of the Urbana Chapter of the State Universities Annuitants
Association will begin at 1:30 p.m. April 27 at the Park Inn, 2408 N.
Cunningham Ave., Urbana.
UI Chancellor Nancy Cantor will speak about "Re-Imagining the University:
The Cross-Campus Initiatives."
There will be a half-hour gathering at 1:30 p.m. followed by Cantor’s
talk and a short business meeting.
All annuitants, retirees, spouses and surviving spouses are invited.
Current faculty and staff members who are eligible to retire are also
welcome to attend.
Author and sculptors collaborate
Roger Blakley, sculptor and professor emeritus of art and design, is
teaming up with sculptor Cecelia Allen and author Beth Finke, a UI academic
hourly, for an exhibition called "Still Looking."
The exhibition combines Blakley and Allen’s cast-bronze abstract
sculpture with Finke’s book, "Long Time, No See," a
memoir about losing her sight and raising a son born with multiple disabilities.
A reception will take place 6 to 9 p.m. April 18 at Boneyard Pottery,
403 S. Water St., Champaign. Finke will read from a Braille version
of her book at 7:30. The exhibition runs through May 9 at Boneyard Pottery.
Fiscal year 2003-2004
Campus Holidays Announced
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Human Resources
has announced the holidays for fiscal year 2003-2004 for the Urbana-Champaign
July 4: Independence Day
Sept. 1: Labor Day
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 28: Day after Thanksgiving (designated holiday)
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve (afternoon only/gift day)
Dec. 25: Christmas Day
Dec. 26: Day after Christmas (designated holiday)
Jan. 1: New Year’s Day
Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 31: Memorial Day
In addition, employees will have two floating holidays that can be taken
anytime during the fiscal year. Scheduling of these holidays is subject
to departmental approval.
Because many university activities must continue throughout the holiday
period, some employees may be required to work on days designated as
holidays as well as the prescribed work days in order to provide necessary
services as determined by their supervisors.
Peace and Social Justice Lecture
Speaker to address global
The School of Social Work will present the 12th annual Daniel S. Sanders
Peace and Social Justice Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 22 on the third
floor of the Levis Faculty Center.
The featured speaker, Robert Jay Lifton, will talk on "Destroying
the World to Save It: Apocalyptic Violence and the New Global Terrorism."
Lifton is professor of psychiatry and of psychology at the Graduate
Center and the director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival
at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New
Fund helps faculty/staff members
Donations sought for fund
The UI Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund is seeking donations. The program
assists UI employees on the Urbana-Champaign campus and their families
during times of financial crisis. It is funded fully by donations from
faculty and staff members.
Donations by cash and checks are welcome. Checks should be made payable
to UIF/UIUC Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund and mailed to the UI Foundation,
400 Harker Hall, MC-386.
For additional information, contact Donna Jessee at 244-3618.
If you or someone you know might be eligible for assistance from the
fund, call 244-5312 or write to Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, 1011
West University Ave., MC-255.
Taft Lectureship on Art
Richard Braunstein, an award-winning designer, author and educator,
will give a free public lecture titled "Sustainable Design: Fad,
Fashion or for Real?" at 2 p.m. April 21 in Room 9, Art and Design
Braunstein is president and founder of Designrespons, an Atlanta-based
firm specializing in environmentally responsible design. Braunstein
also is an adjunct professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, where
he developed and teaches a course on sustainable design, and design
director for Venture Healthcare, Atlanta.
The talk is sponsored by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund in
the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
The fifth Annual Disability Awareness Week will take place April 21-27
on the UI campus.
Scheduled events include panel discussions and lectures, wheelchair
basketball exhibition, free bowling, ice sports clinic, book signing
by local author Beth Finke, visits to local elementary schools, a movie
night and more.
Also throughout the week, Delta Sigma Omicron will be accepting wheelchair
donations for the Wheels for the World Wheelchair Drive. Wheels for
the World refurbishes used wheelchairs and issues them to children and
persons with disabilities in Third World countries. Wheelchairs can
be dropped off at the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services
during regular business hours.
For information on events scheduled during the week, contact Delta Sigma
Omicron, 333-4607 or email@example.com.
The events are sponsored by the Division of Rehabilitation-Education
Services, Division of Campus Recreation, Dean of Students Office, McKinley
Health Center and Delta Sigma Omicron.