22, No 20, May 22, 2003
Temporary passes first come, first served
Summer parking upgrades available
The Division of Campus Parking
and Transportation is offering summer temporary upgrades. For $75,
on a first come, first served basis, limited spaces within the following
lots will be available through Aug. 22: B1, B22, C8, C10-C, D5, E2,
E12, E15 and F 29.
from National Archives and Records Administration
'Gold Star Mothers' also features the story of Fred
Ziegler and his mother, Louise, of Durand, Ill. Pictured:
Grace Ziegler, Fred's mother (left) and Louise Ziegler,
Fred's sister, at his grave.
'Gold Star Mothers' to air
on Memorial Day
A new WILL-TV documentary, "Gold
Star Mothers: Pilgrimage of Remembrance," will be broadcast
at 7 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 26.
Produced by Alison Davis Wood, the one-hour program tells the story
of 6,000 mothers and wives who took pilgrimages to the European grave
sites of loved ones lost in World War I.
The program intertwines the history of the pilgrimages and war with
the social and political history of motherhood, looking at how the U.S.
government used propaganda to convince mothers to support the war, how
mothers wielded political power to get approval for the trips, and how
the segregation of the African-American women on the pilgrimages contributed
to the abandonment of the Republican Party by many black voters.
School of Art and Design
Summer art school offered
The UI's School of Art and Design offers art classes for students ages
4 1/2 through high school and for adults through its Summer Art Enrichment
Classes will meet for two weeks, Monday through Thursday. Students in
preschool through sixth grade may choose from two sessions: 9 to 11:30
a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students in junior high and high school
and adults will meet for two weeks Monday through Thursday, from 9 to
The registration fee is $65. For more information, contact Carole
Smith at 333-1652.
WILL Vintage Vinyl Sale
Working stereo equipment,
records and CDs sought
WILL radio is seeking donations of working stereo equipment as well
as used records, tapes and CDs in preparation for its Vintage
Vinyl Used Record Sale.
Items may be donated through June 20.
The sale, which benefits public radio stations WILL-AM and WILL-FM,
will take place on June 28 at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana.
To arrange for drop-off of used stereo equipment, call 333-1070. Records,
audio and VHS tapes, and CDs may be dropped off at the following locations:
Bloomington-Normal: Schnuck's, 1701 E.
Champaign: Busey Bank, 909 W. Kirby Ave.
and 907 W. Marketview; Old Main Book Shoppe, 116 N. Walnut St.; Record
Service, 621 E. Green St.; Schnuck’s, 109 N. Mattis.
Danville: Gulick's Illiana Medical Equipment,
912 N. Vermilion St.
Decatur: Hickory Point Bank, inside Hickory
Mahomet: Busey Bank, 312 E. Main.
Bag Deli, 212 W. Washington.
Busey Bank, 200 E. Sangamon Ave.
Pages for All Ages, 1201 Savoy Plaza.
Schnuck's, 2801 Chatham Road and 1911 Sangamon Ave.
St. Joseph Apothecary, 218 E. Lincoln; Busey Bank, 104 N. Main.
Tolono: Busey Bank, 128 Holden St.
ArtMart, Lincoln Square; Busey Bank, 201 W. Main St. and 1717 S. Philo
Road; Schnuck's, 200 N. Vine St.
Surface Analysis 2003
Applied Surface Analysis featured
The Center for Microanalysis of Materials at the Frederick Seitz Materials
Research Laboratory will host Surface Analysis 2003, the 25th Annual
Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis. This is the premier annual international
symposium of the Applied Surface Science Division of the American Vacuum
Society. The conference will provide a forum for scientists of all disciplines
to discuss the application of surface analysis techniques to fields
ranging from nanotechnology to biomaterials. An exciting selection of
world-renowned invited speakers will describe the most recent advances
in these areas. Among the speakers will be four AVS Distinguished Lecturers:
Joseph E. Greene, Paul H. Holloway, Theodore E. Madey and John H. Weaver.
Representatives from more than 25 surface, thin film and vacuum equipment
manufacturers also will exhibit at the symposium. The vendors' exhibit
will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. June 4 and 5 in the Materials Research
Laboratory. The exhibit is open to the public.
Clifford, Cleo and African rhythms featured
WILL-TV's 'Share A Story Day'
is May 31
WILL and its community partners are encouraging families to get ready
for summer reading with WILL-TV's
"Share A Story Day" from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 31, at Market
Place Mall in Champaign.
The free, family event features Cleo the Lion from "Between the
Lions," Clifford the Big Red Dog, clowns, face painting and a stage
show with African rhythms and songs by Mama Amira and her daughter,
In addition, children can sign up for the summer reading programs at
the Champaign and Urbana public libraries, and families can sign up
for library cards. Families are encouraged to bring a new children's
book to donate to participating Champaign and Urbana school libraries.
Visit the WILL
Web site or call 333-1070 for more detailed information about scheduled
activities and times, book donations and summer reading programs.
"Share A Story" resources
for parents and child-care providers are available online.
I space gallery
New exhibitions announced
Paintings, pop-up books and installation work are among the art forms
featured in three new exhibitions on view through June 7 at
I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ukrainian culture and history
'Conference on Ukrainian Subjects'
to be June 16-21
Members of Ukraine's intelligentsia will be living – and working
– in Central Illinois next month.
They plan to tackle a wide range of topics in a program dealing with
Ukrainian culture and history: from new developments in Ukrainian linguistics
and literature to an assessment of the Chernobyl disaster.
Thirty-six distinguished Ukrainian scholars – including seven
university rectors, or presidents, and two members of parliament –
will speak to some 120 conferees from six nations during the 22nd
annual Conference on Ukrainian Subjects, hosted by the UI, June
16-21. All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held
in the Illini Union.
'Brains in Action' featured
UI faculty members and students of the UI neuroscience program want
children and their families to join them to learn about "Brains
in Action" from 1 to 5 p.m., May 24, at the Orpheum Children's
Science Museum, 356 N. Neil St., Champaign.
Admission to the entire museum will be free all day.
An afternoon full of fun activities, featuring a variety of exhibits,
hands-on displays and a children's art contest, will await young visitors
to the museum, said Donna Korol, a professor of psychology and faculty
member in the neuroscience program.
"Brains in Action" is a community outreach effort of the university's
neuroscience program and an offshoot of national Brain Awareness Week,
which was held in March this year.
Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system. At Illinois,
the multi-departmental neuroscience program focuses on all aspects of
brain research, providing graduate-level training for both teaching
Krannert Art Museum
Local artists featured in
Krannert Art Museum opens its summer exhibition May 31. "Here and
Now: Art from Greater C-U," an invitational exhibition, features
recent work by more than 40 artists living in and around Champaign-Urbana.
Josef Helfenstein, director of Krannert Art Museum and exhibition curator
worked with guest curator Dori Johnson, Springer Cultural Center Coordinator
for the Champaign Park District, to select and invite local artists
to exhibit their works. For many of the artists, this will be the first
time their work has been exhibited in a curated museum show.
museum has never had an exhibition that presents an overview of the
contemporary visual arts in this community. Ranging from painting, sculpture
and drawing to installation and video, the breadth and diversity of
the work on exhibit is bound to amaze visitors.
The opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. May 31 and is open free and open
to the public with music provided by Lanterna. After 8 p.m. the celebration
will continue at Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St., Champaign. Music will
be provided by Chambana, and the event is sponsored by 40 North/88West
and Cowboy Monkey. Admission is free until 10 p.m.
See the Krannert
Art Museum Web site for additional events scheduled during the exhibition.
Krannert Art Museum is a unit of the College of Fine and Applied Arts
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The museum is located
at the corner of Sixth Street and Peabody Drive in Champaign, one block
east of Memorial Stadium. The museum is open to the public from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free. Suggested donation $3.
Summer children's programs
Spurlock Museum is now accepting registration for summer programs. Programs
cost $5 or $7 each and are open to students entering first through fourth
grades in fall 2003. Pre-registration is required for all programs.
Information and registration forms are available by calling Kim Sheahan,
244-3355, or stopping by the museum at 600 S. Gregory, Urbana.