23, No. 11, Dec. 4, 2003
music of World War II
Dan Perrino, left, retired associate dean of the College of Fine and
Applied Arts, will join forces with fellow musicians and military service
veterans from the Medicare 7, 8 or 9 jazz ensemble and vocalists Dena
Vermette and Ron Hedlund in a program titled “Remembering the
Music of World War II,” which will be broadcast on WILL-TV at
7 p.m. Dec. 7 during the station’s Winterfest pledge drive. Perrino,
a founding member of the ensemble, also served in the U.S. Army in the
Southwest Pacific during World War II and was part of a traveling band
that entertained the troops.The program will celebrate some of the more
than 9,000 songs published during the war era, including “Remember
Pearl Harbor,” “As Time Goes By” and “I’ll
Be Seeing You.”
Open house is Dec.
Primary School, an early childhood gifted education program that serves
preschool, kindergarten and first-grade children, will host an open
house Dec. 10 at the Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive,
Champaign. Visitors may view the preschool classroom from 8:30 a.m.
until noon and the combined kindergarten/first grade class from 8:30
a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Applications for the 2004-2005 academic year will
be available in January. For more information, contact the school’s
director, Nancy B. Hertzog, at 333-3996 or email@example.com.
Updated 2002-03 data
Campus Profile available online
The 2003-04 Campus Profile is now available online at www.dmi.uiuc.edu/cp.
Ten years of data for all departments, schools and colleges are available
to browse or download into Excel. Detailed information has been compiled
on budgets, staffing levels, expenditures, students and courses from
many sources to examine trends or to compare data between units.
In conjunction with the university’s move to Banner and a new
coding structure for organizations, the Campus Profile has been modified
to use the Banner organizational hierarchy instead of the college-department
coding structure. Summary pages of data are available for all Banner
hierarchy levels from department up: department, school, college, administrative
rollup and campus.
Departments with Web pages linking to units’ Campus Profiles will
need to update the link to reflect the new Banner organization code.
For more information or to submit comments, contact Carolyn Mullally,
associate director, the Division of Management Information, 333-3551.
Fiber artist featured Dec.
Fiber artist John Marshall will present the lecture “The Japanese
Kimono: History and Development Through the Ages” at 7 p.m. Dec.
6 in the Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by
the Spurlock Museum Guild, will be followed by a reception and sale
of Marshall’s fiber art. The event is free and open to the public.
Illini Union Faculty Staff Social Committee
Holiday Party to be Dec. 7
Santa, a puppeteer, a magician and a model train display will be featured
at the Children’s Holiday Party 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at
the Illini Union. Snacks and a craft area also will be provided. Tickets
are $2 for children and adults and are on sale at Illini Union Ticket
Central and the Assembly Hall ticket office. If tickets are still available,
they also may be purchased at the door Dec. 7. Present your university
I.D. when purchasing tickets. The party is limited to families of students,
faculty and staff members and retirees.
Amasong featured at Second
Amasong, the lesbian/feminist chorus, will present a program of lullabies,
dances and songs of introspection, thanksgiving and salvation at the
Dec. 14 WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert. The free concert begins at 2
p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion and will feature
an arrangement of the American spiritual “Motherless Child,”
R. Murray Schafer’s “Gamelan” and a piece by American
composer Amy Beach. The concert will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1
in Champaign-Urbana) with host Roger Cooper.
Founded in 1991, Amasong is dedicated to the pursuit of choral excellence
within an atmosphere that celebrates all forms of women’s devotion
Family Resiliency Program
Lecture examines holiday traditions
The Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program in the department of human
and community development will present a lecture “The Significance
of Holiday Traditions for Family Resiliency” by Evan Imber-Black.
Imber-Black is director of the Center for Families and Health, Ackerman
Institute for the Family, and a professor in the department of psychiatry
at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Internationally recognized
for studies in the field of family therapy, he also is the author of
several books, including “The Secret Life of Families,”
“Rituals for Our Times” and “Rituals in Families and
Family Therapy.” Imber-Black also will appear as a guest on WILL-AM’s
“Focus 580” at 11 a.m. Dec. 9. For more information, contact
Diane Marlin, coordinator, the Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program,
Panel discusses being gay
Undergraduate students from PRIDE and graduate students will present
a panel discussion of the personal experiences of lesbian and gay students
on campus at noon Dec. 5 in Room 404 Illini Union. Refreshments will
be served. For more information, contact Jane Reid (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 333-3704) or Anita Hund (email@example.com).
Expanded Child Development Laboratory
Researchers, instructors invited
The Child Development Laboratory will host an informational open house
for researchers and instructors at the Expanded Child Development Laboratory
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9. The recent expansion of the CDL program
to include children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years has presented
new opportunities for teaching and research activities involving enrolled
children, their families and staff members working with the program.
Researchers and instructors will be able to tour the new facility and
explore with staff members new and creative ways in which both labs
can facilitate and support teaching and research activities. For more
information, contact Brent McBride at 333-0971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program celebrates life in
More than two-dozen Champaign-Urbana residents picked up their camcorders
and fanned out across the twin cities on Oct. 11 to videotape the places,
people and events that make them proud to live in Champaign-Urbana.
The result is a one-hour program, “A Day in Our Hometown: Champaign-Urbana,”
to be broadcast at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The stories will include
segments on the Illini Marching Band, the Station Theater, Curtis Orchard,
Urbana’s dog park, local preservationist Dave Monk, and Ha Ho,
co-director of the East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center.
New Revels Players
The New Revels Players, a student theater group, will perform a lesser-known
version of “Hamlet,” with non-traditional casting, a modern
setting and novel interpretations. The version is the play’s first
Quarto (QI) edition, which was published in 1603 and is now sometimes
called the “Bad Quarto” of Hamlet. The production openly
confronts issues of gender and sexual violence. Performances will be
at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the McKinley Foundation’s
Westminster Hall, 809 S. Fifth St., Champaign. Tickets are $5 at the
door. For more information or reservations, contact Tara Lyons at email@example.com
or Annamarie MacLeod at 384-5462.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Dinner and intrigue on Dec. 8
The Krannert Center Student Association will host its first Murder Mystery
Dinner at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Studio Theater at Krannert Center for
the Performing Arts. A buffet dinner will accompany an improvisational
performance in which the audience will assist in solving a murder. Tickets
are available at the Krannert Center ticket office. Proceeds support
the outreach activities of the student association, which provides volunteer
assistance at Krannert Center.
Facilities and Services
Holiday tips to protect facilities
With the holiday season nearing, Facilities and Services is asking staff
members to assist in protecting university facilities against damage
from inclement weather. During past holiday seasons, high winds and
freezing conditions have damaged some facilities, rendering a few areas
unusable for extended periods of time.
Facilities and Services offers the following tips:
1. Close and lock all windows and doors, close blinds and curtains.
2. Turn off all unnecessary laboratory services, including gas, air,
vacuum and water.
3. Turn off fume hood fans that are not needed. Consider consolidating
chemical storage in fewer hoods.
4. Leave all radiator valves turned on to ensure adequate heating and
prevent freeze damage.
Facilities and Services personnel will check all areas Dec. 23 for obvious
problems like open windows but cannot alter operations of fume hoods
or lab services since they must presume use is intentional.
Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival
Passes now on sale for film festival
Festival passes now are on sale for the sixth annual Roger Ebert’s
Overlooked Film Festival to be April 21-25 at the Virginia Theater in
Champaign, and on the UI campus.
The passes, which cover all screenings during the five-day event, are
$75. They can be purchased through the theater box office (phone: 356-9063;
fax: 356-5729) or through TicketWeb by way of the festival Web site
for individual films will be $8 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.
In addition, sponsors
and volunteers for the festival are being sought. Those interested should
contact Mary Susan Britt, the festival’s assistant director, 244-0552
or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Discussion concludes one-year
The one-year, 16-project Silicon, Carbon, Culture Initiative (SCCI)
at the UI will formally conclude with a roundtable discussion on Dec.
The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m.
in the auditorium of the Beckman Institute. A reception will follow.
SCCI, a joint initiative of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
and the College of Fine and Applied Arts, is a three-semester exploration
of the interplay between the arts, humanities, sciences and technology
The roundtable discussion will feature some of the project participants,
who will discuss the work that has been done through the initiative
and the promise that work holds for the future.
Participants include Bertram Bruce, Graduate School of Library and Information
Science; Richard Burkhardt, history; Noshir Contractor, speech communication;
Guy Garnett, School of Music; Lillian Hoddeson, history; Sharon Irish,
School of Architecture; Stephen Levinson, electrical and computer engineering;
David O’Brien, art history; and Mike Ross, Krannert Center for
the Performing Arts.
For more information, contact SCCI project coordinator Christine Catanzarite
at 244-7913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.