24, No. 12, Dec. 16, 2004
schedules and services
Distinguished Staff Award
Staff award nominations sought
Nominations are now being accepted for the Chancellor’s Distinguished
Staff Award. The annual program recognizes up to eight staff members
for outstanding contributions, supportive attitudes and excellence in
overall work performance.
Nominations must be received by the CDSA program coordinator in the
Personnel Services Office by 5 p.m. on Dec. 22. Nominations for the
award can be made by any member of the campus community. Nomination
materials and a program description are available at the reception desk
of Personnel Services Office or can be downloaded.
Each recipient receives $2,000 and a plaque of appreciation from the
chancellor. Recipients’ names are engraved on a plaque in the
Personnel Services Office. The awards are presented at a banquet in
For more information call Cindy
Reed at 333-2137.
Shut down tips for campus
With winter break approaching, Facilities & Services offers the
following tips to reduce the risk of weather damage and internal damage
1. Close and lock
all windows and doors, close blinds and curtains.
2. Turn off all unnecessary lab services including gas, air, vacuum
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 to avoid freeze damage.
Services personnel will check all areas for problems such as open windows,
but they cannot alter operations of fume hoods or lab services since
they must presume the use is intentional.
Music for Dummies’
Hobson, Sinfonia music featured
As the UI’s Swanlund Professor of Music and music director of
Sinfonia da Camera, Ian Hobson typically works with students and colleagues
possessing above-average musical skills, knowledge and talent. But the
maestro doesn’t mind sharing his own love of classical music with
Hobson and Sinfonia da Camera bring their music to the masses on the
companion CD that accompanies the recent reissue of David Pogue and
Scott Speck’s book “Classical Music for Dummies” (Wiley).
The hourlong recording – which includes classics by Beethoven,
Brahms, Mozart and others – features four selections performed
by Sinfonia; a solo piano concerto by Hobson; and five pieces by the
Polish orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Hobson.
Speaking during an interview broadcast last week on WILL-AM, Hobson
said the compositions featured on the CD were determined by the book’s
“They’re very interesting choices,” he said. “Some
of them are very, very famous pieces of music; some not so famous, not
such obvious choices. But it’s great music all. And I would say,
if you listen carefully and read about these things, you get a pretty
good education. By the time you’re finished listening thoroughly
to these 10 pieces, you’ve got a pretty good idea of at least
the mainstream of classical music for 250 years.”
Moonlight skate at the UI
This month, the UI Ice Arena will hold special open skates with holiday
decorations, visits from Santa and hot chocolate.
Campus Recreation Moonlight
Skates will be at the UI Ice Arena from 1:30-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 and from 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 19. Admission is free for UI students
and Campus Recreation members, with skate rental costing $1. General
admission for nonmembers and the community is $4 for skaters under 13
and $5 for skaters 13 and older, with $2 skate rentals.
For more information on Moonlight Skates, call 333-2081.