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of Veterinary Medicine
Joan Embery to speak
Joan Embery, former conservation ambassador for the San Diego Zoo, will
talk about her career working with wild animals and her conservation
views at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine. Her
talk, “Joan Embery’s Wild Life: The Fun, the Reality, the
Future,” will highlight her career and her insights on the challenging
future of conservation.
The program will be in the Large Animal Clinic Auditorium. Parking is
available at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave. Admission is free.
Embery has dedicated her career to raising awareness about the need
to preserve and protect wild animals and their habitats. Bringing a
large entourage of wild animals with her, she has traveled the world
and made many television appearances – perhaps most memorably
on “The Tonight Show,” first with Johnny Carson and then
with his successor, Jay Leno.
Embery will be in Urbana, without her animal friends, to promote the
Envirovet Summer Institute and the Wildlife Medical Clinic, programs
supported in part by the college’s Endowment for Conservation
The Envirovet Summer Institute provides veterinarians, veterinary students
and wildlife biologists with the education and experience to become
the conservation leaders of the future. The program focuses on terrestrial
and aquatic ecosystem management, research and long-term problem solving
in developed and developing countries. In 2002 Embery was an Envirovet
participant. She has returned each year as a faculty member to share
her knowledge about media communications and her passion for wildlife
The Wildlife Medical Clinic serves as a way for veterinary students
to learn about conservation medicine while helping Illinois wildlife.
Nearly 2,000 ill or injured animals are treated and cared for in the
clinic each year, with the goal of returning the animals to their natural
of Admissions and Records
College Preview Program
is Aug. 17
The Office of Admissions and Records will host its annual College Preview
Program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in Room 228 of the Natural History
Building. The program assists UI faculty and staff members who have
high school students beginning the college-search process.
The program offers guidance in developing an information-gathering plan
and helps families make informed decisions.
Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Jennifer Harbaugh
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-3912.
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to bring their students to
The guidelines for 2006-2007 sabbatical leaves of absence are now available
on the Web at www.vpaa.uillinois.edu/policies/sabbatical.htm.
The sabbatical application can be completed online, printed and submitted
to the applicant’s department. Once the application is submitted
to the department, the process is the same as in past years.
Recommended applications are due in the Office of the Secretary of the
Board of Trustees by Feb. 1, 2006.
Dump and Run Garage
Sale is Aug. 25-27
The University YMCA’s annual Dump and Run Garage Sale will be
at the UI Stock Pavilion Aug. 25-27. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m., Aug. 25;
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. There is a
$2 admission fee on Aug. 25 and a $3 bag sale on Aug. 27.
Now in its fourth year, the sale is sponsored by the University YMCA
and the Office of International Student Affairs. For more information
or to volunteer, contact Rachael or Danielle at 337-1500 or email@example.com.
Faculty members and academic professionals
New employee orientation
is Aug. 23
Academic Human Resources will host its annual orientation program for
new faculty members and academic professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aug. 23 in Illini Union Rooms A, B and C. Registration begins at 7:45
A Campus Resource Fair will be held in the South Lounge during registration.
This program provides information for new employees about life and work
at the UI, personal and professional issues and community resources.
An e-mail invitation will be sent to new academic staff members who
have been hired since Aug. 25, 2004. New employees may get more information
and RSVP online at www.ahr.uiuc.edu/2005Orientation/Home.htm.
For more information, contact Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessey or D.J.
Weidler, Office of Academic Human Resources, at 333-6747.