26, No. 1, July 6, 2006
Broadway series announced
News-Gazette Broadway Series at the Assembly Hall includes a mix of
new shows and classics.
The lineup: “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Sept. 21), “Joseph
and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (Nov. 2), “Cirque
Dreams Jungle Fantasy” (March 8), “Wonderful Town” (April
7) and “Aida” (April 26).
As an added benefit, series subscribers will have the opportunity to
purchase tickets to two additional shows before they go on sale to
the general public. These include The Blue Man Group on Oct. 19 and “Rent” on
Current News-Gazette Broadway Series subscribers have until July 21
to renew their seats. Anyone interested in becoming a series subscriber
may place an order now, but it will not be filled until after the renewal
deadline. There is no deadline to become a new series subscriber. Series
tickets may be ordered through the first performance. Tickets for the
individual shows in the News-Gazette Broadway Series will go on sale
For more information about the shows or how to order, go to www.uofiassemblyhall.com.
Library showcases community cookbooks
The UI Library will host a new exhibit, “Communal Cuisine: Community
Cookbooks 1877-1960,” through July 17 in the main hallway of
the Main Library. The exhibition showcases selections from a collection
of more than 700 cookbooks donated recently to the university. The
exhibit contains 62 books accompanied by various culinary artifacts
contributed by library employees. Recipes in rhyme are posted on bulletin
boards as examples of how women have used their ingenuity to create
an oral record of their activities in the kitchen.
To supplement the physical exhibit, the library has posted an online
exhibit.The online exhibit provides an introductory essay describing
community cookbooks, which typically are published by churches or local
organizations. It includes a description of the library’s collection
as well as digital images of the cookbooks, recipes in rhyme and timely
technology ads. Both exhibits were developed by graduate student
Merinda Hensley, who has been working on cataloging the collection and
obtaining grant monies for preservation.
“What we have here is truly one of the nation’s best community
cookbook collections,” said Karen Schmidt, associate university librarian
for collections. “The library is tremendously grateful for this rich
and focused gift, which covers more than 80 years of American food preferences.
In-kind contributions such as this are extremely important in developing the
library’s unique and outstanding collections.”
Eastern Illinois University
Attend classes nights and weekends
Those wishing to continue their education can complete a bachelor’s
degree in general studies from Eastern Illinois University during nights
and weekends at Parkland College in Champaign. Academic advisers for
the program will host informational sessions from noon to 1 p.m. on
July 13 and 14 in Room 350B, Edward R. Madigan Research Lab on the
This partnership between Parkland and EIU has existed for 27 years
to serve the needs of full-time working adults. The BGS (formerly the
Board of Trustees Degree Program) can accept up to 100 hours in transfer
credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Since
there is not a major associated with this degree, all transferable
hours will be applied toward the total number required for the degree.
Students in the BGS program have the option of developing a portfolio
for the assessment of college-level knowledge acquired outside the
traditional classroom as well.
Those wanting to attend one of the sessions must register in advance.
or contact Tori Exum, Personnel
Services Office, at 333-2137. Those attending can order a box lunch
for $7 or bring a lunch. A free beverage and a cookie will be provided.
Department of psychology
Couples wanted for research study
The department of psychology is recruiting romantic couples who have
been dating for less than a year to participate in a research study.
The study will explore how dating relationships affect women’s
lives. The study takes place over three months and participating couples
can start at their convenience. Women will be paid up to $45, and their
partners are eligible for four $50 lotteries. Both partners must be
at least 21 years old. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 244-1625.
Five UI grads host exhibition in Chicago
Five recent graduates of the master of fine arts program in the UI
School of Art and Design have created a “Monster.”
At least that’s the title of an exhibition of their work on view
July 7 through 29 at the I space, the university’s Chicago gallery.
The show, which includes sculpture, photography, installation and video
art, is curated by UI photography professor Luke Batten, who also came
up with the title. Explaining how he arrived at it, Batten wrote:
“Monster is not a scary monster. Monster is deadly serious with a great
sense of humor. Monster takes on the history of art in the way only a prankster
can. Monster combines the aesthetics of minimalism and the heroics of hard
rock. Monster is at times delicate and yet destructive. Monster is perhaps
most interestingly deeply personal in its journey through the rigors, joy and
pain of a master of fine arts education.”
Exhibiting artists are Andy Ducett, Josh Ippel, Mariah Anne Johnson,
Chad Stangl and Angela Waarala.
An opening reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on July 14 at the gallery
at 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. Gallery hours are Tuesday through
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fiscal year 2006-07
Holiday schedule announced
The remaining holidays for the fiscal year 2006-2007 that will be observed
on the Urbana-Champaign campus:
Sept. 4: Labor Day
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 24: Day after Thanksgiving
Dec. 25: Christmas Day
Dec. 26: Designated Holiday
Dec. 27: Reduced-service Day*
Dec. 28: Reduced-service Day*
Dec. 29: Gift Day**
Jan. 1: New Year’s Day
Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 28: Memorial Day
floating holidays can be taken anytime during this fiscal year; however,
the 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.
*Dec. 27 and 28 are reduced-service days. As in past years, it is expected
that most units will be closed and most employees will not be working
on these two days. Additional information about these reduced-service
days was communicated last year and will be communicated again this
year closer to the holiday period.
**Dec. 29 is a gift – one-half day from the chancellor and one-half
day from the president – for a full day off for employees.
This is an excused day so employees will not use benefits to cover
this day. Staff employees who are required to work any part of this
day will be compensated in accordance with Policy and Rules, Rule
11.13 - Excused Absence with Pay/Gift Day.
Faculty, staff: time to update your listing
Faculty and staff members should update the information that will be
used to create listings for the 2006-2007 Student/Staff Directory. A
page explaining the process is available.
That Web page contains a link to the Employee Information Form on the
NESSIE Web site used to update campus and home mailing addresses, telephone
numbers and e-mail addresses. A university NetID and password and a
four-digit Personal Identification Number are required. Those without
computer access may use any public computer site on campus or computers
located at the Personnel Services Office or the Academic Human Resources
In addition, faculty and staff members may choose to withhold their
home address and/or their home telephone number from the directory.
Those who wish to suppress information must complete the online Suppression
Request Form available. A University NetID and password are required.
Since the conversion to Banner, suppression requests made prior to 2004
are no longer valid. Suppression requests made in 2004 and subsequent
years will remain in effect until an employee submits an online Reinstate
Also at this same site are allied/affiliated agency employee forms
for employees of agencies officially affiliated or allied with the
UI who want to be included in the directory.
All changes must be made by Sept. 15 to appear in this year’s
directory. For more information, contact Creative Services, 333-9200
The electronic directory, also known as ph, is maintained by Campus
Information Technologies and Educational Services.