26, No. 3, Aug. 3, 2006
Ticket discount offered to faculty/staff
Sideline tickets for UI football, normally $42 each, will be available
to UI faculty and staff members for the Sept. 2 season-opening game
for $20. The game, against Eastern Illinois University, begins at 6
p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
To purchase tickets, go to www.uiuc.edu/goto/tickets. Enter the promotional
code UIUC in capital letters and click “Go.”
Tickets may also be purchased at the athletic ticket office at Assembly
Hall. Those who purchase their tickets at the window must provide their
faculty/staff ID card. Tickets are available now and must be purchased
no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 31.
The game has been designated Military Day. Members of the U.S. armed
forces who have served from the state of Illinois since Sept. 11, 2001,
will be honored. Post-game fireworks are scheduled.
UI Library and WILL-AM-FM-TV
Learn to preserve home movies Aug. 12
If getting people to watch your home movies is like herding cats, maybe
the problem isn’t the content, but rather, the physical quality
of the movies.
If that’s the case, help is on the way during the campus’s
first “Home Movie Day” on Aug. 12. The event, which
is free and open to the public, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. in Studio
X of Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication.
The event will emphasize the importance of preserving film, and specifically
home movies, as historic documents in the life of the culture and the
family, say Annette Morris and Jimi Jones, event coordinators. Morris
is brittle books coordinator in the University Library and Jones is
a student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
The University Library and WILL-AM-FM-TV are co-sponsoring the event,
which is being held in conjunction with the national event.
During Home Movie Day, library staff members will assess, inspect,
clean and project home movies in 8mm and 16mm formats. Specialists
also will be on hand to discuss preservation issues and techniques.
Snippets of historic films from the University Archives also will be
shown, including scenes from a period film with UI legend Red Grange
playing football, appearances by John F. Kennedy when he visited the
campus, a short interview with Eleanor Roosevelt when she was at the
UI and other events featuring Illinois and its students.
Popcorn and beverages will be served.
The organizers request that participants drop off their films at Campbell
Hall a day or two before the event so that experts will have time to
inspect and clean films for projection on Saturday.
Morris and Jones can be contacted at morrisa@.uiuc.edu and jjones7@
Home Movie Day began in 2003, the inspiration of the Center for Home
Movies, a private not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation,
study and promotion of home movies and amateur films.
50th anniversary celebration
Agronomy Day will be Aug. 17
In addition to the usual tours and tent displays highlighting the latest
developments in agricultural research, this year’s Agronomy Day
will feature ceremonies celebrating the campus event’s 50th anniversary.
Agronomy Day 2006 will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17. The theme
for this year’s event is “50 Years of Progress.” Hour-long
wagon tours around the research plots will begin at 7 a.m. and repeat
every half-hour as groups are available. The last tour will leave at
11:30 a.m. At noon near the main registration tent, a special program
will commemorate the progress made at the UI in agricultural research
during the last half century.
“Agronomy Day serves as an annual showcase in which faculty have an opportunity
to discuss their latest research findings with clientele from Illinois and
neighboring states,” said Pat Tranel, professor of molecular weed science
in the department of crop sciences and chairperson for Agronomy Day.
This year’s event is a partnership among several academic units
in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
The event will be held at the Crop Sciences Research and Education
Center, which is located south of the main Urbana-Champaign campus
off St. Mary’s Road on Wright Street extended.
Several tour stops will highlight the major progress in agricultural
research that has taken place during the past 50 years. The featured
speaker at the noon program will be Eldon Gould, administrator of the
USDA Risk Management Agency.
For additional information, contact Sharon Conatser at 333-4256. A
map and information are available online at www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/agronomyday.
Chicago gallery of the UI
Two new I space exhibitions announced
Two new exhibitions – one highlighting livable residential architecture,
the other featuring paintings and sketches of a former Chicago Tribune
art director/illustrator – will be on view Aug. 4 through 26
at I space, the Chicago gallery of the UI’s Urbana-Champaign
”Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset” is a nationally
touring exhibition that draws attention to the pressing need for more affordable – yet
well-designed – housing stock in the United States. The exhibition showcases
design concepts for more than a dozen current projects by some of the nation’s
most talented and inspired architects, providing proof that it is possible
to build attractive, efficient homes to accommodate families in both urban
and rural environments. The designs are presented on 18 free-standing kiosks.
The traveling exhibition and associated tour were organized by the
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., and made possible by grants
from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae
Foundation, and National Association of Realtors.
More information about the exhibition is available online at www.nbm.org/Exhibits/current/affordable_housing.html.
“Cathie Bleck: Open Spaces” is the first Chicago solo exhibition
for the Cleveland-based artist and alumna of the UI’s School of Art and
Design. The show features work from her limited-edition book, also titled “Open
Spaces.” A book-signing will be held simultaneously with the opening
reception for both shows, from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 5. Bleck also will present a lecture
at the gallery at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 during a closing reception, scheduled from
Bleck began her career as art director and staff illustrator at the
Chicago Tribune in the 1980s. Her illustrations appear regularly on
the op-ed pages of The New York Times, and she also has received commissions
from The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living and from Jimmy
Carter, among others.
More information about the artist and her book is available online
I space is located at 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. Gallery hours are
Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Libraries change names, location
The Chemistry Library will move to a new home this summer and several
other libraries and units have been renamed to better reflect their
collections, services and the departments they serve.
After more than 90 years on the building’s second floor, the
Chemistry Library will relocate to a more accessible space on the first
floor as part of an extensive renovation of Noyes Laboratory.
“The current library works well for books, but the new library will be
much better for people,” said Tina Chrzastowski, chemistry librarian. “It
will provide a clean, well-lighted place to read, conduct research,
study, ask questions, find library resources, and access electronic
In its new location, the Chemistry Library will offer more public computer
workstations, ample study carrels and tables, two small group-study
rooms, wireless access, and an electronic conference room for class
instruction, meetings, and seminars. It also will provide casual, comfortable
spaces to browse new journals and books.
- The Applied
Life Studies Library has been renamed the Applied Health Sciences
Library (corresponding to the college’s name change).
Illinois Historical Survey Library has been renamed Illinois History
and Lincoln Collections (the service point for users is now Room
422 Main Library instead of Room 346).
- The Information
Resource and Retrieval Center has been renamed Interlibrary Loan
and Document Delivery.
Illinois Fire Service Institute
Exhibit features significant Illinois fires
“Significant Fires and Emergencies in Illinois History” is
the theme of a new exhibit on display through Aug. 31 at the UI Library.
The UI Fire Service Institute library is sponsoring the exhibit.
The exhibit features 16 “Significant Fires” posters that
were produced by the institute’s library during the last year.
The display also details the history of IFSI, including the annual
Fire College and other training efforts. Featured materials
include photographs, books, posters and other materials from the
institute since 1925.
The exhibit is located along the central north-south hallway of the
main UI library and can be viewed during regular library hours.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute is the statutory fire academy
for the state of Illinois. In addition to training provided at the
Champaign campus, the institute offers online classes and conducts
training throughout the state at regional training centers and local
For more information about the display, contact Adam Groves at 265-6107.
Survey to assess document scanning
The University Archives is conducting a survey of employees who engage
in records and information management and/or document scanning to
understand how the university may better support these activities.
The results will be used to share best practices and provide cost-effective
recommendations. To access the survey, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/survey/OrganizationSecure?id=1077903.
For more information, contact Joanne Kaczmarek, archivist for electronic
records, at 333-6834 or email@example.com.