Chancellor Herman to appear on WILL Vintage Vinyl sale is May 17 Analytical techniques taught June 11-12 Harp concerts are June 5-7 Summer Jazz Festival is June 4-6 Fire Academy open house is May 30 ‘Censored’ art on display
Viewer calls and comments accepted
WILL’s John Paul hosts “A Conversation With Chancellor Richard Herman” at 9 p.m. May 15, on WILL-TV and WILL-AM (580).
Herman, who has served as chancellor at the UI since 2005, will discuss the future of the Urbana campus, the Lincoln Hall renovation, the Chief Illiniwek logo and what will happen to it, tuition increases and Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day, among other topics. Viewer calls and comments are welcome during the broadcast.
Records, CDs, tapes and stereo equipment
WILL will host its “Vintage Vinyl” sale – with thousands of used records, tapes and CDs offered for sale – on May 17, in Lincoln Square Village in Urbana.
An entrance fee of $5 will be charged from 8-11 a.m. Admission is free from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. After the sale closes for an hour of reorganizing, all items will be half-price from 4-6 p.m. Used stereo equipment, including CD players, turntables and speakers also will be offered.
The sale benefits WILL’s Illinois Radio Reader, a service that provides news and information to blind and print-handicapped audiences in East Central Illinois.
For more information on items available, go to www.will.uiuc.edu/pressroom/VV08.htm.
Center for Microanalysis of Materials
A workshop focusing on Advanced Materials Characterization will be June 11-12. The workshop will provide a two-day condensed overview of the most important analytical techniques available in the Center for Microanalysis of Materials, with a strong focus in practical applications and problem solving strategies. The workshop will cover techniques such as atomic force microscopy, X-ray diffraction and reflectivity, scanning electron microscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and others. The lectures will be given by Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory scientists with more than 10 years of hands-on experience in each technique.
For more information, go to http://cmm.mrl.uiuc.edu/workshop2008/ or contact Mauro Sardela, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ramona Simpson, 333-1381 or email@example.com. The deadline for required registration is June 2.
School of Music
The heavenly sounds of harp music will fill the late spring air on campus June 5-7 as the UI School of Music hosts the 2008 Summer Harp Class. The event’s agenda includes five free public concerts in the recital hall of Smith Hall and in the Music Building auditorium.
“This year’s concerts promise to bring some of the top teen talent in the nation to Urbana,” said Ann Yeung, a UI professor of music and director of the class. That talent includes 14-year-old Noel Wan and 17-year-old Mackenzie Hammel, both of whom were selected to represent the U.S. at the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam in July.
The opening concert, at 7:30 p.m. on June 5 at Smith Hall, will feature UI doctoral student Julia Kay Jamieson performing chamber works for pedal harp and the Dilling Harp.
School of Music
The spirit of jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson will live on during much of this year’s Summer Jazz Festival hosted by the School of Music June 4-6 in the Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.
The festival, which features performances by UI faculty members, kicks off with an evening of jazz concertos with full symphony orchestra. Opening-night featured performers will be vocalist Lisanne Lyons; Jim Pugh, trombone; and Chip McNeill, saxophone.
Ferguson’s music moves center stage on June 5 in a program titled “The Music of ‘Big Bop Nouveau,’ ” a reference to a band formed in the late 1980s by the legendary trumpeter. Selections will include “Birdland,” “Caravan” and “A Night in Tunisia.”
The closing-night theme will be “The Birdland Dream Band and Beyond.” The title references a 14-piece big band formed by Morris Levy in 1956 to play at his Birdland jazz club in New York City. Ferguson led the short-lived band, which recorded two albums. However, the outfit formed the core of Ferguson’s performing band for the next nine years, and included a rotating cast of players that included Slide Hampton, Don Ellis, Peter Erskine and many others.
Ttickets are available at the Krannert Center ticket office, 333-6280, or online at www.krannertcenter.com.
Illinois Fire Service Institute
The Illinois Fire Service Institute will host the State Fire Academy Open House 7:30-10 p.m. May 30 at its training grounds at 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign.
The open house will allow the community to step inside the State Fire Academy and witness firefighting and rescue demonstrations. Demonstrations include firefighters tackling a staged live liquid propane fire; extrication of an accident victim from an automobile; and activation of an auto airbag.
GROWMARK will provide an exhibit that allows visitors to step inside a propane tanker.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 333-3800.
Illini Union Art Gallery
Paintings and installations by UI alumnus Brian J. Sullivan are on view through Sept. 2 at the Illini Union Art Gallery in an exhibition titled “CENSORED.”
Most of the art – which includes pieces on loan from private collections – has never been seen in public before because of censorship issues, according to Sullivan.
Wall text accompanying the exhibition notes that the Champaign-based artist’s work has, over the course of his 30-year career, “reflected the political, social and economic injustices of our times.”
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