Donald R. Dodds, campus director for the UI Alumni Association, retires May 31 following 29 years with the Alumni Association, and 39 years with the university overall. All members of the campus community are invited to salute Dodds at a reception in his honor May 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Illini Union's South Lounge. Refreshments will be provided. If you plan to attend, please call Joyce Conley at 333-1478 by May 21.
The deadline for making the following changes to employee entries in
the 1996-97 Student/Staff Directory is Sept. 1.
University employees who will retire between June 1 and Sept. 30 should request a retiree form from the Office of Publications to ensure their names will be included in the 1996-97 Student/Staff Directory. Participation is voluntary.
Faculty and staff members should check their listings in the 1995-96 directory to see if any changes are needed for next year's directory. Incorrect e-mail addresses may be corrected by following instructions on page 13 of the directory or by contacting the Computing and Communications Services Office's Resource Center at 1420 Digital Computer Laboratory.
If you filled a joint-appointment form previously and your appointment has changed, please request a new form from the Office of Publications.
To request forms, call the Office of Publications at 333-9200. Employees for whom the above situations do not apply and who need to make changes in their staff-section entries must do so through the Payroll Division.
Central Illinois residents who have been to one of WILL-AM (580) meteorologist
Ed Kieser's tornado safety seminars knew where to go when the weather sirens
began to wail on the evening of April 19 -- to the lowest floor, putting
as many walls between themselves and the tornado as possible.
Now Kieser brings his vital safety message and dramatic tornado footage to television with a special local production. "Tornadoes With Ed Kieser" airs at 7 p.m. June 3 on WILL-Channel 12.
More than just a compilation of tornado film like some twister videos, Kieser's program offers a life-saving difference.
He explains how tornadoes form, why the Midwest is such a frequent target of tornadoes and what viewers can do to prevent becoming a statistic in the path of killer storms.
The new program contains footage of devastated areas of Urbana, video of the funnel cloud that struck several communities in Central Illinois, and historic photos and descriptions of past deadly Illinois tornadoes.
A two-day conference focuses on "The Middle East: A New Beginning
for a New Century." The conference, June 19 and 20 at the Levis Faculty
Center, is open to the public with early registration recommended.
Conference sessions will feature a discussion of the important roles played by religion and politics in the region, a presentation on the archaeology of the Middle East, a dialogue on peace prospects by the Consul General of Egypt and the Consul General of Israel, the economic implications of peace in the Middle East, a special dinner featuring cuisine indigenous to the region, and four workshops for teachers, business leaders, members of community world affairs organizations and older adults.
Registration for both days is $45 for adults with an additional fee charged for meals. For more information or to register by phone, call 333-1465.
"Publishing on the World Wide Web," sponsored by the Division
of Extramural Programs, Office of Continuing Education and Public Service,
will present four course sessions for people of different skill levels:
--"WWW Prep Course" (three two-hour meetings/$38) for those who have not learned to use the tools of the Internet.
--"Introduction to HTML" (four two-hour meetings/$49) for those just learning about HTML and who wish to learn how to design a web page.
--"Intermediate HTML" (four two-hour meetings/$49) for those who wish to enhance existing web pages.
--"Advanced HTML" ( three two-hour meetings/$38) for those interested in using multimedia for web pages.
The series will be offered twice during the summer: Tuesdays/Thursdays beginning May 28 and Mondays/Wednesdays beginning June 12. All classes meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Space is limited, especially for IBM users.
To obtain course descriptions and complete scheduling information, call the Office of Statewide Programming, 333-6305, or check the Web page at http://www.extramural.uiuc.edu/intclass/index.html.
Hands-on Internet workshops are being offered this summer by information
researchers at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
--"Introduction to the Internet" ($50): 1:30-4 p.m., June 4; 1:30-4 p.m., June 12; and 8:30-11 a.m., June 25.
--"Internet Business Tools" ($75): 1-4:30 p.m., June 6; 8:30 a.m.-noon, June 13; and 1-4:30 p.m., June 27.
--"Publishing on the Web" ($85): 1-4:30 p.m., June 20; and 8:30 a.m.-noon, July 9.
--"Health Resources on the Internet" ($75): 8:30 a.m.-noon, June 18; and 1-4:30 p.m., July 11.
All workshops will be held in 70 Commerce West. Group discounts are available. To register or for more information, contact Susan Harmon at 333-4701.
Educational Technologies Assistance Group is offering free hands-on computing
workshops for faculty and staff members and students. ETAG, a division of
the Office of Instructional Resources, assists faculty members with educational
technologies that can help them in their instructional activities.
The workshops are organized to help attendees select software to create effective slide shows, handouts and overhead transparencies as well as to help learn the basics of creating courses on the Web. In addition, courses show how to set up hardware, such as overhead projectors, LCD panels and computers for use in the classroom.
For course information, call Mary Ellen Michael at 244-3838 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Some workshops have certain background knowledge prerequisites.
The Office of Continuing Engineering Education is sponsoring its seventh
annual Illinois Software Summer School. Twelve seminars are being offered
on campus in July. Courses offered:
"Programming in C++," July 8-10 ($425); "Advanced Programming in C++," July 11-12 ($300); "Information Superhighway," July 8 ($175); "Using ATM Technology," July 9-10 ($300); "Information Gateway: The World Wide Web," July 11-13 ($425); "Cryptography, Security and Privacy," July 15-16 ($300); "Design of Multimedia Systems," July 17-19 ($425); "Introduction to Java Programming," July 15-17 ($425); "Java for C++ Programmers," July 17 ($175); "Advanced Java Programming," July 18-19 ($300); "Software Design Techniques," July 22-24 ($425); and "Object-Oriented Design With Design Patterns," July 25-27 ($425). UI employees are eligible for a 50 percent discount. For a complete course descriptions, contact Kendra Reasor, 244-2037 or e-mail email@example.com.