WILL-TV (Channel 12) kicks off a new season of "Prairie Fire"
at 8 p.m. July 11. The station's monthly cultural magazine series about
the people and places of central Illinois looks at a legendary American
highway - Route 66.
UI geography graduate student Elaine Mariolle, who is researching the highway for her thesis, goes along on a Route 66 bike tour to help 34 cyclists explore roadside curiosities and to tell them stories about what Route 66 was and is today.
Other segments include a visit to one of the largest remaining prairies in Illinois at the Iroquois County Nature Preserve and a tour of historic homes in Jacksonville. Brief: Retirees to get paper IDs UI retirees will continue to get a paper ID - not the new "i-card" mentioned in the last issue - and that paper ID will still be valid and recognized throughout the university. At this time, the new i-card only will be issued to current faculty and staff members and students.
The UI Mothers Association is collecting recipes for a new cookbook.
Friends and families of the UI are invited to contribute recipes and UI anecdotes for this unique cookbook.
Those interested in submitting recipes, should contact the UI Mothers Association at 333-7063 for a recipe form. Those wanting to purchase the cookbook may reserve copies in advance.
Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will benefit the activities of the Mothers Association.
The UI Assembly Hall has announced the 1996-1997 County Market Broadway
Series. The series includes Carol Channing's triumphant return in "Hello,
Dolly!"; "42nd Street"; "Kiss of the Spider Woman -
The Musical"; and Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" with Jamie
Farr and William Christopher.
Tickets are on sale at the Assembly Hall box office. Subscribers from last year may renew their tickets through July 18. New subscribers may purchase series tickets from July 22 through Aug. 21. Single ticket orders will be filled beginning Aug. 24. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 333-5000 for more information.