International fellowships available
The deadline for doctoral candidates to apply for a fellowship for international dissertation fieldwork is March 3. International Programs and Studies will award two Nelle M. Signor Fellowships in International Relations. Each award consists of $2,000 for travel and in-country expenses for dissertation field research in any international field. To be eligible, candidates must be unmarried doctoral students who have completed all preliminary course work and exams by the date of travel. Candidates from any discipline are eligible. Guidelines and applications are available by contacting the Development Office, 324 International Studies Building, MC-480, or 333-1993.
Tenure workshop to be offered
"Talking Tenure: Tips for Success," a workshop for young professors needing assistance with tenure plans, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 in 406 Illini Union. Joseph M. Mellichamp, professor emeritus of management science in the Manderson Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama, will host the workshop. The workshop presents a proven strategy for earning tenure and includes advice from tenured faculty members to help young professors get a strong start in academe. For more information, contact Bruce Litchfield at 333-9525. The workshop is sponsored by members of Illini Christian Faculty and Staff.
Andre Watts to be featured on WILL-FM
Andre Watts, a critically acclaimed pianist, will be featured on "Classically Black" at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 on WILL-FM (90.9) and at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 on WILL-AM (580). The annual series, produced and hosted by WILL-FM's Roger Cooper, focuses on African-American musicians. This year's program, "Classically Black: On the Liszt -- Andre Watts," features recordings of Watt's piano performances with commentary by Ian Hobson, pianist, UI professor and director of Sinfonia da Camera; Roger Shields, founder of the Stravinsky Awards; and John Wustman, accompanist and UI professor of music. Distributed nationally by Public Radio International, the program includes Watts' performances of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Franz Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" and Franz Liszt's "E flat Piano Concerto."
WILL joins story contest for children
WILL-Channel 12 joins "Reading Rainbow," the Emmy award-winning PBS children's series, in sponsoring a contest designed to encourage children to write and illustrate their own stories. To enter the third annual Young Writers and Illustrators Awards Contest, children in kindergarten through third grade should submit a story (between 50 to 100 words for children in kindergarten and first grade, 100 to 250 words for second and third grade students) and at least five illustrations related to the story. Stories can be factual, fictional, science-related or tied to the show's new math-based literacy theme by incorporating the use of everyday math within the story. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form signed by an adult sponsor. Forms and official rules may be obtained by writing Reading Rainbow Contest, Educational Resource Center, WILL-TV, 1110 W. Main, Urbana, IL 61801. Entries must be submitted to the same address by March 1. All local entrants will receive certificates of recognition. A first-place winner and one honorable mention from each grade will be forwarded to "Reading Rainbow" for national judging. National grand prize winners will receive IBM computers, Xerox printers and Reading Rainbow library sets of books and tapes. Second place national winners will receive IBM computers.
Stravinsky winner to be featured
Gottlieb Wallisch, the only pianist ever to win all three of the highest prizes in the Stravinsky Awards for young pianists, will perform during WILL's February Second Sunday Concert. Wallisch, who won the Grand Prize in the 1995 Stravinsky Awards at age 16, will perform the free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The program will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9) with host Vic Di Geronimo. The program includes selections from Beethoven's Sonata in D major and Johannes Brahms' Sonata in C major, Op. 1.
'Dial-A-Court' offered by DCR
The Division of Campus Recreation is offering a new service on a trial basis. Dial-A-Court allows students and faculty and staff members to call to reserve courts for racquetball/wallyball, squash, volleyball, badminton and tennis. In addition, table tennis, billiards tables and Gym 4 can be reserved by phone. Members may call 244-RESV (7378) for same-day reservations only. This service is available from 7 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday; from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday; and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. during breaks or on holidays. For comments or questions about the service, e-mail email@example.com.
Subjects needed for cholesterol study
Approximately 50 candidates are needed for a research study that will investigate the cholesterol-lowering effects of soy proteins in foods. Possible candidates for the study, directed by the Functional Foods for Health Division, must be male, 23 years old or older and have high cholesterol (240-300 mg/dl). If selected as a subject, each participant receives free nutritional advice and counseling on a low-fat/low-cholesterol diet. Subjects will need to eat a free breakfast at Bevier Hall, Monday through Friday for six weeks this spring. (Breakfast is available from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.) In addition, participants will have blood drawn seven times during the course of the study. Those who complete the study will receive $200. Interested candidates should contact Sandra Teixeira at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Hannum at email@example.com. Inquiries also may be made by phone, 244-1155.
Secretariat seeks nominations
The Secretariat is seeking nominations for its fifth Office Professional of the Year award. Secretariat members (excluding elected officers and Office Professional of the Year Committee members) may be nominated by their boss or immediate supervisor submitting a nomination form using the following guidelines. Nominees should exhibit outstanding professionalism, routinely show consideration and support of other staff members, colleagues, students and visitors to office and campus, and be an enthusiastic supporter of UI and its programs. To be eligible for nomination, each nominee must have been a dues-paying member of the Secretariat by Jan. 1, 1997, and must have attended two Secretariat luncheons from July 1, 1996, to March 1, 1997. Forms will be sent to supervisors of Secretariat members. Completed nomination forms should be sent to Susan Anderson, AW-101 Turner Hall, MC-046 and must be received by 3 p.m. March 17. The winner will be announced at the April 16 luncheon.
Senate meetings scheduled
The Urbana-Champaign Faculty/Student Senate will meet this semester at 3:10 p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium on Feb. 24, March 17, and April 7 and 21.
I space gallery exhibitions to open
Two new exhibitions will be on view Feb. 7 through March 8 at I space, the Chicago gallery of UIUC.
Caroline Cox's sculpture and UIUC alumnus Tim Spelios' installation are combined in the exhibition "almost continuous." The artists live and work in the Williamsburg section of North Brooklyn, N.Y., an area known as a haven for up-and-coming young artists. Both participated in "Out of Town: The Williamsburg Paradigm," an exhibition organized by UIUC's Krannert Art Museum in 1993. In her work -- which consists largely of reassembled "found" objects from the urban landscape -- Cox frequently explores the relationship between form and nature. Spelios' art often focuses on found images, manipulated by computer and photocopy machine, then cut up and reassembled in an improvisational style.
"Posters/Etchings/Animation" features a varied collection of works by Hungarian artist István Orosz. Co-founder of the D.O.P.P. art group, Orosz became director of Pannónia Film Studios in 1987 and is a guest lecturer at the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest. Trained as a graphic designer and animated filmmaker, Orosz originally was known for his stage design in theaters throughout Hungary. Later, he created theater and movie posters, and eventually turned to the design of political posters when democratic changes began sweeping across Eastern Europe.
Orosz's I space exhibition is part of an ongoing exchange between UIUC's School of Art and Design and the Hungarian Academy of Design in Budapest.
An opening reception for both exhibitions is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Indian symbols featured in film
A documentary film on the use of American Indian symbols and imagery by athletic teams will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Krannert Art Museum auditorium.
"In Whose Honor?," produced by Jay Rosenstein, focuses on the struggles of UI alumna Charlene Teters, a Santa Fe., N.M., artist and member of the Spokane nation, to convince the American public that the representation of Indians as team mascots is a racist practice that should be eliminated. While enrolled at the UI, Teters led efforts calling for the retirement of Chief Illiniwek as the university's athletic symbol.
"In Whose Honor?" chronicles Teters' efforts to affect change at the UI and elsewhere. The film also provides a forum for a number of other individuals, whose personal views fall on both sides of the issue.
A video producer at the UI's National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Rosenstein produced the documentary as an independent project. He plans to make it available for national distribution.
"In Whose Honor?" is being presented on campus to students in visiting art and design professor Jenny Southlynn's "Materials and Methods" course. Southlynn said she is including the film as part of the curriculum "to show how its artistry is employed to get across a point of view." The public is invited to attend the screening.
Eating awareness week is Feb. 9-15
Discovering Your Body Potential: Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week on the UI campus, will be held Feb. 9-15. Concerned students and faculty have teamed up to plan several events for the week including "Real People," where a panel of students who have lived with and overcome eating disorders will share their experiences with the audience. The discussion will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Clark Residence Hall. In addition, a two-part workshop focusing on challenging media images of the perfect body will be offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 in 141 IMPE. There will also be two performances of "Body Talk," a theater production dealing with body image and eating disorders. The first performance will be at 2 p.m., the second at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15. For more information, call Susan Kundrat at the SportWell Center at 244-0261, Lisa Burgoon at McKinley Health Center at 333-2714, or Lori Davis at the Counseling Center at 333-8360.
CCSO resumes changes in 'ph' listings
For the first time since October 1995, the UI's Computing and Communications Services Office once again will be able to use payroll records to update employees' home phone and address fields in the university's electronic directory -- commonly known as "ph."
CCSO began making weekly updates to student and employee data in the electronic directory during early 1996. However, employee home addresses and phone numbers were excluded from these updates because no data was available to determine which employees had requested that their personal data be suppressed from the directory.
Since this suppression data is now available to CCSO, it will resume updates to employee home address and phone information in the electronic directory and will honor suppression requests. Those affected include faculty and staff members, and graduate students with assistantships or fellowships.
Requests to suppress personal information from the electronic and printed versions of the student-staff directory should be made to the Office of Publications, 333-9200.
The Frequently Asked Questions file (FAQ) on the UI's electronic directory provides information on suppression and other areas of interest, and is located on the UI's World Wide Web site at: http://www.uiuc.edu/ccso/pubs/FAQs/ph/ph.html.