Uni High seeking applicants
University High School is seeking applications for the 1997-98 school year. Students interested in applying can request admissions materials from Debbie Bosch at 333-2873 or email@example.com. Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Uni High homepage at http://www.uni.uiuc.edu/.
SportWell Walk-In Dec. 6
The SportWell Center, a cooperative program between McKinley Health Center and the Division of Campus Recreation, is offering a walk-in session for faculty and staff members from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6. Faculty and staff members who paid the DCR facility users fee may go to 100 IMPE to have body composition measured and/or consult with a registered dietitian or an exercise physiologist. There is a $10 fee for the 15-minute consultation. The session is limited to 15 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. For further information, call Peggy Gates-Wieneke at 244-0261.
Ikenberry featured in film
Former UI President Stanley Ikenberry will be profiled in the program "Lincoln Laureates -- 1996" airing at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 4 on WILL-Channel 12. Ikenberry is one of five Illinoisans featured in the program. These stories, as told in the person's own words, are accompanied by insights from friends and colleagues. The five honored individuals were recognized by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for professional achievements and contributions to humanity bringing honor and distinction to Illinois in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln. Ikenberry served as UI president from 1979 to 1995.
Science classes for kids
As part of their Saturday Safari science series for kids, the Museum of Natural History will feature a class on poisonous plants and animals on Nov. 23 and a class on hibernation and migration on Dec. 7. "Poisonous Plants and Animals," open to fourth through sixth graders, will teach kids about rattlesnakes and poison ivy as well as first aid for bites, stings and rashes. "Hibernation and Migration," for children in first through third grades, explains why animals hibernate and migrate to survive in the wild. Both classes are at the museum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Classes are free, but space is limited so parents must register their children for each class. Registration forms may be picked up in the museum's third-floor gallery and the Discovery Room.
Holiday shopping in Chicago
Faculty and staff members interested in doing their holiday shopping in Chicago can sign up for the Levis Faculty Center's annual holiday shopping trip. The trip will be Nov. 30 and costs $22 per person. The bus will leave the Levis Faculty Center in Urbana at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 7:15 p.m. that same evening. For further information or to make a reservation, call 333-6241.
Summer session info needed
Preparation for the 1997 UI Summer Session is under way. Departments that wish to promote their programs in the summer session inquiry brochures must provide a detailed summary of their programs to the Office of Summer Session and Special Programs. Forms can be obtained at the Office of Continuing Education and Public Service and must be returned by Dec. 6 to be included in the brochure. To request a form or for additional information, contact Deneen Lyles at 333-6883 or d-lyles@ uiuc.edu.
UI not recycling phone books
This fall, phone books will not be accepted for recycling in UI collection bins. Do not place phone books in any paper-recycling bins on campus regardless of previous announcements that stated otherwise. Individuals who want to recycle their phone books may contact their curbside recycling service. Phone books are also accepted by L&M Recycling, 202 Paul St., Champaign (off Leverett Road, north of the Heilig-Meyers furniture store).
Levis Center parking
Parking near the Levis Faculty Center has been restricted because of the construction of the nearby Office of Admissions and Records building. Parking is available in Lot D-22, south of Levis Center, across California St. (Gregory Street is closed between Illinois and California streets.) To park in this lot, purchase a one-day parking pass for $3 from the Campus Visitors Center, 106 Levis Center. On-street metered parking is also available at $.50 per hour (quarters only).
Ed Tech grants available
The Educational Technologies Board seeks to broaden and enhance the use of computing and communication technologies in instructional activities at the UI. To help accomplish this goal, the board has once again set aside approximately $150,000 for the purchase of computer hardware and software, and for personnel. Faculty members are invited to submit individual requests up to $6,000; proposals should be forwarded to the Educational Technologies Board by Jan. 30. For more information, contact C.L. (David) Liu, 333-8159 or Second Floor West, Swanlund Administration Building, MC-304.
The Institute for the Study of Cultural Values and Ethics has announced a fellowship program for faculty members and graduate students for the 1997-98 academic year. The fellowship categories are Faculty Research Fellowships, Faculty Course Development Awards and Graduate Student Fellowships.
These awards are intended to bring issues involving cultural values and ethics to the attention of the campus community, and to foster research and scholarship within these areas.
Applications and supporting materials for these awards are due by Dec. 6. Further information is available from Jeffrey Farlow-Cornell at 244-7913 or jfarlow@ uiuc.edu.
Cyberfest '97 technology fair
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to make reservations now if they would like to have an exhibit at the Cyber Showcase technology fair, March 13 and 14, during Cyberfest '97.
Cyberfest '97 is a celebration of the birth of HAL, a computer in the 1968 novel and film "2001: A Space Odyssey." According to Arthur C. Clarke's novel, HAL was born in Urbana on Jan. 12, 1997, at the "HAL Plant." The Urbana campus will celebrate with a wide array of programming, including the Cyber Showcase technology fair, hosted by the Computing and Communications Service Office (CCSO) and Central Stores.
Declan Fleming, a senior research programmer for CCSO, is coordinating exhibits by faculty and staff members and has begun to compile a list of exhibitors. Because of the anticipated high demand for exhibit space, faculty and staff members interested in participating in the technology fair should reserve space as soon as possible. Contact Fleming at 244-7113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Cyberfest '97 check the Web site at http:// www.cyberfest.uiuc.edu/.
UI President James J. Stukel has announced the formation of Illinois Connection, a coalition of UI alumni, business, civic and community leaders, and others who will help the university strengthen its relationships with people and communities throughout the state.
Illinois Connection ambassadors will help connect UI with the public and also serve as advocates on specific issues. People who join the Illinois Connection typically are interested in the future of the university and the state. They will communicate with government officials at all levels, as well as civic leaders and others to help broaden support for the university.
People interested in becoming an ambassador may write to the Illinois Connection office, 226 Illini Union, or call (800) 524-1420.
Accreditation review set
The UI is about to embark on the decennial institutional accreditation review by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation process requires both a comprehensive institutional self-study and a peer evaluation. The campus summarizes its findings in a Self-Study Report that then forms the basis for an evaluation visit (to be scheduled in 1998-1999) conducted by a team of peers from other accredited higher education institutions. As in past years, the accreditation effort will be coordinated by staff in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Updates will appear in future issues of Inside Illinois.
Mentoring award announced
The Graduate College Award for Outstanding Mentoring of Graduate Students has been established to recognize exemplary efforts of members of the graduate faculty in advising and serving graduate students. The award consists of $500 and is presented by the dean of the Graduate College.
Deadline for nominations to be forwarded to the disciplinary college is Jan. 14. Deadline for submission of nomination(s) to the Graduate College is Feb. 10. Winners will be announced at the Instructional Awards Banquet.
For more information, contact Michael Loui, associate dean of the Graduate College, at 333-8019 or email@example.com.
Local contact for UI plates
Faculty and staff members interested in the new UI license plates may order plates or get more information from the Alumni Association, 227 Illini Union or 333-1471.