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three-way stop established
All traffic approaching the intersection of Sixth and John streets is
required to stop before proceeding. Motorists and pedestrians are urged
to use caution when entering the intersection because not all motorists
may be aware of the change.
The three-way stop will remain in effect until the completion of the
Campustown Infrastructure Reconstruction and Streetscape project, scheduled
for Aug. 23.
A traffic signal will be installed to replace the three-way stop after
construction is complete.
For more information and updates on the project, see www.vcadmin.uiuc.edu/Reconstruction.html.
Department of political science
to address terrorism
The impact of external threats on the United States is the topic of
an April 4 symposium at the UI.
The 2002 Richard G. and Carole J. Cline symposium, which is free and
open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Beckman
Institute with a forum on "Terrorism and Public Life: The Legacies
of the Sept. 11 Attacks."
The symposium and forums special guest is Theda Skocpol, the Victor
S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology and director of the
Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University.
Skocpol also will deliver the symposiums keynote lecture at 7:30
p.m. the same day and in the same location. Her topic will be "War
and Civic Democracy in America: From the Civil War to the Struggle Against
The following day, Skocpol and distinguished alumni of the department
will take part in discussions with students in the semesterlong Cline
Seminar on Civic Engagement.
Forum discussants, who will address a variety of topics, including the
impacts of the attacks on American foreign policy and the media and
the war, are UI professors of political science Scott Althaus, Ira Carmen,
Paul Diehl and Brian Gaines. Peter Nardulli, head of the department
of political science, will moderate the forum.
The Cline Symposium is an annual event sponsored by the UI department
of political science and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Levis Faculty Center
Luau is April 9
Faculty and staff members can celebrate springs arrival at a luau
from 5 to 7 p.m. April 9 on the fourth floor of Levis Faculty Center.
Hawaiian-style hors doeuvres prepared by Classic Events will be
served for $4. Beverage and cocktail service also will be available.
The event is sponsored by the Levis Faculty Center Sponsors Inc.
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Network to meet April 5
The Ally Network will host a training session for new members from noon
to 3:30 p.m. April 5 in Room 209 Illini Union.
The Ally Network is a group of faculty and staff members who work to
help all students understand issues of sexual orientation and to improve
the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students
The April 5 training is open to any faculty or staff member. Current
members are encouraged to attend.
Those attending should bring their own lunch. Drinks and desserts will
The Network is sponsored and administered jointly by the Sexual Orientation
and Diversity Allies Committee of the Counseling Center and the Student
Affairs Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns.
Illinois Science Olympiad
finals to be held April 6
The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be April 6 at
the UI. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is part of a national competition
in which middle- and high-school students compete in 24 events involving
science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.
About 1,100 of the top technical students from around the state are
expected to participate in the event, said Chad Stevens, facility manager
for the School of Chemical Sciences and site coordinator for the Olympiad.
Local schools that qualified for the competition are Edison Middle School
and St. Matthew School, Champaign; Tuscola High School; Urbana High
School; and Urbana Middle School.
A schedule will be available in 161 Noyes Lab.
New this year, an information fair for science majors will be held from
3:30 to 5 p.m. in Huff Hall. Representatives from many UI science departments
and student organizations will be available.
Charles F. "Chip" Zukoski, professor and head of the department
of chemical engineering at the UI, will be the featured speaker during
the awards ceremony, which will be held at 5 p.m. in Huff Hall.
rec memberships on sale
Campus Recreation is selling mid-semester memberships for $52. Memberships
will be valid through June 9.
Campus Recreation memberships are sold in Member Services, 140 IMPE,
during facility hours. For more information, call 333-3806, or see www.campusrec.uiuc.edu.
Petals and Painting benefit
KAM benefit to run April 12-14
The UI Krannert Art Museum Council will host the 10th annual "Petals
and Paintings" benefit April 12-14 in support of the upcoming spring
exhibition, "Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work," and related
Champaign florist Rick Orr is guest curator of the exhibition, which
will feature floral arrangements created by regional floral designers
in response to works of art selected by Orr from the museums permanent
The gala opening reception takes place at Krannert Art Museum from 6:30-8:30
p.m. April 12. The event will feature floral displays and hors d
oeuvres, wine and music.
There will be a silent auction of gift items and a raffle of an original
watercolor created and donated by Billy Morrow Jackson, professor emeritus
Tickets for the benefit event cost $55, $45 of which is tax deductible.
For information, reservations or tickets, call 333-1861. Limited tickets
will be available at the door.
The "Petals and Paintings" exhibition may be viewed during
regular museum hours.
International Programs and Studies
of Jordan to speak
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan will discuss
the future of the Middle East in a public forum at the UI on April 10.
El Hassan, the brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan, will frame
his presentation around the question, "Is There a New Opportunity
for Peace in the Middle East?" The talk, part of the UIs
Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm2002 lecture series, is scheduled
to begin at 4 p.m. in the Tryon Festival Theater at Krannert Center
for the Performing Arts.
The prince, who is visiting the UI at the invitation of his friend,
UI physics professor Munir Nayfeh, is regarded as an intellectual, author,
science and technology policymaker, and politician with intimate knowledge
of the cultural, religious and political issues of the Middle East and
the world beyond.
El Hassans visit to the UI is sponsored by International Programs
and Studies and the Office of the Associate Provost for International
Affairs in conjunction with the department of physics; Program in Arms
Control, Disarmament and International Security; and Program in South
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Additional biographical information about the prince is available at
Ada Doisy lectures
lectures are April 11-12
Two award-winning scientists, including a recent Nobel Prize winner,
will deliver the 2002 Ada Doisy Lectures in Biochemistry April 11 and
12 in the Medical Sciences Building Auditorium. Both researchers are
known for their research on proteins.
Janos K. Lanyi, professor and chair of the department of physiology
and biophysics at the University of California at Irvine, will speak
on "Crystallographic Structures of the Intermediate States in the
Proton Transport Cycle of Bacteriorhodopsin" at 4 p.m. April 11.
His research has earned him the Alexander von Humboldt Prize, the Athalie
Clark Research Award and the Lauds & Laurel Award for Distinguished
Sir John E. Walker, who shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will
discuss the "Power of Biology" at noon April 12. Walker is
director of the Medical Research Councils Dunn Human Nutrition
Unit in Cambridge, England. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms
by which ATP, the universal currency of biological energy, is synthesized.
The Doisy Lectures were established by Edward A. Doisy to honor his
mother, Ada. Edward Doisy was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology
and medicine in 1943 for isolating and synthesizing vitamin K.
Secretary of State
interest forms due April 15
UI employees who are required to file Statements of Economic Interests
under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act must submit completed forms
to the UI Ethics Officer, Richard O. Traver, by April 15. Traver will
forward them to the Office of the Secretary of State by the May 1 deadline.
Forms can be sent to Richard O. Traver, University Ethics Officer, 505
E. Green St., Suite 206, MC-498.
Employees with questions about criteria for filing should call Gloria
Ring at 333-0901, or consult the UI Office of Human Resources Web page
or the Office of University Audits Web page at http://ethics.uillinois.edu/.
to feature cellist
Cellist Barbara Hedlund will be the featured performer for the WILL-FM
Second Sunday Concert April 14, with a program titled "Sung With
Strings Attached: Violoncello Bel Canto." The concert, which is
free and open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. in the West Gallery of
the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion and will be broadcast live
on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana) with host Roger Cooper.
WILL-FM Second Sunday Concerts are a joint venture of WILL-FM, the UI
School of Music and the Krannert Art Museum.
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
pop culture examined
When Americans think about China, Kenneth Klinkner believes their mental
images may be fairly dated.
In an attempt to fast-forward to the present and provide a "refreshing
look" at 21st century Chinese life, Klinkner, a visiting professor
of political science in the UIs Center for East Asian and Pacific
Studies, and music professor Isabel Wong, who directs the East Asian
Exchange Program, organized the China Pop Culture Conference, set for
April 19-20 at the UI. Four sessions will cover the mainstays of current
culture: popular literature, mass communications, pop music and popular
The conference, at the UIs Levis Faculty Center, kicks off at
8 p.m. April 19 with an opening address on trends, tastes and tempers
of China today by University of Colorado professor Howard Goldblatt.
At the conference, Klinkner will present a talk on Feng Xiaogang, a
director who lately has been courted by Hollywood. A screening of Fengs
film "The Dream Factory" is also on the program.
Other speakers from the UI and from other U.S. and Chinese universities
will focus on such topics as "Schizoid News," anti-corruption
fiction, female rockers and Tibetan-inspired New Age world beat music.
More information about the conference, sponsored by the Center for East
Asian and Pacific Studies, is available on the Web at www.eaps.uiuc.edu/Events.htm.
Council of Academic Professionals
applications due April 5
Nomination forms and statements for serving on the Council of Academic
Professionals (formerly known as the Professional Advisory Committee)
are due April 5.
This year CAP is expanding its size from 10 to 20 members, who are elected
from the academic professional staff for staggered three-year terms.
Districts 3, 4 and 7 are holding elections due to expiring terms. A
second new representative will be elected from each of the 10 districts
because of the expansion.
See the CAP Web site, www.cap.uiuc.edu,
for special considerations governing eligibility for the new representatives
and elections in districts with two open positions.
CAP is an advisory committee to the chancellor that is a communication
channel between academic professionals and administrative officers.
More information is available at 333-4523, firstname.lastname@example.org,
'Your Weather' weeknights at 9:58
to offer local weather
Television viewers will be able to get an in-depth local weather forecast
without sitting through the 10 p.m. news. Beginning April 8, public
station WILL-TV will offer "Your Weather," a four-minute live
weather report at 9:58 p.m. weeknights presented by meteorologist Ed
Kieser or weather producer Mike Sola.
In addition, Kieser and Sola will provide increased weather coverage
on WILL-AM, adding in-depth forecasts at 4:34 p.m. and 5:34 p.m. in
addition to 5:35 a.m., 6:35 a.m., 7:35 a.m., 8:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and
Kieser and Sola will rotate their television and radio duties.
In addition to the 9:58 p.m. report, WILL-TV also will air one-minute
live weather reports by Kieser or Sola at 7 p.m. and either 8 or 9 p.m.
weeknights. Both WILL-TVs and UI-7s weather broadcasts will
originate from the Richmond Journalism Teaching Studio adjacent to WILLs
Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication.
tornado safety show
WILL AM-FM-TV chief meteorologist Ed Kieser will give a free tornado
safety seminar at 7 p.m. April 16 at Beckman Institute.
He will explain tornado formation, different tornado types, tornado
strength and what to do when a tornado strikes.
For more information, call 333-0850, or see www.will.uiuc.edu.
Presentation of the seminar is made possible by the cooperation of the
UI Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
due April 22
Each year the Dads Association recognizes excellence in faculty, staff,
students and student organizations by presenting awards to one outstanding
member of each category.
Nomination forms, which are due April 22, are available at www.odos.uiuc.edu/parent/mom_dad.
Nominations require two letters of support. Return the forms with a
cover letter to Nancy Rotzoll, executive director, Dads Association,
300 Student Services Building, MC-306, or respond through the Web page.
If you have questions, call Rotzoll at 333-7063.
The recipients will be notified of their selection by the beginning
of June. Award recipients and their nominator will be guests at an Oct.
12 awards banquet.
Illini Union Bookstore lectures
Moore to visit campus
Michael Moore, political satirist, acclaimed director and best-selling
author, will speak at 7 p.m. April 17 at Foellinger Auditorium. Following
his lecture and a brief question-and-answer session, Moore will sign
copies of his newest book, "Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses
for the State of the Nation," as well as his previous works. Attendees
can bring their own copies of his books or can purchase them at the
Tickets, which are free, will be available April 9 at the Ticket Central
office in the Illini Union and will be distributed two per I-Card. Tickets
will be required for admission. Remaining tickets will be available
at the door the night of the lecture.
signing is April 13
Don Hamerman will be signing copies of "Insight," a "coffee-table"
photography book that features 110 photos of the UI, April 13. He will
be at Folletts from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Illini Union Bookstore
from 2 to 4 p.m.
Pictures in the book range from abstract details to sweeping vistas
Several UI staff members contributed to the production of the book.
Anna M. Flanagan, director of external communications for the department
of mechanical and industrial engineering, wrote and researched caption
L. Brian Stauffer, visiting media and communications specialist for
the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, wrote
and researched caption information and provided photo production assistance.
Alexis Tate, interim executive director for University Public Affairs,
researched and co-wrote a short essay about James Newton Mathews, the
first student to attend UI.
For more information about the book, go to
College of Commerce and Business Administration
to celebrate economist
A symposium that acknowledges the wisdom and contributions to society
of the late Julian Simon, an internationally renowned economist and
longtime UI faculty member, will be April 24.
The Julian Simon Memorial Dedication Symposium will feature several
respected speakers from across the nation, a luncheon and keynote address,
and dedication ceremony and reception. The dedication also will acknowledge
creation of the Julian Simon Memorial Faculty Scholar Endowment, which
will support a junior faculty member in the College of Commerce and
The symposium, moderated by Simons widow, Rita James Simon, a
former UI faculty member and current professor in the School of Public
Affairs at American University, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Monsanto
Multi-Media Executive Studio in the College of Agricultural, Consumer
and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Library, Information and Alumni Center.
The luncheon and keynote address at noon and dedication ceremony and
reception at 3 p.m. will be in Room 370 Wohlers Hall.
For a full list of speakers, their topics and times, go to www.cba.uiuc.edu.
A professor of economics and senior fellow at the Cato Institute at
the time of his death in 1998, Simon helped push a generation to rethink
their views on population, resources and the environment by confronting
doomsayers with facts that contradicted their positions.
The symposium and reception are free and open to the public. The luncheon
is $20 per person and must be paid by April 17 at 15 Wohlers Hall. Space
is limited for the luncheon, and reservations are required. For information,
call 333-6434, fax 244-8808 or e-mail email@example.com.
show is April 6
"Kenya: Land of Contrast," a slide and sound presentation
featuring the landscape and wildlife of Kenya, will be at 1 p.m. April
6 at the Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana. The show
is free and open to the public.
A reception and sale of African merchandise will follow. The event will
be run by Mike and Lynn Noel, who have been involved in travelogue photography
and the collection of African art and craft pieces for 36 years.
The presentation is part of the Lecture and Performance Series in honor
of the World Heritage Museum Guild and in conjunction with the Spurlock
Open House to be April 6
The 2002 student-run open house for the College of Veterinary Medicine,
the states only veterinary school, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 6 at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than
40 exhibits and demonstrations, including sheep shearing, horse shoeing
and police dog work. The open house also will feature several hands-on
activities, including cow and goat milking, a surgery-knot tying practice
center and a petting zoo. In addition, visitors can meet and learn about
the birds of prey that are permanent residents of the colleges
Wildlife Medical Clinic. A reptile show, presented by the local herpetology
society, will feature dozens of snakes and lizards as well as turtle
Free parking is available, and there is an on-site cafeteria. Large
groups are welcome.
For a complete list of exhibits or driving directions, see www.cvm.uiuc.edu/openhouse/.
For more information, call the College of
Veterinary Medicine at 333-2907.
Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund seeks donations
Established in 1992, the Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund assists UI employees
on the Urbana campus and their families during times of financial crisis.
It is funded fully by donations from faculty and staff members to help
colleagues in need. Volunteers are encouraging donations during the
programs annual fund drive that will start later this month.
"Donations received during last years fund drive have been
spent helping employees in need, and each year we need to replenish
the fund," said Kathy Seybert, one of the members of the grassroots
employee emergency fund committee. "This is our chance to help
colleagues who may experience a financial crisis at one time or another,"
Since its inception, the fund has provided confidential financial assistance
in small grants to more than 250 employees. The fund has assisted employees
with a rent or mortgage payment, utilities, medicine or medical bills,
and food or clothing during times of crisis such as a serious illness
in the family or a house fire. Anyone applying for assistance is screened
through the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program and reviewed for approval
by a separate confidential committee.
Contributions of any amount are encouraged. Donations are accepted through
payroll deduction, and employees who donated last year and wish to continue
donating in this manner may need to renew their pledge for this year.
Cash and donations by check also are welcome. Checks should be made
payable to UIF/UIUC Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund and mailed to the UI
Foundation, 400 Harker Hall, MC-386.
A brochure about the program and payroll deduction cards will be sent
by campus mail to each employee later this month. Additional information
is available from Donna Jessee, 244-3618, chair of the grassroots committee
and also of this years fund drive.
Eligible faculty and staff members may apply for emergency assistance
at any time. All contacts are confidential and assessments are free.
If you or someone you know might be eligible for assistance from the
fund, call 244-5312 or write to Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, 121
Observatory, 901 S. Mathews, MC-190.