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orientation and gender identity
meeting to be Dec. 7
The Ally Network December meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 in Room 406 of the Illini Union. There will be a break at 12:55
p.m. for those who need to leave early. Anita Hund will lead a discussion
on advocacy involving sexual orientation and gender identity. Refreshments
will be served. For more information, contact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Concerns Office at 244-8863.
German Choir to perform Dec. 9
The UI German Choir, under the direction of Fred Lawrence, will perform
its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Chapel of St. John
the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., Champaign. The event is free and open
to the public. The concert is co-sponsored by the Spurlock Museum.
Division of Operation and Maintenance
to stop daily shuttle services
The daily shuttle carpool service between the three UI campuses is now
available through reservation only. The daily shuttle service will end
for the fall semester on Dec. 7.
For more information, visit the Web at www.oandm.uiuc.edu/gcp/carpool/shuttle.htm
or e-mail Katherine D. Pfeifer at email@example.com.
Office of Academic Human Resources
Vacation/sick leave balances for faculty members and academic professionals,
as of Aug. 20, appeared on the Nov. 21, and will appear on the Dec.
21, earnings statements. Any questions regarding the balances should
be directed to the employees home department or unit.
discounts offered Dec. 6
Faculty and staff members are invited to bring their I-cards to the
Illini Union Bookstore from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 to receive a 25
percent discount on nearly everything in the store. There will be free
gift wrapping and free UPS shipping in the continental United States
of in-store purchases, in addition to giveaways, cookies and candy,
and madrigal music from 5 to 6 p.m.
Before leaving for the holidays
offers holiday shutdown tips
UIs Division of Operation and Maintenance is requesting that faculty
and staff members follow these shutdown tips in preparation for the
holiday season. If these guidelines are followed, the potential for
damage to facilities from severe weather will be greatly reduced.
1. Close and lock all windows and doors, and close blinds and curtains.
2. Turn off all unnecessary laboratory services, including gas, air,
vacuum and water.
3. Turn off fume hood fans that are not needed. Consider consolidating
chemical storage in fewer hoods.
4. Leave all radiator valves turned on to ensure adequate heating and
to avoid freeze damage.
O&M personnel will check all areas Dec. 21 for obvious problems
such as open windows. These personnel cannot alter operations of fume
hoods or lab services because they must presume the use is intentional.
Ten years of data available
profile on the Web
The new version of the UI campus profile is now available on the Web
The campus profile is a compilation of indicators that include staffing,
budgets, expenditures, space, students, degrees, courses, section sizes
and ICES scores for every department and administrative unit at the
UI, with totals at the school, college, vice chancellor and campus levels.
Ten years of data are displayed for most items. Users can view a standard
set of items for one unit or can select the units and items wanted to
create a "customized" report. The output can be viewed with
a browser or downloaded into Excel.
This years profile shows that faculty numbers increased for the
first time in almost 20 years, led by a 16.5 percent increase in the
number of assistant professors. The number of students on campus reached
a record high, with 37,684 students enrolled as of the 10th day of class.
Instructional units (credit hours) also hit an all-time high, with off-campus
courses again showing the largest percentage increase. At the same time,
the percent of courses taught by graduate assistants continued to drop.
For more information or assistance in using the data, call Carol Livingstone,
associate provost and director, Division of Management Information,
at 333-3551 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Award for International Achievement
for nominations is Feb. 4
The UI has established the Distinguished Faculty Award for International
Achievement to recognize faculty members who have distinguished themselves
in teaching, research and public service in the international dimension
of their discipline or subject matter. The annual award is presented
in the fall.
To nominate qualified colleagues, submit a nomination by Feb. 4 to Associate
Provost Earl D. Kellogg, 303 International Studies Building, MC-480.
For further information, visit
www.ips.uiuc.edu/dfa/index.html, where the full details of this
program, including eligibility, nomination process, selection committee
and process and criteria for selection, can be found.
The first recipient of this award was Marianna Tax Choldin, Mortenson
Professor for International Library Programs. Choldin is a leading scholar
in Russian and Slavic studies and international librarianship and has
received the Pushkin Gold Medal Award from the government of Russia.
Communiversity, a program of non-graded, non-credit classes offered
through the University YMCA to the general public, is seeking people
interested in designing and teaching courses.
The instructors can choose a subject that highlights their knowledge
and experience and can develop their teaching skills in a low pressure,
relaxed environment. Course topics include but are not limited to arts
and crafts, dance, exercise and martial arts, languages, music, social
issues and self-improvement. Instructors are paid for teaching.
Instructor applications for the spring 2002 Communiversity are due by
For more information or an application, stop by the University YMCA
or visit www.universityymca.org/communiversity.
Child Development Laborartory
now being accepted
The UI Child Development Laboratory is accepting applications for the
2001-02 school year. Half-day preschool classes for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds
meet Tuesday through Friday for three hours a day during the regular
academic year. Full-day child-care classes for 3- and 4-year-olds are
in session Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. year-round.
Applications for the Expanded Child Development Laboratory facility
also are being accepted. This new facility will provide full-day child-care
classes year-round for infants (six-weeks or older), toddlers and 2-
That facility is expected to be open January 2003.
For more information, to obtain an application or to schedule a classroom
visit, call Debbie Trouth at 244-8063, or visit the Web at
Physical fitness for sale
rec memberships for sale
Campus Recreation spring memberships go on sale Dec. 8 and are valid
through June 9. New features include precision cycling (group cycling
classes), an intramural racquetball league, a new personal training
studio, family fun night events and more. The cost is $86 for faculty
and staff members and their spouses/partners. Visit Member Services
in 140 IMPE to purchase or renew your membership. More information and
a membership form are available on the Web at www.campusrec.uiuc.edu.
dinner buffets Dec. 6-8
University Dining Services is serving its holiday dinner buffets from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8 in the Colonial Room of the Illini Union.
The price of the buffet is $18.95 for adults, $10 for children ages
4-11, and children age 3 and younger are free.
All menus include salad bar, bread and rolls, dessert and beverages,
in addition to the main course.
On Dec. 6, the menu includes carved country roast ham with cranberry
glaze, herb-roasted chicken, butternut squash puree and winter vegetables.
On Dec. 7, the buffet includes carved smoked turkey with giblet gravy,
grilled salmon with fresh dill, marinated onion and wild rice risotto
cakes, and broccoli rabe with lemon and garlic. On Dec. 8, diners will
feast on carved prime rib with roasted wild mushrooms in red wine sauce,
orange roughy with artichoke lemon sauce, glazed sugar snap peas and
For reservations, call 333-0690.
Second Sunday Concert
pianist to perform in December
Pianist Gustavo Romero, a UI professor of music, will be the featured
performer at the Dec. 9 WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert.
The public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. free concert in the West
Gallery of the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The concert
will be broadcast live on WILL-FM 90.9 (101.1 in Champaign-Urbana) with
host Vic DiGeronimo.
Romeros program will include a sonata by Baldassare Galuppi; "Symphonic
Etudes for Piano," Op. 13, by Robert Schumann; and an additional
Romero, who has earned a growing reputation for both technical brilliance
and interpretive depth, is known for his commitment to in-depth exploration
of individual composers. He has performed recital series showcasing
the keyboard works of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
The WILL-FM Second Sunday Concerts are a joint venture of WILL-FM, the
UI School of Music and the Krannert Art Museum.