22, No. 4, Aug. 15, 2002
a new Campustown
City plans festival Aug. 22
A festival celebrating Campustown renovations and the reopening of Green
Street will be held in campustown Aug. 22. The festivities will begin
about 6 p.m. with the arrivals of Champaign Mayor Gerald Schweighart
and Urbana Mayor Tod Satterthwaite on fire engines and a ribbon-cutting
ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The tentative celebration plans also include live
music, according to Veronica Gonzalez, implementation planner for Champaign.
Free parking will be available after 5 p.m. at all university-owned
and city-owned lots, meters and parking structures within the boundaries
of Springfield Avenue, Daniel Street, Wright Street and Fourth Street.
The celebration is sponsored by the city of Champaign. For further information,
contact Gonzalez at 351-4486.
Mexican ensemble to perform
The Sones de México Ensemble Chicago will perform from 2 to 4
p.m. Aug. 18 at Champaign's Central High School, 610 W. University Ave.
The ensemble specializes in son, a rich and lively Mexican music tradition.
More than 25 folk instruments will be featured along with four-part
vocals and acrobatic dance demonstrations. Admission is free.
The concert is sponsored by the Lecture and Performance Series in honor
of the World Heritage Museum Guild in conjunction with the Spurlock
Museum, Central High School and the Illinois Arts Council. For more
information, call Kim at 244-3355. Information on the ensemble is at
catalog system introduced
The University Library has launched a new Web-based system for its online
library catalog located at
www.library.uiuc.edu/catalog/. For more information, including "Whats
New and Different,"
Comments about the new online catalog system may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about finding materials, "Ask a Librarian" at
or call 333-2290.
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Stipend Program deadline is Sept. 13
Applications are being accepted for the National Endowment for the Humanities
Summer Stipend Program for summer 2003. The program provides opportunities
for people to pursue advanced work that will enhance their capacities
as interpreters of the humanities and enable them to make significant
contributions to thought and knowledge in the humanities.
Faculty applicants must be nominated to the NEH by their home institutions,
with one nomination at the junior and one at the senior faculty levels.
Completed applications should be sent to the Illinois Program for Research
in the Humanities, the university's nominating body for the Urbana campus.
IPRH will review the submissions and make the nominations in late September.
Awards will be announced by the NEH in early April, with project tenure
to begin as early as May 2003.
Application information and materials can be downloaded from the NEH
Web site at
Completed applications are due to IPRH by Sept. 13. Candidates being
recommended to the NEH will be announced on or about Sept. 20.
Send completed applications to: Christine Cantanzarite, associate director,
IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., MC-057. Questions about the application
process may be directed to Cantanzarite at 244-7913 or email@example.com.