needed services while fulfilling research
One of the advantages of living in a community that’s
home to a major research university is access to resources that
would otherwise likely be available only in a large, urban area.
The Audiology and Speech Clinic, operated by the UI’s
department of speech and hearing science, is just such a resource
for residents of Central Illinois.
vote will decide on graduate student union
election will determine if graduate assistants and graduate teaching
assistants on the UI’s Urbana campus will have a collective
bargaining unit representative.
in online courses continue to increase each semester
in online courses and degree programs at Illinois colleges and
universities continue to increase significantly each semester
as does the number of courses available by means of the Internet,
according to Illinois Virtual Campus (IVC), a clearinghouse
on distance-learning programs offered by the state's institutions
of higher education.
passes amendment restricting membership to tenured faculty
At its Nov.
4 meeting, the Urbana-Champaign Senate passed an amendment to
the University Statutes and Senate Procedures that will restrict
Faculty Advisory Committee membership to tenured faculty.
promoted to vice chancellor post
F. Schomberg is to be promoted to vice chancellor for public
engagement and institutional relations, pending approval of
the University of Illinois Board
of Trustees at its meeting Nov. 14 in Urbana.
members, academic professionals retire
Between Sept. 1, 2001, and Aug. 31, 2002, 138 faculty members
and academic professionals retired from the UI, according to the
Office of Academic Human Resources. The full list of retirees,
their positions, units and years of service is posted.
still star struck in retirement
John Dickel relishes watching the neighbors. No, not the people
next door, but the stars and galaxies surrounding Planet Earth.
takes time for self, travel and volunteering during retirement
less than 24 hours after his April 30 retirement, Ed Krol,
former assistant director of Campus Information Technologies
and Educational Services (CITES), and his wife, Margaret,
were aboard a plane to Paris.
A craftsman from Kelley Monuments of Urbana etches names onto one
of four limestone tablets that will soon be erected at Memorial
Stadium. The tablets will list 932 Illinois alumni, students, faculty
and staff members who have died in wars and conflicts since World
War I. Memorial Stadium originally was built to honor the 189 Illini
who died in the first world war. The new tablets will be dedicated
Nov. 16 prior to the Illinois vs. Ohio State football as part of
a ceremony honoring all members of the Illinois family who have
served in the U.S. armed forces. The Veterans’ Memorial project
is an effort of the alumni association and the Urbana campus.
parenting Web site includes video
A new UI Web site uses video clip interviews to let parents
of infants, toddlers and preschoolers see and hear how other
parents cope with the challenges of raising young children.
In addition to the video clips, the Parent-to-Parent Web site
features a message board, links to recommended resources, and
advice from experts.
On the Job:
Barrett, a senior research programmer in the department of psychology,
began her career with the university in 1988 at the Computer Education
Research Lab and transferred to the department of psychology in
Initiative kicks off Nov. 7 with panel
Rec mid-semester memberships available
UI faculty, alumni
art on display at i space
Diversity Focus Groups scheduled
Pianist Tim Ehlen featured Nov. 10
sought for CDSA
KAM Family Festival is Nov. 17
e-recruiting training offered
Conference is Nov. 11-12
Nigerian art exhibition/sale
speak Nov. 9, 19
Communications forum is Nov. 12
Faculty to display art
through Jan. 5
Spinal cord regeneration discussed
expert kicks off new series
Guide helps in choosing right books
Transfer Station offers tours
A report on honors,
awards, offices and other outstanding achievements of faculty and
UI Web Calendar
Human Resources maintains listings for academic
professional and faculty
positions. Prospective employees also may subscribe to the academic
jobs listserve (look under Career Information) and receive e-mail
notification of open positions.
Personnel Services maintains listings for staff
62, died Nov. 1 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Carmien
was a carpenter in the Division of Operation and Maintenance at
the UI and had been employed there for 40 years.
Robert T. Chapel,
55, died Nov. 3 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Chapel was
a library technical assistant in the UI archives and worked at
the UI since 1984. Memorials: the Champaign County Audubon Society,
c/o Beth Chato, 714 W. Vermont, Urbana, IL 61801.
Allison Dawn Dallas, 45,
died Nov. 3 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Dallas.
Dallas had worked as a secretary in the UI physics department
since 1994. Memorials: American Lung Association.
Charles Steelman Danner,
84, died Oct. 14 at ManorCare Health Services, Champaign. Danner
had been an associate professor at the UI. Memorials: to an organization
of the donor’s choice.
Lucy J. Goff, 92,
died Oct. 13 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Goff worked
at the UI as a secretary for 10 years.
Morris "Mike" Grindley,
81, died Oct. 30 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Grindley
worked for the UI physical plant for 22 years, retiring in 1984.
Memorials: Carle Foundation Hospital Hospice Memorial Fund, 611
W. Park St., Urbana, IL 61801.
Frederick H. Kanfer,
76, died Oct. 18 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Kanfer
was a UI professor of psychology for 29 years, retiring in 1995.
Memorials: Frederick H. Kanfer Memorial Fund, UI Foundation, 1305
W. Green St., MC-386.
Mabel Jeanette Seidl, 90,
died Oct. 13 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Seidl
worked in food service at the UI, retiring in 1970.
James Leon Steward, 59,
died Oct. 22 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Steward had
been a building service worker with the UI’s Division of
Operation and Maintenance since 1995.