24, No. 7,Oct. 7, 2004
IPRH hosts installation
of New York artist
“Being Here,” Adam Pendleton’s upcoming four-day conceptual
art installation at the UI, will, in a sense, be everywhere.
Much of the New York artist’s installation and commentary –
and his audience’s physical and verbal response to the events
– will be viewable on the World Wide Web, Oct. 10-13.
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) is sponsoring
Pendleton’s installation and visit.
The Oct. 10 installation will be done in private, but will be shown
live on the Web. Portions of the installation and of follow-up events
will be captured in still shots using SMIL, a technology for presenting
synchronized multimedia on the Internet. All formats from the event
will be offered on the IPRH Web site,
and also will be linked from the UI home
page. All formats will be archived.
Pendleton’s canvas will be an entire wall in the Humanities Lecture
Hall of the IPRH building. The public is invited to view the artwork
and to participate in its interactive elements from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 11 to 13.
“Being Here,” a “monumental text work with an audio
component addresses issues relating to the queer and African-American
experiences and invites audience interaction,” said Chris Catanzarite,
associate director of IPRH.
Against a bright yellow surface, Pendleton’s work combines passages
from Reinaldo Arenas’ novel “Farewell to the Sea”
with the artist’s own writing, “resulting in a rhythmic,
stream-of-consciousness prose,” Catanzarite said. Audio tracks
include Pendleton reading, and viewers are invited to respond by writing
directly on the wall.
Free public events featuring responses to “Being Here” by
UI faculty members and discussions with the artist are scheduled each
day of Pendleton’s visit. Events, all beginning at 4 p.m. will
be in IPRH’s Humanities Lecture Hall. For a complete schedule,
go to www.iprh.uiuc.edu.
WILL-TV will carry the live Web cast and direct the Web production.
103rd District state representative and Champaign
County state's attorney elections
Candidates to discuss
Candidates for 103rd District state representative and Champaign County
state’s attorney will discuss issues of concern to the university
community in a forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in Room 407 Levis Faculty
Center. Participants will be Republican incumbent John Piland and Democrat
Julia Reitz, candidates for state’s attorney; and state representative
candidates incumbent Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana; Republican Deborah Frank
Feinen; and Tom Mackaman, Socialist Equality Party. The forum is co-sponsored
by the Union of Professional Employees and the University YMCA and YWCA.
WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert
Ian Hobson, Sinfonia musicians
Pianist Ian Hobson and musicians from Sinfonia da Camera will perform
music of Emanuel Chabrier, Debussy, Poulenc and Ravel at the WILL-FM
(90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana) Second Sunday Concert at 2 p.m. Oct.
10. The free concert will be held at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead
Hobson will perform Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
with Alicia Cordoba Tait, flute, and Douglas Spaniol, bassoon.
Violinist Sherban Lupu will join Hobson for Debussy’s Sonata for
Violin and Piano; tenor Paul Sperry will perform selected songs by Chabrier.
WILL-FM Second Sunday Concerts are a joint venture of WILL-FM, the UI
School of Music and the Krannert Art Museum.
Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre
Scripts now being accepted
The Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre is accepting submissions of scripts
that address a social and/or health issue. The deadline for entries
is Dec 15. The theater regularly presents plays that deal with difficult
subjects such as racism, LGBT issues, domestic violence, sexism and
body image. An honorarium will be given to those playwrights whose scripts
The theater is looking for entries in four categories: student-written
10-minute play; student-written 40-minute play; non-student-written
10-minute play; non-student-written 40-minute play.
Performances of each play will be followed by discussion with the audience.
For more information or a contest application, go to the Inner
Voices Web site or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Public Square’
WILL-AM (580) has begun offering listeners the opportunity to comment
on the air about any issue important to them. The weekly three-minute
commentaries, titled “The Public Square,” will be broadcast
every Friday at 4:45 p.m. then repeated at 6:45 p.m. the same day and
at 10:59 a.m. on Saturdays.
Similar to the public comment portion of city council and school board
meetings, “The Public Square” is both an outreach and broadcast
program designed to give WILL-AM listeners a direct voice and to stimulate
Participants must submit their commentary in writing, and then will
be scheduled to go to the station and to record the commentary for broadcast.
One commentary will be read per week.
For full guidelines and a submission form, go to will.uiuc.edu,
or call 244-5072.
Services offered for mildly
Eligible UI employees now have a new option for providing care for their
mildly ill children under the Sniffles and Sneezes pilot program. The
program entitles those eligible with 24 hours of subsidized care each
fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
To be eligible, employees must be residents of Champaign County, must
have been working more than half-time for at least nine months, and
must be eligible for the State University Retirement System. The program
will offer care to children 12 and under and older mildly ill children
with special needs.
is part of the Success by 6 initiative, a group of community employers
working together to improve child-care services for their employees,”
Richard Herman, the interim chancellor of the Urbana campus, said in
announcing the program. The program is a result of a cooperative agreement
with Family Service of Champaign County, he said.
Parents are required
to pre-register their children for participation in the program.
To learn more about the program and to pre-register, visit the Family
Service Homecare Web site.
Questions regarding the program should be directed to Family Services,
888-858-5195. For questions regarding eligibility, call Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessy,
associate director of academic human resources, 333-7466. Additional
information about child-care programs can be accessed through the Child
Care Resource Service.
Spurlock hosts Day of the
The Spurlock Museum will host a series of Day of the Dead exhibits and
events during October.
Gary Feinman, the curator of Mesoamerican anthropology at Chicago’s
Field Museum, will talk at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Admission to “The
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca and Its Pre-Hispanic Roots” is free
and the public is welcome.
A storytelling concert by Latina storyteller Olga Loya will be presented
at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The nationally recognized bilingual storyteller,
author and teacher has performed throughout the United States and Mexico.
The concert will be in the museum’s Knight Auditorium. Admission
At 9 a.m. Oct. 30, the museum will host a workshop by Loya. The workshop,
“Zeroing In on a Story,” will focus on using the senses
and listening skills to explore the heart of a story. Pre-registration
is required; the fee is $30.
The museum also will continue its “Around the World Wednesdays,”
which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday in October and
November. Children and their parents are welcome to create and play
together in the museum’s Rowe Learning Center. There will be crafts
and games from around the world, including activities to complement
the fall Focus Gallery exhibit “A Celebration of Souls: Day of
the Dead in Southern Mexico.” A donation of $1 per family member
is requested for each visit.
For more information on upcoming Day of the Dead events, visit the museum's
Civil Service elections
Vote will determine civil
All Civil Service employees (excluding temporary and extra help) are
encouraged to vote Oct. 19 for a representative to the State Universities
Civil Service Advisory Committee. The polling place will be in the southwest
area of the Illini Union overlooking the Quad, and will be open from
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must present a current I-card to vote.
For more information, contact Irma Ryan of Personnel Services at 333-3105.
Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research
C-FAR requests pre-proposals
The Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR) has announced
its request for pre-proposals for its FY06 External Competitive Grants
Program. Pre-proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by C-FAR working
group members based on relevance to C-FAR research focus areas, potential
outcomes and benefits to stakeholders, and dissemination plans. Pre-proposals
are due by noon Oct. 28.
Research projects must align with one of the five C-FAR research focus
areas: expanding agricultural markets; rural economic development; agricultural
production systems; human nutrition and food safety; and natural resources.
For more information about the program, including the selection criteria
and application instructions, go to www.ilcfar.org
or call 244-4232.
Bowling league for faculty
The Illini Union Rec Room is offering a bowling league for UI faculty
and staff members and their spouses. The league will be held at 6:30
p.m. for five Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 20. The league will include
four-person teams that will play three games per week. The fee is $45.
The Illini Union Rec Room also is providing family Cosmic Bowling on
Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 from 2-5 p.m.
For more information, contact Donna
Late fall lecture series
CAS/MillerComm lectures announced
The war in Iraq, the “care sector” of the economy, the politics
of water, and the preservation of music will be the topics of four late-fall
lectures in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series
at the UI.
The lectures begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Knight Auditorium of the
Spurlock Museum with “Iraq: From Sanctions to Occupation and Resistance,”
presented by Tariq Ali, a writer, journalist, filmmaker and outspoken
critic of the American occupation of Iraq.
Subsequent MillerComm and other CAS lectures:
- Oct. 22, “Android
Dreams and Transnational Care Work,” by Nancy Folbre, a professor
of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (4 p.m.,
Room 314 Illini Union)
- Nov. 3, the CAS
Annual Lecture by Karl Hess, CAS professor of electrical and computer
engineering at Illinois, “The Debate Between Einstein and Bohr
and Its Consequences for Quantum Computing.” ( 7:30 p.m., Knight
Auditorium, Spurlock Museum)
- Nov. 4, “Water
and Its Publics: Social Action Across Spaces and Scales,” by
Amita Baviskar, a professor of sociology at the University of Delhi
in India. (7:30 p.m., third floor, Levis Faculty Center)
- Nov. 8, “Learning,
Memory and Cognitive Development: They’re All in Your Connections,”
by Jay McClelland, the Walter Van Dyke Bingham Professor of Psychology
and Cognitive Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University. (4 p.m.,
third floor, Levis Faculty Center)
- Nov. 16, “Music
Libraries and Archives in the Cultural Chemistry of America,”
by Alan Jabbour, retired director of the American Folklife Center
in the Library of Congress. (4 p.m., Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum)
The MillerComm lecture
series began in 1973 and is supported with funds from the George A.
Miller Endowment and several co-sponsoring campus units. All CAS
talks are free and open to the public.
Benefit for veterinary patients
Professional pet portraits
Appointments are now being scheduled for “Pix With Pets,”
an event designed to raise money for the Human Connection Fund by offering
Tom Schaefges, an experienced companion animal photographer, will take
holiday-themed pet portraits (with or without their human companions)
at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct.
To schedule your pet’s portrait, contact the Veterinary Medicine
Advancement Office at 333-2762 or e-mail.
Appointments are limited.
The Humane Connection Fund makes it possible for clinicians at the Veterinary
Teaching Hospital to treat animal companions that might otherwise not
receive treatment and to enhance students’ learning.
Two symposia announced for
Gender-related topics will be explored in two symposia in October. Both
are free and open to the public.
“Family, Gender and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South
Asia,” is planned for Oct. 7-9; most activities take place in
405 Illini Union.
Organized by the university’s Program in South Asian and Middle
Eastern Studies, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program,
the symposium will examine and compare two regions of the world with
commonalities that include multi-ethnic and multi-religious states,
family-law systems shaped by religion, and ambivalence toward the Western
Program details are available on the Web
“Gender and Transnational Care Work” is planned for Oct.
22, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in 314 Illini Union.
Specialists from different fields will come together at WGGP’s
fall symposium to explore gender issues associated with transnational
care, a global trend characterized by migration patterns in which individuals
move – usually from Third World to First World countries –
to work as nannies, caretakers for the elderly, or as health-care providers.
More information about the WGGP symposium is available online.