Brief Notes


Boss' nominees due Sept. 27

Nominations are being accepted for the Secretariat 1996 Boss of the
Year award program. Only current members of the Secretariat are
eligible to nominate their bosses.

In order to facilitate unbiased evaluations of each nomination letter,
names of bosses, departments and colleges should not be mentioned
in the nomination.

Both the nominator and nominee must sign up to attend the luncheon
Oct. 16, when the winner will be announced. The 1996 Boss of the
Year and one nominator will receive complimentary lunches.

One-page nomination letters are due Sept. 27. They should be sent to
Ronda Rigdon, 109 Davenport Hall, MC-148. Acknowledgment of
receipt will be sent; therefore, any nominator who does not hear
from the committee should call 244-3495.

Class for visiting scholars

The Division of English as an International Language is offering a
noncredit course on American language and culture for visiting
scholars. The course is designed to give scholars an opportunity to
use English effectively in classroom and informal settings and to
offer help in interpreting aspects of American culture.

Although the course begins Sept. 4, scholars may join at any time
during the year. The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2
to 3:30 p.m. in 119 English Building.

For more information, contact the Division of English as an
International Language, 333-1506, or Mary Temperley, 344-1451.

English for non-students

Any adult in the community who has limited English proficiency, and
who is not a UI student, may enroll in a special noncredit English
course offered by the Division of English as an International
Language.

The eight-week course begins Oct. 14, meeting from 2 to 4 p.m
Monday through Thursday of each week. There is a $50 charge for
the course.

Enrollment is limited, and those who appear most likely to benefit
from the course will be given priority. Individuals interested in
taking the placement test Sept. 6 or 11, can sign up in 3070 Foreign
Languages Building.

Photo ID exchange continues

All faculty and staff members are encouraged to exchange their old
photo ID cards for the new "i-card." All old photo IDs will be invalid
as of Sept. 16.

Today and Friday the exchange of photo ID cards can be made at the
Illini Union Bookstore, first floor (9 a.m. through 5 p.m.).

Aug. 19 through Sept. 13, the photo ID card-exchange site for
returning faculty and staff members and all students will be the
Arcade Building, 715 S. Wright St. (Please check the ID Center web
page for hours of operation.) New faculty and staff members should
be directed to the ID Center, second floor of the Illini Union
Bookstore for their new photo ID cards.

The new photo ID card program does not impact holders of paper ID
cards. Paper ID cards will continue to be recognized as before.

For more information on photo ID cards and the production and
distribution schedule, visit the ID Center web page at:
http://www.union.uiuc.edu/idcenter/icard.htm

Statute and rules available

The Personnel Services Office has received revised copies of the State
Universities Civil Service System Statute and Rules. Employees may
pick up copies in 136 Personnel Services Building or contact Cindy
Reed at 333-3101 or c-reed3@illinois.edu.
Swimming lessons offered
The department of kinesiology is offering a Saturday Morning Sports
Instruction program in swimming for children ages 6 through 15.
The course, offered during the fall and spring semesters, is available
for $40 per semester. Classes will be held in the Freer Hall pool from
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Beginning,
intermediate and advanced levels of instruction will be offered both
hours. Non-swimmers will only be admitted to the swim program if
over 3 feet 6 inches tall.

Enrollment is limited. Registration will be accepted by mail (campus
or U.S.) only. For more information, call Kathy McGreal at 333-6508,
or the department of kinesiology at 333-2461.

WILL's private funds increase

WILL-AM-FM-TV, the public broadcasting service of the UI, raised
more than $2 million from private sources in the last fiscal year. The
total, $2,089,544, was up 1.3 percent from the previous year.

Although WILL's AM and FM radio stations exceeded their audience
support goal by 4.4 percent - raising just over $548,000 - WILL-TV
(Channel 12) was 5 percent short of its fund-raising goal.

The TV station expects to be able to cover the shortfall and still
maintain its current service, station manager Ellis Bromberg said.
"We were close enough to our goal that we can balance our budget
with minor adjustments behind the scenes."

Other sources of private financial support include just over $400,000
in support from area businesses and $17,500 from Vintage Vinyl, a
used-record sale. Both activities showed small increases over last
year's totals.

The funds were raised last year and will be spent during the current
fiscal year that ends June 30, 1997.

Watercolor courses offered

Two noncredit courses in watercolor techniques will be offered by
the School of Art and Design this fall.

"Introduction to Watercolors" is designed for those who have little or
no knowledge of watercolor technique, and "Creative Watercolor
Techniques" is designed for the intermediate-to-advanced-level
student.

Class size is limited to 15 students. Each class will meet for 12 weeks
on Monday or Wednesday evenings (choose one) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.,
beginning Sept. 9. Cost for each course is $90.

Registration is Aug.19 through 30. For registration, materials list and
additional information, see Debbie Soucie in 142 Art and Design
Building or call 333-1652.

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