brief notes

Vacation/sick leave noted
Vacation and sick leave balances for faculty members and academic professionals as of Aug. 20 will appear on the Nov. 20 earnings statements. Any questions regarding those balances should be directed to the employee's home department or unit. For additional information, contact Constance Caveny in the Office of Academic Human Resources at 333-2759.

Krannert JavaHouse tour
As part of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts' JavaHouse tour, Ariel, an Australian music group, will be featured at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at Espresso Royale Cafe, 602 E. Daniel St., Champaign. JavaHouse tour features Krannert Center guest artists in an informal setting, allowing them to perform and participate in discussions about their work. For information, call the Krannert Center ticket office at 333-6280.

Mathematics lecture
As part of their ongoing Mathematics in Science and Society lecture series, the department of mathematics will present "A World of Instabilities," at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in 314 Altgeld Hall. Susan Friedlander, professor of mathematics at UIC, will discuss the mathematical model for fluid motion, namely the partial differential equations known as the Euler equations. Refreshments will be served before the lecture at 3:15 p.m. in 321 Altgeld Hall.

Holiday showcase at Allerton
The historic rooms of Allerton House will be decorated for the holidays by area designers. The showcase will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 through 25. Admission is $7 and a luncheon is available for an additional $8 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 333-2127. Five area artists also will be featured at the visitors' center auditorium during the showcase. These artists will display a variety of pottery, jewelry, ceramic sculptures, glass and weaving. Admission to "Artists at Allerton" is free, but children under 8 will not be admitted.

Beckman concert series
Three more programs are scheduled this semester in the School of Music's Beckman Concert Series. All concerts are performed at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the atrium of the Beckman Institute. The remaining programs: Nov. 7, a performance by cellists Leonardo Altino and Gerhard Oetiker; Nov. 14, the Illini Brass and Graduate Brass Quintet; and Nov. 21, Contemporary Vocal Ensemble with Tape.

Car pool directory available
If you live outside Champaign-Urbana and would like to car pool to work, you may want to consult the Commuter ZIP Code Directory. Compiled by the Division of Management Information, the directory shows names and addresses for Urbana campus employees who live outside the 61801, 61802 and 61820 to 61826 ZIP code area. Copies of the directory have been sent to each college office and are available at the Information Desk in the Illini Union, the Reference Desk in the main library and the Operation and Maintenance File Room in the Physical Plant Service Building. For more information, call the Division of Management Information at 333-3551.

Considering working abroad?
The department of educational organization and leadership is sponsoring a seminar for individuals considering working abroad. Tom McCowen of the Office of International Programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will lead the seminar, designed to help participants understand cultural and professional differences in the corporate environment of Asia. The program will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in 122 David Kinley Hall. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. To register, contact Cheryl at 442-7248.

Send in your holiday recipes
Aunt Martha's cranberry surprise, grandma's favorite turkey tetrazzini -- keep these recipe secrets no longer. WILL-Channel 12 is looking for tried-and-true holiday recipes to feature in a cooking program to air Dec. 8. "H is for Holidays" will feature several area cooks, preparing their recipes live on the show. Those and some of the other recipes submitted will be included in a special cookbook. Mail your recipes, including your name and daytime phone number, by Nov. 15, to H is for Holidays, WILL-TV, 1110 W. Main St., Urbana, Ill., 61801, or e-mail them to

Second Sunday concert
Guitarist Manley Mallard, professor of music at Millikin University, Decatur, will be featured at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 during WILL's Second Sunday Concert. The program will include Renaissance pieces for solo lute, Concerto in D by Johann Friedrich Fasch, and guitar duos by Fernando Sor, Francis Kleynjans and others. Kirk Hanser, an alumnus of Millikin who teaches and performs in St. Louis, will join Mallard for the duets. The concert will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9) from the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The concert is free and open to the public.

Wheelchair athletics on WILL
November's "Prairie Fire" program on WILL-Channel 12 examines the history of sports for disabled students at UI. The episode will air at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 and focuses on Tim Nugent's establishment of the nation's first collegiate wheelchair basketball team in 1948 and the growth of the UI sports program that has produced many Olympic athletes and world record holders such as Jean Driscoll, Sharon Hedrick and Scot Hollonbeck. "Prairie Fire" producer and host Alison Davis said she became interested in the history of wheelchair sports at UI while producing a documentary on Driscoll. Davis also goes fishing on Lake Shelbyville with Mary Satterfield Benge, one of the country's top female anglers, and looks at "shingle style" architecture in the Jacksonville Historic District and the Hooper Savanna at the Iroquois County State Conservation Area. "Prairie Fire" is Channel 12's monthly cultural magazine series about the people and places of Central Illinois.

Science classes for kids
The treasures of the sea will be the focus of the Nov. 16 children's science classes at the Museum of Natural History. It is all part of the museum's Saturday Safari program, a series of science classes designed to teach children about the natural world through hands-on activities, games and discussion. Classes, held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., are free, but space is limited, so parents must pre-register their children for each class. Registration forms may be picked up in the museum's third-floor gallery and the Discovery Room.

LAS award deadlines
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will accept nominations for the following Awards of Excellence through the following dates: Academic Professional Awards (Nov. 15); Staff Awards (Nov. 25); Prokasy Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Teaching Assistants, Lynn M. Martin Award for Distinguished Women and Humanities Teaching Excellence Awards (Jan. 14). Faculty and staff members and students are encouraged to submit nominations. Departmental offices have complete guidelines and nomination forms. For more information, contact Sylvia Riley at 333-4447.

Award deadline announced
The UI Mothers Association is seeking nominations of women, with a current or past connection to the UI, who have used their talents to enrich the lives of others. The bronze Medallion of Honor will be presented during Moms Day Weekend, April 11 through 13. Nominations must be received by Dec. 18 and include biographical information and three letters of support. For more information, contact Nancy Rotzoll, 333-7063.

YMCA fund-raising dinner
In honor of YMCA World Peace Day and in support of its international programs, the University YMCA will hold its second international programs fund-raising dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Latzer Hall. Dinner will include a vegetarian or non-vegetarian Thai entree served with salad and dessert. Proceeds benefit University YMCA international programs. Tickets are $10 and available at the YMCA. For more information, call Bobby Mauoane or Michelle Johnson, 337-1500.

Lecture on workers' rights
Charles Kernaghan will lecture on the plight of Haitian workers making clothing under license for Walt Disney Co.The lecture is at noon Nov. 7 in 35 Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Building, .

Last spring, Kernaghan, director of the National Labor Committee Education Fund in Support of Worker and Human Rights in Central America, caused a media uproar when he testified in Congress about abusive working conditions in a Honduran factory producing clothing for Wal-Mart's "Kathie Lee" label.

In a lecture titled "Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, It's Off to Work We Go," Kernaghan will discuss the working conditions among Haitian women who are paid $2.40 a day to stitch together Mickey Mouse pajamas and Pocahontas T-shirts for American retail chains. Disney earns nearly $1 billion in annual revenues by licensing the use of its name, animated characters and other properties to offshore garment companies.

Craft Show is Nov. 16-17
The UI Assembly Hall and Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists will sponsor the annual Chris Cringle Craft Show and Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. The show and sale, entering its 17th year in Champaign-Urbana, hosts more than 140 exhibitors on all three levels of the Assembly Hall. Only hand-crafted items are featured. Concession stands also will also be set up. Admission is $3, including parking. There is no charge for children 6 years old or younger, but strollers or carts are not allowed. For information, call 333-5000.

Local heritage featured
A new exhibit at the UI is designed to raise community awareness about the rich heritage of African Americans in Champaign County. "Through the Years: African American History Comes Home" will be on display through Dec. 18 in the building housing the UI Afro-American Studies and Research Program.

The exhibit -- which reaches as far back as the 1860s -- features photographs, personal diaries, letters, newspaper and magazine articles, paintings and quotes from oral histories of Champaign County residents. It examines seven aspects of the African-American experience in Champaign County: family; religion; arts and entertainment; education; military; businesses, fraternal and social organizations; and community activism.

The Champaign County African American History Committee, a volunteer group under the sponsorship of the Early American Museum and the Champaign Park District, collected the materials used in the exhibit.

The exhibit was designed by Val Littlefield and Carla Bloom from the Afro-American Studies and Research Program, Linda Duke and Viktoria Ford from the Krannert Art Museum, Mike Herbert and Lisa Gatzke from the Art and Design Program, and Cheryl Kennedy from the Early American Museum.

The exhibit will be open to the public, but appointments for viewing are required. Call 333-7781 to arrange a viewing time.


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