Software summer school offers discount to UI employees

The Office of Continuing Engineering Education is sponsoring the Illinois Software Summer School. The annual program provides continuing education in software technology and related areas. This year, 12 short courses will be offered on campus in July:

"Programming in C++," July 7-9 ($850); "Advanced Programming in C++," July 10-11 ($600); "Information Superhighway," July 7 ($350); "Using ATM Technology," July 8-9 ($600); "Information Gateway: The World Wide Web," July 10-12 ($850); "Cryptography, Security and Privacy for Networks and Distributed Systems," July 14-15 ($600); "Design of Multimedia Systems," July 16-18 ($850); "Introduction to Java Programming," July 14-16 ($850); "Java for C++ Programmers," July 17 ($350); "Advanced Java Programming," July 18-19 ($600); "Software Design Techniques," July 21-23 ($850); and "Object-Oriented Design With Design Patterns," July 24-26 ($850).

UI employees are eligible for a $100 discount. For course descriptions, general information and registration information, go to: More information also is available from Kendra Reasor, 244-2037, or e-mail

Krannert Center hosts summer celebration on June 21

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts hosts its annual Summer Swing on June 21. The daylong party features live music, food, children's activities and building tours.

Live entertainment is scheduled in the outdoor amphitheater from noon until 6 p.m. At noon, the Defilers, from Bloomington, Ill., will play surf music, followed by the popular salsa band Adelante! at 1:15, the Jeff Helgesen Quartet at 2:30 p.m., bluegrass with the Prairie Dogs at 3:45 p.m. and R&B with the Mary Clark Revue at 5 p.m.

The day will be capped off with a concert by the Dirty Dozen at 7 p.m. in the Tryon Festival Theater. The group has earned fans worldwide with its blend of traditional brass band music and funky jazz.

Daytime events are free of charge. Tickets for the Dirty Dozen may be reserved by contacting the Krannert Center ticket office, 333-6280. In case of rain, outdoor events will be held in the Krannert Center Lobby.

Summerfest '97 season opens June 20

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces performances for Summerfest '97. Now in its seventh season, Summerfest again offers a blend of comedy and mystery in three different plays, performed by the same company of actors in rotation throughout the summer.

The season opens June 20 at 8 p.m. with "Bedroom Farce" by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. Wendy McClure directs this farce in which three couples are seen in their bedrooms (all on stage at the same time) preparing for and returning from a party held at the home of one of the three couples.

A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia" opens June 21 at 8 p.m. and is directed by Nancy Hovasse. A comedy with surprising insight, this is the story of a man, his wife and his dog, Sylvia.

This year's thriller is Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," which opens June 22 at 7 p.m. David Knight directs this whodunit, which features several eccentric characters arriving at a country inn one evening during a blizzard. One of them committed a murder earlier that morning ­ but which one?

Scientific exploration courses open to kids ages 7 to 12

The UI Museum of Natural History announces the newest addition to its science series ­ Scientific Exploration. This summer program teaches children, ages 7 to 12, about the natural world through discussions, activities and games.

Each class, limited to eight children, will be covered during three sessions (one per week). Attendance is required at all three sessions of that class.

Classes offered this summer are Desert Magic, July 12, 19 and 26 (11- and 12-year-olds); Secrets of Survival, July 15, 22 and 29 (7- and 8-year-olds); Beautiful Birds,

July 17, 24 and 31 (9- and 10-year-olds). Classes are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in 231 Natural History Building. An afternoon session may be added if necessary.

Classes are free but a $10 deposit per class is required. Registration forms, available in the museum's third-floor gallery and the Discovery Room, are due July 7.


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