brief notes

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. Class activities emphasize discussion, with topics determined by the participants.

The course begins Sept. 8, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 132 Davenport Hall. Scholars may join at any time. For more information, call the Division of English as an International Language at 333-1506.

English for non-students

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

The eight-week course begins Oct. 13, meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday 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. People interested in taking the course should sign up in 3070 Foreign Languages Building to take a placement test Sept. 5 or 10.

Swimming lessons for children

Fall swimming classes, sponsored by the department of kinesiology, meet Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Freer Hall Pool. Classes run Sept. 13 through Nov. 22 and are co-educational. Fees are $40 for each class, per participant, per semester. Participants must be between 6 and 15 years old. Non-swimmers, regardless of age, must be more than 3 feet tall.

Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of instruction will be offered both hours. Enrollment is limited. Registration is accepted by campus or U.S. mail only. For more information, call Kathy McGreal, 333-6508 or the department of kinesiology, 333-2461.

Office of Business Affairs offers training

Training sessions for university financial and administrative systems are being offered by the Office of Business Affairs. These sessions, which promote continuous improvement of campus financial management, are offered to department heads, as well as departmental business office staff members.

All classes meet for one session except Departmental Purchase Orders (a two-day class) and Fund Accounting for Colleges and Universities (a three-day series). All classes meet at the Combined Training Center in the basement of Illini Hall.

Participants must make reservations by calling the number indicated below, or registering electronically by visiting the OBA Web site at After you find the course that you wish to take, click on the contact name and register by sending an e-mail message with the following information: (1) name of topic, (2) date of session, (3) time of session, (4) attendee name, (5) campus phone extension and (6) e-mail address. If you have trouble sending e-mail with your browser, please call your network administrator or Jennifer Lehmann in Business Systems, 244-4251.


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