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July 1, 2004
Vol. 24, No. 1
Increase in deer population causes concern at Allerton
By Sharita Forrest While the quantity and qual-
ity of natural areas that provide
very year, thousands of the deer with shelter and food
visitors travel to Monti- has diminished in North America
cello to enjoy the pasto- since European settlement, biolo-
ral splendor of the gar- gists believe that farming, con-
dens, meadow and forest of Rob- versely, has helped deer prolifer-
ert Allerton Park. ate in some settings. Crops such as
However, high numbers soybeans, alfalfa and corn in the
of another type of guest – the ﬁelds surrounding Allerton pro-
white-tailed deer – are becom- vide the deer with an abundant,
ing increasingly problematic in preternatural food supply that
the park and adjacent 4-H camp. they use to supplement their diet
Like elsewhere in Illinois and in of natural vegetation. Even in the
other states such as Wisconsin, the winter months, the deer are able
population of white-tailed deer at to sustain themselves by browsing
Allerton has grown dramatically, on waste grain left behind in the
raising concerns about the impact ﬁelds during the harvest.
the deer herd may be having on the Multiple births – sets of twins
parkʼs natural areas and the herdʼs and even triplets – are not uncom-
potential for transmitting diseases mon, as does in the Allerton area
to humans and domestic animals. tend to be in prime physical condi-
Since 1981, UI biologists have tion and reproduce at steady rates
conducted annual counts of deer until they die. Mild winters and
in and around Allerton, which they photo by Bill Wiegand low natural mortality from preda-
perform by helicopter during the Tasty treat? A 10-foot fence, which was constructed in 1987 around the meadows, conference center tors and disease are helping the
winter months when snow cover and formal gardens, has done little to deter deer from eating and damaging cultivated areas at Robert deer herds ﬂourish at Allerton and
and the absence of foliage provide Allerton Park, Monticello. More worrisome to biologists is the adverse impact the herd is having on the elsewhere in the region.
an ideal backdrop for spotting deer. natural areas by consuming native vegetation and eradicating habitats for other animals, birds and According to some estimates, a
During this yearʼs count, which insects. deer herd can double in size every
was conducted in February under Over the course of 2004, biolo- lerton has an estimated 163 deer Warner, a professor of natural six to nine years if it has sufﬁcient
conditions deemed nearly ideal, gists estimate that the areaʼs deer per square mile browsing its gar- resources and environmental sci- food, low natural mortality and is
biologists estimated that there population will likely swell by an- dens, forest and meadow. ences and one of the UI biologists not susceptible to hunters.
were more than 730 deer in the other 350 deer as does give birth. Deer herds throughout the Unit- studying the issue. Restrictions on “In part, whatʼs driving the
park and the 5,700 acres around it, While biologists believe that ed States have increased exponen- hunting and programs for trapping herdʼs growth is how well the
a signiﬁcant increase from the 550 the optimal deer population in a tially in recent decades, although and relocating deer helped the deer fawns survive,” Warner said.
deer they estimated were in the natural area such as Allerton is 20 around 1900, deer were “function- population rebound beginning in “Thereʼs not much mortality pres-
area during the 2003 count. or fewer deer per square mile, Al- ally gone from Illinois,” said Dick the 1920s. SEE ALLERTON DEER, PAGE 2
Printable silicon for ultrahigh performance ﬂexible electronic systems
By James E. Kloeppel where we need them on large, low-cost sub- Nuzzo, a professor of chemistry and director cation techniques favor ﬂat chips, printing-
News Bureau Staff Writer strates such as ﬂexible plastics.” of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research based methods remove that constraint.
By carving specks of single crystal sili- This approach has important advantages Laboratory on the UI campus. “In the other “Another aspect of low-cost electronic
con from a bulk wafer and casting them onto compared with paths for similar devices approach, the objects were dispersed in a printing is embedding information tech-
sheets of plastic, UI scientists have demon- that use organic molecules for the semi- solvent and then cast using solution-based nology into places where it didnʼt exist be-
strated a route to ultrahigh conductor. Single-crys- printing techniques.” fore,” Nuzzo said. “By inserting electronic
ﬂexible thin-ﬁlm transis- research tal silicon has extremely
good electrical properties
Both approaches can be implemented in
a manufacturing environment, and would
intelligence into everyday items, we could
exchange information and communicate in
tors. The process could
enable new applications
in consumer electronics
news (roughly 1,000 times better
than known organics) and
its reliability and materials
scale nicely to large-area formats, Nuzzo
said. Separating the processing of the sili-
con from the fabrication of other transistor
exciting new ways.”
An example, he said, would be low-
cost radio frequency identiﬁcation tags that
– such as inexpensive wall-to-wall displays properties are well known from decades of components enables the devices to be inte- could take the place of ordinary product bar
and intelligent but disposable radio fre- research in silicon microelectronics. grated with a wide range of material types, codes. Such tags could ease congestion in
quency identiﬁcation tags – and could even To demonstrate the technique, Rogers including low-cost plastics. supermarket checkout lines and help busy
be used in applications that require signiﬁ- and his colleagues fabricated single-crystal, Fabricating circuits by continuous, high- homemakers maintain shopping lists.
cant computing power. microstructured silicon objects from wafers speed printing techniques could offer dif- “You can let your imagination run wild,”
“Conventional silicon devices are lim- using conventional lithographic patterning ferent capabilities than can be achieved Nuzzo said. “The functionality of an elec-
ited by the size of the silicon wafer, which and etching processes. The processing se- with existing silicon technologies, Rogers tronic circuit doesnʼt have to be wired to a
is typically less than 12 inches in diameter,” quence generated objects of various shapes said. “We can think in terms of unconven- chip – it can be integrated into the architec-
said John Rogers, a professor of materials as small as 50 nanometers on a side. The tional electronics – putting devices in places ture itself.”
science and engineering and co-author of a researchers then used two approaches for where standard silicon chips canʼt go due to Other co-authors of the paper were visit-
paper that appeared in the June 28 issue of transferring the objects to substrates to cre- expense or geometry.” ing scholar Etienne Menard, postdoctoral
the journal Applied Physics Letters. “Instead ate high performance, thin-ﬁlm transistors. Not only could huge, wall-sized displays researcher Dahl-Young Khang and graduate
of making the wafer bigger and costlier, we “In one approach, we used procedures be built at far less cost, components could student Keon-Jae Lee. The Defense Advanced
want to slice up the wafer and disperse it in that exploit high-resolution rubber stamps be printed on the insides of windshields and Research Projects Agency and the U.S. De-
such a way that we can then place pieces for transfer printing,” said co-author Ralph other non-ﬂat surfaces. While current fabri- partment of Energy funded the work. ◆
Consumer education YouthMapping ACHIEVEMENTS 2
In This Issue
Study ﬁnds understanding Teens research BOOK CORNER 3
nutrition labels can lead to opportunities in their
healthier eating. small towns, develop BRIEF NOTES 6
PAGE 4 leadership skills. CALENDAR 7
PAGE 5 DEATHS 2
On the Web
PAGE 2 InsideIllinois July 1, 2004
achievements A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members
agricultural, consumer and environmental engineering states inducted as fellows this year. Functions and the Future of Medieval The-
sciences Benjamin W. Wah, the Franklin W. Planners who have been certiﬁed by ater,” which was published in Speculum.
Hans Blaschek, professor of microbiol- Woeltge Endowed Professor in the depart- AICP can use the designation AICP after The award was presented April 2 during the
ogy in the department of food science and ment of electrical and computer engineer- their names; while Fellows are designated academyʼs annual meeting in Seattle.
human nutrition, was one of the presenters ing, and research professor in the Coordi- by FAICP. Currently, more than 14,000
at a symposium on food safety and security nated Science Laboratory, along with com- practicing urban and rural planners in North university library
held by the French Senate in Paris during puter science graduate students Yixin Chen America and elsewhere have earned AICP Diane C. Schmidt, biology librarian
April. The only American presenter at the and Chih-Wei Hsu, won two prizes at the certiﬁcation. Of those, fewer than 310 have and associate professor of library adminis-
conference, Blaschek was invited to report Fourth International Conference on Auto- attained the status of fellow. tration, has been honored with the Special
on measures the United States has under- mated Planning and Scheduling. SGPlan, Libraries Association Biomedical and Life
taken to ensure food safety and security an integrated planner that the team devel- liberal arts and sciences Sciences Distinguished Member Award
since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The con- oped, won ﬁrst prize in the suboptimal Daniel J. O’Keefe, professor of speech 2004. The award recognizes Schmidtʼs sig-
ference also covered topics such as the glo- temporal metric track and second prize in communication, was honored with the Best niﬁcant contributions to the division and the
balization of the food industry, genetically the suboptimal propositional track. It was Article Award by the International Com- profession of librarianship, which include
modiﬁed foods and foodborne disease. the only integrated planner to win in both munication Association at its 54th annual teaching continuing education courses, pre-
tracks. (SGPlan did not participate in the conference, “Communication in the Pub- sentations in the biological sciences and
civil service scholarships third track.) lic Interest,” May 27-31 in New Orleans. publication of second and third editions of
Recipients of the 2004-05 Civil Service The biannual international planning OʼKeefe was recognized for his article her book “Using the Biological Literature:
Employees and Dependents Scholarships competition is a siginiﬁcant event in the “Message Properties, Mediating States and A Practical Guide.”
were recognized June 8 at a reception. Three artiﬁcial intelligence research community Manipulation Checks: Claims, Evidence,
employees and four dependents of employ- that promotes advancement in planning, a and Data Analysis in Experimental Per- veterinary medicine
ees were selected to receive the awards. core area of artiﬁcial intelligence. Teams suasive Message Effects Research,” which Paul S. Cooke, professor of veterinary
Employees honored: Angella Ander- from more than 20 universities participated appeared in the August 2003 issue of Com- biosciences, has been selected to hold the
son, staff secretary, Division of Rehabilita- in this yearʼs competition. munication Theory. The International Com- new Field Chair in Reproductive Biology,
tion Education Services; Talisa E. Webber, munication Association is a 54-year-old the ﬁrst endowed chair at the College of Vet-
secretary IV, College of Law Library; Mary ﬁne and applied arts organization based in Washington, D.C., erinary Medicine. Cooke, an internationally
Yeazel, program administrative assistant, Clyde Forrest, professor emeritus of which promotes the study of communica- recognized expert in his ﬁeld, examines is-
College of Engineering Career Services. urban and regional planning, has been in- tion theories, processes and skills and pro- sues such as the role played by steroid hor-
Dependent recipients: Clint D. Harper, ducted into the American Institute of Certi- vides a forum for scholars to share research mones in the development and function of
son of Terri Palumbo, administrative as- ﬁed Plannersʼ College of Fellows. AICP is ﬁndings and promote a greater understand- reproductive organs, the impact of toxins
sistant II, Ofﬁce of Business and Financial the professional institute of the American ing of the human communication process. on reproduction and estrogen regulation of
Services; Lisa A. Henry, daughter of Nancy Planning Association. Carol Symes, professor of history, has adipose tissue.
M. Henry, secretary IV, department of ani- Forrest was recognized at a ceremony been awarded the 2004 Van Courtlandt El- The endowed chair is part of an estate gift
mal sciences; Wesley Logan, son of Debo- April 24 during the associationʼs National liott Prize for an outstanding ﬁrst article from Thanis “Billie” Alexander Field, a 1929
rah Logan, account technician III, Univer- Planning Conference, in Washington, D.C. in the ﬁeld of medieval studies. The prize, graduate of the UIʼs Urbana campus and ani-
sity Payables; Kelly A. OʼConnor, daughter Forrest, who was recognized for his service awarded by the Medieval Academy of mal lover who was interested in supporting
of Joann K. O’Connor, service secretary II, to APA and his leadership on its Divisions America, was for Symesʼ article “The Ap- research that would address the problem of
UI Exension, Champaign Unit. Council, was one of 46 planners from 25 pearance of Early Vernacular Plays: Forms, companion animal overpopulation. ◆
ALLERTON DEER, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
sure on them. Weʼre ﬁnding out that ʻlet student interns had laboriously planted one that the deer are not easily deterred. species propagate rapidly and are dramati-
nature take its courseʼ is impractical now day – leaving behind only empty ﬂowerpots The herdʼs travels throughout the park cally changing the composition of the for-
because we have so many things out of and hoof prints. and the adjacent 4-H camp also are damag- estʼs understory vegetation, although staff
whack.” Deer also ﬁnd the trees and shrubs rather ing the turf and hiking trails, creating “game routinely remove invasive plants by hand
Deer also are highly adaptable, Warner tasty and have grazed on yews up to 6 feet trails” that dissolve into mud wallows when and with controlled burns. The intrusive
said, “and able to learn and adjust their hab- from the ground. Hardwood seedlings, it it rains, said Jim Gortner, interim director of plant species also are proliferating because
its more than biologists ever anticipated,” seems, are highly appetizing to the hooved operations and conference center manager. limited resources hamper staffʼs contain-
changing their behavioral patterns to ﬁnd diners, and during the past 30 years, only Aside from the costs associated with re- ment efforts.
shelter and food and raise their young de- one oak seedling in the forestʼs study plots placing plants, trees and soil damaged by The teeming deer population in and
spite changes in their habitats. has managed to elude the deersʼ voracious the deer, there also are growing concerns around the park also is a concern because
At Allerton, the burgeoning herd is a browsing. In addition, memorial redbuds, that the burgeoning herd may pose a threat diseases are prone to spread rapidly among
growing concern because of the extensive oaks and other trees near the conference to the parkʼs ecosystem. The herdʼs feed- high-density deer herds. Deer can foster
damage the deer do to the gardens and the center had to be replaced because the deer ing habits are diminishing the diversity of Lyme Disease, a tick-borne disease that
forest. destroyed them by rubbing on them. plant species throughout the forest – which can be transmitted to humans. Based upon
Staff members report that every year In 1987 an electriﬁed fence was construct- ultimately may eradicate food sources and inspections of deer taken by hunters in the
deer consume nearly all of the annual and ed around the parkʼs core – the meadow, the habitats for other fauna. Deer consume na- Piatt County area in recent years, there is
perennial plants around the conference cen- conference center and the formal gardens tive wildﬂowers and saplings, which en- evidence that deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis),
ter and nearby buildings. Last year, the deer – in an attempt to exclude the deer from the ables invasive, often non-native species of the primary vector for Lyme Disease, are on
consumed a substantial amount of ornamen- cultivated areas. However, the deer quickly plants such as garlic mustard, bush honey- the increase in the area.
tal vegetation around the conference center learned how to circumvent the fence, which suckle and multiﬂora rose, which deer ﬁnd David Schejbal, associate vice chancel-
alone, and overnight ate all the ﬂowers that today serves as little more than a reminder unpalatable, to thrive. The non-native plant lor and director of continuing education,
said that UI ofﬁcials are exploring various
deaths Academic Human Resources • Suite 420, 807 S. Wright St., MC-310 • 333-6747
options for managing the deer herd at Al-
lerton and will be developing a plan in the
Marjorie C. Stevenson, 92, died June Listings of academic professional and faculty member positions can be reviewed during
19 in Huntsville, Texas. Stevenson However, even when deer populations
regular business hours or online.
worked at the UI for 10 years, retiring in are brought under control in a region, it can
For faculty/teaching positions: www.ahr.uiuc.edu/jobs/faculty/ahrjobrg1.htm
1968 as a library clerk III. Memorials: take a decade or longer before the vegeta-
For acpro employment opportunites:
University Place Christian Church, 403 tion begins to show recovery from the dam-
S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820. Current UI employees and students can receive e-mail notiﬁcation of open positions by
age the herds have wrought, Warner said.
Dorothy Sullivan, 90, died June 18 at subscribing to the academic jobs listserve: www.ahr.uiuc.edu/#acjob “Weʼre at a point now that if we want to
the Carle Arbours, Savoy. Sullivan was protect Allerton Parkʼs natural vegetation,
Personnel Services Ofﬁce • 52 E. Gregory Drive, MC-562 • 333-3101 we have to do something about the deer.
a secretary in the department of physical Information about staff employment online at www.pso.uiuc.edu. Paper employment
education for men for 12 years, retiring applications or paper civil service exam requests are no longer accepted by PSO. To
While deer are a valued and important part
in 1974, and previously had worked as complete an online employment application and to submit an exam request, visit the online of the ecosystem, a hands off approach at
a clerk in the purcha sing department Employment Center: https://hrnet.uihr.uillinois.edu/panda-cf/employment/index.cfm this point is unacceptable,” Warner said. ◆
for two years. Memorials: Holy Cross
Church, 405 W. Clark, Champaign, IL
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July 1, 2004 InsideIllinois PAGE 3
On the Job Brooke Reifsteck Movies elevate, rather than denigrate,
journalism and reporters
Are movies to blame for the publicʼs about what can go wrong when we lose
low opinion of reporters and journalism? sight of those ideals or myths.”
Has the Hollywood portrayal of the news Journalism movies, Ehrlich said, almost
business grown harsher in recent decades? always underscore the notion that “jour-
Some in the news media think so, says nalism is important, journalism has a cen-
former reporter Matthew Ehrlich, now a UI tral place in American life and in democ-
journalism professor and racy, that journalism can and
the author of an engaging should be performed well.
new book on the subject. And if journalism somehow
Some critics among has lost its way – because of
journalists think movies money pressures, sensational-
too frequently portray them ism, television, sleaze – then
in an unﬂattering light one way or another it can ﬁnd
– as hard-drinking, foul- its way again, and journal-
mouthed, scandal-seek- ists can do the right thing and
ing or lacking conscience, make a difference.”
among other things. And To write the book, Eh-
they believe that portrayal rlich turned a critical eye on
has colored the publicʼs what he calls the journalism
view of real-life journal- movie genre: movies that
ism. focus on reporters and the
photo by Bill Wiegand
But Ehrlich went to the news business. His list in-
“Journalism in the Movies,” by
source – the movies – and Matthew Ehrlich (UI Press) cluded such notable ﬁlms as
Work is child’s play for Brooke Reifsteck, a child development supervisor argues for a very different “The Front Page,” “His Girl
at the Expanded Child Development Lab. Along with two full-time view in “Journalism in the Movies” (UI Friday,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,”
colleagues and a steady ﬂow of student teachers, Reifsteck cares for 17 Press), being published in August. “Citizen Kane,” “All the Presidentʼs Men,”
3-year-olds enrolled in the full-day child-care program. Reifsteck joined “I started off, as a lot of journalists do, “Network,” “Broadcast News” and “The In-
the university’s staff in January 2003 right after she graduated from thinking that movies primarily are very sider.”
Eastern Illinois University in December with a degree in early childhood highly critical of the press, and derogatory, A common theme among these movies
education. and tell stories that kind of undermine the is their dual message about the world of
pressʼs place in American life. But Iʼve journalism, Ehrlich wrote. “They have ex-
Tell me a little about what you do every day.
come around to the notion that, on the alted professional virtue by telling tales of
I work from 7 to 3:30 in full-day child care for children of students, faculty,
whole, they do the opposite.” ethical practitioners versus amoral hacks;
staff and families in the community. We’re responsible for daily care for
Movies in general, and journalism mov- at the same time, they have broadly hinted
the kids, making sure they’re safe and healthy.
ies in particular, are almost always rein- at how much fun amoral hacks can be.”
We also plan and implement age-appropriate activities for them, to keep forcing ideals or mythic notions about de- One reason for that dual message is that
them stimulated and excited about learning. We have an emergent mocracy and the role of the press, Ehrlich so many of the scripts were written by for-
curriculum: We look at the types of things they’re interested in, and then found. When movies tell negative stories mer journalists with their own mixed feel-
we plan activities and experiences around those things. For example, about the press, or portray reporters as ings about the press – and often a sense of
they’ve been interested in knowing what time it is lately. So we took misﬁts or villains, their stories are almost what sells in a screenplay, Ehrlich wrote.
the clock off the wall and traced it and we listened to it. Today they always “morality tales, or cautionary tales, – Craig Chamberlain, News Bureau
were drawing their own clocks – which also helps them work on writing
numbers and adds to their knowledge of how things work – how life works
– because it’s all time-scheduled.
How many kids do you have typically?
DARPA funds new
There are 10 to 20 in a room. Three moved away, so now we have 17.
There are two other teachers who work with me on a full-time basis. The
school day for the kids is 7:30 to 5:30.
Why did you choose this ﬁeld of work?
My original major was math and I was planning to be a high-school math photonic research center
teacher. I still love math, but after having a few experiences in high-school
practicums, I decided that high-school teaching wasn’t the place for me. By James E. Kloeppel delivery in next-generation communi-
I kind of experimented around a little bit and found out that I really love News Bureau Staff Writer cations systems.”
working with 3- to 4-year-olds. The UI has received a grant from the A primary focus of the center is im-
Defense Advanced Research Projects provement in laser technology that is
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Agency to create a photonic research now feasible due to the ultra-fast light-
Deﬁnitely working with the kids and the families. Every day is a new day.
center to develop ultra-fast light sourc- emitting transistor, recently discovered
Nothing’s ever boring. It’s great to hear the stories the kids come in with
es for high-speed signal processing by center researchers Milton Feng and
every day. It’s amazing how much they know in only three years of life.
and optical communications systems. Nick Holonyak Jr. The light-emitting
What’s the most challenging part of what you do? The grant will provide $6.2 million in transistor can modulate both electri-
Keeping things consistent for the kids. We get student teachers and funding over four years. cal and optical signals simultaneously,
workers, and it seems like there are different faces in our room all the The Hyper-Uniform Nanophotonic and could extend the modulation band-
time. Sometimes it’s a challenge in consistency for us as teachers to Technology Center is directed by Nor- width of a semiconductor light source
make sure what’s going on in the room is really working for the staff that’s man K.Y. Cheng, a professor of electri- from 20 gigahertz to more than 100
present at that time. We really have to work hard to make sure that the cal and computer engineering and a re- gigahertz. Faster signal processing and
kids are seeing the same things all the time. searcher at the universityʼs Micro and information transfer would result.
One of the things that makes this place great is that the kids are from all Nanotechnology Laboratory. Illinois is The development of long-wave-
different backgrounds. It does make things challenging every once in a the lead university for the center. Part- length quantum-dot microcavity laser
while, but it keeps everything interesting for us. And the kids don’t know ner institutions are Columbia Universi- technologies would facilitate large-
any different; they love each other the same. ty, the Georgia Institute of Technology capacity seamless communications,
What kinds of things do you like to do when you’re not working? and Harvard University. Cheng said. Researchers at the cen-
I just started grad school, and I’m working on my master’s in special “The HUNT Centerʼs mission is to ter will explore ways to improve the
education. develop critical technologies – includ- size, distribution and optical quality
ing hyper-uniform nanophotonic fab- of quantum dots that could be incor-
I coach the dance team for Villa Grove High School, which is where I went
rication methods, high-performance porated into the active region of light-
to high school. I’m really involved with that, especially throughout the
quantum dot arrays and ultra-fast emitting-transistor-based lasers and
winter. It’s a competition team, and we compete in the Illinois Drill Team
lasers – for optoelectronic intercon- long-wavelength quantum-dot lasers.
Association. The team went to the state competition this year, which was
nects,” Cheng said. “The center will Proposed techniques include nanoscale
held at the Assembly Hall on March 27, and won fourth place. They did a
address the high-performance optical semiconductor growth and character-
hip-hop routine and a pom routine, and the pom routine was the one they
switching and data routing technolo- ization, nanopatterning, and nanostruc-
got fourth place in.
gies needed for ﬂexible connections- ture device design and fabrication. ◆
Were you on the dance team when you were in high school? on-demand and efﬁcient bandwidth
Yes, and my little sister graduated this year, so she was on it this year
when I taught it. Family is really huge for me; I spend a lot of time with my
family, especially my nephew who just turned 2.
Interview by Sharita Forrest, Assistant Editor
PAGE 4 InsideIllinois July 1, 2004
Understanding nutrition labels can lead to healthier eating
By Debra Levey Larson Next, they do some simple math problems in order to learn
ACES Media Communications Specialist how the information relates to their own daily calorie and
The nutrition label on packaged foods provides a lot nutrient intake. “In the third component, each participant
of helpful information, but consumers donʼt always un- ʻtaughtʼ the rest of the class by sharing nutritional informa-
derstand what it means for them. UI researchers are us- tion about her product, including whether it was a good or
ing a tool they call “See it, do it, teach it” to help people excellent source of calcium,” Chapman-Novakofski said.
learn how to interpret and calculate nutrition information Participants in the study were asked how much calcium
on food labels and apply the knowledge to their own daily they consume in their diet before and after the completing
requirements. the activity. “The post-test revealed that the participants
“One of the goals of the project was to signiﬁcantly increased their calcium intake
particularly help teenaged girls and meno- to 821 mg per day, up from 372 mg per
pausal women understand how they can get
the daily requirement for calcium into their research day,” Chapman-Novakofski said. “Thatʼs
a lot closer to the daily requirements of
diet in order to help prevent osteoporosis,”
said Karen Chapman-Novakofski, profes-
sor of food science and human nutrition.
news 1,200 mg per day for men and women over
50, 1,000 mg for men and women aged 19
through 50 and 1,300 mg per day for teen-
Chapman-Novakofski and registered agers, 9-13 years.”
dietician Lisa Tussing developed an activ- Of course, being able to read and un-
ity to help people have more conﬁdence in understanding derstand the nutrition labels doesnʼt guarantee that a per-
and being able to apply information on nutrition labels. son will suddenly start eating right, but at least they can
Chapman-Novakofski said food labels can be thought of become aware of what nutrients they are getting from a
in two parts: what you should limit (total fat, saturated fat, certain food. “Many people were surprised to ﬁnd out that
cholesterol, sodium, and perhaps total carbohydrates) and thereʼs calcium in cake mixes, frozen dinners, dry oatmeal,
what you should try to get enough of in your diet (vitamin and soups,” Chapman-Novakofski said. “And questions
A, vitamin C, calcium and iron). “Much more attention has about calcium in food servings led to other questions about
been paid to what people should limit rather than the nutri- the fat content of foods, how portion sizes are determined,
ents needed. The average consumer doesnʼt know, for in- and the difference between weight and volume of food por-
photo by David Riecks/ACES ITCS
stance, how much vitamin A 10 percent of the Daily Value tions.” She said that the post-evaluation demonstrated that
is, or how much calcium 25 percent of the Daily Value is,” participants intended to use food labels more often when Nutrition sense Participants in a study by UI
she said. making shopping decisions. ◆ researchers Karen Chapman-Novakofski, professor
The activity that was developed involves three learning of food science and human nutrition, and registered
components. First, participants choose from an assortment dietician Lisa Tussing signiﬁcantly increased their
of packaged foods and are taught how to read the nutrition The USDA guide used in the activity is available at: daily calcium consumption after being taught how to
label on it using the USDAʼs “Guidance on How to Under- www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html decipher nutritional information on food labels and
stand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels.” apply it to their own diets.
UI offers agricultural safety emphasis to students
By Leanne Lucas to understand the safety issues associated more than a dozen other courses offered cial grant focusing on agriculture. This
Agricultural Engineering with the equipment they use, the processes from a variety of colleges in the university grant is administered through the UIʼs
With agriculture consistently ranked as they employ, the animals they handle and that will support the study of agricultural School of Public Health in Chicago.
one of the most hazardous occupations in the facilities they use. The focus here is to safety. These are 100-, 200- or 300-level In addition to the agriculture program
America, itʼs ﬁtting that the UI department understand how to guard, or redesign, a courses and include such topics as industri- at the UI in Urbana, NIOSH funds similar
of agricultural and biological engineering is hazard to eliminate or minimize the risk in- al safety, behavioral psychology and com- programs for students in Chicago in indus-
offering students a new option in their edu- volved with it.” munity health. trial hygiene, occupational medicine and
cation - an emphasis in the area of agricul- A third element is environmental. For For a graduate student with a real inter- occupational nursing. Trainees in Urbana
tural safety and health. Whatʼs more, some example, how do people deal with working est in agricultural safety, who is willing to travel to Chicago several times a year to
students selected for the new ag safety and in the heat, working at night or working un- commit to four or more courses in this area, interact with the trainees there.
health program will receive a stipend and/or der adverse weather conditions? and preferably focus their thesis topic on an For Aherin, the next step is to establish
tuition assistance. To teach students how to evaluate all of agricultural safety issue, Aherin can offer a a special emphasis certiﬁcation in agri-
“In order to be effective in bringing down these elements, Aherin and his colleagues traineeship with a stipend of approximately cultural safety and health at the univer-
the high illness, injury and death rate farm have put together what is called an empha- $800 per month and $2,200 to assist with sity. This should be available by the fall
people experience, ag professionals need to sis area in agricultural safety and health. At tuition and fees each year. of 2004, and will be a helpful tool when
have a better appreciation of where the risk the core of this program are three 300-level Undergraduates willing to complete at graduates are seeking employment.
is and how you evaluate it to make changes courses that can be taken by upper level un- least two of the three core agricultural safe- Aherin noted, “A random sample of
that reduce the risk,” said Bob Aherin, a dergraduates or graduate students. ty classes, as well as a special project or a 298 agricultural and rural health employ-
professor of agricultural engineering and an The ﬁrst course focuses on agricultural related course, may receive $500 toward tu- ers were surveyed to assess the types of ag
agricultural safety specialist at the UI. injuries, the second on agricultural illnesses ition and fee reimbursement for each course safety and health knowledge they would
Many people believe that common sense and diseases and the third teaches agricul- they take. Depending on the number of like to see students acquire. Of the 119
is all thatʼs required to prevent accidents, tural safety systems analysis. courses taken, Aherinʼs funding can support employers who responded, 84 percent in-
but thatʼs not really true, Aherin said. Agri- “The third course goes a little deeper anywhere from seven to nine students. dicated that some academic training in ag
cultural safety is a complicated area. for students,” said Aherin, “teaching them Because funding is limited, Aherin must safety and health would be desirable in fu-
“There are several key elements in- how to evaluate safety from a systems select students who have an agricultural ture employees.
volved in an agricultural incident,” Aherin standpoint, whether itʼs analysis of human background, are planning a career in agri- “Students who are going to work pro-
said. “The ﬁrst is the human element. What behavior, a machine or an environment.” culture or a related ﬁeld such as rural health fessionally in the agricultural industry
is a personʼs perception of the risk at hand At least one of the other courses, on injury care and will have an impact in the area of need some technical background,” Aherin
and what are they willing to do to minimize or illness, is a prerequisite to the systems agricultural safety and health. said. “They need to understand safety and
or eliminate that risk?” analysis course. The National Institute for Occupational health issues because we know theyʼll
A second element is what Aherin terms Students also may complete an individu- Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides much have opportunities in their careers to make
“agents” that cause injuries. “Workers need alized special projects course, and there are of the funding for this work through a spe- a difference in reducing injury risk.” ◆
To improve nursing home care, limit lawsuits, jury awards
By Mark Reutter nursing home care is due to chronic govern-
try, while providing questionable beneﬁts to that a nursing home was negligent. While a
News Bureau Staff Writer ment underfunding, especially compared
patient care,” Bedell wrote. Nursing home nursing home could be considered liable in
Placing limits on lawsuits and jury malpractice costs have risen sharply both with the public funding of acute care in the past if it failed to meet federal standards,
awards against nursing homes would im- because of the number of lawsuits ﬁled and hospitals. By default, Medicaid has become the new law required a plaintiff to show that
prove the quality of care to elderly residents the size of the damages awarded by juries. a primary means for funding long-term care the failure to meet the regulations resulted
by reducing the skyrocketing cost of liabil- “Nursing homes are a new target of the services. directly in injury or death.
ity insurance, an article in the Elder Law litigation system,” and lawsuits have driven These state-administered programs, A 2002 measure passed by the Ohio Leg-
Journal argues. costs to crisis levels, causing insurance pre- which subsidize the medical bills of the poor islature not only limited punitive damages,
In the wake of state laws that opened miums to rise to as much as $7,000 a bed in and elderly, are among the fastest growing but allowed a jury to consider the impact
the door to lawsuits against poor care in the Florida in 2001. expenditures in state budgets. “Given the that any payout on the ability of the nursing
1980s, nursing homes have been beset by Partly as a result of escalating costs, a statesʼ ﬁnancial contribution to long-term home to provide services for its patients.
litigation that threatens to sap the ﬁnancial growing minority of nursing homes has care funding, it is in the interests of states to “Tort reform should be encouraged to
strength of the industry, according to R. stopped buying insurance. “Without liabil- address the costs that tort litigation imposes make litigation a more efﬁcient means of
Patrick Bedell, articles editor for the jour- ity insurance, a nursing home is exposed to on nursing homes,” Bedell wrote. providing a right of action for nursing home
nal, published by the UI College of Law. bankruptcy if a large monetary judgment is The Florida Legislature, faced with the abuse or negligence,” the Illinois scholar
“Tort reform in nursing home litigation rendered against it, leaving patients without bankruptcy of many nursing homes, capped wrote.
is desirable because the current tort regime care,” Bedell noted. in 2002 the award of attorneysʼ fees and To make this happen, Congress should
imposes costs on the long-term care indus- Much of the historic problem of poor made it more difﬁcult for a plaintiff to prove SEE AGRICULTURAL SAFETY, PAGE 5
July 1, 2004 InsideIllinois PAGE 5
Study promotes small-town life and opportunities to teens
Phyllis Picklesimer who directs YouthWorks, a part of the Illi-
Media Communications Specialist/ACES ITCS nois Rural Families Program, led by faculty Hitting the streets
In two rural Illinois communities this members in the UI College of Agricultural, This summer, teens
summer, sixteen of next fallʼs high-school Consumer and Environmental Sciences, participating in the
juniors and seniors will take to the streets with assistance from UI Extension educa- YouthMappers program will
as YouthMappers, intent on getting to know tors in those counties. be canvassing leaders and
their communities better. “We know from interviewing rural fresh- businesspeople in two rural
In past summers, teens in Knoxville and men and juniors in the College of ACES Illinois towns and developing
Pittsﬁeld may have biked these familiar that many of them choose not to go back to directories of services and
streets so often that their home towns are small-town living. They believe, rightly or resources available to teens.
forever imprinted in their minds and hearts. wrongly, that thereʼs little economic oppor- The program, which is headed
Chances are theyʼve never canvassed busi- tunity or intellectual stimulation there, even by YouthWorks director Laurie
ness owners and community leaders to ﬁnd though they may have a sentimental attach- Kramer, is part of the Illinois
out what sorts of opportunities there are for ment to that place and see a small town as a Rural Families Program led by
possible internships or if there are jobs that good place to raise a family,” she said. faculty members in the College
need to be ﬁlled or created. Thatʼs the kind YouthMapping offers teens on the cusp of Agricultural, Consumer and
of map theyʼll be making this summer. of adulthood the chance to think about what Environmental Sciences with
“Weʼre concerned about the vitality of roles they might play as adults in their com- assistance from UI Extension
rural communities,” said Laurie Kramer, munities. The teens will inventory the jobs, educators. Facilitators hope
resources, and opportunities that are avail- the program will foster a
able to youth in their towns and identify greater appreciation in the
needs that are going unmet there as well. teen for their hometowns while
AGRICULTURAL SAFETY, “Weʼd really like YouthMappers to be encouraging businesspeople
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 able to identify chances they might have to to create internships and
create incentives through increases in succeed in their town, whether itʼs operat- volunteer opportunities for
Medicaid funding to states that pass ing a skate park or a movie theater. Or may- juniors and seniors who want
tort reform laws promoting quality be theyʼll identify services that are needed work experience.
patient care. in the community, such as child care or a
“For instance, if Congress condi- mental health clinic,” said Kathleen Gary, photo by Bill Wiegand
tioned increased Medicaid funding YouthWorks project coordinator.
on some tort-reform plan, and did not The teens will be trained in interview- leadership experience and valuable resume “We hope that teenagers will learn to ap-
insist upon particular tort reform strat- ing skills, taught how to contact leaders and material,” Kramer said. “And, in the fall, preciate the towns theyʼre living in and that
egies, states could decide for them- businesspeople in their community, given we hope that community leaders will join adults in those towns will learn to value the
selves the elements of tort reform. This T-shirts that identify them as youths in- the Youth Engagement Task Force to ad- teenagersʼ contributions,” she said.
discretion respects state autonomy, volved in the project, and sent out to get to dress one of the issues the YouthMappers “But, beyond that, we hope business-
and state voters would be able to hold know their towns better. They will use their have identiﬁed.” men and women will make a place for
state government accountable for the experiences to create a directory of area Later in the project, parents in the com- these teens by providing internships or vol-
particular tort reform plan it chooses services and resources for teens. And, this munity will be taught how to support their unteer opportunities, especially for juniors
to adopt,” the article concluded. fall, theyʼll be invited to serve on a Youth teenagersʼ personal and professional devel- and seniors who will soon be graduating
Bedellʼs article is titled, “The Next Engagement Task Force charged with using opment. and looking for work experience. We hope
Frontier in Tort Reform: Promoting the information they gathered to develop Kramer said she hopes bonding will theyʼll see ways to create opportunities for
the Financial Solvency of Nursing ways to better meet teenagersʼ needs. occur between adults and teenagers as the youth by making them partners in commu-
Homes.” ◆ “YouthMapping will give these teens mapping project goes forward. nity development.” ◆
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Allerton Park and Conference Center
century; weather conditions and air masses; and climate is-
Volunteers needed to spruce up park Ofﬁce of Publications and Marketing
sues, such as global warming and El Nino.
Volunteers can help restore and maintain the natural ar- Update Student/Staff Directory online The Climate Atlas of Illinois is available from the ISWS
eas, formal gardens and sculptures at Robert Allerton Park Retirees and people working for UI-afﬁliated agencies for $20 plus $7 for shipping and handling. Credit card or-
and Conference Center, Monticello, during volunteer work who want to be included in the 2004-05 Student/Staff Di- ders also will be accepted. For more information or to order
days in July. Snacks and social times are provided as part rectory as well as people who want to suppress their home a copy, call (217) 333-8888. More information also is avail-
of the day. In the event of rain, work days will be held in- addresses and/or phone numbers from publication are be- able online, www.sws.uiuc.edu/docs/climateatlas.
doors. ing asked to submit their requests online. Those who want
Intensive English Institute
■ July 7, 9-11 a.m.: Garden Work Day. Help maintain to suppress their directory information must complete and
the formal gardens surrounding the visitor center and submit online forms, even if they have submitted suppres- Host families needed for visiting students
conference center by helping with a special project or sion requests in the past. Past requests are no longer viable Japanese college students coming to Champaign-Urbana
assisting with watering, weeding, and cutting back or because of the conversion to the Banner software system. in August to spend a month brushing up on their conver-
deadheading ﬂowers. Paper forms can no longer be accepted. People without sational English are hoping to ﬁnd friendly local hosts to
■ July 10, 9 a.m.-noon: Natural Areas Restoration /Al- Internet access are asked to visit their local public libraries share their American experience with.
lerton Allies. Help care for Allerton Parkʼs “wild side” to submit their information online. Female students from Dokkyo University in Tokyo need
by removing honeysuckle or garlic mustard, clearing Forms are available at www.uiuc.edu (click on student/ hosts who will meet with them two or three times a week
and marking trails or other maintenance of natural ar- staff directory forms under the announcements header). while they are living in a campus residence hall from July
eas. All materials and equipment will be provided, but Deadline for submissions is Sept. 17. For more informa- 31 to Aug. 13, and then will provide a home stay for them,
volunteers should bring work gloves. tion, contact the Ofﬁce of Publications and Marketing at including room and board, from Aug. 14 to 26. Male stu-
■ July 14, 9 a.m.-noon: Sculpture Conservation Work 333-9200 or by e-mail at email@example.com. dents from Konan University in Kobe will need home-stay
Day. Assist with maintaining and cleaning the more host families from July 31 to Aug. 28.
Allerton Park and Conference Center
than 100 outdoor sculptures and garden ornaments Individuals, families and couples, including “empty-
found throughout the park. May require working on Children’s programs are July 5 and 17 nesters,” are welcome to apply as hosts. Hosts spend a few
scaffolding. Children ages 2-5 and their parents can enjoy stories, hours a week with the students in typical household activi-
songs and activities with nature themes from 10-11 a.m. ties and outings – from meals, ball games and movies, to
Facilities & Services
July 5 and July 17 during the “ ʻNʼ is for Night” program picnics, concerts and county fairs; home-stay hosts put the
Mainframe printing services to relocate at Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center, Monticello. students up in their homes and provide meals for them, as
Effective July 1, printing of reports and documents on The program is part of the “Nature ABCs and 123s” se- well as spend time in activities or outings, said Dawn Ma-
the high-speed printers in 54 Henry Administration Build- ries. Fee is $3 per child. Register three days in advance cLellan, host coordinator of the Intensive English Institute.
ing will be moved to the Facilities & Services Printing by calling 217-762-2721 or 244-1035 or by e-mailing Home-stay hosts receive a stipend to help defray the
Departmentʼs main location at 54 E. Gregory Drive. The firstname.lastname@example.org. costs of room and board. Host and home-stay families for
relocation should have no impact on most customers since Korean students who are attending institute classes in July
Illinois State Water Survey
documents will continue to be printed and delivered to the have already been found.
appropriate department addresses. Cllimate Atlas of Illinois now available The new home-stay room and board option began a cou-
However, beginning July 1, customers who have been “With the release of the 310-page Climate Atlas of Il- ple of years ago and has proven extremely satisfying for
retrieving documents from the secure bins in Henry will linois by the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), more data students and hosts alike, MacLellan said.
have their documents delivered to their preferred campus and information are available about the climate of Illinois In past years, students stayed in residence halls the entire
addresses by the Printing Department. Questions about than any other area in the world, and much of the material is duration of their intensive English courses, but participated
document delivery should be directed to Barbara Childers available nowhere else,” says Stan Changnon, Illinois State with host families in activities in and outside the home.
at 244-9486 or email@example.com. Water Survey Chief Emeritus and adjunct professor of ge- That arrangement was a bit disruptive, MacLellan said,
Customers who use preprinted, multi-part forms will ography and of atmospheric sciences. since the late summer IEI programs overlapped with the
need to make arrangements to convert the preprinted forms The atlas by Changnon and survey co-authors Jim An- beginning of the fall semester at Illinois, meaning the inter-
to digital templates. Contact John Zuckerman, Ofﬁce of gel, Ken Kunkel and Chris Lehmann focuses on the 20th national students had to move out of their university rooms
Administrative Information Technology Services, at 312- century and presents both spatial patterns and temporal and into local hotels during their last week of their pro-
996-8903 or firstname.lastname@example.org. distributions of climate conditions in Illinois. Special ﬁeld grams to allow incoming UI students to move in.
Contact Childers at 244-9486 with any questions. projects and studies since 1947 have provided in-depth in- There was another motivation for the new option: Japa-
formation about all aspects of Illinoisʼ climate, including nese universities desired home stays for their students.
precipitation, severe storms, droughts and ﬂoods, air qual- “Since the students are here for such a short period of
Exhibit highlights state’s biological diversity ity, and the effects of urban areas (Chicago and St. Louis) time, having a home stay really offers them a lot more op-
Spurlock Museum will mark the opening of the exhibit and Lake Michigan. portunities to interact with hosts and experience daily life
“Illinois: An Epic Landscape” with a celebration from 10 “The general public will ﬁnd answers to questions with members of the community,” MacLellan said.
a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10. The exhibit created by the Illinois about all aspects of climate, including records of the warm- “Hosts, whose primary language is English, and who
Natural History Survey will highlight the stunning array of est and wettest Illinois locations, and how much snow their have extra room for an adult student, give students the
biological diversity found in Illinois, with a focus on the hometown annually receives. Others who will ﬁnd the atlas chance to experience daily life in the United States.
cypress swamps of southern Illinois. useful are scientists and students interested in assessing the “At the same time, it is also a wonderful opportunity that
At the opening celebration, visitors can enjoy hands-on climate and its effects on people, places, the environment, gives hosts a greater understanding of other countries, cul-
activities in the Rowe Learning Center and nature ﬁlms in and economic activities. Those involved in design/planning tures and customs,” MacLellan said, noting that reference
the Knight Auditorium. Beginning on the half hour, the of weather-sensitive towers and buildings, crops, and ac- and background checks are required of selected host and
INHS Mobile Science Center will present an interactive, tivities also will ﬁnd the atlas to be a valuable resource,” home-stay families.
hands-on display, “Arthropods Across Illinois,” in the mu- Changnon said. A host-orientation meeting provides hosts information
seumʼs parking lot. Individual chapters address what controls our climate about their students. After the students arrive, a picnic or
Admission to the museum and science center are free; and historical climate periods; temperatures and precipita- reception allows hosts and students to meet and get to know
tickets are required for science center visits. To reserve tion, including snowfall; the statewide energy budget and each other.
tickets or for further information, stop by the museumʼs wind conditions; special climate conditions caused by Lake A host application may be downloaded at www.iei.uiuc.
information desk or call 333-2360. The exhibit will be on Michigan, the southern hills, large cities, and human activi- edu/host/. The site has an FAQ link. More information is
display July 10-Aug. 28. Museum hours: Tuesday, noon to ties; atmospheric quality, including acid rain; climate ex- available by contacting IEI at email@example.com or
5 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tremes, such as droughts, cold winters, and various kinds of calling 217-333-6598. ◆
and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. storms; outstanding weather and climate events of the 20th
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Inside Illinois Calendar, News Bureau, 807 S. Wright St., Suite 520 East, Champaign, MC-314,
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The online UIUC Events Calendar is at www.uiuc.edu/ricker/CampusCalendar.
Note: $ indicates Admission Charge July 1 to Aug 8
colloquia 10 Saturday Krannert Center. $ Recital Hall, Smith Hall. Bookstore building. Music in Nature Concert:
“The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- Junior Symphonic Band. Bill “Noisy Gators.” 7-9 p.m. Visi-
6 Tuesday thew Reeder, director. 8 p.m. 25 Sunday Gilmer, conductor. 2:45 p.m. 2 Friday torʼs Center, Allerton Park. Ca-
“New Age Healing in the Rus- Studio Theater, Krannert Cen- “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, Foellinger Hall, Krannert Cen- Canoe Clinic. 1-3 p.m. Loca- jun, Zydeco and old-time mu-
sian North Today.” Sibelan ter. $ director. 7 p.m. Studio Theater, ter. tion: TBA. For ages 8-14. Ad- sic. Admission charge. Allerton
Forrester, Swarthmore Col- Krannert Center. $ mission charge. Campus Rec- Park and Conference Center.
Trombone Camp. Elliot Cha-
lege. Noon. 101 International 11 Sunday sanov, headmaster. 4 p.m. Foel-
Studies Building. Russian, “Guilty Conscience.” William 27 Tuesday 18 Sunday
East European and Eurasian Martin, director. 7 p.m. Studio “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- linger Hall, Krannert Center. 5 Monday “Pastepaper Preparation
Center. Theater, Krannert Center. $ thew Reeder, director. 7:30 Nature ABCs and 123s: “N is and Decoration Workshop.”
p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert 28 Wednesday for Night.” 10-11 a.m. Visitorʼs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 131 GSLIS
8 Thursday UI Summer Jazz Band. Chip
13 Tuesday Center. $
McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Try-
Center, Allerton Park. Ages building. Graduate School of
“Funding for Graduate Stu- “Guilty Conscience.” William 2-5. Call 244-1035 for more Library and Information Sci-
dents.” Danielle Davis and 28 Wednesday on Festival Theater, Krannert information and fees. Allerton
Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu- Center. $ School of Music. ence.
Leanne Kallemeyn, UI. Noon. dio Theater, Krannert Center. “Guilty Conscience.” William Park and Conference Center.
242 Education Building. Bu- $ Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu-
31 Saturday 19 Monday
reau of Educational Research. dio Theater, Krannert Center.
Junior Piano Camp. Reid Al-
6 Tuesday Adventurers Camp. 8 a.m.-5
14 Wednesday $ exander, headmaster. 10:30
Junior Artists Camp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitorʼs Center, Allerton
15 Thursday “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, p.m. Visitorʼs Center, Allerton Park. For children entering 9th
“Foundation and Private 29 Thursday a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall. Park. For children entering 2nd
director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The- through 12th grade. Continues
Funding.” Joan Tousey and ater, Krannert Center. $ “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, Jazz Camp. Chip McNeil, co- through 4th grade. Continues through July 22. Call 244-1035
Lizanne DeStefano, UI. Noon. director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The- ordinator. 11 a.m. Tryon Festi- through July 8. Call 244-1035 for more information and fees.
242 Education Building. Bu- 15 Thursday ater, Krannert Center. $ val Theater, Krannert Center. for more information and fees. Allerton Park and Conference
reau of Educational Research. “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- Junior Chorus. Joy Wade, con- Allerton Park and Conference Center.
thew Reeder, director. 7:30 30 Friday ductor. 11:30 a.m. Foellinger Center.
29 Thursday p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- Hall, Krannert Center. 24 Saturday
“Federal Funding.” Lizanne Center. $ thew Reeder, director. 7:30
Jazz Camp. Chip McNeil, co- 10 Saturday “Bookbinding: East Meets
DeStefano, Beth Grosshandler p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert “Mobile Science Center at West, A Hands-On Work-
and Kathy Young, UI. Noon. 16 Friday Center. $ ordinator. 1:15 p.m. Tryon Fes-
tival Theater, Krannert Center. the Spurlock Museum.” 10 shop.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 104 GS-
242 Education Building. Bu- “Guilty Conscience.” William a.m.-4 p.m. 600 S. Gregory LIS building. Graduate School
reau of Educational Research. Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu- 31 Saturday Intermediate Flute Camp. St., Urbana. Spurlock Museum. of Library and Information Sci-
dio Theater, Krannert Center. “The Younger Generation: Mary Leathers Chapman, Activities for the family both
Summerfest Apprentice/In- headmaster. 1:30 p.m. Music ence.
theater $ inside and outside. For more Canoe/Kayak/Hike/Swim
tern Presentation.” 2 p.m. Stu- Building auditorium. information, call 333-2360.
1 Thursday 17 Saturday dio Theater, Krannert Center. Junior Concert Band. Susan Spurlock Museum.
Day Trip. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet
“The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, Summerfest apprentices and Ozsvath, conductor. 2 p.m. at Outdoor Center. For ages
thew Reeder, director. 7:30 director. 8 p.m. Studio Theater, interns present short scenes and Foellinger Hall, Krannert 12 Monday 8-14. Call 333-8747 for more
p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Krannert Center. $ monologues as a culminating Center. Artists Camp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. information and fees. Campus
Center. Tennessee Williamsʼ presentation of their ﬁve weeks Visitorʼs Center, Allerton Recreation.
story of family relationships 18 Sunday of classes. Junior Symphonic Band.
Park. For children entering 5th “Fireﬂy Foray.” 7:30-8:30 p.m.
“The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- Valerie Page, conductor. 3:15
and the conﬂict between re- “Guilty Conscience.” William p.m. Foellinger Hall, Krannert through 8th grade. Continues Visitorʼs Center, Allerton Park.
sponsibilities to oneʼs family thew Reeder, director. 7 p.m. Martin, director. 8 p.m. Studio through July 15. Call 244-1035 Call 244-1035 for more infor-
Studio Theater, Krannert Cen- Center.
and oneʼs self. $ Theater, Krannert Center. $ for more information and fees. mation and fees. Allerton Park
ter. $ 1 Sunday Allerton Park and Conference and Conference Center.
2 Friday 1 Sunday Master of Music Recital. Ji- Center.
“Guilty Conscience.” Wil- 20 Tuesday “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, 25 Sunday
“The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- Hye Kim, piano. 7:30 p.m. Re-
liam Martin, director. 7:30
thew Reeder, director. 7:30
director. 7 p.m. Studio Theater, cital Hall, Smith Hall. 13 Tuesday “Bookbinding: East Meets
p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Krannert Center. $ Scuba Clinic. 6-8 p.m. IMPE West, A Hands-On Work-
Center. Richard Levinson and p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Indoor Pool, 201 E. Peabody, shop.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 104 GS-
William Link, scriptwriters for Center. $ ﬁlms LIS building. Graduate School
music Champaign. Continues every
TV detective shows, spin a tale 7 Wednesday Tuesday and Thursday for three of Library and Information Sci-
guaranteed to keep you in sus- 21 Wednesday 11 Sunday weeks. Call 333-8747 for more ence.
A Marvelous Party: The Sum- “Vovochka.” 7:30 p.m. Illini
pense. $ Faculty Recital. Elliot Cha- Tower cafeteria. Russian, East information and fees. Campus Trail Trekkers, Schroth Trail.
merfest Apprentice/Intern sanov, alto and tenor trombone.
Beneﬁt. James Berton Har- European and Eurasian Center Recreation. 1-3 p.m. Environmental Learn-
3 Saturday 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great 2004 Summer Film Series. ing Field Station, Allerton
“Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, ris, producing director. 7:30 Hall, Krannert Center. With 14 Wednesday
p.m. Krannert Center Lobby. Park. Call 244-1035 for more
director. 8 p.m. Studio The-
Celebrating the 105th anniver-
Eunjin Lee, piano. $ School 8 Thursday Summer Kids Kayak Clinic. 1- information and fees. Allerton
ater, Krannert Center. Miklos of Music. Quad Cinema. “Catch Me If 3 p.m. Kaufman Lake, Cham- Park and Conference Center.
Laszloʼs original script of the sary of the birth of playwright/ You Can.” 9 p.m. South end of paign. Ages 8-14. Call 398-
Hungarian comedy – complete songwriter Noel Coward. The 14 Wednesday the Quad. Illini Union Board. 2550 for more information and 5 Thursday
with love letters and mistaken beneﬁt includes excerpts from UI Summer Jazz Band. Chip fees. Campus Recreation. Chancellor’s Council of Aca-
identities – that inspired sever- Cowardʼs comedy “Private McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Try- 12 Monday demic Professionals Meet-
Lives,” followed by a cabaret Summer Kids Horseback
al ﬁlms, including “The Shop on Festival Theater, Krannert “Ararat.” Atom Egoyan, direc- Riding Clinic. 1-3 p.m. Stable ing. 1:30 p.m. 514 Illini Union
Around the Corner,” and “In of his songs. $ Center. $ School of Music. tor. 7:30 p.m. Illini Tower caf- Bookstore building.
near Lodge, Ill. Ages 8-14. Call
the Good Old Summertime.” eteria. Russian, East European
$ 22 Thursday 15 Thursday and Eurasian Center 2004
398-2550 for more information
“Guilty Conscience.” William Summer Band. Peter Grifﬁn, and fees. Campus Recreation.
Summer Film Series. “Seeing Stars.” 8-10 p.m.
6 Tuesday Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu- conductor. 7 p.m. UI Quad-
dio Theater, Krannert Center. 15 Thursday Visitorʼs Center, Allerton Park.
“Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, rangle. 14 Wednesday Summer Kids Aquatic Ad- Call 244-1035 for more infor-
director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The- $ “Ivan Vasilevich Changes Pro- venture Clinic. 1-3 p.m. IMPE mation and fees. Allerton Park
ater, Krannert Center. $ 17 Saturday fession.” Leonid Gaidai, direc- and Conference Center.
23 Friday Advanced Percussion Camp. tor. 7:30 p.m. Illini Tower caf-
Indoor Pool. Ages 8-14. Call
7 Wednesday A Marvelous Party: The Sum- William Moersch and Ricardo 398-2550 for more information
eteria. Russian, East European and fees. Campus Recreation. exhibits
“The Glass Menagerie.” Mat- merfest Apprentice/Intern Flores, co-headmasters. 11 a.m. and Eurasian Center 2004
thew Reeder, director. 7:30 Beneﬁt. James Berton Har- Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert ris, producing director. 7:30
Summer Film Series. 17 Saturday “Using Government Informa-
Junior Strings. Kelly Sikorski, “Decorated Papers Work- tion: What Can It Do For
Center. $ p.m. Krannert Center Lobby. conductor. 11 a.m. Foellinger 22 Thursday You?
Celebrating the 105th anniver- shop.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 131 GS-
Hall, Krannert Center. Quad Cinema. “Armaged- LIS building. Graduate School Government documents, main
8 Thursday sary of the birth of playwright/
Junior Orchestra. Frank Lesti- don.” 9 p.m. South end of the of Library and Information hall wall display cases. Li-
“Guilty Conscience.” William songwriter Noel Coward. The Quad. Illini Union Board. brary.
beneﬁt includes excerpts from na, conductor. 12:15 p.m. Foel- Science.
Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. linger Hall, Krannert Center.
Studio Theater, Krannert Cen- Cowardʼs comedy “Private Nature ABCs and 123s: “N is “Tourism in Latin America
Junior Concert Band. Steven et cetera and the Caribbean”
ter. $ Lives,” followed by a cabaret for Night.” 10-11 a.m. Visitorʼs
of his songs. $ Scherer, conductor. 1:30 p.m. 1 Thursday Center, Allerton Park. Ages Latin American and Caribbean
9 Friday Foellinger Hall, Krannert Cen- Chancellor’s Council of Aca- 2-5. Call 244-1035 for more Library.
“Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, 24 Saturday ter. demic Professionals Meet- information and fees. Allerton “Paris et la Litterature: une
director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The- “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds, Piano Camp. Christos Tsit- ing. 1:30 p.m. 514 Illini Union Park and Conference Center.
ater, Krannert Center. $ director. 8 p.m. Studio Theater, saros, headmaster. 1:30 p.m. SEE CALENDAR, PAGE 8
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