Celebrate a new Campustown City plans festival Aug. 22 A festival celebrating Campustown renovations and the reopening of Green Street will be held in campustown Aug. 22. The festivities will begin about 6 p.m. with the arrivals of Champaign Mayor Gerald Schweighart and Urbana Mayor Tod Satterthwaite on fire engines and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The tentative celebration plans also include live music, according to Veronica Gonzalez, implementation planner for Champaign. Free parking will be available after 5 p.m. at all university-owned and city-owned lots, meters and parking structures within the boundaries of Springfield Avenue, Daniel Street, Wright Street and Fourth Street. The celebration is sponsored by the city of Champaign. For further information, contact Gonzalez at 351-4486.
Folk tradition showcase Mexican ensemble to perform Aug. 18 The Sones de México Ensemble Chicago will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at Champaign's Central High School, 610 W. University Ave. The ensemble specializes in son, a rich and lively Mexican music tradition. More than 25 folk instruments will be featured along with four-part vocals and acrobatic dance demonstrations. Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by the Lecture and Performance Series in honor of the World Heritage Museum Guild in conjunction with the Spurlock Museum, Central High School and the Illinois Arts Council. For more information, call Kim at 244-3355. Information on the ensemble is at www.sonesdemexico.com. University Library New online catalog system introduced The University Library has launched a new Web-based system for its online library catalog located at www.library.uiuc.edu/catalog/. For more information, including "Whats New and Different," visit www.library.uiuc.edu/voyagerweb/voyagertrans.htm. Comments about the new online catalog system may be sent to email@example.com. For questions about finding materials, "Ask a Librarian" at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.library.uiuc.edu/ugl/vr/ or call 333-2290. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities NEH Summer Stipend Program deadline is Sept. 13 Applications are being accepted for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program for summer 2003. The program provides opportunities for people to pursue advanced work that will enhance their capacities as interpreters of the humanities and enable them to make significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the humanities. Faculty applicants must be nominated to the NEH by their home institutions, with one nomination at the junior and one at the senior faculty levels. Completed applications should be sent to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the university's nominating body for the Urbana campus. IPRH will review the submissions and make the nominations in late September. Awards will be announced by the NEH in early April, with project tenure to begin as early as May 2003. Application information and materials can be downloaded from the NEH Web site at www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html. Completed applications are due to IPRH by Sept. 13. Candidates being recommended to the NEH will be announced on or about Sept. 20. Send completed applications to: Christine Cantanzarite, associate director, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., MC-057. Questions about the application process may be directed to Cantanzarite at 244-7913 or email@example.com.
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