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Job fair at UC-IMC tonight and tomorrow

FREE JOB FAIR AT UC-IMC
202 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana 61801
(Old Post Office Building at Lincoln Square at the corner of Broadway & Elm)
April 27 & 28
7 p.m.

Through Champaign Consortium, UC-IMC is hiring youths, age 14 to 24, for several Summer positions. Come to the job fair to learn about the available opportunities at the IMC as well as pointers for looking for a job in general. Spread the word — anyone, regardless of age, seeking a job won't want to miss this job fair!

The job fair will include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Resume Preparation Tips
  • Develop Resumes in our Production Lab
  • Job Search Pointers
  • Info about Positions Available at UC-IMC
  • Tips on Working for a Non-Profit

IMC WORKING GROUPS & POSITIONS AVAILABLE INCLUDE:

  • SUMMER EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR
  • PUBLIC I
  • BOOKS TO PRISONERS
  • THE BIKE PROJECT
  • LIBRARIANS AND ARCHIVISTS
  • WORKSHOP COORDINATORS
  • VISITOR CENTER OUTREACH COORDINATOR
  • BUILDING MANAGER ASSISTANT
  • PAINTER/MURALIST
  • PRINT/AUDIO ARCHIVIST
  • WRFU AUDIO & PUBLIC AFFAIRS TRAINER

Questions? Contact finance@ucimc.org or call 217.344.8820

 

 

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Beer Bulletin: April 24

Hey, did you check out this week's column by our new beer columnist, Joshi Fullop? I'd suggest reading it while enjoying a pint at a bar. Here's what's new this week, beer-wise.

BLIND PIG

On tap: Arcadia IPA (cask), Fort Collins Retro Red, Strongbow, New Holland Pilgrim’s Dole, Left Hand Deep Cover, Rogue Captain Sig’s Northwestern, Lakefront Bridge Burner, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, Fort Collins Pomegranate Wheat, Old Speckled Hen

In the bottle: Abita Strawberry Harvest, Lakefront Cherry Lager, Unibroue Seigneuriale

CRANE ALLEY

On tap: North Coast Brother Thelonious Abbey Ale, Founders Breakfast Stout, Lindemans Pomme, New Holland Red Tulip, Southern Tier Hop Sun, Avery Old Jubilation, Rogue Nitro Stout, Three Floyds Pride & Joy, Dogfish Head Aprihop, Weltenburger Helles Lager, Victory Hop Devil, Ballast Point Whiskey Barrel Porter

In the bottle: Port Brewing Hop-15

MIKE & MOLLY'S

On tap: Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap, Left Hand Smokejumper Smoked Porter, Founder's Double Trouble Double IPA, Bell's Oberon, Rogue JLS Latona 20th Anniv. Ale, Avery New World Porter

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Krannert’s Mike Ross addresses the Busey Economic Summit

If you've met Mike Ross, the director of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, then you know how passionate a fella he can be. He was recently asked to speak briefly at Assembly Hall for the Busey Economic Summit, and he chose to address a topic that should speak volumes to all of us.

He has been developing the term "Micro-Urban" as a way to describe where we live and how we live, in Champaign-Urbana.

Here is the transcript:

• THANK YOU ED . . . THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO SHARE A FEW BRIEF THOUGHTS WITH THIS FABULOUS GROUP OF LEADERS . . . AND FOR EVERYTHING YOU AND CAROLE HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS TO REMIND US OF WHAT A GREAT PLACE THIS IS IN WHICH TO LIVE . . . 


• I *WILL* BE BRIEF . . . 


• FIRST, A DISCLAIMER . . . I AM *NOT* AN ECONOMIST . . . I AM NOT A SOCIOLOGIST . . . AND I AM NOT A CITY PLANNER . . . I AM QUITE SIMPLY AN *ENTHUSIAST* OF THIS COMMUNITY . . . AN ADMITTEDLY -- AND PASSIONATELY -- *BIASED* ENTHUSIAST AT THAT . . . WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SHARE WITH YOU IS *NOT* THE RESULT OF DEEP RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP . . . BUT IT *IS* MY HONEST VIEW AS A STUDENT OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE, AND AS AN STRONG ADVOCATE FOR LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST . . .  


• ESSENTIALLY, I AM PROPOSING THE NOTION THAT MICRO-URBAN LIVING IS NOT ONLY A VIABLE -- BUT INTRIGUINGLY *SMART* -- ALTERNATIVE TO LIFE IN *HEAVY* URBAN CENTERS . . .    


• FOR YEARS NOW I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR WAYS TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE ELSEWHERE THE MANY REASONS WHY MY WIFE, TAYA, AND I LOVE BEING HERE . . .  AS I'M SURE MANY OF *YOU* HAVE EXPERIENCED, PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN BIG URBAN CENTERS SUCH AS NEW YORK -- WHERE WE SPENT 15 YEARS -- JUST HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING US . . .  


• RECENTLY, THOUGH, I'VE BEEN HAVING SOME SUCCESS . . . IT'S A FUNNY THING, BUT WHEN I STARTED USING THE TERM *MICRO-URBAN* -- SOMEWHAT BY ACCIDENT, BTW -- IT SEEMED TO TRIGGER SOMETHING IN PEOPLE'S MINDS THAT COUNTERACTED THEIR STEREOTYPING OF WHAT'S LIKE TO LIVE BETWEEN THE COASTS, AND *NOT* IN A BIG URBAN CENTER . . . 


• SO HERE'S WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY *MICRO-URBAN* . . . 


• TO BE CLEAR, IT'S *NOT* JUST ABOUT POPULATION SIZE . . . AND IT'S NOT ABOUT AFFORDABILITY . . . IT'S ABOUT A KIND OF *ENERGY* THAT PROPELS A PLACE FORWARD ALONG A DISTINCTIVE *TRAJECTORY* . . . 


• BASICALLY, MY WORKING -- AND STILL IN-PROGRESS -- DEFINITION OF A MICRO-URBAN COMMUNITY IS . . . A POPULATION CENTER OF UNDER 200,000 -- [WHICH, BTW, MEANS POPULATION CENTERS THAT ARE TYPICALLY OFF THE RADAR SCREEN OF THE MEDIA AND, THEREFORE, NOT IN THE BROADER PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS] -- THAT POSSESSES A SET OF ATTRIBUTES THAT ARE USUALLY RESERVED FOR AND ASSOCIATED WITH *LARGE* METROPOLITAN CENTERS . . . 


• VERY BLUNTLY AND QUICKLY, THESE ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE AN INTERNATIONALLY DIVERSE DEMOGRAPHIC . . . A VIBRANT ARTS/CULTURE AND NITELIFE SCENE . . . A STRONG TECHNOLOGY BASE . . . AND A PALPABLY ANIMATED SENSE OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE ON MAJOR SOCIETAL AND GLOBAL ISSUES . . . SUCH AS SUSTAINABILITY AND THE  ENVIRONMENT . . . 


• TO ILLUSTRATE, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:   


• AN INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED FILM FESTIVAL . . . THE WORLD'S *PREMIER* UNIVERSITY-BASED PERFORMING ARTS COMPLEX AND HOME OF THE HOTTEST GUITAR FESTIVAL ON THE PLANET . . . BLUE WATERS . . . 24 NOBEL PRIZES . . . UMPTEEN OLYMPIANS AND NOW A MAJOR MARATHON . . . ALISON KRAUSS . . . HOME OF ONE OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S SEXIEST MEN ALIVE . . .  HOME OF ONE OF NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE'S MOST *ELITE* PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS . . . HOME OF ONE OF THE HOTTEST NEW INDIE MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE COUNTRY . . . ALMA MATER TO THE CREATORS OF YOUTUBE AND PAYPAL . . . CHEFS WHO HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN BON APPETIT . . . ONE OF THE FOUNDERS AND SHAPERS OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING . . . THE FORCE THAT  DEMOCRATIZED THE INTERNET . . . AND, MORE RECENTLY, THE EMERGENCE OF GREEN MUNCKIE AND THE GREEN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, TWO VERY SMART, VERY IMPORTANT, AND VERY CREATIVE INITIATIVES TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS AROUND SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS


• NOW, IF I WERE TO READ THAT LIST [WHICH IS A HIGHY ***ABBREVIATED*** LIST, BTW] TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT *KNOW* CHAMPAIGN-URBANA AND WITHOUT *REFERING* TO CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, MY VERY STRONG GUESS IS THAT THEY WOULD *ASSUME* I WAS TALKING ABOUT A MAJOR URBAN CENTER SUCH AS NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, OR CHICAGO . . .  


• AND THAT'S A GOOD THING . . . BECAUSE THAT MEANS WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO POSITION THIS COMMUNITY AS A SURPRISING -- AND SMART -- ALTERNATIVE TO HEAVY, LOGISTICS-LADEN BIG-CITY LIFE . . . 


• AS IN MICRO-BREWERY . . . THE MICRO PART OF  *MICRO-URBAN* IS A VERY STRONG POSITIVE . . . 


• THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HAS BEEN QUIETLY CHANGING THE WORLD FOR WELL MORE THAN A CENTURY . . . NOT ONLY DO I THINK IT'S TIME TO CRANK UP THE VOLUME ON TELLING *THAT* STORY . . . I THINK IT'S TIME FOR THE FABULOUS COMMUNITY IN WHICH THAT GREAT UNIVERSITY IS LOCATED TO BE MUCH MORE FULLY RECOGNIZED AS THE SMART, INNOVATIVE, GLOBALLY CONNECTED AND CULTURALLY RICH MICRO-URBAN CENTER THAT IT IS . . . 


• THANK YOU . . .  

 

Hear Hear, Mike! At Smile Politely, we fully agree.

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Big Broadband in Champaign-Urbana

Do you want to have a say in the future of internet access in Champaign-Urbana? The University and the cities are pursuing federal stimulus funds in order build out a publicly-owned, fiber-optic network to provide low-cost broadband to Champaign-Urbana citizens, starting with the “Bradley Corridor” area (bounded by University Ave., I-74, Lincoln Ave., and Mattis Ave.). The Graduate School of Library and Information Science will be hosting an informational session on April 25th from 8:30am till 2pm in Room 126 at the GSLIS building at 5th and Daniels Street on campus to solicit community feedback on the plan. It's important to get as much community involvement as possible, in order to ensure that any broadband roll-out meets the needs of the citizenry. This will be the first of multiple informational sessions and townhall meetings on the subject. Members of the cities' Broadband Access Committee will be on hand to answer questions. Everyone is welcome! Go to http://cuopenaccess.org for more information.

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Company of Thieves secret show tomorrow on the quad!

Before tomorrow's sun sets and you head to Canopy Club to hear Chicago's Company of Thieves opening for The Appleseed Cast, make sure to spend your 80-degree day enjoying them, too.

Around 2:45 pm tomorrow (right after their in-studio at WPGU), the band will play a few acoustic songs for everyone and anyone on the scholastic grass who wants to hear. Show up before 3 and keep your ears open for Genevieve's unbelievably stunning voice, or check twitter.com/drivemycarlye around then for the exact time and place of the performance.

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Paradiso hosts poetry slam on Friday

April is National Poetry Month. Come celebrate at the first annual Poetry Palooza this Friday, April 24, at Caffe Paradiso in Urbana, beginning at 6 p.m. The night kicks off with an open mic followed by Chicago slam poet Dennis Florine (pictured, above) at 6:30 p.m. A slam poetry competition kicks off at 7 p.m. featuring some of the best young poets in Champaign-Urbana.