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Playlist For August 26, 2012 Host: Birdie

Catie Curtis “Let It Last” from Stretch Limousine On Fire
Ani DiFranco “Fuel” from Canon
Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi (2007)” from Shine
Gina Forsyth “Christmas In China” from Promised Land
Sylvia Herold And The Rhythm Bugs “All The Cats Join In” from The Spider And The Fly
Rebecca Pidgeon “Searching for a Heart” from Slingshot
Doro “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” from All We Are – The Fight – EP
Harpeth Rising “Crash Test Dummy Blues” from Dead Man’s Hand
Catherine Russell “Ev’Ntide” from Strictly Romancin’
Catie Curtis “River Winding” from Catie Curtis
Cynthia Felton “FREEDOM JAZZ DANCE” from Freedom Jazz Dance
Dar Williams “You Will Ride With Me Tonight” from In the Time of Gods
Etta Britt “I BELIEVE” from Out of the Shadows
Fiona Joy Hawkins “The Midnight Interlude” from Blue Dream
West of Eden “On She Goes” from Safe Crossing
Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice “Star Of The County Down” from Celtic Chamber Music
Loreena McKennitt “Penelope’s Song” from Nights from the Alhambra
June Tabor “JAMAICA” from Ashore
Mary Chapin Carpenter “I Tried Going West” from Ashes & Roses
Gigi Love “After The Goldrush” from Sweet Relief
Gossip “Get A Job” from A Joyful Noise CDG
Granville Automatic “Never on a Sunday” from Granville Automatic
Kat Edmonson “I JUST WASN’T MADE FOR THESE TIMES” from Way Down Low
Kat Parra “IKO IKO” from Las Aventuras de Pasion!
Lisa Casalino “On the Atchison / Topeka and the Santa Fe” from Introducing Lisa Casalino
Queen Latifah “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” from Trav’lin’ Light
Karen Johns & Company “PEACH”
Miss Quincy “Dawson City Line” from Like the Devil Does
Nanna Larsen “Not the Perfect Girl” from Not The Perfect Girl
Sandi Thom “Big Ones Get Away (Featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie)” from Flesh and Blood
Mimi Noland “The Hawk” from self released
Barbara Carr “KEEP THE FIRE BURNING” from Keep The Fire Burning
Amina Figarova “Sneaky Seagulls” from Twelve
Cassie Taylor “Black Coffee” from Blue
Sister Janet Mead “The Lord’s Prayer” from Super Hits Of The 70’s Volume 12
Layla Zoe “Black Oil” from Sleep Little Girl
Ruthie Foster “Phenomenal Woman” from The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
Kendra Morris “Banshee”
Cilla Black “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to (Something to Shout About) [Remastered 2003]” from Cilla
Blossom Dearie “Thou Swell” from Blossom Dearie
Dusty Springfield “Spooky (Mono)” from The Magic of Dusty Springfield
Emily Wryn “Head On Straight” from Head On Straight – EP
Amy England “Summertown” CD ALBUM (Miacomet 2012) N Buy it!

Women’s History Day August 26 2012

Presidential Proclamation – Women’s Equality Day, 2012



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On Women’s Equality Day, we mark the anniversary of our Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which secured the right to vote for America’s women. The product of profound struggle and fierce hope, the 19th Amendment reaffirmed what we have always known: that America is a place where anything is possible and where each of us is entitled to the full pursuit of our own happiness. We also know that the defiant, can-do spirit that moved millions to seek suffrage is what runs through the veins of American history. It remains the wellspring of all our progress. And nearly a century after the battle for women’s franchise was won, a new generation of young women stands ready to carry that spirit forward and bring us closer to a world where there are no limits on how big our children can dream or how high they can reach.

To keep our Nation moving ahead, all Americans — men and women — must be able to help provide for their families and contribute fully to our economy. That is why I have made supporting the needs and aspirations of women and girls a top priority for my Administration. From signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law and creating the White House Council on Women and Girls to combatting sexual assault and promoting women’s economic and political empowerment at home and abroad, we have worked to ensure women have the opportunities they need and deserve at every stage of their lives. As women around the world continue to fight for their seat at the table, my Administration will keep their interests at the core of our policy decisions — and we will join them every step of the way.

Today, women are nearly 50 percent of our workforce, the majority of students in our colleges and graduate schools, and a growing number of breadwinners in their families. From business to medicine to our military, women are leading the fields that were closed off to them only decades ago. We owe that legacy of progress to our mothers and aunts, grandmothers and great-grandmothers — women who proved not only that opportunity and equality do not come without a fight, but also that they are possible. Even with the gains we have made, we still have work to do. As we mark this 92nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment, let us reflect on how far we have come toward fully realizing the basic freedoms enshrined in our founding documents, rededicate ourselves to closing the gaps that remain, and continue to widen the doors of opportunity for all of our daughters and sons.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2012, as Women’s Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and recommit to realizing gender equality in this country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.


Women’s Resources Center Newsletter v.3/issue 2–August 24 2012

Volume 3/Issue 2: August 24, 2012

WELCOME BACK ISSUE Fall—2012—Part Deux!!

You’ve been away—working—on vacation—having adventures—traveling—living with the folks—doing a great internship! We’d love to hear your stories and get caught up on all the news—stop by and see us!

Welcome Week Activities @ the Women’s Resources Center

Sunday—August 26 @ 4pm @ Nevada Street between Mathew & Goodwin, U—Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations BRINGS IT with Taste of Nevada Street Block Party!!FREE—MUSIC, DANCING, FUN, FOOD, GAMES—FREE!! The Women’s Resources Center will be out there with cookies for any student who stops! A great time to reunite with old friends, meet new people and tour the cultural centers!


Monday—August 27 @ 12 NOON @ Women’s Resources Center; 2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright Street, C—Dish It Up presents “A Herstory of Title IX of the Education Act” featuring Dr. Menah Pratt-Clark, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access & the College of LawWe kick off our Dish It Up Lunch Series, with a salute to Title IX as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of this landmark law which ensures girls and women equal opportunities to all educational programs. Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday @ NOON for timely topics and great food, we always offer a vegan option for lunch! FREE and open to all students!!


Monday—August 27 @ 7pm@ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, C—Women of Faith Speak on Gender & Beauty—Hot Topics Dialogue is a series hosted by the Women’s Resources Center and the YWCA on campus. Hot Topics seeks to provide a space for dialogue on gender and other social identities and social justice–programs occur every 2nd and 4th Mondays 7-9pm. Refreshments will be provided. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Gender Action Network and the Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.


Thursday—August 30 @ 5pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 2nd floor, 703 South Wright, C—Zumba Fitness Party—Join us at the WRC for a Zumba Fitness Party filled with fun and fitness. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. This will be a supportive and comfortable environment. Everyone is welcome. Nutritional information and advice will also be provided. Free and open to the public, all are welcome to the event. Parking is available for free in most U of I lots after 5pm. Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.


Thursday—September 6 @ 5pm @ Arcade Courtyard (the grassy area behind Career Center/Financial Assistance/Student Services Building); John & Green Streets—Women’s Resources Center “Welcome BACK”/yard B-B-Q Party—We will feature ‘backyard’ barbeque style food, refreshments, music, entertainment, family friendly games, and FUN! Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. Free and open to everyone!


Saturday—September 8 @ 12 NOON @ Orchard Downs Family Housing Community Center—Family “Welcome Back” FestCo-sponsored with Family & Graduate Housing and as kickoff to WRC new relationship with iParents. This annual event features an outdoor lunch, games and resource fair for students with children. Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s ALL FREE and open to all students who are parents or students who are expecting!

Welcome Week Activities Out & About on Campus!

Saturday—August 25 @ 5:00pm @ Foellinger Auditorium—Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center’s WAKE UP CALL 2012 – Evolution of a Freshman—With the assistance of current students and alumni Wake Up Call provides a forum for discussion on the topics relevant to the African American experience at Illinois via lectures, multimedia, giveaways and music. All first-year students who complete the 100 STRONG application will receive a 100 STRONG water bottle. We look forward to seeing you! Contact Ayanna Williams or Kelis King at100stronguofi@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Sunday—August 26 @ 12 Noon to 4pm—QUAD DAY 2012!!Come out for the annual QUAD DAY to enjoy the Marching Band, free food, meet & greet with old and new friends, and learn all about the 100’s of Registered Student Organizations you can get involved with on our campus! Afterward—walk over to Nevada Street for the annual Taste of Nevada Street Block Party!! We’ll be out at both and hope to have a chance to catch up with everyone!!


Monday—August 27 @3– 5pm @ BNAACC–Welcome Back Photo Shoot & Reception—Take pictures, meet friends and mingle. We encourage all African American faculty/staff and students to stop by as we lay the foundation for a future African American resource Guide for students and campus community members.


Monday—August 27 @ 7pm @ La Casa—Paleta Social—After the first day of classes, stop by for some ice cream treats at La Casa. Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the music & entertainment.

Tuesday—August 28 @ 6-8:30pm @ ETC Cafe, 1203 W. Green St., U (corner of Green/Goodwin)—Rainbow Coffeehouse—The Rainbow Coffeehouse offers a welcoming, open environment for all LGBTQ and Ally communities to socialize. Whether you are here for a meeting, hanging out with friends, or to study, we invite you to join us.


Tuesday—August 28 @ 3-5pm @ Illini Union Bowling Alley—Multi-Racial & Multi-Ethnic Students Welcome—Sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center, come to the Illini Union Bowling Alley to meet up with other multi-cultural and multi-ethnic students on campus. Pizza, bowling, and fun will be provided. Free!!


Wednesday—August 29 @ 12pm @ BNAACC; 708 S. Mathews Ave., U—Food for the Soul Lunch—The History of Black Greek Letter Organizations. Free and open to everyone!


Thursday—August 30 @12pm @ LaCasa; Room 116–Lunch @ La Casa—Latina/o Activism in the 1990s – A Screening and Discussion of Latina/o Identity! Free and open to everyone!


Thursday—August 30 @ 5-7pm @ Illini Union Room C and Illini Union South Lounge—LGBTRC Welcome Back Reception—You are invited to have an opportunity to hear about different organizations. The new Associate Vice-Chancellor and Director for the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations will also provide remarks about the importance of the LGBT Resource Center and creating an inclusive climate for LGBTQA students, staff and faculty. Free and open to Everyone!


Thursday—August 30 @6pm @ LaCasa—Latina and Latino Dinners—Come and enjoy a “student only” dinner that gives you the opportunity to hear about issues impacting Latinas/os on campus. This is a great way to meet new and returning students while learning what it’s really like to attend the U of I.


Thursday—August 30 @ 6:30-8:30pm @ Illini Union Courtyard Café—Charlie Ballard Comedy Show—Sponsored by the Native American House, Charlie Ballard (Anishnabe/Sac n Fox) is a Two Spirit comedian, leading the next wave of alternative comedians. Free and Open to Everyone!!


Friday—August 31 @ 9-11pm @ Illini Union Rec Room—LGBTRC Bowling Party—Participants are allowed to bowl and play video games for FREE (we will provide wristbands). This year’s theme is Masquerade, so wear your best outfit. Lots of music, fun and food throughout the building – a great way to end the first week of classes.


Wednesday—September 5 @ SDRP—¡Pa’Lante! Building Connections @ Illinois—After you’ve had a chance to settle into your classes and residence hall, come to Pa’Lante to meet members of the over 20 registered student organizations affiliated with La Casa and the people and resources who can make a real difference to your time on campus.


Opportunities for You!

August 28, 29 & 31, 2012 @4-7pm—Rape Advocay, Counseling and Education Services presents: Healing Works Art Exhibit @ indi Go Artist Co-Op; 9 E. University Ave., C—Wednesday, August 29 @ 2-5pm—Open performance featuring song, poem, spoken word and other mediums of performance; Saturday, September 1 @ 7-10pm—Celebrate our 3rd Anniversary with cash bar, desserts and live music. Donations appreciated at the door.


Friday—August 31 @ 4-5pm @ Women’s Resource Center—WRC Volunteer Orientation— Attention students! Interested in volunteering at the Women’s Resources Center? Volunteers at the WRC enjoy mentorship, support, and the chance to get involved in creative, innovative programming at the Women’s Resources Center! Volunteers assist with marketing/promotion, program design, workshop facilitation, and office support. Come learn about how a women’s center creates a healthier campus. Attend our WRC Volunteer Orientation to learn more and sign-up to volunteer at the WRC this fall. For more information, contact WRC Program Coordinator, Rachel Storm at rstorm2@illinois.edu or call 217-333-5896.


Verdell Frazier Young Awards for Women Students—Are You…?

…a student who needs $$$ for school

…undergraduate, graduate, or professional female student

…in a degree program

…enrolled at Illinois (Urbana campus) full or part time

…who has had at least one year interruption in your academic journey???

You may qualify for a financial award through the Women’s Resources Center of up to $2,000 for the Fall Semester 2012.

Verdell Frazier Young Awards: Financial Assistance for Women Students at IllinoisEligibility and Guidelines

  • There must be at least one year interruption in the educational process with priority given to applicants with a two or more year interruption. The interruption can occur at any point in the educational career.
  • Priority for awards will be given to undergraduate students.
  • All continuing students must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75.
  • Students will be eligible for the awards no more than 2 semesters per degree (including summer terms).
  • All students who are U.S. residents must file a FAFSA application; financial criteria will help to determine the amount of the award.
  • A fully completed application and interview (new applicants) will be required for all applicants.
  • Students must be enrolled at Illinois, Urbana campus during the award period. Enrollment may be full or part time.

How to Apply

Applications may be picked up & submitted to Women’s Resources Center @ 2nd Floor; 703 S. Wright Street; Champaign, IL 61820 (MC 302). Attach transcript/grade report and submit the application package to the above address by September 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm OR emailwomenscenter@illinois.edu for an electronic application. If you are a first time applicant a brief, in-person interview (20 to 30 minutes) will be required. You will be notified by staff @ the center to schedule an interview. Questions? Contact Women’s Resources Center @ (217) 333-3137.


Thursday August 30, 2012

AFRO 199 – Enlightening the Black Collegian

5:00pm; Lincoln Hall 1000

Students, still looking for a course to add to your schedule? Consider this course which examines the Black collegiate experience via identity development theory, campus programming/events, professional development workshops, and guest lectures. This course is designed for those students participating in the 100 Strong Program, a retention initiative of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) and collaboration with Department of African American Studies. Instructors: Rory James & Ashley Davis.


Apply to work at La Casa! We currently have one position open for a student staff member for the 2012-2013 academic year. The heart of the La Casa staff are the undergraduate student staff members who plan and implement programs and publications, create and maintain connections with campus and communities, assist in evaluation and assessment plans, and keep La Casa running smoothly.
For more information go to our website or email our Interim Director Veronica Kann at v-kann@illinois.edu. Get applicationhere.


Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2012

OIIR Cross-Cultural Student Leader Retreat—The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) is delighted to invite interested students to the Cross-Cultural Student Leader Retreat at Lake Williamson Retreat Center and Springfield, Illinois; September 15-16, 2012. This is an opportunity to increase understanding of various dimensions of diversity and intersections of identities, explore opportunities for cross-cultural engagement, and build collaborative relationships and programming. Registration forms are available online. Registration forms are due Monday, September 10, 2011 at 5pm. This retreat is free to all students and is paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF) and OIIR.  Space is limited to 75 students.  If you register but don’t show up, you will be charged a $50 fee to your student account.  Contactdiversityed@illinois.edu with any questions.



















































































































The Womens Resource Center  e-newsletter will be sent every week on Friday. Campus departments and student organizations that would like to submit any events or announcements to the e-newsletter must submit detailed information including contact information to womenscenter@illinois.edu. The deadline for submission is Thursday before 5:00 p.m. We reserve the right to edit messages.












7 of the Craziest Myths About Women’s Biology of All Time

From alternet

Recently we’ve heard some world-class craziness on the subject of that wondrous creation, the female body. The GOP has long frowned upon sex education, and for good reason. A rudimentary understanding of biology would render nonsensical many of its cherished ideas about women’s anatomical functions. Congressman Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin of Missouri follows in the venerable footsteps of those throughout history whose deep-seated fear and suspicion of women has led to the circulation of absurd myths that would be amusing were they not so often deadly.

That Republicans manage to hold onto biological fantasies in the face of modern scientific methods and tools is truly a triumph of ignorance over truth.

Read the rest of the article here

WEFTfest 2012

WEFT-FEST 2012   

WEFT and Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery logo

WEFT 90.1FM is teaming up with Crisis Nursery for a summer on air radio fundraising campaign through Labor Day.

WEFT has partnered with Eastern Illinois Foodbank over the last four years, and is expanding to include other community groups. For every $10 donated to WEFT, the station will contribute $1.00 to Crisis Nursery.

Donations to the station support WEFT’s daily programming and operational services, the acquisition and maintenance of their broadcast equipment, paying utilities, supporting a small staff, purchasing supplies, and more.

For nearly 30 years, Crisis Nursery has offered 24/7 emergency-based child care and family support for children and families during a crisis.  Crisis Nursery offers safe shelter for children through age 6, family support and parenting education with no fees or eligibility requirements.

In 2011, Crisis Nursery’s Safe Children program provided nearly 28,000 hours of crisis care and served 561 children.  The Strong Families program conducted 920 home visits for 115 families.

Make your generous contribution today online at weft.org or mail to:

PO Box 1223
Champaign, IL  61824-1223

Thank you for all you do for your community!

Music at the Sweetcorn Festival August 24-25 2012

The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music is again leading this year’s One Community Together programming this weekend’s Sweet Corn Festival and we have a variety of music concerts and activities planned for folks of all ages.  As in years past we will also highlight all of the community’s archives, specials collections, libraries, and museums.  New to this year’s programming we are reaching out to our local communities of Urbana, Champaign, and the University of Illinois to collect vegetable seeds that can be sent to the east Zambia community of Musalila to help them to become more self-sustained through simple agriculture exchange efforts in their small part of the world.  All seed packets collected during this year’s Sweet Corn Festival will be packed up and taken to Musalila in November by Nicole Bridges who manages Champaign’s Prosperity Gardens and who was responsible for establishing the seed exchange program in Zambia as part of her Peace Corp project. More information on our “Seed Feed Flourish” efforts can be learned at [events@urbanabusiness.com].


I hope you can join us for an exciting weekend of music and children’s activities, and the best part of this entire affair is that everything is listed below is FREE.  So why not come to the Sweet Corn Festival for a sweet time.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great morning.  scott



August 24    
6:00-6:45   Briggs-Houchin Jazz Duo
7:00-7:45   Traditional Jazz Orchestra
8:00-9:00   Bruiser and the Virtues
August 25    
12:00-1:15   Bow-Dacious String Band and the Mo’ Betta Jazz Band
  1:15-1:30   Centro Livre Como Vento Capoeira
  1:30-1:45   Korean Drums
  1:45-2:00   Chinese Dancers
  2:00-2:15   Conjunto Folklorico Patiperros-Chile
  2:15-2:45   Del Sur
  3:00-3:45   Robert E. Brown Center for World Music featuring Brazilian Berimbau and Balinese music
  4:00-4:45   Marching Illini Drum Line
  5:00-6:15   Centennial, Central, and Urbana High School Marching Bands
Children’s Activities    
August 24    
6:00-7:00   Art Quiz sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum
7:00-8:00   Pinwheel craft sponsored by the Pollinitarium
8:00-9:00   Telescope Star Gazing sponsored by the Planetarium
August 25    
12:00-5:00   Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Planting and Playing with Nature’s Gardens sponsored by Champaign’s Prosperity Gardens, and What Vegetable and Fruit am I? sponsored by the Common Ground Food Co-op
12:00-1:15   Early American Toys and Corn Snake Craft sponsored by the Anita Purvis Center and the Museums of the Grand Prairie
12:45-1:15   International Conga Line Parade
  1:15-2:15   Museums at the Crossroads Passport Program Winners Announced
  2:00-3:00   Didjerido Instrument Making sponsored by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and Science activity sponsored by the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
  3:00-4:00   Paper Airplane Making sponsored by the Spurlock Museum and the Chanute Air Museum



Scott W. Schwartz

Archivist for Music and Fine Arts and Director

Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

1103 S. Sixth Street

Champaign, IL  61820