By Lauren Cox/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- For Frank Bernhart, volunteering has made all the difference.
Bernhart, 69, has worked as a volunteer at Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St. in Champaign, since moving to Champaign nine years ago to be close to his son, who was then a graduate student at the University.
Bernhart works as a receptionist at the center, sorting mail, answering the phone and...
By Lauren Rohr/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Future residents of a new affordable housing site in west Champaign who don’t own a car may have trouble getting around town because of limited public transportation access.
2014-10-24The head of the University of Illinois’ health clinic says the clinic is ready if an Ebola patient shows up. Noting the large international population at the university, Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center, said that if a student is experiencing Ebola symptoms, it is possible that the student will come to the health center for care.
2014-10-22As part of an ongoing project called Intersections, we are working on digital tools that help the community see the events and issues first publicized, and sometimes only publicized, through social media. We hope this can increase community engagement and conversations on those events and issues.
It's 8:30 on an autumn Wednesday morning and Heather Smith has a decaf pot in one hand and regular in the other. The five-stool bar at Merry Ann's Diner on Neil Street is occupied by men in Carhartts and camo hats, all of whom Heather addresses by name as she tops off their ceramic coffee mugs.
If only he were back in Bali. He would not have so many sleepless nights. His heart would not ache with sadness because of his inability to infuse the feeling of his beloved gamelan music into the hearts of his American students.
"How am I to make my students one with the music?" he has asked himself constantly.