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November 1998


Outreach Weekend Report, Oct. 2-3, 1998

Headlines include:

Dunham Artisinal Village Hut Blitz Build, Oct. 23, 1998

Over 100 volunteers converged on the grounds of the Katherine Dunham Museum on Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th to construct six thatch huts and pavilions as part of the development of the African Artisinal Village Landscaping Project. Volunteers from across the region, local residents and students from the University of Illinois united to help revitalize the grounds of the Katherine Dunham Museum. 

Search Committee Formed

The East St. Louis Action Research Project has formed a search committee to fill two vacancies at the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Center (NTAC). The search committee is chaired by Robert Selby, AIA, and includes, Brian Orland, Damon Smith, Mike Andrejasich, Craig Miller, Tom Shields, Cynthia Geerdes, and Janni Sorensen. So far they have approved a job description and began placing ads. The advertisements are located at: ../jobs/

ESLARP '98/'99 Activities

Report discusses summer and fall activities including the spring Blitz Build, Parsons Place Project, ESLARP "The Film", etc. Also mentioned are spring programs and future possibilities such as DunhamFest II and the UIUC Residential college in East St. Louis.

New Volunteers

The East St. Louis Action Research Project is grateful for the hard work of the volunteers from Volunteer Illini Projects (VIP) Urban Development Project who are doing on-campus work to help ESLARP meet it's mission.

Say "HELLO" and "THANK YOU" to these friendly faces when you see them in Noble Hall! They helping ESLARP accomplish it's day to day behind the scenes work!

Upcoming Events

Personal Notes

Abhijeet Chavan is married this month!!!! Congratulations to Abhijeet and Shireen!

Damon and Patricia are leaving! December will be the last month for Damon Smith, Director of NTAC and Patricia Nolan, Community Planner. Damon has accepted an offer to attend Hahvaad Law School (a little known eastern liberal establishment university in Cambridge, MA) after a short trip to India, South Africa and Brazil with the Cities of the 21st Century Program. His last day is January 15, 1999. Patricia will move to Chicago to become the Assistant Director for a community development organization in Chicago. Her last day will be December 30, 1998.

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Document author(s) : Tom Shields, Deanna Koenigs
Last modified: 24 November 1998, Deanna Koenigs