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Goodwin-Green Globe: June 2017
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Community Calendar

See what's going on in your community with the June events calendar.

Orchard Street Road Replacement Project Update

The first phase of the roadway project will be complete no later than May 26 unless there are weather-related delays. Orchard Street will be accessible from Florida Avenue to Orchard Place. During the month of June, Orchard Street will be closed from the bus shelter by the office to the entrance of parking lot D. Phase 2 of the project will redo the roadway and add a sidewalk from the North Laundry to the office. The North Laundry parking lot and parking lot C will be closed during this phase of the project.

MTD bus service continues to pick up on Race Street, George Huff, and at the corners of Florida and Orchard Street. Please review the schedule for details at

In June we will also repave parking lot G, however specific dates have not been confirmed. Exciting news—the re-paving of Orchard South roads (Orchard Street south of George Huff, and Hazelwood Drive) will not impact the parking lots. Residents will need to use caution when driving and obey traffic flagger staff who will direct traffic. Residents in parking lots K, L, M will not have to move their cars at this time.

Goodwin Green Events

A Final Fling Thank You
Thank you to all the staff, GAs, CAs, and volunteers who helped with our annual “Final Fling.” The event could not have happened without you! We appreciate you sharing your time and talents to make our end of the year event such a success. We also thank all of our residents who attended the picnic. Thank you for being a part of this very special event. We hope you enjoyed the food, activities, and time spent with family and friends.

Family Housing Council (FHC) Elections
The FHC invites all residents interested to vote for the new board elections during FHC meeting on Friday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. Voting is restricted to residents of the upcoming academic year 2017-2018. If you have questions about elections, please contact the FHC president Ahmed Orabi at

Programs at Orchard Downs

All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. All programs are in the Orchard Downs Community Center, 510 George Huff Drive unless noted. See below for more information.  

Home Sweet Home: The Challenges of Returning Home
Thursday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m.
Have you moved to the United States from another country in the pursuit of education or employment? This workshop, facilitated by members from the Counseling Center, will provide an open discussion as well as tips, tricks, and activities that will allow members to reflect on the evolving beliefs and values that occur as a result. The topics will also focus on raising families between two cultures, and the experience of returning home permanently from international study or work. Join us for a great discussion, paired with interactive activities and snacks! Children must be supervised, all residents welcome. Questions? Contact Jenna Hickey at

National Spelling Bee Party
Thursday, June 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Watch the National Spelling Bee live on television. During commercial breaks, we will have our own Spelling Bee where you can win prizes for spelling! Food and beverages will be provided. For questions, contact Maggie Phan (

Saturday with Kites and Books
Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m.–noon
Summer break is here and we would like to invite you family to enjoy a morning making your own kite and having fun with your neighbors. The Urbana Free Library will bring children books for reading. Email if you have questions. We hope to see you all there to read under a nice shade, fly your kite and have a great time!

Birthday Bingo
Thursday, June 15
from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of games and prizes. Also, do not forget about birthday cake! Happy Birthday to June babies!

Family Housing Council Social Night
Saturday, June 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Please join the Family Housing Council (FHC) for our monthly resident social. Suggestions for future social themes are appreciated!

Summer Movie Night
Friday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. 
Join us for a classic, family-friendly favorite. A popcorn bar will be provided, and the movie will be shown on the projector! We encourage residents to bring blankets and pillows to lay on, and come early to find a spot on the floor. Questions? Contact Jenna Hickey at

Community Events

Sewing Room in the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apt. 2044-A)
June 3 and June 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Sewing machines and other equipment including scissors, pins, measuring tape, and thread are available for residents to use. The Sewing Room monitor is Patricia León (

Women’s Support Group in the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apt. 1834-A)
from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Come join us for tea and conversation. The Women’s Support Group is a comfortable space for women to bond and learn new skills while supporting each other. There will be weekly workshops on a variety of topics such as art, cooking, stress-management, parenting, and more. Childcare will be provided. Contact Candace Brahm at with questions.

Yoga and Meditation Happy Hour at the Orchard Downs Community Center
Mondays from 6:30­ to 7:30 p.m. (starting June 5)
The Art of Living - UIUC Chapter works to promote the mental, emotional and physical well-being of members of the campus community with the help of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. This is based on the belief that a stress-free individual builds a stress-free and violence-free society. The Yoga and Meditation Happy Hour will be a fun-filled session where you will practice yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to help the overworked mind settle down and let your inner peace shine through. Come, be happy!

International Women’s Connection
The International Women’s Connection (IWC) is a friendship & cultural exchange group that was started in 1987. Since then, hundreds of women have had the opportunity to practice English, make friends and learn about American culture. The group meets every Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for a free English class and from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for various activities to help you adjust to American life. The location for the meetings is Twin City Bible Church, on the corner of Lincoln & Michigan Avenue, Urbana (approximately 6 blocks northwest of Orchard Downs).  The IWC welcomes women of all nationalities or religious background and any level of English fluency. Childcare is also provided. For more information, visit or email Ruth at 

MultiCultural Health Center

The MultiCultural Health Center (2040-A Orchard Street) hosts a free medical clinic every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic staffed by volunteer medical students and supervised by a licensed medical professional. For several years, HeRMES has operated in partnership with area health clinics that serve the uninsured and underserved of Illinois.

Clinic Hours

Please call (217) 265-6267 to make an appointment during the scheduled hours listed below.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday      4–6 p.m.
Thursday         5–8 p.m.

For more information, please contact Robert King at

HeRMES: Every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. 

CCCHC Services: Champaign County Christian Health Center is a non-profit clinic in our community located at Presence Community Resources Center on Wright St. on the Presence Hospital Campus, with a satellite office at the MultiCultural Health Center by appointment only. Please contact CCCHC through the appointment line, (217) 402- LOVE (5683), if you need assistance with primary care. For more information, visit

Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Services: WIC services are provided for women, infants and children and are offered by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Services for WIC participants include supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling, screenings and referrals to other health services, welfare and social services, and immunizations for children. (Note: Clients who are receiving coupons can only pick up their coupons from the MCHC office on the 6th and 12th months. The coupons sent on the first 3 months and the 9th month must be picked up at the C-UPHD office. Clients must also make sure to register on the WIC website in order to make themselves eligible to pick up WIC coupons when available at the MCHC prior to pick up so it can be delivered to the MCHC for pick up.)


Maintenance Requests

Pest Control

1107 Green and 1113, 1114 and 1115 Green (first floor) and 300 Goodwin (first and second floors) will be inspected in June. Treatment will be provided only as needed; twenty-four-hour advanced notice will be given prior to treatment. To request treatment, visit

Daniels Hall Desk

The Daniels Hall Desk, located at 1010 West Green Street, has various equipment available for residents to use free of charge. Need a vacuum cleaner to tidy up your room? Need a bicycle pump to fill up your tires? Then stop by the Daniels Hall Desk, open 24 hours a day to check out any of the following equipment: vacuums, bicycle pumps, a battery charger, a tool box and snow shovels.

Zipcars Available at Orchard Downs

Grab a Zipcar for a few hours to run errands, the whole day for a local shopping or sightseeing trip or a few days for a vacation getaway.  Every trip includes gas, insurance and 180 free miles per day. One Zipcar is parked at Orchard Downs in the North Laundry Parking Lot and the second is parked at the South Laundry Parking Lot. Join Zipcar for $15.00 at

Important Contacts

Complex Coordinator

Complex Director (interim)
Robert King
Phone: (217) 333-5664

Community Aides

Renato Azevedo
Neighborhood: 1107 & 1113 W. Green

Xiaomei Liu
Neighborhood: 300 S. Goodwin & 1115 W. Green

Other Contacts

Family & Graduate Housing Office: 333-5656
Emergency: 9-911
U of I Police (non-emergency): 333-1216
McKinley Health Center Dial-A-Nurse: 333-2700
Student Insurance: 333-0165