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Goodwin-Green Globe: May 2017
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Community Calendar

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

Orchard Street Road Replacement Project Begins May 1

The entire Orchard Street road from Florida Avenue to George Huff Drive will be replaced between May and mid-September. The first phase of the road project will close Orchard between Florida and Orchard Place. We expect that Phase One will last between May 1–26, 2017. If there are weather delays, we may have to extend the timeline.  

Residents can access current road construction updates on the University Housing website- In addition, Family & Graduate Housing staff will be available to answer any questions about this project during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).

During the month of May, access to the Family & Graduate Housing office will be different. Please review these important points regarding travel from your apartment complex to the Family & Graduate Housing office:

  • Access to Orchard Place apartments and the Family & Graduate Housing office will be available on foot from anywhere in Orchard Downs or from the bus stop at the intersection of Florida and Orchard.

  • Access to the Family & Graduate Housing office will be available by car from the south only. During Phase One, signs will be posted alerting drivers to this detour route to the Family & Graduate Housing office. Take Florida to Race, go south on Race to George Huff, turn west onto George Huff, and then north onto Orchard. Cars will then continue north on Orchard until Orchard Place where you will make a right hand turn to access the office. Lot A, located at the end of Orchard Place, will be available for parking. 

Additionally, MTD bus service will be affected:

  • All bus stops on Orchard Street from Florida to George Huff will no longer be in service as of May 1, 2017. All three bus shelters currently located on Orchard will be removed by MTD the last weekend in April. The bus shelter currently located on George Huff (OD South Bus Shelter) will remain.

  • Bus stops will be available to residents at the following locations: Florida and Orchard (SW & NW corners); Florida and Race (SW & SE corners); Race and Meadow (NW & SE corners); Race and Montclair (NW & SE corners); Race and Mumford (NW & SE corners); Race and George Huff (NW & SW corners); and George Huff and Orchard (OD South Bus Shelter). Please consult the MTD bus website ( for a map and daily time schedule for each of these locations. 
  • The Race Street bus stops can be reached by using the sidewalks that run between Orchard Downs buildings #1962 and #1970; #2006 and #2010 and #2024 and #2030.
Goodwin Green Events

Social Hour: Ice Cream Party
Friday, May 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Social Hour: Pita Bread and Hummus Night
Friday, May 12 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Final Fling 2017
Saturday, May 13
at noon
Celebrate the end of the semester at the Orchard Downs Community Center and kick off summer and new adventures. Our space-themed event will have music, games, free lunch, prizes, and fun for everyone. We hope to see you there!

Bus Trip to IndianapolisSaturday, May 27
Registration will begin Monday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m. Adults are $15. Children are $10. We will be going to Circle Centre Mall and the Children’s Museum. The link to register is

Bus Trip to Chicago–Saturday, June 17
Registration will begin Monday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m. Adults are $15. Children are $10. We have one drop off and pick up location at Museum Campus. The link to register is

Commencement Brunch
Saturday, May 13 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. in SDRP Ikenberry Commons
If you are graduating this year, celebrate 2017 Commencement with a memorable gourmet brunch. Reserve a spot for you and your guests online by May 5 at Tickets are $15 per person (tax included). 

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.  

Birthday Bingo
Thursday, May 4
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 May babies!

Mother’s Day Luncheon
Saturday, May 6 from noon–2:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating our mothers with food, crafts, and activities such as making Mother's Day cards! All residents are welcome. Contact David and Meredith Riddle ( with any questions.

Family Housing Council Social Night
Saturday, May 6 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! 

Mother’s Day Tea
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
As a belated Mother’s Day celebration, everyone is welcome to celebrate the mothers in our community. There will be a variety of teas, bite-sized sandwiches, and snacks for everyone to enjoy along with crafts and activities. Please come out and appreciate all the mothers! 

Throwback Movie Night
Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
The movie will be a classic, family-friendly favorite that children and adults can both enjoy. 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. 

Family Soccer/Football Tournament
Saturday, May 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The tournament will take place at the soccer field behind the Orchard South Apartments (near the gardens.) We will warm up and practice from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and play from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  All ages and abilities welcome!  Send any questions to

Family Housing Council Social Night
Saturday, May 20 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! 

Outdoor Fun and Games
Sunday, May 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
We will provide games, colored chalk and bubbles for resident children and their parents. All ages are welcome, and children should be accompanied by an adult. Please send any questions to

Community Events

Sewing Room in the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apt. 2044-A)
May 6 and May 20 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 6:00­ to 7:00 p.m.

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. 

WIC HoursFriday, May 5 & May 19 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

The 1107 Green fourth floor and 300 Goodwin fifth floor will be inspected in May. 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

CJ Holterman
Phone: (217) 333-5656

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