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Goodwin-Green Globe: July 2019
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See what's going on in your community with the July event calendar.

July Happenings

The Family & Graduate Housing Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: 2018-2019 Apartment leases end July 31, 2019, at noon!

If you have not renewed your current lease for next year, you must vacate your apartment by no later than July 31, 2019, at noon. Please note the following important move-out instructions:

  • All personal belongings must be removed from your apartment by noon on July 31. This includes trash and food in the refrigerator/freezer.
  • Your apartment must be as clean as the day you moved in! Please review the cleaning instructions found in the vacating brochure link in the email you received.
  • Remember to call Ameren to let them know your move-out date. This will allow them enough time to factor your last bill and return any deposit money you are owed.
  • Remember to go online to USPS.com to register your forwarding address.
  • If you have a storage locker in the basement of Goodwin-Green you must empty it and remove your personal lock.
  • All keys must be returned to the Family & Graduate Housing Office located at 1841 Orchard Pl., Urbana, IL 61801.

Thank you for living with us and enjoy the rest of your summer. Safe travels!

Friday, July 12, 6 p.m., Orchard Downs Community Center
Come meet police officers that protect the University of Illinois. Share a meal with them and bring any questions you have about what they do and questions you have about laws or their processes.

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Falling in mid-summer, the Fourth of July has, since the late 19th century, become a major focus of leisure activities and a common occasion for family get-togethers, often involving fireworks and outdoor barbecues. The most common symbol of the holiday is the American flag, and a common musical accompaniment is “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States.

See details about all the day’s events at july4th.net/events.

  • 9 a.m.: 5K Race/Walk
  • 11 a.m.: Parade (find your place along Kirby or Lincoln Ave.)
  • 7 p.m.: Music on Kirby Ave. between First and Oak Streets
  • After Dark: Fireworks

If you are going to be out of town for an extended time, we recommend that you sign up for USPS Hold Mail Service. The Post Office will hold your mail and deliver it when you return home. For more information, visit holdmail.usps.com/holdmail.

Family Housing Council

The Orchard Downs Family Housing Council (FHC) is an organization created to safeguard the interest of the residents of Orchard Downs. For FHC resources such as meeting minutes, constitution, job descriptions, and more, visit HOUSING.ILLINOIS.EDU/FHC.

All programs are in the Orchard Downs Community Center, 510 George Huff Ct. unless noted.

Resident Social:
Saturday, July 6, 6 p.m.

Resident Meeting:
Friday, July 12, 5:45 p.m.

The FHC constitution can be found at HOUSING.ILLINOIS.EDU/FHC.

Registration for the Orchard Downs garden plots is open! Everyone is encouraged to plant something this season.

The cost is $40/plot for FGH residents and $70/plot for non-residents. Payment can be made via card, check, or exact cash at the Family & Graduate Housing Office.  

All Gardeners must register online at GO.ILLINOIS.EDU/ODGARDENPLOT.

Contact odgardengroup@gmail.com with any questions.

Programs at Orchard Downs
  • All programs are in the Orchard Downs Community Center, 510 George Huff Ct. unless noted. 
  • We often take photographs during community events for use in FGH publications. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, inform a staff member at the event or contact FGH.
  • We care about the environment. We encourage you to bring your own reusable plates, silverware, and cups to food events. FGH will still continue to provide paper products for those who do not bring their own.

Zumba Class at Orchard Downs
Every Sunday, 9–10 a.m.
Everyone ages 18 to 50 is welcome to join. Before you attend the class, you need to register at HTTP://TINYURL.COM/ODZUMBACOMMUNITY. If you have any questions, contact Fikriyah Winata (fwinata2@illinois.edu).

Orchard Downs, Let’s Walk!
The regular Orchard Downs Walking Group will take a break this July, but we’ll return in August with snacks, drinks, and also some surprises! In the meantime, we encourage you to use the Whatsapp group and get together to walk on your own. Join the group by browsing to go.illinois.edu/ODWalk on your cell phone and feel free to set up a time with your peers! Email mchc@illinois.edu for more information.

Free Nutrition and Cooking Class with the U of I Extension Office
Every Wednesday, 3–4:30 p.m.
Family Resource Center (1834-A Orchard Place)
Please note the change in date and time for our weekly nutrition and cooking class. Interested in learning new cooking techniques? Wonder how to eat healthy on a budget? This program is for you! We get together and make a recipe each week. You can win prizes that will help you cook at home, and there’s even bigger prizes if you attend each week and graduate from the program. Email Khadiga at kmohamed@illinois.edu with questions. 

July 3: Asian Mango and Chicken Wraps
July 10: Fruit Smoothie
July 17: Spaghetti and Spinach Pesto
July 24: Greek Salad with Chicken
July 31: Banana Pudding

Birthday Bingo
Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.
Come join all of us to celebrate July birthdays with sweet treats, prizes, and games of BINGO! Everyone is welcome. Please note that children must be supervised. Let’s have some fun!

Yoga and Meditation!
Monday, July 22, 6 p.m.
Monday, July 29, 6 p.m.
The monthly yoga and meditation session is back, and now it’s TWICE A MONTH! Join us for an hour of relaxation and stress reduction, which is also an excellent way to improve your focus. All skill levels are welcome. We provide yoga mats, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please note that arriving at 6 p.m. is extremely important.

Monthly Women's Group
Friday, July 26, 10 a.m.

The women’s group will meet at the Orchard Downs Community Center. We will enjoy tea and treats as we have fun crafting together.

Family & Kids Programs

All programs are in the Orchard Downs Community Center, 510 George Huff Ct. unless noted.

Welcome to the World
Babies are a sign of hope and bring much joy to our lives. We want to welcome your newborn to our community with a small gift to say, “Welcome to the World!” If you have recently welcomed a new baby into your family, contact the Family & Graduate Housing Office at (217) 333-5656 or email apartments@illinois.edu.

Preschool Story Time
July 2, 16, 23, 30, 10–11 a.m. 
Weekly story hour for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their caregiver(s).

Preschool Art Club
July 5, 19, 25, 10–11 a.m.
Weekly painting time for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their caregiver(s). You and your child can have fun painting and socializing with others.

GREAT Start Playgroup
Wednesday, July 17, 10–11:15 a.m.
Join us for a special playgroup with GREAT Start from Champaign-Urbana Public Health. We will sing, play, learn, read, and grow together. This playgroup is for children ages 0-5 and their caregiver(s). A parent/guardian must stay with their child. Contact wwelsh2@illinois.edu with questions.

Parent-Child Playgroup: Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursday, July 18 from 10–11 a.m.
This playgroup is for children ages 0-5 and their caregiver(s). A parent/guardian must stay with their child. Special story time where children will gain a love for learning, social and emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, language skills, and knowledge about the world. Every child will receive a book!

Kids’ Club summer program openings
Have some fun in the Orchard Downs Kids’ Club after-school summer program! Kids’ Club meets Monday through Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center. The program offers children opportunities to participate in social, recreational, and summer fun activities. A snack is provided each afternoon. Children ages five and in kindergarten to eleven years old are eligible for registration. For more information or questions, please contact Sara Jenkins at jenkins@illinois.edu or call 333-5656.

Orchard Downs Preschool and Kid’s Club After-School Programs: Register NOW 
Now accepting registrations for the 2019–2020 school year. For information, registration packet, or to schedule a tour, contact Sara Jenkins at jenkins@illinois.edu or Debbie Collins at dcollns@illinois.edu.

MultiCultural Health Center

The HeRMES free medical clinic 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.

Location: 2040-A Orchard Street
Email: mchc@illinois.edu
Multicultural Health Center Office Hours: MCHC will only operate for the weekly HeRMES Free Clinic on Thursdays in July. Additional office hours will not be held outside of these clinics. For more information about the clinic, contact hermesclinic1@gmail.com.
HeRMES Clinic Hours: 6–8 p.m. every Thursday (Walk-ins only)

Subscribe here for weekly news, updates, and wellness tips: GO.ILLINOIS.EDU/MCHC-SIGNUP

Mark your calendars: 
Free dental checkups! Free screenings! All at the Orchard Downs Community Center! Mark your calendars for September 14.

July 28: World Hepatitis Day 
Let’s talk about this disease that affects millions of people around the globe. Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver, which an important part of your body that helps digest the food you eat and filters out the harmful stuff. However, certain things like a viral infection or consuming excessive alcohol can damage your liver, leading to hepatitis and symptoms like fatigue, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite.

You can avoid diseases like hepatitis by practicing good hygiene: Wash your hands, make sure your food is fully cooked, and avoid sharing toothbrushes! Vaccines are also available for several types of hepatitis. Contact your doctor if you see any of the symptoms of the disease! For more information, browse to healthline.com/health/hepatitis.

Summer Health Tips
It’s sunny and hot, and the perfect time for lots of fun! Make the most of summer by following these tips and staying healthy. Drink lots and lots of water — it is easy to sweat and get dehydrated. When you go out in the sun, use sunscreen and eyeshades to protect your skin and eyes from harmful UV rays. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables: berries, cucumbers, and a bunch of other fruits and vegetables are in season! And while you enjoy some free time, make sure to catch up on sleep and really sleep well this summer.

A Very Berry Month With Raspberries!
All kinds of berries are in season in the summer, especially in July, and they are all very healthy and very, very delicious! Let’s focus on raspberries for this issue. Raspberries are as tasty as they are beautiful, and even healthier when you eat them. They contain antioxidants that keep you healthy and useful nutrients like fiber that keep your digestion system running at peak performance. They are also excellent sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, folic acid, manganese, copper, and iron!

And what does this mean for you? Raspberries can help with weight loss and gut health, reduce wrinkles, prevent muscular degeneration, and prevent infections and even cancer! They also strengthen your immune system and have an exceptionally high nutrient value. And what’s more, you can enjoy them however you like! Follow our recipe to try some with whipped cream:

Easy to make, great to eat: Raspberry Fool
(makes 4-6 small cups)


  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered confectioners’ sugar
  •  1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Put 1 ½ cups of raspberries and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in a blender and purée them together.
  2. In a large bowl, add the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the cream forms peaks.
  3. Put puréed raspberries into the cream, making swirls or other designs as you please.
  4. Serve in small cups or bowls, and top each serving with the remaining (½ cup) raspberries.
Safety Corner

Basic Safety Tips from the University of Illinois Police:

Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave right away and go immediately to an area with lights and people. Call the police if something seems odd.

  • Lock your doors, even if you are in the room/apartment.
  • Do not allow people to follow you into secure locations.
  • Report any unusual or suspicious activity you witness. Even the smallest bit of information could prevent a crime and help protect yourself or others.
  • Use well-lit, high-traffic routes when walking on campus, and do not walk alone at night. Use SafeWalks or SafeRides instead.
  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Listening to music or using your phone can distract you from people or vehicles around you.
  • Do not display valuables openly, and be cautious around ATMs.
  • Register your Bike at go.illinois.edu/mybike.

University of Illinois Police Department
Emergencies: Call 911
Non-emergencies: Call (217) 333-1216

SafeWalks is a courtesy service provided to University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff. To request a SafeWalks escort, call (217) 333-1216.

Safe Rides: Between dusk and 6 a.m., the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District offers limited SafeRides by request by calling (217) 265-RIDE (7433).

Maintenance Requests


Pest Control

1107 Goodwin-Green (Floors 6 and 5) are scheduled for treatment in July. Treatment will be provided only as needed; 24-hour advanced notice will be given prior to treatment. To request treatment, visit GO.ILLINOIS.EDU/MAINTENANCE.

Other Information

Card Access
At Goodwin-Green, the exterior doors are operated by card access. Residents will have their University Identification Card (i-card) activated as their access card. Dependents will need to obtain a University of Illinois Visitor Card to gain entry into the building. You can request a Visitor Card by completing a form in the Family & Graduate Housing Office. The dependent can then obtain an i-card from the University i-card Office, located in the Illini Union Book Store. Please notify the Family & Graduate Housing Office of the University Identification Number (UIN) when you have the card so it can be activated. You may request a temporary access card for a guest at HOUSING.ILLINOIS.EDU.

Guest Registration
Guests and visitors are always welcome in your apartment; however, guests who will be staying longer than two weeks are required to be registered at the Family & Graduate Housing Office. The occupancy of the apartment must not exceed the occupancy limit for the apartment type when guests are visiting. Visitors not included in the extended family category are limited to a total maximum duration of 30 days per year. Overnight guests are permitted in co-tenant apartments only if mutually agreed upon in advance of the stay

Please make sure cardboard boxes are collapsed to afford optimal recycling.  If not, please throw them in the trash! If the cardboard doesn’t get contaminated by food it will get recycled. More information can be found here: Campus Recycling.

Important Contacts

Apartments Complex Coordinator
Whitney Welsh

Phone: (217) 300-7157

Community Aides
Renato Azevedo

Neighborhood: 1107 & 1113 W. Green

(217) 979-8957

Xiaomei Liu
Neighborhood: 300 S. Goodwin & 1115 W. Green
(217) 721-8174

Other Contacts
Family & Graduate Housing Office: (217) 333-5656
Emergency: 9-911
U of I Police (non-emergency): (217) 333-1216
McKinley Health Center Dial-A-Nurse: (217) 333-2700
Student Insurance: (217) 333-0165