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Goodwin-Green Globe: January 2015

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Community Calendar

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

Winter Break Office Closure

The Family & Graduate Housing office will be closed December 24, 2014 through December 28, 2014, and also January 1, 2015 through January 2, 2015 for the winter break. 

Programs at Orchard Downs

All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.

Popcorn and a Movie Night: January 12

Come out and mingle with your fellow neighbors! Enjoy some yummy snacks and a winter movie for all residents! Everyone is welcome, and please feel free to wear your warm pajamas and bring your pillows and blankets! Join us in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Monday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m.! If you have any questions please contact Paige Jackson at

Sewing Room

The Sewing Room is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 2044-A). Sewing machines and other equipment including scissors, pins, measuring tape, and thread are available for residents to use. The Sewing Room monitor is Sedna Cordova (email:

Sew Your Own Potholder

The Sewing Room, supported by the Family Housing Council, will offer workshops for every resident over 9 years old. Come any Saturday of January to learn how to sew a potholder or, in case you already know how to use a sewing machine, come to make your own creation. We’ll give you all the materials needed and some directions to help you while you sew. For any further questions, please contact the Sewing Room Monitor, Sedna Cordova, at Want to be a volunteer and help others with their sewing skills? Contact Helen Xie at

Parent-Child Playgroup

Starting January 20th, Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Caregivers and children ages five and under participate in fun and educational activities, such as crafts, music, story time, and snacks. Contact Morgan at with any questions. There will be no playgroup until January 20th due to winter break.

Winter Fun

Missing Kid’s Club? Come to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Wednesday, January 14th from 4pm to 5:30 pm for fun activities for kids! Spend time with friends, make a craft, or play a game. Contact Ga Young at with questions.

Winter Story and Craft Night

Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a winter story and craft. This is a fun event for children of all ages and their families. Please contact Ga Young at with questions.

Cooking Club

From January 13 to March 10 Cooking Club will host the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Learn new healthy and inexpensive ideas and cook together. We meet on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Children are welcome, but parental supervision is required. If you are interested in joining, you MUST contact Morgan at Registration is limited There will be no Cooking/Crafting Club until January 13th due to winter break.

Welcome to the World

Babies are a sign of hope and bring much joy to our lives. At Family & Graduate Housing we would like to welcome your newborn to our community with a small gift. This is our way of saying, “Welcome to the World!” If you have recently welcomed a new baby into your family, please contact Morgan by email at or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.

January Birthday Bash and Bingo

Were you born in January? Do you love Bingo? Then we have a party for you! Join us in the Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 for a party to celebrate all January birthdays! We will have music, bingo, and birthday cake. Come on by and celebrate! If you have any question please email Paige Jackson at

Middle School/Teen Night (6th-12th grade)

Hey, teens! Join us for a warm teen night at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Friday, January 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come enjoy making your own cupcakes and decorating them! A wintery movie, popcorn, and hot chocolate will be waiting for you also! Contact Ga Young by email at with any questions.

MultiCultural Health Center Call for Volunteers

The MultiCultural Health Center (MCHC) is looking for members in the community who would be willing to serve as volunteers for the health center. We are looking for people who are doctors, nurses, dentists or any form of health professionals from their native homeland or here in the U.S. who would be interested in participating in the health clinics based on their availability. If you are please feel free to contact our MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at

MCHC Health Club Registration

Registration for the MCHC Health Club is still ongoing! The Health Club is a group of residents who are interested in improving health and wellness for themselves and their fellow neighbors. Residents will participate in special programs designed to improve their health and physical activity. If you are interested, please come to our registration night or email the MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at

MCHC Health Club: Yoga Classes

We will have our weekly yoga classes at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Mondays, beginning Monday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. This will be a chance to exercise and work towards keeping your health and your body in shape. If you have yoga mats and other equipment, please feel free to bring them. Members of the MCHC Health Club are encouraged to participate. To sign up or receive more information, feel free to contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at

T-25 Fitness Session

The MCHC will be hosting a fitness session at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Wednesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m., for residents interested in exercising at a moderate level. This is an opportunity to see where your fitness level is and see what exercises you are comfortable doing. This is for adults only. For more information feel free to contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at

Stress-Relief Social

There will be a stress-relief social in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Friday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. Come and get some free snacks and interact with your fellow neighbors and their families. Games and karaoke will be available! Also get a chance to receive massage therapy and relieve some stress. All are welcome. For more information please contact Kelechi Lamberts at


MultiCultural Health Center

Location: 2040-A Orchard Street

The MCHC works to deliver culturally sensitive illness prevention and health services to the families of the Family and Graduate Housing Community. Services are provided on a first come, first served basis.

Clinical Services: The clinic will be staffed with a physician and/or a nurse practitioner. Services will include but are not limited to general health concerns such as colds or other respiratory infections, physical exams, referrals to community services and more.

Clinic hours will be updated on a weekly basis on the MCHC voicemail to reflect clinical services that week. Please call (217) 265-6267. 

Please note: The MCHC clinic will be closed from December 18, 2014 to January 8, 2015. Weekly clinics will resume on January 8, 2015.

Clinic hours:

HeRMES: Every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. (Appointments can be made and walk-ins are welcome. For appointments please call the MCHC at 217-265-6267 and leave a voice mail.)

CCCHC Services: Champaign County Christian Health Center is a non-profit clinic in our community located at 507 S. Second St. Suite 2E in Champaign, 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

Women, 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 3rd month 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.)

Office Hours: Office hours at the MCHC will be on Mondays and Wednesdays (1 - 4 p.m.), Tuesdays (2 -5 p.m.), and Thursdays and Fridays (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.). Feel free to stop by for baby weigh-ins or come and pick up some beneficial health information handouts on winter safety, pre-natal health, or common health questions.

For more information, please contact Kelechi Ibe-Lamberts, MCHC Graduate Assistant (GA) at

Maintenance Requests

Pest Control

1113 and 1115 Green will be inspected during January. Treatment will be performed only as needed; twenty-four hour advanced notice will be given prior to treatment. Please move large items away from the walls and remove items on or around windows. To request treatment, visit

Goodwin-Green Office Hours

Monday-Sunday, 7-10 p.m.

Important Contacts

Goodwin-Green Office phone: (217) 333-8213

Complex Director

CJ Holterman
Phone: (217) 333-5656

Community Aide

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

Goodwin-Green Globe Editor

Erin Ciciora

Ashley Adams, Editorial Assistant