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Goodwin-Green Globe: May 2015

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Community Calendar

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

Final Fling 2015

Come and enjoy the annual Family & Graduate Housing Final Fling on Saturday, May 2 at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive). The event begins at noon. The outdoor party features a picnic lunch, music, bounce houses, games, arts, face painting, cotton candy, raffle prizes, and much more! This year’s theme is Princesses, Knights, and Castles. Costumes are welcome. Hope to see you there! For more information, please contact Sara Jenkins at

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

We want to know what you think about FGH programing! Take this short four-question survey about programs at Family & Graduate Housing. If you have any questions, contact Morgan, Family Relations GA, at You can take the survey at

Chicago Bus Trip: June 6

Want to get away for the day? Join Family & Graduate Housing on Saturday, June 6 as we visit the “Windy City”, Chicago! We will be shopping at the Water Tower Mall along Michigan Avenue and visiting the Chinatown neighborhood. We will depart from the Family & Graduate Housing Office (1841 Orchard Place) at 6:30 a.m. and arrive back at Orchard Downs at approximately 9:00 p.m. Registration begins Thursday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. Please register at If you have any questions, please email Paige Jackson at

Programs at Orchard Downs

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

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 (

May Birthday Celebration: May 28

Were you born in May? Do you love games? Then we have a party for you! Join us in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 for a party to celebrate all of the May birthdays! We will have music, games, and birthday cake. Come on by and celebrate! If you have any questions, email Paige Jackson at

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

Hey teens! Join us on Friday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) for a Maki Sushi party. We will make our own Maki Sushi with a variety of ingredients. Additional snacks will be provided. Please contact Ga Young at with questions.

Parent-Child Playgroup

Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 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. Please note: Summer Parent-Child Playgroup will begin on Wednesday, May 27 and be held on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (ODCC) for the duration of the summer. There will be no Tuesday/Friday Playgroups starting the week of May 25. Contact Morgan at with any questions.

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 Tarter at or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.

Orpheum Children’s Science Museum

Come to the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about magnets and play with them! Orpheum Children’s Science Museum will be bringing a variety of magnets and teaching about them. This is a great time to have fun while learning about science with the whole family! Contact Ga Young at with questions.

End of Semester Bingo Party

On Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m., come to the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) for the end of the semester BINGO party! We will celebrate the end of the semester and have a fun night with your family! Contact Ga Young at with questions.

Summer Wellness Challenge Information Session

The MultiCultural Health Club will be having a wellness challenge throughout the summer to improve health awareness in Orchard Downs. Residents who are interested will be given the opportunity to sign up and participate in our wellness group challenge where residents will be asked to maintain certain habits to sustain their health. If you are interested in registering for the MCHC Health Club and also the Summer Wellness Challenge, please attend our informational meeting to sign up. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the MultiCultural Health Center (2040-A Orchard Street). All are welcome! For more information contact Kelechi Lamberts at

Walk/Jog/Run Group

Attention families and residents of all ages: the MultiCultural Health Center (MCHC) will be having another Walk/Jog/Run group for everyone! Families have the option of walking with their children and friends, or completing a slight run around the Orchard Downs neighborhood complex. Everyone is invited, and running is NOT mandatory. On Friday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. we will meet at the MCHC (2040-A Orchard Street) and then go for our walk/run. For any more information or questions contact Kelechi Lamberts at

Yoga Classes

We will be holding our weekly yoga classes on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive). This is a chance to exercise and work towards maintaining your health and keeping 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 to receive more information, contact the MultiCultural Health GA 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. 

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 3 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.

Stress Management Consultation: Email for appointments. 

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

Maintenance Requests

Pest Control

The fifth floor of 300 Goodwin will be inspected during May. 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