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Goodwin-Green Globe: January 2016

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Community Calendar

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

Winter Break Office Hours

Due to upcoming holidays, the Family & Graduate Housing office will be closed on December 24, 25, and 31, as well as January 1. Regular office hours will resume on January 4.

Important Laundry Update

Starting on January 1, 2016, washers and dryers in University Housing will no longer require payment. The cost of laundry will be included for all University Housing residents, including in the University Apartments. We are excited to bring you this added amenity in the new year!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Events

The University of Illinois celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a week of family-friendly events. Events begin Friday, January 15 and conclude on Saturday, January 23. Join us to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, join in service projects, and examine how Dr. King’s message has been used to shape civil rights over the past 50 years. To find a full list of events, visit

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 Tyra Brown (email 

Jump into Spring Semester 

Come and join us for some pizza to celebrate the start of a new semester! We will meet on Wednesday, January 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana). We especially welcome our new residents come and get to know the GAs. 

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

Parent-Child Playgroup 

Come play and learn with us! Parent-Child Playgroup will now meet on Mondays and Tuesdays 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. There will be no Playgroup on January 18. For more information, contact Brittney at 

Pajama & Movie Night 

Stay warm in the cold and come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. dressed in your favorite comfortable pajamas! Pizza will be served along with the showing of a movie perfect for the whole family. Please contact Joy Sugihara at with any questions. 

January Birthday Bingo 

Were you born in January? Then we have a birthday party for you! Join us on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) to celebrate all January birthdays. We’ll start off by recognizing January birthdays and eating birthday cake followed by playing Bingo! Please contact Joy Sugihara with any questions at

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Classical Music Concert 

As part of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ commitment to explorations of classical music and as a celebration of the enthusiasm of students of all ages for classical music, this outstanding performance will be presented FREE OF CHARGE for all students (any age) and their accompanying parents. The Polish Baltic Philharmonic performance will be on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m. Seating for this special free event will be assigned and tickets are required. To register for tickets, please visit Registration will close on Saturday, January 16. An email will be sent out to residents who registered regarding pick-up of tickets at the FGH office. Please email Joy Sugihara at with any questions! 

MCHC Health Center Call for Volunteers 

The MultiCultural Health Center is looking for members in the community who are willing to serve as volunteers for the health center. We are looking for people who are doctors, nurses, dentists, or any form of health professional from their native homeland or the U.S. who would be interested in participating in our health clinics. Please contact the MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at if you are interested or have any questions. 

MCHC Health Club Registration 

Registration for the MultiCultural Health Club is still going on! The Health Club consists of a group of residents who are interested in improving health and wellness awareness for themselves and their fellow neighbors. Residents will participate in special programs constructed to improve their health and physical activity. If you are interested, contact the MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at

Zumba Class 

The MCHC will be hosting a Zumba aerobics class on Monday, January 11 and 25 in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana). This will be a chance to work towards keeping your body in shape while dancing to good music. Please wear exercise-appropriate attire. 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

Stress-Relief Social 

There will be a stress-relief social in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Friday, January 29 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, contact Kelechi Lamberts at

NEW: Health Insurance Services Office Hours 

Planned Parenthood of Illinois in Champaign will be partnering with the MultiCultural Health Center (MCHC) to help individuals sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace and Medicaid. We will be located in the MCHC (2040-A Orchard Street) bi-weekly starting January 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We will be having a brief informational session at the next upcoming FHC Meeting in January. Come and see us if you need help with your Marketplace/Medicaid application!

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

Clinic hours are posted on the monthly calendar, and are also updated on a weekly basis on the MCHC voicemail. Please call (217) 265-6267 to make an appointment (walk-ins also welcome).

HeRMES: Every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. Will be closed December 17-January 14.

WIC Hours: Friday, January 8 and Friday, January 22, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Health Insurance Clinic Hours: Friday, January 29 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 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 Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 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, contact Kelechi Ibe-Lamberts at

For stress-management consultation email

Maintenance Requests

Pest Control

1113 and 1115 Green will be inspected in 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

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.

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

Editorial Assistant

Elisa Payne