Champaign-Urbana Bulletin Board For June 8

We’re interested in hearing your good news! Each week we’ll publish a round-up of news tidbits from in and around Champaign-Urbana. If you’d like to contribute a short news item for this weekly feature, please let us know. Items received by noon on Wednesday will be considered for publication. We can’t wait to read all about it!

Calling all knitters, seamstresses, needlepointers and more! 

Are you interested in sewing? Do you live in the Champaign-Urbana area? Our organization, Shared Threads, is interested in providing a communal sewing workspace, access to sewing equipment, and sewing courses for the public. We want to create a space for those in the East-Central Illinois region who are interested in learning and developing their sewing skills as well as other techniques in the fiber arts.

Want to get involved? Contact us at to be added to our email list, and take our survey.

Call for Volunteers! 

Summer can be a difficult time for Crisis Nursery while attempting to keep the volunteer schedule consistent and full throughout the week. Over 65% of our volunteer base is made up of UI students. This time of year, when they leave for summer break, our need for volunteers increases.

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Crisis Nursery

The Nursery relies on over 150 volunteers each week to complete various tasks – everything from caring for children to gardening to making decisions for the organization’s future as a board member. Our volunteers use their time and individual talents to make an impact on Crisis Nursery.

Are you interested in becoming a Crisis Nursery volunteer? We’re willing to work around your schedule and will be flexible with hours. Contact Ryann at 337-2731 or You can also fill out our online application here. For more information, check out the volunteer portion of our website.

Urbana High School Graduate Accepted Into Campus Honors Program

Congratulations to recent Urbana High School graduate Umberto Ravaioli, who has been accepted into the Campus Honors Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This honor is awarded to only 125 first-year students, out of more than 7,000 admitted to the university each year. Acceptance is based upon standardized test scores, grade-point average, leadership abilities, extracurricular activities, and an application essay.

The Campus Honors Program (CHP) offers special challenges and opportunities to academically talented and highly motivated undergraduate students. Those students who meet the requirements take specialized versions of general education courses throughout their freshman and sophomore years at the university.


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