This Week In Town we have educational, expressive, and Unofficial fun! Prioritize what you’re interested in and make sure to stay safe this week, tune in for our Tips and Tricks on Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Open Mic nights are wonderful, and the more that show up in different venues, the easier it is to find the stage for you. This one is apparently a storytelling mic! If you’re a storyteller like me, then you can share a comedic story or you can share a journey of difficulty and redemption. You could even talk about how you found five dollars! Thanks to Seven Saints for a new kind of Open Mic in Chambana!

“Seven Saints welcomes the first Champaign-Urbana Do Not Submit. The open mic series encourages people from different walks of life to come together each month to connect through the sharing of personal stories in a safe, supportive environment free from pressure, judgment, or a cover charge.
Questions, comments or concerns? Email [email protected]


Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Live show with Rodney Carrington who is currently performing “Here Comes The Truth” which also his Netflix special! How often do we get a Netflix special here in Champaign-Urbana? Not enough! This is a once in a while opportunity at the Virginia Theater that you should jump on quick!

“Rodney Carrington – LIVE!
Thur, Feb 28, 2019 – 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign

Tickets on sale now:

Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. Rodney starred in his own TV sitcom, Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer for My Horses.

In 2011 Rodney partnered with the ACA (American Country Awards) by presenting at their awards show and hosting the American Country New Year’s Eve Live show on Fox.

According to Pollstar, Rodney has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the to top 5 the last several years. Rodney is on track to be in the top 5 again this year. He regularly performs to sold out crowds across the US and Canada. His latest Netflix special Here Comes The Truth is available now.

His latest album, Here Comes the Truth, is available on iTunes & Google Play.

Tickets: $44.75 [Limited number of $179.75 VIP Packages* available]
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)
Tickets on sale now:

*VIP Package includes a premium seat and a post-show meet & greet with Rodney Carrington.




Friday, March 1, 2019

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CPM will be having some Unofficial T-shirts and other items soon! Unofficial is a fun tradition, and if you’re a ’96 baby then you should be graduating this year or next year (or already graduated) but the majority of demographics would be this year! So this Unofficial is your last one, and make it good! Most bars have some sort of deals and happy hours so keep your eyes out. Make sure to stay safe, have funds for Uber or designated drivers, drink water and eat some food, and travel in groups! It’s always great to have fun but make sure to take care of yourselves and be responsible adults!

“Welcome to Unofficial 2019!

Shirts –>

Ranked one of the top 10 parties in the country, Unofficial is a must attend event! Invite your friends to the Facebook event and let’s make this the biggest Unofficial in history!

Background Info: Originating in 1996, students from all around the country come to Unofficial to celebrate a day of partying to replace the the real St. Patrick’s Day which lands during spring break.
More Info:

The Unofficial team is striving to ensure safe participation and respect towards the community. Please act responsibly and don’t ruin it for future Unofficials!

Shirts –>

🚕 Uber $25 off code: UPMERCH
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🚕 Lyft $50 off code: UPMERCH
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🍟 Uber Eats FREE delivery with code: UPMERCHEATS
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Saturday, March 2, 2019

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There is quite a bit of information here so let’s try and summarize! This course is a 2-day course that helps in training you how to provide medical first aid in emergency situations. I got my Wilderness First Responder and it was extremely enjoyable to learn how to take care of someone. It’s amazing how a bit of training can make the difference in saving someone’s life for hours or even days. The human body does quite a bit of work to take care of itself and a little bit of help can go a long way. Jobs also love it if you have medical training, just a resume tip and trick!

> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

*** YOUR SPOT IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU’VE COMPLETELY REGISTERED AT WWW.SOLOWFA.COM *** This is a 2-day class, 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm each day both days.

Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates:

> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees), and more
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Testimonials: see below

> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain Problems, and Heart Problems
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
> International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

WHY: Mired in a disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience – a most powerful learning tool – during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.

This is one of the most in-depth, hands-on 2-day first aid courses on the planet — empowering graduates with actual care-giving Competence and Confidence to save life and limb. Satisfaction guaranteed.

> FEE: $195 for the 2-day dtWFA
(note that another org in the region charges $275! You save $80!)


TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):

“The course blew my expectations out of the water.” “I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!” “It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.” “The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.” “Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).” “The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.” “When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying. Now I feel confident that I can help.” “I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people. I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.” – 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013

“Shortly after receiving my WFA cert … I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do … I took control to treat her … Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out … I credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.” Ian K., 6/5/2008

>> More testimonials:

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

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Here is a learning opportunity, the Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies is working with Krannert Art Museum to talk to all those interested in learning more about culture and a reception at The Bread Company!

“The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to host the 47th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory. The meeting will take place on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2019, with a keynote talk by Dr. Rodolfo Cerron-Palmino to take place on Saturday evening, followed by a reception at The Bread Company.

Abstracts should be limited to 200 words and are due by 11:59 pm CST on February 3rd.

For those interested, on Friday, March 1st we will be hosting an informal workshop at the Krannert Art Museum focused on evaluating KAM’s collection of ancient Andean artifacts. The workshop will be held from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. If you would like to attend, please indicate your interest on the registration form. The conference is free and open to the public. The registration form can be accessed through the “Tickets” link.”


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