From professional headshots to foraging in the wild, STYX in the State Farm Center to half-off adoption fees for puppers, you have so much to do this week and they're all unique and provide opportunities to learn and experience.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Image may contain: text If you are approaching graduation and you are looking for your career, or you are looking for an internship or even a job that is reliable, then you need a great headshot! There is a group of students who are volunteering, I'm sure it's a class project, I've done this before, and you can get your free headshot and they get to build their portfolio! This is a great deal, but remember to dress for the job you want! If you want to be lumberjack don't wear a suit, wear flannel, and if you want to work as a paper salesman in Scranton, Pennsylvania, wear a suit. Oh, ITS FREE! "Do you want to have a professional photo on LinkedIn and Handshake? The Career Center will provide a no-cost professional headshot booth. A student group called Champaign Photography Association will volunteer as photographers. Dress code: business formal or business casual would be recommended. The Career Center will prepare some jackets in case. Registration: no need to RSVP but encouraged so that we can prepare for the event better. A bonus: you can get your resume reviewed during this event!"  

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Image may contain: text and outdoor Family Trees can be important in the process of learning where you came from and sometimes impact where you are going! We found out in my family that we had a regular ol' female cowboy who travelled Eastern Colorado delivering mail for the Pony Express, pretty exciting! This event teaches you how to the elusive and intimidating program which makes that money commitment less daunting when you know how to use the program. Should be a grand time! "When Your Family History Meets Technology Some people have very specific reasons for tracing their family tree. Others jump into family history research without giving it much thought. What should be the first steps when considering a DNA test? What does a DNA test tell you about yourself? We will hear from local speakers William Reger, a Russian History professor at ISU and at Parkland, and Sharon McFarland who will answer these questions and more! The March luncheon will highlight the basics of using and how to use Ancestry Family Tree. Register by March 22nd to get the early registration fee of just $15 At the door it is $22 Fantastic meal catered by Dish Passionate!"  

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Image may contain: 6 people, people on stage and people playing musical instruments This is exciting! STYX is performing at the State Farm Center and they're playing the classics! It's a journey across the states together and they're stopping in little ol Chambana! If you love classic rock this is an event you want to be at. "'An Evening with Styx' is set to include the band performing an extended set and many classic hits, including 'Renegade,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Too Much Time On My Hands' and many more. They will also perform songs from their newest album 'THE MISSION.'" "After more than a decade together on the road, this incarnation of Styx is looking forward to performing as many shows as it can as long as it can. “It all comes back to the chemistry,” says bassist/vocalist Ricky Phillips. “The legacy of this band will be that it brought joy to millions of people,” notes drummer Todd Sucherman. Observes keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, “We’ve always tried to explain why this is this happening. It’s obviously a multitude of factors, but the main one is that our show is really good! And if it’s really good, they’re going to come to see it again.” Styx hopes it’s a wave that never crests. “Every night, we go on that magic carpet ride together,” observes original bassist Chuck Panozzo, who joins the band on tour as often as he can. “Music is this amazing force that comes from a higher place. I'm humbled for this band to have the great success that it has,” says co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young. “We just want to keep on doing this,” asserts Tommy. “We want to let life take its course and let this music continue to be the soundtrack to it. And this band will continue to evolve as long as we live and play this music.” The jig is up, the news is out: The Esprit de Styx is alive and well, and now it’s time to see for yourself. Welcome to the Grand Evolution."  

Sunday, March 31, 2019

No photo description available. You need a dog. Let me tell you why, these dogs don't have a home, and they need one. Some CPM apartments are pet-friendly, and yes dogs are a commitment and are a financial sacrifice, but let me ask you this, do you really need to order pizza, buy coffee, or go see Captain Marvel for the fifth time? No, you need a dog, who will provide you with positive energy, who wants to be with you and to spend all of it's time getting to know you better. That's my dog, and she always makes me feel wanted and her wanting to be wanted is just too dang cute. Get a dog, the adoption fee is half-price and you can check out the animals you have ahead of time. "Join CCHS for our 'Bark Madness' adoption event! All animals will be available for half their normal price for anyone that fills out an application on Sunday. Don't miss your chance to adopt a MVP (MOST VALUABLE PET)! Check out CCHS's website at to see the available animals. Call the shelter at 217-344-7297 if you have further questions."  

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Image may contain: outdoor We are always trying to save money as a college student financial commitment to surviving. Learn how to forage and collect mushrooms and plants that you can spice your salads with and season your meals, what's safe and what's utterly decimating to your body, this will help you be cooler too. Are popularity contests still a thing? This will bump you up the ranks. "Ever stared at an unidentified plant and wondered, "can I eat that?" Often dismissed as childhood folly, such notions are actually a deeply human impulse. Curious? Join us for the kickoff meeting of CU Wild Food Club, a new community group dedicated to study and promotion of local wild food resources. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Foragers Unite! First Meeting: Sunday, March 31st 2pm in Common Ground Food Co-op Flatlander Classroom, led by JP Goguen, Co-op Owner & Wild Food Enthusiast Discussion Topics will include: local food systems, ethnobotany, invasive ecology, nutrition science, traditional skills, sustainable landscapes, community building, agronomy, resiliancy, culinary arts"