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eBlack C-U Community Technology News: Sept. 26

This e-mail contains some news and updates on public computing in
Champaign-Urbana. Please send news items to for

1. UC2B Employment Opportunities and Assistance Filling out
Applications - Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27

2. 4th Annual Digital Divide Lecture Series: Open to all!

3. Unity in Action Magazine re-launch October 15

4. Free Digital Community Newsletter from Carletta Donaldson

5. UC-IMC Public Hours

6. Douglass Branch Library Launches Week-Nightly Computer Help Desk

7. Volo and Parkland offer refurbished computers for $125

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1. UC2B Employment Opportunities and Assistance Filling out
Applications - Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27

Job Application Assistance for "UC2B Community Ambassador" Positions:

UC2B seeks energetic, team-oriented individuals that are familiar with
the Urbana-Champaign community and are passionate about helping others
to overcome the digital divide to serve as UC2B Community Ambassadors.
Community Ambassadors will collect data for research and operational
development; increase the awareness of UC2B; and help households,
institutions and businesses adopt UC2B Internet Service.  Please see
the attached flyer for more information.  A full job description can
be found at:  Call 333-7094
with questions.
UC2B Representatives will be available on the remaining dates to
answer questions about the Community Ambassador positions and
completing your application:

Monday, September 26, 6PM-9PM
Urbana Civic Center
108 E Water St, Urbana

Tuesday, September 27, 10am-12PM
Bethel AME Church
401 E Park, Champaign

More information on UC2B (including times of public meetings) at See public groundbreaking ceremony at:

2. Digital Divide Lecture Series

The Fourth Annual Digital Divide Lecture Series explores the changing
concept of the digital divide in the world. While several societies
and institutions have become immersed in the digital information age,
many local and global communities are without the presence of
technology in their daily lives. As technology continues to evolve, so
does the digital divide in all parts of the world and in library and
information science. Join us at 11:00 on Thursdays for this lecture
series, as we consider how the digital divide impacts the library,
society, and local community. Video recordings of this series will
archived and available for viewing.

3. Unity in Action Magazine re-launch October 15


We are excited about our improvements and can't wait to show off our
new site, improved design, and TIMELY RELEASES:)  Please, help us get
some good information out to the community in our Oct. 15 issue.

Do you have information that you would like placed in our Oct. 15
issue?  Please, try to submit your information by the 16th of
September.  Short notice?  If you definitely want to include something
but you know it may be a little late, please let us know so that we
can reserve your spot.

4. Free Community Newsletter from Carletta Donaldson

Carletta Donaldson is volunteering her time to make sure the community
knows about upcoming events through e-mail newsletters. E-mail to stay in the loop!

5.  UC-IMC Public Hours

The UC-IMC has open access hours Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 These hours are set for general public use.

Visit for other public computing sites and
programs in C-U, and take a minute to update the site if you see old

202 South Broadway #100
Urbana, IL 61801

6. Douglass Branch Library Launches Nightly Computer Help Desk

The newly remodeled Douglass Branch Library has 21 public access
computer stations open during library hours. In addition, Denise
Osler-Brown offers one-on-one and basic computer classes every
Monday-Thursday at the Branch.

One-on-one Help - Monday-Thursday, 5-8 p.m.
Basic classes - Monday-Thursday 6-7 p.m.

Douglass Branch Library: 504 E. Grove, Champaign

7. Volo and Parkland offer refurbished computers for $125

Volo Broadband and the Parkland College Workforce Development Dept.
have partnered together to Bridge the Digital Divide. By providing
access to FREE computer literacy training at the Illinois WorkNet
Center, we're also providing access to low cost complete computer
systems for families and individuals.

The complete system will include at least: (1) refurbished desktop
computer with XP Pro Operating System with Anti-virus and many other
applications, (1) NEW flat screen LCD Monitor, (1) keyboard, (1) mouse
and all cables and connectors. We accept cash, money order, cashiers
checks and credit cards at this time (no personal checks).