Business and professional briefs, Aug. 17, 2014

New jobs

Carle names vice presidents. Scott Hendrie and Lauren Schmid have been promoted to vice presidents at the Carle Foundation.

Hendrie was named vice president, finance and treasury. He has worked at Carle since 2004, most recently as director of finance and treasury.

That's a rap: Wakefield making a name for himself

CHAMPAIGN — Brandon Lehman, a rapper who goes by Wakefield, knows exactly when things changed for him, when schoolmates and other peers began to respect rather than dis him.

It happened in the spring of his junior year at Champaign Central High School, after he dropped online his new rap "U.O.E.N.O. Freestyle."

Reluctant Townie: Viewing the invisible tears of a clown

Like a lot of you, I was caught off guard by the news of Robin Williams' recent suicide. I usually don't get emotional about the deaths of famous people I don't know personally, but this one hit me unexpectedly hard.

Studio Visit: Anna Longworth and Emily Otnes

Studio Visit is a Q&A with local artists. Here, a chat with Champaign's Anna Longworth, a freelance photographer and the new director of the Indi Go Artist Co-op, and Emily Otnes, of Urbana, a University of Illinois student in creative writing and lead singer and writer for Emily Otnes and the Weekdays.

Ask 'Mimi' Aug. 17, 2014

From an online archive of history to Urbana's acoustic open-mic, Melissa "Mimi" Merli has you covered.

Where can I access The HistoryMakers archives?

Letter from Birdland: Appreciating all we have planted

In Birdland, the summer is sliding down the other side of its peak with more cool mildness. We can feel the autumn coming as school looms ahead with a bittersweet transition as our last little bird prepares to fledge.

Area history, Aug. 17, 2014

Today is Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: J.J. Michaels, who has been performing as acting Champaign police chief for the last two weeks, this morning was commissioned chief of police by order of the fire and police commission. He took the police examination last Friday and passed with a general average of 94.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 17, 2014

In honor of International Left-Handers Day, which came and went Wednesday with nary a peep — so typical — we asked 10 southpaws to share their painful accounts of feeling left out while living in a right-handed world. 
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For the retirees, Aug. 17-24, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.

Getting Personal: Hayden Noel

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Hayden Noel of Champaign, an assistant professor in the College of Business at the University of Illinois, a former track star and a student of consumer behavior.  

How did you become interested in consumer behavior?