The fourth UIS Science Research Symposium will be held on
Friday, April 23, 2004 from 9:00 AM
- 4:00 PM in HSB and Brookens Auditorium. Awards for the Best
Student Paper & Poster will be given. Dr. Rob DeSalle, of the
American Museum of Natural
History, New York will speak also.
The aim of the symposium is to
encourage scientific dialogue and inform the academic community of
the scientific research conducted at UIS and neighboring campuses. Open to undergraduate and graduate students,
and faculty involved in applied or theoretical research. We
particularly encourage the presentations by the students. The
application deadline is
April 1, 2004. For guidelines see:
http://www.uis.edu/biology/symp p rogram4.htm.
Scholarship applications for 2004-2005 are now available in the
Office of Financial Assistance located in SAB 60, or via the web
at www.uis.edu/financialaid. Applications must be completed and
submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2004. Students
should also file a 2004-2005 Free Application for Federal Student
Aid as quickly after January 1st as possible. This
information is required for all need-based scholarships. Contact
the Office of Financial Assistance at 206-6724 for details.
Memorial Mass for John Holtz
A Memorial Mass for John Holtz will
be held at 2 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, February 21st at
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1405 North Main Street,
Elkhart, Indiana. John died January 13, 2004 of a brain tumor at
St. John's Hospital. He was born April 25, 1959, in Elkhart, Indiana. He was an associate
professor of library instructional services and had worked at
Brookens Library since September 1989.
set for UIS spring production, Hay Fever
Program at the UIS will hold open auditions for its spring
production, Hay Fever by Noel Coward, at 7 p.m. Sunday,
February 22, and Monday, February 23, in the Studio Theatre.
Auditions for nine roles (4 men and 5 women) are open to anyone,
with or without experience. Actors should dress comfortably, be
ready to move and do cold readings from the script, and be
prepared to try a standard British dialect. He added that
pictures and resumes, as well as prepared one-minute modern
monologues are appreciated, but not mandatory. Rehearsals will
last approximately six weeks and will be scheduled for Sunday
through Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The play will be presented April 9-10 and 15-18, 2004, at UIS. For
more information contact Thibodeaux-Thompson at (217) 206-6613 or
UIS Spring foreign and independent film series
is sponsoring an Independent and Foreign Film Series on Friday
nights this spring. All films will begin at 7 p.m. in Brookens
Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is welcome to
attend. The next showing will be February 13, featuring
Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony.
more information or a schedule, contact the UIS Office of Student
Life at 206-6665.
National Teleconference on Student
UIS will be a regional host site for the
Teleconference on Student Civic Engagement, Thursday,
February 19th, at 1 P.M. The UIS location is conference
room F in PAC. The event is free and open to the public.
Participants at the more than 50 host sites will be able to take
part in the discussion as a panel of professionals,
administrators, faculty, staff, and students share their thoughts
on civic engagement and respond to audience phone calls and
e-mails. For more information contact Karin Cotterman, director of
UIS’ Office of Student Volunteers and Service Learning, at
Biennial Conference for Working Women
The dates are
set: April 8 and April 9, 2004 (attend one or both days) for
the 11th Biennial Conference for Working Women -- held
at the Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois in
Champaign. For a schedule of speakers and registration, visit
their website at:
http://www.theconferenceforwomen.com/. This popular
event is always a sell-out and they have some really exciting
speakers scheduled. Human Resources will provide transportation
on both days for this event. Reservations will be accepted on a
first come/first serve basis. If you have any questions, contact
Lyn King Administrative Aide to the Assistant Vice President for
Human Resources at 206-7020.
Come to the
Talent Expo will be February 13,
7 pm in the Student Center.
Come and see your friends perform!Contact the UIS Counseling Center at SAB-30 or
206-7122 for more information.
Blue Tray Special
Forensics team will perform on Friday, February 13th, from
12-12:45 p.m. in the PAC Conference Room C/D. You bring your
lunch. We’ll provide the free entertainment.
Inside the UIS
Visual Arts Gallery
The UIS Visual
Arts Gallery is holding its annual silent auction fundraiser,
February 9-12. Artworks in a variety of media will be displayed
for silent bids from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. each day, and a reception will
conclude the event on Thursday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Upcoming events include:
Reality: Sculpture of Thad Duhigg February 16-March 11
evening with the artist:
Thursday, February 19 Artist's Lecture: "The Surface Lies" -
Opening Reception -
Brownbag Wednesday, March 10
is located in Room 201 of HSB.
Gallery Hours are from Monday-Thursday,
Contact gallery manager Emily Laverty by phone at (217) 206-6506
or by e-mail at email@example.com for more information.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will present
its progressive force in contemporary dance at Sangamon Auditorium
on Friday, February 20 at 8pm. Tickets are $35•32•28•25 and can be
ordered online at
or by calling the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office, (217)
206-6160 or (800) 207-6960, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. The Auditorium administrative offices can be
reached at (217) 206-6150 or by e-mail at