foreign and independent film series
The Division of Student Affairs
at UIS is sponsoring an Independent and Foreign Film Series on
Friday nights this fall. All films are at 7 p.m. in Brookens
Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is welcome to
Films include: Oct. 1 – Rivers
and Tides, Oct. 8 – The Magdalene Sisters, Oct.15 –
Spirited Away, Oct. 22 – The Fog of War, Oct. 29 –
Monster, Nov. 5 -The House of Yes, Nov. 12 –
Pieces of April.
For more information about any of
these films, contact the UIS Office of Student Life at 206-6665.
theater season opens with ‘View of the Dome’
The Theater Program at UIS will open its 2004-2005 season with
the comedy “View of the Dome,” by Theresa Rebeck.
Six performances are scheduled for Nov. 5-7 and 12-14 in the
Studio Theatre, located on the lower level of the PAC at UIS.
Friday and Saturday show times are 8 p.m. and Sunday shows are
at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $6 for UIS faculty and
staff, and $4 for UIS students with valid i-cards and can be
purchased now at the UIS Ticket Office. A limited number of
tickets will be available at the door one hour before curtain
time and can be purchased with cash only.
For more information contact the ticket office at 206-6160 or
painter exhibit at UIS Visual Arts Gallery
Prominent abstract artist Robert Natkin will display an exhibit
of his works at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery from Nov. 4 - 24.
The Visual Arts Gallery is
located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building. Gallery
hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday. For further
information about the exhibit or the gallery, contact Emily
Laverty at 206-6506.
For more information about Natkin
and to preview some of his work, go to www.robertnatkin.com.
UIS lecture series examines implications of new technology
The University of Illinois Alumni
Association at UIS will present “Nanotechnology: How It Might
Change Your Life,” the third and final program in this fall’s
Taste of UIS: Distinguished Faculty/Alumni Lunchtime Lecture
The event will be Thursday, Nov.
18 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 S.
Sixth St., Springfield. Reservations are required and should be
made no later than Friday, Nov. 12.
The featured speaker will be
Ronald D. McNeil, dean of the UIS College of Business and
Cost for the program – $18 per
person, $13 for Alumni Association members and their guests. The
cost includes a hot buffet lunch. To make reservations, call
Alumni Relations at (217) 206-7395, register on-line at
www.uiaa.org/spfld/, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
opportunity with Washington Middle School
Washington Middle School, 2300 E.
Jackson, is looking for mentors and tutors for children at hope
for sixth to eighth grade reading throughout the late Fall and
Tutors are needed for one to
three hour blocks during the school day, 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,
and mentors are needed for one hour each week.
Training will be provided at the
school by Communities in Schools and Professionals at Washington
Middle School 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nov.
Background checks are required
and will be performed free of charge.
Applications are available by
contacting the Office of Student Volunteers and Service Learning
in the Student Affairs Building, room 60.
For more information call
hosts Young Musicians’ Concert Competition
Public radio WUIS-WIPA will host
a concert showcasing some of central Illinois’ best young
classical musicians Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the First
Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Seventh Street in Springfield. The
performance and the reception following the concert are free and
open to the public.
Thirty-four performers, ranging
in age from 10 to 17, will perform before the audience and a
panel of judges, competing for cash prizes totaling $1,500.
Winners will also be invited to perform at First Night
The concert features both solo
and ensemble performances of works by Bach, Mozart, Gaubert,
Kabalevsky, and others.
The evening’s performances will
be recorded for later broadcast on WUIS 91.9 (Springfield)-WIPA
For more information, contact
Karl Scroggin at 206-6516.
Music Showcase to feature four ensembles
The UIS Fall Music Showcase,
featuring four musical ensembles, will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 19, in the Studio Theatre at UIS. The Studio
Theatre is located on the lower level of the PAC.
Tickets for the program are $5
and all proceeds will benefit the UIS Music Student Scholarship
Fund, which will present its first awards during this event.
Featured groups are the UIS Band,
Chamber Ensemble, World Percussion Ensemble, and Chorus. This
concert represents the work that each group has done since the
fall semester began in August.
A live webcast of the concert
will also be broadcast on the UIS website at www.uis.edu. For
more information, contact Graf by phone at 206-6570 or by e-mail
scholarship at UIS receives funds
The Jack A. Marantz Memorial
Scholarship Fund at UIS has received $12,000 in proceeds from
the 19th annual Caddyshack Open. Sponsors of the annual charity
golf outing are Bank of Springfield, Giganti and Giganti
Jewelers, Midwest Office Supply, and Staff Carpets. All the
money raised by the event is used to benefit a different
organization each year.
The Marantz Scholarship
underwrites scholarships for members of the men’s varsity
basketball team at UIS, particularly those who have financial
need and are in good academic standing. This year’s recipients
are Antonio Andonov and Che Jordan.
The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
is the designated beneficiary of the 2005 Caddyshack Open.
For more information, contact
Vicki Megginson, UIS associate chancellor for development, at
assistance deadline for fall
All paperwork required to
complete your financial aid file must be received no later than
5 p.m. on Nov. 15. This includes revised grades needed to clear
Call the Office of Financial
Assistance at 206-6724, or stop by UHB 1042 for more
Services to sponsor recruitment webcast
UIS will show a live webcast by
Dr. Phil Gardner about recruitment trends in the job market on
Nov. 19 from 9 – 11 a.m. in room 2008 of the University Hall
Gardner, director of the
Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State
University, will present the findings of an annual survey of
The webcast will address changes
in campus recruitment strategies and techniques, anticipated
changes in hiring trends for new college graduates and expected
salaries by major and degree level. There will also be a one
hour question and answer session.
The event is open to the campus
community and sponsored by the UIS Career Services Center, GPSI
Career Development Seminar and UIS Speakers Award Committee.