November 3rd

CAP status for gen ed freshmen reduces risk of admission delays

Campus administrators are planning to use the Capital Scholars New Program Request, or the CAP NEPR, to admit the proposed group of general education undergraduates because it is uncertain whether a new NEPR authorizing UIS to admit freshmen without a CAP designation could have passed the Illinois Board of Higher Education without a significant delay.

In an e-mail sent to The Journal on Monday, UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen said that the university is not pursuing a new NEPR because such action would not be necessary for the expansion of the lower division. Using the CAP NEPR to admit the general education freshmen would allow the campus to meet its goal to begin enrolling these students in fall 2006, he said.

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Embattled athletic director sees greener pastures in Maryland

   Oh Maryland, my Maryland! Eight months after being reassigned and five months after being reinstated, UIS Athletic Director Nick Adams will be leaving UIS to become the assistant athletic director at the University of Maryland.

   Adamsí final day on the job at UIS will be on November 11th, and he will start at Maryland on November 15th, well before December 31st, which is when his current contract will be allowed to expire.

   The chief job for Adams will be the marketing of Maryland athletics which involves everything from promotions to ticket sales. 

     The move east is viewed by Adams to be a positive career move for him and his family.  ďThe move is pretty incredible; Iím excited about see more students rushing the field after Maryland defeated Florida State than I have seen in attendance at any previous institution Iíve been associated with is pretty powerful.Ē 

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