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.
Visual Arts Gallery presents “Aids of Language”
“Aids of Language: Paintings by
Thom Whalen” will be on display at the Visual Arts Gallery at
the UIS from Oct. 6 - 28. The exhibit is free and open to the
The Visual Arts Gallery is
located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the
UIS campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday -
For further information contact
Emily Laverty at 206-6506.
U of I Alumni
Association to sponsor networking event
The University of Illinois Alumni Association will sponsor an
Illinois Alumni Roundtable Networking evening for alumni and
current students of all three U of I campuses from 5 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 4, at Sebastian’s Stella Blue, 221 S. Fifth St.
Reservations are needed and must be made by Nov. 1. The cost is
$15 per person for current U of I students and alumni
association members, $25 for all others. Those who become new
members of the alumni association may attend free.
For more information, or to make reservations, call (217)
206-7395 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 to speak at UIS Visual Arts Gallery
Prominent abstract artist Robert Natkin will open a new exhibit
of his works, which will be on display at the Visual Arts
Gallery at UIS, Nov. 4.
“Robert Natkin: Paintings and Prints” will open with a talk by
the artist on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery,
followed by a reception from 6 - 8 p.m.
The talk, reception, and exhibit are free and open to the public.
The exhibit will run through Nov. 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.
host site for conference on election’s impact on arts policy
Area residents interested in the
impact that the 2004 elections will have on the arts can attend
“Post-election Analysis: Impact on Public Arts Policy,” an
audio-conference broadcast from Washington, D.C., and hosted
locally by the Community Arts Management concentration at UIS
the conference will be heard on the UIS campus from 1 - 2:30
p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, in Brookens 141A, in the Office of
Educational Technology. The program is free and open to the
For more information, contact
Hilary Anne Frost-Kumpf by phone at 206-7373 or by e-mail at
allows UIS to explore idea of Lincoln Library collections and
services at Brookens Library
UIS’ Brookens Library has
received a $35,000 grant to study the feasibility of offering
some services of Lincoln Library, Springfield’s public library,
at the university’s library.
The Library Services and
Technology Act grant will be used to conduct a feasibility
analysis to assess how successful such a joint endeavor might be
and to develop preliminary architectural plans for the combined
For more information contact Jane
Treadwell at 206-6597.
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