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.
Earth Day founder
to speak at environmental conference at UIS
Denis Hayes, whom many consider the father of modern
environmentalism, will be the keynote speaker for “Our Living
World: The Challenge of Our Time” on Thursday, Oct. 28 in the
PAC at UIS.
A daytime session, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will begin with an
address by Hayes on “Saving the Earth: What We Can Do Working
Together,” followed by sessions on Illinois environmental
problems and projects.
An afternoon program will focus on six international
environmental problems. Hayes will present “Thirty-Five Years
after Earth Day: How Are We Doing?” at 7:30 p.m.
The program is free and open to the public. A $10 buffet luncheon
will be available for those who register before Oct. 22. Send
luncheon reservation requests to: WACCI, Box 2233, Springfield,
For more information, contact Roy Wehrle at (217) 546-0799.
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.
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
Student Fellowship Meetings at UIS
The UIS Christian Student
Fellowship meets Fridays in the Housing Commons.
A free meal is served to all
students at 6 p.m., followed by live music and a Bible study at
CSF is a group of students from
all different religious and non-religious backgrounds who are
interested in what the Bible has to say about life.
Other activities include small
group Bible studies, service projects, prayer groups, retreats
and conferences and social events.
For more information, contact
Todd Magruder, Campus Minister by e-mail at email@example.com or
by phone at 498-7749.