admissions criteria for gen ed undergrads
Members of the General Education
Working Group discussed admissions criteria and housing plans at an
open forum Friday, as part of the planning process for the new group
of four-year undergraduates expected to be incorporated into the
student body effective fall 2006.
The working group is responsible for
developing a new curriculum and a plan for the expansion of the
lower division, according to Karen Moranski, associate professor of
English and director of the Capital Scholars program. Both tasks
must be completed by February 2005.
The university’s fiscal year 2006
operating budget request, which the Board of Trustees approved last
month, would allocate $2 million for the general education
expansion. Moranski said that the funding was designated primarily
to pay for the expansion of the lower division.
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Neil Calderon runs for
Neil Calderon, the Democratic
candidate for Sangamon County Auditor, held a press conference
Wednesday, September 29, at UIS to unveil his plan to educate high
school and college students about credit cards and debt.
Calderon, a 25-year-old UIS graduate,
works as a middle school teacher at Douglass Alternative School and
will be on the ballot Nov. 2 for Sangamon County Auditor. The
County Auditor is responsible for monitoring the internal financial
operations of the county and keeping the county’s general accounts.
At his Wednesday press conference,
Calderon went before students, UIS faculty and staff to discuss his
concerns about student credit card debt.
“Credit plays a big role in people’s
lives, from buying a home to getting a job,” said Calderon. “With
so many credit opportunities available to young people its important
for them to make wise choices.”
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