September 15th



Board requests 7.61 percent operating budget increase

The University of Illinois is requesting an additional $87.8 million in tuition and state funds for fiscal year 2006 to pay for academic initiatives and increases in salaries, many of which are no longer competitive after three years of budget cuts.

With the new funds, the fiscal year 2006 operating budget would be 7.61 percent larger than the current budget. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the operating budget request, along with a capital budget request, last Thursday at UIS. The requests are being sent to the Illinois Board of Higher Education for review.

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UIS Polish Club studies abroad

As a part of their study abroad program, the Polish Club went on a trip to Europe this summer. This trip to Europe was the Polish Club's first trip to a foreign country since the club was started two years ago.

A delegation of nine Polish Club members and one guest visited Poland for six weeks, from June 10 to July 22.  Eight of the ten visitors decided to stay longer than the six weeks in order to see more of the country.

Peter Boltuc, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Anna Bojda, President of the Polish Club, and Jonathan Goldbergbelle, Director of International Affairs, coordinated the trip.

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