April 6th , 2005
|Volume 22, Issue 24|
UIS foreign and independent film series
The Division of Student Affairs at UIS is sponsoring an Independent and Foreign Film Series on Friday nights this spring. All films will begin at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Films include: I'm Going Home – April 1; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring – April 8; Bride and Prejudice – April 15; Motorcycle Diaries – April 22.
For more information about any of these films, contact the UIS Office of Student Life at 206-6665.
Taste of UIS
The final program of the Taste of UIS series, on Tuesday, April 26, will feature UIS alumna and assistant professor of English Barbara Burkhardt discussing her new book, William Maxwell: A Literary Life.
Make reservations no later than one week in advance of the event by calling Alumni Relations at (217) 206-7395, registering on-line at www.uiaa.org/spfld/, or e-mailing email@example.com.
Each program includes a buffet lunch. Cost for each is $18 per person, $13 for Alumni Association members and their guests.
Help wanted: Students to coordinate a statewide student lobby day
UIS students are needed to help coordinate all aspects of the Lobby Day which will bring students from colleges and universities all over the state to lobby their representatives and April 11.
Lobby Day is funded and supported by the Office of Student Volunteers and Service Learning, Illinois Issues, UIS Student Government Association, the McCormick-Tribune Foundation and Illinois Campus Compact.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Liz Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 206-1370.
Volunteers and judges are needed to help with this year's Springfest, to be held April 10-16.
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Sara Paver at email@example.com .
Tax forms available in the library
The most frequently used federal and Illinois tax forms are available in Brookens Library on level 2 near the print stations.
Paper forms, instruction booklets, and reproducible copies of less common forms can be obtained.
Fifth of July
The UIS Theatre group will present Fifth of July April 1-3 and 8-10. Directed by Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson, the play follows the lives of a group of former student activists after college.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are available at the UIS Ticket Office, by calling 206-6160 or online at www.sangamonauditorium.org. Tickets will also be available at the Ticket Office 90 minutes prior to curtain time. General admission is $10, $6 for faculty and staff and $4 for current UIS students with a valid I-card.
UIS to hold Seventh Annual Health Fair
UIS will host its Seventh Annual Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the concourse and conference rooms on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by UIS' Campus Health Services, the fair is held in conjunction with National Public Health Week, which this year focuses on the theme “Prevent, Protect, and Plan: Empowering Americans to live stronger, longer.”
For more information contact Jill Stoops in the UIS Campus Health Service, at 206-6676.
UIS forum to examine politics and religion
“Politics and Religion: Global and American Perspectives,” the topic of the third annual Public Policy Summit to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m. April 11 at UIS. Two sessions will be held, both open to the public.
The luncheon session requires advance registration by April 4. The evening session is free.
To register for the luncheon session, call 206-7163 by April 4. The cost is $12 to be paid in advance. The luncheon will be held PAC and the evening program will be held in the Studio Theatre.
UIS Alumni Association to host etiquette dinner
“The ABCs of Forks, Knives, and Toasting” is the focus of a dinner featuring instruction in business and social etiquette to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the PAC restaurant at UIS.
Advance registration is required for the event.
Cost, which includes dinner and instruction, is $10 for current UIS students and $20 for all others.
Make reservations no later than Friday, April 1, by contacting Alumni Relations at 206-7395 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.uiaa.org/spfld/ and clicking on “calendar.”
“Hurricane” Carter to speak at UIS
Dr. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the former middleweight contender whose boxing career was ended by a conviction for three murders he did not commit, will speak on “The Fight for Justice” at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Studio Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
A reception with Carter will precede his public presentation on April 13. Tickets to the reception are $50 per person and advance registration is required.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Jeri Fredrick in the Institute for Legal and Policy Studies at 206-7985 or by e-mail at email@example.com .
Book signing recognizes UIS professor's new work on Symbolist writer
Rosina Neginsky, a faculty member at UIS, will sign copies of her new book, Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the lobby of the UIS Studio Theatre.
A reception will follow; both the signing and reception are free and open to the public. The Studio Theatre is located on the lower level of the PAC.
For more information, contact Neginsky at 206-7431.
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