March 9th, 2005


Campus Calendar

Volume 22, Issue 22

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: The Corporation - March 25; 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.

UIS to offer “Music and Computers” workshop
The music program at UIS will host a six-week workshop on computer music applications that is open to all musicians in the community. The workshops are scheduled to run from Feb. 9 - March 16. Meeting times are Wednesdays from 6 until 9 p.m. in room 208 of the Health and Sciences Building.
Area jazz musician and songwriter Brian Pryor will lead the workshop, which will focus on some of the new plug and play MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) and audio software.
For more information or to register, contact Sharon Graf, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at UIS, by phone at 206-6570 or Pryor by e-mail at

“Merge” is next exhibit at UIS Visual Arts Gallery
Photographers Bea Nettles and Fern Logan will display their works in the joint exhibit "Merge," Feb. 14 - March 10.
The exhibit is located in the Visual Arts Gallery and is free and open to the public.

Taste of UIS
On Wednesday, March 23, Margot Duley, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will speak on “International Women’s Movements a Century Ago: Buried History, Repeated History,” at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 South Sixth St., Springfield.
Make reservations no later than one week in advance of the event by calling Alumni Relations at (217) 206-7395, registering on-line at, or e-mailing
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.
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 or by phone at 206-1370.

Springfest 2005
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

Nominations open for several awards
1st Annual Student Activism Award
Presented by the Women’s Issues Caucus at UIS, this new cash award is for students of either gender and honors those who have made significant contributions to gender issues in the campus community. The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, March 11.
For information, contact the Women’s Center in SAB 35, phone 6-7173, or Candi Clouse at

8th Annual Naomi B. Lynn Award
This award honors outstanding contributions to women at UIS and is presented to a staff or faculty member, a student, or someone from the community. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 11. Contact the Women’s Center.

2nd Annual CAPE Award
Any academic professional can be nominated for the second annual Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award.
The final selection will be made based on work projects, professional development and affiliations, and contributions to the unit.
For details or to make a nomination, go to the APAC website, or contact Barbara Cass at

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.
Forms are also accessible via the Internet at for federal and for state.






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