January 25th, 2006


Campus Calendar

Volume 24, Issue 1


Applications for the Avery Brundage Scholarship are being accepted through Tuesday at All full-time students must be in good academic standing (undergrad and transfer students in top 25 percent of class) and demonstrate special athletic ability in an amateur sport.


Thursday Ongoing

The Academic Professional Advisory Committee and the Civil Service Advisory Committee will sponsor a series of classes on budgeting. “Personal Budgeting: Realizing Your Dreams, Even With a Limited Income” for seven Thursdays starting Jan. 26 from noon-1 p.m. in PAC F. For more information, contact Shari McCurdy at 206-7360 or



The Division of Student Affairs at UIS is sponsoring a Foreign and Independent Film Series at 7 p.m. Friday nights in Brookens Auditorium this spring. Admission is free.

This week’s film is “Sin City.” Other films in the series are “Dolls,” Feb. 3; “Broken Flowers,” Feb. 10; “The Return,” Feb. 17; “The Chorus,” Feb. 24; “The Real Dirt on Farmer John,” March 3; “Everything Is Illuminated,” March 10; “City of God,” March 17; “Bride and Prejudice,” March 31; “Keys to the House,” April 7; “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” April 14 and “Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion,” April 21.


UIS Faculty Dr. Jason Pierceson, assistant professor, will sign copies of his book “Courts, Liberalism and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada” from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday at a reception in the PAC Atrium. Sponsored by the College of Public Affairs and Administration and the departments of legal studies and political studies.


Feb. 10

UIS alumnus Willie Mitchell will appear at the open mic night from 8-11 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Student Rec Center Lounge. Contact Marcellus Leonard at 206-7452 for more information.


Feb. 10-12

The 2006 Ski Trip to Cascade Mountain and Devil’s Head in Wisconsin is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 10-12. For more information, contact Campus Rec Sports in SLB 118 at 206-6658 or


Feb. 17 and 24

Those who wish to become an ally for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning members of the community can attend a Phase I Safe Zone training session from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 17 or 24 in UHB 2008. Register at


Feb. 19-21

Auditions for the UIS Theater Dept.’s spring production “Hedda Gabler,” by Henrik Ibsen, will take place from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 19-21 in the Studio Theater in the PAC. For more information, visit


Feb. 22

The UI Alumni Association will sponsor “A Taste of UIS: Distinguished Faculty/Alumni Lunchtime Lectures” again this spring from noon-1:15 p.m. at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 S. Sixth St., Springfield. The lectures are open to the public but reservations are required. The lecture series kicks off Feb. 22 with a presentation by Bill Wheelhouse, general manager of WUIS, and Ron Michaelson, adjunct professor. The cost includes lunch and is $20/person or $15 for Alumni Association members and their guests. Make reservations at least one week in advance by calling 206-7395, visiting or e-mailing



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