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October 28, 2009

Diversity takes center stage at annual International Festival

Money promised to students, source of funding still unclear

By John Tienken
Staff Reporter

Students, faculty, and local community members came out in numbers to the 32nd Annual International Festival this past Sunday. The Public Affairs Center played host to the event as Student groups and central Illinois societies representing ethnic and cultural groups from around the world set up to showcase the unique aspects of their cultures. Read More

Also Inside:

New technology enhances online learning

Researcher examines online class effectiveness

Student fees may rise next Fall

The informal history of Halloween

Off Beat

Love your body!Letter to the editor

Women’s Center encourages healthy body image

Soccer claims first win of season

Men's SoccerSpotlight on...

Weekend recap: Volleyball



October 21, 2009


Money promised to students, source of funding still unclear

By Andrew Mitchell
Copy Editor

The rallying cry to reinstate funding for the Monetary Award Program, the higher education financial program also known as MAP, came to a climax Thursday as hundreds of students descended on the Capitol, holding up signs and shouting, “We need MAP!” Read More

Faculty test new midterm grading policy

By Laurel Bollinger
Public Affairs Reporter

Students in 100 and 200 level courses are going to be a part of a new policy change made by the university’s retention program. The new policy requires faculty who teach lower level courses to turn in a student’s midterm grades for review. Read More

Also Inside:

Lincoln scholars shed light on president’s view of nature

UIS adds new major

UIS merch absent around town

Off Beat

Open Mic a forum for new ideas

Guide to Halloween

Terror on the SquareGhoulish drinksFind out everything you need to know about Halloween including what NOT to wear, great drinks, student activities and the perfect haunted house.

Lost and Found

Lewis takes down UIS Soccer

Spotlight on ...

Weekend athletics wrap-up

October 14, 2009

Volleyball claims first win in new conference

October 14, 2009

By Michael Omenazu
Sports Writer

The UIS Volleyball team earned an historic win over Maryville University, the first for the athletic department within the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Read More

Students given chance to “come out” on Quad

By Andrew Mitchell
Copy Editor

The LGBTQ community at UIS had originally planned to make their National Coming Out Week a celebration of self-pride. But when three current students were charged with attacking two others on campus, allegedly because of their sexual orientation, it gave their week an added sense of purpose. Read More

Also Inside:

SGA looks to the web for student engagement

Campus Senate votes to support MAP funding

Violent crime should unify, not divide

Off Beat

Album Review- “Light” by Matisyahu

Performer Spotlight on... Retta

Women’s Center gives practical knowledge

Veteran coach Eck set to retire at season end

Spotlight on...

Sports weekend wrap-up

October 7, 2009

Three students accused of comitting campus hate crime

By Luke Runyon

Police arrested three UIS students on Saturday. The men are accused of perpetrating a hate crime against two males, one a UIS student, in a campus parking lot last weekend. Read More

See photos from the rally against hate here

Also Inside:

Book published on life of Illinois politician

Student receives fellowship from national group

Committee examines admissions policies

Housing advises practices to prevent theft

Chicago places fourth in Olympic Quest

Acts of Hate: “Not on our Campus”

Off Beat

Jump!Artist Spotlight on...The Neo-Futurists

Lost and Found: Student Abroad

Homecoming 2009 in photos...

Students take on faculty in basketball game

Soccer teams lose both Homecoming games

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