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Thanksgiving Holiday Recess
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:30:00 CST
Thanksgiving Holiday Recess

Last Day to Withdraw Last-Half Course
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:30:00 CST
Last day to withdraw, change grade option, or change to audit for last-half fall courses.

Cantus - All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:30:00 CST
Acclaimed as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare), Cantus is committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level. Rehearsing and performing without a conductor or music director, the nine members of Cantus are renowned for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including work commissioned specifically for the group. All Is Calm relives the story of an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and burying each others' dead. This dramatic re-telling contains actual quotes and letters from thirty World War I figures brought to life by actors, along with traditional music performed by Cantus. Cantus beautifully weaves a tapestry of sound, drawing from patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval Scottish ballads and holiday carols form England, Wales, France and Germany. This remarkable true story, told through the words and music of the men who lived it, provides the opportunity to stop and reflect on overcoming fear and encouraging peace.

Live Webcast: Illinois Board of Higher Education
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:00:00 CST
Live Webcast of the IL Board of Higher Education

Blackboard Open Lab
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:00:00 CST
Need help with Blackboard? Want to talk through ways in which to close out your fall course? Bring your issues, ideas, and your laptop to BRK 437. COLRS staff will be ready to help!

Safe Zone Religion Advanced Session: Wednesday, December 3, 4-6PM, PAC Rm. G
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:00:00 CST
God does not condemn LGBTQ people. This session allows for participants to confidentially share their own faith or beliefs while introducing key challenges facing LGBTQ people seeking to balance both identities. Participants will gain information and LGBTQ-supportive resources in a Judeo-Christian context, as well as thoughtful, respectful language and strategies to engage with people of faith. Recommended for any potential Safe Zone member that may be struggling with this issue or in need of information to support LGBTQ students of faith.More info and register online.

Dr. Tyron Cooper - Soup and Conversation: "Blurring the Line: Negotiating Academe,Community, and Industry"
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:00 CST
UIS Music and the Diversity Center at University of Illinois Springfield presents Dr. Tyron Cooper at Soup and Conversation: "Blurring the Line: Negotiating Academe, Community, and Industry".

Born In Chicago
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:00:00 CST
This new feature-length documentary film includes both performance and interview footage, vintage and current, including on-screen appearances by Elvin Bishop, Michael Bloomfield, Eric Burdon, Paul Butterfield, Marshall Chess, Bob Dylan, Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Sam Lay, Harvey Mandel, Steve Miller, Charlie Musselwhite, Keith Richards, Jim Schwall, Corky Siegal, Hubert Sumlin and Jack White.

Live Webcast: UIS Music Fall Showcase Concert
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:00:00 CST
Live webcast of the UIS Music Fall Showcase Concert, live from the UIS Sangamon Auditorium

2014 UIS Music Fall Showcase
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:30:00 CST
UIS Music presents their 2014 Fall Showcase with the UIS Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, and Band. This event will feature Dr. Tyron Cooper, composer and coral director; Martin Laufhutte, cello soloist; and Dr. Pei-I Wang, piano soloist. Refreshments following the performances. Donations benefit UIS Student Music Merit Award.

Chicago Blues Reunion
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20:00:00 CST
Fifty years after learning blues from the masters, Barry Goldberg (Hammond B-3), Nick "The Greek" Gravenites (vocals/guitar), Harvey "The Snake" Mandel (guitar), Corky Siegel (harmonica/vocals), Gary Mallaber (percussion) and Rick Reed (bass) are reuniting in an all-star collaboration of Chicago music legends who defined the sound of their generation.

UIS Student Government Association Meeting
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:00:00 CST
Live webcast of the bi-weekly meeting for the Student Government Association. Live from the UIS Public Affairs Center.

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Auction & Benefit
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:00:00 CST
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery Auction & Benefit will be held from December 8 - December 11, 2014. Bidding opens on Monday, December 8, 2014. Sponsored by Friends of the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, the annual Gallery Auction and Benefit offers a variety of original works of art generously donated from accomplisehd local, regional, and national artists. The event features superior quality donations that are available to the highest bidder at truly unparalleled prices. This celebrated annual fundraising event suppports future gallery programming. A Closing Reception & Final Bidding will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health & Sciences Building (HSB-201) with Gallery hours Monday - Thursday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Tie One On For Safety/Drunk, Drugged, Driving Month Information Table
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:00:00 CST
Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety is MADD's longest running and most visible public awareness project. The name, Tie One On For Safety, comes from the phrase "tie one on," which is slang for getting drunk. But MADD uses the phrase to remind everyone that driving and driving don't mix.

Blackboard Open Lab
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 CST
Need help with Blackboard? Want to talk through ways in which to close out your fall course? Bring your issues, ideas, and your laptop to BRK 437. COLRS staff will be ready to help!

LIVE WEBCAST: U of I History and Traditions Committee
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 CST
Live presentation of the University of Illinois History and Traditions Committee from Urbana, IL.

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Auction & Benefit's Closing Reception & Final Bidding
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:30:00 CST
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery Auction & Benefit's Closing Reception and Final Bidding will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health & Sciences Building (HSB-201) with Gallery hours Monday - Thursday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery Auction & Benefit runs from December 8 - December 11, 2014.

Finals Week - Cookies - Information Table
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:00 CST
Take a cookie break from studying and learn some studying and stress reduction techniques.

Sister Act
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:00 CST
Sister Act is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "ridiculously fun," and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-- a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Sister Act is reason to rejoice!

Fall Term Ends
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:30:00 CST
Fall 2014 Semester Ends!

Fall 2014 Final Grades Due to the Office of Records and Registration Electronically by 5 p.m.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:00:00 CST
Fall 2014 Final Grades Due to the Office of Records and Registration Electronically by 5:00 p.m.

Live Webcast: Illinois House of Representatives Inauguration Ceremony
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:00:00 CST
UIS is happy to welcome the Illinois House of Representatives for its inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015. We want everyone to be comfortable and have a great day here on the occasion of being sworn in.

Live Webcast: Board of Trustees Meeting
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:00:00 CST
Live webcast of the Board of Trustees meeting from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Spring Financial Aid Disbursement
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Spring 2015 financial aid disbursement

April Verch Bigger Band
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:00:00 CST
Throw down the plywood and let April and her boys do the rest! Canada’s Ottawa Valley meets Old-Time Appalachia: crack fiddling, electric step dancing, and sweet singing. Juno Award nominee April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring fiddler, step dancer, and singer-songwriter. The April Verch Bigger Band is a natural extension of the full-time trio, adding Ben Winship on mandolin & bouzouki and Ivan Rosenberg on dobro & clawhammer banjo to the musicians Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. Together, these passionate musicians have established a reputation as consummate performers, winning over audiences not only with sheer virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with charm, humor and boundless energy on stage.

Last Day to Drop First-Half Course (Complete Withdrawal)
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Last day to perform a complete withdrawal of first-half courses without financial obligation

Last Day to Drop Full-Term Course (Complete Withdrawal)
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Last day to perform a complete withdrawal of full-term courses without financial obligation

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Campus closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day.

Spring 2015 Semester Begins
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Spring 2015 Semester Begins

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Presents Kelly Kaczynski's "Awkward & Urgent Objects" Exhibition
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:00:00 CST
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents Kelly Kaczynski's "Awkward & Urgent Object" Exhibition from January 20 - February 19, 2015.  Awkward & Urgent Objects is a series of "twinned" objects by Chicago-based sculptor and installation artist Kelly Kaczynski. The exhibition offers a series of paired objects that enlist material and form to spark urgent-and-awkward conversations between each other and ultimately between artist and viewer. A reception will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in the Gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.  This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health & Sciences Building (HSB-201) with Gallery hours Monday - Thursday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Last Day for Textbook Refunds with Receipt
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Last day for all textbooks refunds with receipt

Last Day to Drop First-Half Course (Partial Withdraw)
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Last day to perform partial withdrawal of first-half course(s) without financial obligation

STOMP
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:30:00 CST
STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.”

Late Registration Begins
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:00 CST
Late registration begins for all full-term and first-half courses. Instructor approval is required to register for all courses within this criteria, and late fees apply. Courses can only be added by contacting Records and Registration.

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Reception for Kelly Kaczynski's "Awkward & Urgent Objects" Exhibition
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:30:00 CST
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will hold a reception for Kelly Kaczynski's Awkward & Urgent Objects exhibition on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in the Gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health & Sciences Building (HSB-201) with Gallery hours Monday - Thursday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Kelly Kaczynski's "Awkward & Urgent Objects" exhibition runs from January 20 - February 19, 2015.

Immunization Compliance Deadline
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
Immunization Compliance Deadline: http://www.uis.edu/healthservices/ 

Last Day to Drop Full-Term Course (Partial Withdraw)
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
Last day to perform partial withdrawal of full-term course(s) without financial obligation

Last Day to Display Parking Hang Tag
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:00:00 CST
Parking (valid hang tags) must be displayed by 6:00 p.m.: www.uis.edu/parking 

Indian Ink Theatre Company - The Elephant Wrestler
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:30:00 CST
The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller. A poor chaiwallah (tea seller) has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. With a few well-chosen words, actor and playwright Jacob Rajan paints a rich visual tableaux full of arresting detail and displays a remarkable ability to dive into the emotional heart of an ever-changing parade of characters. Indian Ink Theatre Company has become one of New Zealand's most successful touring theatre companies performing in every major New Zealand theatre and city since 1997. The company blends western theatrical traditions with eastern flavors and has been critically acclaimed for its use of live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos and great storytelling.

Tango Buenos Aires- Song of Eva Peron
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 19:00:00 CST
Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the world as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. Song of Eva Perón is a Tango dance and music presentation inspired by the most important feminine character in Argentinean history, Eva Perón. Tracing her epic life – from her ascent to fame in the 1930s to her death in 1952 – this sparkling and poignant spectacle tells the story of this mythical figure through traditional Tango dance and music from Buenos Aires. Starting from nothing but propelled by the influence of the Tango, which she first heard while growing up in the slums of Buenos Aires, Eva attained stardom and bloomed to be Argentina‘s First Lady. Her story brought worldwide acclaim and still resonates with her millions of admirers.

2015-2016 Scholarship Deadline
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
Scholarship Deadline (2015-2016)

Scholarship Deadline
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
http://www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/index.html

Peter and the Starcatcher
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:00:00 CST
Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Last Day to File Spring Graduation Application
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
Last day to file Spring 2015 Graduation Application: www.uis.edu/registration/graduation

Student-to-Student Grant Waiver Deadline
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
Spring student-to-student grant waiver deadline

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn and The Del McCoury Band Del & Woody
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:00:00 CST
Husband and wife banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the intricate art of the duet with two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. Fleck, a 15-time Grammy winner, has collaborated with a long list of legendary artists including Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Matthews, and Earl Scruggs. Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically; her adopted second homeland is China, and her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia and the tidal wave of emerging Chinese cultural influence. Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat. Bluegrass legend Del McCoury’s new project, Del & Woody, features unheard and unsung words of Guthrie set to music by Del himself. To help bring new life to the work of American folk poet Woody Guthrie, his daughter, Nora Guthrie, gave Del McCoury exclusive access to the archives of her father’s unpublished work. The Del McCoury Band will perform an evening of never-before-heard lyrics written by the “Dust Bowl Troubadour” set to new music by Del McCoury and including a multi-media presentation featuring Guthrie’s original words, drawings and other materials from the archives that inspired this performance.

Mamma Mia!
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:30:00 CST
Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!

Last Day to Withdraw First-Half Course
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
Last day to withdraw, change grade option, or change to audit for first-half courses.http://www.uis.edu/registration/registration/index.html

Deadline to submit online insurance waiver to opt out of University's plan
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:30:00 CST
Deadline to submit online insurance waiver to opt out of University's plan

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Presents Lyle Salmi's "Sublime Light" Exhibition
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:00 CST
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents Lyle Salmi's "Sublime Light" exhibition from March 2 - March 26, 2015. A reception will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in the Gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health & Sciences Building (HSB-201) with Gallery hours Monday - Thursday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.