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ILEAD USA: State Library Conference - David Lankes
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:00 CDT
Live webcast of the ILEAD USA: State Library Conference. Presentation by David Lankes of Syracuse University.

UIS Student Government Association Meeting
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:00:00 CST
Live webcast of the bi-weekly meeting for the Student Government Association. Live from the UIS Public Affairs Center.

Anything Goes
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:00:00 CST
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick out of You," "You're the Top," and of course "Anything Goes." Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, "So delightful, So delicious, So de-lovely!"

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Presents Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes: "Copy Shop" Exhibition
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:00:00 CST
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents Tom Burtonwood's & Holly Holmes' "Copy Shop" from November 3 - November 27, 2014. "Copy Shop" is an exhibition of 3D printed and digitally fabricated objects by Chicago-based artisits Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes. Working from a variety of sources, Burtonwood and Holmes create 3D printed modular works that borrow from natural systems of organization. The artists utilize simple mechanical connections to create novel and unique juxtapositions of forms and meanings that promote adaptability, contingency, variability and an open source philosophy. A reception will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 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.

[ITS Workshop] Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:00:00 CST
In this workshop, we will expand upon the capabilities of formulas and functions, and you will learn how to utilize the more advanced features of Excel to create formulas and functions. To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining 

Communicate Like a Pro: Part 1 of the "Newbie to Pro" Professional Etiquette Series
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:00:00 CST
Communicate Like a Pro is part of the "Newbie to Pro" Professional Etiquette Training Series being offered during National Career Development Month. Students will learn about best practices to enhance both in-person and written communication in the workplace focusing on: -- Creating emails conveying a professional tone and clear concise message --Preparing and participating in phone/Skype conference calls, and --Expressing ideas and providing feedback when meeting with supervisor or during staff meetings. The training will be hands-on with participants able to practice the communication strategies. Laptops will be provided. Students attending will receive points towards the selection process for the upcoming Etiquette Dinner. Attendance can be in-person or online for this event. It takes 4 steps to register: 1 - Login to CareerConnect. 2 - Click “Events” Tab. 3 - Select training option- In-Person or Online. 4 -Click on RSVP. Funding for this event was provided by the Student Government Association. Contact the Career Development Center if you have any questions.

Live Webcast: Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission Meeting
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:00:00 CST
Live webcast of the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Copy Shop
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:30:00 CST
"As the sampler was to hip-hop so the 3D printer is to sculpture and designed objects. Open source 3D printing has paved the way for a revolution in making things. Desktop digital fabrication is bringing the cost of failure down by speeding up the prototyping process and collapsing the distance between idea and product, problem and solution, designer and end user. The outcome of this revolution is a sea change in the relationship between the engineer and their audience. 3D printing and scanning combined are time machines. They reach back into the past and teleport objects of antiquity around the globe, reproducing and sharing them for everyone to touch and hold in their hands. Just as blogs disrupted publishing, and smart phones changed communications so 3D printing, scanning and modeling will transform the world of objects and the services that surround them." http://tomburtonwood.com/about/ Tom Burtonwood is an artist and educator based in the Chicago area. Like many people he discovered 3D printing by way of the laser cutter and quickly became enamored by the alchemy of it all. Recent projects include Orihon “the world’s first” 3D printed book, which was featured on The Huffington Post, Boing Boing, The Paris Review and Tech Crunch. His 3D printed art works have been exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum at World Maker Faire, New York; Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York; Terrain Biennial, Oak Park; Medium Cool Book Fair, Chicago; Fuseworks and Front Room Gallery both in Brooklyn, New York; New Capital, Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center. Burtonwood has presented his work and demonstrated 3D printing at numerous events and venues including The United States Department of Labor Administration in Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Ideas Week, kCura, Pecha Kucha Chicago, 6018 North and Columbia College Chicago. He is a contributor to Make Magazine and his reviews are included in the current Make Magazine Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014. Burtonwood teaches at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. http://tomburtonwood.com Holly Holmes is a Chicago based artist who produces paintings, sculpture and installations that explore systems and architecture found in both nature and technology. Working in 3D printing, wood and ceramics she produces modular sculptures that mimic cell structures and organic forms. Holmes was a founding member of “The 3D Printer Experience” a hybrid makerspace / retail store for all things 3D printing located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Sidecar Gallery, Hammond, Indiana; Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park; Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park and The Aqua Art Fair in Miami, FL. Holmes was also a co-founder of GARDENfresh an artist run exhibition space in Chicago that operated between 2002 and 2009 and is currently a co-founder and director of What It Is – an exhibition and project space based in Oak Park, IL. Holmes received her MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2011. She currently teaches at SAIC and the Hyde Park Art Center. http://hollyholmes.info/

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Reception for Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes: "Copy Shop" Exhibition
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:30:00 CST
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will hold a reception for Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes Copy Shop exhibition on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 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. Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes exhibition runs from November 3 - November 27, 2014.

UIS 2nd Annual Music Soloist Competition
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:00:00 CST
UIS Music is hosting the 2nd annual UIS Music Soloist Competition, held in the Polly Roesch Music Room in the Visual & Performing Arts Building, VPA-33, on November 7, 2014. The winner will perform as soloist on the UIS Spring Showcase 2015 in the UIS Studio Theatre and will receive a DVD recording of the event. The UIS Music Soloist Competition is open to any current student at the University of Illinois Springfield.

[ITS Workshop] Excel: Advanced Formulas and Functions
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:30:00 CST
In this workshop, learn how to get started with Microsoft Excel, and begin using formulas and functions to create spreadsheets that work for you! To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining 

Ghosts film screening and discussion
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:00:00 CST
Ghosts is a 2006 drama film directed by Nick Broomfield, based on the true story of the 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster. Ai Qin, a young Chinese girl from Fujian, China, borrows $25,000 to pay Snakeheads to smuggle her into the United Kingdom illegally so she can support her son and family back in China. Once in the UK she becomes another one of 3 million migrant workers that are the bedrock of its food supply chain, construction and hospitality industries. She lives with eleven other Chinese in a two-bedroom suburban house. With illegally forged work permits, they work in factories preparing food for British supermarkets. In their search for better paying jobs to repay their debts they end up cockling in Morecambe Bay at night. On February 5, 2004 twenty-three Chinese drowned in Morecambe, their families in China are still paying off their debts. http://nickbroomfield.com/Ghosts Dr. Richard Gilman-Opalsky hosts a series of events called Political Art and the Public Sphere (PAPS). The idea behind PAPS is to consider how “political art” raises provocative social and political questions, and to engage in discussion with students, faculty, and members of the general public. The theme of the Fall 2014 Political Art and the Public Sphere series will be dedicated to exploring and discussing the invisible politics of work, specifically, the hidden political-economy of work, or seeing what is usually unseen about how work works.

Office Etiquette for Newbies: Part 2 of the "Newbie to Pro" Professional Etiquette Series
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:00 CST
Office Etiquette for Newbies is the second training of the "Newbie to Pro" Professional Etiquette Series being offered during National Career Development Month. Understanding and applying the unwritten rules of office etiquette is a mystery to many college students. Students participating in this training will become knowledgeable about professional courtesies required to succeed at their first job. Students will learn about: --Expectations of the inter-generational team environment. --Importance of Cube-tiquette. --Use of company IT and smart phones. --Everyday courtesies. The training will be hands-on with participants able to practice the strategies. Laptops will be provided. Students attending will receive points towards the selection process for the upcoming Etiquette Dinner. Attendance can be in-person or online for this event. It takes 4 steps to register: 1 - Login to CareerConnect. 2 - Click “Events” Tab. 3 - Select training option- In-Person or Online. 4 -Click on RSVP. Funding for this event was provided by the Student Government Association. Contact the Career Development Center if you have any questions.

Lessons from a Career in Public Service and Leadership
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:30:00 CST
The Former United States Secret Service Assistant Director and Presidentially Appointed Inspector General for the Departments of Defense and Labor will speak about his life in public service. Gordon Heddell served under eight US Presidents, two Secretaries of Defense, and three Secretaries of Labor. He will describe life as a Secret Service agent and the challenges of Presidential Protection. He will talk about his role as Inspector General: combatting labor racketeering and organized crime; preventing fraud and abuse in government; and the challenges of providing oversight of two wars and the four branches of our military services. He will discuss the important lessons learned, including successes and failures; his engagements with foreign leaders; working with Congress; and the impact of his work on both domestic and world affairs. Gordon Heddell was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to be the seventh Inspector General of the U. S. Department of Defense where he served for 3 1/2 years. In this capacity he was responsible for oversight of all Defense programs and operations, the four Branches of our Military Services, and oversight of ongoing military operations in Southwest Asia. He also Chaired the Defense Council on Integrity and Efficiency; and the Interagency Coordination Group of Inspectors General for the Realignment of U.S. Marine Forces from Okinawa to Guam. In 2000, Mr. Heddell was appointed by the President to be the 6th Inspector General of the Department of Labor where for eight years he led efforts to combat the influence of Labor Racketeering and Organized Crime in the American work place. Mr. Heddell was also commissioned as a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service, serving for over 2 decades. He served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Vice Presidential Protective Division, retiring in 2000, as Assistant Director. Mr. Heddell began his government service as a US Army Chief Warrant Officer Aviator during the Vietnam era, serving in Korea and Taiwan. He earned his Masters Degree in Legal Studies from the UIS (formerly Sangamon State University); and was awarded a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He graduated at the top of his Treasury/Secret Service Academy Class.

Live Webcast: Board of Trustees Meeting
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:00:00 CST
Live webcast of the Board of Trustees meeting from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Community Health & Socioeconomic Data at Your Fingertips
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:25:00 CST
The workshop will provide an introduction to a free online database at www.choosememorial.org/healthycommunities. This site provides community demographics and rankings of more than 100 health and socioeconomic indicators for Sangamon, Logan and Christian counties. Information is updated regularly so that the data is the latest available. Community data is available in seven categories: health, economy, education, environment, public safety, social environment and transportation. This data may help organizations with goal setting, need assessments, grant writing and other work. Workshop will include hands on component at computer.

Community Health & Socioeconomic Data at Your Fingertips
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:30:00 CST
The workshop will provide an introduction to a free online database at www.choosememorial.org/healthycommunities. This site provides community demographics and rankings of more than 100 health and socioeconomic indicators for Sangamon, Logan and Christian counties. Information is updated regularly so that the data is the latest available. Community data is available in seven categories: health, economy, education, environment, public safety, social environment and transportation.

This data may help organizations with goal setting, need assessments, grant writing and other work.

Workshop will include hands on component at computer.

Locating Private Foundation $$ - Live Workshop at UIS
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:00:00 CST
Free community workshop on locating private foundation money & the use of the Center's resources. This workshop will include: •Demonstration of the specialized database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. • Introduction on what to consider when seeking private foundation monies • Interpreting the information found about a foundation and its funding areas. • Information regarding locating the Foundation Center’s online tutorials and webstreams • Instruction on the use of CINRC reference materials to supplement your grant search. • Discussion of tips about proposal writing and communicating with the foundations. Due to limited seating and resources, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Free Market Environmentalism
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:00:00 CST
This event will introduce students to a set of ideas that has become known as Free Market Environmentalism (FME). FME is an approach to environmental problems that focuses on improving environmental quality using property rights and markets. It emphasizes three important points:Markets, property rights, and the rule of law are fundamental to economic growth, and economic growth is fundamental to improving environmental quality.Property rights make the environment an asset rather than a liability by giving owners an incentive for stewardship.Markets and the process of exchange give people who have different ideas and values regarding the use of natural resources a way of cooperating rather than fighting.http://perc.org/about-perc/what-fme  Terry Anderson is former president and executive director of Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of government in managing natural resources. He received his B.S. from the University of Montana and earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington. He is the co-chair of Hoover's Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force. Anderson is the author or editor of thirty-seven books. Among these, Free Market Environmentalism, co-authored with Donald Leal, received the 1992 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award. http://perc.org/staff/terry-anderson

Open Policies and Open Access for Social Responsibility
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:00:00 CST
Cable Green will lead a discussion to help student leaders understand the local and global education opportunities when digital content, the internet and open licensing are combined. We will examine the social responsibility of faculty, policy makers, Universities and students to examine how education content production and acquisition processes affect quality, access and cost. Students will learn why sharing resources in the Commons helps diverse learners from around the world get access to higher education opportunities and will examine how existing economic and political systems can be barriers for open educational resources, open policies and open access to academic research.Cable Green is the Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons. Cable works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open educational resources, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain the education they desire. Cable has 15 years of academic technology, online learning and open education experience in higher education and recently led a project to build and share a general education curriculum under the CC BY license. Cable holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University and tweets @cgreen

Cable Green "eTextbooks and Open Learning" [ECCE Speaker Series]
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:30:00 CST

Dining Etiquette: Part 3 of the "Newbie to Pro" Professional Etiquette Series
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:30:00 CST
Dining Etiquette is being offered as the third training of the "Newbie to Pro" Professional Etiquette Series during National Career Development Month. Does all that silverware, glassware, and china in formal dining confuse you? Where are you supposed to put your name tag at networking events? What you don’t know can hurt you! Attend the Dining Etiquette event being held at the historic Dana-Thomas House to build your confidence. The event will begin with networking over appetizers followed by a 4 course dinner as culinary expert, Randy Williams guides attendees on proper protocols and manners. Following the dinner, Historian Curt Fritzeen will take interested students on a tour of the Dana-Thomas House. Due to limited in-person seats available, the registration process will require students to do the following: 1. Login to CareerConnect. 2 - Click “Events” Tab. 3 - Select Dining Etiquette In-person - 4. Read application details then Click on RSVP. If interested in receiving a link for the recorded training, students can register for the link by: 1. Login to CareerConnect. 2 - Click “Events” Tab. 3 - Select Dining Etiquette Training Link - 4. Review details then Click on RSVP. Transportation will be provided from campus for students.This event was funded by the Student Government Association. Contact the Career Development Center if you have any questions.

UIS Student Government Association Meeting
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:00:00 CST
Live webcast of the bi-weekly meeting for the Student Government Association. Live from the UIS Public Affairs Center.

[ITS Workshop] Cloud Storage: An Introduction Box
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:00:00 CST
In this workshop, learn how to get started with Microsoft Excel, and begin using formulas and functions to create spreadsheets that work for you! To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining 

Great American Smoke-Out Information Table
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:00 CST
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to quit. In many towns and communities, local volunteers use this day to publicize the need to quit, and press for laws that control tobacco use and discourage teens from starting, and support people who want to quit.

Safe Zone: Multiple Identities Advanced Session: Thursday, November 20, 12-2PM, Lincoln Residence Hall Great Room
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:00 CST
Not all LGBTQ people are White or Atheist. This cross cultural session allows for participants to share their own multiple identities; explores the intersections between race, culture, sexual orientation, and gender; and helps to illuminate the challenges of LGBTQ students with multiple identities. A particular emphasis is made on how different cultures and communities in the U.S. and internationally understand and define sexuality and gender minorities. Participants will leave with a personal action plan to use and reflect on in their daily life at UIS.More info and register online.

Last Day to Change Curriculum (program/major, minor, certificate) for Fall Semester
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:30:00 CST
Last Day to Change Curriculum (program/major, minor, certificate) for Fall Semester

Last Day to Withdraw Full-Term Course
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:30:00 CST
Last day to withdraw, change grade option, or change to audit for full-term fall courses.

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

[ITS Workshop] Outlook: Using Rules to Organize Your Inbox and Tasks to Organize Your To-Do List
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:00 CST
In this workshop, learn how to get started with Microsoft Excel, and begin using formulas and functions to create spreadsheets that work for you! To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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