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Flags at half-staff
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:00:00 CDT

Governor Rauner has issued a proclamation that the UNITED STATES FLAG and the STATE FLAG should be flown at half-staff beginning sunrise, Thursday, August 27, 2015 until sunset on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in honor and remembrance of Major Dale W. Richardson, United States Army.

 

 

Last Day to Drop First-Half Course (Partial Withdraw)
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to perform partial withdrawal of first-half fall course without financial obligation.

Late Registration Begins for Full-Term and First-Half Fall Courses
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:30:00 CDT

After August 3oth, instructor approval is required to register for all first-half and full-term courses, late fees apply, and courses can only be added by contacting Registration.

COLRS Open Lab
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Need assistance with preparing your online and blended courses?  Bring your questions (and your laptop) for 1:1 assistance from the COLRS staff.

Starting the Semster on the Right Foot - Tips for Teaching Online
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Learn our top tips for starting the semester in an online course. Later this term, we'll offer tips on the midpoint and concluding your online courses.

Immunization Compliance Deadline
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Fall 2015 Immunization Compliance Deadline

Last Day to Drop Full-Term Course (Partial Withdraw)
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to perform partial withdrawal of full-term fall course without financial obligation.

Campus Closed, Labor Day Holiday
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Campus Closed, Labor Day Holiday

Graduate Council Meeting
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 10:30:00 CDT

Last Day to Display Parking Hang Tag
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:00:00 CDT

Last day to display (valid) parking hang tag

The Charleston Massacre and the History of Racial Violence in America: A Panel Discussion
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:00:00 CDT

Doing the Right Thing: A Focus on Accessibility in Online Programs
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:00:00 CDT

Join us for this webinar sponsored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and Blackboard. A UIS-centered conversation about accessibility will follow.

In today’s world of online learning, high quality course development and delivery are key components for successful online programs. Institutions follow a myriad of instructional design strategies, faculty development techniques, and student engagement activities. But in the midst of these important elements, there is one thing that is sometimes overlooked – or completely left out: Accessibility. Title 5 (which defines distance education) of the ADA makes it clear that online classes must fulfill the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act and section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

As leaders in online education, accessible design is an important component of your online program strategy and execution. Join this webinar as we discuss techniques to drive consistent compliance with Title 5 as you build out new and update existing online programs.

COLRS Open Lab
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Need assistance with preparing your online and blended courses?  Bring your questions (and your laptop) for 1:1 assistance from the COLRS staff.

Live Webcast: University of Illinois ASAC Committee Meeting
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Live webcast of the ASAC Committee meeting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBCAST

Live Webcast: Board of Trustees Meeting
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:00:00 CDT

Live webcast of the Board of Trustees meeting from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBCAST

Virtual Library Tour
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Are you a new or returning online student? Join us for a virtual tour of online library resources and services. By the end you'll know how to find and request books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

Job Search Training Series #1 Getting Started
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:00:00 CDT

Landing your first professional position after graduation can be challenging. Get a jump start to gain a competitive edge by attending the 8 part Job Search Training Series.   Today's training will focus on creating a detailed job search action plan and learning about the most effective resources and tools  to use

About the Job Search Training Series
- Every Thursday for 8 weeks.  
- Starts:  September 10, 2015
- Ends: Oct 29, 2015
- Time: 4 - 5 PM  Will start exactly at 4 PM
- Each training will allow for interactive, hands-on application of the career topic introduced
- Bring your laptop

Virtual Library Tour
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:00:00 CDT

Are you a new or returning online student? Join us for a virtual tour of online library resources and services. By the end you'll know how to find and request books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

Virtual Library Tour
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:00:00 CDT

Are you a new or returning online student? Join us for a virtual tour of online library resources and services. By the end you'll know how to find and request books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

U.S.–Cuba Relations with Dr. Frank Argote-Freyre
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19:30:00 CDT

Was the historic meeting on April 11, 2014 between Raul Castro and Barack Obama at the Summit of the Americas a harbinger of a normalized relationship between the U.S. and Cuba? Will the U.S. soon end its trade embargo?  Will the Cuban government protect human rights? Will all travel restrictions be eliminated? How far will this thaw in the relationship between Cuba and the U.S. go? What will the new relationship between Havana and Washington look like? What are the obstacles and challenges to forging a new relationship?  These questions and others will be addressed at this presentation by Dr. Argote-Freyre.

Dr. Frank Argote-Freyre is a noted author, activist, journalist, and professor. He wrote Fulgencio Batista: From Revolutionary to Strongman. Choice Magazine selected his work as an Outstanding Book of the Year for 2007. He is also the coauthor with Danilo Figueredo of A Brief History of the Caribbean. He is the president of the Latino Action Network, which won the “Latino Higher Education Advocate of the Year” under his leadership.  As a journalist, he has written numerous articles on topics ranging from nuclear power to corruption in the mental health system of New Jersey. At Kean University and at Rutgers, he has taught courses entitled History of Cuba, History of Mexico, Colonial Latin America, and Modern Latin America.

Campus Senate Meeting
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT

General Education Council Meeting
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT

Latin America/ns: Relating Diversity, History, Experiences and Assimilation in the US
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Did you know that Latin America is comprised of twenty-six nations, and has almost 600 million inhabitants of a wide variety of ethnicities and races (World Bank 2015)? Individuals of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity make up the largest minority group in the United States today, and by 2060 they are projected to make up almost one-third of the country’s population (U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division 2014). This panel, made up of individuals from a variety of Latin American countries, will discuss the racial/ethnic makeup and current and historic social/political issues of their respective homelands. They will explain the reasons for emigration out of their respective countries and reflect on their own experiences as they have attempted to integrate into this country’s society. This promises to be a lively discussion that will give the audience a better understanding of the cultural, ethnic, social, and political background of this majority population with whom we share the Americas.

Hinda Seif (moderator) is a Jewish American and is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at UIS. Panelists will include Adriana M. Crocker, from Argentina – Associate Professor of Political Science at UIS; Jorge Villegas, from Mexico – Associate Professor of Business Administration at UIS; Patrick Anderson Avilés, from Honduras – Writing Specialist in the Center for Academic Success at UIS; Jesús Canelon, from Venezuela – Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at UIS; and Rubén Darío Gómez González, from Guatemala –  tour guide, Mayan civil rights advocate, and passionate public advocate of his country.  He has given many talks in both academic and non-academic forums.

 

On-Campus Library Tour
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

Netflix and the ADA: How a Landmark Case Changed the Legal Landscape of Closed Captioning
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:00:00 CDT

Join us for this webinar sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium and 3PlayMedia. A UIS-centered conversation about accessibility will follow.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, before the Internet was an integral part of society. While it originally dictated accessibility requirements for physical structures and businesses, several recent legal cases have expanded the reach of the ADA to include places of online accommodation. MIT, Harvard, and Netflix (among others) have all been sued for not providing closed captioning for their online video content.

This webinar will be presented by Arlene B. Mayerson, the Directing Attorney of the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF). Ms. Mayerson led the legal team that secured a historic settlement regarding application of the ADA to online commerce in National Association of the Deaf (NAD), et al. v. Netflix, which ensures 100% closed captions in Netflix's On-Demand Streaming Content. In this webinar, she will discuss how she and the NAD brought Netflix under the ADA, as well as how the ruling has impacted the legal landscape of web accessibility and closed captioning.

This webinar will cover:

- What constitutes a place of public accommodation under the ADA
- How Netflix was originally brought under the ADA
- How the scope of the ADA has changed since the Netflix ruling
- The current legal landscape of closed captioning and web accessibility
- How the Netflix ruling impacts online education and other industries using streaming video
- Given recent lawsuits, who is implicated by the ADA?

On-Campus Library Tour
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

COLRS Open Lab
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Need assistance with preparing your online and blended courses?  Bring your questions (and your laptop) for 1:1 assistance from the COLRS staff.

On-Campus Library Tour
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

On-Campus Library Tour
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

Student Integrity in the Online Classroom
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:00:00 CDT

How do you ensure that your students are being academically honest? We will discuss various methods and tools that can be used to prevent and detect cheating and encourage academic integrity. Best practices on how to create assignments and structure assessments to reduce cheating will be shared. Various tools, including anti-plagiarism tools and online video proctoring for exams, will be demonstrated.

On-Campus Library Tour
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

Job Search Training Series #2 Its All About Skills
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:00:00 CDT

Get a jump start to gain a competitive edge by attending part 2 of the Job Search Training Series.  
 
Today's training will focus on identifying skills related to your chosen career path.  Learn about the power of keywords and how to write and talk about your skills you want to showcase to future employers and people in your network.

About the Job Search Training Series
- Every Thursday for 8 weeks.  
- Starts:  September 10, 2015
- Ends: Oct 29, 2015
- Time: 4 - 5 PM  Will start exactly at 4 PM
- Each training will allow for interactive, hands-on application of the career topic introduced
- Bring your laptop

On-Campus Library Tour
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

Constitution Day Event - The Roberts Court Turns Ten with Dr. Jason Mazzone
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:30:00 CDT

John G. Roberts, Jr. has served now as the Chief Justice of the United States for a decade. Under his leadership, the Supreme Court has decided a set of constitutional cases that touch on the hottest political issues ofour time (including same-sex marriage, abortion, Obamacare, lethal injections, and religious freedom). While the Roberts Court has not shied away from difficult and controversial matters, its decisions, overall, defy conventional labels of “conservative” or “liberal.” Yet making sense of the Roberts Court is essential to understanding its impact upon American society.

On the occasion of Constitution Day 2015, Professor Jason Mazzone will provide an analysis of the first decade of the Roberts Court and offer predictions about where the Court and the Constitution are headed. Ultimately, the lecture will assess how the Supreme Court impacts the social and political lives of ordinary Americans as well as how the Court’s decisions are themselves informed and shaped by the views and experiences of citizens.

Jason Mazzone is Professor of Law and Lynn H. Murray Faculty Scholar in Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of constitutional law and history. He received his law degree from Harvard University, master’s from Stanford University, and a master’s and doctorate from Yale University.  He clerked for Honorable Robert D. Sack (Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals) and for Honorable John G. Koeltl (Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court). He is a member of the American Law Institute and a European Law Institute fellow. His scholarship has been cited by many courts, including the US Supreme Court. He teaches constitutional issues around the world and is chair of Illinois-Bologna Conference on Comparative Constitutional History. A regular media commentator, he has written about legal issues for the New York Times and other national newspapers. He blogs at Balkanization.

On-Campus Library Tour
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

On-Campus Library Tour
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:00:00 CDT

Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads you will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring the building all at the same time. By the end you'll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!

Mexican Muralists: Public Art for Social Transformation with Eric García
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:00:00 CDT

After the Mexican Revolution overthrew the Diaz dictatorship in the early 20th Century, the new government funded major public art projects. Murals by the best artists in Mexico were not created for the art world, but to communicate social and political messages for the public. They illustrated Mexican history and celebrated indigenous roots and non-European identity. They empowered the Mexican people, especially workers and peasants, to carry out revolutionary goals including land redistribution. Artists like Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros became internationally known and their murals were regarded as masterpieces. The Mexican Mural Movement became a model for public and political art that continues to inspire artists around the world, including Latinos such as presenter and artist Eric J. Garcia.

Eric J. García is known for mixing history and culture with contemporary themes. He has shown his art in numerous national and international exhibitions. His awards include the prestigious Jacob Javits Fellowship and a Midwestern Voices and Visions Residency. Born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, García earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently Arte Ambulante (Traveling Art) Coordinator at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Working in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters, to nationally published political cartoons, to large scale public murals, all of García’s work shares the common goals of educating and challenging the public.

This event is also a forum in the Political Art and the Public Sphere series.  As such, the “main event” will be an open discussion with the artist himself, in which we explore the social and political dimensions of his work.

One Book, One UIS Book Club (1st Date Option)
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:00:00 CDT

One Book, One UIS Book Club: A moderator will allow the small group of participants who have registered to discuss the book MARCH by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, as a group. Refreshments will be provided. We are offering 4 discussion groups in which you may choose to particpate in 1.

COLRS Open Lab
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Need assistance with preparing your online and blended courses?  Bring your questions (and your laptop) for 1:1 assistance from the COLRS staff.

Job Search Training Series #3 Challenges of Online Application Systems
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:00 CDT

Get a jump start to gain a competitive edge by attending part 3 of the Job Search Training Series.  
 
Today's training will focus on navigating the variety of online application systems.  Find out about how not to have your application end up in the black hole with hundreds of other lost applicants.

About the Job Search Training Series
- Every Thursday for 8 weeks.  
- Starts:  September 10, 2015
- Ends: Oct 29, 2015
- Time: 4 - 5 PM  Will start exactly at 4 PM
- Each training will allow for interactive, hands-on application of the career topic introduced
- Bring your laptop

Deadline to Opt Out of University Insurance
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Deadline to submit online insurance waiver to opt out of University's plan (fall).

Student-to-Student Grant Fee Waiver Deadline
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Fall 2015 Student-to-Student Grant Fee Waiver Deadline

Campus Senate Meeting
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT

General Education Council Meeting
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT

The Patenting of Life, Limiting Liberty, and the Corporate Pursuit of Seeds with Dr. Ali Nizamuddin
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:00:00 CDT

This lecture is based on Nizamuddin’s most recent book which investigates the corporate dominance of the world’s food supply.  The seed is nature’s gift and the first link in the food chain.  This life form is becoming the exclusive intellectual property of the corporation.  The advent of genetically modified seeds and strict patent protection accorded to them enables companies to own the seed even after the farmer has bought, planted, and harvested the seed.  Multinational corporations have a monopoly control over seeds and the accompanying pesticides which is leading to monocultures in the food system and the disappearance of traditional methods of farming.  Local producers are forced to buy seeds each year, thereby fostering a feudalistic relationship of perpetual dependence. An imbalance of power has emerged and farmers are transformed from producers to consumers by these arrangements.

Ali Nizamuddin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Springfield.  He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in International Relations.  His dissertation examined the impact of market risks on investment patterns and the bargaining interaction between multinational corporations and host governments over the life cycle of an investment project.  His research has been published in numerous academic journals including the Journal of Pacific Affairs, Asian Journal of Social Science, the International Social Science Review, and the Encyclopedia of International Political Economy.

One Book, One UIS Book Club (2nd Date Option)
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:00:00 CDT

One Book, One UIS Book Club: A moderator will allow the small group of participants who have registered to discuss the book MARCH by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, as a group. Refreshments will be provided. We are offering 4 discussion groups in which you may choose to particpate in 1.

COLRS Open Lab
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Need assistance with preparing your online and blended courses?  Bring your questions (and your laptop) for 1:1 assistance from the COLRS staff.

Job Search Training Series #4: Networking Yourself Into a Job
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 CDT

Get a jump start to gain a competitive edge by attending part 4 of the Job Search Training Series.  
 
Today's training will focus on the power of having a network of professionals who can help you get your foot in the door when searching for your job. You will learn the steps to building and maintaining a strong network.

About the Job Search Training Series
- Every Thursday for 8 weeks.  
- Starts:  September 10, 2015
- Ends: Oct 29, 2015
- Time: 4 - 5 PM  Will start exactly at 4 PM
- Each training will allow for interactive, hands-on application of the career topic introduced
- Bring your laptop

Last Day to Withdraw First-Half Course
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to withdraw, change grade option, or change to audit for first-half fall courses.

Last Day to File Fall Graduation Application
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to file Fall 2015 Graduation Application