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Last Day to Drop Last-Half Course (Partial Withdraw)
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to perform partial withdrawal of last-half course without financial obligation

UIS Student Government Association Meeting
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:00:00 CDT

Meeting of the UIS Student Government Association. Held throughout the year in the TV Studio of the UIS Public Affairs Center.

View the Webcast HERE

Late Registration Begins for Last-Half Courses
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Late registration begins for all last-half courses. Instructor approval is required to register for all courses and late fees apply. Courses can only be added by contacting Records and Registration.

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Presents "Bio-fied" Exhibition
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:00 CDT

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents Bio-fied exhibition from March 30 - April 16, 2015. 

A reception will be held on Thursday, April 2, 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.

JumpinJazz Kids - A Swinging Jungle Tale
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Free family pre-show activities begin at 6 pm in the lobby!

JumpinJazz Kids-A Swinging Jungle Tale is a new fun-filled family concert based on the Grammy Nominated and Parents' Choice Gold Award winning Best Children's Album. The 45-minute live performance is a blend of classic storytelling in the tradition of Peter and the Wolf with fun, dance-a-long, sing-a-long jazz/pop songs that will have the whole family swingin'! The story follows the imaginative adventure of a seven year-old girl named Claire and her stuffed animal friends as she searchesher Grandpa’s backyard jungle for the missing pages to his “lost story.” Powered by her imagination alone, Claire’s stuffed animals begin to magically come to life and she learns all about their world as she invites the audience to become the animal character in each song. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and be ready for adventure!

LinkedIn 101
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT

Not sure how to get started creating your LinkedIn Profile? 

The training will focus on:
- Importance of LinkedIn in your career development
- Building the main sections of your LinkedIn Profile
- Basic features of LinkedIn 

Details:
- Laptops will be provided or bring your own.
- Open to all students

Registration Instructions:

  1. Go to the CDC website homepage www.uis.edu/career
  2. Login to UIS CareerConnect
  3. Select the Event Tab
  4. Click on the RSVP button for the Seminar that works.

LinkedIn 101
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:00 CDT

Not sure how to get started creating your LinkedIn Profile? 

The training will focus on:
- Importance of LinkedIn in your career development
- Building the main sections of your LinkedIn Profile
- Basic features of LinkedIn 

Details:
- Laptops will be provided or bring your own.
- Open to all students

Registration Instructions:

  1. Go to the CDC website homepage www.uis.edu/career
  2. Login to UIS CareerConnect
  3. Select the Event Tab
  4. Click on the RSVP button for the Seminar that works.

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Reception for "Bio-fied" Exhibition
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:30:00 CDT

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will hold a reception for Bio-fied  exhibition on Thursday, April 2, 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.

Bio-fied exhibition runs from March 30 - April 16, 2015. 

Rebellion as the 1st American Tradition: A Keynote Reading
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read work from his latest collection of poetry, The New Testament and his first book, Please. Brown's work engages with a wide variety of social issues, and his reading will explore the notion of rebellion against social and racial injustices in America by examining the foundation of these injustices, the place where they have brought us, and a vision of what the future should hold. Through lyricism, subversiveness, and hope, these poems suggest that positive social change is possible, even in light of the challenges we face.

Jericho Brown's poetry explores community and specifically the way in which certain groups of individuals are abused, injured, or harmed (either physically, emotionally, or mentally) and, in turn, not allowed to be a part of the community in which they live. Through the use of allusions and the first-person perspective, his writing allows empathy and a deeper understanding of social injustice in American society today.

Jericho Brown is a poet whose first collection of poetry, Please, won the 2009 American Book Award. His second collection, The New Testament, was published in 2014. He is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland. His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry. Brown is an Assistant Professor at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.jerichobrown.com/

StARS Webcast - Dr. Jericho Brown
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Live Webcast of the StARS Symposium.

Dr. Jericho Brown Keynote Presentation in Brookens Auditorium

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StARS Webcast - Student Presentations
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Live Webcast of the StARS Symposium.

Student Presentations in PAC Conference Rooms.

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StARS Webcast - Student Presentations
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:45:00 CDT

Live Webcast of the StARS Symposium.

Student Presentations in PAC Conference Rooms.

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StARS Webcast - Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Live Webcast of the StARS Symposium.

Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky Keynote Presentation in Brookens Auditorium

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StARS Webcast - Alchemist Review
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Live Webcast of the StARS Symposium.

Alchemist Review in Brookens Auditorium

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Priority Registration - Fall Semester 2015
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Fall Registration Information
REGISTRATION: 24 hours/day, 7 Days a Week (except Sundays 6 a.m. - Noon) By web: www.uis.edu/registration/

PRIORITY REGISTRATION: Currently Enrolled Students
Generally, only students enrolled at UIS for the Spring 2015 semester may register for fall during the week of fall priority registration. Registration priority is typically given in the order listed below (although exceptions are made for certain groups of students such as those with documented disabilities, military service members, and veterans). Hours are based on courses completed PRIOR to the Spring 2015 semester. You can view the exact day and time you can register for courses (referred to as your time ticket) on or after April 1 by logging into Student Self-Service for summer (available at www.uis.edu/registration/ - click the “Register Now!” link and follow the directions given). Students who do not register on their designated dates may register AFTER designated dates.

Priority Registration - Summer Semester 2015
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Summer Registration Information
REGISTRATION: 24 hours/day, 7 Days a Week (except Sundays 6 a.m. - Noon) By web: www.uis.edu/registration/

PRIORITY REGISTRATION: Currently Enrolled Students
Generally, only students enrolled at UIS for the Spring 2015 semester may register for summer during the week of summer priority registration. Registration priority is typically given in the order listed below (although exceptions are made for certain groups of students such as those with documented disabilities, military service members, and veterans). Hours are based on courses completed PRIOR to the Spring 2015 semester. You can view the exact day and time you can register for courses (referred to as your time ticket) on or after April 1 by logging into Student Self-Service for summer (available at www.uis.edu/registration/ - click the “Register Now!” link and follow the directions given). Students who do not register on their designated dates may register AFTER designated dates.

"Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Uprising in Turkey" film screening & discussion
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:00 CDT

The occupation of squares has become the iconic image of recent global uprisings. What do engaged citizens do to express their disaffections when governments ignore their grievances? Sometimes, they create a common experience in revolt and rebellion, which we have seen in many countries around the world since 2008.

Taksim Commune is a short documentary featuring a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Summer 2013 Gezi Park protests in Turkey. The protests were initially aimed at rescuing Istanbul’s Gezi Park from being demolished as part of a large-scale urban renewal project. After police attacked protesters sleeping in the park and images of heavy-handed policing spread across the world, the protests transformed into a popular uprising.

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.

Alcohol Awareness Information & Screening Table
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Do you know:

•What counts as a drink?

•The signs that alcohol is causing harm?

•How many drinks are in a common container?

•Why “being able to hold your liquor” is a concern?

•How much UIS adults drink – and where you fit?

Living with Bipolar Disorder - Free Film Screening & Lunch
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT

There will be a FREE screening of the film, Living with Bipolar Disorder.  The film features the stories as told by three people who have been treated for bipolar disorder as well as the widow of a man who died by suicide who most likely suffered from bipolar.  The clinical expert, Dr. Calabrese, offers medical commentary after each story,  and both Dr. Calabrese and Joe Pantoliano offer closing comments.

A FREE lunch will be served!

Registration Required:  www.RSVPBipolar.org

Interview Strategies Seminar
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT

Nervous about upcoming interviews?
Not sure what to expect or how to prepare?
Need to be prepared for GPSI/GA interviews?

Then attend the Interview Strategies Seminar!

You will learn:
- How to prepare for the interview process and what resources to use
- What to wear and the importance of making a positive first impression
- Different types of interviews and questions to consider
- What to do after the interview

To Register for the Seminar:

  1. Go to the CDC website homepage www.uis.edu/career
  2. Login to UIS CareerConnect
  3. Select the Event Tab
  4. Click on the RSVP button for the Seminar that works.

Justice Gone Wrong: When Eyewitness Identification Fails the Victim and the Accused
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT

Twenty-two-year-old college student Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. Wearing only a blanket, she escaped and told police she was certain she could identify the man who had been inches from her face. She eventually picked Ronald Cotton out of a lineup. Ronald insisted she was mistaken – but Jennifer’s positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars.

After serving 11 years in prison for a crime he never committed, Ronald was released when a DNA test proved his innocence. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face – and forged an unlikely friendship that has changed both of their lives.

By sharing their story, Jennifer and Ronald offer an unprecedented first-person glimpse into what happens when the criminal justice system fails both the victim and the accused. Their unforgettable story, told in their 2010 book Picking Cotton, challenges our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.

Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, now lifelong friends, speak nationally about the hazards of eyewitness misidentification and necessary reforms to prevent it. They bring to UIS Jennifer’s story of the horror of being raped and misidentifying an innocent person, and Ronald’s story of the horror of spending years in prison despite being innocent.

Jennifer and Ronald address the question: What needs to change about eyewitness identification to prevent innocent individuals from being sent to prison? They will respond to questions from the audience and afterward be available for a meet and greet, and book signing.

Community Health & Socioeconomic Data at Your Fingertips
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:00:00 CDT

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, Morgan 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.

Student Accounting Society's McGladrey Networking Night
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:30:00 CDT

ALL ACCOUNTING STUDENTS WELCOME!

Interview Strategies Seminar
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:00:00 CDT

Nervous about upcoming interviews?
Not sure what to expect or how to prepare?
Need to be prepared for GPSI/GA interviews?

Then attend the Interview Strategies Seminar!

You will learn:
- How to prepare for the interview process and what resources to use
- What to wear and the importance of making a positive first impression
- Different types of interviews and questions to consider
- What to do after the interview

To Register for the Seminar:

  1. Go to the CDC website homepage www.uis.edu/career
  2. Login to UIS CareerConnect
  3. Select the Event Tab
  4. Click on the RSVP button for the Seminar that works.

Open Registration - Fall 2015 Registration
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Fall 2015 Open Registration: April 13 - August 30

 

Register for courses by logging into Student Self-Service (available at www.uis.edu/registration). Click the "Register Now!" link and follow directions given.

Open Registration - Summer 2015 Registration
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Summer 2015 Open Registration: April 13 - June 4

 

Register for courses by logging into Student Self-Service (available at www.uis.edu/registration). Click the "Register Now!" link and follow directions given.

Online Teaching Certificate Opportunities [COLRS Workshop]
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:00:00 CDT

Learn about two self-paced, asynchronous certificate programs available through the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service. “Building Digital Communities” and “Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Courses” each focus on helpful information for both new and experienced online instructors.  We will provide an overview of the topics in covered in each program, the registration process, and faculty recognition for completing the certificates.  

Student Engagement [COPE-L Meeting]
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Last Day to Change Curriculum (program/major, minor, certificate) for Spring Semester
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to Change Curriculum (program/major, minor, certificate) for Spring 2015 semester: www.uis.edu/registration/forms/

 

Last Day to Withdraw Full-Term Course
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to withdraw, change grade option, or change to audit for full-term courses.
http://www.uis.edu/registration/registration/index.html

Connecting Food, Climate Change and Environmental Advocacy: Lessons from Indigenous Peoples' Climate Justice Movements
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:00:00 CDT

EARTH WEEK EVENT

Earth Week Kick-Off Speaker

People's relations to food can obscure their awareness of how their actions affect the ecosystems on which they depend. Yet food is also among the most incredible motivators of environmental advocacy. Globally, food justice movements are becoming increasingly connected to climate justice movements given how climate change will affect the food system. Indigenous people's climate justice movements, from resistance to the tar sands to Indigenous leadership in adaptation planning, have always connected food and climate change in ways that can be instructive for people interested in making these connections as part of their advocacy, teaching and research. These movements offer lessons for how food can serve as a powerful connector of people interested in taking action to address climate change.

Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte is the Timnick Humanities Chair at Michigan State University’s Department of Philosophy and is a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics. He is also an affiliate faculty at Michigan State for Peace and Justice Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, the Center for Regional Food Systems, Animal Studies and American Indian Studies. His primary research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. His work have appeared in various journals and funded by the National Science Foundation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Climate Science Center, among others.  He is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  He is involved in many indigenous and environmental groups such as Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy, and others.

Distracted Driving Information Table
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands have been injured. You can help stop distracted driving. Change your driving habits and help your family members do the same by learning about the dangers of distracted driving.

Greening Broadway
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:00 CDT

EARTH DAY EVENT

Earth Week Keynote Speaker

Celebrated Broadway set designer, Donyale Werle, will speak about her efforts to promote sustainability in the performing arts community and beyond. Werle won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012. She constructed the entire Act II set from 100% recycled materials. A member of the Broadway Green Alliance, Werle is a passionate sustainability advocate whose efforts to promote upcycling, recycling, and sustainable sourcing pave the way for both a greener Broadway and a greener society overall. Her inspirational message will enhance our awareness of the need to integrate sustainability-thinking in all aspects of our lives in order to preserve the global environment and will inspire us to engage in creative sustainable design projects in our own communities.

Donyale Werle is a Brooklyn, NY based theatrical set designer who supports & employs sustainable practices in scenic design. She is the Co-Chair (with Bob Usdin) of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance. The BGA inspires, educates & motivates the entire theater community & it's patrons to implement environmentally responsible practices. Donyale works with salvaged materials to create unique, handcrafted sets and props. She has received a 2011 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design, 2011 Lucille Lortel Award and the 2010 Henry Hewes Design Award for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public Theater). She has also received a 2011 Tony Nomination for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and a 2012 Tony Award for Peter & the Starcatcher on Broadway. Donyale teaches classes & speaks publicly about sustainable design practices for theater. http://www.donyalewerle.com/

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Presents the "Annual Student Exhibition"
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:00:00 CDT

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents the Annual Student Exhibition from April 27 - May 14, 2015. 

Graduating students will present a body of work as the culmination of the experience and skill that they have developed throughout the course of their Visual Arts education at UIS.  Students install, promote, and host this group exhibition that features a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, digital media, and photography.

A reception will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in the Visual Art Gallery and the Access 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 Access Gallery is located in the Visual & Performing Arts Building.

Faculty Honors Reception
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:00:00 CDT

All faculty are invited to come together as a community of teacher-scholars and celebrate significant milestones for faculty colleagues. We will recognize colleagues who have been recommended for tenure, promotion, sabbatical leave, and emerita/emeritus status. We will also recognize those faculty members who will receive the campus' highest awards for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Live Webcast: Lincoln Symposium: Mourning Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Assassination and the Public’s Response
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Symposium: Mourning Father Abraham: Lincoln’s

Assassination and the Public’s Response

Dr. Michael Burlingame, Dr. Louis Masur, and Dr. Martha Hodes

The lectures are free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

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Mourning Father Abraham: Lincoln's Assassination and the Public's Response
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Presented by the Center for State Policy and Leadership in cooperation with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition.

UIS is hosting this scholarly symposium on April 30, 2015, as part of the Lincoln Funeral Coalition’s schedule of special events for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the assassination and funeral of Abraham Lincoln. In “Mourning Father Abraham:  Lincoln’s Assassination and the Public’s Response,” three noted historians of Lincoln and the Civil War era will explore the way the public viewed Abraham Lincoln in life and death, including the variation in personal responses to Lincoln’s assassination. Lincoln’s call for black suffrage and the challenges of reunion will also be discussed. 

Dr. Michael Burlingame holds the Chancellor Naomi Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS where he has been a member of the History faculty since 2009.  A world renown Lincoln scholar, his comprehensive, two-volume biography, Abraham Lincoln:  A Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) won the 2010 Lincoln Prize. www.michaelburlingame.com

Dr. Louis Masur is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. A cultural historian, his forthcoming book is Lincoln’s Last Speech:  Wartime Reconstruction and the Challenge of Reunion (Oxford University Press, 2015). His recent book, Lincoln’s Hundred Days:  The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union (Harvard University Press, 2012), won the 2013 Best Book Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Institute.  http://www.louismasur.com

Dr. Martha Hodes is Professor of History at New York University.  Her forthcoming book, Mourning Lincoln (Yale University Press, 2015) explores personal responses to Lincoln’s assassination, encompassing Union and Confederate, black and white, men and women, soldiers and civilians, rich and poor, the well-known and the unknown.  It draws upon evidence from hundreds of letters, diaries, and other personal writings.  Her areas of research and teaching include the 19th Century, race, Civil War and Reconstruction, gender, and the craft of historical writing. http://history.as.nyu.edu/object/marthahodes.html

Reception and book signing following program. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Ferrara, bferr1@uis.edu, (217) 206-7094.

Arrive early for best seating!

Last Day to Withdraw Last-Half Course
Fri, 01 May 2015 08:30:00 CDT

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

www.uis.edu/registration/registration

Live Webcast: UIS Music Spring Showcase
Fri, 01 May 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Live webcast of the UIS Music Spring Showcase. Featuring the winners of the UIS Spring Soloist Competition, and the UIS Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, and Band.

 

View the webcast

 

 

Million Dollar Quartet
Sun, 03 May 2015 19:00:00 CDT

Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.  Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, friendships and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

Live Webcast: University of Illinois ASAC Committee Meeting
Wed, 06 May 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Live webcast of the ASAC Committee meeting from the University of Illinois Springfield.

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An Evening With Garrison Keillor
Wed, 06 May 2015 19:30:00 CDT

Garrison Keillor is a master storyteller and host of Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor has received numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days.

Live Webcast: Board of Trustees Meeting
Thu, 07 May 2015 08:00:00 CDT

Live webcast of the Board of Trustees meeting from the University of Illinois Springfield.

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UIS Visual Arts Gallery Reception for "Annual Student Exhibition"
Thu, 07 May 2015 17:30:00 CDT

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will hold a reception for the Annual Student Exhibition  on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in the Visual Arts Gallery and the Access 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 Access Gallery is located in the Visual & Performing Arts Building.

 The Annual Student Exhibition runs from April 27 - May 14, 2015. 

Finals Week & Safe Summer Tips Information Table
Tue, 12 May 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Stop by our table and receive a free gift.

Timber! by Cirque Alfonse
Tue, 12 May 2015 19:30:00 CDT

You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch them jiving to a traditional folk soundtrack. The founding members of this young circus troupe have worked with some of the most renowned “nouveau cirque” companies around the world, but they hail from a small Quebec town called Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and have drawn upon their country roots to find inspiration and energy for this unique, creative project. Timber! is clearly off the beaten track. The show’s creators designed unusual acrobatic apparatus inspired directly from the forestry resources available on their real-life family farm. The experience feels and smells authentic. The artists perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm. The atmosphere is hyper-festive. The talented acrobats and musicians create a colorful, energetic scene where we can witness epic feats of agility and strength, inspired by the exploits of the first North American lumberjacks, loggers and farmers.

An Evening with Roger McGuinn
Thu, 14 May 2015 19:30:00 CDT

As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature twelve-string Rickenbacker sound to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man," McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history. That feeling continues today as Roger offers concerts that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces.

Commencement Ceremony
Sat, 16 May 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Commencement Ceremony (for Summer and Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 candidates)

http://www.uis.edu/commencement

Spring 2015 Semester Ends
Sat, 16 May 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Spring 2015 Semester Ends

Live Webcast: UIS Commencement Ceremony
Sat, 16 May 2015 16:00:00 CDT

Live webcast of the UIS Commencement Ceremony at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

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