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Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 CST

Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff to encourage employees to give back to their University.

Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 CST

Annual kickoff party for the 2014-2015 staff and faculty giving campaign.  Festivities include food, games, prizes, fun, etc. for all faculty and staff.

I'm No Dummy: But can someone show me how Facebook really works?
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:00 CST

People love it or hate it. In today’s age, the importance of Facebook to nonprofits cannot be overstated. Done right, Facebook can help put your group on the proverbial map. Done wrong, it can stagnate and leave your group looking backwards and behind-the-times. In this 1.5 hour hands-on, interactive workshop conducted in a computer lab, learn the latest tricks and tips for using personal and organizational Facebook pages to maximize impact. Learn to invigorate board, staff, public, and client engagement, and learn how to use ads, Facebook insights, and best settings to increase engagement while protecting your interests. A great pairing to this workshop is WWW: What does your website really say about your organization? on Tuesday, March 3, 1-2:30P at UIS, Brookens Library Classroom.

WWW: What does your website really say about your organization?
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:30:00 CST

Does your website build relationships? Engage donors? Excite volunteers? Assist clients? Does it really? In this hands-on, interactive workshop conducted in a computer lab, we’ll take a critical look at your website against best practices, analyzing it top-to-bottom for clarity, image, and ranking. We’ll dig deep, looking at navigation, accessibility, SEO, keywords, and take a serious look at content.

In today’s digital world the content on our websites (and/or Facebook) is often the first, and possibly the only, communication we have with our visitors. It’s important that your website make the cut – or even be a cut above. In this session, we’ll be acting as our own customers – donors, volunteers, clients, media, and others – to see how they see us on the web, determining what changes to make to increase effectiveness. A helpful session to take in conjunction with this workshop is I’m No Dummy: But can someone show me how Facebook really works? on March 3, 1-2:30P at UIS, Brookens Library Classroom.

Job Search Training Part 3: Online Application Strategies
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:00:00 CST

Job Search Series, a 3 part training focused on preparing International students for their first professional job search in the USA.

Training will focus on successful online application strategies. Students will participate in a simulated online application.  Laptops will be provided or bring your own.  Open to all students.

Top Online Teaching Blunders and How to Fix Them
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CST

What is going on with my Grade Center?  Why aren't my students participating in discussion forums?  Why don't my students understand my online assignments?  How can I make my online tests more effective?  

Please join us as we explore the top "blunders" in online teaching and offer quick, simple "fixes" that will make any online course work better.

[ITS Workshop] Introduction to Microsoft Word
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:00:00 CST

In this workshop, we will explore the basics of Microsoft Word. This workshop is intended for beginners who are just getting started in Word.

To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining

The Acting Company - Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:30:00 CST

In this satirical tale from America’s favorite humorist, Mark Twain himself travels from 19th century Hartford, Connecticut, to 6th century England through the eyes of Hank Morgan, who awakens in the medieval era after a blow to the head.  Twain’s satirical romp exposes the foibles and fortes of both ages, leading audiences to question and laugh at themselves and the principles of the 21st century.

The Acting Company is America’s foremost nationally touring repertory theater, having performed 138 productions for millions of people across America.  Founded in 1972, The Acting Company promotes theater and arts education all across America and has been honored with multiple Obie, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and Audelco Awards and is a Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theater.  The New York Times declares, "The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theatre in the United States.”

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from The Illinois Arts Council.

[ITS Workshop] Advanced PowerPoint
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CST

In this session, we will dive into the more advanced features of PowerPoint, including Master Slides, techniques for running presentations, animations, and incorporating multimedia.

To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining

UIS Visual Arts Gallery Reception for Lyle Salmi's "Sublime Light" Exhibition
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:30:00 CST

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will hold a reception for Lyle Salmi's Sublime Light  exhibition 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.

Lyle Salmi's Sublime Light exhibition runs from March 2 - March 26, 2015. 

Live Webcast: UIS Music Spring Recital
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:00:00 CST

Live webcast of the UIS Music Spring Recital. Featuring the UIS Chorus, A Capella Group, and honorable mention soloists from the UIS Music Solo Competition.

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Writing Chicago: A Literary Reading
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:00:00 CST

Fiction writer and poet Stuart Dybek will read from his new collection of stories, Paper Lantern, and from his previous collections, I Sailed with Magellan, and The Coast of Chicago. His presentation will primarily explore the impact of WWII, Korea, and the Vietnam war on American veterans; the impact of gender and class on the lives of Chicago residents in the Little Village Neighborhood, and the experiences of Polish and Mexican Immigrants living in Chicago. His select readings represent the diversity of cultures and peoples in this country through a diverse cast of complex characters: Mexican American luchadores, Polish and Mexican American immigrants, Vietnam, Korean and WWII veterans, bartenders, and mobsters. His presentation will also explore the impact of social and political systems through the themes of memory, trauma, and political resistance. Through lyricism, characterization, and powerful, sometimes grotesque imagery, Dybek asks readers to understand and empathize with a diverse range of experiences and cultures.

Stuart Dybek's works of fiction, including, The Coast of Chicago (1990), and I Sailed with Magellan (2003), have prompted critics to rank him with such American literary giants as Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, Dybek has also received a PEN/Malamud Prize, a Lannan Award, a Whiting Writers Award, and several O.Henry Prizes. He is currently the distinguished writer-in-residence at Northwestern University. http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/dybek.html

Brit Floyd
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:30:00 CDT

Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to North America in 2015 to launch its Space and Time World Tour 2015, their most ambitious show to date. Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd.

Safe Spring Break Information Table
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Spring break is a great time for students to relax, hang out with friends, and enjoy time off from school.  Stop by our table for information to help you make safe choices during spring break.

[ITS Workshop] Transitioning Files/Websites from eDocs
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:00:00 CDT

As previously announced, we will be retiring eDocs as of July 1st. All files currently hosted on eDocs (including websites) will need to be moved to another file storage location.

In this hands-on workshop, we will talk about the alternatives to eDocs (including Box, Google Drive, and OneDrive) and which is the best option for you.

To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining

Professional Etiquette Across Cultures
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:30:00 CDT

Modern corporations and organizations are currently focused on expansion and service in our evolving global economy. To give UIS students an advantage in navigating the customs and expectations of this global economy, this event will educate students on cultural differences in building professional relationships and international corporate event etiquette. The English Language Support Services staff and faculty members with different countries of origin will share the dos and don’ts of professional etiquette for each of their cultures. This event will equip students with knowledge on diverse cultural interactions for various professions.

The panel will be composed of the following UIS College of Business and Management faculty and staff: Jorge Villegas, Lisa Chen, Atul Agarwal,  Shipra Gupta, Jesus Canelon, Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Francois Giraud-Carrier, and Driss El Akrich. See http://www.uis.edu/cbam/faculty/  and http://www.uis.edu/esl/faculty/ for panelists’ bios.

COLRS Open Lab
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:00:00 CDT

Need assistance with your online course?  Bring your questions and your laptop to Brookens 437.  The COLRS staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you with online learning best practices.

Live Webcast: Board of Trustees Meeting
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:00:00 CDT

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

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Locating Private Foundation $$ - Live Workshop at UIS
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:00:00 CDT

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.

War on Poverty: A Panel Discussion
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:00 CDT

The University of Illinois - Springfield in collaboration with the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is hosting a panel discussion on the War on Poverty March 12, 2014. 

The panel will explore diverse perspectives on where the War on Poverty has been, where it is now, and where it is going. Part one of the panel discussion will set up a historical framework for understanding the social, economic and political conditions that created the War on Poverty, and its impact on anti-poverty public policy making. Part two of the panel discussion will explore the policy and program interventions that grew out of the War on Poverty, and their impact on eradicating poverty.   Part three of the panel discussion will distilled lessons learned for future policy making and examine the pathway towards sustained progress toward addressing poverty in the 21st Century.

Ms. Denise Harlow is the Interim Chief Operating Officer at Community Action Partnership in Washington, D.C.  She served as the CEO for the New York State Community Action Association and was the Sr. Vice President for Capacity Building at the New York Council of Nonprofits. She has experience in governance, strategic planning, financial oversight, public policy/advocacy, and organizational development. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/denise-harlow/a/a75/26

Dr. Dalitso Sulamoyo is the President/CEO of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies.  He has extensive experience consulting within the Community Action network with both public and not for profit Community Action Agencies. His consulting models have been successfully applied in Illinois. http://www.iacaanet.org/bio_sulamoyo.php

Dervish - Magical Music From Ireland
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:00:00 CDT

Ireland and Celtic music’s most respected and legendary band Dervish is a ground-breaking force in traditional Irish music. Their colorful career has taken them to every corner of the globe and has seen them share center stage with such names as James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and many more.

Dervish concert performances showcase their range of tones and moods – from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs; from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats. Their musical genius and innovative approach ensures that they will always be a leading force in Irish music, bringing the world the joy, excitement and fun that is traditional Irish music.

First-Half Courses End/Midpoint of Semester
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:30:00 CDT

First-half courses end/midpoint of spring semester

Spring Break
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:30:00 CDT

CAMPUS OPEN-no classes, Spring Break

Spring 2015 Mid-term Grades Due to the Office of Records and Registration Electronically by NOON
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 CDT

Spring 2015 Mid-term Grades Due to the Office of Records and Registration Electronically by NOON

[ITS Workshop] Excel: Creating and Formatting Charts
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:00:00 CDT

In this session, we will create a variety of charts in Excel to visually display data. We will explore chart types, layouts, and styles - and we will also integrate these charts into Word and PowerPoint for easily sharing with others.

To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining

Last Day to Drop Last-Half Course (Complete Withdrawal)
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last day to perform a complete withdrawal of last-half courses without financial obligation

Last-Half Courses Begin
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:30:00 CDT

Last-half Spring 2015 courses begin

Gambling Awareness Information Table
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Although most people handle recreational gambling in a controlled way, for many it can become an overwhelming addiction.  Stop by our table for information on the risks of gambling.

Sex Trafficking in Illinois
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:00 CDT


Sex trafficking is the gendered exploitation of poor girls and women. Professor Raphael has been researching the sex trade industry for the past 15 years, seeking to determine how girls and women enter the industry of prostitution and whether they have been trafficked. She will discuss her findings and what is known and not known about sex trafficking and the traffickers in the Midwest. Can prosecuting pimps and traffickers and rescuing girls and women end sex trafficking? Is arresting customers the only way to cut into the demand for paid sex that fuels sex trafficking? Participants will also learn what they themselves can do to end sex trafficking in Illinois.

Jody Raphael is a Senior Research Fellow at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at the DePaul College of Law in Chicago since July 2003 and is a visiting professor at the law school. An attorney by training and a 25 year-veteran practicing in legal services programs for the poor in the Midwest, she is a noted national expert on violence against women and girls.  Her specialization is on the effects of violence on poor women of color.

Ms. Raphael is undertaking a multi-year study at DePaul College of Law monitoring the Cook County Circuit Court’s response to domestic violence and sexual assault. During 2007-8,  she undertook research with women and girls in prostitution in Chicago who are controlled by a pimp or trafficker to better determine how women and girls are coerced into the sex trade industry in Chicago.

Mini Internship / Job Shadowing Event
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:30:00 CDT

Participate in this mini internship experience where you get to observe first-hand what a physician does on a daily basis on the job in their real world of work setting for this half-day event.


- Must be at least 18 years old.

- Must be pursuing a career in the medical field.

- Must be a UIS student with a relevant major.

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the qualifications, please RSVP in CareerConnect under the blue tab, 'Events & Fast Pass'. If you have any other questions, concerns, etc. please contact me, Alanna Cieslek, UIS Career Counselor & Student Success Liaison, at acies2@uis.edu or (217) 206-8503.

[ITS Workshop] Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:00 CDT

Join us as we get started using calculations and formulas in Excel. In this session, we will work with the SUM, AVERAGE, IF, UPPER, LOWER, and PROPER functions as well as explore shortcuts for creating and copying functions and troubleshooting tips.

To join online:  http://go.uis.edu/itstraining

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

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!

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/

"Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Uprising in Turkey" - film screening and 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?

Picking Cotton
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 Engagement [COPE-L]
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.

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


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 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

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.

View the webcast