Tuesday, October 20, 2009

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

WHAT: UIS students will put “beer goggles” on and drive around in a golf cart in an effort to educate them about drunk driving during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Main Quad

DETAILS: The UIS Counseling Center is planning an obstacle course that students will try to navigate through with the “beer goggles” on. The center will also have the seat belt convincer on hand to teach them the importance of buckling up. Students will be encouraged to sign red ribbon pledge cards against drunk driving at an event on Thursday.

CONTACT: Valerie Scarbrough, UIS Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coordinator at 217/206-7122 or vscar2@uis.edu

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lincoln Legacy Lecture will examine "Lincoln and the Environment"

WHAT: The 2009 Lincoln Legacy Lecture presented by the University of Illinois Springfield featuring Dr. Mark Fiege, associate professor of History at Colorado State University.

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Media Interview Availability: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Outside the PAC Restaurant on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center at UIS)

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library at UIS
(The event will be available via live webcast and video on demand at http://www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html)

DETAILS: The Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series brings nationally known scholars to Springfield to discuss issues that, while they are of contemporary interest, also engaged Abraham Lincoln and citizens of his era.

This year’s featured speaker – Dr. Mark Fiege, associate professor of History and William E. Morgan Chair of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins – will focus on Lincoln’s experience of nature. Dr. Michael Burlingame, professor of History and Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, will make opening remarks and moderate the discussion.

In his lecture, “Land of Lincoln: Environmental History and the 16th President," Dr. Fiege will examine how Lincoln’s unique political thought, rhetoric and leadership were grounded in his experience of nature – both the natural environment and human nature – while growing up and working in the forests, fields and rivers of pioneer settlements.

For more information, contact Barbara Ferrara at the Center for State Policy and Leadership at 217/206-7094.