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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Halloween Education Celebration

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, Center for Teaching & Learning, BRK 460

Hosted by Advocates for Academics

  • Costumes welcome
  • Food
  • Games
  • Prizes
  • Math Contest

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Is It Chemistry or Magic?"

A program of chemistry demonstrations presented by Otis Rothenberger and Jim Webb, Illinois State University/Heartland Community College – Normal

Free and open to the public

7 p.m., Monday, October 29, Brookens Auditorium

Sponsored by the Decatur/Springfield Section of the American Chemical Society, the UIS Department of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club of UIS

in observance of the 20th anniversary of National Chemistry Week

English Club Open Mic Night

Halloween theme

8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, Student Center

For details, contact Michael Gammon at 6-7460 or mgamm01s@uis.edu.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pay Equity Bake Sale

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, October 22-23, PAC Concourse

Sponsored by the Women's Issues Caucus

What is a pay equity bake sale? Make a purchase and learn about the current status of pay equity in the U.S. All proceeds will be donated locally.

For details, contact Ashley Rook, Women's Issues Caucus Chair, at arook2@uis.edu.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Coming up from UIS Music

For more information about any of these events, contact Todd Cranson (6-7549) or Sharon Graf (6-6570).

  • Open rehearsal – UIS Chamber Orchestra, with the Old-Time Fiddle Forum
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 1, VPA 33
  • Old-Time Fiddle Forum, with special guests
    Noon to 1 p.m., Friday, November 2, Visual Arts Gallery
  • Performance at the Festival of Trees – UIS Chamber Orchestra
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, November 17, Orr Building at the State Fairgrounds
  • Fall Showcase Concert – Various ensembles
    7:30 p.m., Friday, November 30, PAC Studio Theatre

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tunes at Noon brownbag concert

Performances by the UIS Band, Chorus, and Chamber Ensemble

Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, in PAC C/D

For details, contact Sharon Graf at 6-6570.

Monday, October 15, 2007

UIS Recreational Sports - Intramural Sports

  • Intramural 6x6 Soccer
    Saturday Afternoon League
  • Intramural 7x7 Flag Football
    Sunday Afternoon League
  • Intramural 6x6 Indoor Volleyball
    Sunday Night League or Monday Night League

Entry forms available at the TRAC front desk. Return completed forms and a valid i-card by 11 p.m. Thursday, October 18

For details, contact Recreational Sports at 6-6658.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Reminder to all faculty

Faculty Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, Sangamon Auditorium Lobby

Contact the Provost's Office for details.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Book club discussion

Advocates for Academics will meet for a brown-bag discussion of Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

noon, Thursday, November 1, Center for Teaching and Learning (BRK 460)

This is the first book in their 07-08 series. For more information, contact Karina at kkazi3@uis.edu.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ancient Aspects of Goddess Culture

"Ancient Aspects of Goddess Culture in the Mediterranean and Native America"

a brown-bag presentation by Annette Van Dyke, professor of Liberal Studies, Individual Option, and English

noon, Thursday, November 1, PAC F

For more information, contact Van Dyke at avand1@uis.edu or 6-7420.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Midterm Stress Free Zone

Wednesday, October 10

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 5 to 6 p.m., in PAC C/D

  • “Turbo Relaxation” sessions start every 15 minutes
  • Create your own Mandala art

Sponsored by the UIS Counseling Center

Depression Screening Day

Thursday, October 11

  • HRB 64 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • LRH Conference Room – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Free: screenings with professional counselors, confidential interviews, written self-tests, video presentations, informational brochures

Sponsored by the UIS Counseling Center and Campus Health Services

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Discussion to mark Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Discussion of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, campus location TBA

This New York Times bestseller examines low-wage America and the realities facing those who work in such positions.

For details and to sign up for the discussion, contact Kathy Guthrie at kguthrie@uis.edu.