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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Campus plans observance of race riot centennial

2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the Springfield Race Riot. An ad hoc campus committee is seeking proposals for a spectrum of events (guest speakers, panel discussions, art exhibitions, performances and readings, new courses, or projects by individual students and student organizations, for example) to explore the impact and aftermath of the riot. Programs and events will be scheduled for the 2008 fall semester.

Brief proposals and descriptions should be submitted by July 2, 2007, to Mike Miller at mmill1@uis.edu or Angela Winand at awina2@uis.edu. For additional information, contact the Visual Arts office at 6-6240 or the African-American Studies office at 6-6962.

CSAC election results

Newly elected Civil Service Advisory Council members are:

Kathy Dehen, financial aid adviser
Ellen DeHeve, account technician, Institute for Legal & Policy Studies
Michelle Gillen, program administrative assistant, Graduate Assistantship Office
Darlene Harris-Kresse, secretary, Records and Registration
Janice Marvel, space administrator, Facilities & Services
James McGill, building service worker
Terry Pryor, mailing equipment operator/expediter

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Remembrance Library at Washington Middle School

The UIS English program is partnering with Washington Middle School in Springfield to establish a Holocaust Remembrance Library at the school.

Damon McParland, who earned an MA in English at UIS and who now teaches eighth grade English at WSM, is spearheading the effort.

Donations are being sought. To see a list of books suggested by the Holocaust Museum in Washington, go to www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/washington.

Monetary donations are also welcome. For more information or to make a donation, contact McParland at 525-3182 or dmcpar@springfield.k12.il.us.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

On My Own Time

On My Own Time is the annual city-wide exhibit of visual art work created by employees of local businesses, agencies, and institutions in their off-duty hours.
Open to current UIS faculty and staff. Retirees are welcome to take part in the campus exhibit but are not eligible for the city-wide competition.

Campus exhibit runs from June 18 – June 29.

Entry forms and fees ($5 per piece) are due by June 1. Artwork is due June 8 or June 11 in PAC 563.

Entries must be original works in:
* painting
* drawing/printmaking/etching
* fiber/fabric/needlework
* pottery/ceramics/porcelain
* photography
* computer manipulated imagery
* jewelry
* wood
* glass, metal, stone
* other (such as basketry, artificial floral arrangements, paper, and mixed media)

Multiple entries are welcome, however each piece must be accompanied by a separate entry form and fee.

For more information or entry forms, contact campus exhibit coordinators Joan Sestak (6-7794), or Mary Ellen McElligott (6-6220).

New i-cards available May 14

New i-card designs will be produced at campus ID Centers beginning Monday, May 14. The updated cards have been redesigned to better serve the needs of cardholders and card service providers.

Changes include:

• Campus colors, logos, and photos customized for each campus.
• Phone number and e-mail address for the campus ID Center appears on the back.
• Cardholder information is larger and easier to read.
• Library bar code moved to the back of the card.
• Larger, official i-card logo clearly identifies the card as a University-issued ID.

i-cards at the Urbana and Chicago campuses have additional changes.

Current i-cards will remain valid for University services as the new cards are phased in.

The i-card is the official U of I identification card, providing access to
facilities and services to students, faculty, staff, and other eligible individuals; possession is not proof of current status.

For more information, call 217/265-6464 or go to www.icard.uillinois.edu.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

1st Annual CARE Award

Chancellor’s Award to Recognize Excellence in Civil Service

Open to anyone who has held a civil service position on campus at least 1/2 time for at least three years

Winner receives $500; $500 will also be donated to the campus organization of his/her choice

Criteria include: work ethic, attitude, commendable representation of civil service employees, and support of UIS

Nominations open: May 1 to May 30

Employees and students are encouraged to make nominations via e-mail to the Civil Service Advisory Council at csac@uis.edu

The winner will be announced at the annual CARE in Civil Service Reception.

For more information, contact CSAC members; a current list is avaiable at www.uis.edu/sac/

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Benefit choice enrollment period for employees

May 1 through May 31

This is the only time during the year when benefit-eligible employees can make changes to their state benefit plans and coverage levels without meeting the qualifying event requirement.

Employees who are currently enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account MUST also re-enroll for 2007-2008.

For more information, visit NESSIE at http://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu; select the Benefits Tab; then select "Benefit Choice" from the menu.

You must use NESSIE to make any benefit enrollment changes.

If you have questions about your benefit plans or options, contact the campus Benefits Service Center at 6-7142 or send an e-mail to benefits@uillinois.edu.