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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Celebrate the good news

On October 24 the Higher Learning Commission’s site visit team advised UIS that they will recommend reaccreditation for another 10 years.

To celebrate this achievement, Chancellor Ringeisen and Provost Berman are inviting all UIS faculty, staff, and students to a gathering on Monday, October 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in PAC Conference Rooms C and D. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

2008 Alchemist Review

UIS' literary journal is seeking submissions for the 2008 edition.

Open only to UIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction in any genre
  • One-act plays or shorter playlets
  • Poetry
  • Artwork that enhances submitted text

Please note: Violent or sexually explicit scenes must serve the story. Maximum length is 5,000 words. Manuscripts should be double-spaced in a standard, 12-point font. No multiple submissions.

Send submissions as a .doc or .rtf attachment to literati@uis.edu. Submissions are reviewed anonymously; contact information should appear ONLY in the body of the e-mail.

Submissions are also being sought for an Alchemist Review logo. The chosen design will reflect the publication’s history and tradition.

Send submissions and questions to literati@uis.edu.

Presentation on the Green Party

Former gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will give a general presentation on the Green Party.

Vic Roberts, candidate for the 19th Congressional district (UIS is located in the 19th district), will speak on why he is running as a Green Party candidate.

6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8, in PAC G

Hosted by the Campus Greens at UIS

A discussion session will follow the presentations.

For details, contact Wesley King at wking02s@uis.edu.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Open auditions for UIS Theatre's next production

Open auditions for Student-Directed Scenes, the second production in UIS Theatre’s 07-08 season will be:

  • 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, in UHB 2034
  • 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, November 8, in UHB 1006

Students enrolled in COM 476 Directing for the Theatre will cast seven scenes, each approximately 10 to 15 minutes in length and representing 20th or 21st century American Realism.

Performance dates are December 5 and 6.

For more information, go to www.uis.edu/theatre or contact Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson at 6-6613.

Staff Scholarship raffle

Drawing to be held October 31 for a

Dell Ultra Sharp 19-inch flat panel monitor

Tickets: $1 each or six for $5; available from any member of the Civil Service Advisory Council.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Staff Scholarship Silent Auction

Wednesday, October 31

Now accepting donations:
  • new items,
  • gently used items,
  • handcrafted items

To make a donation, contact Ann Cole at 6-8262 or Janice Marvel at 6-6378.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Employers' Perspectives on Health Care Solutions

A policy luncheon presented by the U of I Institute of Government & Public Affairs and the Center for State Policy & Leadership at UIS

11:45 a.m., Friday, October 19, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, downtown Springfield

Speaker: Doug Whitley, president of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $20

Make reservations by Oct. 17 by calling Shirley Burnette at 333-3340 or sending an e-mail to igpa@uillinois.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Flu shots

from Campus Health Services

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10
    4 to 7 p.m., PAC G
  • Monday, Oct. 15
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 4 to 7 p.m., PAC C/D
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    PAC H


  • with proof of employment (current UID or pay stub) & state of Illinois insurance card: Free
  • without proof of state insurance: $20
  • spouses who are not state employees: $20

Students with current UID: $16

Contact Campus Health Services at 6-6676 for more information.

Peggy Boyer Long receives Paul Simon Public Service Award

Peggy Boyer Long, executive editor of Illinois Issues magazine and director of Center Publications, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Paul Simon Public Service Awards.

The awards are presented by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. State Comptroller Dan Hynes is also a recipient of this year's award, which will be presented at the ICPR 10th anniversary celebration, November 7 at the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum in Chicago.

A veteran broadcast and print journalist, Long will be recognized for her contributions to public understanding of the operations and issues of state government. ICPR Director Cynthia Canary noted, "For more than three decades, Peggy Boyer Long has provided insightful reporting and commentary on the political and policy debates at the state Capitol and has been a mentor to many aspiring reporters. Because Paul Simon had a hand in the founding of Illinois Issues more than 30 years ago, it is fitting that this award in his name is going to the person whose hard work … has maintained the magazine's high quality."

Long has served as Illinois Issues editor since 1994. From 1975 to 1978 and again from 1989 to 1991 she served as Statehouse bureau chief for public radio WUIS and the Illinois Public Radio Network.

This is the third year that ICPR has presented the Simon awards. Previous recipients are former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch (2005); former congressman and federal appeals court judge Abner Mikva (2005); Mike Lawrence, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University (2006); Newton Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (2006); and the editorial board of The Peoria Journal Star (2006).

Simon created the ICPR in 1997 as a statewide nonprofit group without affiliation to any political party.