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Friday, December 21, 2007

Call for proposals - Technology Day

Technology Day 2008: "Building iCommunity: Toolsets for Today"

Wednesday, February 27

Deadline to submit proposals is Monday, January 21

Sponsored by Academic Technology Committee, Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning, Brookens Library, Office of Web Services, and Information Technology Services

Details, including how to submit proposals, are available at https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/Secure?id=7288073

For more information, contact Tulio Llosa at tllos1@uis.edu, or call 6-7755.

Friday, December 14, 2007

U of I Office of Planning and Administration receives grant and award

Three members of the U of I system's Office of Planning and Administration traveled to Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10 to receive a $50,000 grant and a 2007 Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration for innovative open-source software development. Presenting the award at the Fall Task Force meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information was Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, director of the World Wide Web Consortium and one of the inventors of the World Wide Web. Pictured (from the left) are Douglas Vinzant, senior associate vice president of planning and administration; Stephen Wheat, Administrative Information Technology Services enterprise architect; Berners-Lee; and Tod Jackson, Administrative Information Technology Services enterprise architecture specialist.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

"UIS Families of Many Colors"

A photo exhibit featuring UIS students, faculty, and staff with their families

Presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Contact Jeannie Mingeaud Jones at 6-6584 for details.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

If you like to play old-time music (or just listen)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join in informal old-time music jam sessions.

2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, beginning January 23, 7 to 9:30 p.m., in VPA 33

  • Open to musicians at all levels.
  • Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and other instruments are welcome.
  • No preset program or tune list.
  • Also open to those who just like to listen.

For more information: www.folkjam.org/recurring-jam/us/illinois/springfield/uis-old-time-music-jam-session

or contact Sharon Graf at 6-6570 or sgraf1@uis.edu

Monday, December 10, 2007

Annual Involvement Expo

an opportunity for student groups and campus departments to show what they have to offer

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life

5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, in the PAC main concourse

Student groups or campus departments that would like to participate can register by sending an e-mail to studentlife@uis.edu by Monday, January 7.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Nominations open for Student Leadership Award

The U of I Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the annual Student Leadership Award, which honors exceptional graduating students for their volunteer contributions as leaders of student societies, groups, and organizations at UIS.

Undergraduate, graduate, or professional students who received their degrees in summer or fall 2007, or who will graduate in May 2008 are eligible for the award.

Nominees should have demonstrated exceptional leadership through involvement in campus and/or student organizations. "Leadership" may have been demonstrated through service as an officer or chair, or through loyalty and commitment by someone whose actions inspired others. It could have spanned an entire academic career or it could be more limited in scope.

The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, January 16.

The program is sponsored by the UIS Campus Alumni Advisory Board. Awards will be presented at a ceremony late in the spring semester.

To make a nomination or for more information, contact Mary Caroline Mitchell, associate director of alumni relations at UIS, by phone at 6-7395 or by e-mail at mmitc1@uis.edu.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Dr. John Corvino to speak

Philosopher, moralist, and gay rights advocate Dr. John Corvino will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, in Brookens Auditorium. His presentation is titled "What's Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?" and is free and open to the public.

Corvino has traveled the country for more than 15 years, speaking on gay rights. His programs combine philosophy with sensitivity and humor to challenge people of all viewpoints to rethink easy assumptions about homosexuality and morality.

Currently an associate professor of philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Corvino is an award-winning teacher and the recipient of a 2004 Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council for his work on behalf of GLBT rights. He is the editor of Same Sex: Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997) and his numerous articles and opinion pieces have appeared in regional and national media, online in the Independent Gay Forum, and in academic journals and anthologies. Corvino holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.

His appearance at UIS is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Speakers' Bureau, and the Diversity Task Force.

For more information, contact Student Affairs at 6-6581.

Stressed over finals? Relax!

Several fun events are planned to help take the stress out of finals week.

Go to the Student Life home page and click on "Student Life Calendar" for details.

Freedom from Smoking

A free informational session presented by the Office of Human Resources

1:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, in PAC conference room G

Freedom from Smoking is the American Lung Association's most popular smoking cessation program; it is expected to start in early to mid-January.

No commitment is necessary to attend the informational meeting.

To make a reservation (before December 14) or for more information, contact Maureen Hoover at 6-7020.