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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Intramural sports for spring

Entry forms for all of the following activities are due at the TRAC Front Desk by Friday, February 1, at 1 p.m.

All participants must be UIS students or Rec Center members with a valid i-card

Matches played any time between 7-11 p.m., in two leagues: Open (highly competitive, above average skills) or Rec (play for fun)

  • Intramural Badminton Singles
    Monday nights beginning February 4

  • Intramural 3x3 Wallyball
    Volleyball played on a racquetball court; the ball may be hit off the side walls as well as directly over the net. Current or former intercollegiate volleyball players must play in the Open league.

    Tuesday nights beginning February 5

  • Intramural Pickleball Singles
    A net court game played on a doubles badminton court, using wooden paddles & perforated plastic balls.

    Thursday nights beginning February 7

    For details contact the Department of Recreational Sports in TRAC 1008 or call 6-6658.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Separating Fact from Fiction: Alumni Tell Their Job Search Stories

A panel discussion hosted by the UIAA Alumni Career Center

7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 13
at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, or via telephone

Registrations due by February 11.

For information or to register, go to www.uiaa.org/careers.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Graf to present old time fiddling program at LLCC

"So Many Tunes, So Little Time: The ABCs of Old Time Fiddling"
part of the Lincoln Land Community College Recital Series

Presented by UIS Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Sharon Graf
with Mark Mathewson on guitar and mandolin & Todd Cranson on tuba

4 p.m., Sunday, January 27, in the Trutter Center on LLCC's main campus

Free and open to the public.

  • enjoy selections of traditional dance tunes
  • learn more about larger issues related to folk music such as race, class, gender, and community aesthetics
  • gain a new appreciation of music in everyday life

Graf, the 2004 Illinois State Old-Time Fiddle Champion, regularly participates in the National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest and is the author of a soon-to-be-published book on the subject.

Mark McDonald, producer/host of PBS WSEC/WQEC/WMEC Illinois Stories interviewed Graf and filmed the trio for this program. The segment will air on WSEC/WQEC/WMEC at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 24; at 4 p.m. Sunday January 27; and at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 28. Check your local program guide.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Trustees approve CEHS redesignation to "departments"

At its January 17 meeting, the U of I Board of Trustees approved a proposal to change the designation of academic units in the UIS College of Education and Human Services from "programs" to "departments." The redesignation to departments administered by chairs is designed to facilitate more efficient operations.

CEHS comprises Educational Leadership, Human Development Counseling, Human Services, Social Work, and Teacher Education.

The action is subject to review by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Rainbow Connection

LGBTQ support group forming in February

For more information, contact Alison Bess in the UIS Counseling Center, phone 6-7122.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

WUIS announces essay contest winners

The ten winners in WUIS' 2nd annual "This I Believe" essay contest for area high school seniors are: Alfred Brown and Sasha Elmore, both from Lanphier High School; and Claudio Borges-Neto, Julia Christensen, Melanie Cornell, Samira Hussein, Elizabeth Ketchum, Sharon Kim, Nancy Lin, and Jasmyn McKenna, all from Springfield High.

"This I Believe" asks students to submit original 500-word essays of their personal beliefs. Winners recorded their essays, which WUIS will air weekdays from February 4 to 15 at 7:55 a.m. and again at 4:45 p.m. The students were also recognized during assemblies at their schools and each received $100 from the Sunrise Chapter of the Springfield Rotary Club.

WUIS airs the NPR series This I Believe, which asks people from all walks of life to summarize their personal philosophies. Creators of the NPR series developed a corresponding high school curriculum.

Read more about "This I Believe">>

Monday, January 14, 2008

Career development services for online students

UIS' "Virtual" Career Development Center offers a variety of services for online students, including

Spring 08 workshops (participate using Elluminate)

  • “Just in Time” Career Fair Prep, January 24
  • Non-Profit Job Search Strategies, March 18
  • Private Sector Job Search Strategies, March 20
  • Graduate School Preparation, April 22

Online resume critique (e-mail or interactive sessions)

Counseling (using phone, e-mail, or Elluminate)

  • Career Counseling/Coaching
  • Deciding on a Major or Grad Program
  • Job Search Preparation
  • Learn How to Network
  • Interview Preparation
  • Career Transition

Log in to UIS-SUCCESS, available through the A-Z Index link at www.uis.edu/careerservices, send an e-mail to careerservices@uis.edu, or phone 6-6508.

The Career Development Center is located in SAB 50.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

ITS podcast featured in local NAACP newsletter

In its latest online newsletter the Springfield chapter of the NAACP is featuring the "Revealing Voices" podcast relating to the Springfield Race Riot of 1908.

"Revealing Voices" podcasts are a feature of the UIS presence on iTunes U and are produced by the campus' ITS Instructional Training and Support team.

More information, or listen to the podcast

Contact Munindra Khaund, coordinator of instructional support and training, at 6-6764 or mkhau01s@uis.edu for details.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Candidates' forum

5 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, PAC C/D

Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, 18th District -- Jim McConoughey, John Morris, & State Rep. Aaron Shock -- are expected to attend

Christopher Mooney, professor of Political Studies/Institute for Government and Public Affairs, will moderate

The audience will be able to submit questions in writing, through the moderator

Sponsored by UIS and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce