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UIS student receives Outstanding Volunteer award
August 24, 2005
SPRINGFIELD – University of Illinois at Springfield student James Farris was recently recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer for 2005 by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Farris, a major in UIS’ Sociology/Anthropology program, received the award in a ceremony during the State Fair in recognition of his volunteer work in the Anthropology section of the Illinois State Museum.
Farris has been a volunteer at the museum since 2002, contributing many hours to the collections program where he has worked on projects including cataloging and analyzing artifacts from the New Philadelphia pedestrian walkover survey, inventorying and organizing archaeological collections, and helping to supervise other volunteers.
Part of his work was organized through the UIS Applied Studies program, an off-campus learning experience for undergraduates that is an opportunity to apply theory, expand knowledge, and determine additional learning needs in a variety of “real life” situations.
The award cited Farris for his “dedication and motivation” that inspire staff and other volunteers.Farris is from Forsyth, Illinois.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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