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UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to hold alumni program

February 16, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Former students of programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Springfield are invited to participate in "Celebrating Our Heritage: Charting Our Future” scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 24, in the first floor of University Hall on the UIS campus.

Margot Duley, dean of the College, noted, “This is an invitation to join in an evening of sharing memories and experiences from both the Sangamon State era, and our more recent years as the University of Illinois at Springfield. We would like our alumni’s input and help in remembering our past and charting our future.”

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Participants will join past faculty members and former students for an evening of activities including a panel discussion with former faculty, audience discussion, and a reception. Alumni will also have an opportunity to record their memories and to comment on the college’s future plans.

Said Duley, “UIS is undergoing many changes as we expand to a full four-year undergraduate university with graduate programs. We have also developed high quality online degrees. However, in the midst of these transitions, we do not want to lose the educational innovation and dedication to individual students, including non-traditional learners, that are part of our history. That is where alumni come in. We want their feedback.

“In order to help determine future directions, we want to understand what was best and helpful from the perspective of our alumni. We also want to document and preserve our history,” she said.

The college is currently comprised of the following academic programs and minors: African-American Studies, Astronomy/Physics, Biology, Capital Scholars Honors, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication, Computer Science, English, History, Individual Option, Liberal Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Visual Arts, and Women’s Studies.

The evening is free; however pre-registration is required. For more information, including, parking, and directions to campus and University Hall, visit www.uis.edu/maps/uismap.htm or contact Kim Gonzalez-Beeson at 217/206-6512 or clas@uis.edu.

 

    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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