Trivia Night

Thursday, March 11 | 7:30-8:45pm CT

You’ll be grouped with fellow alumni and friends of the university to compete for bragging rights and a prize. This team format is different from your typical trivia night, so you have a chance to connect with fellow UIS friends.

  • Registration limit: 50 participants
  • Registration deadline: Sunday, March 7
  • No “Zoom only” option, so we can keep teams small and communication manageable.
  • Boxes mailed: After event
    • In order to include a special prize for the winning team, we’ll be mailing boxes after the event. Please be patient as it could take up to two weeks for the boxes to be processed and shipped to your door.

Registration for Trivia Night is closed

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Meet the Author Coffee Talk

Wednesday, March 24 | 9:30-10:30am CT

NPR Illinois’ Beatrice Bonner will interview alumna author Cheryl Jamison about writing, cooking, food and travel.

  • Registration limit: 100 participants
  • Boxes mailed: After event
    • Please be patient as it could take up to two weeks for the boxes to be processed and shipped to your door.
  • Learn more about alumnae Cheryl and Beatrice

Watch a recording of the program

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Art Night

Wednesday, May 19 | 7:30-8:30pm CT

UIS Visual Arts faculty and students will lead a sign painting activity and take us behind the scenes in their studios. We are partnering with a vendor who will provide supplies needed for the activity – mailed right to your door. Prior to the event you’ll receive a link to select your preferred sign design from the vendor website (if you haven’t received an email by April 18, please call UIS Advancement at 217-206-6058).

  • Registration limit: 75 participants
  • Registration deadline: Sunday, May 2
  • No “Zoom only” option because sign kits are limited
  • Boxes mailed: Before event

EVENT FULL

Art Night has reached its maximum capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist in the event someone cancels, please email advancement@uis.edu or call 217-206-6058.

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Cook-Along

Tuesday, May 25 | 7:30-8:30pm CT

UIS’ Randy Williams will lead a cooking demonstration and provide pro tips. Recipe provided in advance so you can shop ahead and cook along. * Please note: There will be no food for the demonstration included in your box.

  • Registration limit: 75 participants
  • Registration deadline: Sunday, May 9
  • Boxes mailed: Before event
    • If you register after the deadline and we still have boxes available, you’ll receive your box after the event. Please be patient as it could take up to two weeks for the boxes to be processed and shipped to your door.
  • Learn more about Randy

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FAQs

I Want to Register for Multiple Events

You are welcome to register for multiple events, but each household is eligible to receive only one goodie box. Under each event listed above, you’ll see registration links for the full event experience – Zoom and goodie box – and an option to register for “Zoom only” participation. Pick your favorite event for the full experience and then Zoom in to the others for more fun.

Can Someone Join the Event With Me?

Yes, you are welcome to have your spouse/partner join you for the events. Registration works on a “per screen” basis.

When Will I Receive the Zoom Link & Additional Event Details?

The Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registered participants the week of the event – we will send this to the email provided at registration. We recommend adding advancement@uis.edu to your address book to ensure that messages don’t go to your spam folder.

If you’re registered for Art Night, you’ll receive an email with a link to the vendor website to select which sign design you would like (if you haven’t received an email by April 18, please call UIS Advancement at 217-206-6058). You’ll receive a separate email the week of the event with the Zoom link.

Is There a Cost to Attend the Event Series?

No, there is no cost to attend this event series.

Is There a Waitlist?

Yes, we will have a waitlist for Trivia Night and Art Night. If the event reaches maximum registrations, the online form won’t allow you to provide your information. Please email advancement@uis.edu or call 217-206-6058 to inquire about being added to the waitlist.

What If I Need to Cancel or Modify My Registration?

If you need to cancel or modify your registration, please email staff at advancement@uis.edu or call 217-206-6058.

Do I Need the Zoom App?

Yes, you’ll need to have the Zoom app downloaded on your computer or mobile device prior to the event. We’ll be utilizing Zoom Meeting for a more engaging and immersive experience.

If you’re new to Zoom, we recommend downloading and testing the app before event day, so you can become more familiar with the features. Download the app and learn more on Zoom’s website.

Still Have Questions?

If you have additional questions, you can contact UIS Advancement via email at advancement@uis.edu or at 217-206-6058.