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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Etiquette Dinner

"The ABCs of Forks, Knives, and Toasting"

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, PAC Restaurant

Led by Beth Reutter, coordinator of the Hospitality Management program at UIUC
  • Enjoy a four-course dinner
  • Brush up on your table manners
  • Learn other tips that will enhance your career and personal life

Wear appropriate business attire

UIS students $10
All others $20

Make reservations by March 18.

Sponsored by the Office of UIS Alumni Relations
Co-sponsored by the UIS Career Development Center, Student Government Association, and the Office of Student Life

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Open Mic Poetry Slam

9 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, February 28, LRH Greatroom

Expressions in the Dark College Tour
presented by the Black Student Union & the Network Group

UIS sponsor: the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Monday, February 25, 2008

Artist’s presentation by Barbara DeGenevieve

6 p.m., Thursday, February 28, UHB 1002

DeGenevieve’s works in photography, video, and performance are attempts to promote discussion of race, gender equality, power relationships, and censorship.

She is currently professor and chair of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Presented by the Visual Arts Gallery and the Speakers Award Committee

Day of Dialogue

Noon to 2 p.m., Friday, February 29, LRH

An interactive discussion of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination among all members of the campus community.

Intended to create productive communication on controversial topics and allow everyone to share in a safe environment.

Register at www.uis.edu/studentlife

For more information, contact Beth Hoag, assistant director of student life, at 6-8312.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


works by UIS student John Spencer

"(A)n attempt to reveal commonality by bringing together two formerly independent systems"

February 10 to 23, VPA Access Gallery

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

"Oh the places we’ll go as UIS continues to grow!"

Kick Off Event for the Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign

Sponsored by the Development Office

12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, February 29, Sangamon Auditorium Lobby

  • Celebrate what we have accomplished at UIS
  • Find out what your colleagues are doing, as well as how gifts help
  • Displays, giveaways, contests, information
  • Food & drinks

Campus release time policy applies.

For details: www.uis.edu/development/FacultyAndStaffCampaign.htm

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Off-campus Job Search: Resources & Techniques

5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, February 14, PAC conference room G

Presented by Bernice Allegretti, U of I Alumni Association Alumni Career Center, in conjunction with the UIS Collegiate Career Fair on February 15.

Free; advance registration not required

For more information, contact UIS Alumni Relations at 6-7395 or alumni@uis.edu.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Simon Deng: The Crisis in Sudan

Noon, Thursday, February 7, Brookens Auditorium

Sponsored by Student Life, Student Affairs, and Multicultural Student Affairs

Simon Aban Deng is a refugee from Sudan and a survivor of child slavery. Now an American citizen, he is leading the effort to end genocide in his native country.

He has addressed the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2006 he met with President Bush and conducted a fact-finding and humanitarian aid mission to southern Sudan and Darfur.

For more information about Mr. Deng, go to www.iabolish.org/speakers_bureau/bio_simon.html

For information about the campus event, contact Cynthia Thompson at 6-6665.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Think Pink to fight cancer

"Think Pink," a special collaboration of UIS and the American Cancer Society

during the women’s basketball home game February 9, 2 p.m. against McKendree College
  • Cancer survivors will be recognized at half-time
  • Special guest Shawna Farina from Extreme Makeover Home Edition will share her own experiences
  • Free admission to all cancer survivors

Contact Loni Oehlwein for details.