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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Women's Center Garden Party & Awards Ceremony

5 p.m., Thursday, May 1

Women's Peace & Friendship Garden, west side of campus pond (rain location - PAC Restaurant)

  • 11th Naomi B. Lynn Award for Contribution to Environment for Women at UIS
    Heather Dell, associate professor of Women and Gender Studies
    Amanda Page, student
    Kent Redfield, professor of Political Studies
  • 4th Women's Issues Caucus club Student Activism Award
    Jimmy Brower
    Amanda Looney
    Katelyn Murray
    Renee Rathjen
    Ashley Rook

For information, contact womenscenter@uis.edu or 6-7173.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring 2008 SGA Election Results

Results of the Spring 2008 Student Government Association elections, which were certified on April 18, are as follows:
  • Student Representative to the BOT – D. Craig McFarland
  • President – Ashley Rook
  • Vice President – Brandon Guiliano
  • Secretary – Yolanda Beamon
  • Treasurer – Charles Olivier
  • Senator - Liberal Arts & Sciences – Bret Tate
  • Senator - Public Affairs & Administration – Matt Van Vossen
  • Senator - Business & Management – Derek Felix

Many other leadership opportunities exist on SGA committees, and all students are encouraged to explore these possibilities.

An election will be held in the fall for other senator positions.

For more information, contact Cynthia Thompson, director of Student Life, at 6-6665 or thompson.cynthia@uis.edu.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Campus wins SECA awards

For the fourth year in a row, UIS has won the SECA Chancellor's Cup Award, given in recognition of the highest participation rate among universities. The campus also received an outstanding achievement award for meeting (exceeding) its goal in the 2007 campaign.

The awards were presented April 17 during a luncheon at the Executive Mansion.

Some 195 UIS employees participated in the 2007 campaign, donating a total of $41,623.40. UIS' goal was $40,043.

Members of the 2007 UIS SECA committee were Janice Marvel, Steve Marvel, Erica Michael, and Carolyn Peck.

Undergraduate Student Research "Webposium"

Online Student Research Symposium

Friday-Sunday, April 18-20

Students in online programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with an interdisciplinary faculty advisory committee, will conduct an online conference that will showcase their individual research areas and provide opportunities to connect students and faculty members across disciplines as well as geography.

For more information, contact symposium coordinator Amanda Winters at awint01s@uis.edu or 6-6421.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Visual Arts Visiting Scholars Lecture Series

Stephanie Rozene

6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 17, VPA 152

Rozene is an Ohio-based studio potter who explores personal relationships through use and investigates the role that pottery form plays in communicating meaning across cultures. She will speak about her work and influences.

For further information, contact Brian Gillis at 6-7548 or bgill3@uis.edu.