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Friday, March 30, 2007

Documentary to air on WILL

The documentary "The Sangamon River: A Sense of Place" will air on WILL TV at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

Directed by Professor Charles Schweighauser and produced by the UIS Office of Electronic Media, the hour-long film is a profile and celebration of the people, ecology, history, and economy of the Sangamon River Valley. Some nine years in the making, it premiered in February 2006.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

H2O Project: Impacting the global water crisis

According to the World Health Organization, every 8 seconds a child dies from water-related illness and 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to clean water.

The H2O Project calls on individuals to help address these concerns by making water their only beverage for two weeks, then donating the money they would have spent on coffee, soda, sports drinks, and other beverages to organizations that drill clean water wells in developing countries.

Members of the campus community who would like to take part in this effort can stop by the H2O Challenge table in the cafeteria between Monday, April 2, and Thursday, April 5. Donations can be returned to the same place between Monday, April 16, and Thursday, April 19. All funds raised will go directly to well-drilling organizations such as Lifewater International, Living Water International, Water for People, and World Vision.

For more information, contact Catherine Morrison by phone at 6-2360 or e-mail at cmorr03s@uis.edu, or Gretchen Magruder by phone at 498-7749 or e-mail at Gretchen@uiscsf.org.

For information about the H2O Project, go to www.theh2oproject.org.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

If you receive a Statement of Economic Interests form ...

Some University employees are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests form under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. If you receive one of these forms in the mail:

Submit the completed form to the University of Illinois Ethics Office by April 23. The University Ethics Officer will review and forward all completed statements to the Secretary of State by the May 1 deadline.

Send the form via campus or US mail to: University Ethics Office, Human Resources Building Room 20, One University Plaza HRB 20, Springfield, IL 62704-5407.

If you have questions about:

Criteria for filing
Call the Ethics Help Line at 866-758-2146 or go to the University Human Resources webpage at https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/info/index.cfm?Item_id=2234&rlink=1974 or the University Ethics Office webpage at http://ethics.uillinois.edu/statements/index.html

Illinois Governmental Ethics Act
Call the Secretary of State's Office at 217-782-7017.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Day of Dialogue

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, LRH Great Room

Day of Dialogue is an interactive session designed to provide a safe environment where all members of the campus community can take part in productive communication about stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

Register at www.uis.edu/studentlife

Monday, March 19, 2007

Student commencement speaker auditions

1:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, UHB 2008

All graduating students are invited to audition.

Speeches should be no longer than 5 minutes and should be presented in their entirety.

Speeches will be evaluated for clarity of expression, delivery, timing, and appropriateness and relevance of the topic as representative of the graduating class.

Application forms are available across campus, including the Student Life Office.

Return completed forms to the Office of Records and Registration, UHB 1076, no later than March 20.

Triple Play kick-off event

4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Boys and Girls Club Gym, 300 S. 15th St.

A new program of the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, designed to help young people become healthier and more active.

Volunteers are needed for two to three hours to help set up, monitor stations, and serve refreshments at the event.

Contact Audra Roach at aroac01s@uis.edu no later than March 22 to volunteer or for more information.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Annual Staff Recognition/Retirement Ceremony

Honoring permanent employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007

Also honoring employees who have retired, or who will retire, between August 16, 2006, and July 1, 2007

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, PAC Auditorium Lobby

Contact Maureen Hoover in the Office of Human Resources at 6-7020 if you have questions about your own eligibility, or for more information about the ceremony.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Pro bono publico

The UIS Pre-Law Center is joining with local bar associations and other organizations to co-sponsor a free, public legal information session from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 March, at the Carnegie Room of Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh Street in Springfield.

The focus will be on issues of domestic violence and family law and related issues. For additional information, contact Dennis Rendleman, UIS assistant professor of Legal Studies and director of the Pre-Law Center, at 6-6324.