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Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring 2007 SGA election results

Student Representative to the BOT - Sarah Doyle
President - Bob Skorczewski
Secretary - Kedari Reddy
Treasurer – Ashwin Prashanth
Senator, Liberal Arts & Sciences - Shiva Chaitaniya
Senator, Business & Management - Steven Lupa

Notes: The vice presidential race will be re-run as part of the fall elections. Only the two students who were on the spring ballot will be allowed to run for this position.

All students are encouraged to investigate the numerous leadership opportunities that remain on SGA committees.

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

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Statewide Higher Ed Lobby Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, April 25

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
9 a.m. - Meet with U of I President White
9:30 a.m. - Bus leaves campus
1 p.m. - Bus returns to campus

Laptops will be available at breakfast so that students can look up legislators’ information.

To reserve a space on the bus, contact Sarah Doyle at sdoyl01s@uis.edu

On the Move: Movement & Change in HipHop Culture

A symposium presented by African American Studies and Student Affairs

Friday, April 27

9 to 11 a.m., UHB 2034
Keynote speaker - Nikitah Imani
Panel discussion: “Is HipHop Dead?”

1 to 3 p.m., UHB 2034 and UHB 2008
Concurrent sessions
“Gender and Beauty,” a panel featuring Urban League President Nina Harris

“Multiple Learning Styles & Educational Issues,” a presentation and panel featuring Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Jennifer Herring

Later that evening at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theater 3:
HipHop Extravaganza

Vocalists, musicians, dancers, and spoken-word artists.

There are still a few spots open for performers and volunteer staff; contact Kamau at kkema2@uis.edu (phone 6-8248) or Gloria at ga-aas@uis.edu (phone 6-7419).

Monday, April 16, 2007

Celebrate Earth Week

Practice the four R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink

Contact Vera Leopold at vleop2@uis.edu for more details on the following events.

Monday, April 16
4-5 p.m., UHB 1004
SAGE meeting - with guest speaker Jim Johnston of Sustainable Springfield

Tuesday, April 17
"Politics, Women, and Environmental Justice" with keynote speaker Winona LaDuke
Student reception, 5-6 p.m. - PAC Atrium Lounge
Public lecture, 7:30-9 p.m., Studio Theatre
Sponsors: Women's Center, Center for State Policy and Leadership, SGA,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Women's Issues Caucus, and Speakers Award Committee

Wednesday, April 18
SAGE Silent Auction for Cleaner Energy
11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m., PAC main concourse
All funds raised will be donated to efforts to reduce air pollution and promote alternative energy.

"Chill Out!"
2-3:30 p.m., UHB 2031
Live broadcast on global warming featuring suggestions from campuses nationwide and discussion by climate experts
Sponsored by SAGE

Thursday, April 19
Earth Day Celebration Concert and Picnic
Free food, music by Patchouli
5-6:30 p.m., on the Quad
Sponsors: SAGE, Women's Issues Caucus, and Veggie Club

Panel discussion on “The Future of Renewable Energy in Illinois"
7-9 p.m., Brookens Auditorium
Sponsors: Women's Center, Center for State Policy and Leadership, SGA,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Women's Issues Caucus, and Speakers Award Committee

Friday, April 20
Campus Cleanup
3-5 p.m., begins outside LRH
Sponsors include: Westside RA's, APO UIS Extension Effort, Christian Student Fellowship, and Lambda Pi Eta

Saturday, April 21
Volunteer Opportunity: Springfield Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day,
8 a.m.-3 p.m., State Fairgrounds
Contact Mike Mikulski at mmiku2@uis.edu to volunteer.

Sunday, April 22
Comedy special "Earth to America!"
7 p.m., LRH Great Room
Features Robin Williams, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ben Stiller.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Nominations open for student awards

Each year, the Student Government Association recognizes outstanding organizations and student leaders with five awards:

The President's Award recognizes the best student-organized event on campus.
The Homer L. Butler Award recognizes a student organization, registered under the ICCB, that has demonstrated qualities of an outstanding student organization.
Outstanding Committeeperson of the Year recognizes an individual who has been an outstanding student representative on any campus committee.
The Outstanding Student Senator Award is given for significant contributions to the SGA and is open all students who have served, during the past academic year, as senators.
The Donovan Pepper Award recognizes an individual who has shown dedication and outstanding contributions to the SGA. Nominations for this award should be sent to Cynthia Thompson, director of Student Life, at cthom2@uis.edu.

Send all other nominations to uissga@uis.edu, with the subject heading “SGA Award Nomination,” by Friday, April 13, at 9 p.m.

Contact the Student Government Association at 6-6665 for additional information.

Library to present Wordplay

The final film in the spring Foreign & Independent Film Series -- Wordplay, Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium – is being sponsored by Brookens Library in conjunction with National Library Week.

This “smart and funny” documentary focuses on the man whose name is, to many, synonymous with crossword puzzles -- New York Times puzzle editor/NPR puzzle master Will Shortz. The film treats viewers to a trip to the 28th annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, where Shortz has godlike status, and introduces some of his contributors as well as a few famous crossword addicts, including Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart. (Rated PG)

Before the film, at 6 p.m. in MacDonald Lounge, Virgil Rhodes and Footprints will provide live music. Free beverages will be available and there will be a bake sale, with proceeds going toward the café on level one of the library.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Recycle used batteries

Sponsored by Students Allied for a Greener Earth and Alpha Phi Omega UIS Extension Effort

Drop off used batteries (AAA through D, 6- and 9-volt) by April 20 at the following locations:
* Housing Commons office
* Pennyroyal 20
* LRH Front Desk
* Townhouse and apartment laundry rooms
* PAC: outside the Bursar & by Capitol Perks
* Brookens: library main floor, near stairway
* HSB: foyer near the art gallery & lower level near recycling bins
* UHB: second floor common area
* SAB: outside Student Life office

Batteries will be taken to Springfield’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

Contact Vera Leopold at vleop2@uis.edu or Chris Stanley at cstan2@uis.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Caring for Aging Family Members

An educational series open to UIS and LLCC students, staff, and their family members

Designed to provide information and support to individuals who are now, or who are anticipating, caring for aging family members

Monday April 16, 6 to 7:15 p.m., PAC conference room G

"Alzheimer's Disease: Responding to Communication Change"
Speaker: James Dearing, senior program manager, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Association

Gerontology students enrolled in the course Aging and Human Services will provide resource information and will serve as information and referral specialists.

For more information, contact Carolyn Peck, assistant professor of Human Services-Gerontology, at cpeck2@uis.edu, phone 6-7577.