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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sarah Doyle appointed to 2nd term as student trustee

Sarah Doyle, a graduate student in UIS' Public Administration program, began her second term as a student representative to the U of I Board of Trustees on July 1.

Doyle, from LaGrange Park, Illinois, earned the B.A. in Political Studies in May 2007 and was a Capital Scholars Honors student. Active in campus governance, she has served as secretary to the Student Government Association and as student representative to the UIS Campus Senate, as well as holding memberships on UIS' Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, Student Web Advisory Committee for Enrollment, and Campus Strategic Planning Committee. She is currently a graduate assistant in Conference Services. Governor Blagojevich appointed her to have the official student trustee vote for 2006-2007.

Said Doyle, "I am very excited and honored to represent UIS to the Board for a second term. I will always value the experience and knowledge that I am gaining from this opportunity, which has helped me realize even more how much I want to work for higher education in Illinois, perhaps as a lobbyist.

"I look forward to working together with my new student colleagues from UIC and UIUC to ensure that all U of I students are adequately represented and that their voices are heard."

The other student trustees for 2007-2008 are Faizan Shakeel, who will represent the Chicago campus, and Chime Asonye, who will represent Urbana-Champaign. It has not yet been determined which of the three student trustees will have the vote this year.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

A free, 12-hour self-defense course for all women at UIS: students, staff, and faculty

5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday evenings in September

Facilitated by Sgt. Mike Stuart and Ofc. Amanda Parris from the UIS Police Department.

To register, contact the UIS Women's Center at 6-7173 or womenscenter@uis.edu.

To learn more about RAD, go to www.uis.edu/police/rad.htm.

1st Annual CARE Award

Presentation of the 1st Annual Chancellor's Award to Recognize Excellence in Civil Service

9 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, PAC Auditorium lobby
(a light breakfast will be served)

All Civil Service employees are invited to attend.
RSVP by Wednesday, July 25 at https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=1273265

This award, established jointly by Chancellor Ringeisen and the Civil Service Advisory Council, recognizes the exceptional work of all civil service employees and honors one employee each year. The winner will receive $500; an additional $500 will be donated to the UIS campus organization of the winner's choice.

2007 Nominees
David Antoine
Bobbie Fults
Kimberly Gonzalez-Beeson
Janice Hurley
Laura Laurenzana
Janice Marvel
Normajean Niebur
Terry Pryor
Marcia Rossi
Dennis Scheibe
Evelyn Tillman
Rowena Vail
Beverly Weddle
Krystal Wilson
Jeffrey Young

Campus release time policy applies; contact Human Resources at 6-6652 if you have questions about release time.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Register for the Involvement Expo

UIS' 2007 Involvement Expo will be Tuesday, August 21.

Student organizations and university offices, as well as area non-profit agencies and merchants who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to recruit new members or introduce themselves to the campus community should reserve a space by August 7.

For details, contact Beth Hoag, assistant director of student life, at 6-6665 or bhoag2@uis.edu. Registration is available at https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/Secure?id=83533.

Web conference on green facilities

UIS community members are invited to attend a web conference on "Deploying Green Facilities," sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Administrative Services.

UIS has registered for the three-part web conference, which is scheduled for:
Session I: LEED and Green Design, July 31
Session II: Guidelines for Green Facility Deployment, August 2
Session III: Green Facility as a Living-Learning Center, August 7

All three sessions will be held from noon to 1:30, CDT, in UHB 2008. The program agenda and other details about the conference are available at: https://www.academicimpressions.com/web_conferences/0707-green-facilities.php

For more information, contact Tih-Fen Ting at 6-7876.

Volunteer readers sought

The Springfield Urban League is seeking UIS faculty and staff who would like to read short stories aloud to 6-to-12-year-olds enrolled in its summer Springfield Freedom School.

Readers pick their own stories or choose from stories supplied by the Urban League, then spend a few minutes afterwards talking to the children about their jobs.

Available dates are:
July 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26, & 27 (All dates - 9 a.m.)

If you can help, call Larry Hemingway at 528-0895 or 553-9582.

On My Own Time campus winners

Winners of this year's On My Own Time campus exhibit were:

First Place: Larry Livingston, "Lincoln Trail Farm"
Second Place: Will Vautrain, "Infrared UIS"
Third Place: Gary Bach, "Heavenly Sunset"

Honorable Mention: Jamie McGill, "Clipper Ship"

Other (Paper)
Honorable Mention: Jan Kirkham, "Biblio-Triptych"

This year, 10 members of the UIS community participated in eight categories. Winners were chosen by a panel of three judges from the Springfield Area Arts Council, which sponsors the On My Own Time program.

All first-place winners will make up the citywide exhibit in late August.