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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Student government elections approaching

Eight spots are open on the Student Senate.

Nomination packets are available in the Student Life office in SAB 20, the Peoria Center office, and (soon) online at www.uis.edu/studentlife.

Return completed nomination materials by 4 p.m. Friday, September 7.

Online elections will be Wednesday, September 19, and Thursday, September 20.

For additional information, contact Student Life at 6-6665.

UIS Rec Sports - Intramural Leagues

4x4 Sand Volleyball
Sunday night or Monday night leagues

9x9 Softball
Sunday afternoon league

Deadline to sign up is 11 p.m., Wednesday, September 5

Entry forms are available in SLB 118. For details, contact Recreational Sports at 6-6658 or e-mail Karen Willard at kwill1@uis.edu.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Workshop: Creative Writing Closure Project

Presented by Nancy Perkins, associate professor of English and author of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction

5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, UHB 4079

Open to all interested English majors: graduate and undergraduate.

Monday, August 13, 2007

UIS at the State Fair

Join friends and colleagues at the Illinois State Fair
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, August 17, at Campus Town

Campus Town is a venue designed to promote Illinois higher education.

See presentations by faculty:

  • Eric and Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson – “The UIS Theatre Program” (11 a.m.)
  • Mike Lemke – “Emiquon Wetlands Restoration” (noon)
  • Harshavardhan Bapat – “The Process of Making ‘Goo’”
    (1 p.m.)
  • Mary Sheila Tracy - “Robot Wars” (3 p.m.)

See displays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Virtual classroom and virtual residence hall room
  • Photos of the new Recreation and Athletics Center


  • See performances by the UIS Women’s Volleyball team and the UIS Cheerleaders
  • Get information on how to register and get signed up for classes
  • Free refreshments

Monday, August 06, 2007

BOT approves changes in CLAS

At its July 30 meeting the U of I Board of Trustees approved the redesignation of all academic programs within UIS’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as departments.

CLAS Dean Margot Duley noted, "This change formally recognizes the professional status of the excellent faculty in the college, and facilitates more efficient operations as departmental chairs replace the old structure of rotating program convenors."

The Board also approved the redesignation of the Women's Studies Program to the Women and Gender Studies Department. Said Duley, "The program has long offered courses that emphasize issues of gender, and this name change will help student more easily identify where classes on gender and sexual minorities are located. The name change also puts the program more in line with similar programs across the country."

CLAS now comprises the following departments: African American Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication, Computer Science, English, History, Individual Option/Liberal Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Visual Arts, and Women and Gender Studies.