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Monday, March 31, 2008

Student Center news

The Student Center in SLB now features a convenience store stocking a number of items.

Pizza, burgers, and other snack foods are also available.

Hours are:
  • Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sat, 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Sun, 2 to 10 p.m.

For more information, call the center at 6-7729 or contact Student Life at 6-6665.

Friday, March 21, 2008

"On Beauty, the Limit, and Failure"

A presentation by Chancellor's Distinguished Guest Michael Jones McKean

6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Brookens Auditorium

McKean's lecture will focus on his own research and work as they relate to specific individuals throughout history who have been intensely driven by quests that ultimately ended in failure.

His installation project "The sunshine of our last day," built specially for this exhibit, is on display in the Visual Arts Gallery through March 27.

For more information, go to http://michaeljonesmckean.com/ or contact UIS Assistant Professor of Art Brian Gillis at 6-7548.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

3rd Annual Springfield Area Colleges Relay for Life

an overnight team event to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, education, advocacy, and service

Saturday, April 26, at Kiwanis Stadium

UIS will field a team in memory of Terri Jackson.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a Survivor Victory Lap, followed by a second lap for survivors and caregivers. After both laps are completed, survivors and caregivers are invited to attend a reception.

Registrations are due by April 18. Contact Loni Oehlwein at 6-1002 or loehl1@uis.edu to register or for more information.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Chancellor's Awards on Diversity

These awards honor individuals and units at UIS for extraordinary accomplishments in achieving the university's goal of excellence in a learning environment enriched by diverse experiences, culture, and perspectives.

Nominations should be submitted to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity by April 15.

Call 6-6222 or e-mail aeo@uis.edu for more information.

Student volunteer opportunity

UIS students are invited to become volunteer docents for the Illinois State Museum natural history exhibit “Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments.”

The training session will be April 5. Applications to take part in the training are due by March 28. For details, contact Elizabeth Bazan at the Illinois State Museum at 782-5993.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Nominations open for annual awards

11th Annual Naomi B. Lynn Award
for Outstanding Contribution to the Environment for Women at UIS
4th Annual Women's Issues Caucus Student Award
in Recognition for Positive Contributions in Gendered Issues to the UIS
Campus Community through Activism

Presented by the Council of the Women's Center & the Women's Issues Caucus student organization

Nominations for both awards are due in the Women's Center, SAB 35, by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18.
  • Students may be nominated for both awards, but only students may be nominated for the student award.
  • Women and men may be nominated for both awards.
  • Community members who have contributed to the environment for women at UIS are also eligible to be nominated.

The Annual Garden Party and Awards Ceremony will be Thursday, May 1, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Women's Peace and Friendship Garden, near the campus pond (rain location -- PAC restaurant).

For information about previous winners and nominees: www.uis.edu/womenscenter/2007/04/annual-garden-reception.html

Monday, March 17, 2008

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. The Office of the Secretary of State will send out the forms on or around March 17.

If you receive one of these forms in the mail:

Submit the completed form to the University of Illinois Ethics Office by April 24. 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:

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Student to deliver opening invocation

UIS doctoral student Driss El Akrich will deliver the opening invocation of the Illinois State Senate on Thursday, March 13.

To watch a live webcast, go to www.ilga.gov/senate/audvid.asp between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (The time that a session begins is established by the Senate and varies from day to day.)

This is the second time that Driss, a Fulbright Scholar from Morocco, has been chosen to deliver the invocation. He noted that he was selected to represent "all the Muslim community, not only in Springfield but all of Illinois, as part of the Senate's outreach to all faiths in the state."

Read more about Driss>>

Monday, March 10, 2008

Job search strategy workshops

Non-Profit Job Search Strategies
5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

Private Sector Job Search Strategies
5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20

  • Expand knowledge on types of organizations
  • Identify common recruiting practices
  • Increase networking & job search strategy know-how
  • Understand the tools and resources available
  • Begin networking with professional alumni panels

Participate in person in SAB 50 or online through Eluminate.
Sign up at: www.uis.edu/careerservices; in the “Hot Links” section click on UIS-SUCCESS

For more information, including requests for disability-related accommodations, contact the UIS Career Development Center at 6-6508 or careerservices@uis.edu.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Innocence Project reception postponed

Due to the prediction of severe weather, the Defenders of the Innocent Awards reception, originally scheduled for 5-7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, March 4) at the Pasfield House in Springfield, has been postponed.

The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project plans to reschedule the reception for a later date when Chicago attorneys Richard Kling and Susana Ortiz can be present along with their client, Herbert Whitlock.

For further information, please call 6-6343 or the Project Office at 6-6569.