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Media Advisory: CBM reception

May 10, 2007

Contact: Ronald McNeil, 217/206-6533, rmcne1@uis.edu
or Dyanne Ferk, 217/206-7929, ferk.dyanne@uis.edu

What: UIS and its College of Business and Management will host a reception to mark the college's recent accreditation by AACSB International.

When: 5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 10

Where: Sangamon Auditorium Lobby in the Public Affairs Center

Details: College faculty and staff, leaders from the business community, and friends of the university have been invited to celebrate CBM's accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International, the world's premier accrediting agency for collegiate schools of business. Only about 10 percent of business programs worldwide and about 28 percent in the U.S. presently have this accreditation.

Accreditation affirms the excellence of programs in the college as well as campus support in such areas as library, technology, career services, and student services.

The College of Business and Management houses UIS' academic programs in Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Management, and Management Information Systems.

Please note: CBM Associate Dean Dyanne Ferk speaks about the advantages of attending an AACSB-accredited institution in a "UIS News Minute" at www.uis.edu/newsreleases/apr07/20070417b.html.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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