Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Reception honors UIS faculty achievements

UIS held its annual reception to recognize faculty achievements on August 29. The ceremony honored faculty members who have received tenure and/or promotion, been awarded sabbaticals, or granted emeritus status. Three major awards -- the Pearson Faculty Award, the Spencer Faculty Service Award, and the Faculty Excellence Award -- were also presented. Read more>>

Auditions set for UIS Theater’s season opener

Auditions for Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, the first production in the 2005-2006 season of the Theatre Program at UIS, are scheduled for Sunday and Monday, September 18 and 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the PAC Studio Theatre. Anyone with an interest in theater is invited to participate, both on stage and behind the scenes. Read more>>

PAR graduates win national awards

Eight graduates and the director of the Public Affairs Reporting program at UIS won honors in the 2004-2005 Excellence in State Government Coverage awards program sponsored by Capitolbeat, the national Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. The awards honor the best Statehouse reporting by print, TV, radio, wire, and online journalists in the country. PAR grads won a total of 13 awards, including five first places. Read more>>

Monday, August 29, 2005

Taste of UIS opens with fiddle and folk music

The U of I Alumni Association at UIS will present “Incorporating Fiddle and Folk Music into the 21st Century Classroom: Why It Matters!” the first program in this fall’s Taste of UIS series, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 South Sixth St., Springfield.

Featured speaker will be Sharon Graf, assistant professor of Ethnomusicology and winner of the 2004 Illinois State Old-Time Fiddle Championship. Read more>>

Friday, August 26, 2005

WUIS to air Labor Day tributes to Bob Dylan

Public Radio WUIS will celebrate Labor Day with two special programs in tribute to pop music icon Bob Dylan. “The Emergence of Bob Dylan,” broadcast from 7 to 9 p.m., maps out the confluence of Dylan’s rise with the times. “Written in My Soul from Me to You,” broadcast from 9 to 11 p.m., is an all-star concert tribute to his seminal work, Blood on the Tracks. Read more>>

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Illinois Issues magazine honored by national association

Illinois Issues magazine, a publication of UIS, has received a number of awards for magazine journalism from capitolbeat, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. Three first-place awards and one second-place award – all recognizing excellence in state government reporting – were presented at the organization’s annual conference, held recently in Seattle. Read more>>

New faculty join UIS

Thirty-nine new faculty members have joined UIS for the 2005 fall semester. Sixteen will teach in programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; five will teach in the College of Public Affairs and Administration; nine in the College of Business and Management; five in the College of Education and Human Services; and four are members of the library faculty.

For more information, including a link to photographs>>

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

UIS student named Outstanding Volunteer

UIS student James Farris was recently recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer for 2005 by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Farris, a major in UIS’ Sociology/Anthropology program, received the award in recognition of his volunteer work in the Anthropology section of the Illinois State Museum. Read more>>

Monday, August 22, 2005

UIS Visual Arts Gallery to present “Routeless”

The Visual Arts Gallery at UIS will open its 2005 fall season with “Routeless: New Work by Leslie Stalter,” which will be on display September 1 through 29. The gallery will host an evening with the artist on Thursday, September 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Read more>>

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

UIS faculty member publishes poetry collection

Shake the Thunder Down, a collection of poetry by Marcellus Leonard, associate professor of English at UIS, has been released by Daybreak Press, the poetry imprint of Pitch-Black, LLC.

This collection spans Leonard’s 30 years as a poet, performer, and scholar and gathers together both well-known and never-before-published selections from his work. Read more>>

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

UIS fall Convocation

UIS will hold its annual Convocation. Following remarks by Chancellor Ringeisen, 42 new faculty members will be introduced.

3 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, PAC Studio Theatre

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Taste of UIS lunchtime lectures return

The U of I Alumni Association at UIS will sponsor A Taste of UIS: Distinguished Faculty/Alumni Lunchtime Lectures -- three presentations featuring distinguished UIS faculty and alumni -- at Maldaner’s Upstairs in Springfield.

The program on September 14 will feature Sharon Graf, assistant professor of Ethnomusicology, speaking on “Incorporating Fiddle and Folk Music into the 21st Century Classroom: Why It Matters!”

On October 19, Tim Townsend, alumnus and a historian at the Lincoln Home historic site, will present “Here I Have Lived: The History of the Lincoln Home and Neighborhood.”

And on November 17, U of I President B. Joseph White will speak on “Integrity in Leadership.”

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Community invited to join UIS musical groups

Members of the community who are interested in sharing their musical talents are invited to join one or more of the five campus ensembles currently gearing up for the fall semester at UIS. Auditions are not required to join any of the groups outlined below, and most can be taken for academic credit, if desired. The groups are the UIS Chorus, Band, World Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, and Native American Flute Circle. Read more>>

Monday, August 08, 2005

UIS to offer “Spanish for Cultural Literacy”

UIS will offer “Spanish for Cultural Literacy,” an online personal and professional development course, in two eight-sessions during the 2005 fall semester. Participants can enroll as either for-credit or non-credit students.

Holly McCracken, director of CLAS Online Programs, explained, “This course will be an excellent opportunity for individuals who are preparing for business travel, planning vacations or study abroad, or who work with Spanish-speaking colleagues." Read more>>

UIS announces spring 05 Deans' List

Nearly 470 UIS students were named to the Deans' List for the 2005 spring semester.

Get a printable list of names>>

Thursday, August 04, 2005

UIS to co-host workshop on distance counseling

"The Distance Credentialed Counselor,” a two-day professional development workshop, will be co-hosted by UIS October 20 and 21 on campus.

Distance counseling adapts traditional techniques for delivery through technology-assisted methods such as telecounseling, secure e-mail, chat, videoconferencing, or computerized software programs. Fifteen continuing education hours are awarded for successful completion of this training.

Register by August 21 to receive a discount. Read more>>