Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dave Antoine receives first annual CARE Award

David Antoine, a television production coordinator in the Office of Electronic Media, is the recipient of the first annual Chancellor's Award to Recognize Excellence in Civil Service. The award, presented at a breakfast held July 31 in the PAC, was established jointly by Chancellor Richard Ringeisen and the Civil Service Advisory Council. It serves to "recognize the exceptional work of all civil service employees" and will honor one employee each year. Read more, including the list of nominees>>

Monday, July 30, 2007

Media Advisory: WUIS to announce launch of HD radio

On Tuesday, August 7, public radio WUIS will hold a news conference to announce the launch of HD radio in Springfield. The signal will be available to listeners with HD receivers and will feature clearer, uninterrupted sound. Eventually the station will be able to offer several channels of programs. Read more>>

WSEC program to feature Tibetan monks' visit to UIS

Making Conversation, which airs on Springfield's PBS station WSEC-TV, will feature footage captured last spring during the visit to UIS of Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery.

Over three days, the monks constructed a mandala sand painting in Sangamon Auditorium lobby in conjunction with a stage performance of sacred Tibetan music and dance. Mandalas are believed to have healing qualities and help support world peace.

The episode of Making Conversation featuring the monks will air Friday, August 3, and Sunday, August 5, and will also feature local spectators describing what it was like to watch the mandala being made. Read more>>

Thursday, July 26, 2007

UIS announces spring semester deans’ list

A total of 491 students were named to the UIS Deans' List for the 2007 spring semester. To qualify for the designation, a student must be an undergraduate who took at least eight graded semester hours and maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.75 for the semester.

Click here for a printable list of students' names, arranged alphabetically by hometown.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Auditorium CYO packages, individual Visiting Artists, Family Series tickets go on sale

This year, Sangamon Auditorium will feature a "Create Your Own Series" package that allows patrons to select shows from the Visiting Artists, Broadway, and Family Series at UIS. Read more, including brief descriptions of each show>>

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pre-Law Center offers LSAT prep

UIS' Pre-Law Center will offer an LSAT Primer Program – designed for UIS students and others planning to take the Law School Aptitude Test – from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, August 15 through 17, in the PAC. Cost is $190. Advance registration is due by Monday, August 6. Read more>>

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

UIS and Springfield public libraries to sponsor annual Trivia Night

The annual Trivia Night contest sponsored by Friends of Brookens Library at UIS and the Friends of Lincoln Public Library of Springfield will be Saturday, July 14, in the PAC cafeteria. The doors will open and team registration will begin at 6 p.m.; play begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the activities of both libraries. Read more>>