Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ceremony to honor founding faculty

A reception honoring the two surviving founding faculty members of UIS' College of Education and Human Services will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby. The honorees are Robert Crowley and James Pancrazio, both professors emeritus of Human Development Counseling. Oil portraits of Crowley and Pancrazio, to be installed in the College, will be unveiled during the event. Read more>>

Theater Program announces '06-'07 season

The 2006-2007 season of the UIS Theater Program will feature two comedies: Anton in Show Business, by Jane Martin (November 3-5 & 9-11), and As Bees in Honey Drown, by Douglas Carter Beane (March 2-4 & 8-10). Read more>>

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Management students receive awards

Three UIS students have received awards for excellence from the Management department.

James Schweigert received the department’s Highest Academic Achievement Award. Justin Jahanshir is the recipient of The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. David Polk received the James C. Worthy Award for best senior paper. Read more>>

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Graduate student receives FMC fellowship

Brad Stevenson, a graduate student in UIS' MBA program in Peoria, has received a Graduate Fellowship from Chicago-based FMC Technologies, Inc. FMC graduate fellowships are made to outstanding students in business administration, engineering, or related fields in recognition of noteworthy achievements. Read more>>

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Student receives Brundage scholarship

UIS student Alexandria Janezic is among this year's recipients of Avery Brundage Scholarships, made to U of I students who excel in both academics and athletics.

Janezic is a Capital Scholars honor student majoring in Psychology and a member of the women's volleyball team. Read more>>

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

UIS graduates nearly 1,200

Nearly 1,200 students received degrees at UIS' 35th commencement on May 13, 2006. See a printable list>>

Monday, May 15, 2006

Students receive achievement and recognition awards

Achievement and recognition awards were presented to 85 students during UIS commencement ceremonies on May 13. Click here to see a list of awards and the students who received them>>

Friday, May 12, 2006

New director of Center for State Policy and Leadership named

UIS has announced the appointment of Dr. Anthony P. Halter as executive director of the Center for State Policy and Leadership, following approval by the U of I Board of Trustees at their May 11 meeting.

Dr. Halter is an award-winning teacher who served on the faculty of the School of Social Work at UIUC for 15 years before retiring in 2002. He has extensive experience in state government and is an expert on state policy in the areas of welfare reform, health, unemployment, child welfare, and homelessness and education. Read more>>

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Student selected for women's leadership program

Amy Ballinger-Cole, a senior in the Liberal Studies program at UIS, is one of 20 women college and university students accepted into the New Leadership Illinois class of 2006. The program will be held May 30 through June 4 at the UIC campus.

New Leadership Illinois is a non-partisan, week-long residential program for college juniors and seniors designed to increase women’s representation in all elements of public life, including elected office. Read more>>

Monday, May 08, 2006

Reception honors faculty achievements

UIS held its annual reception to recognize faculty achievements on May 4. Chancellor Richard Ringeisen and Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Harry Berman presided over a ceremony honoring 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, and the designation of the National City Bank Distinguished Professorship was announced. Read more>>

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Professor receives honorary appointment at Chinese university

Richard Judd, professor of Business Administration and interim director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at UIS, has been named an honorary professor of the International Franchise Academy at Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai, China. The appointment is in recognition of the textbook Franchising, which Judd co-wrote with Robert Justis of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Judd said he has learned from the publisher that the text had been translated into Chinese, not once but twice. Read more>>

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Alumni Association to host tour of Lincoln Memorial Garden

The U of I Alumni Association and the UIS Alumni SAGE Society will host a guided tour of Lincoln Memorial Garden and the adjacent Ostermeier Prairie Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21.

The program will be led by UIS Professor Emerita Judy Everson and UIS alumni Dick and Helen Adorjan. Reservations are requested by May 17. Read more>>

Students inducted into educational honor society

Seven students in the Teacher Education program at UIS – Nicole DiGiovanna, Deborah Eytchison, Megan Hayes, Kiersten Lynch, Marjorie Reynolds, Erica Viets, and Bond Wyman – have been inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. To be selected for Kappa Delta Pi, students must exhibit high academic achievement, commitment to a career in education, and a professional attitude that promises steady growth in the profession. Read more>>

Monday, May 01, 2006

UIS commencement will be May 13

Lincoln scholar and historian Phillip Shaw Paludan will deliver the Distinguished Scholar Address at UIS commencement ceremonies, which will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, Ninth and Adams streets in downtown Springfield. Of the 1,199 students eligible to graduate, 676 will participate in the ceremony. Read more>>