Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Attorneys aid UIS Innocence Project in representing defendants in murder case

Springfield attorneys Peter Wise and Pete Cavanagh have volunteered to provide pro bono representation in a Macon County murder case at the request of the three defendants and the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at UIS.

On December 12, Wise and Cavanaugh filed a motion on behalf of Michael Slover Jr. and his parents, Michael Slover Sr. and Jeanette Slover, asking that an unidentified fingerprint found at a scene related to the murder of the younger Slover's ex-wife, Karyn, be submitted to the FBI's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The motion also says that the Innocence Project has identified new evidence that would have created reasonable doubt had it been presented at trial. Read more>>

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Faculty member is co-editor of new book

Roxanne Kurtz, faculty member in UIS' Philosophy program, is co-editor of Persistence: Contemporary Readings, a new book recently published by the MIT Press.

The book presents differing views on one of the most perplexing philosophical problems: the consistency of change. Read more>>

Two Theatre students nominated for scholarships

Alicia Artner and Colleen Kabbes, both students involved in the UIS Theatre program, have been selected as Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominees for Region III of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Artner was selected for her performance as Mrs. Elvsted in last spring's production of Hedda Gabler. Kabbes was selected for her roles as Kate and Jackey this fall in Anton in Show Business.

With their acting partners, the two will travel to Milwaukee early next month for the Region III Festival, where they will present scenes for the scholarship auditions and attend workshops and performances from other college and university theatre programs in the region. Read more>>

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Entries open for WUIS Young Musicians Concert Contest

Young classical musicians in area elementary and high schools are invited to enter the annual Young Musicians Concert Contest sponsored by Public Radio WUIS-WIPA. Applications and audition tapes are due in the WUIS studios on the UIS campus no later than December 31.

Accepted contestants will perform before judges and an audience on February 2 at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield. Their performances will be broadcast at a later date on WUIS-WIPA.

Cash prizes, provided through the support of Ameren, will be awarded to winners in two categories. Read more>>