Thursday, June 9, 2011

Speakers Series presents "Children of Men" film screening and discussion

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents a screening and discussion of the film "Children of Men". The discussion will be led by Edward Beekman-Myers, adjunct English instructor at UIS.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library (UIS)

DETAILS: Staring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine, "Children of Men" is set in a fictional 2007. “In a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.” (Internet Movie Database)

Beekman-Myers is the author of the 2009 sci-fi/comedy novel The Totally Gnarly Adventures of the Galactically Bitchin' Comet Sweat! and several short stories, which are available at www.beekmanmyers.com.

For more information and a list of other Speakers Series events, visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or craig.kimberly@uis.edu.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

UIS to offer summer sports camps for children and high school athletes

University of Illinois Springfield Athletics will offer a variety of summer sports camps for children and high school students in central Illinois. The camps are taught by UIS coaches, former players and other experienced coaches.

Full List of Camps:
  • June 13-16 (Mon-Thu) UIS Individual Boys Basketball Camp (Grades 1-8)
  • June 17-18 (Fri-Sat) UIS HS Boys Basketball Team Camp
  • June 20-22 (Mon-Wed) UIS Individual Girls Basketball Camp (Grades 4-8)
  • June 24-25 (Fri-Sat) UIS HS Girls Basketball Team Camp
  • June 27-29 (Mon- Wed) UIS Girls Volleyball Camp (Grades 1-8)
  • July 8-9 (Fri-Sat) UIS Boys and Girls Golf Camp at the Rail (Ages 4-17)
  • July 14-16 (Thu- Sat) UIS Girls Soccer Camp (Ages 13-18)
  • July 25-29 (Mon-Fri) UIS Boys Soccer Camp (Ages 5-12)
Spots for many of the camps are still available! To sign up visit www.uisprairiestars.com and click on the “Camps” link on the left side of the page. Click on the individual camp you are interested in for more details and to download an entry form.

Questions may be directed to UIS Athletics at 217/206-6674.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Speakers Series presents "Marketing, ethics, and you"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents an interactive discussion entitled “Marketing, ethics, and you”. The event will be led by Jorge Villegas, assistant professor of Business Administration at UIS.

WHEN: Wed., June 15, 2011 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: As consumers, we have increasing levels of control on how we interact with marketers, media, and each other. If a product that we acquire does not meet our expectations due to misleading advertising or shoddy quality we post a scathing review on our Facebook wall or on Amazon. In a short amount of time, we can wreak havoc on a company’s reputation and reject its marketing efforts.

In this new world, companies that aim to thrive need to behave transparently, ethically, and responsibly. Years ago these concepts were seen as a public relations fa├žade; now companies are developing their full marketing strategy based on their drive to engage the market ethically and responsibly.

Villegas holds a Ph.D. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. He researches advertising and has published several articles.

For more information and a list of other Speakers Series events, visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or craig.kimberly@uis.edu.