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EMPLOYMENT | Career Fair
In today’s job market, a room filled with multiple employers interested in your talents and skills seems like a fantasy, but UIS is making the dream come true at the 11th annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair. The fair is the most high-profile event to be held at UIS for students seeking employment. The event attracts close to 100 area employers in addition to national government agencies. The goal is to provide access to information about various organizations, hiring trends and more. Business casual attire is required. Participants should bring a copy of their resume. UIS is also offering “A Last Chance Resume Critique” and “Recession Proof Job Search Techniques” workshop to prepare students for the Career Fair.
Last Chance Resume Critique
Thursday Feb 13
Career Development Center, UIS
9am-4pm
Recession Proof Job Search techniques
Wednesday Feb 18


Career Development Center, UIS
5-6pm
Springfield Collegiate Career Fair
Thursday Feb 19

Public Affairs Center, UIS
217-206-6508
11am-3pm
Free




EVENT | Candlelight parade
Bring campaign signs and bells to march in the Lincoln’s Birthday Candlelight Parade. The Springfield Jaycees organized the evening parade as a simple and old -fashioned way for residents to be a part of the Lincoln Bicentennial festivities. Reminiscent of the torchlight parades of the 19th century, the event includes local high school bands, Scout troops and color guards. Participants are encouraged to dress in period costumes and bring lanterns, candles or flashlights. The march will begin at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and end at the Old State Capitol.
Lincoln’s Birthday Candlelight Parade
Thursday Feb 12
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 S. Eighth St.
217-971-1652
5:30pm
Free




CULTURE | Unexpected neighbors
Jamieson and Elizabeth Jenkins were two African-Americans who helped change history. The couple lived in Springfield and worked for the Underground Railroad organization assisting slaves on their way to freedom. This year their story is being told at a dramatization titled “The Abolitionist Church and Lincoln’s Friends.” Robert and Patricia Davis will read monologues that tell the story of the two free blacks who were neighbors and friends with Abraham Lincoln. Jamieson Jenkins drove the president-elect to the Great Western Railway Depot for his departure to Washington, D.C. in 1861. The Jenkins were also members of Second Presbyterian Church, an abolitionist congregation in a time when church organizations were defined by their beliefs about slavery. The event includes the choir singing hymns used in 1850s Presbyterian services.
Abolitionist’s Church
and Lincoln’s Friends
Sunday, Feb 15th
Westminster Presbyterian Church
533 S. Walnut
217-522-4415
4pm
Free




BAND SPOTLIGHT | Lost Boys
The Lost Boys found themselves taking a short, well-deserved break from live shows in December and January, but they’re back with a pile of new songs, both covers and originals, rockin’ harder than ever. The local quartet formed around the turn of the century and unlike most of the other cover bands in town, are the proud owners of two CDs of all original material. Between the self-penned tunes and a continuous re-supplying of cover tunes from popular artists such as Poison, Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, Van Halen and other staples of the 80s radio rock scene, the Lost Boys create a wild atmosphere of party rock that achieves the band’s self-set goal of intending to “move you, shake you and leave you wanting more.”
Lost Boys
Saturday Feb. 14
Caddyshack
2765 S. 6th St.
8pm-12am
www.myspace.com/lostboysnation

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