University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois. UIS is known for educating public servants and leaders.
At UIS, Tina Buck played softball, studied Communications and Political Science, and had an internship through the
Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP). Now she works as a Communication Strategist for the Illinois Senate Republican Staff and is preparing to open the Buck Fastpitch Academy.
The annual Closet Door on the Quad is one of a number of events that take place during
Queertober at UIS. The event recognizes National Coming Out Day; participants are encouraged to walk through the closet door and share their coming out stories or share why they are allies to the LGBTQ population.
Dr. Cindy Wilson is the Chair of the
Department of Teacher Education. She is passionate about literacy, reading, and writing. To her, books serve as mirrors, escape routes, and paths to friendships. Her research revolves around the impact of language and environment on motivation and self-perceptions of success in the work of teachers and learners.
At 21-years-old, University of Illinois Springfield political science major Peyton Bernot is already applying what he has learned in the classroom as an elected official in his hometown of Benld, Illinois. That’s where he is a city alderman and chairs the finance committee.
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