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UIS Feature: Flag Raising

Kerry Portillo-Lopez, president of the Organization of Latin American Students, raises the Mexican flag during a flag raising ceremony that also included the Honduran and Guatemalan flags. The ceremony kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month at UIS, where a number of events are scheduled to celebrate Hispanic heritage.

UIS Feature: War on Poverty Forum

Senior Jessica Larson holds her “son” and pays for groceries during a Poverty Simulation at UIS. Larson and others "experienced" the struggles of low-income families to provide food and shelter and navigate community agencies. The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies and the UIS ILLAPS and ECCE Speaker Series hosted the event.

UIS Feature: The Art of Design

Brytton Bjorngaard, surrounded by examples of her students’ work, is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, teaching digital media courses. Her goal is to prepare her students with the technical, visual, and creative skills needed for careers in graphic design through client-oriented projects.

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Leadership lived: Kylie GilmoreMusic has always been a part of Kylie Gilmores life. At the University of Illinois Springfield, shes a member of the choir and a Camerata Scholarship recipient. The $10,000 performance scholarship is for non-music majors and is renewable for 4 years. Gilmore, a business administration major,...Featured Video: Leadership lived: Kylie GilmoreUIS supports Downtown Springfield!The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) shows its community pride for Downtown Springfield, Illinois.Featured Video: UIS supports Downtown Springfield!

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Michael Lotspeich

When social work and political science major Michael Lotspeich came to the University of Illinois Springfield he knew he wanted to get involved. He decided to the join the UIS cheerleading squad and was elected secretary of the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA).  Read more »