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UIS Feature: Hall of Famers

Members of the 1986 NAIA National Champion Men’s Soccer team reunited to be part of the first class inducted into the UIS Athletics Hall of Fame. Other inductees included tennis player Carla Jimenez Mills, athletic director and soccer coach Aydin Gonulsen, soccer player Elias Shehadi, and Friend to the Prairie Stars Harold Christofilakos.

UIS Feature: Visual Storytelling

Ann Strahle, assistant professor of communication who specializes in mass media and broadcast journalism, helps students with a video camera during her Visual Storytelling and Reporting course. In 2015, Professor Strahle will be the China Faculty Exchange Fellow; she will represent UIS at Heilongjiang University in Harbin.

UIS Feature: Lincoln's Funeral

A glass negative from the Brady-Handy Collection of the Library of Congress shows President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession on Pennsylvania Avenue. “Lincoln’s Funeral” is the theme for the 2014 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series, with speakers providing insight into his death and funeral. The event takes place October 16 at 7:00 pm in Brookens library.

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Leadership lived: Joseph McGeeAs a freshman, Joseph McGee set a goal of becoming president of the Student Government Association at the University of Illinois Springfield by his senior year. Thanks to his hard work and the opportunities available to him at UIS hes achieved his goal. The political science and legal studies...Featured Video: Leadership lived: Joseph McGeeLeadership lived: Dominique WilsonGrowing up in Chicago, Dominique Wilson never expected to travel half way around the world, let alone leave a lasting impact on a school in West Africa. This past summer, he traveled to The Gambia, Africa with a group of UIS students. He collected enough money to donate $1,000 to a school and pay...Featured Video: Leadership lived: Dominique Wilson

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Gela-Kate Meeks

Gella-Kate Meeks has made the University of Illinois Springfield her home. The criminal justice major came to campus wanting to make an impact. She is now the secretary of the Legacy Dance Team, co-vice president of the campus performance arts group Creative Flow, and talent coordinator for the Student Activities Committee (SAC). Meeks credits her UIS education for her success. Read more »