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UIS Feature: Stars Scaretacular

The UIS Prairie Stars softball team creates a tunnel to welcome members of the Special Olympics Illinois softball team for the first ever Star Softball Scaretacular. The team hopes to make this an annual event. Coaches said they want to give players an opportunity to interact with different athletes and to help bring awareness to Special Olympics.

UIS Feature: 37th Annual International Festival

UIS recently hosted its annual International Festival with an evening of performances by students, staff, and Springfield community members. In addition to performances, festival attendees could sample cuisine from a variety of countries, and peruse a number of cultural exhibits. This was the 37th year for the popular event.

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.

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UIS Scholarship Luncheon 2014The University of Illinois Springfield recognized scholarship donors during the annual Scholarship Luncheon on October 29, 2014. Over 275 people attended the celebration in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby. For many of the donors it was their first time meeting the students they support.Featured Video: UIS Scholarship Luncheon 2014UIS International Festival 2014The University of Illinois Springfield hosted the 37th annual International Festival on October 24, 2014 at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on campus. The theme of the festival was "One World, One Beat!Featured Video: UIS International Festival 2014

Leadership lived

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 »