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.
new Prairie Stars mascot, charges to the stage during his introduction at the UIS Athletics BBQ. In February, UIS embarked on finding a mascot to complement the Prairie Stars nickname. With feedback from the campus community, a committee chose Orion, known in Greek myth as a great hunter and immortalized in the stars as a constellation.
The annual Chancellor's Picnic is an event where returning students can catch up with classmates, and new students can meet new friends as the campus community celebrates the start of the academic year. This year, the picnic also provided an
opportunity to celebrate being part of the University of Illinois for 20 years.
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.
As a goalie for the UIS women’s soccer team, Paige Polonus has learned a lot about determination. In 2013, she broke her leg during the homecoming soccer game. Determined to overcome her injury, she began physical therapy.
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