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Defenders of the Innocent Event, Saturday, April 30, 2016

Registration is Open

Come join us as the Illinois Innocence Project celebrates 15 years of working for the wrongfully convicted.

KB W BorderJoin us to celebrate the Illinois Innocence Project’s 15 years of freeing innocent men and women imprisoned in Illinois; reforming the criminal justice system; and educating the next generation of justice advocates.

  • Hear how guest speaker Kirk Bloodsworth fought for his life and became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA.
  •  Meet IIP’s most recent exoneree, Teshome Campbell, freed from prison on January 29, 2016.
  • Visit with exonerees of IIP and other innocence projects.
  • Learn how you can help IIP continue freeing the wrongfully convicted.

Learn more about the event.



Laura Clark joins the Office of Advancement

Laura Clark, a new director of development in the UIS Office of Advancement, is thrilled to be back at UIS. In the mid-’90s, she took courses for a master’s degree in public history at UIS. Read more…


Spring Lunch and Learn series starts February 25

Join us for the Spring Lunch and Learn series! Check out the great line up of events, starting with Coffee and Chocolate on Thursday, February 25.


New scholarship honors Dr. Ted Mims

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