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UIS Professor publishes first-of-its-kind textbook on LGBT politics for the college classroom

Jason Pierceson, associate professor of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield, recently published the book, Sexual Minorities and Politics: An Introduction, with Rowman & Littlefield publishers. The book provides an overview of the history of the movement for LGBT rights and examines contemporary political and legal issues, such as LGBT candidates for elective office,… Read More

UIS Professor publishes first-of-its-kind textbook on LGBT politics for the college classroom

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Leadership lived: Katie Selway

Katie Selway has been a cheerleader nearly all of her life. Now, she’s helping to spread school spirit at the University of Illinois Springfield. The social work major is captain of the Prairie Stars cheerleading team and president of the Blue Crew, a fan section made up students who attend home athletic events. She’s also a student orientation leader, a member of the Social Work Club and the Capital Scholars Honors Program. Following graduation, she plans to start graduate school and earn her master’s degree in social work.

Leadership lived

It’s the University of Illinois Springfield’s declaration to the world about who we are. It’s our reputation, a promise built on core strengths we can demonstrate. It’s also what makes us unique.

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