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UIS students volunteer in Mississippi as part of Alternative Spring Break

A group of students from the University of Illinois Springfield are spending their spring break working with children in Biloxi, Mississippi and helping with a coastal erosion prevention project. A total of 20 UIS students and 2 staff members left Springfield on Sunday, March 15 at 5 a.m. and will return to campus on Saturday, March 21 at approximately 8 p.m. “Each year, Alternative...

UIS students volunteer in Mississippi as part of Alternative Spring Break

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Leadership lived: Hannah Cave

Global Studies major Hannah Cave was elected Student Representative to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees in April 2014. As the University of Illinois Springfield Student Trustee, Cave serves as an advocate for students making sure their voices are heard when it comes to university policy. She works alongside board members appointed by the governor and the president and chancellors of the three U of I campuses. On campus, she is also a resident assistant. Following graduation, Cave wants to be a middle school or high school social studies teacher or possibly work in higher education student affairs.

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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