Friday, April 16, 2010

UIS students being asked to pay for construction of student center

University of Illinois Springfield students will vote later this month on whether to increase student fees to build a student union on the UIS campus.

“The student union is the primary intersection and the living room of a campus,” said Derek Felix, the UIS student representative on the U of I board of trustees and co-chairman of the project.

The student-driven proposal would be funded by an increase in fees of up to $200 per semester for full-time students and $100 per semester for part-time ones. A referendum on the proposal will be held in conjunction with the UIS Student Government Association elections April 28-29.

Voting takes place online through the UIS homepage at

The student center proposal was feature in a April 16, 2010, article in the State Journal-Register.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

UIS featured in look at city's expanding campus life

The growing number of residential students at UIS has created the need for expanded facilities in a number of areas.

Chancellor Richard Ringeisen discussed recently completed projects and some that are underway, as well as others planned for the future, in the Springfield State Journal-Register’s special Outlook 2008 section on Education and Careers. The section was part of the Wednesday, November 14, edition.

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