Category: Academics at UIS

345 Young Abraham Lincoln statue unveiled on campus

The University of Illinois Springfield unveiled The Young Lawyer statue. The 6’4” sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, by renowned artist George Lundeen is featured on the quad, west of the colonnade. Related Links: UIS unveils statue of young Abraham Lincoln UIS unveils its first Lincoln statue, ‘The Young Lawyer’ Lincoln statue is new landmark on campus… 345 Young Abraham Lincoln statue unveiled on campus Read More »

344 UIS hosts Chinese delegates to learn about U.S. education

Some Chinese educators spent months attending classes at the University of Illinois Springfield to learn about the American educational system. The delegation attended a teacher education class and shared the differences and similarities in preparing for the classroom. Related Links: Chinese delegates observe US education Department of Teacher Education

341 UIS is home to an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation

The UIS Biology Club maintains an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation (#16690) near the Health Sciences Building on the UIS campus. A Waystation is a monarch habitat with milkweed, nectar sources and shelter to encourage monarch conservation. Related Links: UIS participates in Monarch butterfly challenge Monarch Waystation Program UISedu Twitter

340 UIS student brings video games to life at the Illinois State Military Museum

A UIS communications major created a way to bring more people into the Illinois State Military Museum. She created a hands-on exhibit that bridges military history and modern video games. The War Games exhibit includes a WWII encampment, weapons demonstrations and artifacts not generally on display. Related Links: UIS student brings video games to life… 340 UIS student brings video games to life at the Illinois State Military Museum Read More »

339 Summer art residency offered in conjunction with UIS Visual Arts Gallery

The University of Illinois Springfield is partnering with the Springfield Art Association and the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists for a funded residency to inspire more artists to consider Central Illinois their home. Related Links: UIS partners with local art community to offer summer residency and exhibition UIS Visual Arts Gallery Enos Park Residency… 339 Summer art residency offered in conjunction with UIS Visual Arts Gallery Read More »

337 UIS History Harvest a success at the Old State Capitol

Students in Dr. Devin Hunter’s undergraduate Public History class, and Dr. Ken Owen’s graduate History and Digital Media class invited members of the public to place themselves in the historical record by bringing their political memorabilia from the past to be photographed and “digitally” archived. Related Links: Place yourself in the historical record About the… 337 UIS History Harvest a success at the Old State Capitol Read More »

336 UIS starts Illinois’ first Child Protection Training Academy

A partnership between the University of Illinois Springfield and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has launched the state’s inaugural Child Protection Training Academy. Related Links: DCFS workers learn to spot child abuse at UIS training academy UIS and Illinois DCFS partner to launch Child Protection Training Academy UIS dedicates new facilities to train… 336 UIS starts Illinois’ first Child Protection Training Academy Read More »

332 UIS Professor uses Hubble Space Telescope to study Eta Carinae

Eta Carinae, one of the most massive stars in our galaxy, with a mass more than 100 times the Sun is undergoing changes and UIS Professor of Astronomy John Martin is part of a group that has been granted permission to study the star through the Hubble Space Telescope. Related Links: UIS professor to study… 332 UIS Professor uses Hubble Space Telescope to study Eta Carinae Read More »