Academics at UIS

284 Community invited to Forensics Showcase

At the end of each year, the award-winning Forensics Team invites students, faculty and the general public to watch what they’ve been perfecting all year. Related Links: Forensics Team website What is Parliamentary Debate? 2015 Forensics Showcase Forensics Team wins big at national tournament

283 UIS neighbors with Strawbridge-Shepard House

A joint effort between UIS and the Iles Foundation has resulted in the historic 1840’s era Strawbridge-Shepard House being restored to its glory and preserved in Springfield’s history. UIS will be able to utilize the facility for educational events. Related Links: UIS Isles House Foundation join forces to save historic house Strawbridge-Shepherd House added to… Read More »

281 Under the Dome inspires tomorrow’s leaders

UIS hosts “Under the Dome” to educate students about state government and also let them know about the opportunities available at UIS. Related Links: Under the Dome 2014 photos Under the Dome 2014 video Under the Dome information

279 UIS Students shine during STARS Symposium

Each year UIS graduate and undergraduate students involved in research or creative works get a chance to showcase those efforts in the STARS Symposium. Related Links: 2015 Stars Symposium details Registration information Submit an abstract STARS Webcasts

278 UIS Website ranked among the best in the nation

College-bound students rate UIS’s website among the best in the nation for the ability to find information easily.  That’s according to a new report from the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA.) Related Links: College-bound students give UIS website an “A” grade UIS Website

277 UIS hosts Old Time Jam Session

Anyone who likes to play, or even just listen to those who play the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, or guitar are welcome in the Visual and Performing Arts Building the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. Related Links: Old Time Jam Session WUIS hosts Young Musicians Fiddle Competition

276 Lincoln life mask donated to UIS

On February 11, 1865, Abraham Lincoln consented to having another life mask made of him by the sculptor Clark Mills. A bronze copy of the mask is now on display at Brookens Library, donated by the McGraw family. Related Links: Lincoln life mask donated to UIS by McGraw Family Renowned Lincoln Scholar Michael Burlingame accepts… Read More »

274 UIS Students take top honors at MIG

UIS is one of 30 colleges and universities around the state that participates in the Model Illinois Government simulation each spring at the Illinois State Capitol.  This year’s UIS participants won awards and the top offices. Related Links: Winning awards and offices at the Model Illinois Government simulation Model Illinois Government Club 2014 Model Illinois… Read More »

273 MOOC sheds light on Innocence Movement

UIS hosts a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to introduce and educate the public about the serious issues of wrongful conviction, the work of the innocence movement, and strategies to prevent wrongful convictions in the future.  The free online class is open to anyone who wants to participate. Related Links: UIS to offer MOOC… Read More »

272 UIS student elected to Benld City Council

Political Science major Peyton Bernot is already putting his education to good use as an elected member of the Benld City Council and Gillespie School Board. Related Links: Leadership Lived Video