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167 The four promises of UIS to the community

If you’re wondering what UIS is all about, we summarize it with four core promises: UIS is teaching-focused, has an abundance of opportunities to collaborate, has a supportive community that is just the right size, and has a tradition of educating public servants and other leaders. Related links: The UIS brand: Leadership lived

166 Ethel Gingold’s family donates notable gift of books

Brookens Library’s Archives and Special Collections unit received a notable memorial gift of books from the family of Ethel Silver Gingold (1918-2012). Related links: Funds that support Brookens Library How you can be a “Friend of Brookens Library”

165 Preston Jackson exhibit at UIS was part of citywide celebration

A citywide progressive celebration marked the grand opening of “Bearing Witness: The Art of Preston Jackson” at four locations in Springfield — UIS, the Illinois State Museum, Springfield Art Association, and Prairie Art Alliance. Related links: UIS also hosts panel of artists to discuss Jackson

163 Obama came to UIS in 1998 for interview with professor

When Barack Obama was in his second year as an Illinois state senator in 1998, he came to UIS to be interviewed by political scientist Jack Van Der Slik. He was still six years away from being elected a U.S. senator. Watch the entire interview here. Related links: “Community organizer” Obama also wrote article for… Read More »

162 Nine more community colleges sign transfer agreements

Ever wonder what you need to do to transfer from a community college to UIS? Eighteen new agreements with nine community colleges simplify the process considerably, and more agreements are on the way. Related links: How to transfer easily to UIS General information about Admissions at UIS

159 UIS’s Chris Mooney launches political science journal

At the 10th annual State Politics and Policy Conference held at UIS, Dr. Chris Mooney received the surprise announcement that he was named University Scholar 2010. He was the founding editor of State Politics and Policy Quarterly, a journal recognized by the American Political Science Association. Related links: Mooney named director of IGPA National award… Read More »

158 Illinois Principals Assn. recognizes UIS’s Scott Day

The Illinois Principals Association honored Dr. Scott Day, associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, with the Abe Lincoln Region Herman Graves Award. It is the highest honor bestowed by the association.

156 You can get college credit for your life experiences

President Obama announced that he’d like to see universities offering credit for what people already know or have done. This would help people receive their college degrees more quickly. The good news is that UIS has been offering “credit for prior learning” for decades. Find out how it works.

152 Billboards go up and chancellor explains what they mean

When UIS launched its “Leadership lived” campaign in the fall of 2012, billboards went up and it wouldn’t be surprising if you didn’t know exactly what they meant. So Chancellor Koch provides an overview in this Q&A and in this column in the Springfield newspaper. Related links:  The four core promises of UIS Stories about… Read More »