The Visual Arts Gallery is presenting an exhibit that highlights recent works from alumni of the UIS Visual Arts program. Works range from contemporary approaches to painting to site-specific installation works. It is called the Alumni Showcase 2013.
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You can access a rich resource of information about grants and other nonprofit resources at the Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center (CINRC) in Brookens Library. The center is linked to a national center that was founded in 1956; it serves grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Fiction writers, essayists, poets, magazine editors, and publishers visit UIS every year to give readings and talks and lead workshops. English Department students have the opportunity to work closely with professionals in the field, gaining valuable insights into the business and practice of creative writing.
You might already have great experiences in life as a volunteer or in the workplace. The good news is that UIS offers “credit for prior learning” in some cases in appropriate academic areas. Here are Frequently Asked Questions about this opportunity.
Students with disabilities sometimes need special assistance to make the transition from high school to college or from another path in life to the university. UIS has an experienced staff and many resources to help these students make the transition and to help faculty and staff work with them.
Ospreys, a fish-eating bird of prey, are endangered in Illinois. So Dr. Tih-Fen Ting and UIS students are trying to get them re-established. The birds are being kept at Anderson Lake near Havana, Illinois. As adults, ospreys usually return to nest in the area where they were raised. The hope is that these chicks will do… Read More »
You might want to watch this one more than once because this “Forty Years in Review” presentation shows you 40 years of spectacular SSU and UIS history in just three minutes.
SSU’s first commencement ceremony took place in 1972 and Springfield WICS Channel 20 was there to cover the story. There is video of President Robert Spencer speaking at that program.
Historian Cullom Davis, who founded a major oral history program, also recalls the early years of Sangamon State and talks about the star students of the university’s early years. He also talks about the community’s suspicions of SSU.
English Professor Judy Everson talks about the early years of SSU and the successes that occurred to get the university on its feet. “We had such a rich experience, that I think it was a wonderful place to teach,” she said.