The popular Friday Night Star Parties resume in April 2014. Those dates include: April 4, 11, 18, and 25. Friday Night Star Parties are held from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting, at the UIS observatory on the roof of Brookens Library. Related links: More info about the star parties
Academics at UIS
UIS observes Black History Month with many programs and speakers. These events draw students, staff, faculty and people from the community.
Michael Cheney, professor of communication, got a lot of attention recently because of his expertise on the Beatles. He teaches a course called, “The Beatles: Popular Music and Society.” He described the Beatles’ appearance on the “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a tipping point on how music and youth culture would evolve in this country…. Read More »
Award-winning journalist Chris Young, a longtime State Journal-Register writer and photographer, earned UIS’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award. His thesis was entitled “Response of the Franklin’s Ground Squirrel to Recreational Trail Development in Springfield, Illinois” and he was advised by Associate Professor Tih-Fen Ting. He recently left the SJ-R to work for the Illinois Department of… Read More »
Political Science assistant professor Michael G. Miller examines the impact of state-level public election financing on political campaigns through the eyes of candidates in a new book, Subsidizing Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2014). It draws on insights from thousands of candidates.
Data security is increasingly an important concern of businesses and individuals and the UIS Computer Science Department has an annual conference on the topic. This year’s conference will feature flash storage and the cloud and how you can protect yourself.
UIS has experts and authors in too many areas to put into one list, and many of these people are happy to donate their time to speak to local groups. The list of Experts and Speakers is in one convenient place.
President Lincoln the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863, so the 150th anniversary is this month. It will be the featured as the 11th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lecture at UIS from 7-9 pm in Brookens Auditorium. This has become a signature event at UIS and always brings nationally known speakers. It will be webcast live…. Read More »
Continuing Education at the University of Illinois Springfield is designed to help you develop new skills, update existing skills, discover new interests, or simply have fun. They are high quality at an affordable price –taught by professors and working professionals. Here are the upcoming webinars.
It’s not a recent phenomenon for UIS to be offering more and more opportunities to study abroad. In 2005, the Global Experience Program signed new student exchange agreements with universities in Mexico, Japan, and Australia. Related links: Most recent information about Study Abroad