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190 Six keys to getting the internship you want

The UIS Career Development Center actively helps students and prospective students find an internship to enhance their college experience. Here are six keys to getting the internship you want and other information about internships at UIS.

182 The easiest place to learn about internships at UIS

It’s the time of year when students are exploring internship opportunities and organizations are looking for interns. Here’s the place to start looking. If you’re a business and organization, the best starting place is the Applied Study Term Program Office – contact that office and say what you’re looking for.

180 Pulitzer-winning plays coming to UIS Theatre this season

A couple of plays that won the Pulitzer Prize are featured in this season’s productions by the UIS Theatre Program. They are Clybourne Park and How I Learned to Drive. For more information about these plays and purchasing tickets, click here. Related links: How to volunteer in UIS Theatre productions Previous productions going back to… Read More »

178 Get the latest and best information about online learning

Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for Online Learning at UIS, is a prolific blogger who finds the latest sources every day about online learning and research and posts them in his Online Learning Update. Keeping up with this issue can be daunting, so Schroeder helps you find the best information quickly. Related links: Dr. Karen… Read More »

176 Reorganization of school districts studied by UIS professor

Dr. Scott Day has completed more than 18 feasibility studies for school districts around the state that are looking into reorganization.  He works in conjunction with assistant professors Leonard Bogle and William Phillips. Day talks about his work in this video

173 New faculty bring wealth of knowledge, experience to the area

Having 23 new faculty members at UIS this year means that a lot of knowledge and expertise has moved into the area. They will work in all four colleges at UIS and have studies at many, many different universities. Check out their bios and pictures. Related links: Academics at UIS Lan Dong was “University Scholar”… Read More »

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 »