Category: Alumni

359 Coping with grief

The University of Illinois Springfield and its community partners, Memorial Medical System and Butler Funeral Homes, helped lead a grief workshop for the public to teach about loss that occurs without closure or understanding. Related links: UIS hosts ambiguous grief workshop; loss that occurs without closure or understanding UIS to present workshop on “Death, Grief,… 359 Coping with grief Read More »

354 Teaching the community how to lobby effectively

The Institute for Legal, Legislative and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield hosted an annual day-long seminar to teach participants practical lobbying skills. Participants learned about lobbying resources, advanced strategies and tactics, state budge insights and considerations and winning grassroots efforts – all taught by experienced and successful lobbyists and senior administrative professionals…. 354 Teaching the community how to lobby effectively Read More »

347 Memorial CEO receives honorary UIS degree

Memorial CEO Ed Curtis received an honorary doctor of humane letters during the 2017 UIS Commencement Ceremony. Curtis was nominated by the UIS Department of Allied Health for his outstanding leadership and innovative leadership in health care administration as well as his sustained and exceptional community service. Related Links: UIS to hold two commencement ceremonies… 347 Memorial CEO receives honorary UIS degree Read More »

345 Young Abraham Lincoln statue unveiled on campus

The University of Illinois Springfield unveiled The Young Lawyer statue. The 6’4” sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, by renowned artist George Lundeen is featured on the quad, west of the colonnade. Related Links: UIS unveils statue of young Abraham Lincoln UIS unveils its first Lincoln statue, ‘The Young Lawyer’ Lincoln statue is new landmark on campus… 345 Young Abraham Lincoln statue unveiled on campus Read More »

344 UIS hosts Chinese delegates to learn about U.S. education

Some Chinese educators spent months attending classes at the University of Illinois Springfield to learn about the American educational system. The delegation attended a teacher education class and shared the differences and similarities in preparing for the classroom. Related Links: Chinese delegates observe US education Department of Teacher Education

343 UIS partners with IDOT for child safety seat checks

The University of Illinois Springfield teamed up with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety and the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office to host a free child safety seat check to the community. Related Links: UIS teaming with IDOT, Secretary of State’s Office for child safety seat checks UIS offering free child safety… 343 UIS partners with IDOT for child safety seat checks Read More »