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239 To alumni who work in government: Speak your truth

State Senator Kimberly Lightford, a UIS alum, was the featured speaker at the UIS Alumni in Government breakfast earlier this year. She gave an inspirational speech about her rise to the state Senate and had some good advice for other alumni. Related links: See more pictures of UIS alumni at that breakfast

221 Chris Young gets Outstanding Thesis Award

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 »

206 You probably know some of these new Hall of Famers

One of the best intern programs in a state legislature is based at UIS. Many of these interns go on to have outstanding careers in public service, and the best ones are honored in the Samuel K. Gove Legislative Internship Hall of Fame. I had something to do with getting this Hall of Fame off… Read More »

205 Star Parties’ Charlie Schweighauser honored by Alumni Assn.

The originator of the popular Friday Night Star Parties, Charlie Schweighauser, was honored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association this month for his distinguished service to the university. Another honoree, Richard Osborne, received the Alumni Achievement Award. Related links: You could have seen the meteor shower Special telescope available for people with disabilities More… Read More »

203 Many meet scholarship recipients at annual luncheon

UIS recognized scholarship donors during the annual Scholarship Luncheon on October 23, 2013. More than 250 people attended; for many of the donors it was their first time meeting the students they support. Related links: More information about scholarships