330 Career Connections Expo connects local students and employers

At the Career Connections Expo, students from UIS, Lincoln Land, and ITT get to put their best foot forward in front of hundreds of potential employers, who are looking to fill positions, internships and make connections. Related Links: 2016 Career Connections Expo Career Fair policies Career Fair Resume Books Career Development Center Dress for Success

329 UIS Band makes beautiful music with the community

UIS musical organizations are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.  Whether your musical interest is in chamber orchestra, pep bands or Old Time Jam, it’s all here at UIS. Related Links: About UIS Music UIS Music Scholarships UIS Music Archives Band Ensembles Basketball Pep Band & Jazz Band, Old Time Jam PAC Echoes… Read More »

328 UIS Prairie Project maintains native Illinois prairie

Native Illinois prairieland has dwindled from 22 million acres to less than 2500 acres. UIS is proud to maintain a few of those for the public to learn from and enjoy. Related Links: UIS Prairie offers sustainability and opportunities to university SAGE SAGE Points of Pride Prairie Grass Restoration

326 American Museum of Natural History gets some help from UIS

Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History in New York will be able to learn all about the human microbiome an interactive exhibit that two UIS Professors helped create. Related Links: UIS professors help contribute to new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History New York City museum exhibit includes UIS contribution UIS… Read More »

323 Communicating through social media

There are many options to stay in touch with UIS these days, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, just to name a few. Related Links: Social Media: By the People, for the People Social Media Standards UIS Spreads Social Media Safety To Local Students UIS Prairie Stars social media #UISedu

322 UIS Alumni honored Pulitzer Prize

UIS alumni are making a difference in the world every day.  A select few have been recognized with the Pulitzer Prize. Related Links: UIS Pulitzer Prize-winning alum honored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities UIS Alumnus Mitch Pugh leads The Post and Courier to a Pulitzer Prize Points of Pride Pulitzer Prize-winning… Read More »

320 UIS goes tobacco free

UIS institutes a two-phase campus approach for going smoke free. Related Links: UIS announces new tobacco-free campus policy Tobacco-Free Campus Policy – Effective July 1, 2016 Chancellor Koch – UIS Tobacco-Free Policy Message, January 2015 Tobacco Free Policy Smoking policy task force Sangamon Auditorium smoking policy

319 Community, students get into character with UIS Theatre

Not only can the community come enjoy a local production, they also have the chance to audition and perform. Related Links: About UIS THEATRE Points of Pride Current Season Upcoming auditions Ticket information UIS opens theater season with ‘Importance of Being Earnest’

317 Homecoming a great time for entire community

From the parade to the Prairie Star games and fireworks. Homecoming has a little something for everyone. Related Links: UIS Homecoming Weekend activities announced UIS announced Homecoming activities Homecoming information Homecoming parade Family weekend Homecoming week for UIS Athletics

315 UIS Internships and prior learning benefit community, students

Chances are when you are out and about in the Springfield area you are coming into contact with a UIS student participating in the one of three internship programs offered through the university. Related Links: Internships and Prior Learning Services Prior Learning information Graduate intern programs Service Learning