Community (in general)

321 UIS Students tie yellow ribbons on campus

Each Veteran’s Day, you’ll find yellow ribbons on dozens of trees that line the UIS campus. Each year students place the ribbons showing support for the U.S. Military. Related Links: UIS students honor Veterans with yellow ribbons on campus UIS students tie hundreds of yellow ribbons to honor Veterans UIS students honor veterans by tying… 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’

318 UIS Remembers 9/11

Each year on September 11, the UIS campus pauses to remember the events of September 11, 2001. Related Links: UIS Honors Those Lost in 9/11 Attacks Chancellor Koch, Remembering 9-11 Student Volunteers Create 9/11 Video UIS holds events to remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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

316 UIS continues tradition with Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series

Since 2002, The UIS Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series brings scholars and policy specialists of national renown to Springfield to present lectures on a contemporary public policy issue, but one that engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era. Related Links: Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series “Lincoln and Voting Rights”- 2015 UIS Lincoln Legacy Lectures to… Read More »

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

314 UIS Foreign and Independent Film Series encourages culture, education

Each year the UIS Office of Student Life sponsors the Foreign and Independent Film Series which is free and open to the public. Related Links: Fall 2015 Foreign and Independent Film Series UIS annual film series kicks off Sept. 25 Sangamon Auditorium, Sam Lay in Bluesland UIS Office of Student Life

313 UIS’ Shakespeare Garden marks the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death

Visitors to UIS can now sit beside William Shakespeare in the newly unveiled garden bearing his name. The garden features plants often mentioned in Shakespeare’s work. Related Links: SJR Column: Shakespeare Garden, September 2016 UIS unveils new Shakespeare Garden, marking the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death Shakespeare Garden dedicated at UIS Unveiling Shakespeare Garden… Read More »

312 Star Parties made accessible for people with disabilities

UIS’s much beloved Star Parties can be enjoyed by more people thanks to the use of a special telescope. Related Links: UIS to host Sunday Star Party for people with disabilities UIS schedules Sunday Star Parties for people with disabilities The University of Illinois at Springfield’s astronomy program developed the world’s first telescope for people with… Read More »