On a gorgeous fall Sunday in October, the first Springfield Marathon came to UIS. It attracted 1,550 runners and was universally praised for its smooth operation. Many thanks to Bill Stokes of the Springfield Road Runners Club for bringing the event to Springfield and UIS. We’re already talking about doing it again next year.
Community (in general)
Springfield radio station WFMB (1450 AM) will broadcast nine UIS basketball games this season — seven men’s games and two women’s contests broadcast by John Levin and Tim Schweizer. The games will air on the radio and on the websites UISPrairieStars.com and SportsRadio1450.com. The list of games is here.
As UIS expands, the 15 sworn officers on the UIS Police Department are vigilant about keeping people safe – keeping the campus safe. UIS is among the safest university campuses. If you’ve come to campus, you’ve probably seen Officer Ross Owens on duty. Related links: UIS Police Department How you can sign up for Emergency… Read More »
We’re very pleased that UIS students helped to collect 11,147 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night this year – and just as grateful that the community responded so well to our students’ Trick or Treating for Canned Goods. Thanks to all.
The UIS athletic department is hosting a series of STARS Club “SPI” Tour events this fall. The first two were at the Brickhouse Grill and Pub and Quaker Steak and Lube. For dates and locations of the next ones, go here. Related links: About the Booster Club known as the STARS Club
Chancellor Koch writes a monthly column for the Springfield newspaper. In December 2012, she wrote about three exceptional international students – one from India, one from China, and one from Turkey. She noted that these students help to shape the Springfield community with a global perspective. Related links: List of Chancellor Koch’s articles and messages… Read More »
It’s common to see joggers and walkers on the UIS campus. What a beautiful place to enjoy nature and get some exercise – mostly on flat ground. Here are some possible routes; we’ve already done the math for you.
UIS will have the starting line and finish line for the first Springfield Marathon on Sunday, October 20. More than a thousand runners are expected – along with their family members and guests. Planning has been going on for months and it should be a great day for Springfield.
A new exhibit at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery grows from The Golden Book of Springfield, a novel written in 1920 by local poet Vachel Lindsay. In the novel, Lindsay imagined world peace coming to Springfield in 2018. The exhibit features screen shots of Springfield homes as seen on Google maps.
In the very competitive Great Lakes Valley Conference, UIS needs more athletic scholarships to recruit more student-athletes to be more competitive in more sports. AD Kim Pate has a vision of making the UIS teams the pride of Springfield. So the Stars Club exists as a Booster Club and already has generated significant community support…. Read More »