Community (in general)

289 Appellate Justices hold arguments at UIS

The fourth district appellate court held oral arguments at UIS in 2015. It was a unique opportunity that allowed students interested in law a chance to observe the legal system. Related links: Appellate Justices hold arguments

288 Shop 24 opens on UIS campus

Students and visitors to the UIS campus can now purchase those late night convenience items right on campus. Shop24 is a self-contained, automated and refrigerated convenience store designed to allow consumers to purchase items 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Related Links: Shop 24 opens on UIS campus UIS Journal article on Shop24

287 UIS Athletics Kids Night Out

Each year the University of Illinois Springfield Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) plays host to kids from around the area and gives parents a much needed break. Kids get to hang out with UIS student-athletes, play sports, games and do crafts. The money raised goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the national NCAA Division II initiative. Related… Read More »

286 UIS bridging international boundaries

Students at UIS have the opportunity to immerse themselves in other cultures on campus by applying to live in the International House. The experience gives them a more global outlook in their lives and eventual careers. Related Links: International House International House video International Student Services Chancellor’s Blog; International Students bring new perspectives International students… Read More »

285 UIS exercise loops keeping people fit

Those great circular loops around the UIS campus are sought after by joggers and walkers looking for a scenic view with less traffic. Related Links: Maps of exercise loops around campus Rec Center tips for staying healthy University Fitness Challenge

284 Community invited to Forensics Showcase

At the end of each year, the award-winning Forensics Team invites students, faculty and the general public to watch what they’ve been perfecting all year. Related Links: Forensics Team website What is Parliamentary Debate? 2015 Forensics Showcase Forensics Team wins big at national tournament

283 UIS neighbors with Strawbridge-Shepard House

A joint effort between UIS and the Iles Foundation has resulted in the historic 1840’s era Strawbridge-Shepard House being restored to its glory and preserved in Springfield’s history. UIS will be able to utilize the facility for educational events. Related Links: UIS Isles House Foundation join forces to save historic house Strawbridge-Shepherd House added to… Read More »

282 Partners in Education

UIS’s Sangamon Auditorium and Springfield Public Schools have teamed up for the national program called ‘Partners in Education.’ The program promotes partnerships in communities across the country between arts organizations and local school districts, focusing on the development of arts education programs for teachers. Related Links: Sangamon Auditorium Partners in Education Partners in Education Institute… Read More »

281 Under the Dome inspires tomorrow’s leaders

UIS hosts “Under the Dome” to educate students about state government and also let them know about the opportunities available at UIS. Related Links: Under the Dome 2014 photos Under the Dome 2014 video Under the Dome information

280 Community hosts UIS International Students for Thanksgiving

Each year, International Students are invited into UIS employees home’s for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It’s often the first time they’ve experienced the holiday in the United States. Related Links: International Thanksgiving International students get a taste of Thanksgiving International students have their first Thanksgiving An American Thanksgiving