Want to meet young professionals? Many UIS alumni are active in The Young Springfield Professionals Network (YSPN), which provides opportunities to network with your peers through various social, community service and networking events. Related links: Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce UIS Alumni Association
Community (in general)
With a growing population of Latino students, UIS has a lot of activities for Hispanic Heritage Month. The Organization of Latin American Students has become more and more active in recent years and has developed connections to the community Related links: List of events for Hispanic Heritage Month
It’s the time of year when students are exploring internship opportunities and organizations are looking for interns. Here’s the place to start looking. If you’re a business and organization, the best starting place is the Applied Study Term Program Office – contact that office and say what you’re looking for.
A couple of plays that won the Pulitzer Prize are featured in this season’s productions by the UIS Theatre Program. They are Clybourne Park and How I Learned to Drive. For more information about these plays and purchasing tickets, click here. Related links: How to volunteer in UIS Theatre productions Previous productions going back to… Read More »
Moms and dads and grandmas and siblings will be heading to the UIS campus October 4-6 for Family Weekend, one of the activities of Student Life. They are encouraged to wear “UIS blue” when they’re in Springfield to bring greater visibility to the state capital university. Apparel can be ordered from the UIS Bookstore. Related… Read More »
On their first day of practice, the UIS women’s soccer team also did their first community service project. Such activities are among the pillars of the NCAA Division II university. The new coach this year is Molly Grisham, a graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School. Related links: Grisham completes coaching staff
UIS is one of the major partners of The Springfield Project, which seeks to unite Springfield by working to improve the quality of life by addressing community problems in neighborhoods. UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch is on the Board of Directors.
The Springfield Business Journal honors 40 amazing people under the age of 40 every year. As in previous years, this summer’s groups included 13 UIS alumni. Related links: Alumni Association
Every UIS student and employee has an identification card called and i-card, and they’re fortunate to be eligible for discounts called “i-card perk$” from a number of local merchants. See the list of participating merchants. These are popular with students. Related links: Information for merchants interested in participating
A proposed $20 million student union at UIS, scheduled for opening in 2016, has created a positive buzz on campus and in the community. With a ballroom seating 400 to 500 people, it will be a new destination for community events as well as for our students. Related links: The Student Union website with detailed… Read More »