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214 UIS students head downtown for Holiday Walk

Dozens of UIS students organized themselves to take part in the downtown Springfield Holiday Walk on December 11, 2013. This was part of the effort by student leaders this year to make themselves more visible as the UIS student body downtown and around the city.

213 UIS hosts Springfield’s “First Citizens”

UIS hosted what is believed to be the first-ever gathering of “First Citizens” named by the Springfield State Journal-Register. The reception occurred December 14, 2013, in The Recreation and Athletic Center. UIS Chancellor Susan Koch was on the panel that selected Wally Henderson this year.

208 First Springfield Marathon begins and ends at UIS

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.

207 Local radio station will feature nine UIS basketball games

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.

204 UIS police officers provide assistance to students, community

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 »

201 Community donates 11,000+ pounds of food

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.

198 Local pubs become spots for STARS club tour

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

197 Chancellor writes column about international students

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 »