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.
Community (in general)
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 »
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
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.