Category: Government Sector

357 Raising money for Hazel Dell Elementary School

More than a dozen students UIS’ Human Development Counseling program held a special fundraiser to raise money for school supplies for Hazel Dell Elementary School. “Canvas with a Cause” also helped highlight the inequities of public education funding for low income schools. Related links: UIS students raise money for Hazel Dell Elementary School Public Engagement… 357 Raising money for Hazel Dell Elementary School Read More »

356 National survey measures attitudes on transgender rights

A survey project at the University of Illinois Springfield titled “Examining Attitudes Toward the “T” in LGBT,” asked individuals about several key policy areas including healthcare, prison, military service, and K-12 education. Related links: UIS researchers examine attitudes towards transgender rights in national survey UIS Survey Research Examining the “T” in LGBT

355 Endangered osprey’s reintroduced to central Illinois

Tih-Feh Ting, associate professor of environmental studies, partnered with the Illinois Audubon Society to translocate 12 six-week old ospreys from Virginia to Illinois. Related links: UIS professor relocates endangered osprey birds to Illinois UIS students, faculty assist with osprey chicks UIS professor to relocate endangered osprey birds to Illinois

354 Teaching the community how to lobby effectively

The Institute for Legal, Legislative and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield hosted an annual day-long seminar to teach participants practical lobbying skills. Participants learned about lobbying resources, advanced strategies and tactics, state budge insights and considerations and winning grassroots efforts – all taught by experienced and successful lobbyists and senior administrative professionals…. 354 Teaching the community how to lobby effectively Read More »

350 Coca-Cola Foundation grant awarded to study rivers, ecosystems

A $25,000 grant will help fund a joint project between UIS and the Universidade Eastadual de Maringa in Brazil to study the ecology of the Illinois and Parana Rivers. The grant encourages opportunities for study abroad in the field of environmental science with an emphasis on water. Related Links: UIS gets grant to study rivers… 350 Coca-Cola Foundation grant awarded to study rivers, ecosystems Read More »

348 American League of Bicyclists recognizes UIS as bicycle friendly

UIS was awarded the Bronze Bicycle Friendly University award for education, promoting and providing a bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. Related Links: University of Illinois Springfield named Bronze Bicycle Friendly University Bicycle Registration UIS Bicycle Advisory Committee We’re working to make UIS a Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) and we need your help! UIS… 348 American League of Bicyclists recognizes UIS as bicycle friendly Read More »

346 UIS Researchers combine art and science to capture tiniest images

UIS researchers are using focus stacking to help view microorganisms on a larger scale. The new technology is a team effort from UIS Biology Professor Michael Lemke, UIS Associate Professor of Art, Mike Miller and photographer, Tom Lemke. The team’s scientific artwork was placed on exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center. Related Links: UIS… 346 UIS Researchers combine art and science to capture tiniest images Read More »

345 Young Abraham Lincoln statue unveiled on campus

The University of Illinois Springfield unveiled The Young Lawyer statue. The 6’4” sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, by renowned artist George Lundeen is featured on the quad, west of the colonnade. Related Links: UIS unveils statue of young Abraham Lincoln UIS unveils its first Lincoln statue, ‘The Young Lawyer’ Lincoln statue is new landmark on campus… 345 Young Abraham Lincoln statue unveiled on campus Read More »