Category: Government Sector

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 »

344 UIS hosts Chinese delegates to learn about U.S. education

Some Chinese educators spent months attending classes at the University of Illinois Springfield to learn about the American educational system. The delegation attended a teacher education class and shared the differences and similarities in preparing for the classroom. Related Links: Chinese delegates observe US education Department of Teacher Education

343 UIS partners with IDOT for child safety seat checks

The University of Illinois Springfield teamed up with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety and the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office to host a free child safety seat check to the community. Related Links: UIS teaming with IDOT, Secretary of State’s Office for child safety seat checks UIS offering free child safety… 343 UIS partners with IDOT for child safety seat checks Read More »

341 UIS is home to an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation

The UIS Biology Club maintains an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation (#16690) near the Health Sciences Building on the UIS campus. A Waystation is a monarch habitat with milkweed, nectar sources and shelter to encourage monarch conservation. Related Links: UIS participates in Monarch butterfly challenge Monarch Waystation Program UISedu Twitter