One of the best intern programs in a state legislature is based at UIS. Many of these interns go on to have outstanding careers in public service, and the best ones are honored in the Samuel K. Gove Legislative Internship Hall of Fame. I had something to do with getting this Hall of Fame off… Read More »
Continuing Education at the University of Illinois Springfield is designed to help you develop new skills, update existing skills, discover new interests, or simply have fun. They are high quality at an affordable price –taught by professors and working professionals. Here are the upcoming webinars.
State Representatives Wayne Rosenthal and Adam Brown, both UIS alumni, and another colleague came to the rescue of a man who was injured in an unusual accident in Decatur late last month. Chancellor Koch blogged about this issue and said she wasn’t the least bit surprised by their actions.
Some of the best interns in the Illinois Legislative Staff Internship Program (ILSIP) are elected every two years into the Samuel K. Gove Hall of Fame. They are honored for having great careers in public service. The last five were inducted in 2011, and more will be inducted this fall. A plaque hangs in the… Read More »
The “Foot in the Door” Career Fair has transitioned from a part-time job fair to a major career fair. More than 100 recruiters will be at the career fair Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Students will be able to connect with employers about full-time positions, part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Alumni are also welcome.
If you’re wondering what UIS is all about, we summarize it with four core promises: UIS is teaching-focused, has an abundance of opportunities to collaborate, has a supportive community that is just the right size, and has a tradition of educating public servants and other leaders. Related links: The UIS brand: Leadership lived
Illinois Issues, published since 1975, won five national journalism awards in the 2010 statehouse reporting contest sponsored by Capitolbeat, the association of state capitol reporters and editors. Among the winners was executive editor Dana Heupel and columnist Charlie Wheeler. Related links: Wheeler also wins top honors in 2006 Wheeler inducted in Lincoln League of Journalists
When Barack Obama was in his second year as an Illinois state senator in 1998, he came to UIS to be interviewed by political scientist Jack Van Der Slik. He was still six years away from being elected a U.S. senator. Watch the entire interview here. Related links: “Community organizer” Obama also wrote article for… Read More »
At the 10th annual State Politics and Policy Conference held at UIS, Dr. Chris Mooney received the surprise announcement that he was named University Scholar 2010. He was the founding editor of State Politics and Policy Quarterly, a journal recognized by the American Political Science Association. Related links: Mooney named director of IGPA National award… Read More »
UIS has a long history of civic engagement. Its Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center provides many links and interactive tools, some of which are really fun. One of the more interesting ones is the Civic Literacy Quiz. Think you know civics? Take the quiz and find out.