Government Sector

295 UIS Innocence Project hosts Defenders of the Innocent

The Illinois Innocence Project, based at the University of Illinois Springfield, hosts an annual Defenders of the Innocent each year to educate Related Links: ECCE Guest speakers – Ronald Cotton & Jennifer Thompson The Circle of Empathy We Choose to Inhabit Brian Banks story: Speaker 2014 Illinois Innocence Project at UIS awarded $249,999 federal grant to help… Read More »

292 Read what UIS is writing

UIS professors, students, alumni and faculty are gifted with the pen. Find out what’s being published. Related Links: Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good Energy Law Journal Nobody Calls Just to Say Hello: Reflections on Twenty-Two Years in the Illinois Senate Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy… Read More »

289 Appellate Justices hold arguments at UIS

The fourth district appellate court held oral arguments at UIS in 2015. It was a unique opportunity that allowed students interested in law a chance to observe the legal system. Related links: Appellate Justices hold arguments

281 Under the Dome inspires tomorrow’s leaders

UIS hosts “Under the Dome” to educate students about state government and also let them know about the opportunities available at UIS. Related Links: Under the Dome 2014 photos Under the Dome 2014 video Under the Dome information

276 Lincoln life mask donated to UIS

On February 11, 1865, Abraham Lincoln consented to having another life mask made of him by the sculptor Clark Mills. A bronze copy of the mask is now on display at Brookens Library, donated by the McGraw family. Related Links: Lincoln life mask donated to UIS by McGraw Family Renowned Lincoln Scholar Michael Burlingame accepts… Read More »

274 UIS Students take top honors at MIG

UIS is one of 30 colleges and universities around the state that participates in the Model Illinois Government simulation each spring at the Illinois State Capitol.  This year’s UIS participants won awards and the top offices. Related Links: Winning awards and offices at the Model Illinois Government simulation Model Illinois Government Club 2014 Model Illinois… Read More »

272 UIS student elected to Benld City Council

Political Science major Peyton Bernot is already putting his education to good use as an elected member of the Benld City Council and Gillespie School Board. Related Links: Leadership Lived Video

270 UIS hosts Illinois House Inauguration for 5th year

The University of Illinois Springfield was proud to host the inauguration of the Illinois House of Representatives on January 14, 2015. A crowd of over 1,700 people gathered in Sangamon Auditorium to watch Illinois lawmakers take the oath of office. Related Links: 2015 Inauguration Video 2013 Inauguration UIS hosts 97th Illinois General Assembly House Inauguration Another historical… Read More »

268 UIS and Downtown Springfield go hand-in-hand

The University of Illinois Springfield shows its community pride for Downtown Springfield, Illinois. Related Links: UIS and Downtown Springfield, a wonderful partnership UIS supports Downtown Springfield video

267 UIS economic impact on Sangamon County

A new study shows how the University of Illinois Springfield is having a major impact on the Sangamon County economy. In Fiscal Year 2013-14, the university added $176.8 million in additional income to the local economy. Related Links: Economic Impact News Release SJR Column: Economic Impact, January 2015 UIS Impact About the study Demonstrating the… Read More »