Springfield School District 186 and other school districts look to the Teacher Education Program at UIS to find highly qualified teachers. Here’s what you can do for your own career if you go through this program.
Many UIS students are beginning or continuing real-world experiences in internships as the new academic year gets under way. If you’re in the community looking for an intern, you might want to start by checking out the Applied Study Term Program or the Career Development Center.
The two congressmen came to UIS in 2009 for a Small Business Advisory Council meeting. Shimkus had represented the southeastern part of Springfield for many years and Schock represents the west and north sides. After redistricting, Rodney Davis became the congressman representing UIS.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, who lives in Springfield, came to campus to talk with UIS students about the rising costs of textbooks and the College Textbook Affordability Act. Durbin authored the legislation, which went into effect in 2010.
Are you in need of survey research about a particular topic? The Survey Research Office at UIS is designed to meet the research needs of organizations, nonprofits, government agencies, University departments, and faculty members. It offers credibility and objectivity. Here is a partial list of projects.
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals, spoke in a packed Sangamon Auditorium as part of the Jim Edgar Lecture Series, a program of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. What a privilege for UIS to collaborate with the Lincoln institutions located in Springfield.
Ospreys, a fish-eating bird of prey, are endangered in Illinois. So Dr. Tih-Fen Ting and UIS students are trying to get them re-established. The birds are being kept at Anderson Lake near Havana, Illinois. As adults, ospreys usually return to nest in the area where they were raised. The hope is that these chicks will do… Read More »
A committee of fifteen people called the Committee for Higher Education in Central Illinois led the way in the 1960s to raise $1 million to buy the land for a community college (Lincoln Land) and university (Sangamon State, now called UIS). A resolution forever remembering these fifteen people hangs in the Hatmaker Room at UIS.
You might want to watch this one more than once because this “Forty Years in Review” presentation shows you 40 years of spectacular SSU and UIS history in just three minutes.
Sangamon State had not been open a year when a tradition emerged – the wearing of floppy hats to celebrate innovation and having a university in the state capital city.