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.
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.