UIS student Zachary Sullivan from the Quad-Cities was elected governor of the statewide Model Illinois Government (MIG) organization in 2013. MIG puts on a government simulation for over 300 college students each year at the state capitol. Sullivan chose UIS because of its location in the state capital and the hands-on experiences it provides to… Read More »
UIS students participate actively in Model United Nations at the Model UN Conference in New York each spring. An outstanding UIS student, Priyanko Deo, won the best delegate award out of 400 students, which earned her an invitation to the Global United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
UIS partnered with the Illinois National Guard to educate troops being deployed to Afghanistan. They discussed the country’s infrastructure, history, culture, public health needs, and economic structure.
UIS has been the site of ILEAD U (Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover) Initiative in recent years. The initiative is part of the Illinois State Library’s effort to use web technologies that foster community participation to create innovation and positive change.
Hundreds of college students converged on the State Capitol in Springfield in support of continued funding for the Monetary Award Program, which helps students most in need of financial assistance.
The Illinois House of Representatives started coming to UIS in 2007, when the House Chamber was undergoing renovation, for its swearing-in ceremony in January. They enjoyed the hospitality so much that they returned in 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Two graduates of the Public Affairs Reporting program have won Pulitzer Prizes: Kathy Best and Deb Peterson. Best returned years later from Seattle, in 2013, to be the UIS commencement speaker.
The federal National Security Agency has designated the UIS Computer Science Department as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. With growing concerns about information security, UIS has expertise in training students to work in this industry.
A lot of people still don’t know that you can rent up to six conference rooms and Brookens Auditorium for your workshops or events on the ground floor of the Public Affairs Center, and hundreds of groups have used them over the decades. Contact Conference Services for more information.
Former Governor Jim Edgar and Capitol Fax editor Rich Miller discuss “whether there are two states of Illinois” at an ECCE speaking engagement on the UIS campus in June 2013. Watch the entire 64-minute video. When you click on the link, it might say “Board of Trustees Chicago” meeting, but just click on the play… Read More »