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129 High-powered community committee got UIS going

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.

118 UIS student elected Illinois governor at Model Illinois Government

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 »

117 UIS students do very well in Model United Nations

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.

110 UIS hosts Illinois State Library initiative on using technology

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.