Government Sector

266 Recipients connect with donors at Scholarship Luncheon

More than 275 people attended the annual UIS Scholarship Luncheon, which brings together donors and scholarship recipients. For many of the donors it was their first time meeting the students they support. Related Links: UIS Scholarship Luncheon 2014 Video Showing our appreciation for scholarship donors 2011 – 2012 Scholarship Recipients Chancellor’s remarks at the 2011… Read More »

265 Innocence Project helps free man imprisoned for 29 years

A Chicago man who had proclaimed his innocence for nearly 30 years was set free from prison after DNA tests ruled him out as a suspect. Jim Abernathy was represented by the Illinois Innocence Project based out of UIS. Related Links: The Illinois Innocence Project UIS Illinois Innocence Project uses DNA evidence to exonerate man… Read More »

257 9 things the government sector can do

Build on civic pride already existing. 83% of Illinoisans rate their community as an excellent or good place to live. Tell people to put this pride to work instead of dwelling on criticism. Teach and promote civic skills. Provide leadership training. Make it easier for people to register to vote. Get up to speed technologically…. Read More »

255 8 major civic engagement activities – descriptions

Community Involvement Activities (secular): Such activities include volunteering, membership and participation in organizations, working with others to solve community problems, serving on a board, and attending a committee meeting or a board or council meeting. Almost two-thirds of our respondents (66%) reported volunteering time to at least one type of organization. More than one in… Read More »

251 68 recommendations on how to get people involved

The Illinois Civic Engagement Project identified 68 ways that people at all levels of society can encourage people to get more involved in their communities. Here is the list of the 68 ways (PDF). Related links: Final report of the Illinois Civic Engagement Project About the Illinois Civic Engagement Project Other resources related to the project

250 Congressman Davis has advisory meetings at UIS

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis used University Hall at UIS as the host site for meetings with two of his advisory groups on May 13, 2014 – one for elementary and secondary leaders in his 13th Congressional District and the other for higher education leaders. He listened intently to their concerns about education.

239 To alumni who work in government: Speak your truth

State Senator Kimberly Lightford, a UIS alum, was the featured speaker at the UIS Alumni in Government breakfast earlier this year. She gave an inspirational speech about her rise to the state Senate and had some good advice for other alumni. Related links: See more pictures of UIS alumni at that breakfast

236 UIS featured in the news 150+ times a month

UIS students and faculty get mentioned in news outlets in the state of Illinois more than 150 times a month, and we do our best to keep track of them. Related links: For more information, contact Blake Wood Visit the UIS Newsroom online

229 Employee of the Year widely known to local community

Carolyn Neitzke directs the UIS Conference Center, which hosts hundreds of events every year for external groups and the campus community, is a familiar face because of her many, many contacts. She also provides extraordinary customer service and was named the 2013 UIS Employee of the Year. Related links: Student newspaper account of this award… Read More »