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167 The four promises of UIS to the community

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

164 Great journalism results in national awards for Illinois Issues

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

163 Obama came to UIS in 1998 for interview with professor

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 »

159 UIS’s Chris Mooney launches political science journal

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 »

155 Where you can find many civic engagement tools and links

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.

150 Hundreds of students work in local internships

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.

143 Congressmen Schock, Shimkus visit UIS together

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.

142 Sen. Durbin talks with students about textbook costs

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.

140 Where you can contract for professional survey research

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.