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.
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals, spoke in a packed Sangamon Auditorium as part of the Jim Edgar Lecture Series, a program of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. What a privilege for UIS to collaborate with the Lincoln institutions located in Springfield.
Ospreys, a fish-eating bird of prey, are endangered in Illinois. So Dr. Tih-Fen Ting and UIS students are trying to get them re-established. The birds are being kept at Anderson Lake near Havana, Illinois. As adults, ospreys usually return to nest in the area where they were raised. The hope is that these chicks will do… Read More »
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.
You might want to watch this one more than once because this “Forty Years in Review” presentation shows you 40 years of spectacular SSU and UIS history in just three minutes.
Sangamon State had not been open a year when a tradition emerged – the wearing of floppy hats to celebrate innovation and having a university in the state capital city.
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.