Nonprofit Sector

316 UIS continues tradition with Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series

Since 2002, The UIS Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series brings scholars and policy specialists of national renown to Springfield to present lectures on a contemporary public policy issue, but one that engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era. Related Links: Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series “Lincoln and Voting Rights”- 2015 UIS Lincoln Legacy Lectures to… Read More »

315 UIS Internships and prior learning benefit community, students

Chances are when you are out and about in the Springfield area you are coming into contact with a UIS student participating in the one of three internship programs offered through the university. Related Links: Internships and Prior Learning Services Prior Learning information Graduate intern programs Service Learning

313 UIS’ Shakespeare Garden marks the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death

Visitors to UIS can now sit beside William Shakespeare in the newly unveiled garden bearing his name. The garden features plants often mentioned in Shakespeare’s work. Related Links: SJR Column: Shakespeare Garden, September 2016 UIS unveils new Shakespeare Garden, marking the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death Shakespeare Garden dedicated at UIS Unveiling Shakespeare Garden… Read More »

312 Star Parties made accessible for people with disabilities

UIS’s much beloved Star Parties can be enjoyed by more people thanks to the use of a special telescope. Related Links: UIS to host Sunday Star Party for people with disabilities UIS schedules Sunday Star Parties for people with disabilities The University of Illinois at Springfield’s astronomy program developed the world’s first telescope for people with… Read More »

311 UIS Challenge Course helps build teamwork

The UIS low-team Challenge Course offers participants the opportunity to work on communication, problem solving, trust and teamwork with a trained UIS facilitator. Related Links: Challenge Course information UIS to cut ribbon on new team building Challenge Course UIS Challenge Course teaches trust, teamwork

310 Engaged Citizenship Common Experience, teaches, connects

All UIS students are required to take 10 hours of Engaged Citizenship Common Experience courses, which encourage a commitment to making a difference in the world. Speaker events are open to anyone in the community. Related Links: Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) ECCE Speakers Series schedule ECCE Speakers Series Video on Demand Propose a Speakers… Read More »

308 UIS brings award-winning authors to campus

Through the One Book, One UIS, and other means, UIS brings relevant authors face-to-face with students and the community. Related Links: Civil-rights icon John Lewis discusses graphic memoir during UIS appearance Award-winning author Katherine Boo to speak at UIS UIS invites the community to read “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” as featured “one book” Lincoln Legacy… Read More »

307 Legacy Dance Team teaches dance

Members of the UIS Legacy Dance Team reach out to the community to teach rhythm and dance. Related Links: UIS Legacy Dance Team teaches elementary students some moves Student Groups on campus Student Affairs calendar

305 UIS Alumni Profiles highlight successes

Find out what UIS Alumni are up to after they receive their degrees. Alumni Profiles celebrate the successes and ambitions of UIS alums. Related Links: UIS Alumni Profiles UIS Alumni UIS Alumni Board