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201 Community donates 11,000+ pounds of food

We’re very pleased that UIS students helped to collect 11,147 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night this year – and just as grateful that the community responded so well to our students’ Trick or Treating for Canned Goods. Thanks to all.

200 Regular webinars from UIS offer continuing education

Continuing Education at the University of Illinois Springfield is designed to help you develop new skills, update existing skills, discover new interests, or simply have fun. They are high quality at an affordable price –taught by professors and working professionals. Here are the upcoming webinars.

187 New fund honors Larry Golden and provides scholarship

Larry Golden, founder of the Illinois Innocence Project, has been honored with the Dr. Larry Golden Illinois Innocence Project Fund. Gifts to this fund will help to create scholarships for students working on the project and help with expenses. Related links: Illinois Innocence Project (formerly the Downstate Innocence Project)

183 More than a hundred recruiters coming to campus for Career Fair

The “Foot in the Door” Career Fair has transitioned from a part-time job fair to a major career fair. More than 100 recruiters will be at the career fair Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Students will be able to connect with employers about full-time positions, part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Alumni are also welcome.

182 The easiest place to learn about internships at UIS

It’s the time of year when students are exploring internship opportunities and organizations are looking for interns. Here’s the place to start looking. If you’re a business and organization, the best starting place is the Applied Study Term Program Office – contact that office and say what you’re looking for.

177 Women’s soccer players start with community service

On their first day of practice, the UIS women’s soccer team also did their first community service project. Such activities are among the pillars of the NCAA Division II university. The new coach this year is Molly Grisham, a graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School. Related links:  Grisham completes coaching staff

176 Reorganization of school districts studied by UIS professor

Dr. Scott Day has completed more than 18 feasibility studies for school districts around the state that are looking into reorganization.  He works in conjunction with assistant professors Leonard Bogle and William Phillips. Day talks about his work in this video

175 “The Springfield Project” gets into neighborhoods

UIS is one of the major partners of The Springfield Project, which seeks to unite Springfield by working to improve the quality of life by addressing community problems in neighborhoods. UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch is on the Board of Directors.

172 Students all over the city for 2013 Service-a-Thon

UIS students launched the new school year by volunteering at the American Red Cross local chapter, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, Hospital Sister’s Mission Outreach, and the St. John’s Breadline. It was a great Service-A-Thon. Related links: Who to contact at UIS if you want student volunteers