A citywide progressive celebration marked the grand opening of “Bearing Witness: The Art of Preston Jackson” at four locations in Springfield — UIS, the Illinois State Museum, Springfield Art Association, and Prairie Art Alliance. Related links: UIS also hosts panel of artists to discuss Jackson
The Illinois Principals Association honored Dr. Scott Day, associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, with the Abe Lincoln Region Herman Graves Award. It is the highest honor bestowed by the association.
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.
Springfield School District 186 and other school districts look to the Teacher Education Program at UIS to find highly qualified teachers. Here’s what you can do for your own career if you go through this program.
Before classes even started, UIS students organized to provide assistance at the Special Olympics bowling festivities.
Chancellor Koch provided the local Women in Communications group with an inside perspective of the UIS “Leadership lived” campaign and the four attributes – or promises — that go into the campaign. Then the chancellor blogged about it.
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.
Four films, including two that were nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards, are part of the fall Foreign and Independent Film Series at UIS. Showtimes are 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium on campus.
Community agencies and local businesses always show up for the annual Involvement Expo, which takes place during Welcome Week at the beginning of each academic year. Here is a brief video from the 2011 event. The 2013 event is August 28 from 4-6 p.m. Here is a list of all UIS calendars and upcoming events.
You can access a rich resource of information about grants and other nonprofit resources at the Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center (CINRC) in Brookens Library. The center is linked to a national center that was founded in 1956; it serves grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.