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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
UIS hosted its annual Welcome Week Involvement Expo in an effort to get students active. The expo featured more than 140 student organizations, clubs, community groups, and businesses.