Private/Business Sector

330 Career Connections Expo connects local students and employers

At the Career Connections Expo, students from UIS, Lincoln Land, and ITT get to put their best foot forward in front of hundreds of potential employers, who are looking to fill positions, internships and make connections. Related Links: 2016 Career Connections Expo Career Fair policies Career Fair Resume Books Career Development Center Dress for Success

327 UIS Survey Research Office provides valuable tool

The Survey Research Office specializes in public affairs research with the goal of advancing scholarly and practical research, while playing a leadership role in state and national policy development. Related Links: UIS Economic Outlook Survey finds state budget impasse tops concerns of Sangamon County employers UIS to conduct second Sangamon County Citizen Survey focusing on… Read More »

325 UIS Researchers to test local homeless population for Hepatitis C study

Two UIS professors are crowdfunding in order to purchase test kits so they can test members of the homeless populations in Central Illinois to determine the number of people infected with the virus and conduct, testing to study the transmission of the disease. Related Links: UIS researchers studying Hepatitis C among homeless UIS professors use… Read More »

323 Communicating through social media

There are many options to stay in touch with UIS these days, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, just to name a few. Related Links: Social Media: By the People, for the People Social Media Standards UIS Spreads Social Media Safety To Local Students UIS Prairie Stars social media #UISedu

322 UIS Alumni honored Pulitzer Prize

UIS alumni are making a difference in the world every day.  A select few have been recognized with the Pulitzer Prize. Related Links: UIS Pulitzer Prize-winning alum honored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities UIS Alumnus Mitch Pugh leads The Post and Courier to a Pulitzer Prize Points of Pride Pulitzer Prize-winning… Read More »

320 UIS goes tobacco free

UIS institutes a two-phase campus approach for going smoke free. Related Links: UIS announces new tobacco-free campus policy Tobacco-Free Campus Policy – Effective July 1, 2016 Chancellor Koch – UIS Tobacco-Free Policy Message, January 2015 Tobacco Free Policy Smoking policy task force Sangamon Auditorium smoking policy

318 UIS Remembers 9/11

Each year on September 11, the UIS campus pauses to remember the events of September 11, 2001. Related Links: UIS Honors Those Lost in 9/11 Attacks Chancellor Koch, Remembering 9-11 Student Volunteers Create 9/11 Video UIS holds events to remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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 »

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