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.
Scholarships are increasingly essential for many students as they pursue their dream of a college education. If you donate, you get a chance to meet your recipient, and the annual Scholarship Luncheon where donors sit with students has become one of UIS’s major events.
Are you in need of survey research about a particular topic? The Survey Research Office at UIS is designed to meet the research needs of organizations, nonprofits, government agencies, University departments, and faculty members. It offers credibility and objectivity. Here is a partial list of projects.
Many local businesses and organizations will be at the 2013 “Foot in the Door” career fair in TRAC at UIS on September 26. The event is sponsored by the UIS Career Development Center and the UIS College of Business and Management.
Coach Noelle Rook sent her volleyball players around town to have pictures taken at a lot of historic sites and local businesses. The pictures were posted on Twitter; you can find them by looking for @UISvolleyball on Twitter. The idea was for them to get to know the community better.
A committee of fifteen people called the Committee for Higher Education in Central Illinois led the way in the 1960s to raise $1 million to buy the land for a community college (Lincoln Land) and university (Sangamon State, now called UIS). A resolution forever remembering these fifteen people hangs in the Hatmaker Room at UIS.
More than 40 local health providers and businesses filled the TRAC for the annual UIS Wellness Day, a health fair that features free health screenings, advice on eating healthy, exercise demonstrations, and fun games for children.
The federal National Security Agency has designated the UIS Computer Science Department as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. With growing concerns about information security, UIS has expertise in training students to work in this industry.