Private/Business Sector

283 UIS neighbors with Strawbridge-Shepard House

A joint effort between UIS and the Iles Foundation has resulted in the historic 1840’s era Strawbridge-Shepard House being restored to its glory and preserved in Springfield’s history. UIS will be able to utilize the facility for educational events. Related Links: UIS Isles House Foundation join forces to save historic house Strawbridge-Shepherd House added to… Read More »

282 Partners in Education

UIS’s Sangamon Auditorium and Springfield Public Schools have teamed up for the national program called ‘Partners in Education.’ The program promotes partnerships in communities across the country between arts organizations and local school districts, focusing on the development of arts education programs for teachers. Related Links: Sangamon Auditorium Partners in Education Partners in Education Institute… Read More »

276 Lincoln life mask donated to UIS

On February 11, 1865, Abraham Lincoln consented to having another life mask made of him by the sculptor Clark Mills. A bronze copy of the mask is now on display at Brookens Library, donated by the McGraw family. Related Links: Lincoln life mask donated to UIS by McGraw Family Renowned Lincoln Scholar Michael Burlingame accepts… Read More »

268 UIS and Downtown Springfield go hand-in-hand

The University of Illinois Springfield shows its community pride for Downtown Springfield, Illinois. Related Links: UIS and Downtown Springfield, a wonderful partnership UIS supports Downtown Springfield video

267 UIS economic impact on Sangamon County

A new study shows how the University of Illinois Springfield is having a major impact on the Sangamon County economy. In Fiscal Year 2013-14, the university added $176.8 million in additional income to the local economy. Related Links: Economic Impact News Release SJR Column: Economic Impact, January 2015 UIS Impact About the study Demonstrating the… Read More »

266 Recipients connect with donors at Scholarship Luncheon

More than 275 people attended the annual UIS Scholarship Luncheon, which brings together donors and scholarship recipients. For many of the donors it was their first time meeting the students they support. Related Links: UIS Scholarship Luncheon 2014 Video Showing our appreciation for scholarship donors 2012 Scholarship Luncheon 2011 Scholarship Luncheon Chancellor’s remarks at the… Read More »

264 UIS to offer nursing program partnership

To accommodate the huge demand for nurses across the country, UIS will partner with Memorial Health System and UIC College of Nursing to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Undergraduate students will begin their nursing education on the UIS campus in the fall of 2015. Related Links: A new option for nursing education at… Read More »

256 10 things businesses can do to encourage involvement

Make it easier for parents to attend their children’s functions and identify opportunities for family volunteering. Youth-related activities are a main form of civic engagement for adults. Encourage employees to make donations to workplace campaigns. Allow flexible working hours so work schedules are more in line with school schedules. Encourage and pay for participation in… Read More »

255 8 major civic engagement activities – descriptions

Community Involvement Activities (secular): Such activities include volunteering, membership and participation in organizations, working with others to solve community problems, serving on a board, and attending a committee meeting or a board or council meeting. Almost two-thirds of our respondents (66%) reported volunteering time to at least one type of organization. More than one in… Read More »

254 6 primary ways to get people more involved

Ask people to get involved. Sounds simple, but it’s a huge step. Ask for a limited amount of their time. Teach civic skills. Appeal to people with one of the eight ways that most people get involved. Remember the power of faith-based motivation. Also remember the power of corporate commitment. From Profile of Illinois: An… Read More »