Every UIS student and employee has an identification card called and i-card, and they’re fortunate to be eligible for discounts called “i-card perk$” from a number of local merchants. See the list of participating merchants. These are popular with students. Related links: Information for merchants interested in participating
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.
If you’re wondering what UIS is all about, we summarize it with four core promises: UIS is teaching-focused, has an abundance of opportunities to collaborate, has a supportive community that is just the right size, and has a tradition of educating public servants and other leaders. Related links: The UIS brand: Leadership lived
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.
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.