Private/Business Sector

295 UIS Innocence Project hosts Defenders of the Innocent

The Illinois Innocence Project, based at the University of Illinois Springfield, hosts an annual Defenders of the Innocent each year to educate Related Links: ECCE Guest speakers – Ronald Cotton & Jennifer Thompson The Circle of Empathy We Choose to Inhabit Brian Banks story: Speaker 2014 Illinois Innocence Project at UIS awarded $249,999 federal grant to help… Read More »

294 PNC Bank helps fund Class Acts

Sangamon Auditorium’s ‘Class Acts’ helps nurture the love of theatre in all children. A donation from PNC’s Grow Up Great campaign, helps fund the theatre experience for Head Start children in the area. Related Links: PNC first Grow Up Great gift goes to Sangamon Auditorium PNC Grow Up Great gift helps Head Start students learn… Read More »

293 UIS prepares future athletes for their sport

UIS Athletics offers a variety of sports camps and clinics when school isn’t in session. They’re preparing a whole new generation of Prairie Star athletes. Related Links: Latest UIS Camps Baseball Camps Soccer Camps 2011 Sports camps UIS Girls Soccer Camps UIS Volleyball Camps

292 Read what UIS is writing

UIS professors, students, alumni and faculty are gifted with the pen. Find out what’s being published. Related Links: Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good Energy Law Journal Nobody Calls Just to Say Hello: Reflections on Twenty-Two Years in the Illinois Senate Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy… Read More »

290 UIS online programs ranked among best in the U.S.

The University of Illinois Springfield’s online programs are among the top 20 best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Related links: US News and Report article UIS Online program information Free online course (MOOC) explores innocence movement

288 Shop 24 opens on UIS campus

Students and visitors to the UIS campus can now purchase those late night convenience items right on campus. Shop24 is a self-contained, automated and refrigerated convenience store designed to allow consumers to purchase items 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Related Links: Shop 24 opens on UIS campus UIS Journal article on Shop24

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 »