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.
The Peoria Center offers several great educational programs for the convenience of students in the Peoria region. Two of the most popular programs there are accountancy and business. Joyce Shotick is director of the Peoria Center.
A lot of people still don’t know that you can rent up to six conference rooms and Brookens Auditorium for your workshops or events on the ground floor of the Public Affairs Center, and hundreds of groups have used them over the decades. Contact Conference Services for more information.
Community residents packed the meeting room in the Hoogland Center downtown when Ashley Kirzinger released the results of the first citizens’ survey on the quality of life in Sangamon County. Here’s what 68% of young adults think and here is a link to the full report of the Sangamon County Citizen Survey.
You might be surprised to know this center was first launched in 1983. You can find practical real-world advice and there is special attention given to family-owned businesses in central Illinois. UIS also has a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship.
In 2013, UIS was named to this honor roll for the fifth straight year. During 2011-12 academic year, UIS students spent 65,181 hours engaged in community service. Related links: Students plant more than 3,000 trees Are you interested in UIS students as volunteers? Contact us here Good as Gold ceremony honors more than 40 volunteers