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151 Local Women in Communications hear of UIS priorities

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.

150 Hundreds of students work in local internships

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.

149 You’re invited to the fall film series

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.

148 Involvement Expo attracts businesses, agencies

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.

147 Some students can come only because of scholarships

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.

140 Where you can contract for professional survey research

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.

131 Volleyball players scavenge to learn about the community

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.

129 High-powered community committee got UIS going

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.