Students

280 Community hosts UIS International Students for Thanksgiving

Each year, International Students are invited into UIS employees home’s for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It’s often the first time they’ve experienced the holiday in the United States. Related Links: International Thanksgiving International students get a taste of Thanksgiving International students have their first Thanksgiving An American Thanksgiving

279 UIS Students shine during STARS Symposium

Each year UIS graduate and undergraduate students involved in research or creative works get a chance to showcase those efforts in the STARS Symposium. Related Links: 2015 Stars Symposium details Registration information Submit an abstract STARS Webcasts

278 UIS Website ranked among the best in the nation

College-bound students rate UIS’s website among the best in the nation for the ability to find information easily.  That’s according to a new report from the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA.) Related Links: College-bound students give UIS website an “A” grade UIS Website

277 UIS hosts Old Time Jam Session

Anyone who likes to play, or even just listen to those who play the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, or guitar are welcome in the Visual and Performing Arts Building the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. Related Links: Old Time Jam Session WUIS hosts Young Musicians Fiddle Competition

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 »

275 TRAC hosts IHSA basketball super sectionals

UIS is pleased to host fans for the 2015 IHSA girls and boys basketball Supersectional games at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC.) Related Links: IHSA Boys Basketball Supersectional information IHSA Girls Basketball Supersectional information Parking information

274 UIS Students take top honors at MIG

UIS is one of 30 colleges and universities around the state that participates in the Model Illinois Government simulation each spring at the Illinois State Capitol.  This year’s UIS participants won awards and the top offices. Related Links: Winning awards and offices at the Model Illinois Government simulation Model Illinois Government Club 2014 Model Illinois… Read More »

273 MOOC sheds light on Innocence Movement

UIS hosts a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to introduce and educate the public about the serious issues of wrongful conviction, the work of the innocence movement, and strategies to prevent wrongful convictions in the future.  The free online class is open to anyone who wants to participate. Related Links: UIS to offer MOOC… Read More »

272 UIS student elected to Benld City Council

Political Science major Peyton Bernot is already putting his education to good use as an elected member of the Benld City Council and Gillespie School Board. Related Links: Leadership Lived Video

271 UIS teaches social media safety to local students

Cyber-bulling and social media awareness. That’s what professors from the University of Illinois Springfield were teaching students at Little Flower School; how to be smart, safe and responsible when using social media. Related Links: UIS spreads social media safety to local students