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223 Students get to attend GOP debate

An advantage of UIS being located in the state capital played out again this week when several of them got tickets to the GOP gubernatorial debate downtown. Putting the group together was Riley Quinlan, external vice president of the Student Government Association. Related links: Students featured on Channel 20, the ABC affiliate

221 Chris Young gets Outstanding Thesis Award

Award-winning journalist Chris Young, a longtime State Journal-Register writer and photographer, earned UIS’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award. His thesis was entitled “Response of the Franklin’s Ground Squirrel to Recreational Trail Development in Springfield, Illinois” and he was advised by Associate Professor Tih-Fen Ting. He recently left the SJ-R to work for the Illinois Department of… Read More »

219 Annual cyber defense conference set for March 13, 2014

Data security is increasingly an important concern of businesses and individuals and the UIS Computer Science Department has an annual conference on the topic. This year’s conference will feature flash storage and the cloud and how you can protect yourself.

218 Local businesses offer internship opportunities

Lowder Governmental Solutions, in business for just a year and led by UIS alumnus John Lowder, is offering internship opportunities (PDF) for UIS students. You probably wouldn’t believed how many places in the region have made similar opportunities. See this list of featured employees that is part of the UIS Applied Study Term.

214 UIS students head downtown for Holiday Walk

Dozens of UIS students organized themselves to take part in the downtown Springfield Holiday Walk on December 11, 2013. This was part of the effort by student leaders this year to make themselves more visible as the UIS student body downtown and around the city.

211 Collegiate career fair again coming to UIS

Several institutions are teaming up again to host the 2014 Springfield Collegiate Career Fair at UIS from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14. The fair is an annual event hosted by the career development offices at the UIS, Benedictine University at Springfield, Robert Morris University, Lincoln Land Community College, and ITT Technical Institute…. Read More »

203 Many meet scholarship recipients at annual luncheon

UIS recognized scholarship donors during the annual Scholarship Luncheon on October 23, 2013. More than 250 people attended; for many of the donors it was their first time meeting the students they support. Related links: More information about scholarships

201 Community donates 11,000+ pounds of food

We’re very pleased that UIS students helped to collect 11,147 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night this year – and just as grateful that the community responded so well to our students’ Trick or Treating for Canned Goods. Thanks to all.

199 Greek life a reality, with connections to community

After three years of planning, petitions, and meetings, UIS students have welcomed  a group of Greek sororities and fraternities. Two fraternities are currently on campus:  Chapter Upsilon Xi of Alpha Phi Alpha and Chapter Mu Eta of Phi Beta Sigma, with more to come.

197 Chancellor writes column about international students

Chancellor Koch writes a monthly column for the Springfield newspaper. In December 2012, she wrote about three exceptional international students – one from India, one from China, and one from Turkey. She noted that these students help to shape the Springfield community with a global perspective. Related links: List of Chancellor Koch’s articles and messages… Read More »