If you’re wondering what UIS is all about, we summarize it with four core promises: UIS is teaching-focused, has an abundance of opportunities to collaborate, has a supportive community that is just the right size, and has a tradition of educating public servants and other leaders. Related links: The UIS brand: Leadership lived
Ever wonder what you need to do to transfer from a community college to UIS? Eighteen new agreements with nine community colleges simplify the process considerably, and more agreements are on the way. Related links: How to transfer easily to UIS General information about Admissions at UIS
New UIS trainer Kristin Obert gives some practical suggestions on what you can do before and during exercise outdoors. Two hints from this video: water and sunscreen.
This is First Week at UIS because classes begin this week. Students (and their families) new to the Springfield area are getting acquainted with retail stores and restaurants, and there are many First Week events to which the public is invited.
As UIS grows in visibility, it is becoming more common to see UIS apparel around town. Some is as simple as “UIS,” but there are fancier versions too in multiple colors. The official UIS colors are blue and white.
President Obama announced that he’d like to see universities offering credit for what people already know or have done. This would help people receive their college degrees more quickly. The good news is that UIS has been offering “credit for prior learning” for decades. Find out how it works.
Before classes even started, UIS students organized to provide assistance at the Special Olympics bowling festivities.
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.
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.
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.