Students

179 Family Weekend is coming in October during Homecoming

Moms and dads and grandmas and siblings will be heading to the UIS campus October 4-6 for Family Weekend, one of the activities of Student Life. They are encouraged to wear “UIS blue” when they’re in Springfield to bring greater visibility to the state capital university. Apparel can be ordered from the UIS Bookstore. Related… Read More »

177 Women’s soccer players start with community service

On their first day of practice, the UIS women’s soccer team also did their first community service project. Such activities are among the pillars of the NCAA Division II university. The new coach this year is Molly Grisham, a graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School. Related links:  Grisham completes coaching staff

172 Students all over the city for 2013 Service-a-Thon

UIS students launched the new school year by volunteering at the American Red Cross local chapter, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, Hospital Sister’s Mission Outreach, and the St. John’s Breadline. It was a great Service-A-Thon. Related links: Who to contact at UIS if you want student volunteers

171 Local merchants offer discounts for those with UIS ID card

Every UIS student and employee has an identification card called and i-card, and they’re fortunate to be eligible for discounts called “i-card perk$” from a number of local merchants. See the list of participating merchants. These are popular with students. Related links:  Information for merchants interested in participating

170 Student union will be gathering place for community, too

A proposed $20 million student union at UIS, scheduled for opening in 2016, has created a positive buzz on campus and in the community. With a ballroom seating 400 to 500 people, it will be a new destination for community events as well as for our students. Related links: The Student Union website with detailed… Read More »

168 “Ten simple ways to go green” promoted at UIS

UIS recognizes that we are part of a global community with limited resources and that our choices are important. Here are ten simple ways the university promotes “going green.” Most would apply to anyone. Related links: Students Allied for a Greener Earth (SAGE)

167 The four promises of UIS to the community

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

162 Nine more community colleges sign transfer agreements

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