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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

160 Community can tap into many “First Week” events

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.

157 More UIS apparel showing up in the community

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.