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.
Scholarships are increasingly essential for many students as they pursue their dream of a college education. If you donate, you get a chance to meet your recipient, and the annual Scholarship Luncheon where donors sit with students has become one of UIS’s major events.
Fifty children attended the Kids Night Out event with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at The Recreation and Athletic Center to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. UIS student-athletes and coaches volunteered to make this night successful.
The Visual Arts Gallery is presenting an exhibit that highlights recent works from alumni of the UIS Visual Arts program. Works range from contemporary approaches to painting to site-specific installation works. It is called the Alumni Showcase 2013.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, who lives in Springfield, came to campus to talk with UIS students about the rising costs of textbooks and the College Textbook Affordability Act. Durbin authored the legislation, which went into effect in 2010.
Fiction writers, essayists, poets, magazine editors, and publishers visit UIS every year to give readings and talks and lead workshops. English Department students have the opportunity to work closely with professionals in the field, gaining valuable insights into the business and practice of creative writing.
You might already have great experiences in life as a volunteer or in the workplace. The good news is that UIS offers “credit for prior learning” in some cases in appropriate academic areas. Here are Frequently Asked Questions about this opportunity.
Students with disabilities sometimes need special assistance to make the transition from high school to college or from another path in life to the university. UIS has an experienced staff and many resources to help these students make the transition and to help faculty and staff work with them.
Many local businesses and organizations will be at the 2013 “Foot in the Door” career fair in TRAC at UIS on September 26. The event is sponsored by the UIS Career Development Center and the UIS College of Business and Management.