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
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
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 »
UIS hosted its annual Welcome Week Involvement Expo in an effort to get students active. The expo featured more than 140 student organizations, clubs, community groups, and businesses.
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)
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.