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Each month during the fall and spring semesters, we feature five UIS websites that offer something you should know about. To view a site, click on the image or the headline. Below are websites featured in 2007.

December 2007

Make education your New Year's resolution.

Make Education Your New Year's Resolution
For 40 years, we’ve specialized in helping working adults earn their degree. There is still time to enroll for the spring semester. Our offices will be open late on Monday, January 7 to help you apply. And refreshments will be served! Go to the website to learn more about this special enrollment event.

Apply to UIS

Speaking of Applying to UIS
Our Admissions website has a whole new look. Find the requirements for admission, learn how to apply and more at our new and improved Admissions website.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty
From protecting the environment to teaching in cyberspace, our faculty have diverse interests and expertise. Watch short videos featuring our faculty at UIS on iTunes U in the Faculty Spotlight podcast.

UIS on YouTube

Do You Tube?
Watch the UIS channel on YouTube for interviews with a range of students, faculty, and staff - as well as distinguished guests.

Best wishes for the holidays from UIS

Best wishes for the holidays from UIS!
Our Development office prepared a brief slideshow featuring some of the year's best accomplishments at UIS. We hope you enjoy it. And best wishes for the holiday season from UIS to you.


November 2007

UIS wins major national award fro online teaching

Major national award for online teaching
UIS received a major national award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching and Learning. This award illustrates our commitment to academic excellence, enriching individual lives, and making a difference in the world. Read the news release.

Outstanding Thesis Award Announced

Outstanding Thesis Award Announced
Denise Howard Long received the UIS Outstanding Master's Thesis award for the 2006-2007 academic year. Her thesis was titled The Breadwinner in Post-World War II American Literature: Constructing Masculinity at Midcentury. Read the news release.

College of Education and Human Services

College of Education and Human Services
You probably know a graduate of the UIS College of Education and Human Services. Our students are employed throughout the state and the region as social workers, teachers, counselors, school administrators, gerontologists, public professionals, and researchers. Learn more at the college website.

What's OnStage!

What's OnStage!
Sangamon Auditorium now offers a free monthly podcast featuring information about upcoming shows and events. Check out this and other publicly available podcasts at UIS on iTunes U.

WUIS: Finding its niche

Finding Its Niche
Local information, music programming and statewide governmental news coverage have always been part of the mission of WUIS, our public radio station. Read a feature story about general manager Bill Wheelhouse, and watch a video of the interview.


October 2007

College of Public Affairs and Administration

CPAA is Unique
The College of Public Affairs and Administration is part of our long history of civic engagement and attention to public policy. Visit the college website to learn more.

UIS Human Services Program

A Degree You Can Use
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the human services field is projected to grow faster than in most other fields over the next ten years. See the Human Services website to learn how this degree can work for you.

UIS Political Studies Program

Model United Nations
UIS political studies students are preparing for the annual National Model UN Conference next spring. Each delegation attempts to take on the character, as well as the policy, of its assigned country. Read more about it at the Political Studies website.


Upcoming Live Webcasts
Several live webcasts are planned through November. Included will be a Freedom of the Press event featuring Judith Miller, a New York Times reporter who was jailed for protecting her sources. See the complete schedule on the UIS Live! website.

UIS News Headlines and Searches

News Headlines and Searches
Read all the recent news headlines from UIS, and search for past news, in one convenient location at our new News Headlines and Searches page.


September 2007

An Elite Group

An Elite Group.
The UIS College of Business and Management is now among an elite 10% of business programs worldwide that are accredited by the prestigious AACSB International. Read more about it at the college website.

Feature Stories

Feature Stories.
The UIS News Bureau is featuring stories about happenings around the campus. Check out the Feature Story website.

Homecoming 2007

This year's Homecoming will be an Amazing Experience. And don't forget to sign up for the students-versus-alumni basketball game at the Homecoming website.

Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series

Lincoln and the Law.
Each year, the UIS Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series presents nationally renowned scholars who discuss contemporary issues shared by President Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era. This years' event is Thursday, Oct 4. See the website for registration information.

The Sights and Sounds of UIS

Audio, Video, and Photos at the MediaQuad.
See the sights and hear the sounds of UIS at the MediaQuad. Included there is a link to UIS on iTunes U where you'll find speakers, sports updates, and other campus presentations.


May 2007

36th Commencement Ceremony

36th Commencement Ceremony
The 36th UIS commencement will be Saturday, May 12. Nearly 1200 students are eligible to graduate, You can watch the ceremony via our live webcast.

Roosevelt descendant to speak

Roosevelt descendant to speak
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt will be the 2007 commencement speaker. Ms. Roosevelt is the daughter of James Roosevelt, eldest son of former President Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. Read more at our NewsBureau.

Cardoza receives Murrow Award

Cardoza receives Murrow Award
Kavitha Cardoza, Springfield bureau chief for WUIS-WIPA public radio, is among the winners of the 2007 Edward R. Murrow Award, sponsored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Read more at the Policy Center.

Online Math program growing

Online Math program growing
The UIS Mathematical Sciences program has a growing number of Online Math majors from all over the United States and several other countries. Learn more at the Math website.

The MediaQuad transports you to UIS
Check out the video walk-through of the soon-to-be-complete Recreation and Athletics Center on the UIS campus, and see more multimedia presentations at our virtual quad.


April 2007

Art Competition

UIS Students in Art Competition
Two UIS students are finalists in the 2007 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition. Read more and see samples of their work at the UIS NewsBureau.

Earth Week Events

Earth Week Events
The Center for State Policy and Leadership will feature a presentation by Winona Duke as part of Earth Week events. Visit the center website to learn more.

Verbal Arts Festival

Verbal Arts Festival
The UIS Verbal Arts Festival is an annual tradition that celebrates the joys of language and literature. This year's event takes place on Saturday, April 21. Read more at the English program website.

Management Program

Building Leaders
Today's organizations need leaders at all levels, not just at the top. That's the philosophy of the UIS Management program. Learn more at their website.

UIS on iTunes U

UIS on iTunes U
UIS is an iTunes campus. Listen to faculty lectures, presentations, interviews, sports updates, music, and more at UIS on iTunes U.


February 2007

UIS on iTunes U

UIS on iTunes U
Listen to UIS faculty lectures, presentations, interviews, sports, music, and more at UIS on iTunes U. You'll be amazed at our ever-growing collection of recordings available to the public. Visit UIS on iTunes U.

Music Showcase

Music Showcase
African Heritage in Classical Music is the theme of an innovative new series aired on WUIS-WIPA Public Radio during February. Get the schedule at the WUIS website and learn more details at the UIS News Bureau.

Career Fair

9th Annual Career Fair
Looking for work or workers? Don't miss the 9th annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair to be held at UIS on Friday, February 23rd. Visit the Career Development Center Website for more info.

Gallery Exhibit

New Gallery Exhibit
"On Story: New Work by Brian Gillis" opens February 15 at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery. Two receptions with the artist are planned. Get the details at the UIS News Bureau.

HIp Hop Symposium

Hip Hop Help
The African American Studies program is planning their second annual Hip Hop Symposium for April. They're looking for people to participate at every level. Find out how to volunteer at their website.


January 2007

Wepner Distinguished Professorship UIS establishes first professorship in political science
UIS has established the Wepner Distinguished Professorship in Political Science. This was made possible by a $1.2 million gift from the estate of Wilbur and Margaret Wepner.
UIS Campus Preview Day Campus Preview Day
UIS hosts a Campus Preview Day for prospective students and their families on Saturday, January 27. The program includes an academic fair, campus tours, lunch, and greetings from the chancellor and provost. Help UIS enroll the brightest of students - send this info along to a high school student you know.
International Festival Our longest running tradition
The theme of the 29th annual International Festival on Sunday, January 28 is "Global Face Book." The festival celebrates diversity and features performances, exhibits and food from many countries. Get time and ticket information at the News Bureau website.
Individual Option Program Design your own degree
The Individual Option program at UIS is designed for self-directed students who want to create an individual and unique master's degree. Find out how to meet your own goals at the INO website.
The future of food The future of food
Are you surprised to learn that genetically engineered foods are stocked in American grocery stores? The UIS series, Political Art and the Public Sphere screens the film "The Future of Food" on Monday, January 29.

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