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May 2008

37th Commencement Ceremony

UIS Commencement Ceremony
The 37th UIS commencement ceremony is only days away. We'll have a live webcast of the event and we'll post photos to the website.

The Journal, the UIS student newspaper

UIS Student Newspaper
One of our most-visited websites is The Journal, the online version of the UIS student newspaper. Our students do a great job of covering campus events and shooting great photographs. Check out the new website.

UIS Legal Studies department

Understanding the Law
Knowledge of the legal system is important for people in many walks of life. A UIS degree in Legal Studies can help you prepare for law school or learn skills for social change. Get more information at the website.

UIS Accountancy department

A Sure Bet
Graduates of the UIS Accountancy department have a 99% employment rate. In these uncertain times, financial management skills are a sure bet for a great future. Check out the new accountancy website.

International @ UIS

Global Impact
UIS has long been a favorite of students from around the world. We've created a new website to gather together links of interest to prospective students. See the new International website.


April 2008

Justice to speak at commencement

Justice to speak at commencement
Justice Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court will be the featured speaker at this year's commencement ceremony. Burke has been a leading advocate on behalf of young people. Read more about her and about our 37th commencement ceremony at the website.

Crime and social responses to criminal behavior

Crime and social responses to criminal behavior
With over 1,000 successful graduates, the UIS criminal justice program has established a strong state-wide record of accomplishment. Read about the curriculum, careers and more at the website.

Triple Play for Educators

Triple play for educators
UIS will offer a new course for educators interested in administrative positions. Classes will be held in Troy, Illinois. This is a blended curriculum, meaning at least 50% of the program is offered online. Find out more at the website.

Serious Comedy

Serious comedy continues this weekend
The UIS Theatre Program presents Tennessee Williams' "serious comedy" Period of Adjustment this weekend. Get schedule information at the website.

Hal Holbrook returns to UIS

Hal Holbrook returns to UIS
Mark Twain Tonight! starring Hal Holbrook returns to Sangamon Auditorium by popular demand on Saturday, April 19. See the website for ticket information.


March 2008

37th UIS Commencement at UIS

Countdown to Commencement
The 37th annual UIS Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 10. Find information for students, faculty and visitors at the website.

UIS Economics

Economics on campus or online
The rising popularity of the economics degree is a global phenomenon. A UIS Economics degree can be earned on-campus or online. Learn more at the website.

Learn at Home with UIS Online

Learn at home
Visit our new Online website to find links to everything you need to know about online learning at UIS. Sign up for the newsletter or ask a question at the website.

Geographic Information Systems Laboratory at UIS

What is GIS?
The UIS Geographic Information Systems Center offers a dynamic digital environment for visualizing and analyzing geographic information. Read about our state-of-the-art facility and learn more about exciting student projects at the website.

Expanding Horizons conference at UIS

Expanding Horizons
The annual Expanding Your Horizons conference was held this month at UIS to give girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades the opportunity to learn more about math, technology and science. Watch videos of the event at the website.


February 2008

Take a Look Inside UIS

Take a Look Inside UIS
Future students, parents, and alumni can learn more about the people, the fun, and even the food inside the university of illinois at springfield. Take a look at our new website.

Master in Public Administration

Master in Public Administration
Finding solutions to public problems ís the driving force of those who seek careers in public administration. Learn more about our hallmark master's program at the website.

Technology Day 2008

Technology Day
In its eighth year, Technology Day is becoming another rich tradition at UIS. All events, prizes and refreshments are open to the public, Wednesday, February 27. Learn more at the website.

Vote in the Student Video Contest

Vote for a Video
You can vote in our first annual student video contest. Go to the UIS Home page on Monday or Tuesday, February 25th or 26th. You can watch the videos and vote for your favorite. Learn more at the contest website.

UIS Social Work program

Social Work
The UIS Social Work program teaches students the necessary skills and values for working with individuals, groups, families, and communities. And graduates work in an interesting variety of careers. Learn more at the website.


January 2008

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports
You'll find quality activities, equipment, facilities, and service to better your body, mind, and spirit at the department of Recreational Sports. Visit their new website for more information.

Staying On TRAC

Staying on TRAC
New Year, New You - that's the theme of our new weekly series, Staying on TRAC. Each week you'll read a new article and watch a video designed to revamp your approach to health and wellness. Read the stories and watch the videos at the website.

Technology Day at UIS 2008

Technology Day at UIS
Technology Day makes its 7th appearance at UIS on Wednesday, February 27. This year's theme is Building iCommunity: Toolsets for Today. Find out how you can participate at the website.

Promote UIS Video Contest

Promote UIS Video Contest
We're offering all UIS students the chance for prizes, fame, and glory with our new Promote UIS Video Contest. YOU will have the chance to vote and we'll tell you how next month. Get contest info at the website.

Listen to UIS

Listen to UIS
Check out The Prairie Star, the UIS Student Webcasting Service, now available on YOUR computer. Students are gaining valuable media experience while programming music, news, and events from UIS and around the world.

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