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September 2010


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Illinois Springfield Homecoming
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Homecoming Week wraps up on Saturday with a parade and BBQ. See the complete schedule of events, including volleyball, soccer, a 5k Run and more.

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David Sedaris is coming to Sangamon Auditorium
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David Sedaris | Oct. 22
Master of satire, David Sedaris appears at Sangamon Auditorium on Friday, October 22. Get tickets at the website.


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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
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Illinois Issues | Blago
Politicians and pundits review the career of former Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich in the cover story of this month's Illinois Issues magazine.


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Visual Arts Gallery exhibit by Lorena Johnson
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Visual Arts Gallery | thru Oct. 27
Dark Night of the Soul is the premise of Lorena Johnson's exhibit of drawings now ongoing at the Visual Arts Gallery.



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Trick or treat food drive
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Trick or Treat | Food Drive
Teams of UIS students will be out on Halloween to collect canned goods for the Central Illinois Foodbank. Please be generous when our student volunteers come to your door for this worthy cause.

 

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August 2010


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40 Years
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We're celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Sangamon State University and the University of Illinois Springfield. Visit the website for stories, videos, photos, ringtones and more.

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New Faculty
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New faculty | Welcome
The fall semester is underway with several distinguished new faculty and staff. Read about their impressive backgrounds
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40 Year Anniversary
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Doris Kearns Goodwin | October 14
Pulitzer Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak as part of the Jim Edgar Lecture series on Thursday, October 14. Get your tickets now at the website.


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International Student Festival
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Our longest tradition | September 10
For over 30 years we've celebrated our rich international and cultural diversity with the annual International Festival. Don't miss this year's event on Friday, September 10.


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Business Students
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Business Students | Internships
Our Business undergrads have landed some great internships working nearby in local companies and far away in other countries. Read about their amazing experiences.


 

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May 2010


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Commencement 2010
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Of our 1200 graduates this year, 700 will "walk" in our 39th annual commencement ceremony on May 15. If you can't be there, watch the Live Webcast.

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Downstate Illinois Innocence Project
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Innocence Project | DIIP
The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project assists local attorneys with investigation in cases of wrongful conviction. UIS students helped exonerate three innocent persons.


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40 Year Anniversary
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40 Years | Anniversary
Share your stories and photos from the history of SSU and UIS for our 40th Anniversary celebration this fall.


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Emiquon
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Emiquon | non-credit class
This summer, an 8-week online class will introduce you to the Emiquon floodplain on the Illinois River. This is a continuing education class and does not require tests or grades. Register at the website.


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Illinois Issues Magazine
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Illinois Issues | new issue
Wanted: Leadership is the theme of this month's Illinois Issues magazine. The state of Illinois is deep in debt and awash in political scandal. Who has the courage to do what's right?


 

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April 2010


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Commencement 2010
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The 39th UIS commencement ceremony will be held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Saturday May 15. Congratulations to all our graduates.

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40 Year Anniversary
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40 Years | participate
We're collecting your photos and stories to share with everyone next fall when we celebrate 40 years of Sangamon State and the University of Illinois Springfield.


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The Doobie Brothers
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Doobie Brothers | May 20
One of the most popular California bands of the '70s, the Doobie Brothers have evolved into a slick, soul-inflected crowd pleaser. Rock out at Sangamon Auditorium on May 20.


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The Praire Star
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Campus Radio | 24/7
Listen to The Prairie Star, our student-run Internet radio station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enjoy classic rock by day and alternative music by night. Read more in the Newsroom.


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State Politics and Policy Conference
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SPPC | June 3-5
The University of Illinois Springfield will host the 10th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference in June. This national conference is the premier event of the year for political scientists studying state politics and policy.

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March 2010


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Alumni Technology Workshops
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Are you afraid of Facebook? Worried about safety online? Want to learn some cool new technology tools? The Alumni Association is presenting a series of lunch-hour workshops in April. Visit the website to register.

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Under the Dome
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Under the Dome | visit the Capitol
UIS welcomes high school juniors to our second annual Under the Dome events. Students spend a day at the Illinois Statehouse talking with lawmakers and lobbyists and seeing how policy is made in Illinois.


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Live Webcasts
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Live Video on the Web | noted speakers
Science fiction, hip-hop, and the Donner Family are just a few of the topics to be presented next month as part of the UIS Speaker Series. Attend on campus, or watch the live video on our website.


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Sustain
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Visual Arts Gallery | Sustain
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents Sustain, a juried national show examining sustainability in the arts. The show opens on Wednesday, March 31 with a closing reception on April 22.


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WUIS Radio
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Sangamon Auditorium | The Wizard of Oz
Travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto and the Tin Man in a lavish production of The Wizard of Oz at Sangamon Auditorium on Monday, April 12. Buy tickets at the website.

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February 2010


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Year in Photos at Illinois Springfield
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UIS is pleased to host the Illinois High School Association basketball super-sectionals for Class 3A Girls and Class 2A Boys on 3/1 and 3/9. The GLVC final four for men's and women's basketball will be held at UIS on 3/6 and 3/7.

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Student Life at Illinois Springfield
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Burlingame | Lincoln Prize
Michael Burlingame, Distinguished chair of Lincoln Studies at UIS, received the 2010 Lincoln Prize for his book, Abraham Lincoln: A Life.


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Register for Spring Semester at Illinois Springfield
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RAIN | a tribute to The Beatles
From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, RAIN showers Sangamon Auditorium on March 10 with the music and the history of The Beatles. Buy tickets at the website.


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Come to the Cabaret at Sangamon Auditorium
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Abraham Lincoln | life mask
Thanks to a generous donation, UIS is now the owner of a bronze cast of an original mask of Abraham Lincoln. Read more, watch the video, and see this amazing mask for yourself.


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WUIS Radio
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40 Years | share your stories
Don't forget to share your photos and stories about your experiences at SSU and UIS. We'll include your remembrances in our 40th anniversary celebration this fall.

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The Decade in Review
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New buildings, prestigious awards, and innovative education are part of our rich history. Take a look back at the most exciting developments at Illinois Springfield over the past 10 years.
 

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January 2010


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The Year in Video
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The Year in Video | watch what happened
We've put together a series of video clips about the most interesting stories at UIS over the past year. Watch it on our website or order a free copy of the DVD.


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Technology Day
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Technology Day | Wed. Feb. 10
Technology Day at UIS is an annual tradition now in its 10th year. We feature demonstrations and speakers to highlight the innovative uses of technology on our campus. The event is free and open to the public.


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40 Year Celebration
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40 Year Celebration | share your story
In 2010, we'll celebrate our 40th anniversary. Visit the website to share your photos and stories about your experiences at SSU and UIS.


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UIS Around the World
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UIS Around the World | share your photo
Are you a traveler? Do you have a photo of yourself wearing UIS clothes or holding UIS regalia somewhere in the world? Send it in and we'll add it to our UIS Around the World photo show.

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