April 2018 | Alumni Newsletter
Meet Alumnus Nathan Piper
Alumnus Nathan Piper ’14 PAA is a Communications Specialist with the Illinois Municipal League where he disseminates information regarding happenings in the Illinois State Capitol. Nathan’s leadership and passion for state government has continued to grow from his time on campus with the Student Activities Committee and Model Illinois Government, to his time serving as a Communications Staffer for three state senators from 2015-2017.
Exercise Science Program Gains Popularity
Demand for certified athletic trainers and physical therapists will continue to increase in the coming years according to current reports. UIS is preparing students through the undergraduate Exercise Science degree program, which incorporates hands-on training and experience in their lab. A master’s program in athletic training will be offered starting with the fall 2018 semester.
Reaching Stellar: UIS Baseball Ranked 5th in the Nation
Great news! UIS Baseball is ranked 5th in the nation among NCAA Division II teams. The team has a 27-game winning streak, a 35-4 overall record and 16-0 record in their conference. That’s definitely Reaching Stellar! In this story, find out how a core group of community donor/fans have helped the team to success and how you can join them. You can also learn how best to keep up with the team. We expect great things ahead! (At right, Nick Stokowski, who leads the team with a batting average of .420 and 17 home runs.)
Prairie Stars Shine on the Playing Field & in the Classroom
Chancellor Susan J. Koch shares how UIS athletes excel both athletically and academically. A “BLUEprint for excellence” has been implemented to advance the Prairie Star program by centering the student-athlete experience on academic achievement, competitive excellence and community engagement.
Then and Now | Springfest
While some games may have changed over the years, the excitement and school spirit wrapped around Springfest has remained. Enjoy a “Then and Now” pictorial showing Springfest traditions carrying from Sangamon State University to your alma mater today.
Upcoming Events Calendar
Illinois Innocence Project’s Defenders of the Innocent – Saturday, April 28
Lunch & Learn: From Prairie to Sustainable U – Wednesday, May 2
Washington, DC | Chat with the Chancellor – Thursday, June 7
Sangamon Auditorium Broadway Series – Starting November 8