April 2017 Issue

Meet Alumnus Michael McColpin ’13 PAA | Leadership lived

Alumnus Michael McColpin ’13 PAA is an associate producer with the United Nations Foundation. He recently attended the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, and was able to discuss the Paris Agreement with foreign ministries and non-governmental organizations.

Chancellor Koch Presented National Award | Leadership lived

Chancellor Susan J. Koch was honored with the 11th Hour Award for Leadership by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The award is given to an individual, team or unit in recognition of exemplary character, ethics and decisive action in times of dire circumstances or emergencies.

Network and Learn Event | St. Louis

Please join us at the annual spring gathering of greater St. Louis metro area alumni and friends on the evening of Wednesday, May 24, at the St. Louis Club. Socializing, networking, a University update by UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch and a presentation by Dr. Hilary Frost, Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies.

U of I Day at the Capitol | Springfield

Illinois’ budget crisis continues to drag on and the University is feeling the effects of the chronic uncertainty. Join alumni and friends at U of I Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 10, and lend your voice to the call for funding higher education.

Undergraduate Research Day | Springfield

Undergraduate Research Day: Posters Under the Dome highlights the accomplishments of students engaged in research, scholarship and original creative work. On Tuesday, April 25, witness first-hand the positive impact undergraduate research programs have on student success throughout the University.