February 2018 | Alumni Newsletter

Dexter BurnsMeet Alumnus Dexter Burns

Alumnus Dexter Burns ’14 PAA, MA ’16 LAS is a Human Resources Management Analyst at the United States International Trade Commission. Dexter says that his undergraduate career at UIS played a significant role in helping him to realize his academic and professional goals. He’s also found that his international experiences gained at UIS have made him more competitive in the job market.

Center for Lincoln StudiesReaching Stellar: Center for Lincoln Studies

On January 19, the UIS Campus Senate passed a resolution supporting and approving the establishment of the Center for Lincoln Studies. According to James Ermatinger, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, “Through education, research, and outreach programs, the Center for Lincoln Studies will provide students, faculty, scholars, and the public with opportunities to understand Lincoln’s life and times and his continual impact on our world and society.”

GPSI InternUIS Perspectives: Public affairs internships lead to success

Chancellor Susan J. Koch highlights the success of public affairs internships in her monthly column appearing in The State Journal-Register. Sherrie Elzinga, Director of the Graduate Public Service Internship program, says, “It’s imperative that we prepare the next generation of competent public servants and this ‘learn-the-ropes experience’ does exactly that.”

LinkedIn Topics TuesdayLinkedIn Topics Tuesday

The second Tuesday of every month we explore a different professional topic within our LinkedIn Alumni Group. Topics Tuesday is an opportunity for you to learn and grow, and share your experiences with others. Join our February conversation on motivation. Where does your motivation come from? How do you keep going when you’re struggling? What advice do you have for someone who has lost their motivation?

UI Day at the Capitol

University of Illinois Day at the Capitol

Following nearly two and a half years of budget impasse, it is critical that our legislators hear from you about the importance of supporting higher education and the University of Illinois. Alumni, students, Illinois Connection advocates and University leaders are invited to the 2018 University of Illinois Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 28. Online registration closes February 21.

Upcoming Events Calendar

Pre-Show Reception & Dinner: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – Wednesday, March 7

Cubs vs White Sox Spring Training Baseball | Arizona – Saturday, March 10

Samuel K. Gove ILSIP Hall of Fame – Monday, March 12

Lunch & Learn: Rochester and The State Capitol – Thursday, March 29

Chat with the Chancellor | Chicago – Thursday, April 5

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