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Congratulations to the Samuel K. Gove Illinois Legislative Intern
Hall of Fame Inductees

2018-19 Inductees:

David B. Menchetti

       John D. Nicolay

   Kevin G. Schoeben

Special Recognition was given to retiring UIS Faculty member Ronald D. Michaelson for his contributions to ILSIP and the PAR program.


Ronald D. Michaelson

 

2019 Samuel K. Gove Hall of Fame

 


Congratulations to the Bill Miller Public Affairs Reporting Hall of Fame Inductees

2019 Honorary Inductee Charlie Wheeler

Charlie Wheeler, III Public Affairs Reporting Program Director
Charlie Wheeler with Nancy Pistorius, daughter of Bill Miller

 

Congratulations to Charlie Wheeler for his honorary induction into the PAR Hall of Fame.  Charlie has been with the University for 25 Years!  

2018-19 Inductees:

Patty Culhane

Correspondent, Al Jazeera English
PAR Class of 1994-95

Natasha Korecki

National Correspondent, POLITICO
PAR Class of 1996-97

Trif Alatzas

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Baltimore Sun Media
PAR Class of 1988-89

View more photos from an amazing night here – 2019 PAR Hall of Fame

 


2019 CSPL Annual Convocation

The UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership held its’ Annual Convocation in April. Units within the Center provided highlights of activities for this past year. Below are a few photos from the event –

Select 2019 Convocation to see more photos and video from the event.

 


2018 Samuel K. Gove Illinois Legislative Internship Hall of Fame

The Samuel K. Gove Illinois Legislative Internship Hall of Fame at the University of Illinois Springfield.

The Samuel K. Gove Illinois Legislative Internship Hall of Fame honored Mark Denzler, Marcilene Dutton, DeShana Forney and David Joens. Inductees are selected based on their contributions to Illinois and its citizens. The Hall of Fame is also recognition of the important role that public service internships play in developing public sector leadership.

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2017 Sangamon County Citizen Survey

CSPL Survey Research Office Director Matt Case (left) discussed the results for the Sangamon County Citizens’ Survey at the Citizens’ Club meeting with John Kelker and John Stremsterfer.

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Child Protection Training Academy Research Brief

The Child & Family Research Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign finds the UIS Child Protection Training Academy to be a promising innovation for training child protection investigators. The Academy is a joint initiative of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Center for State Policy and Leadership.  Read the entire brief

Actors performing a scene inside the Child Protection Training Academy’s Residential Simulation Lab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monmouth College political science students who took a field trip to Springfield last week not only got to see Illinois government at work, but also met three Monmouth alumni who are active in politics.

Former ILSIP Interns Show Students State Government in Action

Monmouth College political science students who took a field trip to Springfield last week not only got to see Illinois government at work, but also met three Monmouth alumni who are active in politics.

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Barb Ferrara, the associate director for the Center for State Policy and Leadership, celebrates her retirement after 41 years with UIS. An oak tree was planted and dedicated in her name during a ceremony May 23, 2017.

Forty-One Years: Reflections on Our Mission in Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Diana Martinez (left) and Jessica Handy have both donated bone marrow to help total strangers. Credit Dusty Rhodes / NPR Illinois
Diana Martinez (left) and Jessica Handy have both donated bone marrow to help total strangers. Credit Dusty Rhodes / NPR Illinois

Goodness In Their Bones

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lincoln Legacy Lectures focus on Lincoln and Education

Moderator Michael Burlingame and presenters Paula Shotwell and Robert Bray. Lincoln Legacy Lecture about "Lincoln and Education" Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Moderator Michael Burlingame and presenters Paula Shotwell and Robert Bray. Lincoln Legacy Lecture about “Lincoln and Education” Thursday, October 12, 2017.

The 15th annual Lincoln Legacy Lectures, presented by the University of Illinois Springfield, was held October 12, 2017, in Brookens Auditorium at UIS.
This year’s topic was “Lincoln and Education.” The lectures, reception and book signing was free and open to the public.
The Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series brings nationally known scholars to Springfield to present lectures on topics that both engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era and are still timely today.
This year’s featured speakers were Robert Bray, Colwell Professor of English Emeritus at Illinois Wesleyan University, and Paula R. Shotwell, educator and creator of the Lincoln Living History Project. Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, gave opening remarks on “Lincoln’s Views on Education,” and served as moderator.

In the first lecture, Bray described “Lincoln’s Self-Education: The Personal and the Public.” In the second lecture, Shotwell explored “Why Lincoln?: An Examination of Lincoln’s Role in Today’s Education.” The speakers discussed the contemporary implications of their lectures at the beginning of the Q & A session.

Bray is the author of a prize-winning book, “Reading with Lincoln” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010). Shotwell developed a Living History Project with the staff of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, which was given a Superior Achievement Award by the Illinois Association of Museums. Burlingame is the author of the two-volume biography, “Abraham Lincoln: A Life” (Johns Hopkins University Press, paper, 2012).

Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, gave opening remarks on “Lincoln’s Views on Education,” and served as moderator.
Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, gave opening remarks on “Lincoln’s Views on Education,” and served as moderator.

The Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series is sponsored by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership, in cooperation with the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies. Cosponsors of this year’s event include the Abraham Lincoln Association, Brookens Library John Holtz Memorial Lecture, Engaged Citizenship Speaker Series, Gobberdiel Endowment, Illinois State Historical Society, Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, NPR Illinois, UIS Colleges of Education and Human Services and Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the UIS Office of Advancement.

For more information on the lecture series, contact the Center for State Policy and Leadership at 217-206-7163 or visit the Lincoln Legacy Lectures section of the Center’s website.

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