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Turner Clark | Undergraduate Research
Since the start of Spring Semester 2018, Turner Clark has worked with Associate Professor of Management Nathan Steele and Assistant Professor of Management Sudeep Sharma to investigate “The Role of Personality Traits in Predicting Negotiation Effectiveness.” Turner presented his research at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Day at the Illinois State Capitol in 2018 (pictured at right) and the National Conference in Undergraduate Research in Memphis, Tennessee, which he says was one of the most amazing experiences he has had at UIS.
"I think every student benefits from the close working relationship that we have with our UIS professors," he said. "It will benefit us for the rest of our lives."
Academic Excellence: Because learning empowers the future.
UIS Center for Lincoln Studies
2018 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series
The 2018 Lincoln Legacy Lecture, sponsored by the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies, will take place on Thursday October 18, 7:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s topic is Lincoln vs. Douglas: Slavery and Race in Illinois History.
Please join our moderator, Dr. Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies and our speakers, Dr. Graham Peck, Professor of History, St. Xavier University and Rodger Bridges, Former head of the Lincoln Legal Papers.
Because Lincoln still instructs, inspires and elevates all of us.
The Bill and Frances Cosgrove Water Resource Management Scholarship Fund
William ‘Bill’ Cosgrove, with Frances Cosgrove’s support, spent his career years working on various aspects of water management. The UIS Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon provides a site where many disciplines could contribute to the research of the role of wetlands in water resource management. Bill and Frances hope this scholarship will help make use of the Station.
Scholarships: Because they affirm the aspirations, energy and diversity of our students
Facilities and Technology
Brookens Library Renovation
A major renovation project in Brookens Library will conclude in October. In her August column in the Springfield Journal-Register, Chancellor Koch wrote about the renovation:
"University libraries are no longer the quiet repositories of books they were when Brookens opened its doors about 40 years ago. Library Dean Pattie Piotrowski and her team have worked closely with Facilities and Services to design a contemporary space that provides a more active 'learning commons' and that fosters collaboration using both physical and digital materials.
"The renovation includes a more open layout, state-of-the-art LED lighting, modern and durable flooring, mobile furniture, and collaborative spaces that encourage group interaction and active learning. The project also adds a high-tech classroom for library instruction and workshops."
If you love libraries and value UIS, please consider joining the Friends of the Library. They're a wonderful group of people.
Facilities and Technology: Building tomorrow's University today
The Public Good
Ben Paoletti | Leadership for Life Service Program
At UIS, new students can choose to live on the Leadership for Life Service Wing, or L4L. As part of this service and leadership community, students take a class together and commit to 40 hours of service each semester.
Ben Paoletti is one such student. A sophomore political science and philosophy major, Ben says, “My experience at UIS has really sparked my passion for volunteerism and civic engagement." This year Ben is a resident assistant on the Leadership for Life Service Wing. He's looking forward to helping students get involved on campus, with community events, as well promote school spirit and civic engagement.
The Public Good: Because we are all on this journey together.