UIS student Natalie Kerr wins the first Falling Walls Lab Illinois Competition

Natalie Kerr, a senior majoring in chemistry at the University of Illinois Springfield, recently won the first Falling Walls Lab Illinois competition to earn the title of Illinois Young Innovator of the Year. Kerr also won an all-expenses-paid trip to Berlin, Germany, to compete at the Falling Walls Lab global finale on Nov. 8. Di’Quan Ishmon, a sophomore in mechatronics engineering at Northern Illinois University, was the competition’s runner-up.

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3 Tips for Completing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the first step in determining what federal financial assistance is available to your family and should be completed ahead of each academic year. We use FAFSA info to determine if you’re eligible for UIS scholarships, grants or aid.

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Associate Professor Benjamin Walsh named 2017 University Scholar

Benjamin Walsh, associate professor of management at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been named University Scholar for 2017. The award, considered the university system’s highest faculty honor, recognizes outstanding teaching and scholarship. Only one faculty member receives the annual award at UIS.

“Dr. Walsh’s achievements in both scholarship and teaching are impressive,” said one of his nominators. “In the six years since completing his doctorate, he has shown documented promise of becoming the very best in his field.”

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2021 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

The College of Business and Management’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter introduces its inductees for the academic year 2020-2021

The advisors of Beta Gamma Sigma, Profs. Atul Agarwal, Shipra Gupta, and Neetu Singh with the help of the CBM staff, organized a warm and inspirational virtual event to celebrate the success of the college’s best students.

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UIS honors Professor Sharon Graf with the Harry and Deborah Berman Sabbatical Award

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Harry and Deborah Berman Sabbatical Award has been presented to Sharon Graf, professor in the Sociology/Anthropology department. She will receive $3,000 to support her research during her sabbatical leave.

Graf’s sabbatical plan is to conduct a second phase of ethnographic field research in Oceania that will contribute to the scholarly body of knowledge on the cultural practices—including art, music, the performing arts and seafaring—of the inhabitants of the Pacific Island region. 

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