UIS sponsors students to the Community Bank Case Study Competition

In collaboration with INB, Office of Engaged Learning, and AEF Faculty members Dr. Karadas and Mr. Saner, UIS launched an internship course for the Spring 2023 semester in which students will participate in a community bank case study competition. Students will meet with the senior management of INB, examine the bank's data and operations, complete a research report about their findings, and earn internship credits along the way. Link to the competition: https://www.csbs.org/bankcasestudy
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Two teams from UIS participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge Competition

Two teams from UIS participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge Competition

Students took a special topics class centered around the competition last fall with Dr. Karadas and successfully submitted their equity research reports to the CFA Society Chicago, making UIS an official contestant. The CFA Institute Research Challenge is one of the most prestigious global competitions in finance.

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Gen Z came to ‘slay.’ Their bosses don’t know what that means.

The following in an excerpt of a story published in The Washington Post on Dec. 12, 2022.

For some zoomers, the immediacy of text messaging has also altered how quickly they expect to receive communication responses. Layla Wellington, a 22-year-old graduate assistant for the University of Illinois Springfield, said she had to acclimate to a delay in receiving responses to emails.

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UIS finalizes purchase of downtown building for Innovation Center's new home

The following is an excerpt of a State Journal-Register story published on Dec. 7, 2022.

The University of Illinois Springfield has finalized the purchase of a downtown building that will serve as the new home of the UIS Innovation Center.

The center will take over the three-story, 24,600-square-foot Illinois Sheriffs' Association building at 401 E. Washington St.

University of Illinois trustees approved $950,000 for the building purchase earlier this summer.

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UIS professor featured in Netflix true crime series

The following is an excerpt of a story published by WCIA-TV on Nov. 10, 2022.

You may have watched one University of Illinois professor in your latest Netflix binge-watch without even knowing it.

UIS criminology and criminal justice professor Ryan Williams is interviewed as an expert in the new true-crime documentary series “I AM A STALKER”, released on Netflix late last month.

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University of Illinois Springfield students learn the importance of civic engagement

The following is an excerpt of a State Journal-Register column written by Jill Hawkins, program director for the UIS Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center, that was published on Nov. 6, 2022.

The November general election is only two days away, and at the University of Illinois Springfield, we’re preparing to make sure every student has the ability to vote. From the day they arrive on campus, UIS students are taught the importance of civic engagement and how to register to vote.  

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Illinois colleges commit to diversity despite challenge to affirmative action admissions

The following is an excerpt of a State Journal-Register article published on Oct. 31, 2022

Considering an applicant's race to foster diversity in college admissions soon could be illegal.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments starting Monday on two landmark lawsuits that challenge affirmative action. Legal experts say the lawsuits could fundamentally reshape the college admissions process nationwide.

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Amanda Knox to perform with Exoneree Band at Illinois Innocence Project fundraiser

The following is an excerpt of a State Journal-Register article published on Oct. 11, 2022

"Amanda Knox, who made international headlines in a murder case in Italy in which she maintained her innocence, will perform Saturday with the Exoneree Band at the Illinois Innocence Project's fundraiser at Danenberger Family Vineyards in New Berlin.

Knox had been scheduled to be part of the "Defenders of the Innocent" event in May 2020, but that was thwarted by COVID-19. Knox did a livestream event that December.

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