UIS Offering Accelerated Courses This Fall

The following is an excerpt of a WMAY Radio story published on Sept. 20, 2022.

The University of Illinois Springfield has announced its schedule of accelerated courses that can allow students to pick up additional credits and possibly shorten the time needed to complete their degree.

Around 50 classes will be offered on an accelerated schedule from mid-October to early December. Course offerings include accountancy, business, communications, computer science, philosophy, teacher education, and more. The deadline to sign up is October 5th.

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UIS raises $42.48 million

The following is an excerpt of a WTAX Radio story published on Sept. 16, 2022.

“Reaching Stellar,” the UIS fundraising campaign which started with a quiet phase in 2014, concluded on June 30th of this year, exceeding its $40,000,000 goal by more than 6%.

At an on-campus celebration Thursday night, the total amount was announced: $42,486,248.

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UIS students set an example by cleaning up

This is an excerpt of a story broadcast by WICS-TV 20 on Sept. 5, 2022.

University of Illinois Springfield students are giving back.

The students took some time between classes to help clean up the campus on Friday.

It is part of their Anything Goes Fridays where students get the chance to get involved in the Springfield community and local charity organizations.

The event was run by the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center.

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New UIS chancellor takes on campus challenges and the New York City Marathon

The following is an excerpt from a story that appeared in The State Journal-Register on Aug. 16, 2022.

A new chancellor is on board at the University of Illinois Springfield as students head back to class on Friday.

Among those greeting first-year students at move-in day at Lincoln and Founders residence halls at UIS Tuesday will be Janet Gooch, who officially took over the top spot on July 1.

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Laura Liesman: UIS athletics ready for another exciting year

The following is an excerpt from UIS Director of Athletics Laura Liesman. The column appeared in The State Journal-Register on August 14, 2022.

Although the calendar says that summer is still here for another month, the 2022-23 athletic year is already underway as our UIS student-athletes began returning to campus at the beginning of the month.

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University of Illinois approves purchase of downtown site for UIS Innovation Center

This is an excerpt of a story published by the State Journal-Register on July 22, 2022.

Trustees for the University of Illinois have approved the purchase of a downtown building to house the planned UIS Innovation Center, designed to provide a hub for technology, business, policy and workforce development.

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Here's what the experts say you need to know about renting or buying a home in Springfield

This is an excerpt of a story published by the State Journal-Register on July 10, 2022.

With rents increasing and interest rates on home loans going up, people have been left with the question, "Is it better to rent or own a home?"

Kenneth Kriz, University of Illinois Springfield's distinguished professor of public administration, said there isn't a right answer.

"The housing prices have been rising dramatically," Kriz said.

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UIS professor publishes book with a LGBTQ twist on sex discrimination case

This is an excerpt of a story published by NPR Illinois on June 16, 2022.

The University Press of Kansas published in May a book by University of Illinois political science professor Jason Pierceson, a leading scholar on LGBTQ issues.

Pierceson’s book is called “Before Bostock: The Accidental LGBTQ Precedent of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins.”

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