Message from the Chancellor: Happy Holidays, Prairie Stars!


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

As we approach the end of another amazing year at UIS, I find myself reflecting on the journey we've shared. I want to take a moment to recognize each of you for your contributions that have led to our collective success. During the winter break, I encourage you to take time to rest, recharge and cherish moments with loved ones. Thank you for helping UIS shine bright!

Please enjoy the 2023 UIS Holiday Video looking back at our fantastic year together.

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Message from the Chancellor: UIS Update 11.13.23


Happy Monday, UIS!

November has been packed full of exciting events and programming so far, and perhaps the best is yet to come: It’s time for our annual Lighting of the Colonnade! At 5:15 p.m. this Friday, join me as we kick off the holiday season. You have put in so much effort to make this a great semester, so let’s enjoy this annual opportunity to build community with our students as we prepare to finish the year strong.

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Reminder: Information Session TODAY on Budget and Enrollment


Dear Colleagues —

Our Fall Employee Information Session is TODAY from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium. This session will focus on budget and enrollment, with presentations by Drs. Ken Kriz and Vickie Cook. Following the presentations, we will answer audience questions.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this opportunity to share and discuss important information about our university. Light refreshments will be available following the meeting. 

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Message from the Chancellor: UIS Update 10.30.23


Happy Monday, UIS!

Today’s chill in the air is a reminder of how quickly the end of Fall semester is approaching. These next couple of weeks look to be busy on campus, with Halloween and fall festivities, engaging speaker presentations, Veterans Day programming, and an Open House for prospective students. Check out our online calendar for all the details. And good luck to our student-athletes and coaches entering post-season competition!

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Message from the Chancellor: Important changes to Fall Employee Information Session


Dear Colleagues —

As part of our ongoing Rise initiative, I am hosting a Fall Employee Information Session from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in Brookens Auditorium. Please note: This is a new time, date and place from information previously shared regarding this event due to last-minute scheduling conflicts among our leadership team.

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Message from the Chancellor: 2023 SECA Campaign Kick-Off


Dear Colleagues,

As we settle in to a new academic year at UIS, I am writing to invite you to participate in the State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) campaign. SECA is an annual opportunity for our faculty and staff to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities throughout Illinois and beyond. It provides an avenue for us to come together as a university and make a collective impact through charitable giving.

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