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Road Closure - Vachel Lindsay - August 31 & September

Sent on behalf of James Koeppe, Director of Campus Recreation

Vachel Lindsay Drive will be closed Wednesday, August 31 at 12 noon and re-open Thursday September 1 at 12 noon.

Please use Ernest Hemingway Drive and University Drive to access campus during this time.

Residents of West Campus may access the parking lot using 11th Street and the first parking lot entrance on Vachel Lindsay.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but hope you enjoy the REC Palooza Street Party Wednesday evening.

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UIS to host Health and Safety Fair

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Campus Recreation Department will host the annual Health and Safety Fair. This year’s theme is “Don’t Gamble with your Health.” This event is free and open to the public, UIS students, faculty, staff and alumni.

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2022

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center, 2171 University Drive, Springfield

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Why more than 200 universities are turning to bikes to improve campuses

Sustainability, health and wellness, keeping communities connected and space on campus are all issues that get the attention of college leaders as they plan for the future. And they can all be connected in a roundabout way through one simple, fun vehicle that can breathe surprising life into campuses: the bicycle.

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Springfield honors 20th anniversary of 9/11 with stair climb at Crowne Plaza hotel

Stair climbers commemorated 9/11 in a literal way Saturday. 

The climbers, among them those too young to remember first-hand the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, made their way up flights of stairs at the Crowne Plaza hotel to mark the revered day and to honor the first responders who climbed the steps of the World Trade Center that morning to rescue the injured.

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Prairie Star 5k

Prairie Star 5K

Registration is now open for the 2021 Prairie Star 5K.  This year we will be offering both a live race for current UIS students, faculty/staff, and community members as well as a virtual race for anyone who wants to participate from home.  The live race will be chip timed and have a modified wave start.  More info on the waves will be sent to participants. 

Saturday, August 28, at 8:30 am

UIS to host a 20th anniversary 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Crowne Plaza Springfield

The University of Illinois Springfield Department of Campus Recreation will host a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Crowne Plaza Springfield, located at 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy., to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.