Academics at UIS

320 UIS goes tobacco free

UIS institutes a two-phase campus approach for going smoke free. Related Links: UIS announces new tobacco-free campus policy Tobacco-Free Campus Policy – Effective July 1, 2016 Chancellor Koch – UIS Tobacco-Free Policy Message, January 2015 Tobacco Free Policy Smoking policy task force Sangamon Auditorium smoking policy

319 Community, students get into character with UIS Theatre

Not only can the community come enjoy a local production, they also have the chance to audition and perform. Related Links: About UIS THEATRE Points of Pride Current Season Upcoming auditions Ticket information UIS opens theater season with ‘Importance of Being Earnest’

316 UIS continues tradition with Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series

Since 2002, The UIS Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series brings scholars and policy specialists of national renown to Springfield to present lectures on a contemporary public policy issue, but one that engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era. Related Links: Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series “Lincoln and Voting Rights”- 2015 UIS Lincoln Legacy Lectures to… Read More »

315 UIS Internships and prior learning benefit community, students

Chances are when you are out and about in the Springfield area you are coming into contact with a UIS student participating in the one of three internship programs offered through the university. Related Links: Internships and Prior Learning Services Prior Learning information Graduate intern programs Service Learning

314 UIS Foreign and Independent Film Series encourages culture, education

Each year the UIS Office of Student Life sponsors the Foreign and Independent Film Series which is free and open to the public. Related Links: Fall 2015 Foreign and Independent Film Series UIS annual film series kicks off Sept. 25 Sangamon Auditorium, Sam Lay in Bluesland UIS Office of Student Life

312 Star Parties made accessible for people with disabilities

UIS’s much beloved Star Parties can be enjoyed by more people thanks to the use of a special telescope. Related Links: UIS to host Sunday Star Party for people with disabilities UIS schedules Sunday Star Parties for people with disabilities The University of Illinois at Springfield’s astronomy program developed the world’s first telescope for people with… Read More »

310 Engaged Citizenship Common Experience, teaches, connects

All UIS students are required to take 10 hours of Engaged Citizenship Common Experience courses, which encourage a commitment to making a difference in the world. Speaker events are open to anyone in the community. Related Links: Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) ECCE Speakers Series schedule ECCE Speakers Series Video on Demand Propose a Speakers… Read More »

308 UIS brings award-winning authors to campus

Through the One Book, One UIS, and other means, UIS brings relevant authors face-to-face with students and the community. Related Links: Civil-rights icon John Lewis discusses graphic memoir during UIS appearance Award-winning author Katherine Boo to speak at UIS UIS invites the community to read “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” as featured “one book” Lincoln Legacy… Read More »

302 UIS Archives/Special Collections preserves local and state history

The UIS Archives, including the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD), contain many valuable collections of primary resources relating to local history. Related Links: UIS Archives Local Portuguese History UIS archives preserving regional history in central Illinois Local History UIS Oral History