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251 68 recommendations on how to get people involved

The Illinois Civic Engagement Project identified 68 ways that people at all levels of society can encourage people to get more involved in their communities. Here is the list of the 68 ways (PDF). Related links: Final report of the Illinois Civic Engagement Project About the Illinois Civic Engagement Project Other resources related to the project

244 More than 50 volunteers, honored as “Good as Gold”

The UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center and the Junior League of Springfield honored more than 50 Sangamon County volunteers and businesses during the annual Good as Gold Ceremony on April 23, 2014. Related link: Some UIS students honored for their service

243 UIS policy center honored for Community Action

The Center for State Policy and Leadership has been honored with the Grey Warrner Friend of Community Action Award from the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA). UIS has worked in partnership with IACAA for more than 30 years. Related links: Center for State Policy and Leadership

242 New alum works at museum and is citizen soldier

Bill Lear has many titles. During the week he’s the curator of the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, at night he’s been a graduate student studying public history – with graduation set for this weekend– and one weekend a month he’s a citizen soldier in the Illinois National Guard. Related links: Watch 2-minute video… Read More »

238 A hundred thousand meals for children

More than 500 volunteers gathered in the UIS Recreation and Athletic Center in November 2013 to help assemble Manna Packs for hungry children around the world. It was called the Feed My Starving Children event.

236 UIS featured in the news 150+ times a month

UIS students and faculty get mentioned in news outlets in the state of Illinois more than 150 times a month, and we do our best to keep track of them. Related links: For more information, contact Blake Wood Visit the UIS Newsroom online

229 Employee of the Year widely known to local community

Carolyn Neitzke directs the UIS Conference Center, which hosts hundreds of events every year for external groups and the campus community, is a familiar face because of her many, many contacts. She also provides extraordinary customer service and was named the 2013 UIS Employee of the Year. Related links: Student newspaper account of this award… Read More »

218 Local businesses offer internship opportunities

Lowder Governmental Solutions, in business for just a year and led by UIS alumnus John Lowder, is offering internship opportunities (PDF) for UIS students. You probably wouldn’t believed how many places in the region have made similar opportunities. See this list of featured employees that is part of the UIS Applied Study Term.

211 Collegiate career fair again coming to UIS

Several institutions are teaming up again to host the 2014 Springfield Collegiate Career Fair at UIS from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14. The fair is an annual event hosted by the career development offices at the UIS, Benedictine University at Springfield, Robert Morris University, Lincoln Land Community College, and ITT Technical Institute…. Read More »

210 Ever wonder how to find expert speakers at UIS?

UIS has experts and authors in too many areas to put into one list, and many of these people are happy to donate their time to speak to local groups. The list of Experts and Speakers is in one convenient place.