April 2015


Jim Korte

Jim Korte, Associate Vice- Chancellor/ Dean of Students at UIS, is the winner of the 12th annual Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award. The award was presented by Chancellor Susan J. Koch at the ceremony on April 23, 2015.


The Annual Day Of Silence

During this year’s Annual Day of Silence event, slam poet group L.Y.R.I.C. did a spoken word performance to help “break the silence.”

After the event L.Y.R.I.C. poses with students and Director of the Diversity Center/program coordinator Kerry Poynter.

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Walk A Mile

On April 18th, men and women gathered in downtown Springfield to support the movement against Sexual Violence. Men were encouraged to wear high heels to show support and understand what it’s like walking a mile in women’s shoes.


The Asian Carnival

On April 17, The Asian Student Organization held their first annual Asian Carnival at UIS.

March 2015

Getting Ready for the 2015 Commencement Ceremony


The 44th UIS commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield.

Students have been purchasing their caps and gowns.

Alternative Spring Break


UIS students volunteer in Mississippi as part of Alternative Spring Break

Twenty students and two staff members from UIS spent  their spring break working with children in Biloxi, Mississippi, and helping with a coastal erosion prevention project.

Dance Marathon


More than 80 UIS students participated in the dance marathon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at St. John’s Hospital. This event was organized by the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center.

February 2015


Black History Event: Fredrick Douglass on Race: An Soul’s Evolution

Professional actor Fred Morsell portrayed Frederick Douglass in a live performance in Brookens Auditorium


Black History Event: Soup and Conversation (Hosted by BMCS and BSU)

Students gathered in the Diversity Center to discuss what leadership is and what makes a good leader


Black History Event: “10 Rules for dealing with the police”

UIS graduate and law enforcement officer Robert Moore, retired police chief Odie Carpenter, NOBLE member Fay Brookes, Sherif Charlene Williams, and Leutinet Brad Strickler speak to students about how to deal with the police in the proper way.


Illinois College Press Association

Staff members of The Journal, the UIS student newspaper, were honored with six journalism awards at the 2015 Illinois College Press Association convention.


UIS 2015 Career Fair

More than 400 students, University alumni, and Springfield area residents attend the February 2015 Springfield Collegiate Career Fair.


Henna Hands

A Henna Hand Painting demonstration was underway in February at the UIS Women’s Center.Sponsoring the activity were the UIS Indian Student Organization, Indian Dance Organization and Office of International Student Services.

January 2015


UIS receives a new vending machine, “Shop24″


Martin Luther King Jr. Day March/Parade

(UIS Students: Shomari Jackson and Duane Willingham)


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Day of Service


Employee of the Year Celebration: Danny Lau