Government Sector

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

250 Congressman Davis has advisory meetings at UIS

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis used University Hall at UIS as the host site for meetings with two of his advisory groups on May 13, 2014 – one for elementary and secondary leaders in his 13th Congressional District and the other for higher education leaders. He listened intently to their concerns about education.

240 UIS students win top awards at Model Illinois Government

Several UIS students were honored for their roles in the annual Model Illinois Government (MIG) simulation at the state capitol on March 2, 2014. The UIS delegation was also honored with the Outstanding Large Delegation award.

239 To alumni who work in government: Speak your truth

State Senator Kimberly Lightford, a UIS alum, was the featured speaker at the UIS Alumni in Government breakfast earlier this year. She gave an inspirational speech about her rise to the state Senate and had some good advice for other alumni. Related links: See more pictures of UIS alumni at that breakfast

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 »

226 Is this the youngest elected official in Illinois?

A UIS student at the age of 22 got herself elected as an Algonquin Township trustee, and she was also very active on campus.

223 Students get to attend GOP debate

An advantage of UIS being located in the state capital played out again this week when several of them got tickets to the GOP gubernatorial debate downtown. Putting the group together was Riley Quinlan, external vice president of the Student Government Association. Related links: Students featured on Channel 20, the ABC affiliate

220 Learn how public financing affects political campaigns

Political Science assistant professor Michael G. Miller examines the impact of state-level public election financing on political campaigns through the eyes of candidates in a new book, Subsidizing Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2014). It draws on insights from thousands of candidates.

219 Annual cyber defense conference set for March 13, 2014

Data security is increasingly an important concern of businesses and individuals and the UIS Computer Science Department has an annual conference on the topic. This year’s conference will feature flash storage and the cloud and how you can protect yourself.