On their first day of practice, the UIS women’s soccer team also did their first community service project. Such activities are among the pillars of the NCAA Division II university. The new coach this year is Molly Grisham, a graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School. Related links: Grisham completes coaching staff
Dr. Scott Day has completed more than 18 feasibility studies for school districts around the state that are looking into reorganization. He works in conjunction with assistant professors Leonard Bogle and William Phillips. Day talks about his work in this video
UIS is one of the major partners of The Springfield Project, which seeks to unite Springfield by working to improve the quality of life by addressing community problems in neighborhoods. UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch is on the Board of Directors.
UIS students launched the new school year by volunteering at the American Red Cross local chapter, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, Hospital Sister’s Mission Outreach, and the St. John’s Breadline. It was a great Service-A-Thon. Related links: Who to contact at UIS if you want student volunteers
UIS hosted its annual Welcome Week Involvement Expo in an effort to get students active. The expo featured more than 140 student organizations, clubs, community groups, and businesses.
If you’re wondering what UIS is all about, we summarize it with four core promises: UIS is teaching-focused, has an abundance of opportunities to collaborate, has a supportive community that is just the right size, and has a tradition of educating public servants and other leaders. Related links: The UIS brand: Leadership lived
A citywide progressive celebration marked the grand opening of “Bearing Witness: The Art of Preston Jackson” at four locations in Springfield — UIS, the Illinois State Museum, Springfield Art Association, and Prairie Art Alliance. Related links: UIS also hosts panel of artists to discuss Jackson
The Illinois Principals Association honored Dr. Scott Day, associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, with the Abe Lincoln Region Herman Graves Award. It is the highest honor bestowed by the association.
UIS has a long history of civic engagement. Its Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center provides many links and interactive tools, some of which are really fun. One of the more interesting ones is the Civic Literacy Quiz. Think you know civics? Take the quiz and find out.
Springfield School District 186 and other school districts look to the Teacher Education Program at UIS to find highly qualified teachers. Here’s what you can do for your own career if you go through this program.