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The UIS Newsroom is the place to turn for the latest campus news and events.

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UIS to hold 44th commencement ceremony on May 16 in downtown Springfield

Commencement ceremonies for the University of Illinois Springfield will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, Ninth and Adams Streets in downtown Springfield. Of the 1,606 students eligible to graduate, over 950 will participate in the ceremony. Because of the large number of graduates and the seating capacity of The Center, it is recommended that no...

UIS to hold 44th commencement ceremony on May 16 in downtown Springfield

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Springfest 2015 Mud Tug-of-War

UIS students competed in the final event of Springfest 2015 on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The mud tug-of-war is an annual tradition that ends the week-long social event.

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It’s the University of Illinois Springfield’s declaration to the world about who we are. It’s our reputation, a promise built on core strengths we can demonstrate. It’s also what makes us unique.

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The Office of Campus Relations is the primary source of information for and about the campus, and the primary channel of communication between the campus and the public.

The office is responsible for news, information and media relations and the maintenance of files of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests.

In addition, the office works closely with the chancellor regarding public and media relations.


Derek Schnapp
Director of Public Relations

Michelle Green
Director of Marketing

Blake Wood
Assistant Director of Public Relations

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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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