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UIS Commencement is May 16th

Published Date:March 30, 2015

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

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Published Date: March 30, 2015


Koch: Giving to UIS

Published Date:March 18, 2015

Chancellor Koch discusses the importance of charitable giving in a recent column published in The State Journal-Register.

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Published Date: March 18, 2015


Students volunteer during Spring Break

Published Date:March 10, 2015

A group of students from UIS will spend their spring break working with children in Biloxi, Mississippi and helping with a coastal erosion prevention project.

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Published Date: March 10, 2015


UIS Athletics explores new mascot

Published Date:March 5, 2015

Cozmo will retire and the search for the next Prairie Stars mascot is underway. An anticipated announcement of the new mascot is expected in April.

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Published Date: March 5, 2015


New tobacco-free campus policy

Published Date:January 26, 2015

Chancellor Koch announces a new two-year phased in tobacco-free policy for the UIS campus.

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Published Date: January 26, 2015


U of I approves tuition freeze

Published Date:January 15, 2015

In-state freshmen will see no increase in base tuition next fall for the first time in more than two decades.

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Published Date: January 15, 2015


UIS online programs highly ranked

Published Date:January 6, 2015

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UIS online programs among the top 20 best in the nation.

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Published Date: January 6, 2015


UIS announces nursing partnership

Published Date:October 2, 2014

A new option for nursing is coming to Springfield! UIS is partnering with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing and Memorial Health System to offer a UIC Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on the Springfield campus.

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Published Date: October 2, 2014


UIS breaks enrollment record

Published Date:September 16, 2014

Fall 2014 enrollment is up by nearly 300 students compared to the previous fall semester. According to the official fall census, the total number of students enrolled at UIS after the first 10 days of classes is 5,431.

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Published Date: September 16, 2014