blog posts UIS holds 50th Commencement in a hybrid format May 18, 2021 10:45 am0 views UIS celebrated commencement in-person and virtually. UIS offering free COVID-19 saliva testing to the public May 18, 2021 10:30 am1 views The testing is in partnership with SHIELD Illinois. UIS to plant 1,000 donated Japanese maple trees on campus Apr 29, 2021 8:45 am0 views The trees will be planted near the UIS Pond. UIS plans for more in-person classes in Fall 2021 Mar 18, 2021 3:30 pm0 views The decision is due to testing and vaccination availability. UIS COVID-19 stats and testing information Aug 21, 2020 9:45 am2 views Learn about on-campus testing requirements. UIS drops ACT/SAT test requirements for 2021 Jun 11, 2020 9:30 am5 views The one-year moratoriumm is due to COVID-19. Karen Whitney named UIS Interim Chancellor Jun 3, 2020 11:45 am2 views Whitney is a nationally recognized higher education leader. UIS celebrates the Class of 2020 during virtual commencement May 5, 2020 10:30 pm0 views UIS honored 1,179 graduates during the Graduate Celebration. Remembering Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Clarice Ford Apr 24, 2020 12:45 pm8 views Chancellor Koch makes announcement on the passing of Dr. Ford. New leader for Sangamon Experience & Center for Lincoln Studies Apr 8, 2020 11:00 am0 views UIS alumna Anne Moseley will lead both historic efforts. New UIS infrastructure and facilities master plan approved Mar 12, 2020 11:00 am12 views The plan will serve as a road map for future growth. Chancellor Koch announces she will retire on June 30 Feb 7, 2020 10:00 am0 views She has led the UIS campus for nine years. UIS cuts ribbon on Sangamon Experience historic exhibition Jan 30, 2020 5:15 pm0 views The exhibit tells the history of the Sangamon Region. UIS online programs ranked highly by U.S. News Jan 14, 2020 11:45 am0 views Bachelor’s programs are among the top 10% in the U.S. UIS names new director of athletics Dec 9, 2019 10:00 am5 views Peyton Deterding will lead UIS Athletics. UIS student honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Nov 19, 2019 3:00 pm0 views Melissa Van was honored with the Student Laureate Award. UIS student presents research at international competition Nov 14, 2019 10:00 am1 views Natalie Kerr presented her research in Germany. U.S. News ranks UIS the fourth best public regional university in the Midwest Sep 9, 2019 11:30 am0 views UIS was ranked seventh in last year’s rankings. Koch: Fundraising underway for much-needed renovations for UIS Observatory Sep 9, 2019 7:00 am1 views Chancellor Koch profiles UIS’ famous Star Parties. UIS announces new faculty appointments Sep 3, 2019 3:15 pm0 views Twenty four new appointments were made for Fall 2019. UIS conducts 2019 Sangamon County Citizen Survey Aug 26, 2019 12:45 pm2 views The survey measures quality of life in Sangamon County. UIS welcomes new students on Move-In Day Aug 20, 2019 4:45 pm0 views More than 300 students moved into campus housing. Jason Piscia named director of the UIS Public Affairs Reporting Program Jul 8, 2019 2:00 pm0 views He will replace longtime director Charlie Wheeler. UIS announces Spring Semester 2019 Dean’s List Jul 1, 2019 10:30 am26 views A total of 531 students made the Spring 2019 Dean's List. Koch: New beginnings start with summer orientation Jul 1, 2019 10:15 am0 views Chancellor Koch spotlights KickStart Orientation. UIS Athletics offers community summer camps Jul 1, 2019 6:00 am0 views Learn more about this summer’s camps. Summer KickStart Orientation underway! Jun 6, 2019 11:00 am0 views Learn important details about first-year orientation. UIS releases complete list of 2019 graduates May 15, 2019 9:30 am3 views A total of 1,274 students earned degrees from UIS. View 2019 Commencement Photos! May 11, 2019 12:30 pm0 views View Commencement photos on Flickr. Horace Mann donates $2,500 to fund UIS dual credit Teacher Education course Apr 4, 2019 11:00 am0 views The goal is to reduce the Illinois teacher shortage. Students & faculty study the impact of “bedazzled” recycling bins Mar 7, 2019 11:00 am0 views Researchers hope to increase campus recycling. UIS announces Fall Semester 2018 Dean’s List Feb 19, 2019 2:00 pm0 views A total of 585 students made the list! UIS co-hosted class helps people with memory loss Feb 13, 2019 3:15 pm0 views The class helps participants express their creativity. UIS in-state freshmen tuition frozen for fifth year Jan 31, 2019 2:30 pm0 views The historic freeze will provide life-changing opportunities. Black History Month events announced Jan 28, 2019 1:45 pm0 views Several February events are planned. UIS Illinois Innocence Project celebrates 12th exoneration Jan 15, 2019 11:45 am0 views Grover Thompson was wrongfully convicted in 1981. UIS online degrees ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report Jan 15, 2019 9:15 am0 views Bachelor’s degrees ranked in the top 10 percent. New College of Business and Management dean named Jan 9, 2019 1:45 pm0 views Somnath Bhattacharya will begin Feb. 16. AIM HIGH program provides $1 million for scholarships Nov 14, 2018 10:15 am0 views The aim of the program is to keep students in Illinois. UIS Student Union wins design award Nov 6, 2018 3:00 pm0 views The energy efficient building opened in January. UIS students collect 18,095 pounds of food Nov 1, 2018 11:45 am0 views The food will benefit the Central Illinois Foodbank. Koch: Students become leaders at UIS Oct 29, 2018 9:30 am0 views Chancellor Koch shares three Leadership lived stories. UIS names new director of economic development and innovation Oct 17, 2018 11:45 am0 views Bruce Sommer will help spur business growth. Richard Gilman-Opalsky named the University Scholar Oct 10, 2018 4:45 pm11 views The award is considered the highest faculty honor. UIS Performing Arts Center awarded a $20,200 grant Oct 3, 2018 11:45 am0 views The grant will support educational and artistic programming. Freshmen enrollment grows by nearly 14 percent Sep 12, 2018 9:00 am0 views The total number of first-year students stands at 316. Leo Bin named the PNC Distinguished Professor in Banking & Finance Sep 6, 2018 12:00 pm0 views The endowed professorship will help fund research. UIS receives institutional reaccreditation Sep 5, 2018 9:45 am0 views UIS was reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Downtown business incubator becomes part of UIS Aug 28, 2018 1:00 pm0 views It will serve as a hub of the Illinois Innovation Network. UIS welcomes 21 new faculty members Aug 24, 2018 12:00 pm0 views They will teach in a variety of departments.