The University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) is a public university in Springfield, Illinois, United States. The university was established in 1969 as Sangamon State University by the Illinois General Assembly and became a part of the University of Illinois system on July 1, 1995. As a public liberal arts college, and the newest campus in the University of Illinois system, UIS is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. UIS is also part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Council on Education. The campus' main repository, Brookens Library, holds a collection of nearly 800,000 books and serials- in addition to accessible resources at the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campuses.

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University of Illinois Springfield
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  • Mel Clark admits to having “grown up a lot as a person” since enrolling at the University of Illinois Springfield. As a freshman, Clark got involved with the Gender and Sexuality Student Services Office, formerly the LGBTQA Resource Center. Now, as a senior on campus, Clark is a member of the InQueery peer education team and works for Gender and Sexuality Student Services helping to plan events. T...

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  • Nick Zambito came to the University of Illinois Springfield ready to be a leader. As a freshman, he helped start the Habitat for Humanity Club on campus and was recognized for outstanding leadership by the Capital Scholars Honors Program. He currently serves as the external vice president of the Student Government Association and as a mentor for the Leadership for Life Service Program. He went on ...

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  • Suparna Banerjee says she’s glad she came to the United States to earn her master’s degree in computer science at the University of Illinois Springfield. Banerjee recently founded a new student organization on campus called the Hostility Elimination Liaison Program (HELP). The program aims to address discrimination and hate against minorities based on their social and political identities. She als...

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  • Rosie Dawoud is helping future University of Illinois Springfield students discover what the university has to offer as a student ambassador for UIS Admissions. She helps check in prospective students and parents during campus preview days, speaks to them about her experiences and gives tours. Dawoud is also involved in campus politics as the internal vice president for the Student Government Asso...

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  • Oluseyi Elliott calls the University of Illinois Springfield “a beautiful place for international students to feel at home.” As the elected international student senator on the Student Government Association, it’s his mission to make fellow international students feel welcome and listen to their concerns. Elliott is a graduate student majoring in Management Information Systems. He is the treasurer...

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University of Illinois Springfield
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  • As Vince Walker puts it, first and foremost “I love basketball!” The University of Illinois Springfield junior communication major is helping lead the UIS Prairie Stars men’s basketball team during a successful start to the season. On campus, Walker is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the University Bible Fellowship and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Walker and a group of...

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  • University of Illinois Springfield elementary education major Maddie Cullick is the president of the Legion of Ladies, a student organization focused on empowering women, community service, friendship, bonding and leadership. She has been a UIS cheerleader since her freshman year and is the campus relations chair for Dance Marathon, a student volunteer organization that raises money for the Childr...

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University of Illinois Springfield
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University of Illinois Springfield
University of Illinois Springfield
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  • Graduate computer science major Bhavyanshu Parasher says he chose the University of Illinois Springfield because of its outstanding cyber security courses. At UIS, Parasher works as a student web associate for the UIS Office of Web Services, is vice president of the UIS Computer Science Club and recently helped to redesign the UIS Computer Science Department website. Parasher recently finished in ...

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  • University of Illinois Springfield psychology major Danielle Gibbs admits that she’s a “very busy person.” She is a facility lead for UIS Campus Recreation where she supervises shifts and helps plan special events at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC). Gibbs is the secretary, historian and a founding member of the Chi Chapter of Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. She is also the c...

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  • Regina Bolin was recently honored with the Student Laureate Award from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. She was selected over all other University of Illinois Springfield seniors to receive the award, which was presented by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Bolin is vice president of the Alternative Spring Break student organization, a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program, Beta Gamma Sigma ...

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  • Abbie Varble loves to give back to her community. At UIS, Varble is co-president of the Habitat for Humanity Club, a resident assistant and member of the Leadership for Life Service Program. She is also a peer mentor for the Capital Scholars Honors Program, a member of the Christian Student Fellowship and plays in the UIS Concert Band. Varble says she chose UIS because she loved the environment an...

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  • One system. Three universities. Infinite possibilities. Fueled by countless supporters and driven by the most talented individuals, we explore further, dive deeper, and reach higher. When you radically rethink potential, the impossible is made possible in every day--in a thriving, micro-urban community; in the heart of a big city; and in the state capital. Extraordinary happens here, and radiates ...

University of Illinois Springfield
University of Illinois Springfield
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  • Patricia Mubirigi is using her personal experience to help fellow students make better decisions when choosing classes. At the University of Illinois Springfield, Mubirigi is a peer adviser and intern for the Office of Advising Services, Information, and Support (OASIS). She is also a member of the University Bible Fellowship and a peer educator for InQueery, where she speaks to students about com...

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  • Christopher Vemagiri Marbaniang, a graduate student at the University of Illinois Springfield, hopes to combine his two passions, public health and theatre, to educate people about important health issues. Marbaniang was recently part of the UIS Theatre production of “Machinal” and has appeared in two other productions at UIS. He is also treasurer of the Student Government Association, chair of th...

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University of Illinois Springfield
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  • Growing up in a small town, Jake Seidel spent a lot of time working outdoors. He brought his passion for the outdoors to the University of Illinois Springfield where he’s now learning how to protect the environment as a biology major. At UIS, Seidel is president of the Biology Club, a member of the UIS Cross Country and Track and Field teams, the Capital Scholars Honors Program, Phi Kappa Tau Frat...

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  • The University of Illinois Springfield recognized scholarship donors during the 21st annual Scholarship Luncheon on November 8, 2017. Nearly 250 people participated in the luncheon. During the event, students got a chance to personally thank their donors and let them know the difference the scholarship has made.

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  • The University of Illinois Springfield has empowered Briana Rodriguez to become an advocate for issues she believes are important. The sophomore legal studies major recently participated a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the Illinois State Capitol. On campus, Rodriguez is a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program, marketing director for the Or...

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University of Illinois Springfield
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  • Melissa Van is getting a jumpstart on her future career at the University of Illinois Springfield where she helps promote student events on campus as the marketing chair for the Student Activities Committee and the Asian Student Organization. “I make flyers, distribute flyers, do word of mouth and social media advertising,” she said. Van is also the vice president of the UIS Community Garden Club ...

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  • Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois seeks to raise support to benefit the University, as well as the communities where students and graduates serve. Please contact the Office of Advancement by phone at 217.206.6058 or by email at giftinfo@uis.edu for more information.

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  • Garrett Nimmo enjoys being a voice for his fellow students. He was recently elected president of the University of Illinois Springfield Student Government Association (SGA) in a campus-wide race. As SGA president, Nimmo meets with university leaders to express student positions on important issues. He was first elected to the SGA as a senator-at-large his freshman year. Nimmo is also a mentor for ...

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University of Illinois Springfield
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  • Jasmin Lisowski has been playing soccer since she was in kindergarten. Now, she’s living her dream playing NCAA Division II women’s soccer at the University of Illinois Springfield, while majoring in social work and psychology. On the team, she has taken on an unofficial leadership role, helping to mentor new players. Lisowski is part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the Alpha Lam...

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