UIS http://wuis.org en UIS & Springfield 186 Closed Monday. http://wuis.org/post/uis-springfield-186-closed-monday <p>The University of Illinois Springfield is closed Monday due to weather conditions.&nbsp; UIS is operating under its <a href="http://www.uis.edu/emergencies/weather/">essential services</a> policy.</p><p>Springfield School District 186 is closed Monday, as is the Jacksonville School&nbsp; District and most other area schools.</p><p>Other colleges closed on Monday include Bradley University, Illinois College, Illinois State University, Lincoln College, Lincoln Land Community College, Robert Morris University, SIU School of Medicine and Western Illinois University,</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:10:27 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 16339 at http://wuis.org UIS & Springfield 186 Closed Monday. Journalist And Author Katherine Boo Coming To UIS http://wuis.org/post/journalist-and-author-katherine-boo-coming-uis <p>The University of Illinois Springfield One Book reading program last fall put the tale of Indian slum dwellers in the hands of students, staff, faculty and community members.<br /><br />Katherine Boo is the author of <em>Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity</em>.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:39:07 +0000 Peter Gray 10262 at http://wuis.org Journalist And Author Katherine Boo Coming To UIS UIS Sees Slight Increase In Fall Enrollment http://wuis.org/post/uis-sees-slight-increase-fall-enrollment <p>Fall 2013 enrollment at the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois is up by nearly 100 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 5,137. This marks the fourth year enrollment has topped 5,000 students. Last fall’s enrollment was 5,048.</p><p>Overall, the number of freshmen students attending UIS jumped by 20% this semester. That makes it the largest freshman class in UIS history.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:45:51 +0000 Sean Crawford 8647 at http://wuis.org UIS Sees Slight Increase In Fall Enrollment Interview With UIS Chancellor Susan Koch http://wuis.org/post/interview-uis-chancellor-susan-koch <p>University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch sat down for a conversation with WUIS on the show Illinois Edition.&nbsp; Topics include efforts to attract international students, a major building project, possible expansion in Peoria and getting more UIS students living in downtown Springfield.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:27:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 7072 at http://wuis.org Interview With UIS Chancellor Susan Koch Sangamon County Survey Findings http://wuis.org/post/sangamon-county-survey-findings <p>While most say the county is a good place to live, work and raise kids, it's not all a rosy picture.&nbsp; It found crime is a concern, most want better roads and additional events like outdoor festivals and farmer's markets.&nbsp; But overall, the reviews were positive.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Ashley Kirzinger is Director of the University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research Office which called and asked residents more than 100 quality of life questions.&nbsp; She says it was surprising to find younger people have a brighter outlook for Sangamon County.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:37:06 +0000 Sean Crawford 4952 at http://wuis.org Sangamon County Survey Findings Thomas Jefferson And The Monticello Gardens http://wuis.org/post/thomas-jefferson-and-monticello-gardens <p>Thomas Jefferson was more than a founding father.&nbsp; He was an avid gardener.&nbsp; We’ve learned more about Jefferson’s passion for gardening thanks to Peter Hatch and the <a href="http://www.monticello.org/site/house-and-gardens/richspotofearth">various books</a> he has written.</p><p>Hatch is the retired Director of Gardens and Grounds at Jefferson’s <a href="http://www.monticello.org/">Monticello.&nbsp;</a> He’ll speak on the UIS campus Thursday night.&nbsp; He also talked with WUIS’ Sean Crawford about Jefferson’s gardens….</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:25:56 +0000 Sean Crawford 4500 at http://wuis.org Thomas Jefferson And The Monticello Gardens Republicans Propose Tuition Tax Breaks http://wuis.org/post/republicans-propose-tuition-tax-breaks <p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">With college tuition on the rise, Illinois House Republicans say they want to give working class families a break, and an incentive to go to a school in state.</p><p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:30:18 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 4252 at http://wuis.org Republicans Propose Tuition Tax Breaks Sangamon County Employers Have Mixed Outlook http://wuis.org/post/sangamon-county-employers-have-mixed-outlook <p>The survey of employers find many have positive expectations for their own firms, but have a negative overall outlook for the coming year.&nbsp; <strong>Ashley Kirzinger</strong>, Director of the UIS Survey Research Office, spoke with us about the findings:</p><p>The <a href="http://cspl.uis.edu/surveyresearchoffice/">survey</a> is sponsored by the University of Illinois Springfield's Chancellor's Office, the Center for State Policy and Research at UIS and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:29:07 +0000 Sean Crawford 1905 at http://wuis.org Sangamon County Employers Have Mixed Outlook