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The University of Illinois Springfield is the latest state school to see an enrollment decline, part a recent    trend for the campus.  

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The University of Illinois Springfield trained students and staff on how to respond in an active shooter situation at an hour-long training session this month.

During the session, UIS police showed a video by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety that demonstrated the many responses to an active shooter situation on campus.

 

While colleges are all about learning, it’s a sign of the times that this subject is being taught.  

A former UIS employee was arrested for the campus  burglaries reported on December 18th. 

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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The University of Illinois Springfield plans to establish a center to study President Abraham Lincoln and his continuing relevance.

The initiative is one of several priorities for a $40 million fundraising campaign the university launched Tuesday.

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Illinois ranks second highest in the nation for one very dubious distinction: Losing high school graduates to out-of-state colleges.

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Enrollment on the University of Illinois Springfield campus fell nearly 9-percent this fall, with most of that drop among graduate students.

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 In his book Law Mart, Riaz Tejani explores how for-profit law schools expose the limits of market-based solutions to inequalities in legal education and access to justice. Despite the many graduates with law degrees. 

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Southern Illinois will experience a brief population bump during the eclipse August 21.  Those who don't plan to migrate south for totality will still be able to experience a partial solar eclipse from central Illinois.  John Martin, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois Springfield explains in a specially produced video.

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The faculty will be back in class today for the start of finals week. The agreement was reached after long negotiations over the weekend including 16 hours Sunday.  Details won’t be released until a ratification vote later.

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The faculty union on the University of Illinois Springfield campus took another membership vote this week. And according to the union, the results were in favor of continuing the work stoppage. 

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Tenured and tenure-track professors at the University of Illinois Springfield are on strike starting today.  Nearly 170 professors belong to the union that will take to the picket line this morning. 

On Illinois Edition, we hear an excerpt from this presentation which took place earlier this month.

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Faculty at the University of Illinois Springfield have been negotiating for a new contract. Talks have been going on more than a year, and they haven't even started talking about dollars.

Kristi Barnwell, an associate professor of history, is vice-president of UIS United Faculty and a participant in negotiations.

“Every year, the campus does an analysis of where our wages sit compared to other universities and campuses of similar size and profile, and every year, we come up well below the median for professors’ salaries at every rank," she says.

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University of Illinois President Tim Killeen says the school’s three campuses can not serve as a sanctuary for undocumented students, citing the need to uphold state and federal laws.

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The Paris Climate Accord was hailed a year ago as a serious effort to curb global warming.  So where are we now when it comes to implementing what it called for?

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The 14th annual Lincoln Legacy Lectures presented by the University of Illinois Springfield will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library at UIS.

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The University of Illinois has received a relatively glowing financial report from Moody's Investor Service, but it comes with warnings.

In a just-released report, Moody's analysts commend administrators for having years ago prepared to weather fiscal storms like the one higher education's facing now.

The state of Illinois may have the nation's worst credit rating. But its largest public university system -- the University of Illinois -- gets a far better grade.

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 The Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois Springfield has released the Spring 2016 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey. 

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We're more than halfway through Earth Week. At the University of Illinois Springfield, there are still events planned. 

Susan Koch, chancellor of the University of Illinois in Springfield, hosted a budget forum last week. And despite receiving no state funding for more than nine months, she had some good news to share with faculty and staff at the forum. 

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University of Illinois trustees have approved a plan to build the first student union at the school's Springfield campus. 

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It's proposed as a focal point for social life on campus.   The University of Illinois Springfield is hoping to raise enough funds for the project.

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University of Illinois Springfield Athletic Director Kim Pate has announced that she has accepted the position of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to deliver his budget message to the Illinois General Assembly this Wednesday. In advance of that, interest groups are lining up to plead their case for state funding. On Monday, representatives of the state’s colleges and universities made one such pitch.

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Lynn Pardie will step down from the Provost position in May, according to an announcement sent to the university campus today. 

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University of Illinois Springfield police say an arrest was made over the weekend after threatening statements were posted on social media.  

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A few months can make a lot of difference.  In the spring, the Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey ound a lot of optimism.   But that was before a budget impasse left the State of Illinois without a spending plan for 4 months and counting.

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DNA evidence remains a powerful tool to convict, but also to exonerate.

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