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October 2017

With more than 36,000 members, the global UIS Alumni family has shared experiences and pride in the University of Illinois Springfield and its predecessor, Sangamon State University.

A Special Announcement from the Chancellor
Campaign Goal

On Tuesday, October 10, UIS launched Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield. Many thanks to the students in the picture above who “spelled out” the campaign goal of $40,000,000 for us at the Launch event. When they flipped their cards, they showed how much UIS has raised already: $18,400,000!

The support and generosity of our alumni and friends are the edge that will enable our UIS star to continue to rise. As you read about the campaign priorities and the strategy they represent for our future, please consider how you can have a role in UIS Reaching Stellar.

The Reaching Stellar Priorities: Scholarships, Academic Excellence, the Center for Lincoln Studies, The Public Good, Facilities & Technology.

Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield
Campaign Video 

The University of Illinois has one goal at the core of its mission: to transform lives and serve society. The Reaching Stellar campaign video captures this transformation for UIS students.

Meet Alumnus Paul "Pizza" Pianezza '12 LAS
Paul Pianezza 

Paul “Pizza” Pianezza ‘12 LAS of Los Angeles, CA, is an alumnus of the Capital Scholars program and the tradition-rich men’s soccer program. His love for the movie ‘Death To Smoochy,' which he watched for the first time as a student on campus, reinforced his love of film and his dream to become a film producer.

Chancellor Koch: Attend the 40th International Festival
Chancellor Koch 

Chancellor Koch writes that a small potluck organized in 1977 has grown into the annual International Festival, the longest running student-led event in campus history. Join over 600 students from 42 countries for a very special anniversary celebration on Friday, November 3. View a Then and Now festival photo montage.


Women's Soccer and Softball Teams Among Nation's Elite in Classroom

Sporting 3.51 and 3.67 team GPAs on the year, the women’s soccer and women’s softball teams are among the very best student athletes in the nation.  

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