FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 26, 2020 Contact: John Martin, 217-206-8342 SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois Springfield’s popular summer star parties are going virtual. The Astronomy-Physics Program will broadcast a star party live on Zoom (rain or shine) from 8-9 p.m. Saturday, May 30. John Martin, UIS associate professor of astronomy/physics, will give tips for finding Venus, the Big Dipper and other bright stars and constellations in the late spring and early summer evening sky and
SPRINGFIELD – The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln announces 96 scholarship awards and scholarship renewals totaling more than $175,000. In 2020, more than 35 individuals, families and organizations made these scholarships possible through charitable funds established at the Community Foundation. This year’s awards bring the cumulative scholarship distributions to more than $1,400,000 over the past 16 years. This is the sixth year that the Community Foundation assumed responsibility
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 14, 2020Contact: Blake Wood, 217-206-6716 UIS professors part of a $500,000 USDA grant studying the use of pesticides in urban agricultural communities SPRINGFIELD – Two University of Illinois Springfield professors, in collaboration with professors at Tuskegee University in Alabama, have received a three year $500,000 United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to assess the risk of pesticide use and air dispersion in
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 13, 2020Contact: Blake Wood, 217-206-6716 SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois Springfield Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) Program has honored a recent graduate and a state agency supervisor with awards for excellence during the 2019-20 academic year. Christopher Poetschner of Springfield was awarded the Brian T. Milbrandt Internship Award for academic and professional excellence in public service. Poetschner graduated on May 9, earning a master’s degree
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2020Contact: Kyla Kruse, firstname.lastname@example.org LLCC students honored with academic, leadership and special awards in virtual Student Recognition Ceremony Erica Lay of Jacksonville named Outstanding Graduate SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College recently recognized students with academic, leadership and special awards in a virtual 2020 Student Recognition Ceremony video. The video can be viewed at
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 11, 2020Contact: Anne-Marie Hanson, 217-206-8162Tom Rothfus, 217-206-7418 UIS partners with CWLP to keep Lake Springfield clean by deploying new cigarette butt voting bins SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois Springfield Field Station at Lake Springfield has partnered with Springfield’s public utility City Water, Light, and Power (CWLP) to test the effectiveness of new “this or that” cigarette butt voting bins to curb litter near Lake Springfield.The bright yellow
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 29, 2020 Contact: Blake Wood, 217-206-6716 SPRINGFIELD – Molly Lamb of Chatham has been named the new executive director of the University of Illinois Springfield Center for State Policy and Leadership (CSPL). She will start in the role on Monday, June 1, pending formal approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Lamb comes to UIS from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) where she has worked for 11 years.