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Markham Named June Employee of the Month7/5/2018
University Technology - Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS) Manager Kevin Markham has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for June at Western Illinois University.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of students7/5/2018
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, welcomed its first class of 32 students July 2.

UIC awarded $1M grant to advance inclusion in STEM education7/5/2018
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $1 million grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative.

EIU’s Realignment Made Official6/25/2018
After learning in April how a realignment of Eastern Illinois University’s academic landscape would increase the university’s appeal and stimulate growth, EIU’s board voted Friday at their regular June meeting to approve the ...

Statewide program to provide merit-based aid6/25/2018
As part of an effort to curtail the number of Illinois high school students leaving the state for college, the Illinois general assembly passed the AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program, which will provide $25 million in merit-based aid to be matched by Illinois p

The Power of the NIU Spirit: NIU employees are changing lives in their free time6/25/2018
Destiny McDonald, ’10, M.S.Ed. ’12, and other Huskies helped changed the life of an elderly man in Joplin, Missouri, in one week after he had been struggling to rebuild his home ...

Public universities can’t get past the lingering effects of state budget crisis5/16/2018
Eastern Illinois University’s legislative liaison Katie Anselment had some strong words for legislators during an Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee hearing last week. Anselment testified against a bill that would create a pilot program to allow

Hundreds of students graduate during the 47th annual UIS commencement ceremonies in downtown Springfield 5/16/2018
The University of Illinois Springfield held two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Bank of Springfield Center in downtown Springfield. Out of the 1,520 UIS students who were eligible to graduate, 978 participated in the ceremonies.

Illinois State University spring commencement5/16/2018
Illinois State University awarded more than 3,700 baccalaureate degrees and more than 600 graduate degrees at the spring commencement ceremonies May 11 and 12. More than 4,000 students participated in the spring ceremonies.

Operating Staff Outstanding Service Award recipients announced 5/9/2018
The four members of NIU’s Operating Staff chosen to receive this year’s Outstanding Service Award are each described by colleagues as employees who go above and beyond their job duties to...

Eight honored with distinguished staff award5/9/2018
Eight civil service staff employees will be honored with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award at a May 1 banquet. The award recognizes exceptional performance.

Fisher Named Employee of the Month5/9/2018
Western Illinois University Bookstore Chief Clerk Shawn Fisher has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April.

EIU to Strategically Expand Academic Landscape 4/16/2018
Eastern Illinois University’s academic landscape is expanding and transforming, and university officials are excited about the future opportunities and growth the upcoming changes are intended to create.

SIU Trustees Approve Contracts for SIUE Infrastructure Improvements and Student Recruitment4/16/2018
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved contracts to provide infrastructure improvements for the Edwardsville campus and support marketing efforts to sustain undergraduate and graduate student recruitment during its regularly sch

New camera gives surgeons a butterfly’s-eye view of cancer4/16/2018
Cancer lurking in tissue could be more easily found when looking through a butterfly’s eye. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed...

Northeastern earns 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition3/28/2018
The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Northeastern Illinois University with 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the third consecutive year Northeastern has earned the honor.

SIU Med Students Sponsor 5k to Benefit M.E.R.C.Y. Communities3/28/2018
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine students will sponsor the Annual Junaia P. Carter, MD 5k Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Washington Park in Springfield. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Google award to aid positive empathy project3/28/2018
With a grant from Google, a University of Illinois at Chicago psychologist will lead a project to identify the features of personal stories that trigger empathy and determine if empathy causes stories to go viral.

New Academic and Residential Complex Breaks Ground at UIC1/24/2018
With enrollment hitting record-setting levels at the University of Illinois at Chicago this fall and projected numbers of new students climbing by as many as 10,000 over the next decade, a new “living-learning” community will be built...

SIU Ear Nose and Throat Clinic Opens in New Space1/23/2018
Adults and children needing ear, nose and throat care will benefit from a new, state-of-the-art facility at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. The Division of Otolaryngology Head...

SIU earns top rank for financial aid opportunities1/23/2018
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has claimed the No. 1 rank on Online Colleges’ “10 Online Colleges with the Best Financial Aid Opportunities in 2017.”

U. of I. students propose designs to rehab Chicago industrial area12/20/2017
Chicago’s Central Manufacturing District on the city’s southwest side is characterized by the toxic Bubbly Creek and vacant industrial sites. It’s an area city officials would like to revitalize. Five teams of University of Illinois students spent this

EIU Receives Gift from Wells Fargo to Provide Local Scholarships12/20/2017
Leaders from Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston and Eastern Illinois University came together today to celebrate a new scholarship program initially revealed last month.

Medical School Accredited With Commendation for Continuing Medical Education12/20/2017
SIU School of Medicine received the distinguished status “Accreditation with Commendation” from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME ®) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

EIU Top 5 in ROI for Underserved Student Engagement and Success Initiatives12/12/2017
The Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) has issued an executive summary affirming Eastern Illinois University is one of the top five universities in the state in its service to underrepresented students.

NIU Board Cuts Fees, Holds Line on Tuition, Room, Board 12/12/2017
The Board of Trustees voted Thursday, Dec. 7, to lower fees and not to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. “We realize that earning a degree from an institution like...

SIU helps create the world’s first centralized system for evaluating degrees, licenses and other professional credentials12/12/2017
From certificates to degrees and beyond, the world offers untold varieties of credentials but there has been no easy way for students, employers, educators and others to evaluate what it all means – until now.

Does tax reform bill spell trouble for higher education?12/1/2017
The tax reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, now under review in the Senate, proposes sweeping changes to federal tax regulations, several of which have implications for higher education. Education professor...

UIC engineering college to break ground on new building12/1/2017
Enrollment in the College of Engineering has nearly doubled over the last decade, and to accommodate the growth, a new 50,000-square-foot building will be constructed to house three departments: chemical engineering;...

Illinois State benefits from Giving Tuesday12/1/2017
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends came together to support scholarships, programs, and the Laboratory Schools at Illinois State University on Giving Tuesday, November 28. Donors made 1,473 gifts totaling $525,496.

Northeastern Illinois University to offer in-state tuition program for students from Puerto Rico11/27/2017
Northeastern Illinois University has announced that it will charge in-state tuition to students who are residents of Puerto Rico for a two-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2018, and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

SIU Medicine Says 'Thank You' on National Rural Health Day11/27/2017
November 16th marks National Rural Health Day, a day to recognize the amazing efforts of healthcare providers, public health professionals, and community organizations who serve the more than 60 million rural Americans and nearly 1.5 million rural Illinoi

SIU employees to be honored for service, commitment11/27/2017
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno will recognize 306 employees for their service to the university in a ceremony and reception Dec. 1 in Student Center Ballroom D.

Illinois Board of Higher Education Announces Executive Director11/6/2017
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) today announced the appointment of Dr. Al Bowman to serve as Executive Director of the IBHE. Dr. Bowman is currently president emeritus of Illinois State University (ISU)...

UIS students collect a record 28,946 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night 11/6/2017
University of Illinois Springfield students helped to collect a record 28,946 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night. The total breaks a previous Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods record of 14,085 pounds of food collected in 201

Education Justice Project receives $1 million Mellon grant11/6/2017
The Education Justice Project at the University of Illinois is expanding its academic programs for men in prison with the support of a three-year, $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

GSU Student Veterans Take the Lead in NEH Class on War and Trauma10/30/2017
Say soldier, and the world replies hero. It hums anthem and shouts flag, then it whispers suicide, homeless, PTSD. There is a vocabulary surrounding soldiers and veterans being designated by platforms, observers...

Illinois Higher Education Board Looks to Move Past Budget Impasse, Restore Confidence 10/30/2017
Illinois' public colleges and universities have weathered the two year budget impasse and are once again expecting routine state aid payments. As the schools look ahead, they're working to secure their financial footing and publicly...

NIU adopts domestic tuition-rate structure10/30/2017
Action taken by the NIU Board of Trustees today will help NIU recruit more U.S. students from outside the borders of the Land of Lincoln. The NIU Board of Trustees approved a new domestic rate structure for tuition that will set out-of-state...

Terstriep Named Employee of the Month10/26/2017
Western Illinois University Business Manager I Julie Terstriep has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for October.

University of Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardee10/26/2017
In a ceremony during Homecoming Week, the University Library will honor the only University of Illinois alumnus to receive the Medal of Honor.

UIS Computer Science Department awarded $26,592 State Farm grant 10/26/2017
The University of Illinois Springfield Computer Science Department accepted a check for $26,592 from State Farm Insurance during a presentation on October 23, 2017 in the Public Affairs Center Atrium.

ISU Board of Trustees approves FY18 operating budget10/23/2017
The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University approved the University’s official annual operating budget of $426.8 million for FY2018. During its May 2017 meeting, the Board authorized expenditures from tentative budget...

October Is College Changes Everything Month In Illinois10/23/2017
Joey McLaughlin talks with Managing Director of Communications at Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Lynne Baker about what students need to do to make sure they are getting all the financial aid they can get for college.

Northeastern Illinois University ranked a top university for diverse graduates10/23/2017
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has ranked Northeastern Illinois University in 19 categories for graduating students of diverse ethnic backgrounds in its annual Top 100 Degree Producers rankings.

Public universities increasingly out of reach for Illinois’ low-income students10/9/2017
In 1991, I was admitted to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. My mother worked as a telephone operator and didn’t have the money to pay the $3,000 in yearly tuition. But the cost wasn’t a barrier for me, because I was considered...

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians10/9/2017
Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine September 25 – October 20. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

Pay-it-forward college financing policies examined in new study10/9/2017
Pay-it-forward college financing programs that enable students to pay tuition upon departure rather than entry may make college more accessible to greater numbers of students in the U.S., a new analysis suggests.

SIU Chancellor to Deliver State of the University Address9/26/2017
New Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno will deliver the 2017 State of the University address at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. The address will take place in Shryock Auditorium on campus.

Freeman pledges to move NIU forward during State of the University remarks9/26/2017
During Wednesday’s wide-ranging and upbeat State of the University Address, Acting President Lisa Freeman confirmed her commitment to being “smart, tough and relentless” in moving NIU forward...

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Awards, gifts and grants9/26/2017
What a week! Northeastern Illinois University handed out five major awards, accomplished the Goodwin Gift Challenge goal, earned a major federal grant and saw one of its professors draw national recognition from NBC News...

Eastern Illinois University Ranked Among Highest in Nation by NSSE 9/25/2017
The 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) ranked Eastern Illinois University in the top 10 percent of all institutions in the country in ‘discussions with diverse others’ and ‘student-faculty interaction’ categories by freshman-level students,

Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversity9/25/2017
Undergraduate enrollment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels this semester, according to data released today. The total number of undergraduate students...

SIUE’s Pembrook Urges Growth and Change Through New Challenges During University Address 9/25/2017
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook presented his second annual State of the University Address to the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 21 with the theme of “Big Questions.” Pembrook highlighted the...

Illinois State ranked in Best Bang for the Buck9/5/2017
Illinois State University has once again been ranked among the Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Midwest category of the Washington Monthly College Rankings.

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians9/5/2017
Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine August 28 – September 22. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

SIUE Receives 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 9/5/2017
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: The rankings are in8/22/2017
Northeastern Illinois University is among the nation’s leaders in two recent rankings—for least student debt and safest campus. Find out more about the rankings, which faculty members published articles and which high-profile alumnus announced his retirem

ICCB Receives College Changes Everything Champion Award8/14/2017
The data is clear that a college degree or postsecondary credential is a ticket to a brighter economic future for Illinois students and for the state as a whole, but not everyone has an equal chance at getting that ticket.

Campus set for the return of students8/14/2017
Around 6,100 students will travel to Illinois State University August 3-20 for the fall 2017 move-in. Students will have assigned move-in dates and times depending on their housing assignment.

Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2018 Higher Education Budget7/20/2017
The passage of the package of appropriations for FY17 and FY18 and accompanying legislation to implement the budget (SB 6/PA 100-21, SB 9/PA 100-22 and SB 42/PA 100-23) will provide the certainty...

Illinois’ new state budget puts SIUE on firmer financial footing 7/20/2017
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is planning to boost salaries, launch new academic programs and continue renovating buildings thanks to lawmakers finally passing a state budget.

Phelps Named July Employee of the Month7/20/2017
Western Illinois University Administrative Aide Danette Phelps, from the Vice President for Administrative Services office, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for July.

Chicago State University’s Board of Trustees Appoints Rachel Lindsey as new Interim President6/27/2017
Chicago State University announced Friday, April 7 the appointment of Rachel Lindsey as Interim President of the university. Cecil B. Lucy, the university’s former interim president will return to his position as...

Students, professors testify on impact of Illinois budget stalemate6/27/2017
Recounting personal stories of how the Illinois budget impasse has affected them, students, professors and business owners testified before the House Appropriations Higher Education Committee on Thursday afternoon about how their...

SIUE Upward Bound Students Take to the Streets – to Clean Up 6/27/2017
With her braids pulled back, working gloves on and a large black trash bag in hand, Lundyn Roberson joined her fellow Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Upward Bound classmates on Friday, June 23...

Waller Named WIU Employee of the Month6/13/2017
Western Illinois University Inventory Specialist Lorin Waller, of the WIU Accounting Office – Property Control and Redistribution, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for June.

By the numbers: The price and pain of no budget in Illinois6/13/2017
On the 702nd day in Illinois without a budget, the state Legislature and governor again did nothing. No budget. No relief. No sanity. Wednesday was the final day of the regular spring legislative session...

NIU Child Development Lab earns Illinois Award of Excellence 6/13/2017
The Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS) Child Development Lab (CDL) is proud to announce it has received the Family and Community Engagement Award of Excellence through ExceleRate Illinois.

NIU Operating Staff Awards winners announced 5/3/2017
The four members of NIU’s Operating Staff chosen to receive this year’s Outstanding Service Award are each described by colleagues as employees who go above and beyond in ways big and small to not just do their jobs, but to make the university...

New grant-funded program creates opportunities for teachers5/3/2017
Opportunity knocked. Southern Illinois University Carbondale opened the door and is inviting the community along as well. A $752,664 grant from the No Child Left Behind fund administered by the...

SURS Board Approves Private Real Estate Debt Search, Restructures Passive Management Search5/3/2017
The State Universities Retirement System’s (SURS) Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a formal search for firms to provide non-core, private commercial real estate debt commingled fund investment management services.

Criminology/Criminal Justice Major to Debut at EIU in the Fall4/24/2017
Although the new criminology/criminal justice major at Eastern Illinois University won’t begin to be offered until the fall, organizers are already confident that it will soon become one of the school’s most popular degree programs.

Fiscal Year 2018 Higher Education Budget Recommendations4/24/2017
Major highlights of the Fiscal Year 2018 General Funds Budget Recommendations include: ...

Rossio Named Employee of the Month for April 4/24/2017
Western Illinois University Staff Clerk Cheryl Rossio, of the office of University Advising and Academic Services, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April.

U of I students ask lawmakers for education funding 3/30/2017
Wednesday, more than 200 students from the University of Illinois system's three universities met with legislators during U of I Day at the state capitol.

University of Illinois Library launches open-access digital publishing network3/30/2017
The University of Illinois Library has launched a digital publishing initiative, the Illinois Open Publishing Network, with its first work – a new English translation of a memoir of Claude Monet.

College of Business accreditation extended by AACSB3/30/2017
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International Board of Directors has approved extension of accreditation of graduate and undergraduate programs in business...

Higher ed leaders want, need state budget3/22/2017
When it comes to the ongoing state budget stalemate, just about every group has a story to tell. Social service agencies, local school districts, businesses that go unpaid for months on end, public employee unions — the list goes on.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Illinois State graduate programs3/22/2017
Illinois State University is included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of the Best Graduate Schools rankings. Illinois State is recognized for its graduate programs...

Americans with Disabilities Act: How to meet the needs of differently abled people 3/22/2017
Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance will be hosting “Meeting the Needs of Those Who are Differently Abled” on Tuesday, March 28, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, University Suite.

Alumni Recruit Prospective Employees during SIUE Spring Career Fairs3/3/2017
Multiple Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni were among the representatives from more than 200 major companies seeking prospective employees during the Career Development Center’s spring career fairs held Tuesday, Feb. 28-Thursday, March 2.

'This is Carbondale' showcases students' talents3/3/2017
A new book that chronicles the spirit of Carbondale residents and the campus community also serves as a showcase of the talents of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students. 

Second annual report available on Illinois students’ success after graduation3/3/2017
Two-thirds of recent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates who found employment after college have remained in the state of Illinois to work, according to the second annual analysis of information gleaned from survey responses and other rep

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Fighting for higher education2/13/2017
Northeastern Illinois University made its presence felt at a major rally for higher education in the state capital this week. We’ve got news on the day in Springfield, awards for Business students and a new Instagram account you definitely want to follow.

UIS College of Business and Management earns prestigious AACSB reaccreditation 2/13/2017
The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield has been reaccredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

President Thomas, BOT Chair Early Participate in Higher Education Rally 2/13/2017
Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas spoke before the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education Rally in the Capitol Rotunda in Springfield. The coalition hosted the event to advocate...

Budget stalemate leaves some universities 'running on fumes'2/8/2017
Public community college and university officials in Illinois are walking a tightrope, trying to emphasize the harm being done by the ongoing state budget stalemate without scaring off potential students and making matters worse.

Program explores resources for students and employees with disabilities 2/8/2017
Being a successful employee or student may require a little extra support, especially if you have a disability. There should be no shame in requesting assistance that helps you to succeed. NIU offers many resources to...

Andrea Francis Named Employee of the Month For February 2/8/2017
Western Illinois University Staff Clerk Andrea Francis, of Senior Library Specialist in Libraries, has been named the AI and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for February.

School of Public Health partners with Chicago public health office1/30/2017
On Jan. 25 the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health will launch a new progressive partnership aimed at improving public health in Chicago.

U. of I. plans tuition freeze, major enrollment growth 1/24/2017
University of Illinois is rolling out an ambitious effort to boost enrollment by 15 percent over the next five years, growing the three campuses to more than 93,600 students.

SIUE Expands Use of Renewable Electricity 1/24/2017
As of January 2017, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is purchasing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources through the use of renewable energy credits. Renewable energy previously made up 50 percent of the University’s electr

College of Ed online grad programs make U.S. News rankings for fifth year 1/17/2017
Online graduate programs in the NIU College of Education continue to perform near the top of the country, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News Ranks SIUE School of Nursing Online Grad Programs Among the Best 1/17/2017
U.S. News & World Report highly ranked Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Nursing among the top 100 in its 2017 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list released Jan. 10. The School is ranked 94th among 140 schools nationally.

New online master’s degree in strategic brand communication to prepare future brand leaders1/17/2017
A new interdisciplinary graduate degree from the University of Illinois seeks to arm future global brand leaders with the latest methods, techniques and strategies to market, advertise and deliver brand communications across diverse multimedia...

Pathways to Top Careers1/12/2017
It’s common knowledge that a college degree leads to higher income and greater opportunity. But there are a lot of different college degrees, and some of them must be preferable to others when a student is looking for things like employability, income, an

Senate holds off on budget deal vote; House passes temporary plan 1/12/2017
The Illinois Senate won’t vote on a proposed bipartisan compromise to end the state’s 18-month budget standoff until after the new General Assembly takes office on Wednesday.

Meredith Named January Employee of the Month1/12/2017
Western Illinois University Staff Clerk Tracy Meredith, of the Office of Sponsored Projects, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for January.

GSU Earns Prestigious Accreditation1/3/2017
Governors State University’s College of Business has received one of the most distinguished honors awarded to any business education program in the world: accreditation from AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AA

Fiscal Year 2018 Higher Education Budget Recommendations1/3/2017
Major highlights of the Fiscal Year 2018 General Funds Budget Recommendations include:

Illinois State named a top school for veterans1/3/2017
Illinois State University has once again been named a top school in the Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to Colleges & Universities. The 2017 guide measures best practices in military and veteran...

EIU Fall Commencement Ceremonies Set for Saturday, Dec. 1712/15/2016
Approximately 450 graduates plan to participate in Eastern Illinois University's Fall 2016 Commencement, scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 17, in Lantz Arena.

Commencement messages focus on diversity, inclusion12/15/2016
Northeastern Illinois University alumnus Thomas White touched on themes of diversity, social responsibility and giving back during the University’s Commencement ceremony on Dec. 11 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

SURS Approves FY 2018 State Contribution12/15/2016
The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Friday certified the state contribution to the System of $1.75 billion for fiscal year 2018; a 5 percent increase over fiscal year 2017.

Illinois State named Gold Medal Military Friendly School12/12/2016
Illinois State University has been named a Gold Medal-level Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse. The designation gives extra recognition to programs at Illinois State...

Watts Named Employee of the Year at Western 12/12/2016
The Western Illinois University Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) has named Office of Public Safety Police Sergeant Derek Watts the 2016 Civil Service Employee of the Year.

Hamlin Named December Employee of the Month12/12/2016
Western Illinois University Chief Clerk Jenni Hamlin has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for December.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: The Midwest’s most diverse12/7/2016
It doesn’t matter who crunches the numbers. They all come up with the same result: Northeastern Illinois University is the most diverse institution in the Midwest. Read about the latest high-profile recognition for the...

#GivingTuesdayNIU beats fundraising goal by 91 percent 12/7/2016
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of NIU alumni, donors, friends, parents, faculty and staff, #GivingTuesdayNIU was an unprecedented success!

SIU Family Medicine-Carbondale Earns National Recognition12/7/2016
The Southern Illinois University Family and Community Medicine program in Carbondale has received highest recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home, praised for its dedication to quality care and care coordination.

ISU students lobby lawmakers for MAP funding11/23/2016
Students at Illinois State University joined others across the state on Wednesday in calling their legislators to let them know their concerns about funding for higher education and the Monetary Award Program.

EIU Named Institution of the Year by the IRHA11/22/2016
The Illinois Residence Hall Association has named Eastern Illinois University the Institution of the Year for 2016.  This award is the highest honor an IRHA member school can attain.

Online system makes finding and applying for scholarships easy 11/22/2016
The Scholarship and Financial Aid Office, together with the NIU Foundation, is excited to announce that NIU students have a new way to view and apply for scholarships.

EIU, Rural King Partnership Gets Eastern's Name On the Road11/16/2016
By partnering with a Coles County-based business, Eastern Illinois University is getting its name spread throughout Illinois and beyond. EIU shares its billing with Rural King, a farm and home company headquartered..

SIUE Engineering Students Awarded at IEEE Black Box Competition 11/16/2016
Three teams of engineering students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville represented the School of Engineering proudly, when they earned two second place spots and one third place award at the 2016 Institute of...

Can Illinois reduce benefits for university employees? 11/15/2016
John Carr, attorney at Maduff & Maduff, LLC, will speak to legal issues surrounding possible changes in pensions and benefits for current and retired NIU employees on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4:40 – 6 p.m. in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes

UIS part of a national study aimed at improving quality and transparency in state budgets 11/15/2016
The University of Illinois Springfield has teamed with The Volcker Alliance to help conduct a national multiyear study aimed at improving budgeting and fiscal sustainability in all 50 states.

UIS students collect a record 14,085 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night 11/7/2016
Hundreds of University of Illinois Springfield students helped to collect a record 14,085 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night. The total breaks a previous Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods record of 11,620 pounds of food coll

$3M NSF grant to send UIC students on historic arctic expedition10/31/2016
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking a select group of students for a historic summer expedition that will send them from city to sea under the banner of the National Science Foundation.

Grant funds training for small produce growers, food processors10/31/2016
The guidebook to new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act is a weighty tome -- at least 500 pages. Ruplal Choudhary, associate professor of plant, soil and agricultural systems at Southern Illinois...

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians10/31/2016
Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine October 25 – November 17. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

Prospective Students Invited to Tour Campus, More During Nov. 11 Open House10/28/2016
Eastern Illinois University invites all prospective students to get a first-hand look at the campus and its offerings during a free open house on Friday, Nov. 11.

New Report Finds Student Debt on the Rise Across Illinois, US10/28/2016
Student debt is on the rise across Illinois and much of the country, a new national report has found, but the number of students graduating with debt actually saw a slight decline here in the Prairie State.

WQPT's Schmitt Named WIU Employee of the Month for November 10/28/2016
Western Illinois University Administrative Assistant Dawn Schmitt, of WQPT in the Quad Cities, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for November.

New partner for Institute for Financial Planning10/17/2016
Illinois State University’s Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis has partnered with the Central Illinois Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A new leader10/17/2016
Northeastern Illinois University has a new leader, and Richard Helldobler’s first week as Interim President was packed with exciting announcements. We’ve got the latest on another top ranking, two high-profile grants...

White Named Civil Service Employee of the Month for October10/17/2016
Western Illinois University Office Manager Karla White, of the department of music, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for October.

Northeastern Illinois University earns $5.6 million grant to boost retention efforts10/11/2016
The United States Department of Education has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a five-year, $5.6 million Hispanic-Serving Institutions - Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (HSI-STEM) and Articulation...

Oct 26 STEM Café to explore roots and implications of the “Sharing Economy” 10/11/2016
At the next STEM Café, “Market Morph,” two NIU experts will explore the recent boom in the “sharing economy,” in which businesses help private individuals rent each other’s houses, cars and other assets.

SIU will cover students’ MAP grants for spring semester10/11/2016
Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn announced today (Oct. 10) that the SIU Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses will cover MAP grants for students for the spring 2017 semester.

Illinois State raises over $21 million in FY2016 private fundraising efforts9/29/2016
Illinois State University has just recorded the second largest fundraising year in the institution’s history. In fiscal year 2016, Illinois State raised more than $21.6 million through the support of corporate partners, friends of the University,...

Ready, STEM, Go! Seventh Annual STEMfest set for Oct. 8 9/29/2016
For the seventh consecutive year, NIU’s popular STEMfest will amaze and inform thousands of visitors of all ages at the Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8.

SIUE Continues Sustainability Successes 9/29/2016
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has achieved several sustainability successes in recent years and is looking forward to many more according to Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission to receive Digital Government Achievement Award9/22/2016
Illinois’ college access and financial aid agency, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), is slated to receive an award for its innovative student portal that aids students who are planning for education and related financing.

Educational technology conference, Sept. 239/22/2016
Illinois State’s educator preparation program is hosting the 7th annual Teaching in the 21st Century Conference (T21Con) from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Friday, September 23, in the Bone Student Center.

Northeastern to host four #EarlyFAFSA workshops9/22/2016
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, provides more than $150 billion in grants, work-study funds and loans each year. Students can apply for their 2017-18 aid beginning Oct. 1, 2016, using 2015 income data.

Strom Named Civil Service Employee of the Month9/15/2016
Western Illinois University Business Administrative Associate Diana Strom, of the Financial Aid office, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for September.

Illinois researcher looks at how software design controls our interactions with technology9/15/2016
University of Illinois professor Ben Grosser sees his fingers as engaged in a choreographed dance as he uses the trackpad on his computer or scrolls through a list of contacts on his phone. The software is directing...

$4.2 million federal grant establishes center for worker health at UIC9/15/2016
The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has received a five-year, $4.2 million federal grant to establish the UIC Center for Healthy Work.

Washington Monthly Ranks SIUE Among Top Master’s Universities in Illinois9/6/2016
For the seventh-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 60 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is third among all master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list.

UIC earns national award for diversity and inclusion9/6/2016
The University of Illinois at Chicago received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

WIU 2016 CBT Professional Development Series9/6/2016
Western Illinois University's College of Business and Technology (CBT) will host the annual Professional Development Series Sept. 8-27. The series is made possible with funding from John Deere North America Recruiting and Staffing.

SIU among top 25 best colleges for adult learners8/30/2016
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has earned a top-25 spot on the Washington Monthly 2016 College Guide’s inaugural rankings of the “Best 4-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.”

UIS students give back to the community during the first week of classes8/30/2016
University of Illinois Springfield students volunteered at nine Springfield locations on Friday, August 26, 2016, as part of the annual Welcome Week Service-A-Thon.

Veterans Services at Western Illinois University8/30/2016
Western Illinois University has a long and rich tradition of honoring and serving veterans and active members of the armed forces. The University provides numerous on-campus resources for veterans and military personnel, as well as the flexibility of acad

Northeastern Illinois University ranks in Top 10 nationally for least debt8/15/2016
Northeastern Illinois University students graduate with the ninth-lowest student loan debt nationally among public four-year colleges and universities, according to a report released Aug. 12, 2016. Among all four-year colleges and universities, Northeaste

Stream Discovery Program is focus of workshop8/15/2016
A September workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center offers area teachers, educators and others who work with children in grades 5-12 a chance to learn about the Stream Discovery Program...

New Grant Boosts Madison County Energy Industry 8/15/2016
Thanks to a partnership that includes Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC), Madison County’s energy industry will be the subject of a study that will link economic and workforce development with educ

SIUE Welcomes Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook 8/8/2016
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Randy Pembrook officially began his appointment as the University’s ninth chancellor on Monday, Aug. 1. During his first day, Pembrook was welcomed by SIUE mascot Eddie the Cougar,...

Students returning to Illinois State8/4/2016
Around 6,100 students will travel to Illinois State University August 3-21 for the fall 2016 move-in. Students will have assigned move-in dates and times depending on their housing assignment.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: An Interim President8/4/2016
Northeastern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment by unanimous vote of Provost Richard J. Helldobler as Interim President of the University effective Oct. 1, 2016.

Staley Named August Employee of the Month 8/4/2016
Western Illinois University Office Manager Christine Staley, of the WIU Department of Psychology, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for August.

NIU launches Financial Risk Management program in Chicago8/1/2016
Northern Illinois University is launching a new program in downtown Chicago this fall, offering students an opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree in financial risk management.

Students benefit from new exercise science technology8/1/2016
Two new sophisticated pieces of equipment acquired by one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fastest-growing programs will benefit students and members of the community.

International Students Spend Summer at WIU8/1/2016
Students from Shanghai Customs College (China) spent three weeks (July 7-29) studying American Policies, border issues, customs, and the American criminal justice system on the Macomb campus of Western Illinois University.

NIU student elected to Illinois Board of Higher Education 7/26/2016
NIU student Stephanie Torres Celis has been elected as the new student member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. She is one of two students selected by an advisory committee to serve on the...

WIU Budget Update7/26/2016
We are pleased that the Governor and Legislators came to an agreement that provides funding for higher education. Senate Bill 2047, which passed on June 30, 2016...

University leaders say stopgap budget only a step 7/26/2016
Stopgap funding the state approved last month hasn’t ended ongoing budget worries at state universities. Southern Illinois University and Eastern Illinois university leaders have voiced the same concerns about long-term funding.