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Board of Trustees freezes tuition, approves projects for Watterson Towers, Bone Student Center5/13/2019
The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University set tuition, fees, and room and board rates for new freshman, transfer, and graduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year. There is no increase in tuition and room and board rates...

Outstanding Service Award recipients to be honored at ceremony5/13/2019
Four NIU employees are the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Service Award. The award is given each year to NIU civil service employees, recognizing their outstanding service and significant contributions to the university community.

Nearly 2,600 SIU students will be celebrated at commencement exercises this week5/13/2019
Southern Illinois University Carbondale commencement ceremonies are set for Friday and Saturday. The seventh annual “Forever SIU: A Commencement Celebration” on Friday will celebrate the members of the Class of 2019 and their families.

Friedrichsen Named WIU April Employee of the Month5/3/2019
Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Administrative Aide Nikki Friedrichsen has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April 2019.

Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honors eight employees5/3/2019
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.

New institute aims to put designers at the table for health care decision-making5/3/2019
The new Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a unique mission: to transform the health care system into one that is intentionally and expertly designed with people...

CSU to Compete for Championship Title at 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge 4/25/2019
After winning a series of regional competitions, Chicago State University is one of48 universities that will vie for the championship title at the 30th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic...

EIU’s Giving Day April 24 invites support from alumni, employees, community4/25/2019
In April 1896, the first brick and limestone for Old Main was laid, creating a strong foundation for more than 120 years of success at Eastern Illinois University. This April 24, Eastern Illinois University..

NIU gives back to community during 13th annual NIU Cares Day 4/25/2019
More than 500 NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni sprang into action April 13 during NIU Cares Day, the annual event that allows Huskies to lend a helping hand to community members who need one.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A partnership with Google3/26/2019
Northeastern Illinois University is the only university in the Midwest that will partner with Google on an exciting new program for incoming freshmen who are interested in computer science. Read about the new summer program, the 10th...

SIU partners with UM on major economic development portal3/26/2019
Southern Illinois University will play a major role in an innovative economic development effort aimed at helping businesses and entrepreneurs in Missouri as well as central and southern Illinois have better access the expertise of its faculty, students a

Ault Named March Employee of the Month at WIU3/26/2019
Western Illinois University Department of Political Science Office Manager Gail Ault has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for March 2019.

UIS students to help with hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and Florida as part of Alternative Spring Break 3/11/2019
Two groups of students from the University of Illinois Springfield will spend their spring break helping to rebuild Puerto Rico and Florida following Hurricanes Maria and Michael as part of Alternative Spring Break (ASB).

UIC College of Nursing to offer in-state tuition to out-of-state students3/11/2019
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing is reaching out to students in neighboring states to offer them in-state tuition prices beginning in the fall.

NIU Alumni Association to present awards for outstanding achievements3/11/2019
Seven Northern Illinois University Huskies, from the former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers to individuals who are dedicated to community outreach, will receive 2019 awards from the NIU Alumni Association for their outstanding achievements.

EIU, UIUC partner to offer Spring Educators’ Job Fair in Coles County March 43/4/2019
Recruiters from school districts throughout Illinois and beyond will be seeking to network and connect with potential employees at the Spring Educators’ Job Fair, which will be held on the Eastern Illinois University campus Monday, March 4.

Illinois Writing Project at Northeastern Illinois University part of five-year Department of Education grant3/4/2019
The Illinois Writing Project in Northeastern Illinois University’s Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education is part of a team of seven writing project sites to be awarded a five-year, $14.7 million Education, Innovation and Research grant by the U.S. Depart

SIU Information Technology Day 2019 features sessions, demonstrations3/4/2019
More than 35 presentations, demonstrations and tours are scheduled March 14 when Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Office of Information Technology hosts IT Day 2019.

Scholarships Available for Teacher Education Students2/25/2019
Western Illinois University's Great River Teacher Corps (GRTC) program is meeting the need for more rural teacher education student scholarships by offering seven for the 2019-20 academic year.

Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student grantees2/25/2019
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

More than 325 students competed for scholarships, other prizes at SIU Carbondale’s Accounting 2/25/2019
More than 325 high school and community college students from across the region competed for college scholarships, trophies and other prizes at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 21st annual Accounting Challenge on Feb. 22.

Pritzker to unveil state budget proposal, facing $3B deficit2/20/2019
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is scheduled to unveil his first annual budget proposal amid an estimated $3.2 billion deficit. The Democrat will address a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday with his plans for state spending...

Hundreds Attend SIUE’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2/18/2019
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 200 young girls at its seventh annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, Feb. 16, in the SIUE School of Engineering building.

Google Impact Challenge Results2/18/2019
While the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) at Western Illinois University didn't win the Google Impact Challenge People's Choice Award contest, the winner did have a strong connection to WIU.

Pritzker budget to boost education2/18/2019
In his first budget address, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to pitch an “austere” spending blueprint with no increase in the state income tax rate, a bump in education funding and new revenue from business licenses...

EIU receives additional $10K gift from Wells Fargo Advisors to provide local scholarships2/11/2019
Leaders from Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston and Eastern Illinois University came together recently to once again celebrate a community-based scholarship program initially launched in fall 2017.

State Rep. Carol Ammons Wants More State Funding For Illinois Higher Ed2/11/2019
State Representative Carol Ammons wants to provide more state funding to Illinois universities and colleges. Ammons was recently appointed chair of the state's Higher Education Committee.

February Civil Service Employee of the Month2/11/2019
The Civil Service Employee of the Month for February 2019 is Melissa Smock, Medical Education Program Specialist, in the Office of Education and Curriculum. Her nominator said: “Melissa is cheerful, friendly, reliable, professional, dedicated, organized

SIUE School of Nursing’s Online Master’s Among Top 60 Nationally 1/24/2019
U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON) among the top 60 in its 2019 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs list released January 14. The SIUE SON improved 31 spots...

UIC ranked among top 5 in the nation for online degree programs1/24/2019
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s online bachelor’s degree program rankings continue to rise. According to the latest rankings in U.S. News & World Report, UIC’s online programs — in health information management, business administration...

UIS online bachelor’s degree programs ranked 33rd best in the country by U.S. News & World Report 1/24/2019
The University of Illinois Springfield’s online bachelor’s degree programs have been ranked 33rd best in the country out of more than 348 institutions by U.S. News & World Report. The January 15 ranking put UIS among the top 10 percent...

Illinois earns Climate Leadership Award1/14/2019
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the recipient of Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Award, the Boston-based nonprofit announced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

More high-achieving students can attend UIS tuition-free thanks to new program 1/14/2019
More high-achieving students will be able to attend the University of Illinois Springfield tuition-free thanks to a new program that will provide more than $1 million in additional scholarship dollars for first-year and transfer students starting the 2019

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians1/14/2019
Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 7–February 1. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

CSU Extends In-State Tuition to All Domestic U.S. Residents1/3/2019
Chicago State University (CSU) has extended in-state tuition to new undergraduate students that live in all domestic U.S. states. The University’s Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the out-of state tuition rate effective January 7,2019.

IBHE Board Approves Higher Education Budget Request1/3/2019
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved a fiscal year 2020 budget that would include $314 million new dollars, or a 16.6 percent increase in funding, for higher education operations in Illinois.

Dr. Brian Durham named new ICCB executive director1/3/2019
At its October 2 meeting, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) named Brian Durham, Ed.D., as its new executive director. Dr. Durham will begin his new assignment on December 1.

NIU earns worldwide accolade for enhancing diversity in engineering12/5/2018
Work being done to increase retention and narrow the equity gap in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at NIU is gaining worldwide attention. A three-pronged strategy developed by Shanthi Muthuswamy, associate professor of engineering...

SIU Pediatrics Earns National Recognition12/5/2018
The Department of Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has obtained a Level 3 status as the first pediatric-specific, multi-specialty clinic to be recognized as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) in the state of Illinois

SIUE’s Hupp Honored with Champion for Diversity Award12/5/2018
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stephen Hupp, PhD, is the recipient of the institution’s 2019 Champion for Diversity Award in honor of his exemplary level of dedication to SIUE’s mission of fostering equal...

Illinois Offers Case Study on Pairing Higher Education Data and Consumer Education11/26/2018
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recently launched an online consumer information tool called College2Career that allows users to review student outcomes data for each of the state’s community colleges and more than 60 of its four-year un

NIU helps launch national effort to increase college access, attainment 11/26/2018
Northern Illinois University is participating in a massive new effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap, and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.

More than 300 SIU Carbondale employees will be honored for service, commitment11/26/2018
Southern Illinois University Carbondale will recognize 318 employees for their service to the university in a ceremony and reception Nov. 30 in Student Center Ballroom D. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the John W. Corker

EIU Once Again Tops USNWR List of Illinois Public Regionals11/8/2018
Eastern Illinois University is once again the highest-ranking Illinois school and has jumped to fifth overall among the Midwest’s top public regional universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 annual college ranking.

$4.6 million NSF grant to fund collaborative NexSTEM Program11/8/2018
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.6 million to a consortium comprised of Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University and Heartland Community College to fund NexSTEM:...

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Opportunity abounds11/8/2018
Beginning in Fall 2019, Northeastern Illinois University will offer a new Golden Opportunity Scholarship that will cover up to the full cost of tuition and fees for qualifying full-time freshmen. Read more about this exciting new program,...

NIU pledges $5M in new scholarships for Illinois students10/24/2018
Students who have attended high school in Illinois—especially those from DeKalb County and the city of Chicago—are the focus of new scholarship incentives announced this week.

NSF grant to fund advanced deep learning and visualization computing platform10/24/2018
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a state-of-the-art computing platform that will incorporate multiple graphics processing units, as well as enable faculty and..

WIU: Military Times "Best for Vets College" 201910/24/2018
For the ninth consecutive year, Western Illinois University has been selected as a Military Times "Best for Vets College" by Military Times magazine. Western is the only Illinois public four-year university in the top 80 among four-year schools.

IBHE Releases Fall 2018 Enrollment Numbers10/15/2018
Total fall enrollments at Illinois’ public universities are nearly flat this year, and this could be marking the end of a downward trend. Enrollments broken down by university are varied and the noteworthy changes in trends signal less volatility.

UIC to offer free tuition to state's top students10/15/2018
A new scholarship program made possible by state funding will provide free tuition to University of Illinois at Chicago for high-achieving local students. UIC’s Chancellor’s Fellows program, in place for fall 2019 incoming students,...

WIU unveils Promise Plus program10/15/2018
In a recent press statement Western Illinois University introduced its Promise Plus Program as part of the new “AIM HIGH” merit-based scholarship program created by the state of Illinois.

O'Bear Named September Employee of the Month9/28/2018
Western Illinois University Accountant 1 Robert O'Bear has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for September.

WIU BOT to Act on FY20 Budget9/24/2018
The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will consider the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriated operating budget and capital budget recommendations to be presented to state governance, as well as the FY19 All Funds Budget...

Goodwin Gift Challenge reaches $1.5 million fundraising goal9/24/2018
That’s a wrap! With more than three months to spare, Northeastern Illinois University has met its annual $500,000 Goodwin Gift Challenge fundraising goal. This philanthropic donation will be matched by Daniel L. Goodwin and...

Rededicated SIUE Science Complex Provides State-of-the-Art Teaching and Research 9/24/2018
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted a Science Showcase Friday, Sept. 21 as it celebrated the $70-million renovation of the Science Building East. The renovation focused on teaching...

Eastern Illinois University Reaffirms its Commitment to Illinois 9/20/2018
Eastern Illinois University is unveiling a new multifaceted financial aid program that can significantly reduce—and in some cases completely offset—tuition and fee costs for qualified Illinois students who enroll at EIU.

NIU earns $300,000 grant from Department of Justice9/20/2018
Northern Illinois University’s Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce sexual assault violence and enhance ..

Freshmen enrollment grows by nearly 14 percent at the University of Illinois Springfield 9/20/2018
Freshmen enrollment at the University of Illinois Springfield grew by nearly 14 percent according to Fall Semester 2018 census numbers released today. The total number of first-year students stands at 316, compared to 278 last fall semester.

EIU’s Freshmen Enrollment Jumps Nearly 25 Percent9/5/2018
Eastern Illinois University’s fall-to-fall first-time freshmen enrollment has increased by an unprecedented 24.5 percent, according to official numbers released this morning by the university.

Freshman and graduate student numbers up at Illinois State9/5/2018
Illinois State University saw a 10 percent increase in its freshman class as it welcomed 3,689 new freshmen to campus for the 2018-2019 academic year. Illinois State also saw its total number of graduate students grow for ...

NIU College of Education spotlights innovation9/5/2018
A recent all-college meeting in the College of Education focused on department-level innovations and intentional growth strategies that support the Strategic Action Planning Framework.

UIC awarded $7 million to develop depression prevention program8/29/2018
The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded $7 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop programs to prevent depression among teens.

How is higher education making college degrees more attainable?8/29/2018
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher is the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership and associate dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois. Zamani-Gallaher spoke recently with News Bureau...

Returning students will have MAP grant priority8/23/2018
A bill intended to make it easier for college students to transfer credits within Illinois was signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner during a visit to Harper College in Palatine.

UIS to offer a new dual credit course in an effort to encourage high school students to become teachers 8/23/2018
The University of Illinois Springfield’s Teacher Education Department will offer a new dual credit course for high school seniors in Menard and Sangamon Counties in an effort to encourage them to become teachers.

Princeton Review: WIU "Best Midwestern College" 15 Consecutive Years8/23/2018
For 15 consecutive years, Western Illinois University has been recognized among the "best of the best" by The Princeton Review. WIU's exceptional academic programs, services and resources...

Fross Named August Employee of the Month8/15/2018
Western Illinois University Libraries Nursery Worker Rebecca Fross has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for August at Western Illinois University.

Northeastern Illinois University again ranks in Top 15 nationally for least debt8/15/2018
Northeastern Illinois University students graduate with the 12th-lowest student loan debt nationally among public four-year colleges and universities and the lowest debt among all Illinois public institutions...

Princeton Review: WIU "Best Midwestern College" 15 Consecutive Years8/15/2018
For 15 consecutive years, Western Illinois University has been recognized among the "best of the best" by The Princeton Review. WIU's exceptional academic programs, services and resources...

It was an enterprising summer for NIU student interns 8/13/2018
It’s safe to say David Herrera means business. A senior majoring in marketing, Herrera was one of six Huskies who put their business acumen to the test during a sales management trainee summer internship program at Enterprise Holdings.

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians8/13/2018
Family physicians in six Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine August 6–31. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

Simon Institute research shows state funding disparities benefit downstate8/13/2018
Longstanding political dialogue in Illinois is that downstate Illinois does not receive its fair share when it comes to a return on state funding and resources.

EIU Waiving Application Fees for Prospective Students7/31/2018
Eastern Illinois University has waived its application fees through October 15. EIU is encouraging all graduating high school and undergraduate transfer students who wish to begin their ...

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Another NSF grant!7/31/2018
The National Science Foundation continues to fund important research taking place at Northeastern Illinois University. The latest three-year grant will back a study coming out of the Department of Latina/o and Latin American Studies.

Dr. Dorsey Named Interim President of SIU 7/31/2018
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees appointed J. Kevin Dorsey, MD, PhD, as interim president on July 16, after approving a mutually agreed upon separation agreement ending the tenure of Dr. Randy J. Dunn as President of the SIU System.

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.