Wednesday, July 25, 2012

UIS will be watching Olympics closely

I’m a big fan of the Olympic Games and this summer the 2012 Summer Games will be more special than usual. One of our very own UIS grads will be participating in the games. Congrats to alum Richard Oruche, a 2010 UIS graduate, as he will be playing on the Nigerian basketball team. What a terrific accomplishment! The banners at University Hall and out by 11th street beam our support. Good Luck Richard, we will be watching!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Catching up with alums in D.C.

How can a trip go wrong, when you get the chance to go to the nation's capital and have the pleasure to run into some UIS alums.  I recently returned from D.C. and was able to see some new faces and some familiar faces during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.  The festival featured the 3 U of I campuses and exemplified what we are doing to make this a more accessible world.  We have proud alums and we have a proud Chancellor!