Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rickson Signs Letter Of Intent

Kimmie Rickson, a girls soccer player at Peotone High School, recently signed her letter of intent to continue her soccer career for the Prairie Stars of University of Illinois-Springfield. 

Kimmie will be majoring in Biology.

This story appeared online in the Peotone Vedette on May 28, 2015.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UIS' link to Cybersecurity

The head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois-Springfield says it’s pretty hard to fight cyber attacks.

But Ted Mims says his students try to do it, as there’s a curriculum in place dealing with computer and network security, and forensic investigation of computers.

That said, Mims says there’s nothing you can do once a data breach has hit a retailer, except try to make the system better.

Mims says if the Pentagon can’t even keep its computer systems perfectly secure, no one can. UIS, though, has been recertified as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through the government.

This story appeared on WTAX Newsradio on Monday, May 25, 2015.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

New U Of I President Visits Springfield Campus

The new president of University of Illinois made the rounds to the school's campuses this week. 

Timothy Killeen began his term as the 20th university president earlier this week following the retirement of Robert Easter after last weekend's graduation ceremonies.

He visited the Springfield campus earlier today to discuss the university's direction under his leadership. "We are very anxious to take our wonderful 150 year-almost legacy of excellence and expand it's world-class impact in world-class teaching and learning and research, and emphasizing to some degree our role in economic revitalization for the state of Illinois," said Killeen.

Killeen was named the school's 20th president last November. He previously served as the vice chancellor of the State University of New York Research Foundation.

This story appeared online on WICS Newschannel 20 on Friday, May 22, 2015.

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