The Journal

Police Beat

December 3, 2012

University of Illinois Springfield Police Department reported the following calls for the period of November 23 to December 2. Traffic Stops (17)- police issued 6 citations and 14 warnings. Motorist Assists (17) Code Blue...

UIS student Denton-McCaster charged with Mechanicsburg murder

Kati Maseman, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2012

UIS student Juatasha Denton-McCaster, 22, charged with three counts of first-degree murder of her husband, Norman McCaster, is in the Sangamon County Jail on a $5 million bond. Denton-McCaster has also been charged with dismembering...

Rising concern turns to decrease in violations

Nafia Khan

November 13, 2012

According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 25 percent of students ages 12 to 20 admit to drinking alcohol and 16 percent have reported they binge drink. Underage drinking has become a concern across the country....

Burdened journey of higher ed

Sean Bruce, Columnist

November 13, 2012

Once, not too long ago, college was viewed as a fortress of sorts, protecting its students from the harsh realities of the real world until they had learned and matured enough to cope. These seekers of knowledge could plumb the...

Perspectives on Poverty class hold fundraiser for St. John’s Breadline

Press release from Perspectives on Poverty class and Women of Dignity

November 8, 2012

Press Release: For Immediate Release – What Will Be On Your Thanksgiving Table? A local group of University students here in Springfield is on a mission. Eight students from the Perspectives on Poverty Class at University...

President Obama re-elected, Illinois election results (Update)

Kati Maseman, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2012

President Barack Obama has won a second term. With 303 electoral votes to Romney's 206, Obama will continue for another four-year term. As of now, Florida is the only remaining state that is not official, but is currently leaning...

New fees, senators for Student Government Association

Ashley Henry, News Reporter

November 7, 2012

The interest in the Board of Trustees meeting taking place at UIS and increasing fees are just two of the issues discussed by the Student Government Association (SGA) at their latest meeting. At the meeting, former SGA Transfer...

Committing to a better tomorrow through donations

Daymon Kiliman, Assistant Editor of News

November 7, 2012

At the State and University Employees Combined Appeal, or SECA bake sale, Wendy Johnson, Assistant to the Dean of Public Affairs and Administration, says Normajean Niebur's baked goods almost always sell out. Niebur, who works...

Win $25 gift card for opinions of UIS

Lori Beckham, Assistant Editor of Features

November 7, 2012

Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) “Gives us an opportunity to really change some things that will help students. That’s why this is a particularly important survey, because it’s students telling us what they need more...

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