UIS to hold forums on proposed nickname change

The conversation at the University of Illinois Springfield continues regarding the consideration of a change in the Prairie Stars nickname. Over the summer, a consultant was hired to develop options, and four new nickname choices were created. Keeping Prairie Stars is an option, as is Stars (dropping Prairie). In all, a total of six options are on the table. In order to garner feedback, UIS held three open forums on campus. The campus community, students, alumni, faculty/staff, and friends were invited to attend and share their thoughts on the six options. After feedback is compiled, Chancellor Susan Koch will decide on how to move forward.

To view the presentation, which included the proposed nickname options, CLICK HERE. To view The State Journal-Register coverage, CLICK HERE.

For up-to-date information, follow the conversation on Facebook. Also, a group of alumni have created a petition, which you can view HERE.

To send feedback directly to Chancellor Koch:
Chancellor Susan J. Koch
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 563
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
217/206-6634
MyIdea@uis.edu

For more information, email Holly Fowler at hfowl01s@uis.edu.



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