Thursday, November 14, 2013

UIS holds public forums on possible nickname/mascot change

The Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Illinois Springfield is seeking feedback from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members about possibly changing the Prairie Stars nickname and mascot.

Three informational public forums will take place on Monday, November 18 at Noon and 5:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Residence Hall Great Room and on Tuesday, November 19 at 9 p.m. at The Recreation and Athletic Center at UIS.

At these forums the SGA and UIS Student Affairs will present information regarding the six names in the race to be UIS’ nickname/mascot (this includes Prairie Stars and Stars).

Following the presentation, the SGA will take general questions from anyone and also issue a ballot initiative to pinpoint your favorite nicknames/mascots from the presentation.

If you are unable to attend one of the forums and would like to provide feedback, please email

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