Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

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Halloween
in Springfield

Photos of the Halloween Parade on Jefferson, 5th, and Monroe Streets on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Read more

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CARVE
FOR THE
CARILLON

The UIS Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center participated in the Washington Park “Carve for the Carillon” event on the afternoon of Oct. 8. This is a free Springfield community event that the entire family can participate in – regardless of carving skill. The carved pumpkins will be displayed at the Jack-O-Lantern event the following weekend of October 14 and 15. Read more



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UIS students Melissa Jackson and Xiomara Lopez Carving pumpkins in front of the Carillon at Washington Park. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy

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UIS
OBSERVATORY
STAR PARTY

On the night of Friday, September 30th, the UIS Observatory held its 4th Star Party of the semester. In the night sky, that night was Jupiter, Saturn, and a waxing crescent moon. The observatory will continue holding Star Parties throughout October. Read more

Mars photos and other planet posters on the UIS Observatory stairwell. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Mars photos and other planet posters on the UIS Observatory stairwell. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendee looking through the 12-inch telescope - pointed at Messier 13, a star cluster in the constellation of Hercules. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendee looking through the 12-inch telescope – pointed at Messier 13, a star cluster in the constellation of Hercules. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Why the red lights? Red is one color that allows people to see while not interfering with the night sky view. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Why the red lights? Red is one color that allows people to see while not interfering with the night sky view. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendee looking through the 12-inch telescope - pointed at Messier 13, a star cluster in the constellation of Hercules. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendee looking through the 12-inch telescope – pointed at Messier 13, a star cluster in the constellation of Hercules. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
UIS Astronomy student adjusting the 10-inch telescope. On this particular night, it is pointed at Saturn. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
UIS Astronomy student adjusting the 10-inch telescope. On this particular night, it is pointed at Saturn. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendee looking through the 12-inch telescope - pointed at Messier 13, a star cluster in the constellation of Hercules. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendee looking through the 12-inch telescope – pointed at Messier 13, a star cluster in the constellation of Hercules. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendees looking through the 12-inch telescopes - the telescope will automatically map the sky to find the specific object you're looking for. It was donated to the college and cost roughly $10,000. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Star party attendees looking through the 12-inch telescopes – the telescope will automatically map the sky to find the specific object you’re looking for. It was donated to the college and cost roughly $10,000. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
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Photo of the moon the UIS Observatory stairwell. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Photo of the moon the UIS Observatory stairwell. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy

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UIS ALUMNI
RETURNS TO CAMPUS
FOR COLORFUL
ART EXHIBITION

“Poly-wave: Seeds of Color” by UIS Alumni Mauricio Ramirez — a Chicago-based artist who specializes in street murals, will be on display from Thurs. Sept. 22 through Thurs. Oct. 20 in the UIS Visual Arts Gallery inside the Health and Sciences Building. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. Read more

Mauricio Ramirez (middle) with gallery attendees. Photo Credit: Jae Scott
Mauricio Ramirez (middle) with gallery attendees. Photo Credit: Jae Scott
Gallery viewers - the one on the left being chancellor Gooch. Photo Credit: Jae Scott
Gallery viewers – the one on the left being chancellor Gooch. Photo Credit: Jae Scott
Gallery viewers examining A portrait of Mauricio Ramirez’s grandmother. Photo Credit: Jae Scott
Gallery viewers examining A portrait of Mauricio Ramirez’s grandmother. Photo Credit: Jae Scott
Photo Credit: Jae Scott
Photo Credit: Jae Scott
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Close up of the geometric shapes in Ramirez’s paintings. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
Close up of the geometric shapes in Ramirez’s paintings. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
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The busy gallery reception event. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy
The busy gallery reception event. Photo Credit: Regina Ivy

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