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  • MLK Day of Service 2020 (January 20) - What Are You Doing for Others?

    MLK Day of Service 2020 (January 20) - What Are You Doing for Others?

  • “Here I Have Lived: Recreating the Land of Lincoln” Exhibit running through February 2020

    “Here I Have Lived: Recreating the Land of Lincoln” Exhibit running through February 2020 at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, 324 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL.

    The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections presents “‘Here I Have Lived’: Recreating the Land of Lincoln,” an exhibit about the history of Central Illinois’s two most prominent Lincoln heritage sites. Featuring materials related to the reconstruction of Lincoln’s New Salem near Petersburg and the restoration of the Lincoln Home area in Springfield, the exhibit offers a glimpse into how the places Abraham Lincoln called home in the Prairie State have been recreated after decades of changes to the natural and built environments.  Items on display include photographs, letters, booklets, postcards, architectural designs, sketches, and more, such as a rare woodcut print of the New Salem sawmill and an original souvenir brick from the Lincoln Home!

    Thanks to Hannah Brauer of the University Library for this information item.

  • OUR accepting submissions for 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium – 3/1/20 deadline

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is accepting submissions for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 30, 2020. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 26 - May 2), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates. 

    All undergraduate students currently involved with research are eligible to present. For more information on URS, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/symposium.html

    The deadline for applying to the URS is March 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm. No late submissions will be accepted.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact OUR at ugresearch@illinois.edu.

  • Apply by 2/16/19 for a Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause-Driven Leaders

    The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois - Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply.  For more information or to apply online, visit:  www.universityymca.org/bailey by the application deadline: February 16.

    Thanks to Kasey Umland of the University YMCA for this information item.

  • Japan House Annual Bazaar is 12/14 and 12/15/19

      

    The Japan House Annual Bazaar is open to the public on 12/14 and 12/15/19.  The Bazaar is packed with an incredible array of uniquely beautiful items, such as Asian pottery, kimono and yukata, origami crafts, handmade items, traditional American quilts, scarves, scrolls, posters, books, prints, tea and chado equipment, jewelry, gift certificates, and more!  The Bazaar is free and open to all, and there is definitely something for everyone.

  • OVP Holiday Toy Drive is 11/18 - 12/6/19

      

    The OVP has partnered with Cunningham's Children's Home (https://www.cunninghamhome.org/) for the 2019 Holiday Toy Drive. Cunningham provides support services and resources to youth and families of Champaign-Urbana. They host a number of December events to love on their kids with gifts of arts and crafts, books, toys, and games. Please put your donation in the line up this holiday season. If you're unable to give, consider being a volunteer: https://volunteersignup.org/RXLYP.  For complete details about the 2019 Holiday Toy Drive, visit: https://go.illinois.edu/OVPTOYS.

  • Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program at University of Chicago

    The Harris School of Public Policy School has introduced a summer program that UChicago customized for top global undergraduate/graduate students interested in learning how data science being used in public policy studies - Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program (https://harris.uchicago.edu/academics/programs-degrees/summer-scholar-program). 

    In the two years since inception, this program has welcomed 170 students from 18 countries (and 15 U.S. states) with diverse academic and professional backgrounds. They spent four weeks at the University of Chicago to learn from our faculty and gain a foundation in data analytics, policy research and professional development. Students have gone on to top tier graduate programs, government internships, private consulting firms and more.  The program brochure is at https://harris.uchicago.edu/files/dpss_harris_brochure_0.pdf, or you can fll out the online interest form https://apply-harris.uchicago.edu/register/?id=8a6f763f-acd8-4241-9936-3618c6c8dbf6

  • Celebrate Career Development Month through Photo Contest

      

    Submit your photos to the contest today to celebrate Career Development Month in November!

    Thanks to Sparkle Sanders of The Career Center for this information item.

  • Upcoming CHP and HSC programs!: Jonathan Livengood Power Lunch on 11/12/19 and HSC Meeting later that day!

    Upcoming CHP and HSC programs!: Jonathan Livengood Power Lunch on 11/12/19 and HSC Meeting later that day!    

     

    Register now for the 11/12/19 Jonathan Livengood Power Lunch, from 12 - 1:00 p.m. in the Honors House Lounge.

    Prof. Livengood is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy.  His research is motivated by his interest in the scientific method, and he is working on several problems under the umbrella of causal reasoning. He currently teaches Philosophy 103: Logic and Reasoning for Campus Honors. 

    Seating is limited for this event, so sign up on the CHP calendar at https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4956?eventId=33361566 today (if it's full, Contact chp@illinois.edu to be placed on a waitlist)!  Lunch will be served.

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    Stay tuned for more Honors Student Council and Campus Honors Program updates, and don't miss the 11/12/19 HSC Meeting Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Honors House Classroom! 

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    Also next week:  College of Applied Health Sciences Dean’s Power Lunch on Monday, November 18, Honors After Dark Cards for Kids event Tuesday evening, November 19, and College of Education Dean’s Power Lunch on Wednesday, November 20. 

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  • Celebrate Career Development Month through Photo Contest

      

     

    November is Career Development Month!  Submit a photo for The Career Center's photo contest.

    Thanks to Sparkle Sanders of The Career Center for this information item.

  • 8th Annual "Travel Around the World" program is 11/13/19!

      

     

    Learn about cultures and countries around the world at Illini Union Rooms B and C from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. on November 13! Collect stamps to earn T-shirt! Enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes! Enjoy international music and performances!

    Thanks to Yun Shi of OIIR for this information item.

  • RBML hosts “Frederic Goudy & H. G. Wells: The Time Traveler’s Typeface" on 11/15/19

      

    Park Ridge artist Rex Parker will present an original, illustrated program, “Frederic Goudy & H. G. Wells: The Time Traveler’s Typeface” from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15 in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. This program explores a book publishing dream team: Frederic Goudy, “the titan of type,” and H. G. Wells, the “time-traveler novelist,” and their remarkable collaboration on The Door in the Wall — a collection of thrilling short stories and the creation of a timeless typeface.

    The UI Rare Book & Manuscript Library will exhibit rare editions printed on Goudy’s Village Press and William Morris’s Kelmscott Press. Also on display will be letters, manuscript and photographs from the University Library’s H. G. Wells Collection, the largest in the world.

    This event is free and open to all, and refreshments will be served.  The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is located at 346 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL.

    Thanks to Chancellor's Scholar Jensen Rehn for this information item.

  • Improvisers Exchange at Unit One/Allen Hall on 11/11 and 11/17

      

    Improvisers Exchange is a series of workshops and concerts at Unit One/Allen Hall at UI led by guest artists and members of Improvisers Exchange Ensemble. The workshops are open to musicians of all backgrounds and levels who are interested in exploring collective improvisation. These events are open to the general public. All events take place at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

    Upcoming Schedule:Tue, 11/5 - IE Workshop w/ Mark Deutsch, 7:00 p.m., Main LoungeMon, 11/11 - IE Workshop, 7:00 p.m., Main LoungeSun, 11/17 - IE Workshop w/ Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet, 4:00 p.m., Main LoungeSun, 11/17 - IE Concert featuring Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet, 7:00 p.m., Main Lounge

    Guest Artists

    Mark Deutsch is a visionary artist with a background in nonlinear mathematics, sacred systems, and cosmology. A classically trained bassist and sitar player, he pursued the creation of a new instrument – the Bazantar – a six-string acoustic bass fitted with an additional 29 sympathetic strings and 4 drone strings.

    Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet features trombone virtuoso Jeb Bishop, the great Dutch sound poet and improvisor Jaap Blonk, and the versatile and powerful "rhythm section" of Damon Smith and Weasel Walter.

    Thanks to Laura Haber of Unit One/Allen Hall for this information item.

  • 11/12/19 Writers Workshop Personal Statement program

      

    It's personal statement season! If you are composing a personal statement and statement of purpose for grad school or other applications, please attend this workshop Tuesday, November 12, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in 311 Gregory Hall.

    Advance registration not required. Students can find more information about the event at https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/5442?eventId=33355168&listType=list, as well as personal statement resources on their website:  https://writersworkshop.illinois.edu/resources-2/writer-resources/job-search-application-writing/personal-statements-and-statements-of-purpose/

    Thanks to Carolyn Wisniewski of the Writers Workshop for this information item.

  • Upcoming CHP and HSC programs!: Honors After Dark on 11/5, and Student Writer Dinner on 11/7!

      

     

    Come to the Harry Potter Trivia Night Honors After Dark on Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Honors House classroom.  Sign up at the CHP Events Calendar:  https://calendars.illinois.edu/list/4956

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    Anyone interested in writing for the CHP Annual (or Equinox) is invited to have pizza at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 in the Honors House classroom!  You can RSVP to rockman@illinois.edu by Wednesday at 4 if possible, but there should be enough food if you decide to drop in without advance notice!

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    Stay tuned for more Honors Student Council and Campus Honors Program updates, and don't miss the 11/12/19 HSC Meeting next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Honors House Classroom! 

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  • Celebrate Career Development Month through Photo Contest

      

     

    November is Career Development Month!  Submit a photo for The Career Center's photo contest.

    Thanks to Sparkle Sanders of The Career Center for this information item.

  • 8th Annual "Travel Around the World" program is 11/13/19!

      

     

    Learn about cultures and countries around the world at Illini Union Rooms B and C from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. on November 13! Collect stamps to earn T-shirt! Enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes! Enjoy international music and performances!

    Thanks to Yun Shi of OIIR for this information item.

  • Udall Scholarship Info Sessions on 11/7 and 11/8/19

    Are you a passionate environmentalist? Do you want to devote your career to addressing environmental concerns? The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the prestigious Udall Scholarship. The Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. *Please note that there are special awards also for Native American students interested in tribal policy or health care (no need to be related to the environment).*

    Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The University of Illinois may nominate up to six students for the Udall Scholarship. The campus deadline is February 6, 2020 to be considered. If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our Udall informational events:  

    Udall Scholarship Information Session - Thursday, November 7th, 3:30-4:30 pm in 503 Illini Union Bookstore Building:  https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338972Udall Scholarship Writing Workshop - Friday, November 8th, 3:00-4:00 pm in 503 Illini Union Bookstore Building:  https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338978

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at https://topscholars.illinois.edu/udall.

    Thanks to Suzanna Challen of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • Improvisers Exchange at Unit One/Allen Hall: 11/5, 11/11, and 11/17

      

    Improvisers Exchange is a series of workshops and concerts at Unit One/Allen Hall at UI led by guest artists and members of Improvisers Exchange Ensemble. The workshops are open to musicians of all backgrounds and levels who are interested in exploring collective improvisation. These events are open to the general public. All events take place at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

    Upcoming Schedule:Tue, 11/5 - IE Workshop w/ Mark Deutsch, 7:00 p.m., Main LoungeMon, 11/11 - IE Workshop, 7:00 p.m., Main LoungeSun, 11/17 - IE Workshop w/ Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet, 4:00 p.m., Main LoungeSun, 11/17 - IE Concert featuring Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet, 7:00 p.m., Main Lounge

    Guest Artists

    Mark Deutsch is a visionary artist with a background in nonlinear mathematics, sacred systems, and cosmology. A classically trained bassist and sitar player, he pursued the creation of a new instrument – the Bazantar – a six-string acoustic bass fitted with an additional 29 sympathetic strings and 4 drone strings.

    Bishop/Blonk/Smith/Walter Quartet features trombone virtuoso Jeb Bishop, the great Dutch sound poet and improvisor Jaap Blonk, and the versatile and powerful "rhythm section" of Damon Smith and Weasel Walter.

    Thanks to Laura Haber of Unit One/Allen Hall for this information item.

  • RSVP by 11/4 for 11/6 "Expanding Your Horizons with Popular Science Books"

      

    You are invited to hear Joanne Manaster explain how to expand your horizons with popular science books!  This event is Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the ACES Library.

    Joanne Manaster is a senior faculty instructor for the UI School of Integrative Biology. She is active in new media with a healthy social media following. Her @sciencegoddess twitter account has been named by Mashable as "One of 25 Twitter Accounts that Will Make You Smarter". There, she shares interesting science as well as some of the latest popular science books. She is a former blogger with Scientific American and is a cohost of a regular streaming show called "Read Science!" where she interviews science authors about how they communicate science to the general public. We are in a golden age for popular science books where excellent authors, scientists, and non-scientists alike, share the world of science in ways that can enchant as well as inform. Joanne Manaster presents an overview of the large variety of popular science books available at your favorite library or bookstore. You're sure to walk away with a new appreciation for these fascinating books and may even grow your "to-be-read" pile.

    Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhL1uyPQCmWMWglE_AxZu4kZ3gbTlK6KTwA3rMw3WcP8O34w/viewform by Monday, November 4 at 12:00 noon.

  • Big Island Farms Internship Application Process open for Summer 2020

      

    Big Island Farms invites you to join upcoming Hawaii internship programs on their organic permaculture farm.  They currently have spaces for Summer 2020 Internships (July 13 - August 7, 2020).  Through their interdisciplinary education model, which incorporates classes, tangible hands-on experience, expeditions and guest speakers, students will actively pursue their passions, learn to broaden their worldviews, and work towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

    Come be an active participant in a progressive learning environment and expand your horizons through the Big Island Farms Internship Program! They are currently accepting applications for Summer 2020. Internship spots are limited, apply at https://www.bigislandfarms.com/enrollment/.  Check out www.bigislandfarms.com to see full program details; email info@bigislandfarms.com for details.

  • 11/17 and 11/18 FLAS Info sessions for studying Chinese/Japanese/Korean

      

    If you are interested in learning Chinese/Japanese/Korean , you may be eligible for a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS).

    FLAS Info Session I is Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in 1090 Lincoln Hall (702 Wright Street, Urbana).

    FLAS Info Session II is Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in 100 Gregory Hall (810 S Wright St, Urbana).

    For more information please visit: http://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/ Contact: CEAPS Associate Director, Yuchia Chang at yuchia@illinois.edu

    Thanks to Misumi Sadler of East Asian Languages and Literatures for this information item.

  • Check out Native November events 11/11 - 11/15/19

      

    Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Cuisine: Demo and Discussion is November 11 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Ikenberry Commons: SDRP Multipurpose Room with Paul DeMain and Chef Pete Halfaday. Paul DeMain, former special projects coordinator in the Great Lakes for the Intertribal Agriculture Council and award-winning Chef Pete Halfaday will discuss the history of food sovereignty, traditional harvesting practices, and contemporary Indigenous cuisine. A brief cooking demo and sampling will follow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1310329952471469/

    Meeting at Greet with Chef Pete Halfaday and Paul DeMain is November 12 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Ikenberry Commons: SDRP Dining Hall 4:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in FAR Dining Hall: 4:45pm – 6:30pm LAR Dining Hall, Harvest Dinner. The Harvest Dinner is hosted by University Housing Dining Services in collaboration with the Native American House. Dining services will feature a menu of Indigenous dishes including wild rice, fish, cedar tea, and other regional ingredients. The meal is included with your dining plan, if you do not have a dining plan, you can purchase a meal on site for a small cost. https://www.facebook.com/events/536894877141758/

    Saving History from the Cowboys: Public Memory, Education, and Indigenizing the Archives is November 15 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Bruce Nesbitt African American Center with Dr. Lindsey Stallones Marshall.  What do U.S. history textbooks, the Plains Wars, and horse history have to do with Americans' flawed public memory about Native history? Dr. Marshall will talk about her research into the connections between them and how Indigenizing our historical narratives and research methodologies can begin to address the problem. Lunch will be served.  https://www.facebook.com/events/731881050658923/

    These events are sponsored in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee (and all events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted).

  • La Casa Cultural Latina hosting Dia de los Muertos on 10/31/19

      

     

    On Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the Illini Union rooms ABC from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., La Casa Cultural Latina will be hosting their annual Dia De Los Muertos program! As part of DDLM, there will be free food, activities, and altars/ofrendas to honor those who have passed.

  • Spring 2020 GLOBE Application: Apply to become a Spring 2020 GLOBE member!

      

     

    GLOBE  - Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement, is a program that connects Blue members (current university students) with Orange members (new incoming students). The goal of GLOBE is to provide opportunities for domestic and international students to enhance intercultural communication skills, leadership experience, and lifelong friendships.  Apply now at go.illinois.edu/globe

    Thanks to Yun Shi of OIIR for this information item.

  • IPRH Medical Humanities Lecture on 10/31/19

      

    IPRH is hosting a Medical Humanities Lecture with Londa Schiebinger on October 31, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. in the IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana).  Londa Schiebinger is Professor of History of Science, Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project, Stanford University. This program is sponsored by the Medical Humanities Research Cluster.

  • 11/17 and 11/18 FLAS Info sessions for studying Chinese/Japanese/Korean

      

    If you are interested in learning Chinese/Japanese/Korean , you may be eligible for a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS).

    FLAS Info Session I is Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in 1090 Lincoln Hall (702 Wright Street, Urbana).

    FLAS Info Session II is Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in 100 Gregory Hall (810 S Wright St, Urbana).

    For more information please visit: http://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/ Contact: CEAPS Associate Director, Yuchia Chang at yuchia@illinois.edu

    Thanks to Misumi Sadler of East Asian Languages and Literatures for this information item.

  • Travel Around the World Event on 11/13/19!

      

    Check out the Travel Around the World event that will take place during International Education Week on November 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Illini Union Rooms B&C.  This event provides a platform for international students to share about their language and culture, including international music performances! 

    This event is part of International Week (11/10 - 11/16/19) is an annual week-long series of cultural, academic, and recreational activities designed to highlight this global campus to the whole community.  Last year, groups around campus held many events with well over 3,000 participants! 

    Thanks to Laura Reiter of International Student & Scholar Services for this information item.

  • Apply to be an I STAR by 11/1/19!

      

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hiring students for the spring semester! They are looking for students who are articulate, flexible, reliable, and energetic, and students who have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic about Illinois. The main function of an I-STAR is to serve as a representative at Illinois and to give tours to prospective students and families visiting campus. I-STARS also assist in the logistics of running on-campus visit programs. 

    The application is currently open and can be found on Handshake, the Virtual Job Board or online here:https://go.illinois.edu/visit-istar. Please apply! The deadline to apply is November 1. Contact Hannah Teske at teske2@illinois.edu if you have questions about this position. 

  • 8th Annual "Travel Around the World" program is 11/13/19!

      

     

    Learn about cultures and countries around the world at Illini Union Rooms B and C from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. on November 13! Collect stamps to earn T-shirt! Enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes! Enjoy international music and performances!

    Thanks to Yun Shi of OIIR for this information item.

  • Beinecke Scholarship 10/31 & 11/1 Info Sessions (Next app deadline is 1/20/20)

    If you are a high-achieving junior and plan to attend graduate school after graduation in the arts, humanities or social sciences, but have concerns about being able to afford it, consider applying for the Beinecke Scholarship.  The Beinecke Foundation is looking for students who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate years. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated U.S. citizen juniors to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Preference is given to candidates for whom the awarding of significant financial aid would increase the likelihood of the student's being able to attend graduate school.

    The University of Illinois is one of a select few institutions that may endorse a candidate for the Beinecke Scholarship, and the National and International Scholarships Program has planned two sessions to assist students interested in earning this $34,000 award. The campus deadline for nomination is January 21, 2020. Additional information about the award may be found at: https://topscholars.illinois.edu/beineckebros

    If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend informational sessions: Beinecke Scholarship Information Session - Thursday, October 31st, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building:  https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338911Beinecke Scholarship Writing Workshop - Friday, November 1st, 3:00-4:00 p.m., 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building:  https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338912

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit www.topscholars.illinois.edu.

    Thanks to Suzanna Challen of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • Apply to be an I STAR by 11/1/19!

      

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is currently seeking to hire students for the spring semester! They are looking for students who are articulate, flexible, reliable, and energetic, and students who have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic about Illinois. The main function of an I-STAR is to serve as a representative at Illinois and to give tours to prospective students and families visiting campus. I-STARS also assist in the logistics of running on-campus visit programs. 

    The application is currently open and can be found on Handshake, the Virtual Job Board or online here:https://go.illinois.edu/visit-istar. Please apply! The deadline to apply is November 1. Contact Hannah Teske at teske2@illinois.edu if you have questions about this position. 

  • CHP NewsBytes - 10/21/19 Edition Upcoming CHP and HSC programs!: 10/22 Honors After Dark, Course Preview Night on 10/28 -- and more Apply to be an I STAR by 11/1/19! NCSA hosts 10/23/19 SPIN Open House for Summer 2020 Internships Boren Scholarship Information Sessions on 10/24 & 10/25/19 (Next app deadline is 1/16/20) LGBT Film Series on 10/22/19 "The Land Beneath Our Feet" film screening and discussion on 10/24/19 Check out the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month calendar! Mayo Clinic - Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline is December 1 Sarah Alo speaks at Feminist Friday on 10/25/19 Apply for the 2019 Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) Learn how to make Wagashi on 10/22/19! 11/17 and 11/18 FLAS Info sessions for studying Chinese/Japanese/Korean Travel Around the World Event on 11/13/19! CHP Events and Opportunities Upcoming CHP and HSC programs!: 10/22 Honors After Dark, Course Preview Night on 10/28 -- and more Come to the CHP Spring Course Preview Night on Monday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bevier Commons room (2nd floor, top of the stairs) – come meet faculty new to CHP and hear about their spring courses. This event is sponsored by the Honors Student Council Academic Engagement Committee, and it counts for SAS credit (just be sure to sign-in when you're there)! Sign up for this event on the CHP calendar at https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4956?eventId=33359398 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stay tuned for more Honors Student Council and Campus Honors Program updates, and don't miss the 10/22/19 Honors After Dark Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Party on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Honors House Classroom! Register at https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4956?eventId=33359829 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The HSC Publications Committee is excited to host the 2nd Annual Murder Mystery Night at 7:00 p.m. on October 31! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Campus Events and Resources Apply to be an I STAR by 11/1/19! The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is currently seeking to hire students for the spring semester! They are looking for students who are articulate, flexible, reliable, and energetic, and students who have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic about Illinois. The main function of an I-STAR is to serve as a representative at Illinois and to give tours to prospective students and families visiting campus. I-STARS also assist in the logistics of running on-campus visit programs. The application is currently open and can be found on Handshake, the Virtual Job Board or online here:https://go.illinois.edu/visit-istar. Please apply! The deadline to apply is November 1. Contact Hannah Teske at teske2@illinois.edu if you have questions about this position. NCSA hosts 10/23/19 SPIN Open House for Summer 2020 Internships

      

    NCSA’s Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program will host the SPIN Open House on October 23 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the NCSA Atrium to advertise the Summer 2020 internship projects. Students will have an opportunity to meet with our SPIN mentors, who are NCSA researchers and faculty affiliates, and learn more about the projects.

    SPIN Summer 2020 session:Program dates: June 7 – July 31, 2020Work 20 hours/week for 8 weeksAll SPIN internships are paidAny UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standingNo restriction on year of study or majorInternational students are eligible

    Thanks to Olena Kindratenko of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications for this information item.

  • Boren Scholarship Information Sessions on 10/24 & 10/25/19 (Next app deadline is 1/16/20)

    The University of Illinois is hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships. The Boren provides study abroad scholarships of $6,000-$20,000 for a full academic year or $4,000-$10,000 for a semester. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards.  Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more.

    To receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security, generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status. The campus application deadline is January 16, 2020 for any semester or year of study between May 2020 and May 2021.

    Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Information Session is 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on October 24 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building (participants will have the opportunity to hear from an Illinois alumni recipient).https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338909

    Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Writing Workshop is 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. on October 25, 2019 at 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building.https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338910

    For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at https://topscholars.illinois.edu/boren.

    Thanks to Suzanna Challen of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • LGBT Film Series on 10/22/19

      

    The LGBT Resource Center and Spurlock Museum present a film series in tribute to those who fought for justice in the LGBTQ+ community in the United States. The subjects of these films are often not recognized in relation to the events at Stonewall in June 1969, especially the political-raising events that took place prior to Stonewall. The films follow a chronological arc, and each will be followed by a discussion.

    October 22: Major! (trailer:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/major/173784139) and Happy Birthday, Marsha! (trailer:  https://vimeo.com/145921994):  Major! was directed by Annalise Ophelian, 2015, and Happy Birthday, Marsha! was directed by Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, 2017.

    Thanks to Leslie Morrow of the LGBT Resource Center for this information item

  • "The Land Beneath Our Feet" film screening and discussion on 10/24/19

      

    Gregg Mitman will speak at the Environmental Humanities Film Screening and Discussion of The Land Beneath Our Feet on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 208 (Second Floor), Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana).

    The Land Beneath Our Feet follows a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, who returns from the USA with never-before-seen footage of Liberia’s past. The uncovered footage is embraced as a national treasure. Depicting a 1926 corporate land grab, it is also an explosive reminder of eroding land rights. In post-conflict Liberia, individuals and communities are pitted against multinational corporations, the government, and each other in life-threatening disputes over land. What can this ghostly footage offer a nation, as it debates radical land reforms that could empower communities to shape a more diverse, stable and sustainable future?

    Dr. Mitman is Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

    Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Research Group. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Check out the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month calendar!

      

     

    Go to https://oiir.illinois.edu/sites/prod/files/docs/HMM%20Calendar%202019.pdf for the online calendar!

  • Mayo Clinic - Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline is December 1

    Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Preselection application deadline is 12/1/19.  View the 2020 SURF pre-selection for Illinois students flier: https://healthinstitute.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/SURF_2020.pdf.  The Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program places undergraduate students from across the nation in a host lab at Mayo Clinic. For 10 weeks, students become fully-immersed in the research and culture of major medical center. Since 2012, five or more SURF fellowships have been exclusively reserved for Illinois students. These SURFs are sponsored through the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance and their home department at Illinois.

    Illinois pre-selection for the 2020 SURF Program is now open, and important dates are:Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline - December 1Illinois Pre-selection Award Notification - January 21Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline - February 12020 SURF Program - May 26 - July 31

    Application Instructions:  Complete the Illinois pre-selection application by December 1. Students will need to upload a personal statement and current transcript or web academic history (see the application page for details). Letters of recommendation are required from two references. Letters should be sent as .pdf files directly to LeaAnn Carson at lcarson@illinois.edu. Complete the Mayo Clinic online application by February 1. Students use the same materials for this application as for the pre-selection application.

  • Sarah Alo speaks at Feminist Friday on 10/25/19

      

    Come to Feminist Friday at the GWS house (1205 W Nevada)!  Feminist Friday features former GWS majors and minors who return to campus to talk about how they came into their current jobs and the ways in which they work toward progressive political action and social justice.  On Friday, October 25, Sarah Alo (Journalism major/GWS minor) will discuss her web series, MENACE, a dystopian comedy about three roommates struggling to get along during a dangerous rollback of women’s rights.  Sarah will screen some of the episodes and answer questions about her work writing, directing, and acting in the series.  The event is open to all, free lunch included!

    Thanks to Jacque Kahn of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies for this information item.

  • 2019 Graduate and Professional School Fair is 10/16/19

      

     

    Don't miss the 2019 Graduate and Professional School Fair from Noon to 4:00 p.m. in Illini Union Rooms ABC and Pine Lounge!

  • Spurlock Museum hosts "Whither the Arboretum" on 10/17/19

      

    Not yet been to the Arboretum (entrance at 1800 S. Lincoln) and interested in learning about it?  Been there, but wanted to know more?  Check out “Whither the Arboretum?” on Thursday, October 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory), or see https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/.  The Arboretum's gardens, collections, and habitats are transforming 160 acres of the University's south campus into an exceptional "living laboratory" for students in plant sciences and fine and applied arts, as well as an oasis of natural beauty open to the public.

    This talk by Arboretum Director Kevin McSweeney covers a brief history of the development of the Arboretum, as well as and its current activities. Emerging aspirations towards a more student-engaged and campus/community-centered Arboretum will also be discussed. Dr. McSweeney is a soil scientist and PhD graduate of UIUC. He spent 30 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the faculty and in several administrative roles, including Director of the Arboretum. His research and teaching interests are in soil and earth history and repurposing degraded land.

    This event is part of the Spurlock’s Third Thursday Series highlighting people, places, and events in University history.

  • Soph/Jr STEM majors: Goldwater Scholarship info sessions 10/17 and 10/18/19

    Are you a sophomore or junior in a STEM discipline that aims to pursue a Ph.D. in your field? Do you already have research experience and strong academic performance? If so, you may be interested in applying for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (https://topscholars.illinois.edu/goldwaterstem).

    The National and International Scholarships program will be hosting a two-day informational event for students to learn more about this opportunity. On October 17, attendees will receive an overview of the scholarship as well as have a chance to talk with a former Goldwater Scholarship recipient from Illinois.  On October 18, the Scholarships Program will offer a workshop on how to write a competitive scholarship packet.  You are encouraged to attend both events:

    Goldwater Information Session - Thursday, October 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore - https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338907This session will include advice from a previous Illinois Goldwater recipient

    Goldwater Writing Workshop - Friday, October 18th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore - https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338908

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu

    Thanks to Suzanna Challen of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • OUR Research Support Grants deadline is 10/18/19

      

    Research Support Grant (RSG)  This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.

    For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG.  The deadline for applications is October 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at ugresearch@illinois.edu.

  • Mayo Clinic - Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline is December 1

    Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Preselection application deadline is 12/1/19.  View the 2020 SURF pre-selection for Illinois students flier: https://healthinstitute.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/SURF_2020.pdf

    The Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program places undergraduate students from across the nation in a host lab at Mayo Clinic. For 10 weeks, students become fully-immersed in the research and culture of major medical center. Since 2012, five or more SURF fellowships have been exclusively reserved for Illinois students. These SURFs are sponsored through the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance and their home department at Illinois.

    Illinois pre-selection for the 2020 SURF Program is now open, and important dates are:Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline - December 1Illinois Pre-selection Award Notification - January 21Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline - February 12020 SURF Program - May 26 - July 31

    Application Instructions:  Complete the Illinois pre-selection application by December 1. Students will need to upload a personal statement and current transcript or web academic history (see the application page for details). Letters of recommendation are required from two references. Letters should be sent as .pdf files directly to LeaAnn Carson at lcarson@illinois.edu. Complete the Mayo Clinic online application by February 1. Students use the same materials for this application as for the pre-selection application.

  • Japan House hosts their annual Fall Open House on 10/19/19

      

    Japan House is hosting their Fall Open House on Saturday, October 19, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and you are invited to join in for their annual Fall Open House, as they open up our doors and share more about what they do here in Japan House. Students and staff create an environment that embraces diversity and different cultures. During this open house, you will learn about Japanese culture through various demonstrations, art and tea ceremonies.

  • “Framing the Global Immigrant Challenge” with David D. Laitin on 10/17/19

      

    “Framing the Global Immigrant Challenge: Evidence from Tweets Sent by Elected Representatives” is a MillerComm2020 Lecture Series Event featuring David D. Laitin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2019 in the Auditorium of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), 1205 W. Clark Street, Urbana.

    Professor Laitin’s presentation applies text analysis and machine learning tools to an analysis of social media, to determine where migration issues are most salient, whether the messages focus on economic challenges or legal rights, and whether sentiments change with significant events, such as terrorist attacks or mass deaths of drowned asylum seekers. By analyzing the data from millions of tweets sent by elected representatives on issues relating to immigration and refugees, Professor Laitin aims to define a measurable pulse of how elites across the globe represent the immigration issue to their constituents.

    Thanks to the Center for Advanced Study for this information item.

     

  • Free Screening of "The Foreigner's Home" on 10/17/19

      

    On Thursday, October 17th 4-6 p.m. Room 126 iSchool:  Free screening of "The Foreigner’s Home" a feature-length documentary film that explores the vision and work of Toni Morrison through “The Foreigner’s Home,” the 2006 exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre. Morrison invited renowned artists whose work also deals with the experience of cultural and social displacement to join her in a public conversation that she had been pursuing for years through her own research and writing and in her teaching at Princeton University. The film expands that conversation, combining exclusive and unreleased footage of the Nobel Laureate in dialogue with artists -- first, in Paris in 2006 and then, in 2015, at her home in New York state -- with extensive archival film footage, music, and still images to present a series of candid and incisive exchanges about race, identity, “foreignness,” and art’s redemptive power. See the trailer: https://www.theforeignershome.com/trailer.  Dr. Terri Barnes and Dr. Ellen Moodie will speak to the film in a panel discussion post-showing.

    Sponsored by the Diversity Committees at the University Library and iSchool @ UIUC

  • Women in Music program is 10/16/19

      

    Performance/Talk: Women in Music is October 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m., in the Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana).  Featuring Emily McKown, Olivia Tasch, and Carrie Chandler, members of Girls Rock! Champaign-Urbana. Moderated by Fiona Ngô (Gender & Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies).

    Women have long played an extensive role in the world of music, but navigating the industry often comes with a unique set of obstacles. Local musicians Carrie Chandler, Emily McKown, and Olivia Tasch are working to break down those barriers for female musicians in the community, starting at a young age. Through the local, non-profit organization Girls Rock! Champaign-Urbana, they seek to empower girls and women using the tools of music education and creative self-expression. Each one brings their own experience of what it’s like to be a woman in the music scene, and uses that perspective to help others grow and gain confidence in their craft. Join us for a night of music and interactive conversation around the values, challenges, and significance of women in music!

     

  • Upcoming CHP and HSC programs!: 10/8 Honors After Dark and Free Books for 11/7 Eboo Patel SAS

      

     

    CHP is ordering books for the first 20 students who sign up to attend the SAS with Eboo Patel on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the University YMCA, including lunch.

    Eboo is a CHP alumnus and author, and the event will be a discussion of his book Acts of Faith. This book is mostly about his time at the U of I, his life in Allen Hall, and his developing sense of his own identity during that time. His work has led to the creation of the UI chapter of Interfaith in Action, part of the Interfaith Youth Core, the national organization that he established. [This program is being offered in conjunction with events sponsored by the Campus/Community Interfaith Oversight Committee.] Former Rhodes Scholar, and Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core. Dr. Patel was a member of President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships and was named by U.S. News and World Reports as one of America’s Best Leaders in 2009. He is the author of four books, including Acts of Faith.

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    Stay tuned for more Honors Student Council and Campus Honors Program updates, and don't miss the 10/7/19 Honors After Dark - "Ghostbusters" film viewing on Tuesday, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Honors House Classroom!

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    And on October 11, the Arts Committee will be contributing to a Splatter Paint project for the CHP Reception Area wall - contact tdk3@illinois.edu if you are interested!

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  • 2019 Graduate and Professional School Fair is 10/16/19

      

     

    Don't miss the 2019 Graduate and Professional School Fair from Noon to 4 p.m. in Illini Union Rooms ABC and Pine Lounge!