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  • Community Engagement Scholars Initiative applications deadline is 2/14/21

      

    Check out the Community Engagement Scholars Initiative! Applications due by 2/14/21.

  • NCSA's SPIN Open House on Wednesday, November 18 from 3-5 p.m.

    Are you an Illinois undergraduate looking for your next internship experience? The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is looking for highly motivated, creative undergraduate students to work on hands-on research projects with guidance from NCSA staff and faculty affiliates. The center will offer a limited number of paid SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) internships during Summer 2021.

    For more info, go to the virtual SPIN Open House on November 18, 3-5 PM US CST: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84309873402?pwd=Vnkwdjdka3VFYklHb1FGSWI0am5GUT09 [illinois.zoom.us]

    SPIN Summer 2021 session information:*Program dates: June 7 – July 30, 2021*Work 20 hours/week for 8 weeks*SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees*Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing*No restriction on year of study or major*International students are eligible

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

  • TEC offers two Certificates for undergrads in all majors

      

    Pursue your future career goals armed with a TEC Certificate! Whether you want to advance your career goals, be an impactful leader, launch your startup, or develop breakthrough products, the Technology Entrepreneur Center offers two certificates for undergraduate students (Innovation and Technology Commercialization) that meet your needs. More info at https://tec.illinois.edu/academics/certificates.

  • OUR now accepting applications for 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium (3/19/21 deadline)!

     

    The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set to be on display April 26 - 30, 2021. Over the course of the week, students will present their work through poster presentations, oral presentations, and creative showcases, 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 excellence of our undergraduate scholars.

    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 to submit an application to present at the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium is March 19, 2021 at 11:59pm.

  • Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE) accepting applications for Spring 2021 cohort

      

    Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE) is now accepting applications for Spring 2021 cohort. GLOBE connects domestic and international students and provide them opportunities to enhance intercultural communication skills, develop leadership skills, and build lifelong friendships. If you are a current student in at least your second year (undergraduate) or second semester (graduate), please apply for Blue. If you are a new incoming student in Spring 2021, or just started Fall 2020, please apply for Orange. More information can be found at http://go.illinois.edu/globe.

  • The Great ARTdoors

      

    Make Art! Outdoors!

    Thanks to Chancellor's Scholar Alice Cao for this information item.

  • Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement - apply by 11/30/20

     

    Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the campus humanities hub, in partnership with Illinois Public Media (IPM), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois (your local NPR/PBS station).

    The successful candidate will be housed at IPM and will work under the supervision of the station’s news and public affairs director to produce 4–8 community listening sessions for news reporters. These listening sessions will assist reporters in understanding the aspirations of the communities we serve and the roadblocks to those aspirations. Information from these sessions will be shared throughout IPM and will assist in the creation of on-air and online programming.

    Visit the HRI website for more information or apply now at https://go.illinois.edu/gateway. Applications are due by November 30, 2020. The start date will be February 1, 2021.

    Thanks to Erin Ciciora of Humanities Research Institute for this information item.

  • Reduce stress through RIO Workshops sponsored by the Counseling Center

      

    RIO, which stands for recognition, insight, and openness, is led by Counseling Center clinicians and provides an interactive experience that helps you:

    Learn mindfulness skills to identify why you’re feeling the emotions you are and accept them.Manage stress, anxiety, and other emotions productively.Identify what’s most important to you and prioritize accordingly.

    Thanks to Andy Novinska of the Counseling Center for this information item.

  • Fred S. Bailey Scholarships for Cause-driven Leaders: Apply by 2/28/21

      

    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 [universityymca.org]

    Application deadline: February 28

    Contact: Kasey Umland, Director, Bailey Scholarship Program, University YMCA, 217.337.1500, bailey@universityymca.org

  • "Pay What You Can" at Bevier Hall Cafe

      

    Unique challenges call for unique solutions. At Bevier Café, we want to make sure that everybody eats. In an effort to do our part in the face of COVID-19, we will be testing a new pay-what-you-can model in Bevier Café for the remained of the fall 2020 semester.

    Bevier Café will continue to serve the same delicious menu, but with four distinct payment options.

    Pay the suggested price (menu price)Pay what you can (name your own price)Pay more (suggested price + a little extra)Pay it forward (buy a meal for someone else)

    Similar pay-what-you-can models have been successfully implemented in 60+ restaurants throughout the country. It is an innovative way to cover costs while feeding all people; regardless of financial means. With any luck, our pay-what-you-can system will allow us to continue teaching foodservice operations management to FSHN 340 students, continue to serve delicious food to hungry patrons, and take real action toward fighting on-campus food insecurity.

    Thanks to Brianna Gregg of ACES for this information item.

  • HSC service opportunity

      

    HSC Civic Engagement Committee Seeks Volunteers for Non-Profit Consulting -- See the flyer for more details!

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    HSC Meetings will resume next semester - have a great Thanksgiving Break!

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    Look out for info on a book group for over Winter Break! HSC will choose a book and those who participate will be sent Zoom info for discussions!

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  • HSC hosts clean water charity, and Equinox still accepting submissions!

      

    HSC presents opportunity to raise funds for water effort (see flyer).

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    CHP's Equinox Literary and Arts Magazine seeking submissions!

    In these ~unprecedented, isolated, soul-crushing~ quarantined times, how have you been keeping yourself busy? If you're anything like us over here on the Equinox team, you've been funnelling all of your weird feelings about the state of the world into your art. We want to put something together in reaction to and as a reflection of our global situation. Even if we're (six feet) apart, we can still be together. CHP's literary and arts magazine, Equinox, is still accepting your submissions for our 2020-21 issue! If you don't know what Equinox is, you can check out our previous issues on the CHP website: http://honors.illinois.edu/Equinox.shtml.

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Submit your original or class creations for consideration in the categories of Poetry, Photography, Art, Non-Fiction Prose, Fiction Prose, & Miscellany to the editors at chppublications@gmail.com. Please include the category, title, and your full name in your email.

    In addition, we're on the lookout for people to help out with Copy-Editing, Organization, & Design

    AND if you're more journalistically inclined, inquire with the Equinox team or rockman@illinois.edu for writing opportunities with the annual newsletter.

    RULES: For prose and poetry categories, please limit your works to no more than 10 pages single-spaced. Art is open to all mediums -- scan or take photos of your work. We do not accept fanworks or copyrighted material. Finally, there is no maximum to the number of submissions you can send, though there will be a limit on the number of pieces accepted per person. The Equinox review team will take a couple weeks to review everything once submissions close. Then you'll be contacted to let you know whether your submission(s) were selected or not. Once again, send all inquiries and submissions to chppublications@gmail.com!

    We're excited to show off your work! ~ The Equinox Team FALL 2020 Semester

  • Lunch and Learn today 1-2 p.m.!

      

    Join HSC for a Lunch & Learn with Kristina Wright, Director of Gies College of Business Career Services on Monday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. and learn about navigating career development in a virtual world.  Sign up on the CHP calendar!

  • Becoming a FYCARE Facilitator

      

    Are you passionate about social justice? CHLH199B is a unique opportunity to learn about how to support survivors and challenge rape culture with other like-minded individuals. This is a required course if you are interested in being a FYCARE (First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education) facilitator.

  • Volunteering Opportunity at McKinley Health Center

      

    McKinley Health Center's Special Populations' Student Health Concerns Committee (SPSHCC) has a great opportunity for students interested in volunteering.

    SPSHCC plays an active role in implementing health education and health outreach programs to diverse populations throughout the University of Illinois as well as across the Champaign-Urbana community. 

  • TEC offering Entrepreneurship Advising on Fridays

      

    The Technology Entrepreneur Center offers Entrepreneurship Advising on Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Have a startup idea? Don't know what to do next? Come to Entrepreneurship Advising with TEC every Friday (virtually, of course). Bring your ideas -- they'll help you figure out your next steps, and guide you through campus and community resources. If you can't join in on Fridays, contact Stephanie Larson at larson42@illinois.edu or Catharine Ingram at clingram@illinois.edu to set up an appointment. Learn more at https://tec.illinois.edu/resources/entrepreneurshipadvising.

  • Check out Illinois Enactus

      

    The mission of Illinois Enactus is to contribute to sustainable development goals all around the world. Groups of students from all majors develop collaborative business ventures that work towards social, economic, and environmental equality in all communities.

  • Apply today to become a GLOBE member!

      

    Apply today to become a GLOBE member! Accepting Blue and Orange applications now. Details and application links: go.illinois.edu/globe.

    Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE) connects Blue members (current university students) with Orange members (new incoming students), and teams them up in small groups to participate in various activities and events throughout the semester to build intercultural communication skills, leadership experience, and lifelong friendships.

  • Acronyms for New Students

    We tend to use a number of abbreviations that are helpful to know:

    CHP = Campus Honors Program.  Students in the CHP are Chancellor’s Scholars.HoHo = Honors House, 1205 West Oregon Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (where many of your classes will be in the future), currently available to meet with staff by previously-scheduled appointment 8:30 – 5 p.m. M-F unless otherwise noted; once the pandemic is over, the Honors House will be available for studying, SAS programs, and HSC events.HSC = Honors Student Council, the student organization that plans great programs for all Chancellor’s Scholars.  Current officers are Maya Chattoraj (President), Micah Rubel (Vice President, Academic Engagement), Ashley Hornig (Co-Vice President, Social Engagement), Rony Midya (Co-Vice President, Social Engagement), Ethan Frobish (Co-Vice President, Publications), MaryRose O'Donnell (Co-Vice President, Publications), Matthew Haak (Vice President, Arts), Niraj Lawande (Co-Vice President, Community Engagement), Andrew Schollmeijer (Co-Vice President, Community Engagement), and Jacob Fritchie (Secretary and Social Media Chair).  HSC meetings are open virtually to all Chancellor’s Scholars, with more info on the fall schedule for other meetings and events to follow.KDR = Krannert Dress Rehearsals.  These are currently suspended due to COVID-19, but will be held in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA), 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana. SAS = Scholar Adventurers Series of faculty lectures and special workshops will be virtual this semester, and once able to be held in person, will often be in the Honors House classroom (room 212).  The schedule for SAS programs is posted at http://honors.illinois.edu/Scholar%20Adventure%20Series.shtml, and sign-ups are open starting at 9 a.m. today through a couple days before each program.Publications:  The CHP Annual will be sent to your homes, and can be found at http://honors.illinois.edu/Annual%20Newsletter.shtml.  You can help contribute to stories by joining HSC's Publication Committee and/or contacting Elizabeth Rockman at rockman@illinois.edu. CHP's Equinox Literary Arts Magazine is also managed by Honors Student Council (watch your e-mail for how to get involved), and NewBytes, this CHP electronic e-newsletter, is sent on Mondays, and items can be sent to rockman@illinois.edu.

  • Cocurricular events - SAS registration open today at 9 a.m.!

    FALL 2020 Semester SAS offerings are below (registration begins today at 9 a.m. today; every event must be registered for, and Zoom info will be sent to all registrants a few days before each event):

    All times are 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., and *TO EARN CREDIT* for these on-line programs, students will be expected to submit a paragraph+ response to a prompt sent after each program to Elizabeth Rockman at rockman@illinois.edu.

    WELLNESS UNDER PRESSURE – BUILDING RESILIENCY DURING DIFFICULT TIMES with Michele Guerra on Thursday, 9/17/20WHY WE ALL SHOULD CARE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE with Don Wuebbles on Wednesday, 9/23/20CREATING YOUR POWERFUL RESUME WORKSHOP with Emma Andruczyk on Wednesday, 9/30/20FOOD FLOWS BETWEEN COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES with Megan Konar on Tuesday, 10/6/20IF IT’S NOT BIRTH ORDER, THEN WHERE DO WE GET OUR PERSONALITIES? with Brent Roberts on Tuesday, 10/13/20ELECTION INTERFERENCE IN 2016 – AND ANTICIPATED INTERFERENCE IN 2020 with Nick Grossman on Tuesday, 10/15/20AN UPDATE ON THE EARTH BIOGENOME PROJECT with Gene Robinson on Monday, 10/19/20PRESIDENTIAL RHETORIC – HISTORY THROUGH TODAY with John Murphy, Wednesday, 10/21/20MEDIA STEREOTYPING: HOW DO WE MAKE ADVERTISING AND BRANDING LESS RACIST? with Jason Chambers on Thursday, 10/29/20THE PHYSICS OF BASEBALL with Alan Nathan on Thursday, 11/5/20               

    Students entering the CHP after Fall 2018 must participate in at least eight Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs prior to graduation (approximately one per semester). For students who entered prior to Fall 2018, participation in four SAS programs is required.

    A student may sign up for more than one SAS per semester, however, repeat attendance in an SAS does not earn additional credit. If you need to cancel a registration, please delete your submission using the link in the confirmation email that was sent upon submission of your registration, and contact the CHP at chp@illinois.edu.

    Questions? Comments? Contact chp@illinois.edu. Suggestions for future SAS programs? Please send an email to CHP Associate Director Elizabeth Rockman at rockman@illinois.edu.

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    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Krannert Dress Rehearsals have been suspended for the Fall 2020 Semester. As an exception to this requirement, graduating seniors may receive approval for a substitution, and can contact Elizabeth Rockman at rockman@illinois.edu for more information.

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  • Luce Scholars Program Informational Events 8/27 - 8/28/20

      

    Graduating seniors and recent alumni:

    Do you want to get experience living and working in Asia? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Luce Scholars Program (https://topscholars.illinois.edu/luce). The Luce is a one-year internship in your field after graduation in Asia or Southeast-Asia, and it is designed specifically for students and recent alumni who are U.S. citizens and who have spent less than 18 weeks in Asia since graduating from high school. For any candidate, even students who lived in Asia as a child or teenager, the Luce eligibility requirements would only count time in Asia since high school graduation toward the 18-week limit.

    If you would like to learn more, please join one or both of the following events:Luce Scholars Program Information Session - This session will include advice from a previous Illinois Luce recipient: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Online:  https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96778310067Luce Scholars Program Personal Statement Writing Workshop: Friday, August 28, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Online:  https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97241087301

    For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit www.topscholars.illinois.edu.

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

  • Japan House Virtual GANBARU! Event is 8/29/20

    Japan House Virtual GANBARU! Event is August 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Ganbaru, also known as gambaru, is a ubiquitous Japanese word which roughly means to slog on tenaciously through tough times. The word Ganbaru is often translated to mean "doing one’s best", but in practice, it means doing more than one's best. The word emphasizes "working with perseverance" or "toughing it out."

    GANBARU will feature a 12-hour online streaming event starting with a Blessing and Goma Fire Ritual from Japan, followed by a full day of performances by artists such as Ho Etsu Taiko, Seiran Chiba, Michoyoshi Sato, Duo Yumeno, the 5, 6, 7, 8's and more! Five traditional Japanese Tea ceremonies will be showcased, as well as LIVE updates, video montages and more! Throughout the day, there will be random drawing of names of participants for cool prizes! Updates and information can be found here: https://go.illinois.edu/ganbaru

  • The Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop (VURW) Virtual Edition -- and other great programs!

      

    During "The Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop (VURW) Virtual Edition" workshop, the Office of Undergraduate Research staff will discuss the importance (i.e. the personal and professional benefits) of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. Students will leave the workshop with (1) knowledge of the skills that can be developed through research, (2) a better understanding of how undergraduate research can benefit them both personally and in their future careers, and (3) how they can showcase this experience to future employers and professional schools.

    Participation is by advanced registration only; there are limited spots available. We have several date offerings available, students only should register for one date.

    Details and registration link can be found at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html

  • Humanities Research Institute announces Prindable Internship

    Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in communications and undergraduate outreach at the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the campus humanities hub. The successful candidate will assist HRI with its communications strategy, particularly its email communications and social-media presence, in addition to serving as HRI’s undergraduate liaison and chief strategist on undergraduate engagement. This position is funded thanks to a generous gift from David F. Prindable.

    To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad interest in the humanities is preferred.

    The position commences October 23, 2020 and ends May 15, 2021. The Prindable intern will work approximately two to three hours per week, for 24 weeks, at the rate of $15.75 per hour (up to $1,000 per year). There is flexibility regarding the hours to be worked.

    To apply, please complete the online form at go.illinois.edu/PrindableApp by September 28, 2020. You will need a one-page letter of interest, a resume, and a list of two references (academic or non-academic, so long as they can speak to your skills and work ethic; at least one referee should be able to comment on your writing skills). Questions may be directed to HRI Senior Communications Manager, Erin Ciciora elukehar@illinois.edu.

  • Check out the UI Research Park Virtual Open House on Wednesday, 9/2/20

      

    The Research Park Virtual Open House is Wednesday, September 2 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Students can take a virtual tour of the park, learn about internship and career opportunities, and meet professional and student representatives who work in the park during a networking session. See https://researchpark.illinois.edu/events/virtual-open-house/ for more information .

    Register today: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEufuutrzojGNIkFx-af-se9JDxj25B6TVM!

    If you have questions, or need accommodations for this event, please email Jenny Kim at jskim3@illinois.edu.

  • The Career Center's great resources

    The Career Center's many resources at https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/ include Majors and Careers, Resumes and Letters, Jobs and Internships, Health Professions, and many other Services and Resources. Programs take place virtually (for now), and their hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contact (217) 333-0820 or careercenter@illinois.edu to schedule an appointment.

  • 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.