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  • Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship for Freshmen (poetry submissions)

    The Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship is for Freshmen students, the submission deadline is Monday, October 30, 2017, and the amount is $2,000.

    Eligibility:  Any student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2017-2018 school year and who has demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry.

    Rules:  Students must submit 5 poems.  The complete manuscript should not exceed 5 pages.  The poems must NOT have been previously published.

    Deadline for application:  October 30, 2017

    Contact and Submission Information:  Deb Stauffer, Department of English, 208 English Building, MC-718, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL  61801.  Phone:  (217) 333-2390 (  The name, address, phone number, e-mail, and UIN of the writer are to appear on a title sheet that will be separate from the entry.  The writer’s name is not to appear on the entry itself.  Entries will not be returned.

    This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son Kevin, who would have been a freshman at UIUC.

    Thanks to Anna Ivy of the Department of English for this information item.


  • Be an ALLY! Info sessions on 10/28 and 10/30/14

    It Doesn't Take One to Support One: How to Be an LGBT Ally – Info session on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Illini Union 406


  • Phi Kappa Phi announces a First-Year Student Award: Application Deadline is 2/6/15

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 046 announces its First-Year Student Award!

  • Have you won any Awards or Scholarships this year that you haven’t told us about?  Tell us now!

    We want to know about your recent awards and scholarships!

  • CAS hosts Emily Pope-Obeda: “Institutions of Immigrant Removal: The Rise of the American Deportation Regime” on 11/12/14

    The Center for Advanced Study Presents a 2014-2015 Interdisciplinary Initiative Retrospective Focusing on the Initiative on Immigration this Wednesday, November 12!

  • KDR and SAS Update

    KDR and SAS Sign-Up Information

  • Check out “The Impact of Climate Change on the Glaciers of Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego” by Jorge Rabassa on 4/26/16

    Center for Advanced Study MillerComm2016 announces “The Impact of Climate Change on the Glaciers of Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego” by Jorge Rabassa, George A. Miller Endowment Visiting Professor and Director, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas and Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory.



  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 046 First-Year Student Award

    Chapter 046 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will award a first-year undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a $500 scholarship in recognition of past achievements and future academic potential. The award will be determined by an essay contest. First-year students are invited to submit a 500-word essay that answers the following question:

    Is the main purpose of a college education to prepare students for the workforce or to prepare them for lifelong learning?

    To be eligible for this award you must:

    Be an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who has earned fewer than 30 credit hours at an accredited university. Compose a 500-word essay on the topic specified above. Word limits will be strictly enforced. Essays should be single-spaced with 1” margins, 12-point type, on a standard 8½” x 11” page layout. The essay will be judged on content and technical merit. Essays will be subjected to blind judging. Include your name and contact information on a separate coversheet, not on the essay itself.

    Completed essays and applications should be submitted to Amanda Houser ( by February 19, 2018. The award recipient will be announced at the Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony in April 2018. Please contact Amanda if you have questions regarding the award or the essay criteria.

    The Phi Kappa Phi chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been designated a Chapter of Excellence, the highest award a chapter can receive. Visit for additional information on The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

  • Winter Term Advising FAQ

    Check out this Winter Term Advising FAQ!



  • Volunteering Abroad Opportunities

    Interested in a one in a life time opportunity? 

  • SAS Offerings have been posted; graduating seniors sign up on Thursday, 2/18/16 and everyone else on Friday, 2/19/16!

    Sign up for a Spring semester SAS!


  • First UI Undergraduate Law Review - Introductory Meeting is 4/16/18


    Undergraduate Law Review Introductory Meeting is Monday, April 16, 2018 in 215 Greg Hall.  Are you interested in learning about legal writing?  Come to the first meeting of the first undergraduate law journal at the University of Illinois!  No need to be on the pre-law track, as long as you enjoy writing and learning about legal current events!  For more information, contact Sabah Hussain ( or Chancellor's Scholar Kyra Sadovi (

  • The Women in Leadership Internship Progranm is Accepting Applications!

    The Women in Leadership Internship Program is now accepting applications for Fall!

  • KDR and SAS Update

    SAS sign-up to begin Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26 and KDR sign-ups Continue


  • Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders:  Apply by 2/7/16

    Check out this scholarship opportunity! 


  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks Illinois Student Admissions Representatives (I-STARs) for Summer:  Apply by 3/29/16

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has Summer positions available for Illinois Student Admissions Representatives (I-STARs).  They are looking for students who are articulate, flexible, reliable, and energetic, and who have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic about Illinois. 



  • Campus Honors Program/Yanai Rotary Club/Champaign Rotary Club Good-Will Ambassador Program:  Applications due April 13, 2016  

    Every year, the Yanai Rotary Club in Japan offers an opportunity for a student to visit Japan and to learn about Japanese arts and culture.  Yanai is a small, lovely city of approximately 50,000 people located in southern Japan facing the Inland Sea.  It is an historic city with light industries, not far from Hiroshima, and the picturesque island of Miyajima.



  • 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:

    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

  • Harry Boyte will speak on “Public Universities and the Future of Democracy on 2/25/16

    Check out the lecture “Public Universities and the Future of Democracy.” 


    Please cheer on Chancellor’s Scholars as they present their research at the Illini Union next Thursday!

  • KDR and SAS update

    Check out KDR and SAS opportunities for Fall 2015!!!



  • IPRH Announces 2016-2017 Mellon Internships in Bio-Humanities:  Application Deadline is 3/1/16

    Apply for Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Internships in Bio-Humanities for 2016-2017 (Application Deadline: March 1, 2016).



  • 2018 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards deadline is 2/26/18

    The deadline for the 2018 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards is Noon on Monday, February 26, 2018.  The English Department sponsors and administers two annual undergraduate literary competitions in Short Fiction and Poetry.  Depending on available funding, there will be 2-3 prizes in Fiction and 2-3 in Poetry this year.  Past prizes have ranged from $100 to $1000.  As soon as there are specific funding numbers available, they will be announced at

    Contest rules are as follows:

    Short Fiction:  no contestant may submit more than one unpublished story (7500 words, maximum length)

    Poetry:  no contestant may submit more than 200 lines, as a single unpublished poem or a group of unpublished poems

    Only University of Illinois undergraduate students are eligible to compete.  To be considered for a prize, submissions must adhere to the following rules.  All submissions must be sent to the following email address:  Depending on your entry (poetry or fiction), the subject line of your email message must read as follows: UNDERGRAD POETRY or UNDERGRAD FICTION (not both).  If you enter in both categories (poetry and fiction), you will need to send separate emails.    Your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, net id, status (undergrad), and UIN number must appear in the body of the email.  Your fiction OR poetry entry is to be contained in one attachment (doc, docx, or rtf only), the name of which must be as follows: contest category followed by your last name, such as FICTIONJONES or POETRYJONES.  Your name should not appear in the attachment itself.  The 2018 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards contest is open to all University of Illinois students, and the deadline for submission is Monday, February 26, at noon.  Questions should be directed to Steve Davenport, Associate Director of Creative Writing, at

    Thanks to Anna Ivy of the Department of English for this information item.

  • Check out the Amazon Demo Showcase on 4/29/19 in CSL 301 from 12-1:30 p.m.


    Join the Technology Entrepreneur Center at Amazon Alexa Demo Showcase at CSL 301 from 12-1:30 p.m. on April 29 to learn the novel ways students are using Amazon Alexa technology. Winners of Amazon Alexa microgrant will present their projects at the demo showcase. The demo showcase culminates our popular Amazon Alexa workshop series. Bring a lunch, and explore the world of voice-activated technology!

  • Staying on-campus or otherwise locally this summer?  Let us know!

    If you’re staying on campus or in the local area this summer, let us know! 

  • Learning in Community offers STEM Service-Learning Projects in South Africa!

    Are you looking for a unique 2nd 8-week course for Spring ’16 semester?  Interested in participating in a transformative international service-learning experience in South Africa this summer? 

  • Mentors Needed for Middle School Robotics Teams

    Spend 2-4 hours per week helping students build and program with LEGO pieces and NXT software.

  • Check out free film “Starving the Beast:The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities” on 12/1/16

    Attend the film “Starving the Beast:  The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities” on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Theatre Co-Op, 126 W. Church, Champaign.



  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks applications by 3/15/17 for Summer Registration I-STAR positions

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has Summer positions available for Illinois Student Admissions Representatives (I-STARs). 

  • Reminder: KDR SIGN-UPS BEGIN ON THURSDAY 9/8/16 (First-Year Students and New Off-Cycle) AT 12:01 A.M. AND FRIDAY 9/9/15 (EVERYONE ELSE) AT 12:01 A.M.


  • 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?

  • Nominate your favorite CHP Professor for the Broadrick-Allen Award - deadline 4/1/16

     Do you have a favorite CHP professor?



  • Apply by 3/11/19 to be a Japan House Intern!


    Become a Japan House Intern:  ARTD299-Japan House Internship Accepting Applications for Fall 2019!

    Japan House is seeking students who are deeply interested in promoting traditional Japanese Arts and Culture. This program will provide students educational opportunities to learn the basics of Chado, the Japanese Way of Tea, the art of Japanese cooking and many other facets of traditional Japanese Arts. Furthermore, this internship will give students an opportunity to assist in the development of student-focused programming and contribute to outreach efforts through social media.

    The application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  To find out more about what interns do and apply, go to:

  • 2019 Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program at University of Chicago

    Check out the 2019 Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program:

    The summer program is designed to equip students with data analytics and research skills and prepare for the next step as a successful graduate student or young professional at UChicago or similar institutions. Last year we had 52 students from 8 countries and we already saw the benefits for both students and the school as summer program alumni being admitted to Harris as master students and/or being recruited as Research Assistants to work with faculty members. To know more about the program, please download the brochure:

    This year the 2019 Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program seeks to grow and diversify the program offerings to both international and domestic students who are passionate to learn more about the data-driven approach at Harris.  (If you are interested in applying for this program, let Elizabeth Rockman know at, as if we share the information, with program contacts, there may be additional support.)

  • Campus Honors Program/Yanai Rotary Club/Champaign Rotary Club Good-Will Ambassador Program: Applications due April 10, 2015

    Every year, the Yanai Rotary Club in Japan offers an opportunity for a student to visit Japan and to learn about Japanese arts and culture.  

  • Cheer on Chancellor's Scholars at Undergraduate Research Week, URS is 4/19/18

  • Graduating Seniors: Apply to Senior 100 Honorary 3/1 - 3/29/21!


    Senior 100 Honorary honors the most outstanding graduating seniors. This event recognizes not only the most successful students academically, but more heavily focuses on campus involvement and service. This highly prestigious award allows hard-working seniors to be acknowledged for their commitment to the university throughout their four years on campus. The application will be live on March 1st, 2021 and can be found at this website between March 1-29.

    Thanks to Ivana Aboagye of Student Alumni Ambassadors for this information item.

  • Check out Illinois Abroad Day on 8/31/16

    Mark your calendars for Illinois Abroad Day!



  • Goldwater Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED to 1/15/15

  • Quad Day Registration for RSO’s – register now!

    Quad Day Registration is currently open!



  • Jacob Dlamini “Safari nation: A Transfrontier History of the Kruger National Park”

    Jacob Dlamini will speak on “Safari nation: A Transfrontier History of the Kruger National Park” on November 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL).


  • Swati Chattopadhyay speaks on “The Spatial Politics of Marginality” on 3/3/15

    Attend a talk by Swati Chattopadhyay on "The Spatial Politics of Marginality" on Tuesday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m.




    Information on Fall SAS's is here!

  • Gregg Lambert speaks on “Is the Humanities a Collaborative Enterprise?” on 10/15/15

    Attend a talk by Gregg Lambert on October 15!

  • Reminder: Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

    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.  They are now accepting applications for Illinois pre-selection for the 2018 SURF Program. Important Dates:

    Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline - December 1, 2017

    Illinois Pre-selection Award Notification - January 18, 2018

    Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline - February 1, 2018

    2018 SURF Program - May 29 to August 3, 2018

    Application Instructions:  Complete the Illinois pre-selection application at by December 1, 2017. 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 Maggie Berg at  Complete the Mayo Clinic online application at by February 1, 2018. Students will use the same materials for this application as were used for the pre-selection application.


    IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic: 

    Bioinformatics Systems Unit within the IT Division of Research and Education Systems Support at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN, has an ongoing summer internship opportunity for Illinois IT students. Specific position and project descriptions focus on the Center For Individualized Medicine (CIM) scientific programs with the goal of discovering and translating research into clinically viable solutions for patients. The internship consists of working on tasks within multiple project areas of the Bioinformatics Systems Unit.

    View the job description for summer 2018 internships (Urbana campus students get priority consideration for these internships when applying by December 1, 2017), and complete the application form at and upload your CV. The CV should include GPA, list completed computer science courses and those currently registered for, and any computer science project experience. Email with any questions.

  • Apply by 2/1/19 for 3 Day Startup Illinois Social Innovation (2/15—2/17/19)


    Sign up for a 3-day learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills that students can use to make a positive impact in the community! Sheffie Robinson from 3 Day Startup will be the facilitator (she is CEO of Touco Direct LLC, a serial entrepreneur with a career in software development for startups, an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and mentor to startups and potential founders).

    3 Day Startup is FREE and open to ALL majors and levels (undergrad and grad).  Deadline to apply online is February 1:

    Learn what to expect at the 3DS Information Session, which is January 28 @ 6:30 p.m. (240 Wohlers Hall):  3 Day Startup ("3DS") is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Austin, Texas that delivers experiential entrepreneurship education programs to students around the world ( Participants are set up for success by learning the entrepreneurial mindset over the course of a 3-day weekend. Over the past 10 years, 3DS has built capabilities in more than 13,000 students in 33 countries around the world at schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford, which has resulted in hundreds of launched companies, 44 accelerator acceptances, and over $180 million raised from investors.

    Thanks to Valeri Werpetinski of the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

  • Apply for the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

     Apply for the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board for the 2016-2017 Academic Year



  • Nick Offerman Japan House Benefits 12/3/18 and 12/4/18!


    Humorist Nick Offerman, UI alumnus, returns to the site of his youthful matriculation with a collection of sawdusty musings on living with enthusiasm, crafting things in wood and most importantly, cultivating mirth.  He is generously performing two shows as fundraisers for the future Japan House Annex. Tickets for the Virginia Theatre show on December 3 are on sale for the public on Friday, November 16. (

    Mr. Offerman wanted to do a second show specifically for students of the University of Illinois at Foellinger Auditorium. This show will take place on December 4 and tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday, November 14. (

    Mr. Nick Offerman is best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," and he was the U. of I.’s commencement speaker at Memorial Stadium last year. In addition to his acting career, Mr. Offerman is a well-known author of numerous best-selling books and woodworker who also founded, Offerman Woodshop, in Los Angeles. Offerman is a native of Minnoka, Illinois and graduate from the University of Illinois in theatre in 1993. As a theatre student, Offerman enrolled in classes taught by Professor Shozo Sato, founder of Japan House. The two have remained close and Offerman continues to honor his Sensei through his generous support of Japan House.

    Japan House is overwhelmed by Nick’s generosity and continued support of its mission and efforts to share traditional Japanese Arts and Culture in the community and campus. Japan House shares deepest gratitude to Nick for his friendship and kindness. Japan House also thanks the community and campus for embracing cultural diversity and for their eagerness to expand their understanding of the world in which we live.

  • The US-UK Fulbright Commission applications are now open for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates: application deadlines are 2/26 – 3/5/15, depending on the program

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission applications are now open for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates.  

  • Fall 2019 GLOBE Application - Apply today to become a GLOBE member!


    Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE) offers you an opportunity to make connections with Orange members (new incoming students), build intercultural communication skills, leadership experience, and lifelong friendships.  Details and application links:

    Thanks to Yun Shi of OIIR for this information item.