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  • Submission Request for Counseling Center Solidarity Garden Project

    My name is Allie Wyland and I am a Counseling Center Paraprofessional at the UIUC Counseling Center. I am part of the International Student Outreach (ISO) and Asian Pacific American and Asian International Outreach (API Roots) teams. This semester we are requesting story submissions for our Solidarity Garden Instagram page. 

    The purpose of this project is to collect and share stories of people from different identity groups allying with each other. Collected stories will be posted on the Solidarity Garden Instagram page. This project is initiated by the API Roots and ISO teams at the UIUC Counseling Center to promote the well-being of students through psycho-educational programming and outreach activities. 

    You can share your Solidarity Story via (forms.gle/Wf3ZzxJHUjVcY5no8).

  • Illinois Student Government Executive Assistant Applications

    This year, the Illinois Student Government seeks Executive Assistants within our Cabinet and Legislative Branch to help fulfill weekly tasks and begin their journey in ISG with direct guidance from our current student leaders. This unique role teaches new members of ISG through genuine hands-on experiences and prepares students for how to be productive members of the organization with weekly training sessions!  

    We look forward to seeing the outstanding leaders! Apply Now!

    For questions or concerns regarding ISG or the application process, please contact Chief of Staff Katrina Rbeiz at isg-chiefofstaff@illinois.edu.  

  • Illinois Student Government Campus Committee Applications

    ISG is devoted, especially in these virtual times, to campus connections between students and administrators. With that said, it’s that time of year again for students to apply to Campus Committees. Campus Committees are committees run by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, which touch all areas of campus life, including cultural centers, student fees, and much more! Being involved in a Campus Committee allows students an unparalleled opportunity to shape the Illinois experience, represent the student body, and have their ideas heard. Even for students who may have no interest in student governance per se, Campus Committees are a fantastic way to impact their experience at the University of Illinois directly.   

    For more information about Campus Committees, please visit here. Students can find the application on the Illinois Student Government website or by clicking here. Please note that all application submissions are due on October 23rd. In the meantime, however, please feel free to contact Chief of Staff Katrina Rbeiz at isg-chiefofstaff@illinois.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns!  

    Best Regards,  

    Tyler Gadbury Deputy Chief of Staff

  • Survey about undergraduate and graduate minors in Game Studies & Design

    Several departments of the University of Illinois are considering a proposal to create an undergraduate minor in Game Studies & Design.  This program would require 18 credit hours of coursework, including 9 credit hours of elective courses in a wide variety of fields including media, fine arts, humanities, information science, education, computer science, and more.  We would like to know about your interest in such a minor. You will have a chance to win one of 25 $20 Amazon gift cards by responding to the following survey.

    https://go.illinois.edu/GAME

    thank you!

    Lisa Bievenue, Director
    Informatics Programs, School of Information Sciences

  • School of Social Work Blood Drive

    Thursday, November 5: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

    All donors must have a scheduled appointment time and wear a mask to ensure social distancing. To schedule your time to donate go online at www.bloodcenter.org and use code # 70865A.

    Questions, please contact Sharva Hampton-Campbell (shamcamp@illinois.edu). 

    All donors are encouraged to do their questions on the blood drive date on 11/5 by texting EarlyQ to 999-777 or see www.bloodcenter.org/earlyq.

    SSW swag for all donors and a gift card or retro inspired t-shirt.

  • Inclusion, Equity & Intersectionality

    Join Senior Social Work Students: Hannah GOodman, Sabrina O'Connor, and Natalia Villa as they present:

    Inclusion, Equity & Intersectionality

    Please join us on November 12, 2020, from 6 PM- 7:30 PM for our webinar, “Inclusion, Equity, and Intersectionality,” where we will be exploring different topics regarding racial justice. Our project is a step towards the Grand Challenge Initiative to eradicate racism in collaboration with the Champaign Mental Health Board. We will be presenting this webinar to the Champaign/ Urbana community and we will be using this session as a guide for feedback. 

    https://www.psychcongress.com/article/new-grand-challenges-initiative-aims-eradicate-racism 

  • Peace Corps Events--Illinois Abroad Week (October 19-23)!

    In celebration of Illinois Abroad Week next week, we will hosting several Peace Corps events! Attached is a flyer in several forms and the event details are below as well. Please note, they are all virtual events. All members of the campus community are welcome!

    Peace Corps Information Session 
    Monday, October 19th at 2pm (CST)
    Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOmurDgoH9dCz6X5GD2t6_j90Gd1f6zc

    Returned Volunteer Panel 
    Thursday, October 22nd at 4pm (CST) 
    Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdeyrpz8iH9eO0XG3nAL-5wGgD8vv8xoA

    Peace Corps Application Workshop: Resumes 
    Friday, October 23rd at 1pm (CST) 
    Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-quqzkoHtXeX2_Q0rYW36WMgkh8e6SM

    Additionally, I have drop-in hours every week on Wednesdays from 12-2pm and Thursdays from 2-4pm. You can access these hours by visiting the UIUC Career Center website (https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu) and clicking on ‘access the virtual desk’, so if students have questions, please feel free to direct them here.

  • New American Welcome Center Internships

    My name is Griselda Escobedo and I work with the University YMCA's New American Welcome Center. I am emailing you in hopes that you would consider sharing the following opportunities to any and all of your students whom you think might be interested in joining our team next semester.

    The New American Welcome Center has opened its applications for our 2021 spring internships. We are looking for interested and passionate students to apply to our four available internship programs: Immigrant Outreach, Legal Services, Immigrant Helpline and Development/Grants. As a past intern myself I can say that these internships are very rewarding and they are also a great way for students to get professional development with a nonprofit organization and become better advocates for the community.

    For descriptions of each internship available, students can be directed to the New American Welcome Center's page here, and the portal where students can submit their application and resume is here.

  • Virtual Study Abroad Week

    The study abroad units across campus are hosting Virtual Illinois Abroad Week from Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23. This event is for all students, especially first years and sophomores, who might be interested in pursuing both immediate virtual study abroad experiences and future in-person international opportunities. The event website can be found at go.illinois.edu/illinoisabroadweek and we are encouraging students to RSVP to sessions they want to attend.

  • Free Desk Yoga on October 15th

    Are you feeling overwhelmed and tense during your Zoom classes and meetings? Join the McKinley Fitness and Stress Management Peers for a virtual desk yoga workshop! This free workshop will go over beginner yoga techniques to release tension and help with Zoom fatigue. Join us for some self-care time to de-stress.

    Date/Time: October 15th at 7-7:30 p.m.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85093781731?pwd=WUpKYmZ0MXl3VWxLeWV5UUVNUUgvdz0
    Meeting ID: 850 9378 1731
    Password: 685264

    For questions, please feel free to contact:
    Liz Guenther (SMP Outreach Coordinator)
    meg5@illinois.edu

  • Final Exam Listings are Live

    Just a quick note that final exam listings have gone live in Course Explorer and myillini.

    Students will be able to access their own personal schedules in myillini or by logging into Course Explorer. 

    All final exams are to be given online.  Exams are only listed if they are given in a fixed time block time block in accordance to the Student Code.  Exams with a window of time for the student to complete the exam are not included here.  It is up to the instructor to give conflict exam times when students have a competing exam(s). If an exam is not listed on Course Explorer, the message reads:

    “No final exam schedule information currently available for this course.  Contact instructor for details.”

  • Virtual Graduate, Law, and Professional School Fair Oct 15

    Graduate, Law, and Professional School Fair

    Thursday October 15, 9am-6pm

    Register here: https://go.illinois.edu/2020GLPFair

    What are your plans after graduation? If you are considering graduate, law, or professional school please join us on October 15th! This is your opportunity to speak with admission representatives from a variety of programs including business, science, engineering, law, social sciences, health professions and many more. Get your questions answered and learn about the admissions process. And this year The Career Center is partnering with the Pre-Law Advising Services Office to offer the Law Fair during the GLP Fair (details below.) Register now to view programs attending and their scheduled chat times. You can find a tutorial on the CareerEco virtual fair platform here.

    Law Fair:  The Law Fair is open for all students whether considering law school next year, following a gap year, or in the future. The Fair is a fantastic opportunity for students to meet admissions representatives from across the country to learn more about law school programs, learn about the admissions process, and ask individual questions of deans and admissions representatives! There will be designated Law Fair hours from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm during the upcoming Grad, Law, and Professional School Fair. Students should also check individual schedules for extended times as well! For more information about the Law Fair portion, please visit the Pre-Law Advising website and our blog for the Law Fair Countdown and Highlights!

  • Part-time Student Roles (Undergrad/Grad) with Siebel Center for Design!

    Siebel Center for Design is currently hiring for two part-time student positions (open to both undergraduate + graduate students). If you are looking for a (1) virtual position and (2) meet the criteria, please apply!

    Innovation at UIUC Mural team: Augmented Reality Experience Developer (Mural Project)
    Playful by Design group: Game Engine Programmer (Playful by Design)

  • Counseling Center Programming

    The Counseling Center is providing a variety of programming for students, including: 

    Sit with Sankofa every Thursday at 4 and chat with Counseling Center Staff to learn more about mental health, wellness, and options for services.

    Feeling Overwelmed and Looking to Get “Unstuck?”Attend the Counseling Center’s RIO Online!

    These times are not easy. Feeling isolated and lonely is very common, and life is very different than it was before the pandemic. Many people are having strong reactions to these changes. 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.

    and finall

    In Focus is a five-week online series that offers education and support for students who commonly experience difficulties associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You do not need to have an official diagnosis to get involved.This series is interactive, and is designed to give participants techniques that can improve focus in the classroom, careers, and relationships.For Fall 2020, this series will meet Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning October 15. It is open to all Illinois students. We encourage you to attend all sessions in the series. To register, please go to http://counselingcenter.illinois.edu/InFocus.

     

  • Provost's Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

    Dear Students,

    We hope that you are well, and the semester has been off to a smooth start. Last fall, the campus launched the Student Success Initiative. Chancellor Jones noted the Student Success Initiative is an effort to better identify the factors that lead to positive and productive experiences for our undergraduate students. Last year we gathered valuable data from faculty, staff, and students! This year, our focus will be on using the data collected and recommendations to implement change on campus.

    We are seeking a diverse group of students to serve on our Provost Undergraduate Student Advisory Board. We hope you will consider applying to be involved in providing additional feedback and helping us to operationalize the recommendations provided through their lens. Student voice is a critical part of student success; thus, we need your valuable input to continue improving our campus community. 

    The application can be found here, and a set of frequently asked questions can be found by clicking the link above. If selected to participate as a Board member, appointments will be for one full academic year. All applications will be due by Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT.

    We genuinely appreciate your consideration!

    Sincerely,

    Colvin Georges, Jr.
    Strategic Initiatives Coordinator for Student Success
    Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

     

    Kathy Martensen
    Assistant Provost for Educational Programs
    Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Illinois Board of Higher Education Strategic Plan Survey

    The Illinois Board of Higher Education, in cooperation with the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, is developing a new Strategic Plan for higher education. As a stakeholder of Illinois's higher education system, they would like to hear what issues are most important to you through this brief survey. Please provide your responses by Friday, October 9th. 

    They will be providing more information soon on the strategic planning process.  Please watch their website at www.ibhe.org for updates.

    They look forward to hearing from you!

  • We RISE: Fall Series on Abolition

    The Women's Resource Center is excited to announce the We RISE Fall Series, created in partnership between the Women’s Resources Center, La Casa Cultural Latina, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, and the LGBT Resource Center, with support from the Student Cultural Programming Fee and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This collaborative 4-part series will allow participants to focus on the historical and current dialogue about and praxis of abolition, and is open to students, staff, and faculty. We invite you to attend, and to share within your networks. The sessions will be hosted every Tuesday in October, at 1:00pm, beginning this coming Tuesday, October 6th. 

  • YWCA-Sexual Violence Support Services

    SVSS will be hosting an upcoming Virtual Volunteer Fairs for Crisis Intervention and Medical Advocacy!

    Tue. October 20, 2020 (Evening Fair)

    All interested applicants must register to attend the fair.

    Here’s the registration link for Virtual Volunteer Fair.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfs_nFxuRydPWww39r9DueqRHCEw_LthKUqjNA824fbWQ5LRQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

  • Mindful Monday

    Take a break! Sit back and relax. Enjoy a relaxation technique facilitated by the McKinley Health stress management peers. 

    Topic: Mindful Monday - October 5 @ 7:00PM  
    Time: Oct 5, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)  
    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92140937843?pwd=TFAzUnJZWXRVZkU5T2J3UTZsRDVmdz09  
    Meeting ID: 921 4093 7843  
    Password: 644808  

    Topic: Mindful Monday - October 5 @ 7:15PM  
    Time: Oct 5, 2020 07:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/91283731362?pwd=RytwdnB3M3cralA3T3dwRldHS25CUT09  
    Meeting ID: 912 8373 1362  
    Password: 183953  

    Topic: Mindful Monday - October 5 @ 7:30PM  
    Time: Oct 5, 2020 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)  
    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96078283281?pwd=eXZnR0VKeFhRTEU1K1pjdCsyOWV1dz09  
    Meeting ID: 960 7828 3281  
    Password: 444471  

    Topic: Mindful Monday - October 5 @ 7:45PM
    Time: Oct 5, 2020 07:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)  
    Join Zoom Meeting  
    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/95490312691?pwd=ZU9HcnJvS3pHbHBIUUg3OTJvMnFrQT09  
    Meeting ID: 954 9031 2691  
    Password: 377909  

  • Truman Scholarship Informational Events 10/8-10/9

    Are you concerned about issues facing your community, campus or country, and are you actively working to make change?  The prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship program is looking for the academically strong student who has a passion for public service. 

    Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular involvement, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a graduate school program. It awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to U.S. citizen college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.  Public service includes a wide array of career possibilities, such as public health; local, state, or federal government; educational policy; international relations; conservation; and environmental protection. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership experiences in campus and community service activities.

    Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. 

    The University of Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship.  If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our informational sessions: 

    Truman Scholarship Information Session
    Oct 8, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/94164435841?pwd=Q0hZaWQ2V2NvbzNrd3JTcjJOVldkQT09
    Meeting ID: 941 6443 5841
    Password: Truman

    Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop
    Oct 9, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/94598805025?pwd=SVZxWkZ3a0plcEM0K2tMSWF0S3B2dz09
    Meeting ID: 945 980 5025
    Password: Truman

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

  •  We CU community-engaged scholars program 

    You are invited to participate in the Fall 2020 We CU Community Engaged Scholars program. We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, and support from We CU program leaders. Students completing 20 hours of service each semester will be honored at a spring awards ceremony, with distinct recognition given to those who complete 300 hours of service over the course of four years.   

    Information Sessions

    Tuesday, September 29, 4 - 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 30, 6 - 7 p.m.
    Thursday, October 1, noon - 1 p.m.

    This opportunity will be particularly attractive to the following groups of students:  

    Students enrolled in academic programs that have built-in service requirements. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.  

    Studentsparticipatinginservicelearningcoursesor groups. We CU matches projects from community organizations with service learning courses and groups. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.  

    Students motivated to enrich their university experience, build their resume/CV, and make a positive impact in the community. We CU allows to students to view and sign up for open service opportunities. Students may also gain recognition for self-identified service  

    The fall scholars program follows an incredibly successful summer pilot empowering University of Illinois students to (remotely) respond to community needs and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, 232 scholars representing 12 colleges across campus were recognized for their program participation and service over the 10-week summer program. Collectively, these students worked with more than 30 organizations, logging 4500 hours of community-based service.  

    Please refer to the one-page program summary, including frequently asked questions, and contact we-cu@illinois.edu with additional questions.  

    Students may submit their interest in joining the program at go.illinois.edu/WeCUfall2020.  

  • Critical Language Scholarship Information Session 10/2

    The Critical Language Scholarship, provided by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students.  A list of eligible languages is available here.

    The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.  For more information, please visit: http://www.clscholarship.org/.  

    Time: Oct 2, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92174217157?pwd=K2dDMElWNXBCSXY2U2xSOVAxeUNTZz09
    Meeting ID: 921 7421 7157
    Password: CLS

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

  • University Y Bailey Global Scholars

    Beginning October 5, we will launch Bailey Global Scholars, a 7-month scholarship program designed to help University of Illinois students grow as responsible and engaged global citizens by supporting critical reflection, dialogue, and action across differences of culture and power. Bailey Global Scholars will participate in an online "Education through Global Engagement" program during the Spring 2021 semester culminating in a volunteer immersion (virtual or in person) capstone experience during Summer 2021. Participants will also receive a $1000 academic scholarship for the Spring 2021 semester. Applications are due November 8, 2020. Learn more at universityymca.org/bailey/global

  • Let's Vote 2020

    A quick reminder that election day is November 3rd. 

    Please see this wonderful PowerPoint created by Marie Caldwell about voting in this fall's election.

    Remember:

    Check if you're registered to vote
    Register to vote
    Vote by mail OR
    Vote in person

    Own your vote!

  • Free Flu Shots with Student Insurance

    FREE flu shots are now available to all U of I students who have paid the Health Service Fee. A University of Illinois ID card must be presented at the time of service. McKinley Health Center encourages all students to get their flu shot. Shots are available M-F from 9 am to 3:00 pm at CRCE (1102 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana). Note: McKinley Health Center is NOT a location for flu shots this year.

  • Women's Resources Center Confidential Advising Still Available

    WRC services are still available although they are working remotely. They want to make sure all students, staff, and faculty are aware that their confidential advising services are still available to you. Students, staff, faculty, and their support persons in need of confidential advising services related to sexual assault and harassment, stalking, sexual exploitation, and abuse within a relationship are eligible for these services. In-person services are temporarily suspended; however, phone/virtual advocacy and support for new, past, or currently-served clients and their support persons are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

     

    Those interested can find out more information about our services and how to schedule an appointment at https://oiir.illinois.edu/womens-center

  • WMD and Proliferation

    The international community faces no shortage of challenges when it comes to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. The crisis in US-Russia relations, the slow pace of nuclear disarmament, the future of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and the emergence of new technologies with military applications–these are just a few of the issues that nuclear policy professionals are working to address today. Each of these problems will require creative ideas and novel methodologies to surmount.

    In this talk, Sarah Bidgood and Dave Schmerler (UIUC 2012) will highlight different opportunities and approaches to contribute to this process.  They will focus in particular on the need for greater diversity, including gender diversity, among experts and practitioners in this field. All students, regardless of their prior knowledge of nonproliferation, disarmament, or arms control, are welcome to attend.

    This event takes place online on October 1 at 5pm central, registration is required at:

    https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/868548055

  • EPSY 203 courses are open for enrollment!

    These experiential classes are highly interactive, and help students develop various skills. These skills include critical thinking, listening, perspective taking, and critical self-reflection. Students are also challenged to develop awareness and understanding of critical intergroup relations issues affecting individuals, organizations and communities.

    We are offering the following EPSY 203 Dialogue course topics:

    Exploring Disability; Wednesdays, 5:00-6:50 pm Being White in a Multicultural Society; Mondays, 5:00-6:50pm Race/Ethnicity dialogue; Wednesdays, 5:00-6:50pm Liberal/Conservative dialogue; Mondays, 3:00-4:50pm Exploring Social Class; Tuesdays, 1:00-2:50pm Exploring Social Class; Tuesdays, 5:00-6:50pm Race/Ethnicity dialogue; Tuesdays, 12:00-1:50pm

  • Statistics Skills Lab with Dr. Rachel Garthe

    October 9, 2020
    1-3 PM

    Open to all SSW students

    REGISTER TODAY

    The Statistics Skills Lab will provide an overview for how students can use statistical concepts and analyses to answer social work practice- or organization-oriented questions. The workshop will look at examples of when to use statistical techniques when working with individual clients, as well as techniques for working with small and large groups. Thus, this workshop is not meant to teach statistical theory or equations, but rather provide a hands-on skills lab to explore the application of statistics in social work. The course will be taught by Dr. Rachel Garthe, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Dr. Garthe has been teaching statistics courses for the last six years and is extensively trained in statistical methods.

    The course will begin with a brief recap for students: reviewing how types of variables lead you to select different types or options of statistical analyses. Next, students will have a brief orientation to organizing and preparing data for analysis using Excel. For the rest of the workshop students will be reviewing common statistical techniques that they will likely encounter in the field, with accompanying Excel demonstrations and practice problems. Students will be provided with step-by-step guides, demonstration videos, and practice problems to learn how to use statistics to answer practical social work questions.

  • Fall 2020 OMSA Services Online!

    For Fall 2020, the Office of Minority Student Affairs’ (OMSA) Tutoring and Academic Services will be offered online. The OMSA offers free tutoring and academic services. Matched tutoring, online self-paced workshops and academic skills consultations are among the services featured in the OMSA’s Academic Services Center (ASC) located at 1103 W. Oregon, Suite E, Urbana, Il. OMSA's services are designed to help students achieve in college. The level of rigor at the University of Illinois is different than in high school or community college. No matter how you performed before attending Illinois, there is always room to hone your study skills.

    To learn more about their tutoring services and to sign up for a tutor, visit https://www.omsa.illinois.edu/programs/tutoring/tutoring/.To learn more about their academic skills consultations and to request a consultation, visit https://tutortrac.omsa.illinois.edu/TracWeb40/Default.html.To learn more about the self-paced workshops and to take advantage of their self-paced workshops, visit https://www.omsa.illinois.edu/programs/tutoring/workshops/.

    You are encouraged to make the most of your tutoring and workshop session(s) by:

    Requesting a tutor at the beginning of the term. Come to each of your tutoring or workshop sessions prepared. Preparation includes having your textbooks, notes, and specific questions concerning the material. The more you prepare, the more you will get out of the session. Tutors do not serve as a substitute for our instructional faculty. They will not "lecture" or "re-teach." They will provide strategies to help you improve your approach to mastering your course content. Tutoring is not a substitute for missed classes. If you miss class, make sure you get notes from a classmate and meet with your professor during office hours.

  • Updates from Pre-Law Advising Services!

    Pre-law programming for the semester is now underway!  The online PLAS Calendar contains the most current information about upcoming events and will be updated throughout the semester as new programming is added. Below is a highlight of three of our fall workshop series for students applying to law school and those with a general interest in law.   

    Pre-Law 101 Workshops (Designed for anyone interested in law school from freshman to alumni.  Students are asked to participate in one of our Pre-Law 101 workshops prior to scheduling a general advising session.)

    Fall sessions will be held on the following dates: September 15, October 1, October 27, and November 12. Register online to attend.       

    Application Roadmap: Navigating Your Fall 2020 Applications (Designed for students or alumni applying during the 2020-2021 academic year or considering a gap year.  Topics will include a detailed overview of the entire process pre-application through post-application, suggested timeline, and resources and strategies to optimize success.)  

    Fall sessions will be held on the following dates: September 3, September 22. Register online to attend.  

    Application Excellence: A Guide to Perfecting Your Law School Application (Designed for students or alumni applying during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Topics will include specific guidance on elements of the application, including: resumes, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and addendums.)  

    Fall sessions will be held on the following dates:  September 9, September 29, October 29, and November 17, 2020.  Register online to attend.        

  • Peace Corps Virtual Information Sessions

    Peace Corps Information Session 
    3pm-4pm
    Wednesday, September 23rd
    Virtual (Zoom): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99966759309?pwd=TjVhN2FUL2cySmdvYlFYZGpHVkpGZz09
    Meeting ID: 999 6675 9309
    Password: 014328

    Peace Corps Information Session 
    11am-12pm
    Thursday, September 24th
    Virtual (Zoom): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/98103174392?pwd=SjMvSFQ3OS96aExNcHU2TjkvRUFwZz09
    Meeting ID: 981 0317 4392
    Password: 370602

  • Elevating Voices: Visualizing Social Justice Through Art

    Webinar Discussion featuring Keenan Dailey

    The School of Social Work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is committed to facilitating important conversations surrounding the complexities of racial and social justice through artistic expression. With additional funding from the John N. Chester Estate Endowment Fund to support the acquisition of significant artwork for campus beautification, the School is excited to announce an open call for local artists to continue the promotion of cultural perspectives through art.

    Join us for a virtual interview and racial justice discussion as MFA student Keenan Dailey, discusses his mural, “Year 401,” recently unveiled as part of an ongoing art series project at the School of Social Work. Introduction by alumna and professor, Janet Carter-Black and interview conducted by Kris Koester, MSW ’12.

    9.25.2020 | 4-5 p.m.

    Webinar Registration

    OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

    We are currently seeking qualified artists to submit proposals for the series, which will be displayed at the School of Social Work, located at 1010 W. Nevada Street in Urbana, IL. This opportunity is open to students, professional artists in the Champaign-Urbana community, or artists with ties to the University of Illinois.

    All estimates should include the artist’s design fee, all costs of materials and fabrication of the work, and all materials necessary for installation of the work. The budget should not exceed $5k per project. Open to all art mediums.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit a proposed artwork concept, cost estimate, and explanation of your work to Amy Frederick at aeweber2@illinois.edu by October 19th, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed by committee and announced at a later date.

    Entries Due: October 19th, 2020

  • Montage Arts Journal Call for Submissions

    Montage, the student-run arts journal, is calling for submissions of original prose, poetry, and/or visual art between now and November 18, so please encourage undergraduates to submit their work, following the guidelines in the flyer.  Questions can be directed to montagejournal@gmail.com

  • Fall 2020 Cooking Classes from Campus Rec with Zoom option

    The Dietetics concentration within Food Science, and Human Nutrition are offering cooking classes and you can attend virtually this fall. Click the link above for a flier with each class being offered!

  • September Alumni Career Panel Events

    Topic: MSW Mental Health Alumni Panel-noon
    Time: Sep 18, 2020 12:00 pm Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97430040284?pwd=cmxJNTlLd202S1daM2h3UkU2bm9qZz09
    Meeting ID: 974 3004 0284
    Password: 917749

    Topic: MSW Mental Health Alumni Panel-evening
    Time: Sep 18, 2020 06:30 pm Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97112298985?pwd=K0w4TlJjREdYbGtOODA4RVJOU05Idz09
    Meeting ID: 971 1229 8985
    Password: 519605

    Topic: BHWELL Alumni Panel-noon
    Time:  Sep 25, 2020 12:00 pm Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99338560693?pwd=UG9FUk9WcjFRSXJ3QzFhVkNNdXVoUT09
    Meeting ID: 993 3856 0693
    Password: BHWELL

    Topic: BHWELL Alumni Panel-evening
    Time:  Sep 25, 2020 5:00 pm Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92870223153?pwd=SzNBYXl3anpuYlhWYjlHc1BmcThsUT09
    Meeting ID: 928 7022 3153
    Password: BHWELL

  • Interfaith Dance Team Announcement

    If you are interested in diversity and inclusion, dancing for fun, and learning about other cultures, then we hope to have you on Colors of Faith!

    Colors of Faith is an interfaith dance team, and we dance to songs of various faiths to foster unity. We have danced to songs of Jewish, Sikh, Christian, and Hindu faiths and hope to expand. This semester, all our practices and socials will be virtual, yet we still plan on creating an engaging experience! Undergraduate and graduate students of all identities are welcome.

    Our Virtual Clinics will be on Thursday, September 10 from 9-10pm CST. During clinics, we will teach the tryout piece step-by-step, and you'll have a chance to meet the team. To receive the Zoom link, please fill out our interest form at bit.ly/cofuiuc. The detailed information for both clinics and auditions is available on our Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as in the graphics attached. We hope to see you there!

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    Over $25,000in Scholarships!

    If you…

    • Are a UI undergraduate with at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Will have at least 60 hours of credit by the beginning of the Spring 2021semester
    • Will graduate no earlier than December 2021

    ...then you may qualify for one of our scholarships.

    More information and an application can be found at www.theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php

    Application process begins September 8
    Application deadline is October 17, 5:00 PM

  • Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) Is Now Accepting Applications!

    Program Description

    The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP@UI) offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to assist advanced graduate students with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship.

    Undergraduate students selected to be part of the program will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2021. As part of the program, students will (1) attend regular weekly class meetings (GC 295, Introduction to Undergraduate Research, 3 credit hours) with OUR/Grad College instructors; and (2) work one-on-one with their graduate mentors, an average of 5-6 hours per week. As part of the course requirement, students will complete a final project, consisting of a poster, to be presented during the Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event sponsored by OUR.

    Please note that due to COVID19, GC295 course sections will be online. Also, in their project abstracts, graduate student mentors have indicated whether work with their undergraduate mentees will be: in-person preferred, open to discussion (whether remote or in-person), or remote preferred.  Any in-person research work must meet all campus and unit safety protocols. For more information on undergraduate research during the pandemic, please see our COVID19 guidelines here.

    For more information about URAP, and to apply to the program, please visit our website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html

    Informational Meetings

    Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered at our online informational meetings. These will be conducted through Zoom on September 8 (2-3pm), September 16 (2-3pm), and September 25 (2-3pm). No registration required; Zoom links can be found on the program website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html

    Application Deadline

    Deadline for applications is October 9, 2020 at 11:59pm.

    To apply, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html

     

  • Part-Time Job Fair

    Find PAID part-time job opportunities from on-campus and off-campus employers. Join virtually in Handshake on September 8 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Virtual Field Education Day

    When:             Thursday, September 10th (MSW students in the Schools focus area)

                               Friday, September 11th (BSW students and all other MSW focus areas)                        

    Where:    Virtually, via Zoom!

    What:     An opportunity for students who are preparing to enter their Field Placement to talk with many of the organizations that provide internship experiences and to learn about these opportunities.  This event is for information gathering -- you will not be interviewing for internships on this day.  Further internship planning will be done through the Field Education Office.

    Who:       BSW Juniors and Seniors and MSW students who anticipate beginning their internships in May 2021 or August 2021.

    Watch your inbox early next week for additional information, including which sites will be participating and the times they will be available, Zoom links to access the sessions and registration instructions!

  • Design for America at UIUC Recruitment

    My name is Rajee Shah and I am the VP of Professional Outreach for Design for America at UIUC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and RSO. We tackle social challenges in our community by using the human-centered design process. We are looking forward to facilitating new projects this semester that involve amplifying local entrepreneurs & changemakers, analyzing systemic forms of racialized design, systems thinking with Map the System, and creating culturally sensitive material and an app for breastfeeding moms. 

    ADesign for America is committed to having diverse, interdisciplinary teams of different backgrounds to provide good solutions. We believe students in the School of Social Work are capable of making a great impact through DFA and would love to have their strengths contribute to our community work. Our Fall 2020 recruitment week is happening virtually from 8/25 - 9/5 with applications due on 9/6. Our interest form is here. Our next info night will be on Monday, August 31st at 6 PM CST. I have attached a flyer that details information about our upcoming events that we think students will be interested in. 

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Stress Management Peer Leaders

    McKinley Heath Center’s Health Education Unit is seeking volunteers to become Stress Management Peer (SMP) Leaders.  SMP is dedicated to providing education & awareness to UI students on stress-related topics and concerns. We facilitate stress-related workshops; participate in campus-wide program planning and other organized events while embracing the diversity of our campus. This is a great opportunity to enhance leadership skills and meet new and interesting people. Strong communication skills desired. This hands-on experience is a great volunteer opportunity! 

    Learn to Stress Less! Limited time to join!  

    Interest session will be Wednesday, September 2nd, 5:00 p.m. Email Morgan to receive zoom link: savagem2@illinois.edu   

    For more information please contact Aly: aolagu2@illinois.edu 

  • COV-Course: a free, non-credit course open to the public

    A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of the pandemic.

    This non-credit course is free and open to the local community, students, parents, staff, faculty and alumni. Classes will be live streamed online from 8:00–9:00 p.m. every Sunday evening during the fall semester, starting Sept. 6. Each session will be archived on covid19.illinois.edu. You can view the course schedule and register here.

    The course will showcase how interdisciplinary research and expertise can offer unique perspectives on this global health crisis. Each session will guide you through past, present and future perspectives on the pandemic, with weekly topics that range from history, biology and business to data security, racial disparities, mental health and more.

  • This Week: The Pandemic No One is Talking About

    Thursday, September 3, 2020, 4:00PM CST

    The Pandemic No One Is Talking About: Violence Against, and Expected Silence from Black Womxn

    The WRC is co-hosting a conversation with Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and the Swan Center for Advocacy and Research, entitled The Pandemic No One is Talking About: Violence Against, and Expected Silence from Black Womxn.

    Target audience: Space By and For Black Womxn 

    Register here:  https://bit.ly/2D8GlLT

  • Children, Youth and Family Services Alumni Virtual Panel Discussion

    Want to know more about the Children Youth and Family Services (CYFS) Focus Area? Join us at noon or 6:30 pm to hear from a panel of alumni who are CYFS professionals.

    Children, Youth and Family Services Alumni Virtual Panel Discussion

    Time: Sep 4, 2020 12:00 pm Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96866158047?pwd=Z0lVeUIwQkNZQzY0NWRVUnJLVXk0QT09
    Meeting ID: 968 6615 8047
    Password: CYFS

    Time: Sep 4, 2020 06:30 pm Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/98921059066?pwd=NlI1L2J4MkVqdkY2WUQ3cE1WNDd0Zz09
    Meeting ID: 989 2105 9066
    Password: CYFS

  • RSVP Now for Speed Friending!

    Join International Education and the Women’s Resources Center for an evening of virtual Speed Friending! Every five minutes, you will join a randomly assigned group of 3 new friends and be given a topic or question to discuss. When time is up, you’ll be off to make more new friends! In order to help us prepare, please RSVP by September 1st at 5 p.m.https://go.illinois.edu/SpeedFriendingRSVP. Once you RSVP, you will be emailed the information for the Zoom meeting.

  • Writers Workshop Online Services

    This semester, the Writers Workshop will have online consultations available to provide writing feedback; we have a number of useful resources on our website; and we are available for virtual class presentations and collaborations by request through Zoom or other interfaces. Our event calendar for the semester will be live next week. You can also like us on Facebook (WritersWorkshopIL) and follow us on Twitter (WorkshopIL) for more news about upcoming events. 

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Informational Events 9/3-9/4

    Are you interested in study abroad, but concerned about the cost?

    The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical languages) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

    The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive!  To get you started, we are offering a two-day informational event about the Gilman Scholarship.

    Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

    September 3, 2020   3:30 - 4:30 pm 

    Online:    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99487287069

    Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop

    September 4, 2020   3:00 - 4:00 pm   

    Online:  https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93901013751

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

  • Student Advocacy Coalition

    The Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC) is a bi-partisan student organization that promotes civic engagement and lobbies legislators for higher education and student rights on behalf of the University of Illinois. SAC is housed under the University’s Office of Government Relations and provides opportunities for students to engage with state and federal legislators online and in person. SAC members are students from all walks of campus, diverse backgrounds and majors. Members build professional development skills through one-on-one interactions with their legislators, panels with alumni who are trailblazers in their field,  and discussions on critical issues impacting our country. This year, our calendar includes a Dialogue Series with the 4 major political parties on campus, Policy Panels with state legislators and community leaders on the Black Lives Matter movement, and more! SAC believes being involved is more than attending mandatory meetings, it’s about participating in activities that are actually interesting, and spending your time in a community of people who care about making a difference! Our Virtual Info Session is on September 1st at 6pm and the link is as follows https://illinois.zoom.us/j/94134221769. Our online application will be released on our website: https://sacurbana.weebly.com/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sac.urbana/. All applications are due September 15th and will be followed by Zoom interviews. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send us an email at studentadvocacy.uiuc@gmail.com.