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  • Holiday Toy Drive

    Make the holidays brighter for the children of Children's Home & Aid.

    Place a new, unwrapped toy in the donation box for children ages 0-5 between November 1st and and December 6th.

  • Information about registering for ASL classes and SHS 222

    For Spring 2020, the department is managing enrollment in all three ASL classes, as well as in SHS 222, via a wait list, which is why these courses appear on the class schedule to be noted as closed or restricted. If you have students who are interested in taking any of these classes, please share with them that although registration does not open until November 4, they can go to the Course Explorer website and put themselves on the waitlist now for any of these classes. They will find the link to the URL below each class section’s meeting time, which is as follows: (The URL is updated each semester.) Students will be prompted to fill out the online form and should note the specific course and section of the class they are interested in taking.

    It is important to also inform students that being placed on the wait list does not guarantee registration in any of these courses but communication about enrolling off the wait list will come from Andrea Paceley ( in the SHS office, 217-333-2230.

  • I STAR Application Open

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

    The application is currently open and can be found on Handshake, the Virtual Job Board or online here: Please encourage all students that you think could be a good fit for this position to apply! The deadline to apply is November 1st. 

    You acan contact,, with any questions about this position. 

  • 8th Annual Travel Around the World!

    Date: Wednesday, November 13th
    Time: 11am-2pm
    Place: Illini Union Rooms B&C

    Learn about cultures and countries from around the world!
    Collect stamps to earn a t-shirt!
    Enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes!
    Enjoy international music and performances!

  • Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World

    The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL).  We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement.  Many of these languages can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.    

    This summer SILMW will take place from June 15 to August 8, 2020, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters.This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!  

    When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits, you will have had fun!   

    For more information, visit our website at  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or reach out to Giang Le (  We hope to see you this summer!

  • Orientation Leader Application is now open!

    Interested in helping new students feel welcomed and helping learn about the University of Illinois? Interested in enhancing your communication and leadership skills? If you’re a positive and highly motivated student interested in helping others, you’d be what we call an Orientation Leader!

    To learn more about the position, you’re encouraged to attend an informational session or stop by our table!
    Table 1: Wednesday, October 16 – 6-7 pm outside of Ikenberry Dining Hall
    Table 2: Monday, October 24 – 10:30 am-Noon Main Quad
    Session 1: Thursday, October 24 – 5:30-6:30 pm Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)
    Session 2: Monday, October 28 – 6-7 pm Lincoln Hall 1022

    Orientation Leader applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 1. Get more information about being an Orientation Leader at If you have any questions please contact the New Student Programs office at

  • Upcoming School of Social Work Events

    Financial Wellness Brown Bag Workshop, Wednesday October 15, from 12 pm - 12:50 pm and 4 pm - 4:50 pm in Room 2015.

    Hispanic Heritage FiestaTuesday, October 22, from 12 pm - 12:50 pm in Room 2015. Join us for some great food and music!

  • Upcoming School of Social Work Events

    iMSW Informational Session for prospective MSW students, Saturday, 10/12, from 9 am – 11:30 am, room 2027.

    MSW Open House for prospective MSW students, Saturday, 10/12, from 1 pm – 3:30 pm, room 2027. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about our MSW programs, the application process, our school, and our faculty.

    Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, Tuesday, October 15, from 12 pm -12:50 pm in Room 2015. Join us for some great food and music!

  • Learn How to Learn Boot Camp: New 1 hr second eight-week course!

    Section Information: No matter what you want to do with your life, if you want to be successful one of the most important and useful skills you can acquire is mastering the ability to learn. In Learning How to Learn Bootcamp we will teach you how to implement research-based learning strategies and ways of thinking that will transform your study practices, making them more effective, efficient, and focused. Through a variety of assignments and activities, you will have the opportunity to apply what you are learning to improve your scores in your current courses. Don’t let yourself fall behind, be proactive and set your sights on learning how to learn! Recommended for students with Freshmen and Sophomore standing.

    Some Key Topics: Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Metacognition, Taxonomies of Learning, LSU Study Cycle, Time Management, Test Taking, Stress Reduction, Emotions and Learning.

    Text: Teaching Yourself How to Learn (2018) by Saundra McGuire with Stephanie McGruire

  • Help us plan Earth Day 2020 activities!

    2020 will mark Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans have volunteered in the planet’s largest civic event leading to the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States such as the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts ( Despite these past successes, today, we face greater environmental challenges that need action at all levels of society. Solving the environmental crises requires multidisciplinary perspectives and applications. Social work discipline endeavors to address injustices for all people and now we recognize that the natural environment is a crucial element in securing justice for current and future generations (Erickson, 2018). The purpose of this committee is to educate and mobilize social work students to grow and support environmental activists through participation in Earth Day 2020. The committee will develop and lead UIUC School of Social Work Earth Day activities.

    If you are interested in serving on the committee, please complete the survey at by Friday, 10/18.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Click the title to see a calendar of events for Domestic Violence Awareness month coordinated by the Women's Resource Center.

  • Study Abroad to Greece Spring 2020 Presentation Video

    Surprise! The School of Social Work is going back to Greece in Spring 2020! If you weren't able to attend the information session, here are two videos of the presentation. If you have questions, please contact Professor Helen McDonald at

  • Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program Recruitment Fall 2019

    Leadership opportunity where you will have the opportunity to serve as a Peer leader on campus discussing social justice issues and topics in the following areas:

    Design fun and engaging educational opportunities for your peersExpand your knowledge about social identities and inclusivityDevelop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills

    For more information about the program plan to attend one of the information sessions listed below

    Information Sessions:

    Friday, September 27 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Psychology, Room 21Thursday, October 10 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Greg Hall 217Friday, Oct. 11 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Women's Resources CenterMonday, October 21 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Psychology, Room 11

  • Truman Scholarship Informational Events 10/10 & 10/11

    Dear Illini who want to change the world: 

    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
    Thursday, October 10th, 3:30-4:30 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore

    Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop
    Friday, October 11th, 3:00-4:00 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at or visit our website at 

  • Call for Proposals for Re:Search

    Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at Illinois, is accepting proposals until October 20, 2019 for articles to be published in May 2020. Re:Search: The Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at UIUC is an undergraduate produced, peer-reviewed online journal designed to annually publish works exclusively by undergraduate students. It seeks to create a venue for undergraduate students to showcase and publish literary criticism within a greater academic discourse while nurturing a collaborative community between faculty, administration, and undergraduate students.

    The deadline to submit a proposal is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

    Relevant Links
    If you wish to familiarize yourself with the content and/or quality of the articles accepted into Re:Search, previous journals are available to read at the following link. If you wish to learn more about Re:Search before submitting, or wish to receive updates about our deadlines, find us at our microsite or Facebook page.

    Online Journal Platform

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Nonproliferation and Arms Control Discussion

    Challenges, Opportunities and Careers in the Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

    Sarah Bidgood and Dave Schmerler, ’12
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    October 1st , 1002 Lincoln Hall, 6-8pm

  • 2nd 8 week course Career Development for Military Connected Students

    The Chez Veterans Center is once again offering the course titled: Career Development for Military Connected Students which is a second eight-week course for FALL 2019. The objectives of this course are to learn about theories of career development for veterans, best practices for veteran labor market searches, translating military skills and experiences into employment strengths, effective career mentoring for veterans and other career related information tailored for veterans, dependents or professionals that work or will work with the veteran population. See attached flyer for key information about the class.

  • Counseling Center Paraprofessional Program

    Recruiting is on-going for the 2020 cohort (our 42nd) of Counseling Center Paraprofessionals. Students who are selected receive credit through the Psychology Department (PSYC 496, 340, 341) but students from any major are welcome to apply. Because our CCPs help support our and provide Outreach & Prevention Services, we week a diverse, inclusive, and representative cohort.

    Attached some digital flyers for our Counseling Center Paraprofessional recruitment; the application is officially due on Friday, October 4. Students need to submit two letters of recommendation; we have been flexible with this in the past as needed. We will review applications and select students to participate in an interview process, including a group interview. Selected students will begin the program in the Spring Semester.

    Students can also gleam a lot of information from our website: and can apply at

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

    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 2020. 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 “Undergraduate Research Week,” an annual event sponsored by OUR.

    For more information about URAP, and to apply to the program, please visit our website:

    Informational Meetings

    Informational meetings are scheduled for September 23, October 2, and October 8, from 3-3:50 pm in Noyes Laboratory Room 217. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered.

    Application Deadline

    Deadline for applications is October 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.

    To apply, please visit:

  • Critical Language Scholarship Information Session 10/4

    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: 

    Our advisors, who have served as national-level CLS reviewers, will provide an overview of the program and give you helpful guidance on how to put together a competitive application.

    If you would like to learn more, please join us:

    Critical Language Scholarship Information Session
    Thursday, October 4th, 3:00-4:00 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore* (807 S. Wright St. Floor 5)

  • Pre-Law Events and New Resources

    The2019 Law School Fair is Thursday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the ARC. Details about the fair—including a list of the 105 participating law schools—can be found at

    Law School Admissions Expert Panel on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm in 1002 Lincoln Hall. Law school admission deans and directors will share what impresses them, common mistakes they see in apps, how they decide whom to award scholarships, how to make a great in-person or email impression, and more. There will also be time for a candid Q + A session! Click here for more details.

    Online scheduling. Illinois students and alumni can now use the online scheduler to make a phone, Zoom, or in person appointment with a Pre-Law Advisor.

    The Pre-Law Handbook has been comprehensively updated. It contains even more information about exploring legal careers, preparing for law school, and understanding the law school application process.

    In addition, Pre-Law 101 and Personal Statement & Resume workshops can all be found on the event calendar here.


  • Job Opportunity at Austin's Place

    The Overnight Shelter Assistant is responsible for overnight assistance and oversight of women utilizing Austin’s Place Emergency Overnight Shelter. This position is a three-night-a-week overnight position, 11.5 hour shifts. Overnight staff is required to remain awake during the overnight hour. The Overnight Shelter Assistant reports to the Shelter Director.

    Qualifications: It is recommended that the overnight shelter assistant have at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. While no other specific credentials are required to fill this position (e.g.,LCSW, MSW, etc.), experience with the homeless population and/or mental illness is preferred. Presence of good judgment is required as intervention by emergency services may, at time, be necessary. This staff member should have strong attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as good communication skills, and be able to be compassionate with our guests. This person must have the ability to remain awake and alert during the hours on shift.

    Compensation/Hours: This is an hourly position. The rate of pay is based on experience and the hours are 7:45PM– 7:15 AM with one half-hour break. This position begins on November 1, 2019 with one paid 4-hour training session prior to this date. This is a temporary position that ends on April 15, 2020.

    Click the title above for job responsibilities.

  • The Institute by LeaderShape

    The application for the 2020 session of The Institute by LeaderShape® is now live!

    The Illinois Leadership® Center coordinates a special session of The Institute™ each year, which takes place over winter break, for a group of Illinois undergraduate students. Participants are selected and sponsored financially by their respective colleges, departments, or units.

    The Institute™ inspires participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.

    This program is created for individuals who are committed to taking their leadership to the next level, and who want to make a significant impact on campus, in their communities, and in the world!

    Click here to learn more about this opportunity

    Or come to our last informational session from 2:00-3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 18th in the ILC office, 290 Illini Union

    Use the stairs or elevators near the Quad Shop and Auntie Anne’s to access the office

  • Upcoming School of Social Work Events

    Join us for lunch and a discussion with those working in Health Care on Wednesday, 9/16 from 12:00 - 12:50 and 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Room 2015.

    Join us on Thursday, 9/18, 12:00 - 12:50 and 4:00 - 4:50 pm in Room 2015 for our first Financial Wellness Brown Bag Series. This session will introduce students to CASHCOURSE, an online financial literacy resource for college students.

    Join us on Monday, 9/23, 12:00 - 12:50 pm to learn about the Wesley Food Pantry, a campus-based program that offers support to students. We will meet in Room 2015 and walk over to the pantry located at 1203 W. Green St, Urbana, for the presentation.

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a special presentation on Tuesday, 9/24 from 12:00 - 12:50 pm, Room 2015. If you are interested in helping coordinate this event, contact Sharva Hampton-Campbell at for more information.

  • Recordings of Previous School of Social Work Events

    Miss an event at the School? Check out these Youtube links with recordings from previous events. 

    9/3, TEDx Talk: Leading with Lollipops-

    9/4, International Literacy Campaign-

    9/5, IDOC Programs and Support Services Informational:the recording is broken into five parts due to the way it was recorded. Questions? Contact Hellen McDonald, Field Education Office. or 217-244-5229    


    9/11, CYFS Alumni Career Panel Discussion:


  • Majors and Minors Fair

    The Majors and Minors Fair will be held on Monday, September 23rd from 1: 30 PM to 4:30 PM in the I-Rooms A, B, and C.  This event allows students the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with a large number of departments in one convenient location! If you're looking for that great minor to add to your Social Work degree, this is the place and time to get more information!

  • SKY Happiness Retreat

    The SKY Happiness Retreat is a 20-hour immersive, innovative life-skills training and self-development program offered to thousands of students at more than 40 universities across the country, including Stanford, Ohio State and MIT. Students gain foundational stress-management and leadership skills, develop a personal daily breath-meditation practice, develop strategies for social connection, and engage in peer driven service initiatives. Taught over 3 consecutive days, the retreat introduces the SKY meditation technique, a scientifically validated breathing practice that significantly increases one's well-being and calmness and reduces anxiety and stress markers. It's one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends, and have the most fun! 

    We're happy to share that the SKY Happiness Retreat Workshop is offered with a full scholarship for UIUC students, staff and faculty members. There are limited spots available for this retreat and they are filling up fast. Availability is first come-first serve, by registration only and requires attendance to all sessions. Please contact for any questions. 

    Location: Illini Union (on campus)
    |Timing: September 27-29th
    Apply here:

  • Provost's Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

    What is the purpose of the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board?

    The Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board was created in 2007 to provide feedback on programs, policies, and initiatives established or supervised by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. This year, the Board will be primarily concerned with aspects of the Student Success Initiative, which is designed to ensure the successful graduation of all Illinois undergraduate students.

    What do Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board members do?

    Board members will meet a few times each semester to share suggestions to strengthen the undergraduate student experience at Illinois. This year’s focus will be on challenges to and opportunities for student success on campus.

    What would be the time commitment?
    Your time commitment for this opportunity will include 2-5 meetings each semester that will last 1-2 hours.

    What are the benefits of joining?

    As a member of the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board, you will:
    Gain campus leadership experience.
    Work with students, faculty/staff, and administrators from units across campus.
    Directly impact future campus programs and policies 

    What are the requirements to apply?
    Be a currently enrolled undergraduate student.
    Be present on campus for the full academic year (i.e. not studying abroad or graduating early).
    Be willing to share your opinions on the undergraduate student experience at the University of Illinois

  • IDOC Informational 2019

    Did you know that there are more than 1800 programs offered through the Illinois Department of Corrections? Or that inmates are released on a weekly basis, from minimum to maximum security prisons statewide? Or that IDOC now has a “Reintegration Services” department to help inmates before they are released and then while reintegrating in communities?

    The IDOC Informational on September 5 at 12noon was impressive. Students learned about internships and jobs in IDOC across our huge State. If you were unable to attend and are still curious to learn more about IDOC programs and services, please find attached the pptx presentation and the recorded version of the presentation. NOTE: the recording is broken into 5 parts due to the way it was recorded.

    Questions or want a copy of the PowerPoint? Contact Hellen McDonald, Field Education Office. or 217-244-5229

    IDOC Informational 2019

  • University YMCA New American Welcome Week

    Welcoming Week is an annual series of events held in communities across the United States that brings together immigrant and nonimmigrant community members to get to know one another and build community cohesion. This year in Champaign County, 33 events will take place from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 22. All events are free, open to the public, and for all ages. Visit the University YMCA’s Welcoming Week webpage to learn more:

    Also, be sure to check out the Welcoming Week Kick-Off in front of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum on Friday, September 13 from 4pm to 7pm! You're sure to find free tamales from La Paloma food truck (get there before the free ones run out!), live music from Abraham Mellish and Jean-René Balekita and Bomoyi Ministries, plus other fun activities for the whole family.

  • Employment Opportunities at DRES

    Accessible Media Services (AMS) and the Testing Accommodation Center (TAC) within Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) are currently looking for student workers for this semester.

    AMS has a flexible schedule.  However, the TAC is looking specifically for individuals that would be able to work all or part of the following shifts:

    Mondays, 9:30am-11:00am
    Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:00pm
    Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm
    Thursdays, 11:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm

    Please find both job descriptions attached. 

    If you are interested a position and to be fully considered for a position, please submit the following:

    Fill out this webform.Send a copy of your resume to and

  • SOAR: Student Opportunities for After-School Resources - Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity

    S.O.A.R. at the International Prep Academy!

    Student Opportunities for After-School Resources

    The SOAR after-school program is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated tutors to provide reading and homework support to Latina/o emergent bilingual/biliterate students in grades 2-5.

    WHEN: 2:00-3:15 p.m.
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays

    International Prep Academy
    1605 W. Kirby Ave.
    Champaign, IL

    Interested in volunteering?

    Contact Irene Ortega at (309)830-6179 or 


  • Illinois Club Scholarships


    Over $25,000 in Scholarships

    If you…
    • Are an undergraduate with at least a 2.75 GPA
    • Will have at least 60 hours of credit by the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester
    • Will graduate no earlier than December 2020

    ...then you may qualify for one of our scholarships. More information and an application can be found at

    Application process begins September 3
    Application deadline is October 12

    Click the heading for more information.

  • The Institute by LeaderShape

    The Institute, provided by LeaderShape, is a six-day, five-night leadership retreat teaching visioning, relationship building, and the importance of leading with integrity.

    Tuesday, September 10th, 5-6pm
    Friday, September 13th, 11-12pm
    Wednesday, September 18th 2-3pm
    All sessions will take place in the Illinois Leadership Center (290 Illini Union)

    Have questions or want more information?Contact the Illinois Leadership® Center at or visit

    Friday, October 28th, 2019

    January 12th-17th, 2020

  • Register for upcoming Field Education Day, Sept.13th! DEADLINE EXTENDED to Tuesday September 10th

    Hello Students!

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 Academic Year! Every year, the Field Education Office hosts an internship fair, which we call Field Education Day. This year Field Education Day is on Friday, September 13th from 9:30am-11:30am at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. If you are a BSW Junior or Senior, or an MSW student planning to enter internship in May 2020 or August 2020, please plan to join us! Click on the title for more information and the link to register.

  • Colors of Faith Interfaith Dance Team Clinics and Auditions

    Colors of Faith, UIUC's first and only interfaith dance team, will be having Fall 2019 Clinics and Auditions! We dance for a purpose: to show our appreciation for all religions and to foster unity. 


    Wednesday, September 11

    Thursday, September 12

    Time & Location To Be Announced (it will be one hour between 7-10 pm; follow us on social media for the time and location!)  


    Monday, September 16

    Time: 7-10 PM (you will only need to choose a ten-minute time slot within this period)

    Location: 134 Clark Hall  

    If you're passionate about learning about other religions and dancing (no previous dance experience required!), then we would love to see you! For more information, feel free to email us, or check out our Facebook event (Colors of Faith UIUC) or Instagram (@colorsoffaith).

  • YWCA Women in Leadership program

    Are you a woman or woman-identifying student? Apply today for the YWCA Women in Leadership (WIL) Program! WIL is an opportunity for you to develop marketable skills, build your resume, and discover your professional identity. The program is an intensive, two semester leadership and project management internship. You will work in a small team with a local nonprofit to research, propose, and implement solutions to their organizational challenges. Applications are due by September 15th. For more information and to apply, please visit:

  • BSWA Fundraising Night at Panera


    WHERE 616 E Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    WHEN Thurs, Sep 19th
    FROM 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashierwhen you place your order and we'll donate a portion of theproceeds from your purchase.*

  • Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship for Freshman Students

    $2,000 Poetry Award For Freshmen

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Eligibility:  Any student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2019-2020 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 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.

    Contact and Submission Information:  Deb Stauffer, Department of English, 208 English Building, MC-718, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL  61801.  Phone:  (217) 333-2391 (

    This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early.

  • Career Success Workshops for Students with Autism

    If you are a student with autism who is looking to enter the job market, The Microsoft Lighthouse Initiative is conducting workshops that may be a valuable resource for you! These workshops will include skills for networking and working in teams, tips for managing stress and deadlines, and information on companies that have internships and special hiring initiatives for students on the autism spectrum. Food will be provided during workshop sessions. 

    For more information, please email Jeanne Kramer (

  • Gilman International Scholarship Program Informational Events 9/5 & 9/6

    Dear students,

    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

    Location: 1002 Lincoln Hall

    Date: September 5, 2019   3:30 - 4:30 pm  

    Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop

    Location: 807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (514 IUB)

    Date: September 6, 2019   3:00 - 4:00 pm  

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at or visit our website at

  • NASW IL Chapter update - Student Volunteers needed for Statewide Conference

    Student volunteers needs at NASW IL Chapter Statewide conference, November 5-7, 2019

    The NASW IL Chapter Statewide conference will take place November 5-7, 2019 at the Westin Northshore in Wheeling.

    We are needs for students volunteers on the following days:

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Seven (7) volunteersWednesday, November 6, 2019 – 12 volunteersThursday, November 7, 2019 – 12 volunteers

    This is a great opportunity for students to experience a social work conference. Interested students should complete the following online form:

  • Upcoming Career Center Events

    Part-Time Job Fair

    Looking for part-time work? Stop by our Part-Time Job Fair on September 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and meet employers who are looking to hire Illinois students!  

    Learn more at 

    Suit-Up at JCPenney 

    Our event is back....and just in time for the Fall Career Fairs or your new job! If you're looking for professional attire for either, be sure to stop by Suit-Up on September 8 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at JCPenney, 2000 N. Neil St., Champaign. 

    Illinois students will receive up to 60% off on all suits, professional attire and accessories.

    We encourage you to RSVP for this event by August 29 in Handshake! 

  • Fall 2019 i-Program Series Dates

    The Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC) would like to inform you about upcoming free leadership development opportunities to share with your students.

    As the cornerstone initiative of the ILC, I-Programs are designed as six (6) hours seminars (typically on Saturdays) which focus on a particular aspect of leadership practice. Each program is applicable to all academic majors and programs.

    Click the title for program dates and descriptions. 

  • Illinois Abroad Day 2019

    You are invited to attend Illinois Abroad Day, a campus-wide study abroad event that will be held on Wednesday, September 4 from 11AM-3PM. Five concurrent fairs will be hosted by various campus units at locations across campus (see below). At Illinois Abroad Day, students can explore programs, talk to returnees, and learn more about the study abroad process.

    Campus-Wide Fair - Main Quad (behind the Union)
    College of ACES - ACES Library (Heritage Room)
    College of Education - 260A Education Building
    Grainger College of Engineering - Engineering Quad
    College of LAS - Lincoln Hall Lawn

  • Walk-in Advising Hours

    This week and next week, Aaron is doing Walk-in Advising hours which do not require an appointment. Please check in with the staff upon entering the Academic Program Suite and they will let Aaron know that you have arrived and he will see you as soon as he can. These hours are to discuss Fall 2019 schedule questions (including James Scholar questions). Questions about future semesters or concerns not related to your fall schedule can be answered in an appointment (stop by or call 217-244-5246 to schedule these).

    Walk-in hours:

    Monday August 26th, 1-4:00 PM
    Tuesday, August 27th, 10:30 AM-12:00 Noon
    Wednesday, August 28th, 1-4:00 PM
    Thursday, August 29th, 9 AM – 12 Noon
    Friday, August 30th, 9 AM – 12 Noon

  • Personal Assistants Wanted

    Personal assistants wanted to help with activities of daily living.

    Hi my name is Jennifer Welker. I’m looking for Personal Assistants to help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, meal preparation and occasional light housekeeping.

    Pay is $13.00 an hour. One shift is equal to one hour. Flexible times available for shifts. I am willing to work with you but I also need you to be flexible with me. I am dependent on public transportation and sometimes buses run late.

    Location is One-South on North Lincoln Avenue. This is off campus however there is a bus stop directly in front of One-South with buses running every 10 minutes.

    Please contact me with any questions


  • Illinois Department of Corrections collaborations and workforce development meeting: Sept. 5

    "Are you interested in learning about the diverse programming offered by the Illinois Department of Corrections?  Thinking about internships at IDOC sites across Illinois?

    Mark your calendar and joins us for:

    What:  IDOC Informational

    When and Where: September 5, 2019; 12noon-1pm, School of Social Work, Room #2015

    Presenters:  Alyssa Schafer-Williams, Assistant to the IDOC Chief of Programs  and Dr. Luke Fairless, Central Region Psychologist Administrator IDOC

    Learn about facility-based programs focusing on re-entry, workforce development strategies, and pilot programs at Illinois River and Logan Correctional Center. Bring your questions and inquisitive minds.”

  • Illinois Enactus Information Night

    "At Illinois Enactus, we make every effort to achieve the impossible through the power of entrepreneurial action. We are entrepreneurs, and we take the leap to create projects that combat social inequalities in our communities. Together, we strive to shape a better, more sustainable world." 

    Information Night
    Wednesday, September 11th
    Doors open at 6:30 PM, Start time 7 PM
    Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Auditorium
    Dress: Business Casual

  • Illinois in Washington Program (Spring 2020 Washington, DC Internships): Information Session on September 10th

    Illinois in Washington (IIW) is an academic internship program open to all U of I undergraduates. Participants live and intern in Washington, DC, while taking U of I classes.  IIW offers an exceptional opportunity to gain rewarding work experience while enjoying the political, intellectual, and cultural experiences that only the nation's capital can offer.  Student internships have included positions with members of Congress, think tanks, social justice organizations, and government agencies.  Join us for an unforgettable semester in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Learn more about IIW at our information session on September 10th, and apply to IIW by Oct. 1, 2019, at

    INFORMATION SESSION DATE AND TIME: September 10, 2019, 5-6 PM
    LOCATION: Wohlers Hall 141