Do you love Valentine’s Day? Awesome! Celebrate!
Do you hate Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry: some other great things have happened on February 14…
- 1920: The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago
- 2005: YouTube is launched by Jawed Karim, a University of Illinois graduate, along with 2 other college students
- 2018: You stopped by your academic advisor’s office to talk about your schedule during office hours
- 2018: You purchased chocolate on sale on February 15
Advisors' Office Hours
NEW: Schedule Generator
The Registrar’s Office just released a new registration tool for students, Schedule Generator. You can access Schedule Generator from the Registration menu in Student Self-Service.
Schedule Generator allows students to:
- block days/times for work, meals, meetings, etc.
- compare potential schedules in an easy to read day/time grid (similar to the current “week at a glance” display) to determine best fit
- email potential schedules to friends in order to coordinate classes
- automatically transfer a selected schedule to Plan Ahead, which allows registration with a couple of clicks when the student’s time ticket opens
See the handout, as well as a screenshot, to show how course restrictions are displayed to students. Instructions, including screen shots and a short video, are available at https://registrar.illinois.edu/how-to-use-schedule-generator.
Students may begin using this tool today, although it will be more useful after the fall schedule is published on March 9. The Registrar’s Office will include information about Schedule Generator in the usual time ticket email in early March, but feel free to start playing with this resource now.
ACE Undergraduate Research Award
The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) has an award for high-quality independent undergraduate research in the department each year.
Eligible students: Juniors or Seniors who are ACE majors.
Eligible research: The research product must be an original research paper that generates new knowledge (though it need not be a major enough contribution to be published in an actual professional journal). The student must have done enough of the work himself or herself to warrant primary authorship. A student may only submit his or her research for consideration for the award once.
Submission process: Submissions are due Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Each student should send the following materials via email to the Associate Head for Academic Programs (this year that is Professor Craig Gundersen, email@example.com):
(1) A filled-in copy of the Submission Form for the ACE Undergraduate Research Award (see attachment).
(2) A research paper which is a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages (not including figures, tables, and references.) The paper should have a separate title page. References, tables, and figures should be placed after the text of the paper in that order. Professional presentation of the student’s work is essential.
Award selection process: A committee of ACE faculty will evaluate the papers. Awards will be given on the basis of: (1) quality of research, including originality, importance, and sophistication of methods; (2) quality of writing (note that extensive spelling and grammar mistakes will disqualify any paper from consideration).
Join ODE (Omnicron Delta Epsilon), Economics Honors Society!
- Have you completed at least 12 hours of economics courses,
- Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better,
- Have an Economics GPA of 3.0 or better, and
- Have a major or minor related to economics (ECON major, or ACE major/minor)?
If so, we would like to invite to join the Illinois Alpha Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the ECON Honor Society.
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is an internationally recognized honor society for economics. Organizational objectives include recognition for scholastic achievement in economics and information regarding further study in economics, graduate school, and career opportunities. The web site for the national office is http://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org/.
For more information, please visit the Illinois Alpha Chapter websiter chapter at http://www.economics.illinois.edu/undergrad/students/ode/.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application materials at the following link ODE/Illinois Alpha Application Forms (you may also pick-up a form from our office in 214 DKH)
Return the form and all other necessary materials and payment to the Economics Department Office in 214 DKH. Students will be contacted regarding their membership.
Beginning this semester we hope to provide leadership and service opportunities to members of this group. Members will be contacted with more information.
Questions may be directed to Tosha Bilsbury, Chapter Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bill Williamson, Faculty Advisor, at email@example.com.