blog posts Meet the 2023 - 2024 SAGE Board Members Aug 21, 2023 8:15 am SAGE is a graduate student advisory board and leadership opportunity fostering active engagement with Illinois Graduate College programs and initiatives. These Are Some of Illinois Graduate Students' Favorite Podcasts Jul 19, 2023 8:45 am We asked Illinois graduate students for their favorite podcasts. Here are some of their favorites! Fellowship Creates Space for Community-Centered Work Feb 13, 2023 2:00 pm Career exploration is time-consuming. For Heather Ennis, this period of discernment has been a slow, necessary evolution—one that has provided an opportunity for self-reflection about her graduate education in the humanities. HRI Interseminars Spotlight: Toyosi Tejumade-Morgan Nov 9, 2022 8:00 am Toyosi Tejumade-Morgan (Theatre) shares her experiences as a member of the 2022–2023 graduate cohort for “Imagining Otherwise: Speculation in the Americas,” the inaugural Interseminars initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation. Development is a Dance: Tips for a Non-Linear Journey Jun 1, 2022 8:30 am "A baseball scout once told me, 'Development is a dance.' He was talking about how young baseball players don’t improve on a linear path. Some take steps forward and then back, or laterally, before figuring it out." One Story Video: Get to Know Microbiology Ph.D. Student, Katie Frye Sep 10, 2021 5:00 pm Meet Katie Frye a Ph.D. student in Microbiology and a COVID-19 SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell team member. Get to Know Recreation, Sport & Tourism Online Master’s Student, Jay Lopez Sep 10, 2021 5:00 pm Meet Jay Lopez, an online master’s student in Recreation, Sport & Tourism. Jay lives and works in Long Beach, California, with his wife, Emily, and their two young children. Podcast: The Fine Art of Balance Jun 17, 2021 4:00 pm Theatre doctoral student Vincent Carlson performs "You and Your Work," a poem he wrote inspired by boundary setting and conflicting ideas about work ethic. Podcast: Bringing Childlike Approaches to Self-Care Jun 17, 2021 3:00 pm Abby shares some techniques to lower stress in elementary school students, such as a 5-4-3-2-1 mapping exercise, that might also work for grad students. Podcast: A Research Pivot, One Year Later Mar 15, 2021 3:00 pm It has been a year of COVID. Grad student podcasters share their funniest Zoom stories and Burning Man expert Caitlin Brooks shares insights on the power of community in times of isolation. Starting a PhD During a Pandemic Feb 23, 2021 4:45 pm Starting grad school in the middle of a pandemic has not been easy, but the ISE Department has been incredibly supportive! Leadership Award Winners Share What Inspires Their Service Feb 18, 2021 3:45 pm We caught up with the recipient and honorees of the 2020 Graduate Student Leadership Award to ask what inspired them to pursue leadership roles and what is most rewarding about their experience. Their responses are compassionate and inspiring.