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  • SENIORS: Apply for the Senior 100 Honorary by MARCH 2!

    Go to NOW to apply to be considered for Senior 100, which recognizes academics, leadership, and engagement at UI.

    Senior 100 Honorary is a ceremony and reception that honors the most outstanding graduating seniors. This event recognizes not only the most successful students academically, but more heavily focuses on campus involvement and service. This highly prestigious award allows hard-working seniors to be acknowledged for their commitment to the university throughout their four years on campus.

    The Student Alumni Ambassadors are currently accepting applications for the Class of 2019 Senior 100 Honorary! If interested, please email the completed Word document application, which is linked at the website listed above, to by 11:59 PM, March 2nd.

  • Weekend service trip and many Spring Break service trip opportunities!

     Check out these opportunities!

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  • First year students:  Check out Grand Challenge Experience courses available for Spring 2016

    FYI about a new pilot initiative on our campus; this spring marks the official launch of a new program in Grand Challenge Learning – a series of innovative classes that organize General Education coursework around three important grand challenge pathways:  Health & Wellness; Inequality & Cultural Understanding; and Sustainability, Energy, & the Environment. 


  • All Seniors!  Apply to Senior 100 Honorary by 3/1/16

    Student Alumni Ambassadors, the student branch of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, oversees Senior 100 Honorary, comprised of the top 100 seniors from the graduating class of 2016. 

  • Apply to OTCR Consulting: Info Session and Deadline is 9/16/14

    OTCR Consulting is accepting applications for its Fall 2014 New Hire class!

  • Juniors: Apply now for Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society (deadline 3/11/15)

    Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society is accepting applications from motivated student leaders on campus who are ready to serve.



  • Apply to become a Japan House Intern by 4/15/15 – and Japan House Spring Open House is 4/11/15

    Interested in becoming a Japan House Intern?  Applications for Fall 2015 available now! 

  • Check out General Electric (GE) - Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) – open to all students for internships, and seniors for full-time positions

    General Electric (GE) - Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) is now recruiting for internships & full-time positions!  If you have both technical & leadership expertise, apply today on i-Link – look for posting IDs 121171 (intern) and 121173 (full-time).



  • Grand Challenge Learning for Fall 2016  

    Grand Challenge Learning:  Grow.  Connect.  Learn.



  • Apply to be a Margolis Market Information Laboratory (MIL) Fellow – Application deadline is 10/26/14

    Application Deadline is October 26, 2014!


  • Apply by 9/18/15 to be an I-STAR (Illinois Student Admission Representative)

    Do your part to share your experiences at Illinois with Prospective Students and receive a paycheck! 


  • 12/11/19 Info Session about Banner Day Camp job opportunities


    Do you live near Chicago? Are you looking for a summer job?  Banner Day Camp is hiring camp counselors for Summer 2019. On Tuesday December 11th, representatives will be available to meet with students from noon-5PM in Room 2015 at the School of Social Work (1010 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL. 61801).  This is a great opportunity for students interested in working with children ages 3-12.  ***This opportunity is open to all majors!***

    Thanks to Laura Graven of the School of Social Work for this information item.

  • SENIORS: Apply to Homecoming Court by 9/11/17 at 5:00 p.m.!

    Nominate someone you know for the 2017 University of Illinois Homecoming Court – or apply today!


    The Homecoming Court is composed of 20 student leaders in senior standing, who are selected based on their academic achievements, campus leadership and community involvement. Those selected to serve on the court are viewed as role models for their peers and outstanding representatives of the University of Illinois Student body.

    Help us recognize campus leaders and nominate yourself, your organization leaders, your friend, or a student you know who is a part of the Illinois tradition. Send nominations to or simply apply online at 2016 Homecoming Court Application found at  Applicants must submit their completed application by Monday, September 11, at 5:00 p.m.


    Thanks to the Illini Union for this information item.

  • U.S. Department of State announces the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program: applications are due 11/12/14

    The 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program competition opening soon!


    Stephanie Craft, Professor, JournalismMonday, February 18, 20195:15 – 6:30 p.m. (including light dinner)212 Honors House (unless otherwise notified)

    In a 2017 paper in the journal Communication and the Public, U. of I. journalism professor Stephanie Craft and colleagues wrote that conspiracy theories “flourish in the wide-open media of the digital age, spurring concerns about the role of misinformation in influencing public opinion and election outcomes.” The study looked into what the authors termed “news media literacy” and its role in the spread of conspiracy theories – and also the impact of general literacy on partisanship. It determined that greater knowledge about the news media led to a lower likelihood of conspiracy theory endorsement, even for theories that aligned with their political ideology.  From “fake” news to outgrowths such as QAnon, come learn more about how news media literacy impacts society and you.

    Stephanie Craft’s research, focusing on news literacy, press practices and journalism ethics, has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication QuarterlyJournal of Mass Media EthicsCommunication Law & PolicyMass Communication & SocietyJournalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, andJournalism & Mass Communication Educator. With Charles Davis, she is author of the textbook Principles of American Journalism, published by Routledge. Before earning her PhD, Craft worked as a newspaper journalist in California, Washington and Arkansas. Currently, with the support of a McCormick Foundation grant, she and her research team are developing a measure of news media literacy that can be used to explore relationships among news media use, literacy, skepticism, civic engagement and other variables, and as a tool for curriculum development and evaluation.

  • Reminder: KDR SIGN-UPS BEGIN ON THURSDAY 9/11/14 (First-Year Students and New Off-Cycle) AT 12:01 A.M. AND FRIDAY 9/12/14 (EVERYONE ELSE) AT 12:01 A.M.

    Sign up for Krannert Dress Rehearsals begins soon!

  • Volunteering Opportunity at McKinley Health Center


    McKinley Health Center's Special Populations' Student Health Concerns Committee (SPSHCC) has a great opportunity for students interested in volunteering.

    SPSHCC plays an active role in implementing health education and health outreach programs to diverse populations throughout the University of Illinois as well as across the Champaign-Urbana community. 

  • Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program at University of Chicago

    The Harris School of Public Policy School has introduced a summer program that UChicago customized for top global undergraduate/graduate students interested in learning how data science being used in public policy studies - Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program ( 

    In the two years since inception, this program has welcomed 170 students from 18 countries (and 15 U.S. states) with diverse academic and professional backgrounds. They spent four weeks at the University of Chicago to learn from our faculty and gain a foundation in data analytics, policy research and professional development. Students have gone on to top tier graduate programs, government internships, private consulting firms and more.  The program brochure is at, or you can fll out the online interest form

  • Fall 2016/Spring 2017 LINC Service-Learning Opportunity:  Application deadline 4/8/16

    Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity for the Fall 16/Spring 17 academic year?  Do you want to make a real and lasting impact on the world around you while earning course credit and learning professional skills that will be valuable for your future?  Then apply now for the new Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program!



  • One Book One Campus host “Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman on campus 12/3/14

    Campus announces the next book for One Book One Campus!



  • 2017-2018 Peter and Joan Hood Internship in the College of LAS Student Academic Affairs Office  

    One upper level undergraduate student will be selected as the 2017-2018 Peter and Joan Hood Intern in the Student Academic Affairs Office in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.



  • Interested in Japanese Arts and Culture?  Apply by 2/8/16 for a Japan House Internship!

    Apply for the Japan House Intership!



  • McKinley Health Center’s Special Populations host the 23rd Annual Health Fair on 4/20/16  

    TOON into Your Health! 

  • Get your free tickets now for the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (playing 3/5/17)

    Free Performance for Students at Krannert Center: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.



  • Submit works by 2/25/19 for 2019 Creative Writing Awards

    2019 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards deadline is Noon, Monday, February 25, 2019.  The English Department announces its annual undergraduate literary competitions in Short Fiction and Poetry. Depending on available funding, there will be 2-3 prizes in Fiction and 2-3 in Poetry this year. Past prizes have ranged from $100 to $1000. Stay tuned to for further information and any reminders/updates.

    Contest rules are as follows:

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

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

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

  • 3 Day Startup Illinois Social Innovation Workshop - Application Due Feb 5


    3 Day Startup Illinois Social Innovation is February 15-17, 2019 at BIF.  Register for a 3-day learning-by-doing workshop at the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) that teaches entrepreneurial skills that students can use to make a positive social or environmental impact! Sheffie Robinson from 3 Day Startup will be our facilitator (she is CEO of Touco Direct LLC, a serial entrepreneur with a career in software development for startups, an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and mentor to startups and potential founders).

    3 Day Startup is FREE and open to ALL majors and levels (undergrad and grad).  Deadline to apply online is extended to February 5:

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

  • Volunteer Opportunities: AIESEC, ASB, Peace Corps, and more!

    Check out these volunteer opportunities!


  • Summer Internships in the Office of the Illinois Lieutenant Governor

    Summer Internships are available in the Office of the Illinois Lt. Governor


  • Check out the Phi Delta Epsilon Annual Gelfand Lecture on 4/7/15

    Come to the Phi Delta Epsilon's annual Gelfand Lecture!  

  • ACE Soybean Innovation Lab Internships available, including research in Africa: Apply by 11/15/15

    Two interns are needed to work in the administrative office of the Soybean Innovation Lab, conduct independent study research for credit on soybean for development, and spend two weeks at one of their research sites in Africa during the summer of 2016.  This is a paid internship.

  • Reminder: KDR SIGN-UPS BEGIN ON THURSDAY 9/10/15 (First-Year Students and New Off-Cycle) AT 12:01 A.M. AND FRIDAY 9/11/15 (EVERYONE ELSE) AT 12:01 A.M. Krannert Dress Rehearsal (KDR) program

    AT 12:01 A.M. AND FRIDAY 9/11/15 (EVERYONE ELSE) AT 12:01 A.M. Krannert Dress Rehearsal (KDR) program registration will begin on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. (for first-year students and new off-cycle) and Friday, September 11, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. (for everyone else). 

  • Apply today for I4I and IPS Scholarships!  Deadline is 2/15/16  

    Apply today for I4I and IPS Scholarships!  Deadline is 2/15/16.



  • Apply to be on the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board by 9/19/14

    Interested in being on the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board for the 2014-2015 Academic Year?

  • Nominations are open for the CHP Calvin Ke Award - nomination deadline 4/3/17  

    Nominate a graduating Chancellor' Scholar who has shown outstanding leadership and exemplifies the values of CHP for the Calvin Ke Award!


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

    Whether you’re a first-year student, sophomore, or junior, please contact Elizabeth Rockman at if you’ve earned any scholarships (campus-wide or national) recently, published, or achieved something else that you’d like us to know about – if we hear from you in the next few weeks, we may be able to include that information in the CHP Annual, the Campus Honors Program newsletter that comes out each August.


  • Phi Sigma Pi Honor Society Info nights on 2/1 and 2/3/16

    Are you looking for scholarship, leadership, and fellowship in an organization?

  • Kevin Mumford on “Not Straight, Not White:  Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the Aids Crisis” on 3/8/16

     Attend  “Not Straight, Not White:  Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the Aids Crisis” on 3/8/16!


  • Internship with Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)

    Are you someone who hopes to make a positive change on the biggest issues of our time?  

  • Summer Volunteer Opportunities

    Check out these summer volunteer opportunities!            





  • Now Accepting Applications for the Mayo Clinic SURF Neuroscience Program; Application Deadline 12/1/15

    Through the Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, undergraduate students interested in clinical and translational neuroscience have an opportunity to be part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Florida.


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

    The Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program places undergraduate students from across the nation in a host lab at Mayo Clinic. For 10 weeks, students become fully-immersed in the research and culture of major medical center. Since 2012, five or more SURF fellowships have been exclusively reserved for Illinois students. These SURFs are sponsored through the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance and their home department at Illinois.  They are now accepting applications for Illinois pre-selection for the 2018 SURF Program. Important Dates:

    Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline - December 1, 2017

    Illinois Pre-selection Award Notification - January 18, 2018

    Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline - February 1, 2018

    2018 SURF Program - May 29 to August 3, 2018

    Application Instructions:  Complete the Illinois pre-selection application at by December 1, 2017. Students will need to upload a personal statement and current transcript or web academic history (see the application page for details).  Letters of recommendation are required from two references. Letters should be sent as .pdf files directly to Maggie Berg at  Complete the Mayo Clinic online application at by February 1, 2018. Students will use the same materials for this application as were used for the pre-selection application.


    IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic: 

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

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

  • DON’T FORGET!  Office of Undergraduate Research announces 4/27/16 Undergraduate Research Symposium:  Application Deadline 2/1/17

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 27, 2016. 

  • ALL SENIORS: Apply to Senior 100 Honorary by Sunday, 3/1/15

    Application Form



  • Tianna S. Paschel on “Rethinking Black Mobilization in Latin America” on 10/30/18


    IPRH hosts Tianna S. Paschel on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana).  Black mobilization in Latin America has long been cast as a story of absence, either because of the presumed lack of salience of race in the everyday realities of Latin Americans, or because of false consciousness. In this presentation, Prof. Tianna S. Paschel (African American Studies and Sociology, University of California–Berkeley) will examine the nature and outcomes of black mobilization in 20th century Latin America, and suggest that while black movements across the region have made important symbolic and material gains over the last decades, these gains have acted as catalysts for the rise of reactionary movements and the receding of Latin America’s so-called pink tide.

    Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item (co-sponsored by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies).

  • Nominations are open for the CHP Calvin Ke Award - nomination deadline 4/1/16

    Who will you nominate for the Calvin Ke Award?



  • Apply for a Student Summer Internship at The Career Center – by 4/4/16!xxx

     The Career Center has a Summer Internship available May 16 - August 5, 2016, approximately 20-25 hours weekly from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and/or 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.



  • Register for iHelp!

     The University of Illinois’ campus-wide day of service, iHelp, will be taking place on September 24, 2016.

  • KDR and SAS update

    The Krannert Dress Rehearsal (KDR) programs were announced last week, and sign-ups will begin Thursday (for graduating seniors) and Friday (for everyone else).


  • Free 3/11/18 Symphony Performance for Students: Staatskapelle Weimar

    On Sunday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m., Krannert Center will present a very special, invitation-only concert by the Staatskapelle Weimar in the Center's world-renowned Foellinger Great Hall.  As part of Krannert Center’s commitment to breaking down the barriers to explorations of classical music, and as a celebration of the enthusiasm of students of all ages for classical music, this outstanding performance will be presented FREE OF CHARGE for students from middle school through graduate school and their accompanying parents, teachers, and mentors. The Staatskapelle Weimar will perform Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77; and Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68.

    Request your free tickets:

    *online at enter promo code STAAT2 and click "Go"

    *by phone at 217/333-6280

    *in person at the Krannert Center Ticket Office, 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, between 10am and 6pm, seven days a week.

    If you'd like, visit the event's Facebook page to say you're attending and to invite others.

    This exclusive free event will serve as a celebratory encore to the orchestra’s performance for the general public on Saturday, March 10. (Tickets for the March 10 public performance can be purchased now. Prices range from $10 to $47.)

    Tickets that are requested and then unused can prevent other students from attending. For this reason, we ask that you request only what you know you can use. The maximum number of tickets that can be requested at one time is 20. If you request 20 and find you can use them all, you are welcome to request additional tickets.

    If you find you cannot use your tickets, please return them to the Ticket Office at your earliest convenience, in order to allow others to attend the concert.

    Thanks to Monique Rivera of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for this information item.