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  • Join SOAR to tutor local youth

    SOAR tutoring is scheduled for TWR from 2:00-3:15. The program provides after-school enrichment for Latina/o bilingual youth. Children in grades 2-5 benefit from tutoring in reading and homework followed by social activities. Illinois students are paired with the same child for the semester and may choose to volunteer more than one day per week. Spanish-speaking skills are not necessary in order to participate. Tutors will need to complete a background check through the Champaign School District. For more information email mglang2@illinois.edu.

  • Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause-Driven Leaders

    Application deadline: February 16   

    Award: $1,500/semester ($3,000 total) Who should apply?   All undergraduate students who will be enrolled at UIUC during the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year are eligible to receive awards of $3000.  Students graduating in 2017-18 will also be considered for the $5000 Bailey Leadership Awards.

    ELIGIBILITY  

    Applicants must be able to demonstrate the impact of their service, community involvement, leadership, and action · Applicants must be able to demonstrate awareness and critical thought about the pressing issues facing the world today · Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered

    Got questions? We have answers. Come to an info session:   

    Monday, 1/23 - 5:00 PM University YMCA, Board Room

    For more information or to apply online, visit: www.universityymca.org/bailey

  • 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 held at the Illini Union, Room 404 on Wednesday, January 25th, 5:00 p.m.

    For more information please contact Rebecca Stolberg at stolbrg2@illinois.edu  or Teodora Ivanova at tivanov2@illinois.edu.

  • Fulbright UK Summer Program for Freshmen and Sophomores

    Ready to Study Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre in London?

    The Northern reaches of the Roman Empire in Durham?

    Ireland's history in Belfast?

    Ten different opportunities make up the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for US Students.   More info here.

    The National and International Scholarships Program staff are eager to tell you more about this program and help you apply.

    Come to our Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Overview Session on Thursday, Jan. 26th, from 3:30-4:30pm in Room 514 in the Illini Union Bookstore.

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three or four week academic and cultural summer program.

    Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

  • Student Patrol is hiring

    The Division of Public Safety at UIUC is currently accepting applications and hiring for the Student Patrol program.  This paid position primarily consists of conducting SafeWalk escorts late at night (9pm-2:30am).  Student Patrol Officers work in pairs patrolling campus, carry a police radio and are extra ‘eyes and ears’ for local law enforcement and first responders.  Other duties include working special event details, which include U of I football and basketball games.  

    We are looking for friendly, outgoing students who want to give back and make an impact within the campus community.  This is a unique student employment opportunity and looks great on a résumé!  Could you please forward this email on to your students within the social work program?

    To apply, please visit our website http://police.illinois.edu/about/employment/.

  • Student Alumni Ambassadors Recruitment

    The Student Alumni Ambassadors is a prestigious group of highly motivated and spirited students who play several roles on campus. SAA serves to promote school spirit through campus-wide events such as Homecoming, Illinois Sights and Sounds, and iHelp. Our organization revolves around growing professionally and creatively while allowing our members to help organize, develop, and execute large scale events that bring the campus community together. We maintain relationships with campus administration and various groups to assist numerous departments on campus with service requests and outreach opportunities. While we engage students here on campus, we strive to mold students to become engaged alumni. The Student Alumni Ambassadors is a family that takes great pride in our work and our membership, and we ask that you please join us for our Information Sessions January 25 or 26th at 7PM in Room 66 of the Main Library to meet our members and learn more about our organization.  Please visit illinisaa.com or email mmcdnld2@illinois.edu with any questions.

  • Social Work Awards Informational Meetings 1/26 and 1/30

    Are you interested in applying for a student scholarship/award?  This year’s awards application will go live on February 6, 2017.  Recipients of these awards will be invited to attend the Social Work Awards Ceremony on April 23, 2017 at the i-Hotel.  Learn more about the application process, the requirements for each award, and the awards timeline by attending one of the informational sessions below.

    Thursday, January 26th
    12:00pm-1:00pm – feel free to bring your lunch!
    Room 2015

    Monday, January 30th
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Room 2015
    You only need to attend one session. For questions, email Amy Frederick at aeweber2@illinois.edu.

  • Support the Student ACCESS Bill- SB2196

    Undocumented students are currently ineligible to receive federal student aid, Pell grants, Illinois’ MAP grant and other forms of state-based financial aid. While Illinois currently offers students who meet certain criteria access to in-state tuition, students have very limited options for scholarships, making college unaffordable for many students. The Student ACCESS Bill (SB 2196) would provide undocumented college students the opportunity to apply for scholarships at 4-year public universities in Illinois, making it easier for all students to pay for their college education. 

    Sign the petition here.
    To learn more, visit the ACCESS Bill website here.
    Visit the ACCESS Bill Facebook group here.

  • Serve to Lead - Friday, February 10, 2017

    Join the Office of Volunteer Programs on Friday, February 10 from Noon – 2 p.m. for Serve to Lead, an opportunity to collaborate with service leaders from across campus, to network, brainstorm, and learn more about what you can do to be an effective leader in your service organization. This experience is for passionate volunteers, members of service RSOs, and student leaders. It is a free event for Illinois students with lunch provided. Limited spots available. Reserve your spot by Monday, February 6 at http://go.illinois.edu/ServeToLead.

  • Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange Upcoming Dates/Deadlines

    The application deadline for most summer and fall programs is February 15.

  • Racial Justice Allies and Advocate Training

    1.0 Training | Wednesday, February 15, 9am–12pm

    2.0 Training | Wednesday, April 12, 9am–12pm

    Register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6314800

    A Collaborative Project of Student Affairs, Coordinated by Diversity & Social Justice Education

    The Racial Justice Allies and Advocate training is designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with a core awareness of the structures of racism, its role in interpersonal relationships, and empower allies to elevate the voices of underrepresented populations at the University of Illinois. RJA Trainings are presented as a 1.0 (introductory) and 2.0 (advanced) levels. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the 1.0 session prior to attending the 2.0 session. Register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6314800

  • Health Professions Wednesday-Feb 8

    On February 8, The Career Center will be starting their Health Professions Wednesdays Series for the spring semester. The first HPW is titled, Helping Professions: Beyond the Medical Model. They chose this topic because they meet with students who want to work in health fields and “help” people, but might not be aware of other professions besides physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, etc. Or students have shadowed specific fields and realized they do not like some of the responsibilities.

    They will be having a panel of four professionals from the following fields: Social Work, Child Life Specialist, Dietetics and Genetic Counseling.

    It is scheduled for February 8 at 4:00 pm and will take place in The Career Center Interview Suite at 616 E Green Street, Room 213.

  • 2017 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards

    Deadline: Noon, Monday, February 27, 2017

    The English Department sponsors and administers two 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.  As soon as we have specific funding numbers available, we will announce them at our website:

    http://creativewriting.english.illinois.edu/undergraduate/awards/

  • VA Social Workers: Purpose, Advocacy & Veteran-centered Care

    Wednesday, February 8th12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)Room 2015 at the School of Social Work

    Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the largest employer of professional social workers in the country? Many social workers, regardless of their primary practice area or employer, will work with clients and / or their family members who are Veterans or are actively serving in the military.

    Join us on Wednesday, February 8, to hear from some of our alumni as they share their own experiences in working with Veterans, their family members, and communities-at-large in the complex VA system.

    Alumni Speakers:

    Jeremy Bosch, LSW (MSW – 2005)
    Angelique D. Forney, LSW (MSW – 2009)
    Sara Runyon, LCSW (MSW – 2012)
    Jeff Stroud, LCSW (MSW – 2005)
    Geri Young, LCSW (MSW – 2012)

  • Mary Ramier Grant

    Mary Ramier Grant

    The Mary Ramier Grant is set up to inspire undergraduate women to develop as successful leaders, activists, and professionals.  Mary Ramier, a 1923 graduate of the University of Illinois, was an attorney and activist from Indianapolis, IN.   She was remembered for tackling problems in her Irvington neighborhood, including a petition drive that led to much-needed urban renovation.  She also worked at the national level as an attorney and officer for the Mortar Board National Senior Women’s Honorary.

  • Senior 100 Honorary

    The Senior 100 Honorary application is open! The Senior 100 Honorary is a highly prestigious award granted to the 100 most outstanding seniors of every graduating class.  The seniors nominated and selected for this honor are recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom as well as their impact on our campus community through service and involvement.  A ceremony including a brunch, keynote speaker, and award presentation will take place for the recipients of this distinguished honor on Sunday, April 30th at 10 A.M.  at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.  We encourage all seniors to apply!  The application can be found at illinisaa.com, and is due by March 1st at 11:59pm.  

  • 2017-2018 Internship and Summer OVP Staff Positions

    Looking for a paid internship for the 2017-18 school year or summer job? Check out opportunities with the Office of Volunteer Programs.

    Barbara Seaquist Williams Internship: Apply for the Barbara Seaquist Williams Internship position in the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs for the 2017-18 school year. The intern will engage in volunteer-related activities and organize office projects related to service, the intern’s major, and other interests. There is one internship position opening. The intern will work between 12-15 hours a week and the pay rate is $9.50/hr. Applicants must be juniors or seniors during the 2017-18 school year. Completed applications are due Sunday, February 19, by 11:59 p.m. For more information and to complete an application go to http://union.illinois.edu/ovp/intern.

    Summer Student Employment: Summer help is needed for OVP. Summer employees typically work 10-20 hours per week for the regular summer hours as well as special events. Starting pay rate is $8.25/hr. Example job responsibilities are assisting with office duties, working on fall semester programs, and answering questions about how students can get involved in service projects. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate student for Fall 2017 classes. Completed applications will be reviewed starting Monday, February 27. To apply, complete an Illini Union employee application. After you have filled out the form, email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Program Advisor John Race (jrrace@illinois.edu). Work positions and hours are based on office need and student availability.

    Check out all the Student Affairs Internship opportunities at http://studentaffairs.illinois.edu/about/programs-students/internships.

  • Undergraduate Research Support Grant applications now being accepted

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting applications for the Research Support Grant (RSG). This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs.  We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.

    For details and eligibility requirements please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

    Deadline for applications will be Wednesday, March 1, at 11:59 p.m.

    Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

  • First BSWA Meeting - Friday at 2 PM

    Come join us for the very first BSWA meeting of the semester! All social work students are welcome, no application necessary.

    Get to know more classmates and make new friends!Plan social events! We've held movie nights and ice cream socials!Fundraise for the community! We rasied over $6,000 for the local rape crisic center!Become more involved in the School of Social Work!

    Friday, February 10th, 2017 @ 2pmSchool of Social Work room 2101

  • Advocacy Day Registration and Bus RSVP

    Please join an anticipated 1,000 Social Workers and Social Work students from across the state of Illinois to attend Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 4th in Springfield, IL!  The day will encompass a half day of educational seminars on lobbying in Illinois followed by advocating at the Capitol.  The cost of attending the event is $12 if you register prior to March 1st.  After March 1st, the cost goes up to $15. 

    If you plan to attend, you need to register individually, online at https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/advocacy-day-04417/

    The School of Social Work will be arranging for transportation for students to Springfield and back on Advocacy Day.  If you would like to ride the bus, you must also RSVP at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3272536 by Friday, March 17th at 5pm.  You are also welcome to arrange for your own transportation if you prefer.   

    More information about Advocacy Day can be found at http://www.naswil.org/advocacy/advocacy-day/#sthash.woJx5p54.dpuf   

  • Fall 2106 Dean's List

    The School of Social Work would like to congratulate the following students on their academic success for the Fall 2016 semester by earning Dean's List honors.

    Congratulations!

  • Study on Microaggression in Social Work Education

    You are invited to participate in a study. 

    We are interested in your experiences with how privilege and oppression are manifested, discussed, and explored in your social work classes, including the classroom environment and interactions between faculty members and students. Privilege and oppression may result from any aspect of social identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, etc).

    Participation involves a one-time, voluntary, anonymous survey that will take 15 minutes to complete.  No identifying information about the student or their school will be collected.  For more information click on the following link:

    https://wheelockcollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Dx1P5oUX90tn1P

    Thank you in advance for considering this request.

    Sincerely,

    Ashley Davis, PhD, MSW
    Assistant Professor
    Wheelock College
    adavis@wheelock.edu                       

    Rebecca G. Mirick, PhD, MSW
    Assistant Professor
    Salem State University
    rmirick@salemstate.edu

  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Opportunity for 1st year Freshmen

    Chapter 046 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will award a first-year undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a $500 scholarship in recognition of past achievements and future academic potential. The award will be determined by an essay contest.

    First-year students are invited to submit a 500-word essay that answers the following question:

    Is the main purpose of a college education to prepare students for the workforce or to prepare them for lifelong learning?

    To be eligible for this award the student must:

    Be a full-time undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who has earned less than 30 credit hours at any accredited university.

    Compose a 500-word essay on the topic specified above. Word limits will be strictly enforced.

    Essays should be single-spaced with 1” margins, 12-point type, on a standard 8.5”x 11” page layout.

    The essay will be judged on content and technical merit. Essays will be subjected to blind judging. Include your name and contact information on a separate coversheet, not on the essay itself.

    Completed essays and applications should be submitted to Amanda Houser (ahouser@illinois.edu) by March 6, 2017. The award recipient will be announced at the Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony in April 2017. Please contact Amanda if you have questions regarding the award or the essay criteria.

    The Phi Kappa Phi chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been designated a Chapter of Excellence, the highest award a chapter can receive. Visit phikappaphi.org for additional information on The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

  • NASW-IL Board of Directors: Nominations (deadline: March 1, 2017)

    The NASW Nominations and Leadership Committee is looking for undergrads and grad students interested in nominating others or themselves to be on the NASW –IL Board of Directors.

    This link below connects any interested social worker and student to the NASW page where they can gather more information about being on the Board of Directors, the responsibilities and opportunities for leadership development, and networking in our amazing profession:

    http://naswil.org/news/chapter-news/featured/call-for-leadership-2017-chapter-leadership-opportunities/ 

    FYI:

    Anyone who is elected to serve on the NASW Board of Directors commits to Quarterly meetings in Chicago. If not residing in the Chicago area, NASW pays for their mileage and hotel stay when they attend these meetings.

  • Fred H. Turner Fellowship Application

    Fred H. Turner Fellows serve in a professional paid fellowship out of Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. This position offers students the opportunity to undertake professional assignments and manage campus wide initiatives under the guidance of the Vice Chancellor and staff during their senior year. Turner Fellows are assigned projects related to a wide variety of issues, including strategic planning, student fees, campus and student trends, leadership development, campus safety, and wellness. Fred H. Turner Fellows better the Illinois student experience, while providing insight on student concerns and gaining knowledge about the operations of Student Affairs at Illinois. For more information please visit go.illinois.edu/turner or email TurnerFellows@illinois.edu.

  • Spanish Minor Informational Meeting

    Wednesday, February 22nd

    Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Language Building

    Rm 1080 (Behind the elevators)

    3:30-4:30 pm

  • Community Services Block Grant Scholarships

    To qualify for a CSBG scholarship, you must:

    Be a resident of Champaign County.
    Be income-eligible according to the current U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ poverty guidelines.
    Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (high school students) or 2.0 cumulative GPA (post-secondary students) out of a possible 4.0 scale.
    Be enrolled in a post-secondary school in Illinois.
    Be enrolled as a full- or part-time student (12 or more semester hours; some exceptions do apply).
    Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • University of Illinois Police Department Recruiting Qualified Candidates for Police Officer Testing

    The University of Illinois Police Department is in the process of recruiting qualified candidates for police officer testing.  UIPD is a progressive and collaborative based organization with a strong value based foundation and existence on the ideal of community-based public safety:  justice, respect and integrity. 

    Information on the application process can be found here:  http://police.illinois.edu/about/employment/

  • COMING UP! The reaffirmation vote for the Krannert Center Fee

    All U of I students pay a Krannert Center fee. This fee, which is $17.28 per semester and is not being raised, supports public performances at Krannert Center and is part of what makes $10 U of I student tickets, as well as dozens of free events, possible. The student body must reaffirm the fee, which was initiated by students over 20 years ago, every four years. That vote is coming up March 8 and 9, 2017. The outcome is key to the ability of Krannert Center, the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre, and Lyric Theatre to continue to provide outstanding programming for students at this university at affordable prices. Join your fellow students in preserving the privileges and entertainment opportunities that Krannert Center for the Performing Arts provides us each semester through the support of the fee.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP:

    Join the Facebook event and invite your friends!
    Update your Facebook profile picture with one of these images 
    Sign up for tabling opportunities
    VOTE March 8 and 9!

  • ACES in South Africa Service Learning Fall Course/Winter Break Trip 2017-18

    Location: Cape Town, South Africa
    Dates: Course: 2nd 8 weeks Fall 2017
    Winter Break trip: About 3 weeks departing Dec 27
    Application Deadline: April 20, 2017

    Program Summary: This 8-week course will introduce you to South African history, politics, and legacy of apartheid. You’ll learn about the role of youth in the liberation struggle, discover the impact of educational policy and family dynamics on South African families and children, and gain a deeper understanding of the post-apartheid society and the challenges they face relating to food security, poverty, crime and xenophobia. Then, join us for a winter break trip to experience South Africa through cultural and historical tours, and community service learning experiences with children, township health clinics, or community gardens.

    Apply: www.studyabroad.illinois.edu-Click ‘programs’ and enter ‘ACES in South Africa’ in the field ‘program name.’
    Cost: 2017 Program Fee: $6,025. Program Fee includes housing and most meals, orientation, program excursions, and international insurance.
    Scholarships: Scholarships are available -see Study Abroad website
    Contacts: Oliver Ferguson at ACES Education Abroad at 333-3380 oraces-studyabroad@illinois.eduor Jan Brooks, Course Instructor at 333-2102 or dickson@illinois.edu

  • iVenture Accelerator

    Two more rounds to apply to join the 2017-2018 cohort of the iVenture Accelerator, the educational accelerator for the top student startups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This is a chance to work-full time on your venture over the summer with $10,000 in seed funding, $2,500 per teammate to cover living costs, co-working space, and a world-class networks of funders, advisors, and industry experts.

    The final two rounds to apply close March 19th and April 30th. You may apply as a venture team in any round to receive feedback from a cross-campus set of entrepreneurship faculty and staff.

    The 2017-2018 cohort is iVenture's third yearlong cohort. Thus far, iVenture has accelerated the work of student founders working in diverse areas such as agricultural technology, nonprofits, medical devices, rural healthcare IT, and defense tech. iVenture teams have raised $1.2mil+ in follow-on funding, recruited teams of 150+ members, sold to customers, are scaling their technologies globally, and gaining national media attention for their work.

    Build your entrepreneurial skills and accelerate your venture’s growth. Learn more and apply here today!

  • Undergraduate Research Support Grant

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is currently accepting applications for the Research Support Grant (RSG). This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs.  We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.

    For details and eligibility requirements please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

    Deadline for applications will be Wednesday, March 1, at 11:59 p.m.

    Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

  • BSW Graduation Student Speaker

    Graduation is quickly approaching, and it is the tradition of the School of Social Work to have a student responder during the convocation ceremony. The BSW student responder will be chosen by administration at the School of Social Work and will be based on submissions from the graduating BSW students.

    All graduating students are encouraged to submit a speech for review.  If you are interested in being this year's BSW student graduation speaker, please submit your speech to me by FRIDAY, APRIL 7th at 5PM.  You can send it by email (dietkus2@illinois.edu) or drop it by my office (Suite 2000). 

    Below are the speech guidelines:

    The BSW student speaker's speech should be 5-7 minutes in length.  Please discuss the following questions: What led you to Social Work? What has been your overall experience in the Social Work program? What inspirational words do you have for your fellow graduates?

    The School of Social Work convocation is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th at 1:30pm in Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  This is a ticketed event.   A request of up to 5 tickets can be made with a possibility of 1 or 2 extra tickets if they are available.  There will be a reception for graduates and their guests immediately following the graduation ceremony at the School of Social Work.  We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you and your guests.  Below you will find all the important information that you will need in order to participate in the upcoming May ceremony.

    For further information about the all campus commencement, please see the following link: http://commencement.illinois.edu/

  • Comedy of Errors Auditions

    What You Will introduces auditions for its second production of the semester and final production of the season: The Comedy of Errors: an Adaptation. This show takes the classic farce and sets it in a bankrupt circus trying to save their company by putting on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

    There is no previous theatrical experience required, but since this production is circus themed, auditions WILL require preparation for any random skills or talents you can think of such as singing, dancing, juggling, sleight of hand - the list goes on. But don't let this intimidate you, there will be plenty of simple tricks our directing team can teach you if cast. Auditions are this Thursday, March 2 from 6pm - 10pm in room 150 of the English Building. We'd love to see you there! Any questions? Contact us at: whatyouwillshakes@gmail.com. Directed by Delilah Hansen. Assistant Directed by Logan Weeter and Kristopher Kwak.

  • Announcing the School of Social Work Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research (JUSWR)

    The Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research (JUSWR) is an annual publication that showcases peer-reviewed undergraduate research and related works from social work and related disciplines.

    In Spring 2017, JUSWR will publish its inaugural issue. If you have written work or projects relevant to the advancement of social and economic justice that you are proud of, consider becoming a part of this exciting new venture by submitting your work to JUSWR.

    Submission deadline for inaugural May 2017 issue: March 24th, 2017

    Email submission files (including any supplementary materials to JUSWR) sw-ugjournal@illinois.edu.

  • Teach for China

    Teach For China

    2017 - 2019 Teaching Fellowship

    Established in 2008, Teach For China is a non-profit organization, who takes a unique approach to eliminate educational inequity in China by enlisting the most promising future leaders in China.

    Each year, Teach For China selects a cohort of outstanding Chinese and American university graduates (with Chinese citizenship) to work as full-time teachers in China’s most under-resourced schools for two years.

  • Work That Matters

    Do you want to make a difference? Do you feel like you're suppose work toward a cause greater than yourself? If so, service might be the right next step for you! Previous volunteers from AmeriCorps (City Year) and the Peace Corps will be hosting a panel discussion around post-graduate service opportunities both domestically and abroad. All are welcomed to attend and hear their stories of service to communities, of persistence through struggle, of impact in social justice, and of life lessons learned. They will also be open to take questions about qualifications to serve, application processes, and any other concerns that may exist. If you're even the slightest bit curious about opportunities in service, you're encouraged to join us (and bring a friend!). 

    For more information on City Year/AmeriCorps, contact Eric Barbour (ebarbour@cityyear.org).
    For more information on the Peace Corps, contact Dorothy Mayne (peacecorps@illinois.edu).

    Thursday, March 9th from 4-4:50 pm
    1057 Lincoln Hall

  • Summer Registration I-STAR

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has Summer positions available for Illinois Student Admissions Representatives (I-STARs). We are looking for students who are articulate, flexible, reliable, and energetic, and who have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic about Illinois. I-STAR positions will include assisting with check-in, navigation of campus for various parts of the program, course registration, speaking with new students and parents/guests, and other tasks associated with Summer Registration programs for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

    Those hired will begin training the week of May 15, 2017 and Summer Registration will begin May 22 and run through July 7 with additional programs August 21-24. Students must be available to work Monday-Friday during the hours of 7:30am-4:30pm, though you will not work all hours each day. There may also be an opportunity to continue work into July & August.

    Compensation is $8.25/hour. Applicants must be undergraduate students in good academic standing and must be eligible to work on campus. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Katie Pollard in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 217-300-3245 or kpoll11@illinois.edu.

    Interested applicants should email a resume to kpoll11@illinois.edu by March 15, 2017. We will then request additional information. Those selected for an interview will be notified and scheduled for an interview during the week of April 10. Those selected for employment will be required to attend training the week of May 15.

  • Expressive Arts workshop!

    Join the Women's Resource Center on Monday March 6th from 7-9pm at the Women's Resources Center for an Expressive Arts workshop! In this session, students will be invited to create a bridge between their affect connected with the current political climate to their collective goals of a better future through visual arts, movement, and writing. 

  • DGS Summer Registration Peer Advisors

    Division of General Studies – 2017 Summer Registration Computer Lab Peer Advisors needed!

    The Division of General Studies is seeking students to aid with summer registration by helping Academic Advisors assist incoming students with registering for classes for the fall semester. Computer Lab Peer Advisors will:

    Assist students with registering for fall classes in UI Integrate Self Service Assist students in identifying appropriate General Education courses

    A successful candidate must be available weekdays from May 24 & 25, and May 30 to July 7, 2017 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm (approximately 15-20 hours per week). There is also a mandatory training that is scheduled for May 15 & 16, 2017 from 9:00am – 4:30pm.  There will also be the possibility of working August 23 & 24.

    The pay for this position is $8.25 an hour.

    Required qualifications:

    Strong communication skills Demonstrated ability to work well with others Knowledge of Course Explorer website Knowledge of UI Integrate

    Preferred qualifications:

    Former DGS student Basic knowledge of Illinois General Education requirements Junior or senior class standing

    To apply, please complete the application available at http://go.illinois.edu/DGSPeerAdvisor by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

    Please contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@illinois.edu with any questions.

  • Community Service Project Organizing 101

    On Monday, April 3rd from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. UniPlace will be holding a second student community leadership workshop. This workshop titled "Community Service Project Organizing 101" will be a workshop over dinner where students will learn how to effectively identify the needs of their community, organize a community service project, partner with community organizations, recruit volunteers, and learn how to be a volunteer leader.

    This is a great workshop for any student who wants to be a leader in a student community service organization or lead a community service project on their own.  The workshop is free and includes a free dinner.

    Those who wish to find out more information or wish to attend can sign up at: www.uniplace.org/studentworkshop  

  • BSWA Brown Bag Lunch

    The BSWA is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch with the Community Learning Lab and the Office of Volunteer Programs. Join us in 2015 on Thursday, March 9th at Noon to learn about ways you can get involved in the community and get your chance to do good in your community before you start your internship!

  • Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

    What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

    Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

    We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water.

    You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.

    We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff. You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action… skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

    And, you’ll make good money.

    Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about? You don’t have to make that choice.

    You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in—all while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

    This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply today for a summer job with The Fund.

    We will be holding information sessions and interviews on campus  Tuesday 3/7 and Wednesday 3/8 and want to meet with as many interested students as possible while on campus.

    To apply, please visit www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).

  • Summer Teaching Positions Available: Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer

    Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $520 and $700 per week while teaching. Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups. Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

    The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2017 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

    We hire people who:

    Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure Are responsible, hardworking, and have good communication and organizational skills Will be patient and supportive with students

    The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

    We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/

  • The Writers Workshop is Seeking Undergraduate Consultants

    The Writers Workshop, UIUC's writing center, is recruiting undergraduate writing consultants for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please forward the attached flyer to any students who might be interested. Undergraduate can get involved as volunteers, or they can enroll in WRIT 300--Issues in Tutoring Writing to become paid consultants. More information is available on our website: http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/BecomeaWritersWorkshopConsultant.html 

    Consulting with the Writers Workshop is a particularly good opportunity for students who enjoy writing, are strong communicators or interested in improving communication skills, and/or are interested in teaching English or English as a Second Language. Students not only learn to talk with others about their writing and learning, but also gain confidence and skill as writers in the process.

    The Writers Workshop conducts approximately 6000 face-to-face consultations a year with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty and staff from across the disciplines. The writing center also provides workshops on common academic writing concerns, hosts writing groups, and provides tailored in-class presentations.

  • Alpha Phi Omega Donations Drive

    Alpha Phi Omega is having a campus-wide donations drive to help Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Orphan's Treasure Box, and Feeding our Kids on March 27-31st. They will be on the quad from 11-3:30pm collecting canned food, old and new books, and food sorts.

  • BSWA Bake Sale

    The BSWA is continuing their Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 14th, from 12-2 PM. Stop by and get a treat!

  • Illini Career and Internship Fair

    Looking for a job or internship? Consider attending the Illini Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from Noon to 5 PM in the ARC.

  • Health Application Prep Month

    The Career Center will be hosting their annual Health Application Prep Month in April. Workshops will take place on each Thursday at 4 pm in The Career Center Interview Suite (616 E Green Street, Rm 213). If you plan to apply to health profession programs this upcoming cycle, please attend! They will be walking you through the application process. 

    They do have a bonus information session, that is not listed on the flyer. Dr. Tom TenHoeve from UIC College of Pharmacy will be talking to students about Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) on April 6 at 5 pm, following the Overview workshop. This is a great opportunity to learn more about a unique interviewing style that some health profession programs utilize.

  • Apply to be a Women in Leadership Intern or Mentor

    The YWCA of the University of Illinois is seeking Women in Leadership interns and mentors for the 2017-18 school year. Women in Leadership is an intensive, two semester leadership and project management internship. Structured as a group consulting project, the program allows interns to work directly with local human services agencies to learn about the nonprofit sector; identify organizational challenges; and research, propose, and implement solutions. Throughout the year, interns receive training focusing on professional development, leadership skills, and building a working team, all of which are applied to their projects. Interns are guided through this process by mentors drawn from Urbana-Champaign’s excellent professional and graduate student pools. Open to all UIUC students. For more information, please contact Amarin Young at amarin@ywcauofi.org.

     

    To learn more and apply, visit: www.ywcauofi.org/womeninleadership. Applications are due April 30th.