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  • 10/20 Mansfield Foodmobile Volunteers needed

    My name is Emily Stoerger and I am the Community Relations Coordinator at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. We have an upcoming Foodmobile at the Northern Piatt Fire Protection District, 108 Washington St., Mansfield, IL on October 20th from 8:45 am - 12:15 pm. We need volunteers to be able to distribute food. I was wondering if you would be interested in volunteering at this site or helping us spread the word about this upcoming opportunity.

    Foodmobiles are mobile food pantries focused on alleviating hunger among vulnerable populations. Foodmobiles target rural and under-served communities. Volunteers are needed to set up the food distribution area, hand out product to recipients, help recipients carry product to their cars, and clean up after distribution is complete. A short orientation will be provided by a Foodmobile Captain or EIF Staff member on-site at 8:45 am. This volunteer project requires volunteers to lift, bend and stand during distribution preparation and throughout the distribution period.

    This is a great way to make a lot of impact in a short amount of time. Most of our Foodmobiles feed anywhere from 100-250 families in a single morning! These Foodmobiles will service all of Piatt County for the month of October but so far we only have a handful of volunteers to work the distribution. Without volunteers, these distributions are simply not possible.

    If you are interested, you should sign up online here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844afac28a0fd0-eiffoodmobiles. If anyone has any questions they can contact me by email at estoerger@eifoodbank.org or by phone at 217-328-3663.

    Our Foodmobiles help us get food to under-served locations and they would not be possible without you volunteers. 

  • 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.

  • 2017-2018 LENS Diversity Certificate registration is LIVE!

    The LENS Diversity Certificate Program is a two-semester (Fall 2017-Spring 2018) commitment that provides students with enriching, thought-provoking experiences culminating in a certificate.

    The LENS Program operates on a multi-dimensional framework that encourages students to view and explore diversity, social justice, and intercultural relations to develop skills for functioning in a diverse and global society: Learn, Envision, Navigate, and Synthesize.

    Earn a certificate for taking classes, developing projects, engaging in critical discussion with your peers, and attending events!

    To register, go to http://go.illinois.edu/LENS.   For more information about the LENS Diversity Certificate Program, go to http://oiir.illinois.edu/diversityed/lens-certificate or e-mail DiversityEd@illinois.edu.

  • 2017 Graduate & Professional School Fair

    The 2017 Graduate & Professional School Fair offers Illinois students the opportunity to interact with

    representatives from 135+ different schools & programs from across the country and around the world! 

    Search for programs by Program Category or Keyword at  go.illinois.edu/GPFair  (or on our app- see below)

    All undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and alumni are invited to attend to collect information and engage with representatives about advanced education offerings.

    Programs from various disciplines will be in attendance at the fair, including Business, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Engineering. Medicine, and hundreds more!

    DETAILS

    *RSVP to receive updates about schools/programs attending the fair.

    *Attire is casual.

    *Open-house style (visit and depart as convenient)

    *Search "Illinois Career Fair Plus" in the App Store or Google Play to find the app

  • 2017 ILLINI WELLNESS WEEK

    Join Illinois Student Affairs and collaborating campus units as we host the 4th Illini Wellness Week! Illini Wellness Week is a series of health-focused events to highlight wellness programs on the University of Illinois campus. From free massages to a farmers market on the Quad, there is an event for everyone. For a full events schedule, check out the Illini Wellness Week website and Facebook Page.

  • 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/

  • 2018 Annual Diversity Celebration

    The School of Social Work Diversity Committee presents:

    The Annual Diversity Celebration

    Join us for a day of food, performances, and visual displays representing the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, school, and community!

    When: Friday, April 27th, 2018

    Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

    Where: School of Social Work, 2015 & 2019

    A Taste of Diversity 

    We welcome you to bring a food item that represents your culture or family.

    Please include the name of your dish, the culture it represents, and some of the main ingredients. We would like to place cards on the table that describe the dish for guests. To participate, email:

    Diamond Ruffin, dlruffi2@illinois.edu

    Mirabella(Belle) Rebeiz, rebeiz2@illinois.edu

    Acts of Diversity

    All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in the celebration by singing, reading a poem, telling a story about their culture or family, or any other performance! To participate, email:

    Kelly Clary, valenck2@illinois.edu

    A Glimpse of Diversity

    All students, staff, and faculty are invited to bring items that represent their culture or family for display. These can be cultural artifacts, posters, or any other item that is meaningful to you. To participate, email:

    Jan Carter-Black, carterbl@illinois.edu  

  • 2018 Majors and Minors Fair

    Take a closer look at Illinois majors, minors, and resources!

    Majors & Minors Fair

    Monday, September 17th

    1:30-4:30pm

    Illini Union Ballrooms A, B, C

  • 2018 OVP Volunteer Service Awards — Nominations Open!

    The annual Volunteer Service Recognition Awards honor individuals and student groups for their volunteer efforts and service projects on and off-campus throughout their time at the University of Illinois with a focus on contributions during the current academic year. 

    The Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs invites campus and community members to nominate outstanding students, groups, faculty, and staff members of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who make a difference both on-campus and in the community.

    Finalists selected from the pool of nominees, along with their nominators, will be invited to attend this year's Volunteer Service Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Award winners will be announced during the ceremony.

    Volunteer Service Recognition Nominations

    Click below to start the nomination process.

    Nominators can nominate another individual or group. Self-nominations may be completed for yourself or your group. All nominations are due on Friday, March 9, 2018.

    Nominate an Individual or Group

  • 2018 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards

    Deadline: Noon, Monday, February 26, 2018

    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://www.english.illinois.edu/undergraduate/scholarships/

     

  • 2019 Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education Scholarship Opportunities

    The Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education is accepting applications for two scholarships:

    The Dr. Arias Scholarship Award for Writing and the ILACHE Scholarship (2 recipients will be selected for this one). Please see attached documents.  

    The deadline to apply is March 8th, 2019. All scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 2019 ILACHE Conference on April 19th in Chicago, Illinois (https://ilache.org/page-1794493)

    I am chairing the selection committee, so I’ll be happy to answer questions about these two funding opportunities. Thank you in advance for passing along this opportunity students.

    Sincerely,

    Moises Orozco Villicana, Ph.D.

  • 2019 MLK Celebrations

    The 2019 MLK celebration is happening Jan 18 to Jan 26. This year's theme is Lead, Challenge, Impact. For more information about each event, check out the Facebook page for the celebration. https://www.facebook.com/illinoismlk/

    Friday, Jan 18

    Annual County-wide Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration

    Sunday Jan 20

    34th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Service of Celebration

    Monday Jan 21

    24th Annual Unity Breakfast

    Monday Jan 21

    Day of Service

    Wednesday Jan 23

    Walking the Talk: Bringing Social Justice to Direct Practice

    Friday Jan 25

    Poverty Simulation

    Saturday Jan 26

    Community Celebration

  • 2019 Social Work HEALS Conference

    Register for the 2nd Annual Social Work HEALS Policy Conference on Friday, April 19th from 8am-2:30pm at the I Hotel

    This FREE educational event is planned by Social Work HEALS scholars for social work students and faculty in partnership with local and state stakeholders to discuss young adult health and wellness, advocacy, and financial literacy. At this conference, you will be able to examine health issues that are specific to the young adult population and learn how you can advocate for beneficial legislation. Register here: https://forms.gle/6XtGB75pRSEjRFfn6 Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, email socialworkheals@illinois.edu

  • 2019 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards

    Deadline: 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 https://www.facebook.com/uillinoiscreativewriting/ 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: sdavenpo@illinois.edu. 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.

  • 2020-21 NASW-Illinois Chapter Student Liaisons still needed

    Student liaisons still needed

    Our Chapter student liaisons met earlier this and plan on meeting monthly.  We would like to have all schools represented,  Any students still interested should complete the following liaison form online at https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/2021-naswil-student-liaison/.

    Join the NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors

    The Chapter is now accepting nominations for its volunteer leadership team.  Students (BSW representative and MSW representatives) and faculty (all other open positions) are encourage to consider the following opportunities: https://www.naswil.org/post/join-the-2021-nasw-illinois-chapter-board-of-directors.

  • 2020 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards

    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 https://www.facebook.com/uillinoiscreativewriting/ 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: sdavenpo@illinois.edu. 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.

    Deadline: Noon, Friday, February 28, 2020

  • 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium is Going Virtual

    We are happy to announce that the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) is going virtual! The Office of Undergraduate Research has been working hard to make this happen, and we hope you will join us for what will still be an exciting and inspiring event, whilst in a different medium. Over 350 students will present their work in an asynchronous format, with the opportunity for viewers to engage in conversation with the presenters through a forum.

    The URS will be a multi-day event, running from Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1. We will kick things off on the 27th at noon (CDT) with our live (Zoom) featured student presentations. [Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96284074411?pwd=L0ZiV1BaOFZiTDFDckt2T0pKdmxzQT09; Meeting ID: 962 8407 4411; Password: URS2020.] The Zoom link is also on the URS Compass2g site (see below on how to access).

    Accessing the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Due to concerns surrounding an open access event, the Symposium is available only for those with a University of Illinois NetID. Campus community members wishing to view the Symposium will first need to enroll to view student presentations and interact with our presenters.

    Log into Compass2g. Go to: https://go.illinois.edu/URS_enroll and click the "down arrow" next to "provost_pvcaa_open_189752" and select "enroll". On the next page, hit “submit” and you will be enrolled. You should now be able to view the Symposium at: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2020

  • 26th Annual Health Fair

    “Take Your Health to New Heights!”

    McKinley Health Center’s Special Populations’ Student Health Concerns Committee is hosting its 26th Annual Health Fair on Tuesday, April 9th from 10am-3pm in the Illini Union Rooms A, B, and C. The main goal of the event is to promote general wellness among the University of Illinois diverse student populations. The Annual Health Fair has attracted over 80 vendors—including local health/social agencies, like Carle, OSF Healthcare, Christie Clinic, and Planned Parenthood, as well as dentists, chiropractors. Services and information are provided FREE of charge for all attendees. So come and enjoy a variety of health programs, displays, and demonstrations, ranging from fitness demos and blood pressure screenings to dance performances and raffle prizes!

  • 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.

  • 4th Annual NEDA Walk

    What? Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and can affect ANYONE. The NEDA walk aims to bring awareness about the dangers and the need for early intervention and treatment. 

    When? Saturday, April 29th, 9-11 AM @ the Illinois Arboretum. Check- in starts at 8! Opening ceremony at 9!

    How? Create a team or sign up as an individual! Our fundraising goal is $25,000. Help us reach that! Visit nedawalk.org/register?fr_id=4363 to sign up!

    What Else Can I Do? The Counseling Center & Eating Disorders Awareness Partners are here to help if you want to create additional programming in residence halls, sororities, school departments, etc. 

    Please contact Krystyna Orlowski at korlows2@illinois.edu for more information on the event or programming!

  • 7th Annual Illini Veterans Memorial 5K

    The Illini Veterans RSO is hosting their 7th Annual Illini Veterans Memorial 5K run/walk on UIUC's Main Quad on April 7th, 2019. Proceeds from the race will go to the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, located on campus near the Krannert Center. The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is the only facility of its kind in the nation, offering a broad range of services to student veterans as they transition from the military into the civilian sector.

    Race Details
    Date: April 7th, 2019
    Time: 0800 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
    1000 AM - 5K Ceremony begins
    Location: We will stage on the main quad in front of Foellinger Auditorium
    Address: 709 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

    Race Registration: ivmemorial5k.eventbrite.com
    Race Info: http://www.illiniveterans.org/5k
    Memorial 5K Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/IlliniVeteransMemorial5K/ 
    Chez Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education: http://woundedvetcenter.ahs.illinois.edu/

  • 7th Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium

    Please join us for the

    7th Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium

    Research for Change

    May 23-24, 2019
    Hyatt-Downtown Champaign
    217 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

    Keynote Speaker:
    Dr. Kevin Nadal

    Methods Workshop:
    Building and Sustaining Community Partnerships
    Dr. Megan Paceley

    For registration and more information visit: https://lgbtresearch.weebly.com/
    CEUs available.

    Sponsors:
    Harrington Park Press
    University of Illinois School of Social Work at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Illinois College of ACES
    University of Kansas School of Social Welfare

  • 8th Annual Disability Awareness Program “Student Engagement in the Disability Community”

    Wednesday, November 14th
    7pm-9pm
    SDRP Multipurpose Rooms (2nd Floor, ABC)

    Any and all disability-related questions answered by Student Panel
    Get free food and drinks!
    Enter to win giveaways!

    If you require disability related accommodations, or an alternative flyer format, please contact Susann Sears at 217.333.4602 or sheft@illinois.edu

    Featuring Keynote Speaker Katy Hoyer, MSW, LSW
    BS in Psychology ‘11 MSW ‘13

  • 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!

  • 8-week summer undergrad program increasing diversity in neuroscience of aging

    STAR U is a structured, 8-week summer training program with the aim of increasing diversity within the field of neuroscience of aging. In addition to individualized faculty mentorship, participants will engage in seminars and professional development activities. Student housing, transportation, and a monetary stipend for the 8-week period will be provided.

    Eligibility: 

    - currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution (rising Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, in addition to graduating Seniors in Spring of 2019)

    - candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. 

    - diverse/underrepresented backgrounds as defined by NIH (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-210.html)

    This form consists of several components: demographic information, document upload (personal statement, resume/cv, academic transcript), faculty/project rank selection, and a short essay. Please make sure to complete all components before submitting. 

    Do not forget to have your two recommenders email their letters directly to the STAR U Program Coordinator, Kiana Chan (kkc2146@cumc.columbia.edu)

    All application items are due by February 15th, 2019. 

    https://cumc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Yo0Qoc23hEKCTH

  • AAS Major-Minor Luncheon - 3/11/2020

    Join the Department of Asian American Studies for their biannual Major-Minor Luncheon on March 11! Learn about majoring or minoring in Asian American Studies, meet other AAS students and faculty, and enjoy a delicious lunch from Maize! Students from all disciplines are welcome to attend.

    3/11/2020
    12:00-1:00 pm
    Asian American Cultural Center
    1210 W Nevada St, Urbana

  • Access Alley

    On Thursday, September 20 PACE is hosting an open house for our new program called Access Alley. Access Alley is a space where professionals and consumers alike will be able to try out and purchase different pieces of Assistive Technology and Adaptive Devices.

    The devices in Access Alley are designed to assist people with disabilities in living more independent lives.

    The open house runs from 3 to 7pm, and will feature demonstrations of some of the cutting edge technologies available in Access Alley, as well as some that aren't being offered by us.”

    If you have more any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jermaine@pacecil.org, (217) 344.5433 (voice), (217) 344.5024, (217) 689.0289 (video phone)

  • 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

  • ACES Study Abroad Info Sessions

    SOUTH AFRICA - January 2020 Winter Break
    Wednesday April 3, 4:30pm, 305 Mumford Hall
    Led by Jan Brooks, Human Development & Family Studies; this program is titled "Service Learning, Child, Family, Health, and Agriculture."

    SIERRA LEONE - January 2020 Winter Break or Spring 2020 Semester
    Wednesday April 3, 5pm, 426 Mumford Hall
    Programs in Sierra Leone are directed by Dr. Paul McNamara, Agricultural and Consumer Economics. Focus is on international development, global health & nutrition, and history/culture/agriculture. Open to all majors and options for winter break and spring semester.

  • Active Minds Survey

    Hello, I am Alissa Tomanek, a junior here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Clinical Psychology. I am also a part of a mental health organization here at UIUC called Active Minds. 

    Active Minds is a national organization with over 500 chapters across the US. Active Minds UIUC's mission to create a better campus by bettering the students' mental health. Our main goals are to change the conversation about mental health and advocate for the students' mental health needs. We've been able to accomplish these missions by working with the school and the dean of student affairs (Stephen Bryan) to discuss the current climate of mental health on campus. We also have many successful initiatives such as the iCard initiative, whose purpose is to print the Suicide LifeLine on the back of all the students iCards. We have also worked hard on a syllabus requirement that would have all the mental health resources on every student's course syllabi.

    Right now, we are working hard to understand what mental health resources are most beneficial to the student body, and if there is a need for some changes to those resources. Right now, I am emailing on behalf of Active Minds UIUC to ask you if you would send out this mental health survey to all the students within your department. We want to have a better understanding of how students feel about the current climate of mental health on campus. 

    I have linked the URL to this survey below and hope that you will support our mission to better the students', at UIUC, mental health. 

    bit.ly/activemindssurvey  

  • 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   

  • Advocacy Day Registration and Bus RSVP

    This year’s 2018 Advocacy Day will occur on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, and take place at the Bank of Springfield Center (formerly the Prairie Capital Convention Center) in Springfield, IL.  Join an anticipated 1000+ social workers and work students from across the state for this event. Transportation will be provided by the SSW.

    Registration is required, see details below.

    Advocacy Day:

    Register at https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/advocacy-day-041118

    Early Bird Online Rate: $15.00(increases on March 5, 2018)

    Regular Online Rate: $20.00

    Transportation: Register at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/3609808 by 5 pm on 4/6/18

    If accessibility accommodations are needed, please register by 5 pm on 4/2/18

    Departure time: 7 am from the SSW

    Return time: 5 pm at the SSW

  • A Home of Their Own: Documentary Screening & Panel

    View the new documentary: A Home of Their Own, celebrating the African American community’s role in housing students in the 1930-50s. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts leads a panel of documentary participants in discussion.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    2:00-4:00 pm

    NCSA Building
    Room 1122
    1205 W. Clark, Urbana

  • Allied Health Training Certification

    Allied Health Training Certification

    Wednesday, Feb. 7th

    4pm-5pm

    The Career Center’s Information Suite @ 616 E. Green Street (between McDonald’s & Subway), Room 213

    *Panel will feature representatives from Parkland College Health Professions, Carle Hospital Education, and Illinois Emergency Medical Services.

    *A brief presentation will be followed by panelists sharing information about each program and plenty of question/answer time for attendees

  • 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.

  • Alpha Phi Omega Women's Drive

    Can you imagine having to decide between feeling full and being clean? There are thousands of women in Chicago that have to think about that decision every month.

    We are holding a Women's drive to collect pads, tampons, liners, and wipes which will then be donated to an organization called Helping Women Period.

    There will be a box in the social work student lounge until November 10th. I encourage you all to donate, even if you can only spare one or two items. (you don't have to donate an entire box, we accept individually wrapped items)

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lilyia Garcia, at lagarci2@illinois.edu

  • Alternative Seasonal Breaks

    You're who we've been waiting for! Alternative Seasonal Breaks (ASB) is having its first meeting/info sessions of the semester on Sunday 9/16, Monday 9/17, and Tuesday 9/18 at 6pm at the University YMCA. We know you're tired of pizza by now so we promise we will mix it up a bit!

    ASB is a non-profit volunteer rso at UIUC and an affiliate of the University YMCA. ASB sends U of I students on nationwide service trips twice throughout the year (winter and spring break). ASB participants travel throughout the country to learn about and actively combat social justice and environmental issues. Trips concern issues such as homelessness, poverty, animals, healthcare, environment, and many more. Each trip offers participants a unique, hands-on opportunity to make a difference in the lives of both communities and individuals nationwide. In preparation for each trip, participants meet weekly to reflect on issues, promote awareness, volunteer within the Urbana-Champaign community, and to simply get to know one another prior to their week together.

    If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact Diamond Ruffin or Jacob Kraft at treasurer@illinoisasb.org for more information and to be added to the email list. Also, visit the website!

  • AmeriCorps IL Safe Families

    Safe Families AmeriCorps members will serve to organize communities across Illinois in making their cities, schools, organizations and households more resilient to emergencies. The members' primary responsibilities will be to teach, coordinate and lead emergency preparedness, planning and recovery activities in their assigned territories in support of the American Red Cross. This opportunity is open to all across the state of Illinois. Service locations may include: Chicago, Romeoville, Springfield, Peoria, Rockford, Quincy, Champaign, Bloomington, and Moline. Terms start on September 10, 2018, with individuals serving 1700 hours over 11 months (35-40 hours per week). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a college graduate, a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, and possess a valid driver's license.

    Positions open now! Apply at:https://bit.ly/2vGlWXH

  • AmeriCorps Service - IL Disaster Corps

    Disaster Corps members will support communities with spontaneous volunteer management and donation coordination in the event of a local or state disaster. Serving out of Chicago, IL, members will work hand-in-hand with local and state government entities, non-profit organizations, and other community organizations to provide timely and meaningful service opportunities to those seeking to assist their own communities after a disaster strikes. Members will also provide community preparedness classes to adults and youth, and respond to local and statewide disasters. Terms start on September 10, 2018, with individuals serving 1700 hours over 11 months (35-40 hours per week). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a college graduate, a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, and possess a valid driver's license.

    Positions open now! Apply at:https://bit.ly/2HnW8Tz

  • An Evening with Kara Richardson Whitely

    Learn about her raw and inspiring story of her ascent from the depths of self doubt to the top of the world--and how to push beyond your limits and limitations.

    September 27, 2017
    6:30 to 8 p.m.
    ARC Multipurpose Room 7
    Talk will be followed by book signing.

  • Animal Sciences Spring Break Field Trip (398) to Illinois and Wisconsin March 18-21, 2018, by Gene McCoy

    Students will visit dairy farms and companies, gain knowledge, experiences and skills needed to perform management practices on dairy farms as well as careers related to the dairy industry. Students utilize knowledge they gain in their undergraduate classes in a real life setting in management, nutrition, reproduction, marketing, manure management, and animal care in order to maximize production and profit. Students should sign up for ANSC 398 N: Dairy Management Spring Trip, CRN 61016. Student costs are dependent number of student and would include transportation and motels (estimated $200-$300)

    Highlights:

    Golden Oaks 600 free stall dairy, composting and manure separation, and internships available. Wauconda, Il Lenkaitis Holsteins New 120 cow with Robot Milking and up to date manure Handling Saint Charles Il Hoards Guernsey and Jersey Dairy. Fort Atkinson Wi Dairy Shrine Museum –History of dairying. Fort Atkinson, Wi Nasco Store and Tour. Fort Atkinson , Wi Sunshine Genetics tour embryo transfer and IVF facilities Whitewater, Wi Borchardt 100 Ayrshire farm with compost barn. Caledonia, Il

     

    Contact Gene McCoy for more information:  217-840-0157 or gcmccoy@illinois.edu.

  • Announcing the Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research (JUSWR) Issue 3 and JUSWR Call for Papers.

    The Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research (JUSWR) editorial team is pleased to announce the 3rd issue of the School of Social Work journal of undergraduate original work. Attached you will find the flyer announcing important information about the journal. We also attached the call for papers, which provides more specific details about the submission guidelines, dates, and review process. The JUSWR accepts original research, policy analysis papers, literature reviews, and creative pieces (artistic expression or multimedia presentations). Original work developed for this academic year's courses and the previous academic year will be considered. We hope you will give serious consideration to submitting your work and having the experience of being a published author! 

  • 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.

  • Annual Day of Service

    School of Social Work Annual Day of Service

    Friday, 4/12, 9 AM - 1 PM

    Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department

    Register at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1251614 today!

  • Annual Diversity Celebration

    The School of Social Work Diversity Committee presents:

    The Annual Diversity Celebration

    Join us for a day of food, performances, and visual displays representing the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, school, and community!

    When: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

    Where: School of Social Work, 2015

     

    A Taste of Diversity 

    We welcome you to bring a food item that represents your culture or family.

    Please include the name of your dish, the culture it represents, and some of the main ingredients. We would like to place cards on the table that describe the dish for guests.

    To participate, email Kahlia Halpern at khalper2@illinois.edu

    Acts of Diversity

    All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in the celebration by singing, reading a poem, telling a story about their culture or family, or any other performance!

    To participate, email Kelly Valencik at valenck2@illinois.edu

    A Glimpse of Diversity

    All students, staff, and faculty are invited to bring items that represent their culture or family for display. These can be cultural artifacts, posters, or any other item that is meaningful to you.

    To participate, email Kimberly Sam at sam2@illinois.edu

  • Anthropology Open Lab Day

    Anthropology is hosting an Open Lab Day information session for students to learn more about two related labs - Biological Anthropology and Archaeology.

    The open lab day will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 3:00 pm-4:30pm. Meet in Davenport Hall 109A at 3pm. Professors Kate Clancy (Bio), John Polk (Bio), and Lisa Lucero (Archaeology) will present on each lab and answer any questions. 

  • Apply to be a Career Services Paraprofessional

    Interested in becoming a Career Services Paraprofessional? CSPs are PAID student staff responsible for reviewing resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles & presenting career-related workshops. Applications for this opportunity open on January 22. Save the date for our information session where you can learn more about the position: 

    January 24: 4 – 5 p.m., The Career Center, Conference Room 143
    January 29: 4 – 5 p.m., La Casa Cultural Center
    February 1: 4 – 5 p.m., The Career Center, Conference Room 143 
    February 6: 5 – 6 p.m., Native American House 
    February 8: 5 – 6 p.m., The Career Center, Conference Room 143

  • 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.

  • Apply to serve on the Subcommittee for Student Conduct and/or the Subcommittee for Sexual Misconduct

    Do you want to help make the decisions regarding the University’s response to student conduct?  You can apply to serve on the Subcommittee for Student Conduct and/or the Subcommittee for Sexual Misconduct.  Both of these groups get extensive training and then experience making the decisions in these cases.  The committees are comprised of students, faculty and staff. It is important that we have committees that reflect the entire campus community. The types of cases you would hear would be for students who have been accused of doing something that rises to the level of possibly being dismissed from the University. Those serving on these committees in the past have said that it is an eye opening experience that they learn a lot from.  If you are interested in serving on either of the subcommittees, please fill out the application no later than February 15, 2020: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/774201 

  • Apply to Volunteer in Greece!

    Apply for a Life-Changing Experience!

    Applications are open more than 60 spots in our summer 2020 Greek America Corps volunteer programs in Greece.

    We're offering five programs ranging from one week to one month long. Locations include Athens, Thessaloniki, Karpathos and Kasos islands and Chios island.

    Scholarships are available for applicants with financial need. Applicants without financial need may also cover their own expenses. Regardless of application type (scholarship or paid), applicants must first complete the application process and be accepted in order to participate.

    Click here for more information!

    DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2020