Econ Tutoring Center Open

Econ Tutoring Center
21 DKH (basement level)

Tutoring for: Econ 102, 103, 202, 203, 302, 303, and some 400s

There is no cost and students may visit as many times as they need.  The tutors have access to the course text books and syllabi in order to assist students on all our courses. Students should still visit their TA or Instructor during office hours for specific questions about tests or homework.

You may direct students to the ‘Academic Assistance’ page on our website:

Questions may be directed to

Call for Nominations!

Have you taken a great class in ENGL, CW, RHET, or BTW lately?  Please consider nominating one or more of your favorite teachers from the English department for an undergraduate teaching award.  The process is quick and easy; you can access the nomination form here:

We rely heavily on student nominations to identify candidates for these awards, and it’s particularly important that we acknowledge those people in the department who teach courses that cater primarily to non-majors, so please, if you feel you’ve benefited from the skill and commitment of English department instructors, help us reward their hard work.  Graduate student TAs, instructors, lecturers, and professors teaching in English, Creative Writing, Rhetoric, Business & Technical Writing and film studies are all eligible for these awards.

Churchill Scholarship – Deadline October 9

The Churchill Scholarship enables outstanding American students to pursue one year of graduate work leading to a degree in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University.  Seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply. You must complete the GRE general test by November, be under the age of 26, and be a U.S. citizen.

The required campus deadline is October 9.  A complete Churchill Scholarship application must be submitted to us by this deadline in order to be considered for University of Illinois endorsement (a requirement to move forward in the competition). Based on your submittal (and in special circumstances an interview), a Churchill Scholarship Campus Review Committee will determine your endorsement.

Additional information on the scholarship and application process can be found at

Peace Corps Internship

The Details In Brief

  • The program: Campus Ambassadors, an internship-like opportunity to serve as networking and social media experts for the Peace Corps
  • How to apply: Through this application
  • Questions? Send them to
  • The deadline: Friday, September 19th, 2014

Campus Ambassadors

  • Campus Ambassadors are university students who work closely with Peace Corps Recruiters to expand their reach into new and diverse student groups.
  • The program offers a prestigious internship-like experience, only the Ambassadors are considered local experts, not interns. They know their campus better than anyone, and help Recruiters connect with new pockets.
  • Ambassadors receive training, a t-shirt, and swag, then share their enthusiasm for making a difference through life-changing cross-cultural experiences.

What Do Ambassadors Do?

  • Post and tweet multimedia content about the Peace Corps every week.
  • Identify and connect with diverse student groups around campus, plugging them into Peace Corps activities and sharing the Peace Corps story with them.
  • Help set up and turn people out to events put on by Peace Corps Recruiters.
  • Participate in nationwide Ambassador photo and video competitions.
  • Organize movie screenings and other activities.

Peer Tutoring for 300-level ACCY Courses

The PwC Accountancy Peer Tutor Center began offering peer tutoring for ACCY 301, 302, 303, 304, and 312 on Sunday, September 7.   Normal tutoring hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 2011 BIF.   Tutoring will not take place during Fall Break and will conclude right before Reading Day.  Please note that the tutors can help with accounting concepts, but don’t have access to case and assignment solutions.   It’s also important for students to bring course materials with them when they come for tutoring. For more information, see

CPA Exam Info Session with the Illinois Board of Examiners

Russ Friedewald, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Examiners, will be here on the following dates to discuss important information about the Uniform CPA Exam process through the State of Illinois:

  •  Thursday, September 25, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Deloitte Auditorium, Business Instructional Facility
  • Friday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., 3041 Business Instructional Facility

The educational requirements to qualify for the CPA Exam in the State of Illinois changed on July 1, 2013.  Mr. Friedewald will discuss these requirements, including the ways to qualify for the Exam either with a master’s degree or without a master’s degree.  He will also discuss exam application procedures, exam content, and more.

Please RSVP here for the Thursday session:

Please RSVP here for the Friday session (please note that the Friday session has limited space):

Questions?  E-mail


Pizza and a Professional: Owning Your Own Business

Friday, Sept. 12
Noon-1 p.m.
The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Suite 213
* Enter below the Kaplan sign next to McDonald’s and head to the second floor

Enjoy lunch on us and hear from professionals who have started their own business! Network and listen as they share their experiences with choosing a major and pursuing their career.

Panelists include:

  • Scott Barber, Founder/Lead Designer, SCOBAR Clothing
  • Ryan Block, General Manager, Murphy’s Pub
  • Kristin Little, Owner, BodiBronze Sunless Spa (Illinois alum – marketing)
  • Ryan Majeres, Owner, GameDay Spirit and Bedloft (Illinois alum – political science)

Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

2014-2015 School Year


Established in 2007, the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is overseen by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is composed of undergraduate students named by each of the undergraduate serving colleges as well as five at-large members selected through this open application process.  All members are appointed to serve one-year terms.


In Fall 2014, the Board will meet for discussion from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, November 13.  A buffet lunch will be provided.  Dates for the Spring 2015 meetings will be determined at a later date.


The purpose of the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is to work with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost to:

  • Provide feedback on programs, administrative and academic policies, and initiatives established or overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation.
  • Generate ideas and suggestions for programs and activities to enhance the academic experience of undergraduate students at the university.


  • Undergraduate student standing for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Interest in academic affairs initiatives and activities on campus.
  • Strong record of academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or above).
  • Involvement on campus both in academic and extracurricular activities.

Application Process

Interested undergraduate students are encouraged to submit an application. Successful applicants will be notified and may be scheduled for an interview. Applications must be received no later than September 19, 2014.

Questions about the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board may be directed to Associate Provost Kristi Kuntz, 333-6677 or


PR Certificate Program

Applications are open for the PR Certificate program administered by the College of Media. This professional development program provides a practical foundation in the principles and practice of public relations. The undergraduate-level coursework is designed for students from any discipline who wish to develop public relations competencies and skills to enhance their primary area of study or expertise. Public relations is important to many disciplines, including engineering, English, computer science, communication, business, agricultural communications, and numerous others.

If you have considered applying for the PR Certificate program, the deadline for this year’s application is approaching. More information on the program can be found here:


There is an optional information session about the certificate program, application process, etc.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 6-6:45 p.m.

WHERE: 319 Greg Hall

Applications are due by Tuesday, September 30 at 3:00 pm via the online application:

Students who wish to apply must:

  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • have completed at least one of the core courses at the time of application; and
  • complete the entire application process by the stated deadline (no late applications will be considered).

Bioengineering Major and Minor Info Meetings

Are you interested in finding out more information about the exciting field of Bioengineering? The Department of Bioengineering offers opportunities for students to transfer into the major as well as minor. Come and meet the Undergraduate Advisor, Kerri Green, as she explains the curriculum, the process for transferring and declaring the Bioengineering minor, as well as answers your questions

Bioengineering Major/Minor Info Meetings
Location: 1265 Digital Computer Lab
11am – 12pm Wednesday, September 17th
3pm – 4pm Monday, October 13th
1pm – 2pm Tuesday, November 11th

**There will be Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved Minor forms available if you decide this minor is right for you.**

If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, please visit the Bioengineering website for more information regarding how to transfer: You may also schedule an appointment with Kerri Green.

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