Fun Career Fair

The Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism in conjunction with Campus Recreation will be putting on the “Fun Career Fair” on Friday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in ARC Gym 2. Employers will be recruiting students for internships and full-time positions in the areas of sport, entertainment, recreation, tourism, and wellness.

This event is open to all Illinois students. A list of attending employers is available on I-Link.

Please direct questions about the fair to Jami Houston (

Parkland Spring 2015 Registration

As you begin thinking about registering for the spring 2015 term, please keep in mind that Parkland has instituted their new On-Time Registration program where you must be admitted to Parkland AND registered at least one week prior to the first day of the class. For the spring semester, the registration deadlines are as follows:

  • For classes beginning the week of January 12, students must be registered by January 6
  • For classes beginning the week of February 2, students must be registered by January 27
  • For classes beginning the week of March 9, students must be registered by March 3

Parkland Concurrent Enrollment for Domestic Students:

Parkland Concurrent Enrollment for International Students:

Tutoring Opportunities

ACCY Peer Tutoring - The PwC Accountancy Peer Tutor Center began offering peer tutoring for ACCY 301, 302, 303, 304, and 312 on Sun., Sep. 7. Normal tutoring hours are Sun. through Wed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 2011 BIF. Tutoring will not take place during Fall Break and will conclude right before Reading Day. More info click HERE.

College of Business Peer Tutors Program - FREE tutoring in CS 105, ECON 102/103, MATH 125/220/221, and FIN 300. Hours are Sun.-Wed. 6:30pm-8:30pm at 1049 BIF.

Econ Tutoring Center-

Monday-Thursday 1-6pm 21 DKH (basement level)

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

Questions please direct to

New Student Organizations

ActGreen-educating and empowering future global business leaders to make business decisions that positively impact the environment. For more info, please email:

Investment Management Academy-connect students with professionals in the Investment Management industry through a speaker series and case study challenges. Please email if interested:

Illini Capital Management-Student Managed Fund-students will have the opportunity to manage real money and take responsibility for all of the Fund’s activities. Please email if interested:

Prime-student-run organization within the College of Business that is partnered with Investment Banking Academy. More information at the Consortium Event on Sep. 25 at 5:30pm, 370 Wohlers. Free food and drinks there!

Application click here. Accepting application to through Sep. 27 at 11:59pm.

Campus Study Abroad Application Deadline Extended

Please note that the Spring Semester 2015 application deadline has been extended for the following study abroad programs:

October 10, 2014 Extended Deadline

University of Wollongong, Australia

Swansea University, United Kingdom

University of York, United Kingdom

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

National University of Ireland

October 15, 2014 Extended Deadline

University of Adelaide, Australia

University of Western Australia

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

University of Otago, New Zealand

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Please note that a variety of subject areas are available through each of these programs, so please pass this message along to your students.  Program information and the online application can be found in the links provided for each program.  Alternatively, students can visit


Walk-in advising is available on weekdays from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm in the Study Abroad Resource Room (112 International Studies Building).

2nd 8 weeks courses in history

HIST 258:  20thC World to Midcentury

Humanities & the Arts AND Western Comparative Cultures Gen Ed
Section:  B
CRN:  54190
Meets:  MWF  9:00-10:50
Location:  106B3 Engineering Hall

Instructor:  David Harris, Teaching Assistant

Description:  This course examines the historical impact of events of the first half of the 20th century on contemporary and future global history. While critically evaluating events in Europe itself from World War I onward, we will also seek to broaden the discussion by looking outward to how such events had a ripple effect on issues such as global decolonization, nationalism, cultural and economic imperialism and a general shift in concepts of identity and the role of the individual in a new and vastly changed world.

HIST 259:  20th C World from Midcentury

Humanities & the Arts AND Western Comparative Cultures Gen Ed
Section:  A
CRN:  43297
Meets:  MWF  11:00-12:50
Location:  106 David Kinley Hall

Instructor:  Zsuzsanna Magdo, Teaching Assistant

Description:  Most commonly perceived as dangerously escapist, fantastic dreams about perfect societies, utopias often evoke dismissal for lying perpetually in another time and place. Yet, as the Occupy Movement, the Arab Spring or Hollywood movies about impending global apocalypse remind us, utopian desire for a better society constitutes a critical engagement with the historical present in the attempt to transform it into a plausible future. Over the course of times, utopias have led ambivalent lives, often inspiring revolutionary change and global affinities across racial, class, gender, religious and national hierarchies, while descending on occasion into worldwide wars, violence, and oppression. Hence, this course will explore utopia/dystopia in world history through a series of integrated and overarching themes: politics, revolutions, war, and everyday utopianism in society and culture. After pausing briefly on the late 19th century, when the utopian imagination went around the globe, the course will examine radical thought and politics after 1945 up to the early 1980s, when utopia’s death was hastily announced. We will trace the global roots and routes of such visions and practices across the global north (Europe and North America) and the global south (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) as they sought to remake historical presents in hope of alternative, better futures. Students will explore utopianism’s relationship to history, ideology, and global modernity; revolutionary movements, wars and the politics of exclusion; the arts; everyday practices of sexuality, nutrition and consumption; and the spaces of utopia, whether the state, the built environment, intentional communities or cyberspace. This course includes an undergraduate research component. The main assignment is a group multimedia project that will enable students to practice history as a processual and collaborative form of intellectual exercise. Published in the framework of a class e-book, such projects will allow students to involve a wider audience in thinking about utopia/dystopia and historical scholarship and will make their work portable beyond the classroom.

HIST/AAS 283:  Asian American History

Sections:  B (HIST) / B (AAS)
CRNs:  64343 (HIST) / 64344 (AAS)
Meets:  TR  3:00-5:50
Location:  TBA

Instructor:  Jeannie Shinozuka, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Humanities & the Arts AND US Minority Cultures Gen Ed

Description:  Exploration of the migrations of peoples from the Asian continent into the United States, their attempts to build family and community, and their subsequent impact on American history.

HIST 381:  Urban History

Topic:  The City in Colonial Spanish America

Section:  A
CRN:  64307
Meets:  MWF  12:00-1:50
Location:  393 Bevier Hall

Instructor:  Ryan Bean, Teaching Assistant

Description:  The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of colonial Latin American cities and the diverse populations who inhabited them. Focusing on a vast region from Mexico to the Andes, the common histories and regional differences of cities such as Lima, Mexico City, Cusco, Potosí, and Puebla will come to the fore as we investigate the urban world of Spanish America. In the first part of the class, we will examine the ways in which Spaniards envisioned cities and towns to function within the Empire. In particular, we will explore how imperial officials endeavored to reorder colonial space through the establishment of cities as well the mechanisms of power employed by Spaniards as they attempted to leverage power over urban populations from 1492 to 1810.

In contrast to the first portion of the course, the second half of the semester will focus on the Indigenous, African, Jewish, and Casta populations who inhabited colonial cities. We will analyze the ways these groups shaped and were shaped by the colonial urban experience as well as the ways they reshaped Iberian urban imaginaries through resistance and negotiation. Indeed, colonial Latin American cities were not simply constructed from above, but also from below. Our discussions of the common people who inhabited colonial cities will allow us to reflect both on their work as political and social actors and on the nature of the Spanish Empire and its power and authority in urban society. At the end of the semester, we will reflect upon the legacy of Spanish colonial cities in modern Latin America.

Prior knowledge in Latin American history is a bonus but is not required.

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

Academic Advising Blog