Luce Scholar Deadline September 24

Ever considered traveling somewhere out of the ordinary after graduation or during your graduate studies? What about gaining valuable international work experience in your area of study?


The Luce Scholars Program offers prestigious fellowships for 15-18 such individuals each year. A select few universities, including the University of Illinois, may nominate up to three candidates for the award. The scholarship provides an internship and all-expenses paid year in East or Southeast Asia. The goal of the program is to provide an Asian experience for those who will be future leaders in their field and communities, but have yet to come in much contact with Asian affairs. Thus, Asian studies majors/minors or anyone who has been to Asia for more than eight weeks are not eligible. No prior Asian language study is required. Any senior, graduate student or young professional who is a U.S. citizen and under the age of 29 is eligible to apply. Both the on-line application and additional information about the Luce Scholars Program may be obtained from:

If interested, please contact David Schug, National and International Scholarships Program, 807 South Wright Street, Fifth Floor, Illini Union Bookstore, MC-317 or at or (217) 333-4710. The campus deadline for completed applications (including official transcripts from all college and graduate work and four letters of recommendation) is noon on September 24, 2014. The National and International Scholarships Program is also willing to review your application materials in order to provide you feedback prior to the September 24 deadline.

Volunteer 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 organizational 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! Join today!

Interest session will be held at the Illini Union, Room 407 on

Wednesday, September 3rd, 5:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Rachel Foster at 333- 2714 /; or Steve Pratscher at

Volunteer Opportunity

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help out at our Champaign office, located at 2509 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL. We are in need of office volunteers to perform light administrative duties such as, opening and logging donations, assisting the Office Coordinator with donation verification and processing, answering phones, greeting walk-ins, helping with mailings and assisting the Relay For Life Specialists with fundraising projects. The local office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM . No amount of your time is too small and we provide tremendous flexibility to work within your desired number of hours. If you are interested in this opportunity please call Kim at 217-356-4861 or email

LINC Fall ’14 Service-Learning Courses

Register for Fall’14 ENG 315-Learning in Community (LINC) courses (3 credit hours) – LINC provides students an opportunity to gain professional skills while helping nonprofit organizations through projects that meet real community needs. LINC teams are diverse, and we welcome students from all backgrounds and disciplines (social sciences, humanities, sciences, design, engineering, etc.). Students collaborate on and engage in a variety of research, service and fieldwork activities. LINC students have built bridges, produced marketing campaigns, improved water systems, developed youth programs, designed rain gardens, and lots more!

What will you learn?
You can gain knowledge and skills in conducting research, problem-solving, critical thinking, project scoping, planning, and execution, understanding social and environmental issues, analyzing community and organizational needs and assets, defining problems, generating and analyzing solutions, communication, and professional writing.

Some of the unique sections offered in Fall include:
WSB – Walking School Bus Program, Urbana School District, Leal Elementary School. Projects related to public health, youth education, and urban planning.
HKC – His Kid’s Closet. Projects related to nonprofit development and poverty issues and children.
HCS – Haiti Clean Stove Project. Projects related to international development, sustainable technology adoption, and sustainable clean stoves.
FSI – University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. Projects related to water pollutants, surface runoff water, and bioswale design.
ISG – Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Environmental Education Program. Projects related to water contaminants, public health, environmental sustainability and education.
OKO – Old King’s Orchard Community Center and KCPA Office of Engagement. Projects related to community development, youth programs, and arts engagement.

Don’t miss your opportunity to gain professional experience and make a lasting impact in the community! To learn more about LINC projects, see and watch the video, “What is LINC?” at For questions, contact Shikhank Sharma (

SPAN 232 – Spanish in the Community

Would you like to take a Spanish course that is different from all the others?

Do you want some real-world experience in professional settings?

Want to create a resume section titled “Bilingual Professional Experiences” and stand out on the job market?

Sign up now for “Spanish in the Community”!

We especially need students in the 4:00 section.

If you haven’t taken SPAN 208 but you want to give this class a try, go ahead and sign up.

More information available at:

CPA and BS/MAS Info Sessions

The Department of Accountancy is holding two Information Sessions in May:

  • Session 1: Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Illinois; Friday, May 2; 2:00 p.m.; 141 Wohlers Hall

This session will cover what it means to be CPA, how to become a CPA in the State of Illinois, and information about how UIUC’s courses fit into Illinois’ educational requirements for the CPA license.

  • Session 2: The 5-Year BS in Accountancy/Master of Accounting Science (MAS) Program; Wednesday, May 7; 4:30 p.m.; Deloitte Auditorium in BIF

This session will cover the benefits of the 5-Year program, BS/MAS coursework, application requirements and procedures, and other useful information.

Please use this link to RSVP to one or both of these sessions:

UIUC Innovation Immersion Program – Call for Consultants

From the Illinois Innovation Immersion Program:
Are you interested in consulting? Would you like to travel to Silicon Valley with your fellow consultants to meet with and present to your client?

The Innovation Immersion Program at the University of Illinois is a student-run business consulting organization that brings students together from multiple disciplines and cultural backgrounds to form cross-functional consulting teams. Consultants from the University of Illinois collaborate with students from top international institutions such as KTH in Sweden, NTU in Singapore, and Technion and IDC Herzliya in Israel to complete semester-long projects for clients in global technology clusters.

Teams travel during Spring Break to present their midpoint deliverables to their clients. This spring, we will head to Silicon Valley to participate in an immersion trip: we will visit local startups, large multinational corporations, as well as historic sites. Our inaugural trip was an immersion trip to Israel, where we visited AT&T, Microsoft, Intel, and attended a presentation hosted by Israel’s President Shimon Peres. Our video documents our immersion trip to Israel:

If you would like to apply to be a Fall 2014 consultant, please join us on April 24th for an information session (room TBA). Our application will be live following the presentation, and we will conduct interviews on a rolling basis until the May 17th, 2014. Please like our Facebookpage for additional presentation and application details:

Please feel free to contact Ashley Hudson ( with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on April 24th!