Business Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 1st, 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  BIF Atrium

The Business Study Abroad Fair will provide students an opportunity to learn about the broad array of study abroad opportunities at the College of Business.

There’s something for everyone – semester and summer programs in over 18 different countries, short-term faculty-led trips during all the breaks, and RSO trips!

Get info. Talk to students who have done it.  Collect stamps in your “passport” and get free food! You can even win one of four $200 study abroad scholarships and other give aways!

  • Info Session for University of Bath, August 31, 2005 BIF, 6:00 pm
  • Campus Study Abroad Fair, 1, Main Quad, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Info Session for semester programs, 3, 370 Wohlers, 10:00 am & Sept. 4,1049 BIF, 2:00 pm
  • Application Deadline for spring 2016 study abroad programs, Sept 15
  • Scholarship Deadline for spring or summer, 2016 programs, Sept 15

Scholarships for your Illinois Study Abroad Experience

Interested in major scholarships to help you study abroad? The Institute of International Education (IIE) provides international awards for current students and recent alumni. The University of Illinois is hosting IIE Chicago’s regional manager, Sarah Gleisner, to present on study abroad scholarship opportunities available through the IIE, and how students can become competitive applicants.

Two distinct informational sessions will be held on Monday, August 31 in room 101 of the International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth Street):

2:00-3:00 pm:

Scholarship opportunities that support studying abroad as an undergraduate at Illinois: 1) the Boren, which provides study abroad scholarships of $4,000-$20,000 for U.S. citizens to study in non-Western locations and facilitates entry into employment with the federal government; and 2) the Gilman, a need- and merit-based award that provides up to $8,000 per year for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or year-long study abroad opportunities in any other country.

3:00-4:00 pm:

Opportunities that fully fund a year abroad for after your undergraduate degree. Most students apply for these in the Fall of their senior year, as recent alumni, or during graduate school: A. the Fulbright, which funds graduate study, independent research (in any field), fine arts work, or English teaching assistantships around the globe; B) the Schwarzman, which funds a specialized international public policy Master’s program in China (no Mandarin required), and C) the Whitaker, for overseas bioengineering work.

Please come learn from an expert about these scholarship opportunities and where they can take you. 30-40 Illinois students win these scholarships each year. Will you be next?

Phi Gamma Nu Information Night

The message below is intended for College of Business freshmen and sophomores.

Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity would like to invite you to our Information Night on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30 pm in Lincoln Hall Theater. The Beta Pi Chapter of Phi Gamma Nu consists of more than 100 business-minded members across all majors who consistently go above and beyond to invest in your professional growth. We are an organization driven to success and devoted to each other.

Through raising over $100,000 for cancer research, our 100% job placement rate, and our focus on fostering personal development, Phi Gamma Nu is committed to supporting our members and helping each other succeed. We accept students of all majors who have an interest in business.

To learn more about PGN, visit our booth on Quad Day, look at our website at as well as our Facebook Event and check out this video to get a glimpse of what Phi Gamma Nu has to offer: Recruitment Video. Please email if you have any questions.

We look forward to meeting you soon.


Phi Gamma Nu Recruitment

Interested in majoring or minoring in CS?

Want to transfer into a CS major?


-meet with advisors from the CS department to find out how the new  transfer process into a CS works
-find information out about minoring in CS
-find out about CS in Engineering, MATH and CS, STAT and CS, CS+ANTH, CS+ASTR, CS+CHEM, CS+LING
-alternative was to become involved within CS

Additional information for students wanting to transfer into an Engineering program:

Timeline: There are two deadlines to apply for IDT/ICT in the College of Engineering.

April 25 (11:59PM) for Fall ICT/IDT consideration.

November 25 (11:59PM) for Spring ICT/IDT consideration.

Additional Information for students wanting to transfer into a LAS program:

Student Research Assistants

Dr. Ravi Mehta, assistant professor in marketing, will like to invite applications from  motivated, curious, and meticulous undergraduate students to work as student research assistants for the Fall 2015.

Dr. Mehta’s research encompasses examining and advancing current understanding of consumer psychology and behavior with specific focus on creativity and new product adoption. In this position, you will have an opportunity to gain first hand experience with conducting consumer research and understanding research processes. Student RA profile includes work like conducting experimental studies, coding dataset and completing rating tasks. You’ll also closely work with PhD students who’ll help you provide step by step guidance and insights into the research processes.

This will be a great experience for students who may want to get hands on experience with consumer research and may be thinking about career in academic research or planning for/thinking about graduate school. Please note that this a voluntary position but offers invaluable research experience and a strong addition to your resume. However, we can only accommodate a limited number students and may be able to offer independent study credit depending on your level of interest and commitment. Please contact Lidan Xu ( with your resume, if interested or have any questions.

ANSC 207: Companion Animal Biology & Care (online gen ed)

If you’re still looking for a natural science gen ed, you may want to consider ANSC 207: Companion Animal Biology & Care. This online course provides an introduction to companion animal biology through consideration of the physical structure, nutrition, behavior, and reproduction of cats and dogs.  It’s easy to fit into any schedule, as students work asynchronously during the week and schedule one online discussion section on Thursday afternoons.  3 credit hours; CRN 29867

KIN 494 – Food, Health & Wellness

This course is open to all students.

KIN 494 Special Topics: Food, Health & Wellness

TR 2:00 – 3:20 PM.
N. Khan
(3 credit hours undergrad, section NKU)

This course will focus on contemporary nutrition and implications for individual and public health. Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding the role of foods and diet patterns, rather than select nutrients, on vital aspects of physical and cognitive wellbeing.

Seats available in RST 242 – Nature and American Culture (Honors Section)

RST 242 – Nature and American Culture (Honors Section)

Fulfills campus General Education requirement for a Western Comparative Culture Course & is a designated honors section.

CRN 42925
MWF 1-1:50 in room 136 Armory
Dr. Bill Stewart

Course Description:

American natural landscapes are associated with a broad array of cultural meanings.  An overview of perspectives is provided, including colonial American, romantic appreciation for wilderness, and science-based conservation.  Alternative meanings of natural landscapes are aligned with gender, race and class and contrasted with traditional perspectives.  Landscape art and environmental literature is introduced to understand and illustrate course concepts.  Implications of diversity in cultural meanings toward nature are developed and provide the basis for assessing tenets of contemporary environmental policy, park development, and community-based conservation.  Students are expected to develop their own land ethic using frameworks from class.

Pre-Law events and resources for fall

Pre-Law Advising Services has a full calendar of events for this fall. All students are welcome to attend our events!

Pre-Law 101: Sept. 8, Oct. 12, Nov. 4

This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. It will cover: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please visit the Pre-Law Event Calendar and RSVP to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. First year students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual Pre-Law Advising appointment. All Pre-Law 101 sessions are listed on our Event Calendar, and each covers the same material.

Practice LSAT: Sept. 18, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to present the opportunity for students to take a full length practice LSAT under timed classroom conditions! This is a great opportunity for students new to the LSAT to get a baseline score, or for October or December LSAT takers to try out their skills in a classroom setting. This is a full length, actual, previously administered LSAT exam which will be proctored in a realistic classroom setting. Seating is limited; please register here.

Personal Statement Workshops: Sept. 21, Oct. 8, Nov. 10

Students consistently tell us that this is the hardest part of the application, so we have developed this workshop to provide some insight. We will cover: What the personal statement is; how to begin writing it; what to include and exclude; writing separate addenda; how the personal statement and resume should work together; and an overview of the law school resume. 

Law School Fair: October 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Illini Union

It’s the biggest pre-law event of the year! Over 120 law schools visit campus to meet with prospective students. Gather information about law schools, talk with admissions professionals about their schools, collect some fun freebies and law school application fee waivers. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dress is business casual. For more information, including a list of law schools attending the fair, visit the website at No registration is required.

Other Pre-Law Advising Services Resources

You and your students are also invited to utilize these resources offered by Pre-Law Advising Services.

Our Pre-Law Blog is updated on Mondays and Wednesdays during the academic year. 

Pre-Law Advising Compass page: All students designated Pre-Law already have access; other students may add themselves to our page for access to handouts, applicant data, and helpful advice about the application process.

We’ve updated our extensive Pre-Law Handbook to include the most recent data on law school admissions and employment outcomes.

Social Media: You are invited to connect with us on Facebook and on Twitter.

IHLTH 498: Global Health and Diversity – winter break trip to Australia

IHLTH 498: Global Health and Diversity will take place on campus for the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester, and then two weeks abroad in Australia over the 2015-2016 Winter Break term. This course is open to undergraduate students of all majors.

We will focus on a variety of concepts comparing health issues in the U.S. and Australia. Students with a passion for health will be particularly interested in the health care, aging, disability, aboriginal and indigenous health, and gendered health aspects of the course.

  1. Applications are due September 15th, but we highly encourage anyone interested to apply early due to limited space. In the event we have more applications than seats in the course, we will begin reviewing based on the date applications were submitted.
  2. In the event you or the people helping you finance the trip want a refresher about the course, Lena Hann (course Instructor) and Moses (our TA) made a short informational video for you! You can access it here.
  3. We have updated the estimated total for the course, and the expense is lower than originally quoted!
    1. The estimated range of total cost is $6,920-$7,290.
    2. This means that amount includes all program, travel (including airfare) and out-of-pocket expenses (like meals on your own time).
  4. You can find more information on the Study Abroad website or email us here.
  5. There will be more Info Sessions held during the first few weeks of class, and our partners from Australia will actually be here to answer questions about what we’ll do while abroad. Keep an eye out for emails later this month.

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