Update Emergency Contact Info


With a new school year under way, the Office of the Dean of Students and University of Illinois Police Department is asking that students update their local address and emergency contact information in the Enterprise Self-Service system.

It is important to keep this information updated as it may be needed to locate students and inform emergency contacts in the event of a potentially life-threatening health or safety emergency.

Because students tend to move to new housing from year to year, this information becomes outdated quickly.

Students can update their emergency contact information by visiting http://go.illinois.edu/helpme, logging in and clicking on the “Personal Information” tab. Anyone with questions can contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 217-333-0050.

iUnite week 2016

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Stop by the BIF Commons on Wed 9/21 between 10:30am and 2:00pm to:

There are many events throughout the iUnite week to engage in and celebrate the unique cultures and contributions of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The keynote speaker is Bree Newsome, which will include a discussion with the community organizer and activist who removed the confederate battle flag from the South Carolina state house. Tuesday, September 20, 7 pm, Illini Union Rooms ABC.111Untitled


Apply for the Supply Chain Management Program- due 9/30

Supply Chain Management Program     http://business.illinois.edu/ba/undergraduate/supply-chain/

We are now taking applications for a limited number of seats to the SCM program. Applications will be accepted between September 15, 2016 and September 30, 2016 at 5 pm. Applications are to be submitted on-line at the above address.

Why Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain management is one of the most important functions in all manufacturing enterprises. It spans processes such as procurement, purchasing, plant and transportation logistics, demand fulfillment, and promotion management. For most manufacturing, distribution and retail companies, supply chains constitute a significant amount of their annual spending – large corporations may have billions of dollars of annual supply chain related costs. Managing this supply chain effectively is vital to compete in a global and hyper-competitive environment. Accordingly, there is immense interest among corporations to hire well-trained and talented supply chain professionals.

The SCM program in the College of Business has been very successful in training and placing our undergraduate students. The excellent curricular and practical training offered by the SCM program makes our graduates highly desirable to a variety of corporations, business consultancies and government.

Some things to consider:

  1. SCM majors are hired by large business consulting firms, major manufacturers and government agencies.
  2. SCM majors have a 100% job placement record.
  3. SCM majors are, on average, some of the highest paid students in the college of business.

If you are still in the process of deciding what you would like to do for your major, we think that you should look carefully at the Supply Chain Management Major.

Who Should Apply:

Students who like to blend creative and analytical thinking for solving large-scale real-world problems are well suited for the SCM program. You should have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and must be willing to participate in all program activities, which expose you to the practice of supply chain management. You are also required to complete a summer internship before graduating.

The SCM major is also popular as a dual degree, or double major option within the department of business administration. Many of our students combine the SCM major with degrees in accounting and finance. Even more combine it with other majors such as International Business, ISIT, Marketing, or Process Management.

  • You must be a sophomore with an expected graduation date of May 2019 to apply to the program.
  • You do not need to re-apply or do anything further If you applied in Fall and were deferred for admission. We will update your GPA based on last semester’s grades internally.
  • Students who were denied admission in Fall may reapply but please be aware that we have very few seats and the chances of admission are small.

More Information:

For a student perspective about the SCM program, you may wish to contact one of our SCM student advisors – Allyson Mares ajmares2@illinois.edu; Ashley Simon aesimon2@illinois.edu; Meagan Williams mrwllms3@illinois.edu)

Other questions should be directed to: Professor Udatta Palekar (palekar@illinois.edu)

Info Sessions for Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program at Illinois


LER is hosting two Informational Meetings for students to learn more about the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program at the School of Labor and Employment Relations!  Interested students will be joined by faculty and staff for curriculum overview and current students as they share their experiences in the program.  Other topics during the session include admissions requirements and career opportunities in the field!

Thursday, September 22nd
Labor and Employment Relations Building
Room 47
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Dinner Provided!


Illinois Club Scholarship


The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards offered are:

• Seven-Nine (7-9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,500
• One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $3,400
• One (1) Global Focus Award of $2,500

To qualify, an applicant must:

• Be an undergraduate with at least 60 earned credit hours by the end of Fall 2016
• Have a GPA of 2.75 or above
• Graduate no earlier than December 2017

The Application Deadline is Saturday, October 15, 5:00PM
(an application, résumé, essay, and Self-Service Integrate documents are required, so start early!)

Applicants will be notified via e-mail when applications are received. Semifinalists will be interviewed January 21 or 28. Winners will be honored at a Scholarship Awards Brunch on March 4, 2017.

Online application & details can be found here:


Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

2016-2017 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 2016, the Board will meet for discussion from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4; Friday, November 4; and Friday, December 2. A buffet lunch will be provided. Dates for the Spring 2017 meetings will be determined at the December meeting.


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 2016-2017 school year.
  • On campus (not studying abroad or graduating early) both fall and spring.
  • Does not have class or work conflicts with the established fall meeting days/times (see above).
  • 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 9, 2015.

UG Advisory Board App 2016-17


Questions about the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board may be directed to Assistant Provost Kathy Martensen, kmartens@illinois.edu, or Melinda Schaefer, mschaefr@illinois.edu, phone 217-333-6677.


New Minor in Global Markets and Society

If you are interested in

  • Certificate in International Development Studies

  • Certificate in Global Health or

  • Minor in Global Markets and Society

Attend an informational session for students interested in these programs on Thursday, August 25 from 2pm to 2:30pm at LAS Global Studies, 703 S. Wright St, 3rd floor (above Women’s Resource Center).

Tanu Kohli, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer & Academic Adviser
Acting Associate Director
LAS Global Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
703 S. Wright St., 3rd Floor, MC- 301
Champaign, IL 61820
Tel: (217) 333-0178

New Sustainability Minor


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Sustainability Minor Fact Sheet

The Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program (SEE FP) is a new campuswide undergraduate minor that prepares students for careers in the corporate sector, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and environmental advocacy groups. Open to students of all majors, this multidisciplinary program teaches a systems-level approach to the ecological, societal, and economic dimensions of sustainability.

Environmental stewardship is one of the greatest challenges facing our nation and world today, and students interested in working on these challenges will need to understand the trade-offs, feedbacks, and barriers of sustainable decision making.

Students are encouraged to apply for the program in the spring semester of their freshman year and start the coursework for the SEE FP in the fall of their sophomore year, though more advanced students will be considered. The Minor requires 16-18 credits to be obtained by selecting from a specified list of courses in consultation with an adviser from iSEE.

Applications for enrollment in spring 2017 are due Thursday, September 15.

We are hosting an information session ahead of that deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in room 406 of the Illini Union.

Sustainability Minor Fact Sheet

Upcoming CPA Exam Info Sessions

The Department of Accountancy is sponsoring CPA Exam Information Sessions for State of Illinois CPA candidates during the second week of the semester.   Each session will provide information on the process to become a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois including the educational requirements, licensing requirements, and the CPA Exam application process.   There will also be information on the new format of the CPA Exam that’s going into effect on April 1, 2017.

Times/Dates/Presenters are listed below.  Please RSVP to the session you plan to attend.


Session 1: Tuesday, August 30; 5:00-6:00 p.m., Deloitte Auditorium

Russ Friedewald, Executive Director; Illinois Board of Examiners

RSVP: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5257142

(This session is limited to 290 students.)


Session 2: Wednesday, August 31; 10:00-10:50 a.m., 3041 BIF

Russ Friedewald, Executive Director; Illinois Board of Examiners

(This session is limited to 60 students.)

RSVP: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2394221


Session 3: Friday, September 2; 10:00-10:50 a.m., 3041 BIF

Accountancy Departmental Advisors

(This session is limited to 60 students.)

RSVP: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6077328


Please contact sthomas8@illinois.edu if you have questions.

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