SPECIAL Section of SPAN 228/Heritage Speakers

SPAN 228 – Section A – CRN: 47532

In order to respond to the specific educational needs of Spanish heritage speakers, SIP is offering a designated section of Spanish Composition this spring.

Fully online course for Spanish/English bilingual students who grew up speaking/hearing Spanish at home. This course will give students the opportunity to build upon their existing linguistic and cultural knowledge and will help them to develop their academic writing skills in Spanish. Students will be able to improve their control of grammar and written expression (including spelling) through weekly online assignments as well as essays and journals. Topics discussed will be related to Hispanics in the US (immigration, bilingualism, etc.).



Florencia G. Henshaw, PhD

Director of Advanced Spanish

Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese University of Illinois at



Peace Corps Events at UIUC October 21st-25th

The Peace Corps is hosting and co-hosting several events next week:

Monday October 21st

6-8pm  Living and Working in Asia @ The Asian American Cultural Center “Chai Time”

Tuesday October 22nd

5-6pm  Launch Your Career in Service and Advocacy @ 161 Noyes Laboratory

*Guest Panel with Peace Corps, Environment Illinois, City Year, US Public Interest Research Group, & Teach For America (hosted by TCC)

Thursday October 24th

6-7pm Applying to Peace Corps Service in The Career Center, 715 S. Wright St.

The UIUC Peace Corps Campus Recruiter is located in The Career Center and available by appointment to assist students with the Peace Corps application process and answer inquiries. Additional drop-in hours are Mondays 3-5pm and Thursdays 11am-2pm.

Second 8-week course: Writing to Get That Job!

ENGL 199

Writing To Get That Job

Meets 21-Oct-13 – 11-Dec-13

Through conceptual development and context-sensitive lessons/assignments, students will: [1] develop/improve writing skills particularly germane to successfully applying for an internship, a post-baccalaureate job, or an advanced-degree program and [2] apply those skills to create a polished set of recruiter-ready texts relevant to their career plans and a career-relevant, currently-advertised job/internship/program. Attending regularly-scheduled, online class meetings is expected of all students because: learning how to successfully apply writing concepts is a skill, and such skills are acquired through “enactive” experiences.

Bilingual SLP program IU

Spanish Bilingual Program in Speech- Language  Pathology

 At  Indiana  University


Do you speak Spanish fluently?

Do you want a rewarding career helping people learn to communicate?

Are you looking for a graduate program that combines a strong academic curriculum, real-­‐ world experience with Spanish speakers, clinical practicum and the opportunity for community outreach?

 If so, then the Indiana University Speech Therapy Education, Practicum, and Services for Latino Children and Families (STEPS) program in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is a great program for you!

As part of the M.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, our program offers unique academic courses about communication in bilingual populations and specific coursework about Spanish-­‐English language development and disorders. In addition, students will deliver speech-­‐language pathology clinical services to mono-­‐ and bilingual Spanish speakers, both in our clinic and in real-­‐world settings, under the supervision of an experienced bilingual speech-­‐language pathologist. Speech-­‐language services can include helping children learn to talk, training individuals with disabilities to produce speech sounds, helping victims of stroke or traumatic brain injury, working with individuals with autism, and much more! The opportunity to participate in the delivery of parent training and professional development seminars, as well as collaboration with area agencies is also available. This blend of experiences is unparalleled in the Midwest!

To be eligible, you must first apply to the IU Master’s program in Speech and Hearing Sciences. All interested students fluent in Spanish are encouraged to apply! For more information, please visit our website at:

Or contact:

Susanna M. Vargas, M.S., CCC-­‐SLP, smvargas@indiana.edu, 812-­‐855-­‐3605 Raquel Anderson, PhD, CCC-­‐SLP, raanders@indiana.edu, 812-­‐855-­‐4161

English 333: Creativity, Innovation & Vision

Enhance your creativity; enroll in ENG 333 for Sp14.  Creativity is a crucial skill for many professions and for life! This course is open to students in all disciplines campus-wide and offers a fun, life-changing way to enhance your abilities to have new ideas and to bring them to be.

Open to all majors, 4 hours, and no prerequisites. Seven sections (CR1-CR7) meeting various times on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See www.creativityatillinois.com for more information.


Graduate & Professional School Fair on Wednesday

graduate school fair

Wednesday, Oct. 16
1-5 p.m.
Illini Union ABC

The annual Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held this Wednesday at Illini Union. Representatives from more than 120 graduate and professional programs will be in attendance. View the list of attending schools. This event is open to ALL students! Professional dress is not required.

And don’t miss our remaining workshops for Grad School Prep Month:

Health Professions Admissions Q&A Panel
* Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m., Illini Union Colonial Room

Graduate School Admissions Q&A Panel
* Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m., Illini Union Colonial Room

Graduate School Application Process
* Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m., The Career Center, 715 S Wright

Life in Graduate School – Panel with current graduate students
* Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., The Career Center, 715 S Wright

UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair for Educators

Greetings from the University of Northern Iowa campus. I am writing to announce the next UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair for Educators:

University of Northern Iowa
January 31 – February 2, 2014
-Registration deadline is January 10-save $40 if registered by Dec. 2.

-120+ American international schools will be in attendance.
-Teachers may obtain a registration packet on our web site:

Please be sure to let your current year education graduates and alumni know about the incredible teaching opportunities that await them in American K-12 schools around the globe. Over 900 teaching positions were posted at our last event. Teachers of all disciplines are needed.

New teachers continue to do very well at the UNI Overseas Fair. Last year, OVER 60% OF NEW TEACHERS SECURED EMPLOYMENT.

We are here to answer any questions you or your students may have about  our services or overseas teaching. Please feel free to contact us at anytime with any question.

Please feel free to post a link to our services at:

Tracey Godon
Director, UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators
University of Northern Iowa Career Services

EIU: MS in Counseling @ U of I Grad Fair

EIU’s MS in Counseling program will be attending the Graduate School Fair at U of I on October 16.  The program offers a 60-hour Master’s program in Counseling, with concentrations in either Clinical or School Counseling which leads to licensure as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or as a certified school counselor. We encourage all students to come and talk with our Department Chair, Richard Roberts, PhD., while he is at U of I and can answer all of your questions about our program!


Sarah P. Puchalski

Eastern Illinois University

Graduate Student — Counseling

Graduate Assistant

Department of Counseling and Student Development


Sign Up for the Direct Action Organizing Training, 10/26


Direct Action Organizing Training

Saturday, October 26th 10am-2pm

Murphy Lounge, University YMCA

(1001 S. Wright St., Champaign)


We’ve all heard the saying: “be the change you want to see.” But they never talk about the hardcore planning and power analysis that’s required to bring about that change. Facilitated by writer and advocate Sesali Bowen, this training will help identify practical issues, targets, and allies; in addition to mapping out a winnable strategy to win victories. Come learn some of the basic principles of direct actions, grassroots organizing and change the way you meet adversity!  Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at go.illinois.edu/DirectAction

This training is co-sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, and the University YMCA, and paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. For more information, contact DiversityEd@illinois.edu

Trainer Bio

Sesali Bowen is a published writer, trainer, and advocate for Black girls everywhere. A Chicago South Side native, she has combined her first-hand experience as an “around the way girl” with a hip hop feminist, reproductive, and social justice framework to inform, share, and build knowledge about identity politics and the intersections of lived experiences. She received her bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender studies from DePaul University (after transferring from the University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign). Currently, she works as the Training Director at the United States Student Association and blogs for Feministing.com.

Ross Wantland

Assistant Director, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

Diversity & Social Justice Education

703 S. Wright St., 2nd floor (MC-302)

Champaign, IL 61820

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Global Studies 8 Week Course

LAS Global Studies is offering a new course for the second 8-weeks of the Fall Semester (10/19-12/11) This is a writing workshop for students who have studied abroad. All majors welcome.

First Person Global (GLBL 199) with Professor Carol Spindel

Tuesdays 4-5:50 pm in 1126 FLB

This is a writing workshop for students who have studied abroad and want to deepen their understanding of globalization by writing about their own experiences. Writing in the first person raises fundamental questions about identity, power, cultural understanding, and representation. In this class we challenge ourselves to chronicle our global encounters in ethical, thoughtful, and creative ways. We read and discuss narrative nonfiction and personal essays by contemporary writers and we write to have it all — vivid characters, true stories, accurate information, perceptive ideas, and robust language. (1 credit hour)