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English Undergraduate Scholarships

You are invited to an informational meeting on applying for the English department’s undergraduate scholarships next week. The meeting will explain the application materials and process, along with due dates. 

WHATApplying for English Undergraduate Scholarships  
WHENWednesday, February 15th, at 5:30pm 
WHERE: Zoom. For link and password, see below: 

Every year, the English department give out numerous scholarships that recognize and reward English majors, including English, Creative Writing, and Teaching of English. (Several of our scholarships are specifically for future teachers of English). Scholarship amounts vary, but most of them range from $300 to $3000, with a few scholarships giving nearly full tuition for a semester or year.  

Hope to see many of you there! In the meantime, if you wish, you can find some information on our website, in the form “Overview and Instructions,” under the tab “Applying for Merit Scholarships”: https://english.illinois.edu/academics/scholarships-prizes-awards/awards-scholarships  If you have any questions, just send an email to Catharine Gray, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English, UIUC. 

cWL Talk

The Program in Comparative & World Literature invites you to the following talk: 

David M. de León, “Step Right Up: Spectacle, Mask, and Minstrelsy in Tyehimba Jess’s Olio
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-6:30PM                   
Venue: Room 106 Main Library 

Zoom also available: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuf-Crpz8pGtWD_N86bf1R_Xpi2fnOth18

LAS International Programs
  • The application deadline for most Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-2024 study abroad programs is February 15 at 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions, contact International Programs, Student Academic Affairs Office, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. You are required to meet with an LAS International Programs Advisor before you may submit an application. Students can schedule an appointment International Programs, Student Academic Affairs Office  here [my.atlas.illinois.edu/advising], or visit 2002 Lincoln Hall from Monday-Friday between 1:00 and 4:30 p.m without an appointment.
  • The program will have an early decision application deadline of June 15, 2023 for Spring 2024 study abroad programs. You are encouraged to apply by the early decision deadline!
  • LAS International Programs Student Interns will be hosting a new series of general information sessions about study abroad two times per month. You can find the dates, times, and locations of these events on the event calendar.
Library Workshops, events, and services

With the start of the new semester, the University Library has been busy planning and scheduling workshops, consultation services, programs, and other helpful things for students. For information about the events and workshops visit events calendar as well as  Savvy Researcher workshops.

You can find some highlighted workshops and services below:

Research Consultations
Research consultations start again this Sunday! Students can receive help with their research papers, ranging from brainstorming a topic to synthesizing their sources.  Consultations are from 4-9pm, Sunday-Thursday, and are geared towards first- and second-year students.

Speaking Center
The Speaking Center opens again this week! Students can sign up for a consultation to work one-on-one with a trained Speaking Consultant to improve presentations and speeches, attend workshops focused on building lasting speaking skills, or participate in language sessions to build foreign language skills. Upcoming workshops include “Coping with Speech Anxiety” and “Nonverbal Communication for Presentations.

Academic Success Series and Student Success Workshops
The Academic Success Series is in collaboration with the Counseling Center, and covers topics like “Healthy Relationships,” “Imposter Syndrome,” and more. Student Success Workshops will include some repeats from the fall, like “Study Skills for Neurodiverse Students,” and “Budgeting 101,” and also introduce new workshops, like “Using and Creating a LinkedIn Profile.”

Inclusive Speaker Series: Salvatore De Sando
Funded by the Library Innovation and Seed Grant, this series highlights members of the UIUC community who have done important work highlighting underrepresented voices. Salvatore will be the first in this speaker series, and will present on Feb. 14th at noon, via zoom.

Family Study Room
For students who are parents or caregivers, there is a space for them in the Main Library! Students can bring their kids with them to the Library, and can also check out Family Kits, a playpen, or children tablets for their children to play with while they study.

Introduction to Library Resources for Literary Studies

Are you new to UIUC? Do you need some help figuring out how to do research? Do you find it difficult to access library resources that can help you to succeed in courses? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, please consider attending “Introduction to Library Resources for Literary Studies.” This one-hour session will teach you to use a variety of library services and features (e.g. Inter-library loan, requesting books, accessing articles, and scheduling a research consultation). To participate, visit https://uiuc.libcal.com/calendar/savvy?cid=15337&t=m&d=2023-02&cal=15337&inc=0 and select a session that works for you. Can’t find one? Let Matt Roberts in the Literatures and Languages Library know, and he will reach out to you with more information to receive the instruction that you need.

Matt will continue to offer office hours for students. You can also schedule a consultation with him, but he will be free each Monday from 12-2 to talk with you.

Summer Student Employment Opportunity – DGS Peer Advisor

Summer 2023! Peer Advisors are an integral part of New Student Registration and will work closely with DGS advisors, staff, and campus partners to facilitate group meetings, presentations, and course registration for approximately 1,100 new students.

Qualifications include being a current Illinois student in good academic standing, being willing to work as a part of a team, excellent presentation skills, and knowledge of the course explorer website. 

For application information, scan the QR code or visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BdUzntW2e-DjO4mEy1CncH8AwfY18IiP/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106698173489989988776&rtpof=true&sd=true Application materials are due by March 19, 2023 at 5:00pm. Materials or questions about the application should be sent to Sierra Hollenbeck, Coordinator for Recruitment and Admissions, at sholl14@illinois.edu.

We CU Community Engaged Scholars Program

Make a difference in the Champaign-Urbana community with We CU! The We CU Community Engaged Scholars Program offers dozens of semester-long projects along with training, support, university recognition for your service, and opportunities to connect with like-minded peers. Continue the work you are already doing, develop your own project, or choose from We CU’s virtual and in-person service opportunities. Sign up for a project starting Feb. 6! Learn more: wecu.illinois.edu/join-we-cu

NSP is hiring Orientation Leaders!

New Student Programs is looking for undergraduate students to serve as Orientation Leaders to help them welcome the Fall 2023 new students!  For position description and link to apply, see below:

USM Graduate English Programs

The Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi invite you to apply to their graduate programs in English. They offer both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, with emphasis in literature or creative writing. They offer competitive assistantships of up to $17,000 for Ph.D. students (normally renewable for four years in creative writing and five years or more in literature) and $13,000 for M.A. students (normally renewable for two years in both literature and creative writing). The department is also home to Mississippi Review and Southern Quarterly, two leading journals on which students regularly collaborate, the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, one of North America’s leading research centers in the field of children’s literature, and the nationally renowned Center for Writers. Underrepresented, minority, and nontraditional applicants are encouraged to apply

The priority deadline for Fall 2023 admission is February 10, 2023, though applications after that will still be considered. If you’d like to know more about the programs, feel free to be in touch with Professor Joshua Bernstein directly (joshua.bernstein@usm.edu), and, in the case of creative writing, Prof. Adam Clay (adam.clay@usm.edu). Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the department’s website for additional information  (https://www.usm.edu/graduate-programs/english.php) and a comprehensive FAQ page (https://www.usm.edu/humanities/apply-graduate-english.php).

Don’t Forget These!

VOICE Reading

VOICE: Graduate Student Reading, an event sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, will be held in The Literary Bookbar (122 N Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820) on February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

research park opportunities

The Career Center is hosting a free panel event for students in partnership with Research Park, two weeks from today!  On Friday, February 10th from 12-1 pm in Illini Union room 210, we will have a discussion with a variety of Research Park employer representatives on how to land an internship and make the most of the opportunities there, with a particular focus on opportunities available for students in non-STEM majors and programs.  Our panel will include representatives from AGCO and Abbvie, with others likely added as well.

Research Park internships are not just for engineering students! Hear from a panel of current Illinois students who work within the Research Park in areas like HR, communications, engagement, and operations. Learn about the projects they are working on, the benefits of Research Park internships, and how you can find an on-campus opportunity to work for a tech company. Food will be served.

You can also find event details on Handshake.

bailey scholarships
ILC-Student Employment Opportunities

The Illinois Leadership Center is now hiring undergraduate students for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year!  This is a great opportunity for students looking to develop professional skills and build connections with other students and staff on campus.

Detailed position descriptions can be found here: https://leadership.illinois.edu/employment

Applications will be accepted until February 6, 2023. Feel free to contact hannahd@illinois.edu if you have questions.

2023 Community-Academic Scholars

The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative matches undergraduates with an academic mentor and a community partner to collaborate over the summer on a project designed to directly benefit community members served by the partner organization. We are pleased to announce that the Summer 2023 student application period is now open. The deadline to apply is Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

This year’s program includes 15 powerful projects submitted by academic mentors across the University of Illinois and their community collaborators. Projects address a range of topics, including teen substance use, household stability, food security, technology and aging, youth psychosocial development, physical health among people with disabilities, assistive robots, educational equity, maternal health, and cultural humility. 

In addition to developing applied research experience, scholars meet weekly to connect with each other, seek guidance from program leaders, and hear from invited speakers. Scholars also receive a $4000 stipend to offset the cost of housing and/or living expenses during the program.

If you are interested in applying to be a Community-Academic Scholar, be sure to:

  1. Review eligibility and program requirements on the website. 
  2. Read the project descriptions and the scholar’s role within each project to find projects that most appeal to you and best match your strengths and background. 
  3. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to view the info session recording for application insights and tips.
  4. Finally, be sure to submit your application no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.
Find peer mentoring at the Lisnek LAS Hub

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, First Floor of Lincoln Hall, Behind the marble staircase
Peer mentors help LAS students access opportunities to gain hands-on experience. Drop-in for a casual conversation about exploring student organizations, undergraduate research, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, internships, and more. Learn how to access resources and apply to opportunities. 

Our old friends at the Humanities Professional Resource Center (now LAS Career Services) are still in Greg Hall 105 and available to meet with students to talk about professional development opportunities, career planning, and general life stuff of the “what am I doing here?” variety. See their website for contact info and event announcements.

gilman scholarships

Are you interested in studying abroad, and searching for funding? The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical language study) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive! To get you started, we are offering two days of informational events about the Gilman Scholarship. 

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session
When: Thursday, February 2, 2023 03:30 – 4:30 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

ONLINE Gilman Scholarship Information Session
When: Friday, February 3, 2023 9:00 – 10:00 AM Central Time
     Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-uqqj0iH9O8wDFZe-YcHpOQbRWqDyMr 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop
When: February 3, 2023 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

undergraduate research ambassadors

Seeking Applicants for the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.As an undergraduate research ambassador, you will: Represent and promote OUR’s mission to current and prospective undergraduate researchers at on-campus recruiting & outreach events, classroom presentations, and other informational events.Lead or assist in workshops on undergraduate research, and participate as a panelist to share your personal experience in undergraduate research.Support OUR’s social media campaigns.Mentor, support, and guide undergraduate students at various stages of their research journey.Assist in the organization and logistics of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 27, 2023).Have access to professional development opportunities, such as trainings in peer mentoring, communication, public speaking, event planning, outreach, and program development.The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.To learn more about the program, including its eligibility requirements and application process, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply 
ilc imprint i-program

The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting our Imprint i-Program on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment. The program is open for all students. Registration is open now and will close on February 13thA link to register can be found here.

confidential advisors at the WRC!

Confidential Advisors at BNAACC, La Casa and WRC

The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) is the designated confidential campus resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). That means when we talk with students, staff, and faculty who have experienced harm, we make sure you get what you need and on your terms! There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you – or someone looking to support you – with support and advocacy services. We also have two Confidential Advisors embedded at BNAACC and La Casa two days/week.

Embedded Advocate Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 4pm @ BNAACC
Wednesday 1pm – 5pm and Thursday 10am – 4pm @ La Casa

Advising available by appointment | Monday – Friday @ the WRCHours may vary. Walk-in appointments offered as available. Learn more about Advocacy & Support Services, here

CORNELL PRE-LAW PROGRAM

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris, a three-week academic program in international and comparative law. Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school. Attend an info session on Thursday, Feb 16, 4:00pm CST (Info Session Zoom Link)

UAFS APPLAUSE-NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY JOURNAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is February 14, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

COLLISION CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

APPLY FOR CLA’S CAROLL MILLS YOUNG STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).

Weekly Round-Up

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upcoming deadlines
  • If you are expecting to graduate at the end of this semester, remember to add yourself to the degree list no later than January 30 (do this online in Self Service)
  • Students on academic probation should check in with an advisor by January 30 if they have not done so already (call 217-333-4346 to schedule)
  • January 30 is the last day to ADD a full semester course
  • February 1 is the deadline for applications to the Secondary Education minor
We Got Each OtheR:

Join Darrell Hunter (director of the College of LAS First Year Experience program) for We Got Each Other, a weekly hangout for men of color in LAS. Connect with your peers, get tips on navigating the University of Illinois and College of LAS, and share your experiences in a supportive, welcoming space. Plus, free snacks!

Date: Feb 1         
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.  
Venue: Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Sessions will continue every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at BNAACC.

VOICE Reading

VOICE: Graduate Student Reading, an event sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, will be held in The Literary Bookbar (122 N Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820) on February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

fefu and her friends

Join us Tuesday, January 31st @ 5:30, on Zoom to learn about La Estación Gallery & Minor Aesthetics Lab’s upcoming staged reading of Fefu and Her Friends! You don’t need any prior experience in theatre: If you have any interest in theatre, design, play, & community, we would love to have you onboard! 

This production will be produced by Sandra Ruiz (Sue Divan Fund, Department of Theatre) and directed by Laura Coby. Feel free to reach out to Laura if you have any questions (coby2@illinois.edu)!

Zoom info for the meeting on the 31st
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84060098528?pwd=NzdsdHBNK0pXNDdqMjdNOW5RMC9DQT09
Meeting ID: 840 6009 8528
Password: fefu

research park opportunities

The Career Center is hosting a free panel event for students in partnership with Research Park, two weeks from today!  On Friday, February 10th from 12-1 pm in Illini Union room 210, we will have a discussion with a variety of Research Park employer representatives on how to land an internship and make the most of the opportunities there, with a particular focus on opportunities available for students in non-STEM majors and programs.  Our panel will include representatives from AGCO and Abbvie, with others likely added as well.

Research Park internships are not just for engineering students! Hear from a panel of current Illinois students who work within the Research Park in areas like HR, communications, engagement, and operations. Learn about the projects they are working on, the benefits of Research Park internships, and how you can find an on-campus opportunity to work for a tech company. Food will be served.

You can also find event details on Handshake.

bailey scholarships
ILC-Student Employment Opportunities

The Illinois Leadership Center is now hiring undergraduate students for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year!  This is a great opportunity for students looking to develop professional skills and build connections with other students and staff on campus.

Detailed position descriptions can be found here: https://leadership.illinois.edu/employment

Applications will be accepted until February 6, 2023. Feel free to contact hannahd@illinois.edu if you have questions.

2023 Community-Academic Scholars

The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative matches undergraduates with an academic mentor and a community partner to collaborate over the summer on a project designed to directly benefit community members served by the partner organization. We are pleased to announce that the Summer 2023 student application period is now open. The deadline to apply is Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

This year’s program includes 15 powerful projects submitted by academic mentors across the University of Illinois and their community collaborators. Projects address a range of topics, including teen substance use, household stability, food security, technology and aging, youth psychosocial development, physical health among people with disabilities, assistive robots, educational equity, maternal health, and cultural humility. 

In addition to developing applied research experience, scholars meet weekly to connect with each other, seek guidance from program leaders, and hear from invited speakers. Scholars also receive a $4000 stipend to offset the cost of housing and/or living expenses during the program.

If you are interested in applying to be a Community-Academic Scholar, be sure to:

  1. Review eligibility and program requirements on the website. 
  2. Read the project descriptions and the scholar’s role within each project to find projects that most appeal to you and best match your strengths and background. 
  3. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to view the info session recording for application insights and tips.
  4. Finally, be sure to submit your application no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.
Sigma Tau Delta Seeking New Members

Interested in exploring how you can use your English/Creative Writing degree? Dreaming of speaking at an international conference on literature? Want to make friends with other students in your major? Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, February 1 at 5 pm to learn more about Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society).

You don’t have to be majoring/minoring in English to join—all you need is a love for reading and writing! There is no GPA requirement for the local chapter.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/85756390043?pwd=Mk9HUStaV1cxdGNvWHRSNStkZnczUT09 Meeting ID: 857 5639 0043
Passcode: jZkuh2

Don’t Forget These!

Find peer mentoring at the Lisnek LAS Hub

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, First Floor of Lincoln Hall, Behind the marble staircase
Peer mentors help LAS students access opportunities to gain hands-on experience. Drop-in for a casual conversation about exploring student organizations, undergraduate research, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, internships, and more. Learn how to access resources and apply to opportunities. 

Our old friends at the Humanities Professional Resource Center (now LAS Career Services) are still in Greg Hall 105 and available to meet with students to talk about professional development opportunities, career planning, and general life stuff of the “what am I doing here?” variety. See their website for contact info and event announcements.

gilman scholarships

Are you interested in studying abroad, and searching for funding? The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical language study) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive! To get you started, we are offering two days of informational events about the Gilman Scholarship. 

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session
When: Thursday, February 2, 2023 03:30 – 4:30 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

ONLINE Gilman Scholarship Information Session
When: Friday, February 3, 2023 9:00 – 10:00 AM Central Time
     Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-uqqj0iH9O8wDFZe-YcHpOQbRWqDyMr 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop
When: February 3, 2023 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

undergraduate research position

The Writing Across Engineering and Science (WAES) research group is looking for an undergraduate research assistant (https://publish.illinois.edu/waes/). We support engineering and science faculty and graduate students as they learn, incorporate, and adapt practices from writing studies research in ways that enrich both their technical learning objectives and their students’ communication skills. We also research the effectiveness of this support.

We are looking for reliable, curious students interested in learning about writing in STEM settings and qualitative research, particularly interview methods. Students of any major related to science, engineering, writing, or communication are encouraged to apply to join our interdisciplinary team. Initial responsibilities will include activities such as transcribing and analyzing interview data, writing research memos, observing interviews, and participating in project team meetings.

Required qualifications:
• Interest in writing instruction in STEM settings
• Available during both spring (minimum of 8 hours per week) and summer 2023 (minimum 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks)

Preferred qualifications:
• Coursework related to writing and communication in STEM
• Prior qualitative research experience, particularly with transcription

Compensation: $13/hour

To apply, please send a 2-4 sentence statement of why you are interested and a current resume to Dr. Julie Zilles (jzilles@illinois.edu). Please include ‘WAES undergrad application’ in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on January 30.

undergraduate research ambassadors

Seeking Applicants for the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.As an undergraduate research ambassador, you will: Represent and promote OUR’s mission to current and prospective undergraduate researchers at on-campus recruiting & outreach events, classroom presentations, and other informational events.Lead or assist in workshops on undergraduate research, and participate as a panelist to share your personal experience in undergraduate research.Support OUR’s social media campaigns.Mentor, support, and guide undergraduate students at various stages of their research journey.Assist in the organization and logistics of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 27, 2023).Have access to professional development opportunities, such as trainings in peer mentoring, communication, public speaking, event planning, outreach, and program development.The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.To learn more about the program, including its eligibility requirements and application process, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply 
KEVIN T. EARLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN:

Submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are being accepted now. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023. For more information, see the flyer below:

ilc imprint i-program

The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting our Imprint i-Program on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment. The program is open for all students. Registration is open now and will close on February 13thA link to register can be found here.

confidential advisors at the WRC!

Confidential Advisors at BNAACC, La Casa and WRC

The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) is the designated confidential campus resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). That means when we talk with students, staff, and faculty who have experienced harm, we make sure you get what you need and on your terms! There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you – or someone looking to support you – with support and advocacy services. We also have two Confidential Advisors embedded at BNAACC and La Casa two days/week.

Embedded Advocate Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 4pm @ BNAACC
Wednesday 1pm – 5pm and Thursday 10am – 4pm @ La Casa

Advising available by appointment | Monday – Friday @ the WRCHours may vary. Walk-in appointments offered as available. Learn more about Advocacy & Support Services, here

CORNELL PRE-LAW PROGRAM

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris, a three-week academic program in international and comparative law. Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school. Attend an info session on Thursday, Feb 16, 4:00pm CST (Info Session Zoom Link)

COLLEGE MAGAZINE WRITER OPPORTUNITY

Are you ready to gain real-world experience and advance your writing? College Magazine‘s professional writing program is a 4-month commitment that includes a 7-week intensive training where you’ll uncover your voice, interview dream sources and write meaningful articles that readers love. Writers who succeed in the first 4 months often continue into our editorial internship program. Working closely with our editors, writers receive one-on-one feedback. Writers also learn social media, WordPress HTML, and the SEO knowledge necessary for the real world of magazine journalism.

The writer position is 10 hours a week on a flexible schedule. It’s a volunteer, intensive and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Vox, NBC, USA Today, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House and more. We welcome applicants from all majors and all colleges. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is recommended.

To Apply: Please send your resume and writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com

Subject: College Magazine Writer Application

Deadline: January 31, 2023 by 6 p.m. ET

UAFS APPLAUSE-NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY JOURNAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is February 14, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

COLLISION CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the Udall Scholarship. Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors in any field of study who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. There are also special awards also for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need for these interests to be related to the environment). Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is January 30, 2023 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY TO 2023 NYU CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER INTENSIVES:

New York University’s College of Arts and Science invites visiting undergraduate students to participate in their short-term summer programs. The month-long creative writing retreats in Florence and Paris may be of particular interest to students. The Writers in Florence and Writers in Paris programs are only offered during the summer, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in their host city through both reading and writing assignments. Participants focus on one of three genres—poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. 2023 faculty will include Catherine Barnett, Raven Leilani, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Ken Chen, Mark Bibbins, and Matthew Rohrer, among many other acclaimed writers. All coursework receives a NYU transcript, transferable to other institutions. 

Applications will open December 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. For more information, contact cas.summerabroad@nyu.edu

APPLY FOR CLA’S CAROLL MILLS YOUNG STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).

Weekly Round-Up

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Welcome back! We hope the semester has started well. Here are a few important reminders:

If you are expecting to graduate at the end of this semester, remember to add yourself to the degree list. You can do this online in Self Service, and must do so no later than January 30.

Students on academic probation should plan to check in with an advisor by January 27. We would also like to see students who are new to the major or who haven’t checked in for a while before that date.  Now is the time to review your spring schedule, talk about your overall plans, and get help locating any resources you might need. As always, see our advising website for contact information and instructions for scheduling appointments. We do NOT schedule via email.

January 30 is the last day to ADD a full semester course.

February 1 is the deadline for applications to the Secondary Education minor. This is the application period for students in their sophomore year (at least) who expect to graduate in May 2025. The application portal is here; scroll down toward the bottom of the page to find the advisor verification form you must complete (and have us sign off on) before February 1 (please give us a few days at least to process those).

HPRC is now LAS Career Services!
 Find peer mentoring at the Lisnek LAS Hub
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, First Floor of Lincoln Hall, Behind the marble staircase
Peer mentors help LAS students access opportunities to gain hands-on experience. Drop-in for a casual conversation about exploring student organizations, undergraduate research, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, internships, and more. Learn how to access resources and apply to opportunities. 

Our old friends at the Humanities Professional Resource Center (now LAS Career Services) are still in Greg Hall 105 and available to meet with students to talk about professional development opportunities, career planning, and general life stuff of the “what am I doing here?” variety. See their website for contact info and event announcements.
gilman scholarships

Are you interested in studying abroad, and searching for funding? The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical language study) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive! To get you started, we are offering two days of informational events about the Gilman Scholarship. 

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session
When: Thursday, February 2, 2023 03:30 – 4:30 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

ONLINE Gilman Scholarship Information Session
When: Friday, February 3, 2023 9:00 – 10:00 AM Central Time
     Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-uqqj0iH9O8wDFZe-YcHpOQbRWqDyMr 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop
When: February 3, 2023 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

undergraduate research position

The Writing Across Engineering and Science (WAES) research group is looking for an undergraduate research assistant (https://publish.illinois.edu/waes/). We support engineering and science faculty and graduate students as they learn, incorporate, and adapt practices from writing studies research in ways that enrich both their technical learning objectives and their students’ communication skills. We also research the effectiveness of this support.

We are looking for reliable, curious students interested in learning about writing in STEM settings and qualitative research, particularly interview methods. Students of any major related to science, engineering, writing, or communication are encouraged to apply to join our interdisciplinary team. Initial responsibilities will include activities such as transcribing and analyzing interview data, writing research memos, observing interviews, and participating in project team meetings.

Required qualifications:
• Interest in writing instruction in STEM settings
• Available during both spring (minimum of 8 hours per week) and summer 2023 (minimum 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks)

Preferred qualifications:
• Coursework related to writing and communication in STEM
• Prior qualitative research experience, particularly with transcription

Compensation: $13/hour

To apply, please send a 2-4 sentence statement of why you are interested and a current resume to Dr. Julie Zilles (jzilles@illinois.edu). Please include ‘WAES undergrad application’ in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on January 30.

Geraldine Heng Lecture
illinois history & lincoln collections student positions

The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC), a unit of the Special Collections Division in the Main Library, has several open positions for undergraduates this spring. Read on for more details!

We are seeking an undergraduate assistant for a collection barcoding project for spring 2023. In this second phase of the project, we are focusing on our print collections (books and periodicals). The Collection Management Student Assistant will work with Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) unit staff to identify and assess physical and descriptive conditions of print materials according to standard practices. This includes verifying barcodes, call numbers, assessing the size of the item, and identifying potential preservation needs. Work will also include moving materials to different locations within our stacks based on item size and other factors and basic remediation of common preservation problems.

Required:
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively with sustained attention to detail
● Keen eye for proper alphabetical and numerical order within call numbers (Dewey
Decimal system)
● Strong organizational and analytical skills
● Ability to assess and communicate problems or abnormalities clearly
● Sensitivity to and awareness of handling concerns for rare and fragile materials

Preferred:
• Interest in history
• Work or volunteer experience in a library or related environment
• Strong communication skills
• Experience or interest in archives and special collections libraries
• Experience with data collection using a spreadsheet, database, or other formats

If interested, please submit an application and upload your resume at the following link:
https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/122609506

Please email Krista Gray, Archives Program Officer, at graykr@illinois.edu if you have any
questions. Application review will begin after 1pm on January 26th.

undergraduate research ambassadors

Seeking Applicants for the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.As an undergraduate research ambassador, you will: Represent and promote OUR’s mission to current and prospective undergraduate researchers at on-campus recruiting & outreach events, classroom presentations, and other informational events.Lead or assist in workshops on undergraduate research, and participate as a panelist to share your personal experience in undergraduate research.Support OUR’s social media campaigns.Mentor, support, and guide undergraduate students at various stages of their research journey.Assist in the organization and logistics of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 27, 2023).Have access to professional development opportunities, such as trainings in peer mentoring, communication, public speaking, event planning, outreach, and program development.The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.To learn more about the program, including its eligibility requirements and application process, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply 
art @ the Y presents:

Down, Down Into Infinity He Goes
Will Arnold: Risograph, Zines, and “Cheap” Art

Will Arnold is an artist and staff member at the School of Art & Design. He is the co-founder of Work Press & Publication, a small, independent press that specializes in short run Risograph-printed books, zines, and prints. Will is also a part of the organizing teams for the Champaign-Urbana Small Press Fest and the St. Louis Independent Comics Expo (SLICE).

Will’s artistic practice is primarily centered around zines, comics, and artist books. Through collage and delving into and remixing historical comics, he explores themes such as landscape, perception, memory, and gender norms. He is also focused on making art objects accessible and available to art collectors and appreciators of all levels.

His work can be found online at www.twarnold.com and on Instagram at @t.will.arnold and @workpress.

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, January 26 | 5-7PM
Remarks at 5:30PM

On view Jan. 26 – Mar. 10, 2023

KEVIN T. EARLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN:

Submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are being accepted now. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023. For more information, see the flyer below:

ilc imprint i-program

The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting our Imprint i-Program on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment. The program is open for all students. Registration is open now and will close on February 13thA link to register can be found here.

confidential advisors at the WRC!

Confidential Advisors at BNAACC, La Casa and WRC

The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) is the designated confidential campus resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). That means when we talk with students, staff, and faculty who have experienced harm, we make sure you get what you need and on your terms! There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you – or someone looking to support you – with support and advocacy services. We also have two Confidential Advisors embedded at BNAACC and La Casa two days/week.

Embedded Advocate Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 4pm @ BNAACC
Wednesday 1pm – 5pm and Thursday 10am – 4pm @ La Casa

Advising available by appointment | Monday – Friday @ the WRCHours may vary. Walk-in appointments offered as available. Learn more about Advocacy & Support Services, here

Don’t Forget These!

CORNELL PRE-LAW PROGRAM

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris, a three-week academic program in international and comparative law. Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school. Attend an info session on Thursday, Feb 16, 4:00pm CST (Info Session Zoom Link)

COLLEGE MAGAZINE WRITER OPPORTUNITY

Are you ready to gain real-world experience and advance your writing? College Magazine‘s professional writing program is a 4-month commitment that includes a 7-week intensive training where you’ll uncover your voice, interview dream sources and write meaningful articles that readers love. Writers who succeed in the first 4 months often continue into our editorial internship program. Working closely with our editors, writers receive one-on-one feedback. Writers also learn social media, WordPress HTML, and the SEO knowledge necessary for the real world of magazine journalism.

The writer position is 10 hours a week on a flexible schedule. It’s a volunteer, intensive and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Vox, NBC, USA Today, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House and more. We welcome applicants from all majors and all colleges. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is recommended.

To Apply: Please send your resume and writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com

Subject: College Magazine Writer Application

Deadline: January 31, 2023 by 6 p.m. ET

UAFS APPLAUSE-NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY JOURNAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is February 14, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

COLLISION CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the Udall Scholarship. Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors in any field of study who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. There are also special awards also for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need for these interests to be related to the environment). Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is January 30, 2023 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY TO 2023 NYU CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER INTENSIVES:

New York University’s College of Arts and Science invites visiting undergraduate students to participate in their short-term summer programs. The month-long creative writing retreats in Florence and Paris may be of particular interest to students. The Writers in Florence and Writers in Paris programs are only offered during the summer, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in their host city through both reading and writing assignments. Participants focus on one of three genres—poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. 2023 faculty will include Catherine Barnett, Raven Leilani, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Ken Chen, Mark Bibbins, and Matthew Rohrer, among many other acclaimed writers. All coursework receives a NYU transcript, transferable to other institutions. 

Applications will open December 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. For more information, contact cas.summerabroad@nyu.edu

APPLY FOR CLA’S CAROLL MILLS YOUNG STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).

Back-to-School Round-Up

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We’re looking forward to seeing you all this spring, whether virtually or in person! Here are some important reminders about beginning-of-semester dates, deadlines, and procedures, some courses to be aware of, and assorted announcements of scholarships, prizes, and opportunities for submission of your creative work. Read on!

First, if you are expecting to graduate at the end of this semester, remember to add yourself to the degree list. You can do this online in Self Service, and must do so no later than January 30 (but preferably before then, to give the records office time to do an official degree audit and let you know if you’re missing anything in your spring schedule).

Students on academic probation should plan to check in with an advisor before the 10th day of classes (January 30), as should first years and new transfers who did not check in last fall and any students who are new to the department. Now is the time to review your spring schedule, talk about your overall plans, and get help locating any resources you might need. As always, see our advising website for contact information and instructions for scheduling appointments.

KEVIN T. EARLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN:

Submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are being accepted now. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023. For more information, see the flyer below:

courses of interest

Keep the following courses in mind as you tinker with your spring schedule:

ENGL 475: Lit & Other Disciplines–Building a (Better) Book
What is a book, and what might it become? This studio-based course will be a historical, imaginative, and experiential introduction to one of the most enduring and influential human technologies, the book. Students will investigate intersections among media, literature, and computation in order to understand the history of the book and imagine its future. Students will learn about the technical skills that helped produce books historically, such as letterpress printing and binding, while cultivating new technical skills that will enable them to effectively use contemporary technologies such as 3D printing and interactive digital storytelling. The course will be housed in the CU Community FabLab’s new Skeuomorph Press and BookLab. Students will use the skills they develop over the course of the semester to develop multimodal creative or research projects, building their own print-digital books. As a studio course, “Building a (Better) Book” centers around students’ conceiving, developing, and workshopping these independent projects.

ENGL 261: Topics in Lit & Culture–Race and Visual Culture
How do we visualize race in American culture? Why is race so strongly associated with the visual? How is race produced, explored, and circulated through the visual? This course will study how race is “seen” in American literature and culture from 1980 to the present day. We will consider concepts such as racial classification, stereotype, representation, fetish, abstraction, and social and political transformation. You will learn how to read literature, visual art, and films using both critical race and ethnic studies and visual culture studies frameworks. Expect to study texts by authors, artists, and filmmakers such as Toni Morrison, Adrian Tomine, Lara Mimosa Montez, Jeffrey Gibson, and Jordan Peele, among others.

CW 463: Advanced Topics in Creative Writing
We have two new sections of CW 463 available this spring.  These courses meet with GSD (Game Studies and Design) and WILL count in the CW major.  Section AL (Interactive Fiction with Twine) is a workshop course, while Section WGP (Literature Lab: Books as Games) is a non-workshop course.  Either one will count as a department elective in the ENGL major.  

JS 495: Local Histories in Central Illinois
What is Oral History? What are Ego-documents? What kind of History can we glean from daily lives and life stories? Want to go looking in your grandparents’ old drawers, or the boxes up in the attic? Engage with some of the newest methodologies in the humanities, and choose a project based on your own interests exploring life in central Illinois microhistory as a method and a point of view, challenge our understanding of what history is and how it can be expanded, and get a glimpse into Jewish lives in decades and centuries past. This is a small workshop-style class that will provide students with the opportunity to propose and work on their own project.   

Law 199: Tolerance Means Dialogues Internship
(1 Credit Hour Course, 3-5 hours a week)
The question that is explored in LAW 199 is whether civil rights movements can learn from each other, and how we can become more tolerant of differences. We too often find tolerance in short supply at the intersection of faith and other important societal values, like non-discrimination and child welfare. For example, some people reflexively believe that any response to LGBT discrimination is a losing proposition for people of faith. In this winner-takes-all mentality, the rights of some are pitted against the rights of others. What gets lost: mutual respect, justice, and how all people need to be able to live with dignity.

The Law and Dialogue Ambassadors’ job is to be catalytic, supporting the work of the Dialogues. You will help bring together students and thought leaders to find more constructive approaches to living together in a pluralistic society.

Students will work with a team of students and Professor Wilson, to elevate the voices of Generation Z and Millennials—tomorrow’s leaders—who have come of age in an era of increasing diversity and a spirit of openness and inclusivity. 

Specifically, they will learn how to develop strategies for recruitment and networking, for working with the media, and for building programs. The students will also build communication skills by coordinating with others, and learning how to create compelling blog posts, social media, and other electronic content. Law and Dialogue Ambassadors will work three to five hours each week on the project and earn one academic credit for completing the internship course. 

Please contact the instructor of the course, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson at wils@illinois.edu for further questions Please cc Roxana Madani (rmadan3@illinois.edu) in any emails sent to Professor Wilson regarding TMD.

Students can read about award winning program here: www.tolerancemeans.com

HDFS 199: Academic Strategies for Neurodivergent Students
If you are struggling with study habits and academic responsibilities due to autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, dyslexia or other neurodiverse conditions, you might find Academic Strategies (HDFS 199) helpful. For more information, email Dr. Kramer at jjkramer@illinois.edu.

EPOL 473: Facilitation Skills
This course is designed to teach students how to effectively facilitate group discussions and decision-making processes. This covers a range of topics, including the nature of groups, individual dynamics within groups, and how to use various tools and techniques to guide group discussions. The theoretical foundations for the course are based on theories of human values, group dynamics, decision-making, communication, conflict management, and effective group intervention. The course emphasizes experiential learning, with students practicing self-reflection and facilitating group discussions on their own. The skills and knowledge gained in this course are valuable for professionals in various organizations, and increasingly expected of human resource development (HRD) professionals. The ultimate goal of Facilitation Skills is to prepare students to effectively facilitate others in making group-oriented determinations within diverse settings and organizational environments. 

cornell pre-law program

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris, a three-week academic program in international and comparative law. Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school.

college magazine writer opportunity

Are you ready to gain real-world experience and advance your writing? College Magazine‘s professional writing program is a 4-month commitment that includes a 7-week intensive training where you’ll uncover your voice, interview dream sources and write meaningful articles that readers love. Writers who succeed in the first 4 months often continue into our editorial internship program. Working closely with our editors, writers receive one-on-one feedback. Writers also learn social media, WordPress HTML, and the SEO knowledge necessary for the real world of magazine journalism.

The writer position is 10 hours a week on a flexible schedule. It’s a volunteer, intensive and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Vox, NBC, USA Today, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House and more. We welcome applicants from all majors and all colleges. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is recommended.

To Apply: Please send your resume and writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com

Subject: College Magazine Writer Application

Deadline: January 31, 2023 by 6 p.m. ET

UAFS APPLAUSE-NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY JOURNAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is 2/14/2023, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

COLLISION CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the Udall Scholarship. Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors in any field of study who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. There are also special awards also for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need for these interests to be related to the environment). Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is January 30, 2023 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY TO 2023 NYU CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER INTENSIVES:

New York University’s College of Arts and Science invites visiting undergraduate students to participate in their short-term summer programs. The month-long creative writing retreats in Florence and Paris may be of particular interest to students. The Writers in Florence and Writers in Paris programs are only offered during the summer, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in their host city through both reading and writing assignments. Participants focus on one of three genres—poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. 2023 faculty will include Catherine Barnett, Raven Leilani, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Ken Chen, Mark Bibbins, and Matthew Rohrer, among many other acclaimed writers. All coursework receives a NYU transcript, transferable to other institutions. 

Applications will open December 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. For more information, contact cas.summerabroad@nyu.edu

APPLY FOR CLA’S CAROLL MILLS YOUNG STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).