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Important Reminder!  You will have between May 22 and May 27 to elect the “pass COVID/no pass COVID (PZ/NZ)” option instead of a letter grade for any of your courses.  For more information, see this FAQ!

MFA Public Reading:

The third-year MFA students in Creative Writing will be giving their public reading on Zoom: Saturday May 15 at 1:00. This year, the graduating students are Emmilea O’Toole, Cole Piedimonte, Beth Pearl, Erich Slimak, and Kyle Russell. Each will give a brief reading from their Final Projects. Come out and help celebrate their graduation and Mastery of the Fine Art of Creative Writing!

Zoom Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87664665571?pwd=Q2RTTk9aT0tLT0VzK0JWdU1rMzNEZz09

Meeting ID: 876 6466 5571
Password: CWMFA

montage arts journal 2020-2021 issue:

The latest issue of Montage Arts Journal is available to purchase!  Congratulations to all the featured writers and artists, and thanks to the editors for all their hard work putting it together.  To all the creative writers out there who are hoping to be published some day, why not submit something to Montage next year?  Keep an eye out in the fall semester for a call for submissions.

summer address changes:

Students, if you are leaving campus for the summer, please update your Student Location address in Student Self-Service:

    • In Self-Service, select “University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign”.
    • Log in using your NetID and Password
    • In the Main Menu, select “Personal Information”.
    • In the Personal Information Menu, select “Addresses & Phones”.
    • Under the “Student Location” address, click the “Current” link.
    • Update the “Valid From This Date” field with the date you will be leaving campus. Please note the date must be entered as MM/DD/YYYY, for example, 01/25/2021.
    • Update your address to your location for the summer.
    • Click “Submit” to save your Student Location address.
recruiting LAS 100 Interns for fA21:

Calling all LAS international students! Come be a part of the LAS 100 intern experience and receive paid summer training and 8 weeks of continued professional development during the Fall semester. LAS 100 interns are empathetic international students dedicated to supporting other international students during their first term at Illinois. Interns assist international students in adjusting to the university by sharing their own experiences of moving beyond their comfort zones. They are instrumental to the student experience as they facilitate weekly group discussions on diverse topics and assist students in completing their group projects and presentations. Through this opportunity, interns gain first-hand experience in problem solving, group facilitation, and cross-cultural communication. You can learn more and access the Handshake application here by logging in with your Net ID and password. If you have questions, contact Nikia Brown, Associate Director of Intercultural & Global Learning-International Student Experience, at nikiab@illinois.edu.

intern at the women’s resources center:

It’s that time of year again! The WRC is currently accepting applications for Advocacy, Programming, and Marketing & Communications interns. Links to applications are below, and they will remain open until all positions are filled. Please note that applications are only open to current UIUC students.

Advocacy Intern Application

Programming and Marketing & Communications Intern Application

Summer and Fall Internships at ATLAS:

The ATLAS Internship Program is now accepting applications for any College of LAS students who are interested in learning how to integrate their course of study with technology-based internships. Positions currently open include VR content creator, social media specialist, website/newsletter content, and documentation and workflow specialist. Apply here.

Career Workshops at Career Camp:

You are invited to attend the following workshops at Career Camp the week of May 24.

Internships for Humanities Students:

See below for a list of available internships the their application deadlines:

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Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140
Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

Professional Development Opportunities & Scholarship Opportunities:

The University of Illinois Latina/Latino Alumni Association (IllinoisLLAA)’s Scholarship Application is now open and available at https://lnkd.in/eqnmxrc for current UIUC upperclassmen and graduate students!

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

The recipient of this grant will receive a $2,500 scholarship award. Questions can be sent to Luis Narvaez, Scholarship Chair, scholarship@illinoisllaa.org.

Summer and Fall Internships at the ATLAS:

The ATLAS Internship Program is now accepting applications for any College of LAS students who are interested in learning how to integrate their course of study with technology-based internships. Positions currently open include VR content creator, social media specialist, website/newsletter content, and documentation and workflow specialist. Apply here.

Internship Opportunity with Unity in Action Magazine:

The Unity in Action magazine is currently offering internship positions for all majors this summer. It is an online magazine that works to help the community work together to address social-economic issues that affect marginalized families and communities. Email here to apply. For more information, visit https://www.unityinactionmagazine.com/.

Career Workshops at Career Camp:

You are invited to attend the following workshops at Career Camp the week of May 24.

Internships for Humanities Students:

See below for a list of available internships the their application deadlines:

Teaching English as a Second Language Courses Available this Summer:

This summer, the Department of Linguistics will offer a number of courses on Teaching English as a Second Language. See the flyer below for more information:

MFA Public Reading:

The third-year MFA students in Creative Writing will be giving their public reading on Zoom: Saturday May 15 at 1:00. This year, the graduating students are Emmilea O’Toole, Cole Piedimonte, Beth Pearl, Erich Slimak, and Kyle Russell. Each will give a brief reading from their Final Projects. Come out and help celebrate their graduation and Mastery of the Fine Art of Creative Writing!

Zoom Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87664665571?pwd=Q2RTTk9aT0tLT0VzK0JWdU1rMzNEZz09

Meeting ID: 876 6466 5571

Password: CWMFA

Intern at the WRC:

The WRC is currently accepting applications for Advocacy, Programming, and Marketing & Communications interns for Fall 2021. Links to applications are below, and they will close on May 7. Note that applications are only open to current UIUC students.

Advocacy Intern Application: https://tinyurl.com/ae2ymh38

Programming and Marketing & Communications Intern Application: https://tinyurl.com/58p5zf7v

Virtual 42nd Latinx Congratulatory

The 42nd Latinx Congratulatory will be held on May 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm CST via Zoom.

Click here to RSVP for the virtual ceremony.

Nominate a graduating student: https://go.illinois.edu/latinxcongratsawards

Apply to be a speaker or MC: https://go.illinois.edu/congratspeakers

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series:

Dr. David Stovall will give a talk titled “Addressing Systemic Racism Through Justice and Equity: The Role of Faculty at a Community-Engaged, Empowered University” on May 7, 2021 from 11:00AM — NOON CST

To register and participate via ZOOM: http://go.education.illinois.edu/ddss-stovall

Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF) Student Advisory Board Applications:

The Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF) Student Advisory Board is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The SCPF offers financial and educational support for culturally significant programming and initiatives coordinated by students, faculty, and staff on campus. The purpose of SCPF is to advance cultural awareness and social justice education, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout campus. This fee specifically serves to support sociohistorical phenomena experienced and expressed by minoritized and traditionally underserved communities, which encompass social identities at the intersect, including diverse abilities, documentation status, ethnicity, gender, Indigeneity, nationality/global, race, religious, and secular identity, and tribal citizenship and affiliation.

Serving on the SCPF Student Advisory Board is a great way to make a meaningful impact on campus, while also strengthening your resume.

Learn more about the SCPF Student Advisory Board, specifically the duties and responsibilities, here.

Apply for the SCPF Student Advisory Board here.

Academic Tips of the Week:

Pay attention to these and other important dates and contact a departmental or college advisor if you have questions. Saturday, May 22: Spring 21 grades will be accessible in Self-Service, and May 22-27: you can declare the PZ/NZ option for Spring 21 courses. Good luck on finals!

Career Readiness Tip of the Wek:

Spend some time this summer thinking about what kind of life and career you want. Try the Flower Exercise from the best selling job search book titled “What Color is Your Parachute?”.

Technology Tip of the Week:

Technology skills are one of the seven competencies identified as indicators for career readiness.  Consider taking the free ATLAS Skills Track Courses to help boost your technology skills this summer. No prior experience is needed.

LAS Scholarship Application:

Using this one application, you will be considered for more than 25 different scholarships that will be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year. The application asks you to answer a few questions, upload a resume, and submit a couple short essays. The application deadline is Friday, May 16. Last year, students received more than $125,000. For more information click here.

Study Spaces Available During Finals Week:

Classrooms are available for use by students who need a location to participate in an online class or to study. In keeping with campus COVID-19 Guidelines, social distancing and face covering requirements apply. Rooms are not intended for private use; adhere to posted room capacity. For more information, visit https://registrar.illinois.edu/event-scheduling/study-spaces/.

Student Sustainability Committee Member Application:

The Student Sustainability Committee is seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for a voting member position for the 2021-2022 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, May 14. For more information, visit https://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/project/student-sustainability-committee-ssc.

Need to Meet with an Advisor?

To contact a college-level advisoruse the online chat, online advising appointment calendar and queue, and online forms for program change requests. Find a list of unit and college advisors along with hours and contact information on the college website.

Weekly Round-Up

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Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140
Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

Publishing Event:

If you are interested in getting a book published one day, join the event “Queries on Queries” via zoom on May 1, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CST. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/r83zdd7n. See the following flyer for more information:

Undergraduate Research Symposium:

The 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), is still on display through today, April 30!  Students present their work through prerecorded oral presentations, poster presentations, and creative performances through an online symposium platform. Presenters will have the opportunity to engage with the campus community to discuss their findings through a built-in forum.

To access the 2021 Virtual URS, you will need to create an account through ForagerOne using your Illinois email address:

  1. Go to https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021 and press “Sign up”.
  2. After you sign up, you can open the symposium using the following link: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021
Naming Competition:

As part of Undergraduate Research Week, the Office of Undergraduate Research is having a naming contest through its Instagram Platform, @ugresearch_ui. University of Illinois students will have the opportunity to submit one name each for its three new characters (A pencil, magnifying glass, and a lightbulb, for example, pictured below). The best names will be announced at the conclusion of the Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1st!

The three winners will each be awarded a $25 Amazon gift card, along with social media recognition! 

Think you have a good name? 
Head over to the Office of Undergraduate Research’s Instagram (@ugresearch_ui), follow it, and give it your best names for the newest members of the OUR family!

Getting Started in Research Workshop (GSIRW) Virtual Edition:

During this workshop, students will be acquainted with the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus. They will be guided to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus. They will also learn how to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

Participation is by advanced registration only; there are limited spots available. Several dates are available; students should only register for one date.

For details and registration link, visit http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html

Undergraduate Research Certificate Program:

The Undergraduate Research Certificate provides an added credential to present to employers and graduate schools. The certificate requires you to satisfy specific criteria across your research experience(s) here at Illinois.

Students are encouraged to start the application early in their research journey; the application can be saved and re-opened, allowing students to continue the application where they left off.

For more information, please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/UGRCertificate

Information Session for UK and Ireland Scholarship Opportunities:

Are you interested in pursuing graduate study in the United Kingdom or Ireland? If yes, consider applying for a Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell or Gates scholarship!  National & International Scholarships Program at the UIUC will be hosting an information session that will provide insight about these opportunities from past recipients.

When: May 6, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdO6uqjksH9yyQR98u6FOM_Wxj95vUiOR 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The priority deadline for the Marshall scholarship is June 1, 2021, and the required campus deadline for many of the UK/Ireland scholarships is August 23, 2021.

Writers Workshop End-of-Semester Events:

The Writers Workshop has upcoming interactive presentations that may benefit you as you prepare your final course projects and professional materials. You can gain “Proofreading and Editing Strategies” or learn how to “Write Effective Personal Statements” for scholarships, fellowships, and graduate programs.  All events are held via Zoom. Visit its calendar to register in advance and learn about more upcoming events.

Writers Workshop consultants also provide feedback on writing, including course papers, class presentations, personal statements, and job application materials. Students can make an appointment or use its drop-in times. It encourages students to reserve appointments early, since they tend to fill up fast this time of year, and it will also have extra writing consultants staffing its drop-in hours during finals (no appointment necessary!).