Weekly Round-up

Focus group on undergraduate engagement and humanities research opportunities:

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) is inviting undergraduate students to register for a focus group on undergraduate engagement and humanities research opportunities. IPRH is the humanities research institute on campus. It would like to expand its outreach to undergraduates interested in the humanities and to do so it needs to know what kinds of events and research activities students would like to see it offer. By participating, students will play a direct role in shaping opportunities for themselves and future students. The link for registration is https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8096463 .

It will be holding a series of small focus groups next week. Students do not need to be declared humanities majors or minors to participate in a focus group. So long as they’re interested in the humanities—books, TV and film, history, culture, philosophy, politics, religion, arts, theatre, and similar topics—we want to hear from them.

If the focus groups fill before an interested student can register, IPRH will also be sending out a follow-up survey they can complete.

Focus group dates:

  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 23rd, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

The day prior to their focus group, students will receive a link and password to the Zoom meeting for their group.

LAS 199: Professional Development Seminar
If you are doing an internship or part-time job, or volunteering somewhere and want to earn credit, you can register for this course. You will earn 1 credit hour. If you are interested, you can contact Brian Neighbors to enroll.

LAS 289: Internship Experience
International students conducting a summer internship and needing a course to connect to the CPT application can enroll in LAS 289. This 0 credit hour course is approved for reduced summer tuition. For questions and information on enrollment, contact Brian Neighbors.

Weekly Tech Tidbit
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the university has listed special software offerings accessible to students, such as temporary free or discounted access to applications. The currently available software includes Adobe Creative Cloud for Students, MATLAB, SAS, Simulink, and more. Read through the list compiled by Technology Services in order to access these programs.

Virtual Leadership Training:

The Illinois Leadership Center (https://leadership.illinois.edu/onlinetraining ) is offering leadership training online. These programs are built with learning outcomes focused on addressing the competencies from the Illinois Model of Leadership. As you practice social distancing to help end this pandemic, take advantage of this time to enhance your leadership skills.

Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders 

The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers academic scholarship to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who will complete an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student. All undergraduate students regardless of academic program or citizenship status are encouraged to apply. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Summer 2020/Fall 2020 Extended Deadline: April 30 (For internships that occur between May 16, 2020- December 31, 2020)

SILMW Language Program:

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) will be offering classes on five languages—Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof—this summer.  The institute will be held from June 15 to August 8, 2020.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. The institute will be offered in an online format, consisting of activities such as language practice, conversation tables, movie nights, and more. When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits, you will have had fun!

For more information, click here . If you have any questions, please feel free to contact at silmw@illinois.edu.

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