Weekly Round-Up

Become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking undergraduates in the humanities or arts who are excited to introduce peers to the Illinois research and creative inquiry experience. If you have participated in a research or creative project, be it through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a research or creative project of your own, you can become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador and help other students along their research journeys.  Ambassadors are paid a $250 stipend per semester for their service.

See https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/1749403258.html for details and to learn more about what constitutes research experience (it’s a very broad range).

Apply here: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply.

The deadline to apply is August 10, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Secondary Ed Minor Application Opens August 1

Students typically apply to the minor in their sophomore year, or when they are 2 years/4 semesters from graduating.  Most apply during the application window December 1 to February 1, BUT rising juniors who were not able to apply in the winter may apply between August 1 and August 31.  If you hope to complete the teaching licensure program and graduate by May 2022 and you have not yet applied to the Secondary Education minor then this upcoming application period is for you!

You need, at a minimum:

  • 2.5 cumulative, content, and UIUC GPA in the semester of application
  • Content pre-requisites completed or in-progress in the semester of application (for English, this is ENGL 200, 209, 255, and 301)*
  • C- is required for all LAS content/major and minor related courses

*Students applying at this time and expecting to graduate by May 2022 would also need to have most if not all Gen Ed requirements finished (including LOTE) plus EDUC 201 and 202 and EPSY 201, and ideally would have no more than five major or Gen Ed courses remaining after FA20. 

See an English advisor if you need help figuring out whether you’re on track.

For more info, and a link to the application, see https://education.illinois.edu/programs/undergrad/programs-degrees/ci-sec-ug/getting-started

Apply to be a Health Ambassador for Fall 2020
If you have an interest in public health and and the Illinois community, plus excellent communication skills, then consider joining the Health Ambassadors Program! The University is looking for campus leaders to join efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This is a paid position and the application deadline is Tuesday, July 28.

See https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8377013

COVID-19 Resources
To stay up to date on the University’s response to COVID-19 and learn about available resources, please visit: https://covid19.illinois.edu/.
The Student Assistance Center is also an invaluable resource for those struggling with a variety of issues, including COVID-19: https://odos.illinois.edu/community-of-care/student-assistance-center/.

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