Weekly Round-Up

Find Your Focus with HPRC

Having trouble finding your focus this semester? Attend HPRC‘s “One Word” Workshop on Sept. 22 at 6:30pm to set your intention for the academic year (register on Handshake to get Zoom link).​ Guided exercises (in company with others) will help you pick a single word to give you structure and inspire you as you make it through to May.

Know Your Strengths

Not sure what strengths or abilities you have to offer? The Illinois Leadership Center is offering a “Know Your Strengths” workshop on September 29 at 4pm for humanities majors.

Register by September 22 (go.illinois.edu/HPRCStrengthsto receive the CliftonStrengths assessment, which you should complete in advance of the workshop.

explore Career options with HPRC

Want to learn more about your career options? HPRC is hosting a series of “Give it a Try” events, where a working professional (and humanities alum) will guide you through some sample activities from their job in a 1.5-hour session, so you can get a sense of whether it’s something you could do. No prior experience or insight necessary! Click the links to register and get Zoom links for the sessions that sound most interesting to you.

·      Technical Writing (Sept. 23, 4pm) with Brittany Curtis of Visa

·      Sales Development (Sept. 30, 4pm) with Meghedi Tamazian of Packback

·      Nonprofit Management (Oct. 7, 4pm) with Andrea Rundell of the YWCA

Study Skills

A seminar on study skills will be held on 9/22 at 6:30 p.m. Students who are struggling to keep their classes organized are specially invited to attend the seminar. All majors are welcome! You can register at https://go.illinois.edu/savemysemester

Questions?  Email Jeanne Kramer at jjkramer@illinois.edu.

Conversation with Artifact

Please join SourceLab in welcoming Artifact, an exciting company that helps produce personal podcasts with individual people, to bring to life the family stories and lived experiences in a unique way. Come learn about this exciting meeting of digital humanities, public history, and personal connections to the past.

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23rd, from 4:30PM-5:45 PM

Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99952818084?pwd=Uyt4cVo0bm9UQld5a0VUeWxKVGlwUT09

Meeting ID: 999 5281 8084

Password: 647316

1-Credit Hour 8-Week Courses Available

EPSY 203 courses are open for enrollment. These are 1-credit hour 8-week courses. To enroll go to Banner and enroll as you usually would. These experiential classes are highly interactive, and help students develop various skills. These skills include critical thinking, listening, perspective taking, and critical self-reflection. Students are also challenged to develop awareness and understanding of critical intergroup relations issues affecting individuals, organizations and communities.

The following EPSY 203 Dialogue course topics are offered:

  • Exploring Disability; Wednesdays, 5:00-6:50 pm
  • Being White in a Multicultural Society; Mondays, 5:00-6:50pm
  • Race/Ethnicity dialogue; Wednesdays, 5:00-6:50pm
  • Liberal/Conservative dialogue; Mondays, 3:00-4:50pm
  • Exploring Social Class; Tuesdays, 1:00-2:50pm
  • Exploring Social Class; Tuesdays, 5:00-6:50pm
  • Race/Ethnicity dialogue; Tuesdays, 12:00-1:50pm
help up reward excellent teaching!

If you have found a particular English department instructor to be especially skilled and inspiring (even under difficult circumstances) we want to know about it!

You are invited to nominate any professor, lecturer, or instructor (that includes graduate student TAs) who has taught any English department course (BTW, CW, ENGL, RHET) on any topic.  You can nominate more than one person.  All you have to do is fill out the online form available at https://english.illinois.edu/resources/student-resources/resources-undergrads/nominate-outstanding-teacher. It only takes a few minutes!  The deadline for this award cycle is Friday, September 25, 2020.

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