Weekly Round-Up

ATLAS Internship:

Consider joining the ATLAS Internship Program, where LAS students can learn how to integrate their courses of study with technology in order to gain a unique and versatile skill set. Positions are available for VR content creator, social media specialist, website developer, and many more. For a Spring 2021 placement, fill out an application found here.

community-academic scholars info session:

The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative empowers undergraduates to address critical issues in our community related to health, poverty, and social inequity with training, support, and a $3500 stipend. Scholars from disciplines across campus contribute to research projects that have an impact in Champaign-Urbana. Join us Wed., Nov. 11, 6 – 6:45 p.m. to learn about the program and application process, hear about past projects, and find out how scholars are matched to projects. Register for Zoom details.

Boren Scholarship:

The Boren provides study abroad scholarships up to $25,000 for a full academic year or up to $12,500 for a semester. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on a language-intensive study abroad program. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards.

In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security—generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status.

The campus application deadline is January 19, 2021 for any semester or year of study between May 2021 and May 2022.

For more information, undergraduate students should contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit their website.

YMCA Bailey Global Scholars applications due nov 8:

Beginning October 5, the YMCA will launch Bailey Global Scholars, a 7-month scholarship program designed to help University of Illinois students grow as responsible and engaged global citizens by supporting critical reflection, dialogue, and action across differences of culture and power. Bailey Global Scholars will participate in an online “Education through Global Engagement” program during the Spring 2021 semester culminating in a volunteer immersion (virtual or in person) capstone experience during Summer 2021. Participants will also receive a $1000 academic scholarship for the Spring 2021 semester. Applications are due November 8, 2020. Learn more at universityymca.org/bailey/global.

IL house of reps employer panel:

November 12, 2020, 4-5 pm Register: http://go.illinois.edu/ILHouseofRepsInfoSession

Mark Jarmer, Director of the Research and Appropriations Unit for the Office of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, will offer an overview of the General Assembly, the legislative process, the Speaker’s office, and the role of a Research Analyst.  He will offer advice and share a brief look at the experience of serving on a team of Research Analysts for a typical legislative session in the Research & Appropriations Unit of the Illinois House of Representatives. Current Research Analysts Jelani Saadiq and Madeline McCune will share their perspectives on working with the legislature and will offer advice, answer questions, and engage in further discussions.

LAS Winter Convocation Virtual Celebration:

The college is planning a virtual celebration to recognize the December 2020 and August 2020 graduates. Degree candidates will receive a link to a pre-recorded virtual celebration on Friday, Dec. 18. LAS will provide a padded diploma cover to those who do not intend to participate in a future in-person ceremony. Please complete the diploma cover request form by Friday, Dec. 11. For questions or more information, please contact us at las-grad@illinois.edu.

Access WellTrack as New Mental Health Resource:

WellTrack is an app that’s designed to help you better understand your moods. Illinois students can use it for free. In addition to this new resource, counseling services on campus are available to support you through whatever you are facing. Access WellTrack by downloading the app or via the WellTrack website with your Illinois email and password.

2021 Orientation Leader Applications Available:

New Student Programs’ application for the 2021 Orientation Leader position is now live. Join a team of dynamic leaders dedicated to giving incoming Illini a warm welcome. The application and more information can be found here. Applications accepted through Monday, Nov. 23.

2020-2021 Continued Housing:

The last day for in-person instruction is November 20, and University Housing undergraduate residence halls will close November 21 at 3 p.m. – Sunday, January 17 at 9 a.m.

University Housing residents who need or would like to stay in the undergraduate residence halls, after in-person instruction ends through the end of Winter Break, will be allowed to stay on campus through our Continued Housing option.

To stay on campus, residents are required to complete a Continued Housing Contract.

For more information about completing contract, locations, costs, and deadlines, visit https://housing.illinois.edu/apply-now/fall-break-info.

Social Justice Paraprofessional Application Now Open:

The SJEP Program is a leadership opportunity to design social justice educational workshops, expand your knowledge about social identities and inclusivity, and develop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills. For more information and to apply, visit: https://go.illinois.edu/SJEPapplication.

Apply for I-Connect:

Are you interested in topics related to diversity and social justice? Do you have experience leading or facilitating difficult conversations?

I-Connect facilitators are university students who lead discussions about diversity on campus. Facilitators are hired in the Fall for positions facilitating in the Spring semester. Use the link to apply: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1222682645.

DiversityEd Office Hours and Accessibility:

Diversity & Social Justice Education will be closed to the public until further notice; however, staff will continue to work remotely and can be reached via phone or e-mail during regular business hours (Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm). You can reach DiversityEd Office at DiversityEd@illinois.edu or by calling 217-265-5585.

Confidential Advising Appointments:

The Confidential Advisors at the Women’s Resources Center are offering virtual and limited in-person services to support students and employees in need of processing, support, and/or advocacy. For questions or to make an appointment please call the Women’s Resources Center at 217-333-3137 or email them at womenscenter@illinois.edu. Place: 616 E Green Street, Suite # 202, Champaign, IL 61820 (Enter the door next to the McDonald’s); Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays).

Dates and Deadlines:

Deadline to drop CR/NCR or elect grade replacement in a second half-session course
Friday, Nov. 13

Priority registration time tickets for Winter and Spring 2021 available
Monday, Nov. 16

Fall Break
Saturday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 29

Priority registration for Spring 2021 begins
(Updated) Monday, Nov. 30

Instruction ends
Wednesday, Dec. 9

Open registration for Spring 2021 begins
Thursday, Dec. 10

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