Weekly Round-Up

sigma tau delta info session:

Join Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, on Wednesday February 3 at 6:00 pm on Zoom (link attached below). You can learn more about our organization and what we have to offer. Members have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other English students, participate in volunteer opportunities, conferences, and social events (safely on Zoom or at a distance!), and work on your writing skills with chances to publish your papers! Email us at sigmataudeltaillinois@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 578 528 2196
Password: alma2020

Part-Time Job Fair:

The Career Center’s Part-Time Job Fair is taking place on Tuesday, February 2nd from 11am-1pm virtually in Handshake. On-campus and local employers will be hiring students for paid, part-time work opportunities during the spring and/or summer. Register NOW for 1:1 and group sessions: Student Registration for PT Job Fair.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Information Events:

Are you interested in study abroad, but concerned about the cost?

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical languages) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. To get you started, they are offering a two-day informational event about the Gilman Scholarship.

  1. Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

When: Feb 4, 2021 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

  1. Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop

When: Feb 5, 2021 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

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

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit their website.

Internship Opportunity with LAS:

LAS is looking for interns and we encourage you to apply! More information can be found here Apply to be an LAS intern | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Illinois.

Call for Submissions:

There is an exciting opportunity for English majors to publish in a national, peer-edited undergraduate journal. The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism at UW-Madison is devoted to publishing outstanding essays of undergraduate literary analysis, and the journal is soliciting submissions of 8-20 pages for its tenth issue. This is an excellent and rare opportunity for you to gain recognition for your work in literary criticism.

Submissions and any questions can be sent to mjlc@rso.wisc.edu. The deadline to be included in the tenth issue is March 1st, but submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information and previous issues, click here https://dept.english.wisc.edu/TheMJLC/.

In-Person Confidential Advising Services:

The WRC is now conducting walk-in services for those who cannot safely meet virtually or over the phone, Monday – Thursday. To speak with one of our Confidential Advisors, call the Women’s Resource Center from a safe number at 217-333-3137 or e-mail us at womenscenter@illinois.edu.

For more information, visit https://oiir.illinois.edu/support-services.

CHLH 126: Campus Acquaintance Rape Education:

Want to Change the World? Register for CHLH 125 Today!

  • 3 credit hours
  • Virtual course
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m. CST
  • Spring 2021

Learn about:

  • Supporting survivors
  • Media and rape culture
  • Healthy relationships

For questions, email fycare@illinois.edu.

Virtual Book Club & Author Event:

Join the WRC, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives, and the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center for a virtual book club! They will be diving into Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by activist, writer, and Illinois alum, Mikki Kendall.

The book club will be held on Monday, February 15 @ 6 p.m. CST. Register now – the first 30 registrants will receive a free copy of the book! Register for the book club here https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KoR5hOWTR0y3nrqYbB_I9g.

The author event will be held on Tuesday, March 2 @ 6 p.m. CST. Mikki Kendall herself will join the club for a (virtual) author talk and share what led her to write Hood Feminism and more. For the author even, register here https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_apAetqoLT023K4BfEhTEXg.

RBG: Free Virtual Film Screening and Filmmaker Conversation

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives and the Women’s Resources Center will host a virtual screening of the acclaimed documentary, RBG. This film follows the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and it will be available for viewing, for free, beginning at 4 p.m. CST on Tuesday, February 16th until 4 p.m. CST Thursday, February 18th.

On Wednesday, February 15th at 4 p.m. CST, there will also be a virtual conversation with the film’s directors, Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

2nd Annual International Women’s Day Photography Contest

March 8th is International Women’s Day! As part of the annual celebration events, including Women’s History Month throughout March, the Women’s Resources Center, OIIR-International Education and International Student and Scholar Services are hosting the 2nd annual photography contest. The top awards will be given during the Global Engagement Lounge on March 10, 2021. Share your talent and submit an original photo that celebrates women’s achievements, experience, and resilience here Illinois Identity Provider Selection. Deadline for submission is February 24, 2021.

Legal Studies Minor – Info Session:

The Pre-Law Advising Services Office will be hosting an Information Session regarding the Legal Studies Minor on Friday, February 5 at 1:00 pm.  There will be a brief program overview followed by Q&A.  Eligibility for the minor requires completion of 30 hours of course work, however, interested students of any class year are highly encouraged to attend!  Spring applications for the Minor open in February.

For more information about the Legal Studies Minor visit: Legal Studies Minor – University of Illinois College of Law. REGISTER ONLINE by February 4 to attend.

Creative Writing’s New Faculty Reading:

Join Creative Writing for a reading by two of its new faculty members in poetry: Ángel García and Christopher Kempf. The reading will take place Thursday, February 4 at 4:30 CST. The Zoom information is below:

Zoom Meeting Link:


Meeting ID: 840 1526 0179

Password: CWUIUC

Undergraduate Research Workshops:

The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research will be conducting a number of research workshops in Spring 2021. More information can be found here: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html

Remote Learning Help:

TAP at UIUC is offering free ZOOM workshops to support remote learning. After attending one of these workshops, you will have an individualized plan to:

  • stay on top of lectures and assignments
  • make the best use of your time
  • focus your attention to better learn the material

Pick a time to fit your schedule:

Tuesday February 2, 12-1pm

Thursday February 4, 6-7pm

Friday February 5, 12-1pm

Continued support for non-traditional learners will be offered at TAP throughout the semester. Attend to learn more. For questions or more information, contact jjkramer@illinois.edu. All attendees must register at: https://go.illinois.edu/startsmart

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