Weekly Round-Up

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Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140
Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

Fulbright Informational Events:

Are you looking for an exciting way to spend a year abroad starting in the Fall of 2022? If so, it’s time to think seriously about submitting an application for a Fulbright Scholarship!  Join us for an information sessions and workshops to learn more.

Please register early for these events!

Fulbright Information Session
When: Apr 6, 2021 03:30 PM CT
Register in advance for this meeting.

Fulbright Information Session
When: Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM CT
Register in advance for this meeting.

Fulbright Personal Statement Writing Workshop
When: Apr 15, 2021 03:30 PM CT
Register in advance for this meeting.

Fulbright Information Session
When: Apr 21, 2021 08:30 AM CT
Register in advance for this meeting.

Fulbright ETA Workshop
When: Apr 23, 2021 03:00 PM CT
Register in advance for this meeting.

Fulbright Research Workshop
When: Apr 30, 2021 03:00 PM CT
Register in advance for this meeting.

Junior Quinn Award:

The winner of the 2020-2021 Junior Quinn Award is Angelica Heaney. Please congratulate her whenever you get a chance!

The faculty judges were impressed by the clear sense of purpose in Angelica’s letter of intent as well as the expansive voice in the poetry itself. The Creative Writing program has no doubt she will make great use of her winnings as she continues to develop her talent.

Womxn’s History Month:

You are invited to join the exciting events organized by the WRC throughout this month. An accessible PDF of the calendar with clickable links is available here: https://uofi.box.com/s/hrxw4zmlp3ekplvi5vtptuoyqllso9pz.

Dish It Up: I’m Speaking

You can find the calendar of WRC’s “Dish It UP” series , including info and registration links for future lunches here: https://uofi.box.com/s/ldk4e389udj27czvh1d7n6o56wfqgboq

LAS Alumni Career Panel Info for Students:

The LAS Leaders and the LAS Office of Advancement invite all LAS students to attend the first virtual LAS Alumni Career Panels, featuring LAS alumni from a wide variety of disciplines and careers. Students will get to hear directly from alumni about how they navigated the twists and turns that come with building a career after graduation.

LAS Alumni Career Panel Dates and Themes

All panels begin at 6 PM.

March 31: Law, Policy, and Government Careers

April 7: Science and Medicine Careers

April 14: Business and Industry Careers

Registration is required for each session students wish to attend.

Counseling Center Clinical Services for Spring 2021:

For Spring 2021, the Counseling Center are offering telehealth (online) counseling and virtual outreach and educational programming. For specifics of how this works, please view this blog post.

For after-hours emergencies, students who remain in the Champaign-Urbana area can reach out the Champaign County Crisis Line staffed by Rosecrance at 217-359-4141. We also have an extensive list of resources available on our website, including a listing of crisis lines throughout the United States.

Tuesday @ 7:

Led by Counseling Center Paraprofessionals, Tuesday @ 7 workshops focus on topics that are often growth areas for students. All students are welcome. Upcoming workshops include:

Tuesday, March 30: Cultivating Resilience in Difficult Times

Tuesday, April 6: Empowering Yourself Within Relationships

Zoom Meeting ID: 844 1537 2453         Password: tue7

The complete list of topics for this semester can be found here.

Daily Drop-In Mindfulness Workshops:

The Counseling Center is now offering daily mindfulness drop-in workshops on Zoom. The 30-minute workshops will be held each weekday at 4:15 p.m. starting on March 1. Each day has a theme.

-Mindfulness Mondays
-Intuitive Eating Tuesdays
-Body Awareness Wednesdays
-Thoughtful Thursdays
-Forget-it Fridays

These workshops are not therapy. They are available to any student and are not confidential.

Zoom Meeting ID: 922 2891 7050         Password: CCMind

RIO Online:

RIO, which is led by Counseling Center clinicians, provides an interactive experience that helps you

-Learn mindfulness skills to identify why you’re feeling the emotions you are and accept them.
-Manage stress, anxiety, and other emotions productively.
-Identify what’s most important to you and prioritize accordingly.

This series is open to all Illinois students—you do not need to be a current client of the Counseling Center. RIO is not considered counseling and is not confidential. Please register on their website.

International Student Circle:

The Counseling Center’s International Student Outreach Team is now hosting weekly consultation hours for students who want to connect around issues such as culture, feeling isolated, changes in immigration laws, time differences, and other challenges they may be facing. The International Student Circle meets Friday mornings from 8 to 8:30 a.m. through the end of April.

To join the Zoom call, please use the following information.

Zoom Meeting ID: 882 0090 2107      Password: isc21

Art Space:

Creating art can be be a stress release, help calm anxiety, and allow people to process their emotions. On Monday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m., the Counseling Center offers an Art Space Workshop via Zoom. The workshop is open to all students. It is not counseling and participants will not be asked to share their reflections.

Zoom Meeting ID: 828 4384 2873            Password: 266674

Cafecito with the Counseling Center’s Latinx Outreach Team:

Join the Counseling Center’s Latinx Outreach Team every Tuesday at 4 p.m. to discuss communal experiences, mental health, and resources. Drop in whenever you are free. All are welcome!

Zoom Meeting ID: 831 0750 3371         Password: cafecito

Sit with Sankofa Consultation Hours:

Need a safe space to discuss how you feel about everything that’s going on? Join us for Sit with Sankofa with our Black student outreach team on Thursdays at 4 p.m. on Zoom!

Zoom Meeting ID: 926 0208 7456         Password: 276763

WellTrack Available For Students:

WellTrack, an app that offers a suite of online tools and courses to help students identify, understand and address mental health issues is now available. WellTrack employs aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It features a mood tracker, modules that teach students about managing anxiety and depression, and useful tools such as meditations and reminders for users to include enjoyable activities in their days.

Students can access the WellTrack app by downloading from Google Play or the App Store and then logging in with your Illinois email address and password.  WellTrack can also be accessed via the web at Illinois.WellTrack.com with your Illinois email and password.

Mindwise Mental Health Screenings Provide Quick, Confidential Check-Ups:

The Counseling Center offers Mindwise mental health screenings through its website. These quick, confidential assessments allow you to understand if feelings like prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleasure, and/or hopelessness might actually be related to depression.

Other screenings for generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol misuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder are also available. Participants will receive immediate results at the end of each screening to print and bring to a counselor for further discussion and evaluation if indicated. Please note that these screenings are to help you have an informed conversation with your counselor. They are not intended to be a clinical diagnosis.

To access the screenings, please visit their website

Weekly Round-Up

Follow us on social media!         

Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST

Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140

Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

career cafe at the HPRC:

Every Monday from 4-6 pm, the Humanities Professional Resource Center hosts “Career Cafe” drop-in hours. Ask questions, share your concerns about your future, get advice. Not sure even where to start? That’s okay! Just stop by to say hi and meet your career advisors, and then you can go from there.

voices reading series:

The next installment of our Voices Reading Series will be next Thursday, March 25th at 7:00pm CT.  Our readers will be M.F.A. candidates Ali Shuger, Kyle Russell, and Erich Slimak. Find the Zoom invitation below, and click here to access the Facebook event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 7300 0021

Password: voices

Applications for LAS International Programs:

LAS International Programs is still accepting applications through Sunday, March 21 for the following programs! Scholarships are available.

  • Virtual Mojo Internships: Ideal for students in political science with a human rights concentration, sustainability & environmental studies, computer science, advertising and marketing, communications, design, creative writing/English, fundraising, organizational psychology, and teaching.
  • LAS Alumni Connect: (Mentored by University of Illinois Alumni!) We are eagerly looking for students who are interested in working in education, marketing, and communications!
  • Greek Studies on Site Internships and Research: Ideal for students in computer science/data management, mathematics, communications, media, advertising, economics, and social sciences.
  • VACorps Internships: Ideal for students interested in working in public health, clean energy, and sustainability.
  • Illinois in Vienna Projects: Ideal for students interested in working with migrants and refugees, human rights organizations, and fundraising.
  • Perrotis College Agrofood & Tourism Internships: Ideal for students who are interested in working in the fields of economics, tourism and hospitality, sustainability in food, business, market, and consumer research, communications, and marketing.
  • Campus B Internships: Ideal for students studying organizational psychology, computer science, economics, business, engineering, and communication.
  • Global Learning Collective – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Internship: Ideal for students in the fields of political science, global studies, environmental studies, sustainability, and policy.
lavender congratulatory for graduating students:

LGBTQ+ students who graduated last year or are graduating this year are invited to sign up for the Lavender Congratulatory, a virtual celebration to be held on April 28.   Register at https://tinyurl.com/lavgraduiuc.

Senior Survey:

The Chancellor’s Senior Survey is currently being administered. This survey goes to all graduating seniors as a way to better understand their experiences, including their participation in activities and services, student learning outcomes, campus climate, and satisfaction with the Illinois experience.  Seniors, please check your email for a link to the survey or access it directly here: https://secure.dmi.illinois.edu/SeniorSurvey/Home/SurveyLink

Senior 100 Honorary Application:

Senior 100 Honorary is a ceremony that honors the most outstanding graduating seniors. This event recognizes 100 seniors for academic achievement and campus involvement. Apply by 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 29 at http://illinisaa.com/apply-senior-100 .

AWP Intro Journal Project:

We would like to give a  quick shout-out to Chaeyeon Park, one of our undergraduate students, for receiving an honorable mention for the AWP Intro Journals Project. Chaeyeon was noted for her Creative Nonfiction piece, “Jaegar Lecoultre.” Please tell her congratulations next time you see her.

This is at least the third year in a row that creative writing at UIUC has made some kind of showing in this national contest.

You can see the whole list of results here:


Sign-up for Grant-a-Thon:

If you’re thinking about a career in nonprofit work (community outreach, education, cultural and performing arts organizations, health care, political and community activism, and the like), consider attending the upcoming Grant-a-Thon on Friday, March 26, 9am – 3:30pm.

At this event, you’ll learn some of the basics of effective grant-writing, hear from grant-funders about how the grant process works from their perspective, and get some practice by working with a local organization on a live grant application.

Register here to take part. It is expected that participants will stay for the entirety of this virtual event (the part of the form that asks people to sign up for specific sessions is for the benefit of licensed social work professionals who can get continuing education credit for their participation).

Internship with the Odyssey Project:

Undergraduate majors in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and education are invited to apply for a paid internship with the Odyssey Project, a program through the Humanities Research Institute that offers free college courses to qualifying members of the Champaign-Urbana community.

To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities, arts, or social science majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and well with others. A broad interest in the humanities and educational justice is preferred.

The position begins August 23, 2021 and ends May 13, 2022. Odyssey interns will work approximately two to three hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, at the rate of $15.75 per hour. There is flexibility regarding the hours to be worked.

To apply, please complete the linked application form. You will be asked to submit the following documents as a single file: a one-page letter of interest, a resumé, a 3-5 page academic writing sample, and a list of two references. Your references may be academic or non-academic, so long as they can speak to your skills and work ethic; at least one referee should be able to comment on your writing skills. PDF or .docx file formats are preferred. 

Application Deadline: April 18th, 2021 (11:59 PM)

For more information, visit https://hri.illinois.edu/community-connections/odyssey-project . Questions may be directed to the Odyssey Project Advisor and Student Experience Coordinator, Michelle Awad, mmawad2@illinois.edu.

International Student Circle:

International Student Circle (ISC) serves as safe consultation space for international students to check-in about their acculturative experiences, challenges, anxieties, and much more as they pertain to local immigration news, and global news (COVID-19, wars, geopolitical conflicts, natural disasters, racism etc.). ISC will meet every Friday morning, 8:00 am-8:30 am starting tomorrow 3/19.

The ISC’s goal is to offer mental health support for the diverse international student community at UofI. Please note that ISC is not a therapy group.

Illini Career and Internship Fair:

The Illini Career & Internship Fair is taking place on Thursday, April 1st from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm virtually in Handshake!

Register here for the Illini Career & Internship Fair, where you will have the chance to sign up for one-on-one and group sessions. This is your chance to speak directly with employers about job and internship opportunities! Registration in advance is required.

Sign up early to reserve timeslots with employers where you can learn about open positions, network with company representatives, and learn from recruiters.

Emily St. John Mandel Event:

You are invited to attend an exciting event at the end of the month. Best-selling author Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be (virtually) visiting campus at 6pm CT on Wednesday, March 31 for a public conversation with Professors Alex Shakar and Amy Hassinger. It’s being co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study and the Creative Writing Program’s Robert J. Carr Visiting Author Series.

Station Eleven is an award-winning novel about artists, and the pursuit of art, in the wake of a world-ending flu pandemic. A few notables about the novel:

  • finalist for the National Book Award
  • finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award
  • winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award
  • winner of the Toronto Book Award
  • winner of the Morning News Tournament of Books
  • soon to be an HBO mini-series

You’ll need to register for the event. Here’s the link to the event page where you can register:


Once you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to the event.

Here’s a link to an excerpt from the book: https://lithub.com/station-eleven/

Weekly Round-Up

Follow us on social media!         

Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST

Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140

Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

Victorian Poetry Night:

The ESC is having a Victorian poetry night on Tuesday, March 16th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.! In celebration of Women’s History Month, bring your favorite Victorian poetry or novel excerpt to read and discuss them together! Feel free to dress up in your favorite corset or Victorian outfit, and bring a friend! All are welcome.  See entry above for zoom link.

For any questions, contact Sydney Sadler: ssadler3@illinois.edu.

Inaugural LAS Social Innovation Forum:

The Inaugural LAS Social Innovation Forum will be held on Saturday, March 20 at 10am via Zoom. Participants of the LAS Global Leaders Program will share their research and solutions to refugee integration and Covid-19 mitigation in Illinois, Brazil, and Kenya. Christopher Earney – Head of the UN Secretary General’s Crisis Insights Team – will offer the keynote address. All who are interested can register for the event here.

Deadline for Participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium:

The deadline for applications to present at the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium is March 19, 2021 at 11:59pm. For more information, visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/symposium.html

Golden Apple Scholarship Meeting:

The Recruitment Team at Golden Apple are hosting Virtual Scholar Information Sessions this month. Every Tuesday, up until March 30th starting at 6:00pm, they will offer a 30-minute presentation for prospective Scholars. In the flyer you will see a link to the registration form. When a student submits a registration, they will follow up with a confirmation email that contains the meeting link.

National & International Scholarships Program Information Session:

In late March and early April, the National and International Scholarships Program will be hosting information sessions for undergraduate students across colleges and fields to learn about some nationally competitive scholarship opportunities. Information Sessions for juniors and seniors (students graduating before August 2022) will be held the week of March 22nd.  Information sessions will focus on how to apply for June priority application deadlines, including many scholarships for study or research beginning in the fall of 2022.

For a list of all sessions and their zoom links go to https://topscholars.illinois.edu/.

Womxn’s History Month Calendar:

The Women’s Resources Center is holding a number of events this month. See below:

March 13 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST): Womxn’s Career Institute

March 23 (6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST): Womxn’s History Month Trivia

March 30 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CST): 2nd Annual Strive Awards

1-Credit Hour Courses:

A number of 1-credit hour courses on various intergroup relations dialogue topics are available now. These courses are highly interactive and encourage students to think and discuss challenging social issues with each other in order to promote collaborative sense-making and learning.

Beginning the week of March 22, students meet once a week to view and discuss video clips, participate in structured exercises, and talk with each other about issues related to social identity, social change & social justice.

Dialogue courses being offered this semester include:

  • Being White in a Multicultural Society: Tuesdays 5:00-6:60 pm (CRN 69983)
  • Liberal/Conservative Dialogue: Mondays 3:00-4:50 pm (CRN 50836)
  • Exploring Gender Identity Dialogue: Mondays 10:00-11:50 am (CRN 50833)
  • Exploring Disability Dialogue: Mondays 5:00-6:50 pm (CRN 58703)
  • Race/Ethnicity Dialogue A: Tuesdays 12:00-1:50 pm (CRN 50841)
  • Race/Ethnicity Dialogue B: Wednesdays 5:00-6:50 pm (CRN 50834)
  • Resisting Marginalization (figuring out ways to promote fairness and social justice): Wednesdays 3:00-4:50 pm (CRN 50835)
Applications for the OVCDEI Broadening Inclusion Grant:

The OVCDEI Broadening Inclusion Grant seeks proposals for innovative projects that strive to engage across disciplines and perspectives in hope of creating a more inclusive and just society. For Summer and Fall 2021, proposals that seek to bring together members of our community from different cultural and religious backgrounds and perspectives will be given a priority. For more information and to apply, please visit go.illinois.edu/broadeninginclusion. The deadline is March 31, 2021.

Deadline for Undergraduate Research Support Grant Application:

The deadline to apply for the Undergraduate Research Support Grant is March 17, 2021. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application, please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

Proud to be First Gen Workshop Series:

Are you a First-Generation student? (A First-Gen student is someone whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree.) Join the Proud to be First-Gen Workshop Series happening this spring semester!

Part 1 – March 24, 2021, 5-6pm : Campus Resource Fair

Part 2 – TBA : Power of Being First-Gen: You Belong

Part 3 – TBA : Closing Celebration

Register for part one of the series at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/381045999.