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

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