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New section of CW 100!

If you were hoping to take CW 100 (Intro to Creative Writing) in the spring and couldn’t get a seat, take heart!  We have a newly-opened section meeting in person on Tues/Thurs at 11:00-12:15.   This is the first required course in the CW major or minor, but it’s also a great department elective for English majors who want to get a taste of what the CW program has to offer.  Check it out!

DEADLINE APProaching–Internship opportunity

The College of LAS is accepting applications for five internship positions to support Global Education and Training (GET) and LAS International Programs staff working with a group of 15 university students from Egypt who will be on campus for a 2-week academic training program administered by AMIDEAST Egypt and sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program is for visually impaired students and the group will include 11 visually impaired students and four sighted students who will study English at the Intensive English Institute and attend DRES trainings to learn more about disability services and technology in the United States. Interns will support this program through organizing and leading social activities and programming, attending and supporting courses and trainings, serving as a guide and resource for students, etc.

The time commitment is 20 hours per week for 3 weeks in February. Additional details can be found in the attached flyer and shared with students. We ask that anyone interested in the position to submit their resume and cover letter to Amanda Lentz (alentz@illinois.edu) by January 23rd.

deadline approaching–sec Ed minor

The application for the Secondary Education minor is now open, for students who are expecting to begin the licensure sequence in Spring 2023 and graduate at the end of Spring 2024.  This application is NOT for first-year students, but rather for second-year students (or third-year students who are on a 5-year plan).  The application is available here, and the deadline is February 1, 2022

deadline approaching–Lawson Poetry Prize

The Dr. William and Mrs. Rosemary Lawson Poetry Prize for College Undergraduate and Graduate Students is now open. The award is $1,000. Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2022. The winner will be announced in June, 2022. Submissions should be typed and no longer than two pages. The poet’s name, return address, and email address should appear in the upper right-hand corner of the page with the heading “Lawson Prize.”

Please send all poetry submissions to: Illinois Humanities Attn: Lawson Prize 125 S Clark St ., Ste 650 Chicago, IL 60603.

deadline approaching–Kevin T Early Memorial Scholarship

Submissions for the 2021-2022 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are open. This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2022. 

For consideration, students must submit 5 poems via email to John Dudek at: Jdudek4@illinois.edu. The complete submission should not exceed 5 pages (so 1 poem to a page). Submissions should be attached to the email as .docx (Word) files.

The subject line of the email should read: “EARLY PRIZE SUBMISSION: Last name.”

The body of the email should include the student’s name, address, phone number, e-mail, UIN, and the titles of the poems. The name should not appear on the entry file itself. Complete guidelines are included in the attached document.

If you have any questions, please email John Dudek at Jdudek4@illinois.edu. 

deadline approaching–FLAS Fellowships

Applications are now open for Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships! This is a prestigious fellowship that supports the study of modern foreign languages in combination with area/global studies. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Applicants need to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Applications are due Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Letters of recommendation are due Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.  For more information see https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/application/

deadline approaching–Office of Advancement Student Worker Position

The Office of Advancement within the College of Education is offering an exciting student employee opportunity for the Spring 2022 semester.  If you love your experience at the University of Illinois, thrive on opportunities to be creative, and have a can-do attitude, this job is perfect for you! The goal of this position is to assist the Office of Advancement, primarily the Director of Constituent Engagement, with an array of projects associated with special event planning, material creation, editing and design, scholarship promotion, alumni and donor relations, and communication.

For more details about this position, and how to apply, email Heather Zorn at hpzorn@illinois.eduDeadline is Monday, January 24. 

Minor in Game Studies is here!
The new Minor in Game Studies & Design has been approved, and students can officially declare it once the SP2022 semester starts.  Check the website for more information:  https://informatics.ischool.illinois.edu/game-studies-design/
Game Studies and Design Information Sessions:
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5:00 – 5:30 pm CST – FOR SENIORS ONLY (students graduating in May or August, 2022)
Monday, Jan. 24, 4:30 – 5:00 pm CST  – All students welcome
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:30 – 5:00 pm CST  – All students welcome
All sessions are on zoom at http://go.illinois.edu/GSDZoom
Apply now to get ahead!

This Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting submissions to present at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium set for Thursday, April 28 at the Illini Union. For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions, follow this link.

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 15

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