we’re celebrating our 100th Post!
This is the 100th post on this blog! We’re so grateful to English department instructor and PhD candidate Alamgir Hossain for putting many of these posts together. Thanks, Alamgir! And to all the students out there, thank you for being our audience! Let us know what else you’d like to see on this blog, and feel free to send us information about upcoming events and opportunities that you think your English department peers might want to know about.
Undergraduate Admissions is Hiring I STARs
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hiring undergraduate students as I STARs for this summer! I STARs will welcome incoming students and their families during our New Student Registration programs as well as introduce prospective students and their families to campus during our regular campus visits. Full details and a link to the application are available at https://www.admissions.illinois.edu/visit/istar.
Sourcebooks summer internships
Some summer internships are available Sourcebooks. For more information, visit https://read.sourcebooks.com/careers.html
Open Positions at Ravinia Festival
Ravinia is looking for talented individuals who are able to start working sooner than later. Here’s a list of what’s currently open, with more being added by the week:
Ravinia Steans Music Institute
Program Assistant, Ravinia Steans Music Institute
Coordinator, Ravinia Steans Music Institute
Production and Artistic
Assistant Production Coordinator
Development Seasonal Assistant, Auxiliary Boards
Development Intern, Major Gifts
Development Intern, Corporate Relations
Student Leadership Opportunity
Looking for a summer job? The Division of General Studies is currently hiring Peer Advisors for Summer 2023!
Peer Advisors are an integral part of New Student Registration and will work closely with DGS advisors, staff and campus partners to facilitate group meetings, presentations, and course registration for approximately 1,100 new students.
Qualifications include being a current Illinois student in good academic standing, being willing to work as a part of a team, excellent presentation skills, and knowledge of the course explorer website.
For application information, please visit: https://bit.ly/dgs-peer-advisor
Application materials are due by March 19, 2023 at 5:00pm. Materials or questions about the application should be sent to Sierra Hollenbeck, Coordinator for Recruitment and Admissions, at email@example.com.
Want more information before you apply? Attend one of our information sessions:
· Thursday, March 9 at 2:00pm or
· Tuesday, March 14 at 2:00pm
Meeting ID: 897 943 1235
The Friday Forum + Conversation Café Cancelled on March 3
The Friday Forum + Conversation Cafe scheduled for Friday, March 3 has been CANCELLED due to illness. Be sure to attend the next FF+CC on March 24, which is the first Friday after Spring Break!
WRC’s Career Institute
Register for the Women’s Resources Center’s Career Institute today!
The Career Institute will have networking opportunities, workshops, swag, and more!
Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: Noon to 4:00pm
Location: Levis Faculty Center
Lunch provided! Registration closes March 15.
Join Women’s Resources Center (WRC) for Survivor Strategies on March 7 (Tuesday) from 6:30-8:00pm. This week the WRC will talk about what a supportive survivor community looks like and how one can be created on campus.
Survivor Strategies workshops are held at the WRC (616 E. Green St. Suite 202). Confidential Advisors will be available.
Confidential Advisors @ BNAACC, La Casa, & WRC
The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) is the designated confidential campus resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). That means when they talk with students, staff, and faculty who have experienced harm, they make sure you get what you need and on your terms! There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you – or someone looking to support you – with support and advocacy services. They also have two Confidential Advisors embedded at BNAACC and La Casa two days/week.
Embedded Advocate Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 4pm @ BNAACC
Wednesday 1pm – 5pm and Thursday 10am – 4pm @ La Casa
Advising available by appointment | Monday – Friday @ the WRC
Hours may vary. Walk-in appointments offered as available.
Learn more about Advocacy & Support Services, here.
Friday Forum + Conversation Café
Please join Diversity & Social Justice Education this spring as Diversity & Social Justice Education (Conversation Café) continues to partner with the University YMCA (Friday Forum) for Our Community in Action: Advancing Social Justice in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond. We will be hearing from community leaders tackling our most pressing public concerns through an unwavering pursuit of social justice.
Fridays Noon – 1PM at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign
Interested in Volunteering with the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center?
Are you interested in volunteering with the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center?
Join a Student Planning Committee today and become more involved in the community! Check out the 3 available student committees for this semester:
Speaking Queerly Planning Committees
Speaking Queerly: Love, Sex, and Dating (5 volunteers)
Speaking Queerly: All Things Drag (5 volunteers)
Lavender Congratulatory Planning Committee (5 volunteers)
To learn more and sign-up visit: https://go.illinois.edu/VolunteerAtGSRC
Quench: Queer, Trans, & Allied Speed Friends
Join the GSRC for a Speed Friending social for an opportunity to build community in a relaxed and accepting environment! Quench is part of the Cultural & Resource Centers Lunch on Us series. Stop by March 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Women’s Resources Center!
EPSY 203: Social Issues Group Dialogue Now Open
Spring 2023, second 8-week classes, March 20 – May 12; open enrollment that do not require an application.
- Black Activism in Sports, CRN 50834, Section AD4, 3:00 – 4:50 PM, Tuesday, Gregory Hall Room 325, Instructors Shanika Mungin (University of Illinois Athletics) and Dementro Powell (UIPD).
- Reproductive Justice, CRN 50831, Section AD1, 5:30 – 7:20 PM, Thursday, Gregory Hall Room 325, Instructors Kara Lawrence (Women’s Resources Center) and Amie Baumeister (Women’s Resources Center).
- Exploring Size and Sizeism, CRN 50833, Section AD3, 3:00 – 4:50 PM, Wednesday, Gregory Hall Room 325, Instructors Amy Fitzjarrald (University Housing) and Ron Threadgill (Applied Health Sciences).
If you still have questions, you can email diversityEd@illinois.edu.
Bailey Unpaid Internship Scholarship
The University YMCA’s Fred S. Bailey Unpaid Internship Scholarship program provides scholarship funding to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign undergraduate students who accept unpaid internships with public service agencies and not for profit organizations. The Application Opens on March 1, 2023! For more information and to apply, visit https://universityymca.org/bailey/intern/.
We CU Community Engaged Scholars
We CU, in collaboration with the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the University of Illinois Humanities in Action (HIA) program. Applications are due March 5. Humanities in Action is intended to help remove some of the financial barriers that prevent humanities students from taking advantage of community engagement opportunities. Each student will receive $1000 over the course of the semester to support their participation in the program, which requires around a 4-hour weekly time commitment. For more information and to apply, visit https://wecu.illinois.edu/humanities-in-action.
Don’t Forget These!
Fefu and Her Friends: Auditions & Zine Making
Sunday, March 5th from noon-2PM in Room 69 of the English Building (in the basement), we will be holding auditions for Fefu and Her Friends. If you’ve ever felt like you’ve been overlooked for certain roles, if you have always wanted to try acting but haven’t gotten the chance, if you want to build queer, feminist, minoritarian worlds together, please come audition for Fefu and Her Friends. Everyone is welcome to audition: with this production, we’re really hoping to bring together folks across colleges and departments, bringing together undergraduates, grad students, faculty, & staff. You do not need to prepare anything, and there’s no experience required. We will have selections from the play prepared for you to read, and an audition sheet for you to fill out. If you or someone you know would like to see a copy of the play ahead of time, email Laura Coby (firstname.lastname@example.org).
apply to present at undergraduate research symposium
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) invites you to present at the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS).The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 23 – 29), which brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as the public, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Throughout the day, students will present their oral and poster presentations, including creative performances, and interact with members of the campus community.
When: April 27, 2023Where: Illini Union (A, B, C, South Lounge, and the 2nd Floor)
Application Deadline: March 10, 2023 at 11:59pm
Why Present? Opportunity to network with other student researchers and faculty, staff, and graduate student judges. Develop communication skills and receive valuable presentation feedback from judges. Invite your friends and family to showcase your work and accomplishments. Presenters are eligible for OUR awards for outstanding presentations. Satisfies a requirement for the Undergraduate Research Certificate.
Who is Eligible? All undergraduate students currently (or were previously) involved with research are eligible to present. This includes course-based research projects. Students can present in-progress and completed research projects or creative works. We welcome creative exhibits and performances (e.g., art displays, musical and visual performances, and architectural exhibits).Students can present individually or in groups. Groups only need to submit one application to present. Students can give multiple presentations throughout the day. For more information on URS, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/symposium.html
Course Modality Task Force – student input sought:
Students are invited to fill out this survey for a task force looking at course modality changes when they’re made short-term/on-the-fly as opposed to those that are intentionally made at the beginning of a semester: https://surveys.illinois.edu/sec/1217490565?referrer=https://webtools.illinois.edu/.
Library Student Food Pantry:
There is now a Student Food Pantry in the Orange Room (room 100, Main Library), located in the hallway leading to the Writers Workshop. It primarily has canned and dried goods and is available to any student. This service is a new partnership with Wesley Food Pantry, who will be in charge of restocking the food.
If you are interested in contributing in some way, or have any questions or suggestions, please contact María Emerson (email@example.com).
If any of you have used it and would like to share your thoughts, you can fill out a short survey here: https://go.library.illinois.edu/StudentFoodPantry
Office of Conferences and Special Events
The Office of Conferences & Special Events will be hiring several students to join the 2023 Summer Conference Team. There are a variety of full-time and part-time positions available ranging from Conference Clerk to Conference Coordinator. Summer housing, hourly pay, and discounted meals are included.
For more information, go to: go.illinois.edu/csejobs2023
LAS Externship at Spurlock Museum:
Spurlock Museum of World Cultures is hosting an LAS Externship on Friday, March 10 from 1:30 – 4:30pm. You can register on Handshake: go.illinois.edu/SpurlockExternship.
Participants will get an insider perspective on what it’s like to work at a museum. We’ll have a tour of the museum, a panel discussion with museum professionals from around Champaign County, and informational interviews with Spurlock staff for a deeper dive into specific job functions. Participants will learn about the range of available roles, potential career paths, and the big issues shaping museum work right now.
Writers Workshop Resources
You can make use of the Writers Workshop resources. See the flyers below:
GET $1000 TO LEARN, GROW, AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY
Interested in applying your humanities training to address a vital area of need in the Champaign-Urbana community? Apply to be a Fall 2023 Humanities in Action scholar. HIA Scholars receive $1000, training, and support for their participation in this semester-long service program. Learn more at an information session on Feb. 21. Complete applications are due March 5. View application details. Register here for the information session
Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)
Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World will be held from June 12-August 5, 2023.
• Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof courses
• Small class sizes and dedicated faculty and staff
• Immersive experience, complete with instruction
• Cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables,
cooking classes, movie nights, and more!
Program registration deadline May 7, 2023
Apply and earn up to 10 credits! To apply, visit https://linguistics.illinois.edu/academics/less-commonly-taught-languages/arabic/application-and-registration. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OMSA Free Tutoring Class List
OMSA tutoring is free to all UIUC undergrads. For more information and the list of classes, see the flyer below:
Library Workshops, events, and services
With the start of the new semester, the University Library has been busy planning and scheduling workshops, consultation services, programs, and other helpful things for students. For information about the events and workshops visit events calendar as well as Savvy Researcher workshops.
You can find some highlighted workshops and services below:
Research consultations start again this Sunday! Students can receive help with their research papers, ranging from brainstorming a topic to synthesizing their sources. Consultations are from 4-9pm, Sunday-Thursday, and are geared towards first- and second-year students.
The Speaking Center opens again this week! Students can sign up for a consultation to work one-on-one with a trained Speaking Consultant to improve presentations and speeches, attend workshops focused on building lasting speaking skills, or participate in language sessions to build foreign language skills. Upcoming workshops include “Coping with Speech Anxiety” and “Nonverbal Communication for Presentations.“
Academic Success Series and Student Success Workshops
The Academic Success Series is in collaboration with the Counseling Center, and covers topics like “Healthy Relationships,” “Imposter Syndrome,” and more. Student Success Workshops will include some repeats from the fall, like “Study Skills for Neurodiverse Students,” and “Budgeting 101,” and also introduce new workshops, like “Using and Creating a LinkedIn Profile.”
Inclusive Speaker Series: Salvatore De Sando
Funded by the Library Innovation and Seed Grant, this series highlights members of the UIUC community who have done important work highlighting underrepresented voices. Salvatore will be the first in this speaker series, and will present on Feb. 14th at noon, via zoom.
Family Study Room
For students who are parents or caregivers, there is a space for them in the Main Library! Students can bring their kids with them to the Library, and can also check out Family Kits, a playpen, or children tablets for their children to play with while they study.
Introduction to Library Resources for Literary Studies
Are you new to UIUC? Do you need some help figuring out how to do research? Do you find it difficult to access library resources that can help you to succeed in courses? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, please consider attending “Introduction to Library Resources for Literary Studies.” This one-hour session will teach you to use a variety of library services and features (e.g. Inter-library loan, requesting books, accessing articles, and scheduling a research consultation). To participate, visit https://uiuc.libcal.com/calendar/savvy?cid=15337&t=m&d=2023-02&cal=15337&inc=0 and select a session that works for you. Can’t find one? Let Matt Roberts in the Literatures and Languages Library know, and he will reach out to you with more information to receive the instruction that you need.
Matt will continue to offer office hours for students. You can also schedule a consultation with him, but he will be free each Monday from 12-2 to talk with you.
NSP is hiring Orientation Leaders!
New Student Programs is looking for undergraduate students to serve as Orientation Leaders to help them welcome the Fall 2023 new students! For position description and link to apply, see below:
Find peer mentoring at the Lisnek LAS Hub
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, First Floor of Lincoln Hall, Behind the marble staircase
Peer mentors help LAS students access opportunities to gain hands-on experience. Drop-in for a casual conversation about exploring student organizations, undergraduate research, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, internships, and more. Learn how to access resources and apply to opportunities.
Our old friends at the Humanities Professional Resource Center (now LAS Career Services) are still in Greg Hall 105 and available to meet with students to talk about professional development opportunities, career planning, and general life stuff of the “what am I doing here?” variety. See their website for contact info and event announcements.