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penny dreadful players performing this weekend

Penny Dreadful Players presents Nightingale Won’t Remember by Tomorrow, written by our own Maddie Udelhofen and playing this Friday and Saturday (March 4th and 5th) at St. Andrews Lutheran Church! Check out the Facebook event for more info. 

Apply for the Humanities in Action Program 

The Humanities in Action program will support five Illinois humanities students who are interested in applying their humanities training to address a vital area of need in the C-U community. Students will receive $1000, training, and support for their participation in this semester-long service opportunity. Learn more at an upcoming info session at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Applications are due April 3. 

scholarship application deadline approaching

The deadline for English department scholarship applications is coming up on Friday, March 11.

As a reminder, the Department of English offers numerous merit scholarships totaling more than $100,000 in an annual competition in the spring. These scholarships recognize and reward outstanding achievements by English, Creative Writing, or Teaching of English students.  See the website for more details. 

Overview and Instructions 
Stage One Application

check in with the Hprc!

If you haven’t yet checked in with the folks at the Humanities Professional Resource Center (HPRC), please do so!  You can start a conversation with them at any time (the earlier the better), and you don’t need to wait until you have answers to the questions you think they might ask you (such as “what do you want to do after you graduate?”).  It’s fine to start with “I don’t know” and work from there!

To make things easy, schedule an in-person advising appointment with Anna on Thursday morning. You’ll have a private appointment in the HPRC conference room (105 Greg Hall) and then you can stick around to talk to Julie about career planning.  It’s one-stop shopping!

Here are some upcoming HPRC events: 
 
Tue, Mar 8, 5:00 pm
Tue, Mar 8, 6:00 pm
 
Wed, Mar 9, 4:00 pm
business minor info sessions and more

Chaya Sandler, advisor for the Business Minor for Non-Majors, will be hosting two information sessions about the Business minor program: March 24th at 10 am on Zoom and March 30th at 4pm in BIF 1041.  For more information, email Chaya at csandle2@illinois.edu. 

Additionally, here are a few reminders about the minor including FIN 221 restrictions and an updated Study Abroad process. Chaya hosts virtual drop-in advising on Wednesdays 1:15-4pm and students can email busminor@business.illinois.edu to setup advising appointments.

check out this POTB (aka 2nd-8-week) course!

ENGL 199, Section X
Writing to Get that Job!
Students will develop/improve writing skills particularly germane to successfully applying for an internship, a post-baccalaureate job, or an advanced-degree program.  They will then apply those skills to create a polished set of recruiter-ready texts relevant to their career plans and a career-relevant, currently-advertised job/internship/program. 

 
upcoming virtual lecture

Dr. Kim Mack, “Hear Me Talking to You”: Black Women Reclaiming Power Through Literary and Musical Narrative

Friday, March 25, 2022, 3:00pm
Zoom Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89839309999?pwd=aG1LUHZQOHh2ek9vQ1NkcWdkTjkrQT09
Meeting ID: 898 3930 9999
Password: 679008

image of research competition

The Image of Research — UR Edition is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulate how the image relates to the research. “Research” is defined broadly to include creative and scholarly work in all fields. The image submitted can represent your work either concretely or abstractly. Perhaps it is an image of your research itself, an activity related to your research, or the impact of your research.

Want to know more? Attend the upcoming workshop below to learn more about the competition and get tips and tricks for visualizing your research. We will spend the second half of the hour on “workshopping” so please bring your ideas and draft images.

Workshop: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 10-11am. Register here.

The deadline to submit an image is March 18, 2022 at 11:59pm.

march events at the writers workshop

Check out the upcoming Writers Workshop events.   The Writers Workshop provides feedback on all kinds of writing including course papers, job application materials, and personal statements. We have appointments and drop-in hours, and we’re available in-person at the Undergraduate Library and online.

 
apply for a golden apple scholarship

If you’re on the Sec Ed path, check out the Golden Apple Scholarship program, and consider attending one of the upcoming info sessions.  Register at www.goldenapple.org/scholars-info.

Golden Apple scholars receiving funding and the opportunity to participate in summer training workshops in exchange for committing to teaching in a school of need after earning their teaching license. 


Creative writing cluB

Do you know about Creative Writing Club?  Open to students in all majors, this group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm in room 259 of the English Building.  If you would like to be kept apprised of upcoming meetings and other activities, send a message to creativewritingclubatuiuc@gmail.com  and ask to be added to the mailing list.  You can also follow CWC on Facebook/Instagram, both @creativewritingclubuiuc.

aNTI-RACISM IN COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKSHOP

During this three-hour workshop, we will learn about (1) the historical development of racism through capitalism, (2) the influence of White supremacy in community service, and (3) explore anti-racist practices from the perspective of Black liberation so that we can practice being an upstander with service-learning case studies. There are two remaining options for participating in the anti-racism workshop:
 

In-person option: Friday, March 4, 2 – 5 p.m. CT in room 1000 at the Siebel Center for Design

Asynchronous option: while this workshop is far more powerful when you participate in one of the group options, we will also offer an asynchronous version. This link will be sent to students on the We CU list in the coming weeks. REGISTER TODAY! For questions or more information, contact Karla Sanabria-Véaz (she/her/ella) at karlags2@illinois.edu.

Virtual Educator’s Job Fair

Looking for a teaching or administrative job in education? Attend the virtual Educator’s Job Fair on March 7th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to meet with school districts from across Illinois and the country looking to hire candidates like you! Register to meet with employers at https://go.illinois.edu/EducatorsJobFair

DGS hiring summer peer advisors!

See the position description for DGS summer peer advisors in the most recent issue of the DGS newsletter.  DGS is looking to hire 10-12 students to assist us during New Student Registration this summer. If you will be in the CU area over the summer, please consider applying. It’s great if the student is a former DGS student, but not required.  Application deadline is March 18

Illinois App-fEEDBACK REQUEST

UIUC students – make your voice heard! The Smart and Healthy Communities Initiative is seeking current UIUC students for focused feedback sessions around potential time management app features. 

Sessions will be one hour in length and conducted over Zoom. If you are interested in participating, simply fill out this brief (~3 minute) sign-up form, and the research team will reach out to you directly to schedule a session.

UIUC User experience Day
Are you interested in a career in User Experience Design (UX)? Please see the information below about the first annual UIUC UX Day: Siebel Center for Design and College of Fine and Applied Arts have come together to create UIUC UX Day, a half-day event scheduled for 12-7pm on Friday March 25 at the Siebel Center for Design. UX Day as been designed to help UIUC students gain an understanding of different directions they could pursue in the broad UX industry. Invited to speak will be professionals representing three types of design jobs – design done in-house, Big Tech design teams, and consulting firms that work with industry on design-related content. In parallel throughout the day, we will also be hosting 30 minute 1:1 sessions between professionals and students. Interested students should register at this link!
 
office of undergraduate research workshops
The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 2022 workshop calendar.  Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found here . For all workshops, OUR will be offering both virtual and in-person dates. Participation is by advance registration only; there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop, so please sign up as soon as possible. Workshops will be added throughout the term based on demand.
undergraduate research symposium
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 linkApplication deadline: Tuesday, March 15
 
grants supporting research and travel

Research Support Grant (RSG) Research Support Grant (RSG) This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Don’t Forget about These!

text anxiety workshops

Could you benefit from a workshop that provides strategies for managing anxiety around taking tests? The Counseling Center hosts drop-in workshops throughout the semester with tips on:

  • Remaining calm during tests and exams
  • Getting the most from your study time
  • Preparing effectively for tests and exams

To find out more about individual workshops and to register, please visit counselingcenter.illinois.edu/TestAnxiety. There are simple, effective ways that can help you perform well on tests and not let anxiety get the best of you! These workshops are free for students. If you have any questions about this group, please contact Dr. Kathy Wierzchowski at wierzch1@illinois.edu.

LAS Success Academic Workshops

Check out the Spring LAS Success Academic Workshop Schedule here:

  • All workshops are open to all students
  • All are offered in-person in Lincoln Hall
  • Our website lists events by month so you can’t access anything past February yet, but those events will become visible as the earlier events pass
Workshops – Tuesday @ 7 Starts

The Career Center – Spring 2022 Workshop Calendar

selected Dates and deadlines
  • March 11: Deadline to drop a full-semester course without a W
  • March 12-20: Spring Break
  • March 21: POT B courses begin; registration time tickets visible
  • March 25: Deadline to add POT B course
  • April 4: Priority registration for Summer and Fall 2022 begins POT B = Part of Term B (aka “2nd-8-week”)

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alumni event

Join HPRC for a panel discussion on The Gentle Art of Persuasion: Careers in Development, Sales, and Recruitment featuring Rachel Thompson (History ’19), Keena Griffin (English ’12), Jack Schwalbach (Communications, ’15), and Meghedi Tamazian (English ’18).

Wed., Feb. 23, 5pm
207 Gregory Hall

Empower yourself in professional negotiations!

LAS Dean Venetria Patton is partnering with the HPRC to present an exclusive workshop: Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop for College Students

Feb 22 (5 pm to 7 pm)
Lincoln Hall 1092
  

Seating is limited, so pre-register at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1440533902  to secure your spot!

 
ESA presents . . .

Come join ESA on February 27th to celebrate Black History Month! We’ll discuss the history of black poetry and read aloud poems by black poets. Please bring a poem written by a black poet if you are comfortable sharing it! Original poetry is always welcome.

We’ll be starting at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Hope to see you there!
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7763187140?pwd=Qm1JR05BWnRkdWFDNUhYZEE3ZFBOUT09

department of history colloquium lecture

Professor Rosalyn LaPier of the University of Montana will be presenting a lecture titled “Why Write?” on Wednesday, February 23rd at 3:30pm in the Krannert Art Museum Auditorium. Professor LaPier will discuss why there is no better time in history for Indigenous people to be telling and writing their own stories. 

 
research park internship panel

Come to a virtual panel event on  Friday, February 25 at which Research Park employers will talk about how to land an internship and make the most of the opportunities there. 

Students can register at https://go.illinois.edu/ResearchParkPanel.  

 
2022 UNDERGRADUATE CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS

The English Department is pleased to announce its annual undergraduate literary competitions in Short Fiction and Poetry. Depending on available funding, there will be 2-3 prizes in Fiction and 2-3 in Poetry this year. Past prizes have ranged from $100 to $1500.  The deadline for submission is 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 28.

Contest rules are as follows:
Short Fiction: Submit no more than one unpublished story (7500 words, maximum length)
Poetry: Submit up to 5 unpublished poems in a single document.

Only University of Illinois undergraduate students are eligible. To be considered for a prize, submissions must adhere to the following rules:

All submissions must be sent via email as an attachment to: jdudek4@illinois.edu.  The subject line of your email message must read as follows: “UNDERGRAD POETRY: Last name” or “UNDERGRAD FICTION: Last name”.  If you enter in both categories (poetry and fiction), you will need to send separate emails.

In the body of your email, please include:

    • Your name
    • address
    • phone number
    • e-mail address
    • status (undergraduate student)
    • UIN

Your entry is to be contained in one attached .docx file. The name of this file must be the contest category followed by your last name, such as “FICTION JONES.docx” or “POETRY JONES.docx” Your name should not appear within the document itself.

Please direct any questions to John Dudek, Associate Director of Creative Writing at Jdudek4@illinois.edu

Junior Quinn Submissions OPEN | Deadline March 1

The Junior Quinn Award recognizes achievement and potential in Creative Writing MAJORS AND MINORS with junior class standing by awarding one or more recipients with financial support to attend a writing workshop or conference. We hope the prize will be used to fund future conference attendance, contest submission fees, or other creative-writing related application costs—but because of the worldwide pandemic limiting travel and conference schedules, this year’s prize will be issued as a flat $1000.

We recognize that it is not always easy to determine eligibility. If you are not technically a Junior this academic year but plan to graduate no earlier than December 2022 and no later than December 2023, you may be eligible. If you have any questions about your eligibility, check with Anna Ivy or Keshia Atkins in Undergraduate Advising (englishadvising@illinois.edu). You may apply for the Junior Quinn only once. If you have other questions about the award, email John Dudek, Associate Director of Creative Writing, at jdudek4@illinois.edu.

hispanic scholarship fund

Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $675 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. The 2022-2023 HSF Scholar Program Application is now open and closes in 2 weeks on March 1, 2022, 5:00 PM PT

  • Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
  • Career services include access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, Healthcare Summit, and Alumni Symposium
  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and select career opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
 

Additional Important information:

  • It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the Phase I of the HSF Scholar Program Application
  • No essays, recommendations, or document uploads are required in Phase I
  • To get started, visit HSF.net and log into or create your myHSF profile to access the HSF Scholar Program Application
check out this POTB (aka 2nd-8-week) course!

ENGL 199, Section X
Writing to Get That Job!
Part of Term B  /  1 credit hour
MW 12:00-12:50 (online)
Through conceptual development and context-sensitive lessons/assignments, students will develop/improve writing skills particularly germane to successfully applying for an internship, a post-baccalaureate job, or an advanced-degree program.  They will then apply those skills to create a polished set of recruiter-ready texts relevant to their career plans and a career-relevant, currently-advertised job/internship/program. Use Moodle website for access to meeting location (learn.illinois.edu)

Creative writing club

Do you know about Creative Writing Club?  Open to students in all majors, this group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm in room 259 of the English Building.  If you would like to be kept apprised of upcoming meetings and other activities, send a message to creativewritingclubatuiuc@gmail.com  and ask to be added to the mailing list.  You can also follow CWC on Facebook/Instagram, both @creativewritingclubuiuc.

get help at the writers workshop

 

Check out the upcoming Writers Workshop events.   The Writers Workshop provides feedback on all kinds of writing including course papers, job application materials, and personal statements. We have appointments and drop-in hours, and we’re available in-person at the Undergraduate Library and online.

 
DGS hiring summer peer advisors!

See the position description for DGS summer peer advisors in the most recent issue of the DGS newsletter.  DGS is looking to hire 10-12 students to assist us during New Student Registration this summer. If you will be in the CU area over the summer, please consider applying. It’s great if the student is a former DGS student, but not required.

call for submissions

Collision Literary Magazine at the University of Pittsburgh is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the annual magazine, students will be considered for our writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 25, but we read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

UIUC UX Day – March 25, 2022

Are you interested in a career in User Experience Design (UX)? Please see the information below about the first annual UIUC UX Day:

Siebel Center for Design and College of Fine and Applied Arts have come together to create UIUC UX Day, a half-day event scheduled for 12-7pm on Friday March 25 at the Siebel Center for Design.

UX Day as been designed to help UIUC students gain an understanding of different directions they could pursue in the broad UX industry. Invited to speak will be professionals representing three types of design jobs – design done in-house, Big Tech design teams, and consulting firms that work with industry on design-related content. In parallel throughout the day, we will also be hosting 30 minute 1:1 sessions between professionals and students.

Interested students should register at this link!

Undergraduate Research Opportunities!

legal humanities symposium

You can now apply to participate in the HRI-Mellon Legal Humanities Undergraduate Symposium to be held from 12:00PM to 4:00PM on April 29, 2022 as a part of Undergraduate Research Week. Students of all majors are encouraged to present their research on legal humanities through oral presentations.

Interested students are invited to submit a 300 word abstract and explanation of the project’s connection to legal humanities. The field of legal humanities can be defined as the exploration of law through applications of historical, philosophical, literary, and visual thinking. Students must submit the application form by midnight on February 22, 2022. Students will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 1, 2022.

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/3NjoiGRaPG5pEn4b7

office of undergraduate research workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 2022 workshop calendar.  Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found here .

For all workshops, OUR will be offering both virtual and in-person dates. Participation is by advance registration only; there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop, so please sign up as soon as possible. Workshops will be added throughout the term based on demand.

undergraduate research symposium

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 linkApplication deadline: Tuesday, March 15

grants supporting research and travel

Research Support Grant (RSG)
Research Support Grant (RSG) This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG.
The deadline to apply is March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)
Conference Travel Grant (CTG) This grant provides undergraduate students with awards of up to $350 to subsidize costs associated with presenting their research posters, papers, or creative works at in-person and virtual professional conferences. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG.
The deadline to apply is February 24, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Don’t Forget about These!

text anxiety workshops

Could you benefit from a workshop that provides strategies for managing anxiety around taking tests? The Counseling Center hosts drop-in workshops throughout the semester with tips on:

  • Remaining calm during tests and exams
  • Getting the most from your study time
  • Preparing effectively for tests and exams

To find out more about individual workshops and to register, please visit counselingcenter.illinois.edu/TestAnxiety.

There are simple, effective ways that can help you perform well on tests and not let anxiety get the best of you! These workshops are free for students. If you have any questions about this group, please contact Dr. Kathy Wierzchowski at wierzch1@illinois.edu.

LAS Success Academic Workshops

Check out the Spring LAS Success Academic Workshop Schedule here:

  • All workshops are open to all students
  • All are offered in-person in Lincoln Hall
  • Our website lists events by month so you can’t access anything past February yet, but those events will become visible as the earlier events pass
Workshops – Tuesday @ 7 Starts

The Career Center – Spring 2022 Workshop Calendar

selected Dates and deadlines

March 11: Deadline to drop a full-semester course without a W
March 12-20: Spring Break
March 21: POT B courses begin; registration time tickets visible
March 25: Deadline to add POT B course
April 4: Priority registration for Summer and Fall 2022 begins

POT B = Part of Term B (aka “2nd-8-week”)

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ESA welcome event REDUX

Come to the online Welcome Event for English and Creative Writing Majors on Sunday, February 13th!  This event will be hosted by English Student Association (ESA) and we will be watching the 2019 movie Little Women on Zoom. The festivities will start at 6:00 pm, so join us to hang out with ESA and get to know your fellow English department students!  All are welcome.

Meeting ID: 776 318 7140
Password: ESA

 
New Book Launch Reading

David Wright Faladé, author of the new novel, Black Cloud Rising 

Corey Van Landingham, author of the new poetry collection,  Love Letter to Who  Owns the Heavens

Thursday, Feb 10 | 4:30-6:00 pm

Room 407 of the Illini Union

 

Empower yourself in professional negotiations!

Our own Dr. Venetria Patton (Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of LAS and Professor in the Department of English) is partnering with the HPRC to present an exclusive workshop: Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop for College Students. Dean Patton is a certified trainer for the American Association of University Women and will be sharing important facts and strategies.  AAUW advocates for equity and fair pay for women. This is a 2-hour long event on Feb 22 (5 pm to 7 pm) with limited seating.  Students will need to pre-register at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1440533902 so act now to secure your spot!  The event will take place in Lincoln Hall (room to be announced) for those students that are needing to know if they can arrive on time from a prior commitment.

2022 UNDERGRADUATE CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS

The English Department is pleased to announce its annual undergraduate literary competitions in Short Fiction and Poetry. Depending on available funding, there will be 2-3 prizes in Fiction and 2-3 in Poetry this year. Past prizes have ranged from $100 to $1500.  The deadline for submission is 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 28. 

Contest rules are as follows:
Short Fiction: Submit no more than one unpublished story (7500 words, maximum length)
Poetry: Submit up to 5 unpublished poems in a single document.

Only University of Illinois undergraduate students are eligible. To be considered for a prize, submissions must adhere to the following rules:

All submissions must be sent via email as an attachment to: jdudek4@illinois.edu.  The subject line of your email message must read as follows: “UNDERGRAD POETRY: Last name” or “UNDERGRAD FICTION: Last name”.  If you enter in both categories (poetry and fiction), you will need to send separate emails.

In the body of your email, please include:

    • Your name
    • address
    • phone number
    • e-mail address
    • status (undergraduate student)
    • UIN

Your entry is to be contained in one attached .docx file. The name of this file must be the contest category followed by your last name, such as “FICTION JONES.docx” or “POETRY JONES.docx” Your name should not appear within the document itself.

Please direct any questions to John Dudek, Associate Director of Creative Writing at Jdudek4@illinois.edu

check out this POTB (aka 2nd-8-week) course!

ENGL 199, Section X
Writing to Get That Job!
Part of Term B  /  1 credit hour
MW 12:00-12:50 (online)
Through conceptual development and context-sensitive lessons/assignments, students will develop/improve writing skills particularly germane to successfully applying for an internship, a post-baccalaureate job, or an advanced-degree program.  They will then apply those skills to create a polished set of recruiter-ready texts relevant to their career plans and a career-relevant, currently-advertised job/internship/program. Use Moodle website for access to meeting location (learn.illinois.edu)

Creative writing club

Do you know about Creative Writing Club?  Open to students in all majors, this group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm in room 259 of the English Building.  If you would like to be kept apprised of upcoming meetings and other activities, send a message to creativewritingclubatuiuc@gmail.com  and ask to be added to the mailing list.  You can also follow CWC on Facebook/Instagram, both @creativewritingclubuiuc. 

get help at the writers workshop

 

Check out the upcoming Writers Workshop events.   The Writers Workshop provides feedback on all kinds of writing including course papers, job application materials, and personal statements. We have appointments and drop-in hours, and we’re available in-person at the Undergraduate Library and online.

 
text anxiety workshops

Could you benefit from a workshop that provides strategies for managing anxiety around taking tests? The Counseling Center hosts drop-in workshops throughout the semester with tips on:

  • Remaining calm during tests and exams
  • Getting the most from your study time
  • Preparing effectively for tests and exams

To find out more about individual workshops and to register, please visit counselingcenter.illinois.edu/TestAnxiety.

There are simple, effective ways that can help you perform well on tests and not let anxiety get the best of you! These workshops are free for students. If you have any questions about this group, please contact Dr. Kathy Wierzchowski at wierzch1@illinois.edu.

DEADLINE APPROACHING!
KAM CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION

KAM (Krannert Art Museum) curatorial internships are offered during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer. They are compensated with academic credit hours and are not hourly positions. Applicants do not need a background in art history to apply. Internships require a commitment of at least 6 hours a week, and reference from the student’s advisor or other faculty member. Applicants should have excellent communication and writing skills, computer proficiency, and research skills. Interns are assigned to work with an individual curator, based on the student’s educational background, experience, and interests. The goal of KAM internships is to help individuals interested in museum careers or related fields gain significant experience in one or more areas of museum practice, including work with the collection, exhibitions, publications, and programs, and to encourage critical engagement with the history and changing roles of museums in our communities today.

How to Apply: For the application, you will need to prepare the following materials and submit them to elizas2@illinois.edu.

Deadline to apply:  February 4, 2022 -Cover Letter: Along with your mailing address, email, and telephone information, include a personal statement of no more than 500 words, which explains how an internship at KAM would fit with your background and career goals. If possible, mention specific subjects, resources, or parts of the collections that are of particular interest. Describe what you hope to learn from the internship. Please indicate if you would like to work on Project 1 or Project 2 in your cover letter. – Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please limit resumes to three pages or less – Faculty Member Reference: Please provide name and email/contact information. A curator will contact you to indicate if your internship is approved.

work at the career center!

The Career Center is currently seeking undergraduate students to join the Career Services Paraprofessional (CSP) team for the 2022-2023 academic year! The CSPs are hourly-paid student leaders, equipped to represent The Career Center by supporting the student population in achieving their career readiness goals. CSPs facilitate one-on-one services including resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviews, and present a variety of career-related workshops.

Sign up for the Feb 9 info session: https://go.illinois.edu/applycsp2022

DEADLINE APPROACHING!
leadership center positions

The Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC) is hiring undergraduate student employees for the 2022-2023 academic year. The application deadline is Monday, February 7th.  Positions include:

Communication & Marketing Specialist
Leadership Certificate Program Specialist
Data Analytics Specialist
Graf Intern
Graphic Designer*
Podcast Intern*
Photographer*

Check out our website for position descriptions, student testimonies, and more: https://leadership.illinois.edu/employment

community-academic scholars initiative

The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative matches undergraduates with a faculty mentor and a community partner to address issues affecting our community. This year’s program includes fourteen powerful projects from faculty across the University of Illinois that address a range of topics, including the rural healthcare, poverty and social inequality, nutrition, educational equity, disability awareness, social-emotional learning, technology and aging, racial disparities, Veterans’ issues, postpartum pain, and socio-cultural connectedness among Black youth.

Visit http://go.illinois.edu/communityscholars to learn more about eligibility and program requirements, a recorded info session, and the application.  Deadline: February 10

Call for submissions

REVIVAL at Cornell University is a student-run intersectional feminist zine that focuses on promoting our three pillars: 

1.      VOICE: journalism, free speech, open discussion

2.      EQUITY: community service, feminism, social justice

3.      EMPOWERMENT: student support, writing education, minority elevation

We are calling for creative submissions to publish in our Spring 2022 “Secret Edition.” Submissions may include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and any visual artwork that can be converted into a pdf (photography, drawings, etc.). Submissions should also align with our theme “Secret.”

You can find our submission form here.

Please review our submission guidelines here.

All submissions are due Sunday February 13th at 11:59 EST

LAS Success Academic Workshops

Check out the Spring LAS Success Academic Workshop Schedule here:

  • All workshops are open to all students
  • All are offered in-person in Lincoln Hall
  • Our website lists events by month so you can’t access anything past February yet, but those events will become visible as the earlier events pass
Summer Faculty-led Study Abroad Opportunities

With the summer study abroad deadlines approaching, we wanted to share a list of faculty-led programs that are open to students in all majors across campus.

Each program page is linked below and can be found in the My Study Abroad system. Students are also eligible to apply for campus, college-wide, and national + international scholarships.

Application Deadline: February 15

Cornell Prelaw in Paris

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris,  a three-week academic program in international and comparative law open to students from all universities.  Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.  Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school.  Attend the upcoming information session to learn more!

Info session: February 16th, 5:30-6:30PM

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/
 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities!

legal humanities symposium

You can now apply to participate in the HRI-Mellon Legal Humanities Undergraduate Symposium to be held from 12:00PM to 4:00PM on April 29, 2022 as a part of Undergraduate Research Week. Students of all majors are encouraged to present their research on legal humanities through oral presentations.

Interested students are invited to submit a 300 word abstract and explanation of the project’s connection to legal humanities. The field of legal humanities can be defined as the exploration of law through applications of historical, philosophical, literary, and visual thinking. Students must submit the application form by midnight on February 22, 2022. Students will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 1, 2022.

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/3NjoiGRaPG5pEn4b7

office of undergraduate research workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 2022 workshop calendar.  Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found here .

For all workshops, OUR will be offering both virtual and in-person dates. Participation is by advance registration only; there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop, so please sign up as soon as possible. Workshops will be added throughout the term based on demand.

Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop (VURW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the importance (i.e. the personal and professional benefits) of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. Students will leave the workshop with (1) knowledge of the skills that can be developed through research, (2) a better understanding of how undergraduate research can benefit them both personally and in their future careers, and (3) how they can showcase this experience to future employers and professional schools.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop (GSIRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Research Workshop (PWRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.

Research to Resume Workshop (RTRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss strategies to successfully communicate research skills and experiences through job, graduate school, and internship application documents. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of how to pull marketable skills from their regular research activities and (2) practical experience marketing these skills and experiences through cover letters, resumes, and CV’s.

Presentation Workshops
In collaboration with the University Library & Writer’s Workshop, OUR will be hosting two workshops for students interested in building their presentation skills. Dates for the Giving Undergraduate Research Presentations and Poster Presentation and Design Workshop will be posted soon. Subscribe to OUR’s monthly newsletter to be notified when dates are released: go.illinois.edu/subscribeOUR

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 linkApplication deadline: Tuesday, March 15

grants supporting research and travel

Research Support Grant (RSG)
Research Support Grant (RSG) This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG.
The deadline to apply is March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)
Conference Travel Grant (CTG) This grant provides undergraduate students with awards of up to $350 to subsidize costs associated with presenting their research posters, papers, or creative works at in-person and virtual professional conferences. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG.
The deadline to apply is February 24, 2022 at 11:59pm.\

Don’t Forget about These!

The Career Center – Spring 2022 Workshop Calendar

Math & Stat Student Support Center now open

The Math and Statistics Student Support Center (SSC) provides walk-in academic support and tutoring for students enrolled in a set of core introductory mathematics and statistics courses. The center is staffed by qualified teaching assistants and course assistants. The SSC is located in room  **304 English Building.** (Change from Fall 2022.)

Access to the Student Support Center is restricted to students enrolled in designated Math and Statistics courses. There is no charge for access to services in the Student Support Center. Courses covered in the SSC include the following: Math 112, Math 115, Math 220, Math 231, Math 234, Stat 212, Stat 400.

For more information including hours, please visit the SSC website at

https://publish.illinois.edu/mathstat-ssc/

Weekly Round-Up

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Welcome back to all of our English department students, and a special welcome to new mid-year transfers!  We’re happy to have you. 

As a reminder, the deadline to add a full-semester course is Monday, January 31.  If you have questions or concerns about your spring schedule, email englishadvising@illinois.edu or call the office to schedule an appointment. 

“How I got that first job” alumni panel

The Humanities Professional Resource Center (HPRC) is hosting an alumni panel on January 26 at 5pm in 205 Greg Hall.  Panelists include wonderful English department students (along with students from German and History) who will talk about their first destinations after graduation.  Whether you’re just starting out or approaching graduation, come and be inspired by them!

illinois business council info session

Business Council is a professional organization on campus that welcomes ALL majors and focuses on developing well-rounded individuals through professional, social, and service events to explore their passions in any given career.  Find out more at the info session on Monday, January 24th at 7pm in Foellinger Auditorium. 

leadership center positions

The Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC) is hiring undergraduate student employees for the 2022-2023 academic year. The application deadline is Monday, February 7th.  Positions include: 

Communication & Marketing Specialist
Leadership Certificate Program Specialist
Data Analytics Specialist
Graf Intern
Graphic Designer*
Podcast Intern*
Photographer*

Check out our website for position descriptions, student testimonies, and more: https://leadership.illinois.edu/employment

social justice RSO offers paid internships

The UIUC RSO Organic Oneness has a paid Internship Program that is now open and accepting applications until January 30 for the spring semester.  Great for students seeking to strengthen their expertise around social justice-focused not-for-profit work in the areas of communication, development and programming. All majors and academic levels are invited to apply.

For more information visit: https://www.organiconeness.org/internship-opportunities.html

Please send any questions to uiuc@organiconeness.org.

Illinois Part-Time Job Fair

Come to the Part-Time Job Fair to find jobs on-campus and in the local community where you can earn extra money and get work experience! This is an informal fair, no need to dress up in a suit. See the list of participating employers.

Thursday, January 27, 2022Noon – 3 p.m.Illini Rooms ABC

All students must have “Access Granted” status in the Illinois app or Boarding Pass to enter the fair and wear a mask.

Deadlines 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.

Secondary education 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.

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. 

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/

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:
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
 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities!

legal humanities symposium

You can now apply to participate in the HRI-Mellon Legal Humanities Undergraduate Symposium to be held from 12:00PM to 4:00PM on April 29, 2022 as a part of Undergraduate Research Week. Students of all majors are encouraged to present their research on legal humanities through oral presentations.

Interested students are invited to submit a 300 word abstract and explanation of the project’s connection to legal humanities. The field of legal humanities can be defined as the exploration of law through applications of historical, philosophical, literary, and visual thinking. Students must submit the application form by midnight on February 22, 2022. Students will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 1, 2022.

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/3NjoiGRaPG5pEn4b7

office of undergraduate research workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 2022 workshop calendar.  Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found here .

For all workshops, OUR will be offering both virtual and in-person dates. Participation is by advance registration only; there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop, so please sign up as soon as possible. Workshops will be added throughout the term based on demand.

Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop (VURW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the importance (i.e. the personal and professional benefits) of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. Students will leave the workshop with (1) knowledge of the skills that can be developed through research, (2) a better understanding of how undergraduate research can benefit them both personally and in their future careers, and (3) how they can showcase this experience to future employers and professional schools.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop (GSIRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Research Workshop (PWRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.

Research to Resume Workshop (RTRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss strategies to successfully communicate research skills and experiences through job, graduate school, and internship application documents. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of how to pull marketable skills from their regular research activities and (2) practical experience marketing these skills and experiences through cover letters, resumes, and CV’s.

Presentation Workshops
In collaboration with the University Library & Writer’s Workshop, OUR will be hosting two workshops for students interested in building their presentation skills. Dates for the Giving Undergraduate Research Presentations and Poster Presentation and Design Workshop will be posted soon. Subscribe to OUR’s monthly newsletter to be notified when dates are released: go.illinois.edu/subscribeOUR

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 linkApplication deadline: Tuesday, March 15

grants supporting research and travel


Research Support Grant (RSG)
Research Support Grant (RSG) This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG.
The deadline to apply is March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)
Conference Travel Grant (CTG) This grant provides undergraduate students with awards of up to $350 to subsidize costs associated with presenting their research posters, papers, or creative works at in-person and virtual professional conferences. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG.
The deadline to apply is February 24, 2022 at 11:59pm.