Category Archives: Student Organizations

Student Alumni Ambassadors 2018 Recruiting NOW!

SAA is the premier Registered Student Organization on campus which focuses on developing their members professionally and creatively while planning and executing large scale events to engage the campus-community in what it truly means to be an Illini.  Some of their feature events include Illinois Sights and Sounds (the Freshmen welcome presentation), iHelp (the fall campus-wide day of service), Homecoming programming, Senior 100 Honorary (an award honoring 100 accomplished graduating seniors), and GradFest (a program to celebrate our graduates).  Additionally, SAA provides its members with countless opportunities to engage with campus and grow professionally through Service Requests across many campus units.  While giving students an opportunity to engage with campus through their programming, providing countless leadership opportunities, and molding students to be active on this campus in order to become engaged alumni, the Student Alumni Ambassadors is a family that takes great pride in their work and their membership.

2018 Recruitment for the Student Alumni Ambassadors begins with their Information Sessions on January 30th at 7PM in Main Library Room 66.  They are looking for mainly motivated freshmen and sophomores who are looking to be a part of a prestigious organization. Furthermore, they are seeking to recruit a new member class that reflects the diversity of the current student population in order to properly serve our university.

2017 EMT-Basic Course Through Illini EMS

2017 EMT-Basic Course Through Illini EMS

Become a leader in the healthcare field by learning life-saving knowledge and skills in the spring 2017 EMT-Basic course through Illini EMS! Learn to take charge in medical emergencies and gain hands-on experience with real patients in the emergency room and out in the Champaign-Urbana community. Our EMT-B course will challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals. Over the course of the spring 2017 semester you will learn:

·         Treatment of cardiac arrest beyond CPR

·         In-depth pre-hospital treatment of heart attacks, strokes, respiratory disease, diabetes, emergency childbirth, allergic reactions, psychiatric emergencies, and much more

·         Management of shock, hemorrhage, and a variety of traumatic injuries

·         Pharmacological interventions

·         Medical terminology

·         Patient assessment and the interpretation of a patient’s vital signs

Our course prepares students for the National Registry Exam, certifying them as an EMT-B. Our mix of classroom training, online material, and clinical exposure provides our students a strong foundation for a future in healthcare. If interested, more information can be found on our website at https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/iems/. To apply, read through the Course Policies and Procedures form found on the Documents page for a full list of application requirements, and complete the Application Questionnaire found on the Courses page under the EMT-B section. 

Completed applications are due Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 PM, with all required physical forms submitted to the IEMS office (room 115A, Illini Union). Questions? Contact us at illinimedservices@illinois.edu or (217) 333-9492.

Illinois Emergency Medical Services Fall 2016 EMT Basic Course

Become a leader in the healthcare field by learning life-saving knowledge and skills in the Fall 2016 EMT-Basic Course through Illini EMS! Learn to take charge in medical emergencies and gain hands-on experience with real patients in the Emergency Room and out in the Champaign-Urbana community. Their EMT Basic course will challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals. Over the course of the Fall 2016 semester you will learn:

  • Treatment of Cardiac Arrest beyond simple CPR
  • In depth treatment of Heart Attacks, Strokes, Respiratory Disease, Diabetes, Emergency Childbirth, Allergic Reactions, Psychiatric Emergencies, and much more
  • Management of Shock, Hemorrhage, and a variety of Traumatic injuries
  • Pharmacological Interventions
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient assessment and the interpretation of a patient’s vital signs

The course prepares students for the National Registry Exam, certifying them as an EMT-B. Our mix of classroom training, online material, and clinical exposure provides our students a strong foundation for a future in healthcare. If interested, more information can be found on their website at https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/iems/. To apply, complete a Course Policies and Procedures form found on the Documents page, and fill out the Application Questionnaire found on the Courses page under the EMT-B Section.

Completed applications are due May 5th at 5:30 PM, with all required physical forms submitted to the IEMS office (room 258 in the Union RSO complex).

Volunteer with Tap In Leadership Academy!

Get involved with Tap In Leadership Academy, a local non-profit organization serving the Champaign community through educational empowerment and leadership development during the Tap In Leadership Academy’s After-school Enrichment Program! Volunteers serve as tutors for elementary through high school scholars, and assist and participate in enrichment programs. Past enrichments have included cultural cooking, bucket drumming, spoken word, intramural sports and so many more!

Attend their Volunteer Orientation or email Kimarri (kimarri@tapinacademy.org) for more information about volunteering. Feel free to stick around after for a quick informational meeting with their RSP presidents about how you can become part of their RSO as well!

When: February 8th at 6pm

Where: Gregory Hall (1GH) room 307

Student Alumni Ambassadors 2016 Recruitment

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The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is a premier Registered Student Organization on campus which focuses on developing their members professionally and creatively while planning and executing large scale events to engage the campus-community in what it truly means to be an Illini. Some of their feature events include Illinois Sights and Sounds (the Freshmen welcome presentation), iHelp (the fall campus-wide day of service), Homecoming programming (Including the Comeback program honoring esteemed Alumni), Senior 100 Honorary (an award honoring 100 accomplished graduating seniors), and Grad Fest (a program to celebrate graduates).

Additionally, SAA provides its members with countless opportunities to engage with campus and grow professionally through Service Requests across many campus units. While giving students an opportunity to engage with campus through their programming, providing countless leadership opportunities, and molding students to be active on this campus in order to become engaged alumni, the Student Alumni Ambassadors is a family that take great pride in their work and their membership.

2016 Recruitment for the SAA begins with their Information Sessions on January 26th and 27th at 7PM in the Main Library Room 66. They are looking for mainly motivated Freshmen who are looking to be a part of a prestigious campus group.

Visit illinisaa.com or email ldevrie2@illinois.edu with any questions.

EMT Class Spring Semester (Illini Medical Services)

Interested in getting a jumpstart on your health career? Learn how to respond during medical emergencies including how to assess and treat cardiac and respiratory arrest, strokes, diabetic emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic injuries, burns, emergency child birth, as well as legal and ethical considerations in healthcare by becoming a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. Taking the course through Illini Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), a Registered Student Organization on campus, will prepare you to take the National Registry examination and upon passing, you will be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. 90% of students who take the course with IEMS pass the National Registry examination on their first attempt, compared to 70% of students across the State of Illinois. Students have gone on to use their license to achieve experience in the healthcare field by volunteering with agencies such as IEMS and working for ambulance services and hospitals.

Class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (location TBA). There will be four practical sessions held throughout the semester on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from approximately 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The course is now being offered in a new hybrid version, and students will be expected to complete lectures and homework assignments out of class. The course fee is $450 and will be charged to your student account upon acceptance into the class.

For more details and to apply, visit the IEMS website (illiniems.org) and access the application under the documents tab. Applications are due by 5:30 PM on Reading Day (Thursday, December 10th) to the IEMS office (office #258 in the Illini Union). Email iems@illinois.edu with any questions.

International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team

The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) team is currently recruiting for this summer. If you’re interested in using genetically engineered organisms (typically bacteria) to solve problems, it’s a fantastic opportunity!

Don’t have synbio experience? That’s alright! They will train you from the basics onward if need be. What they ARE looking for is somebody with a firm grasp of either web design / html / systems modeling (think Matlab / Simbiology), or anybody with a passion for genetic engineering and getting hands on experience tinkering with microbes.

If you are interested, please attend their info session. It’ll be held on Tuesday, November 17, at 7pm, in 612 IGB (Institute of Genomic Biology). If you’re interested but cannot attend, email illinoisigem@gmail.com for more information and they’ll add you to their mailing list so that you can get the applications as soon as it comes out.

Donors Needed for Blood Drive

Blood-Drive

Volunteer Illini Projects (VIP) and Community Blood Services of Illinois (CBSI) will have monthly blood drives on Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Illini Ballrooms. Donors are needed! Appointments can be made by calling (217) 333-1020 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org using group sponsor code 70489. Walk-in donors are welcomed! Donors can get discounted coupons for milk tea in Milktea House on Green Street. Snacks and drinks will be provided

In Focus: ADHD Support Group

In Focus is a six-week long supportive group that offers education and peer support for students identifying concerns commonly associated with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Group meetings will be interactive and help students develop valuable skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life.

Group sessions for the Fall 2015 semester will be held on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, October 28 – December 9 at the Counseling Center. Students do not need a diagnosis of ADHD nor do they need to be clients of the Counseling Center to join. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. For more information and to register for In Focus, please contact Jodi Thomas at 217-333-3704 or jmthomas@illinois.edu.

Weekly Topics

October 28: Goal Setting

November 4: Procrastination and Time Management

November 11: Managing Moods

November 18: Self-Care

November 25: NO MEETING

December 2: Identity

December 9: Relationships

MCB Ligase First General Meeting

Ligase is an RSO that works to incite a passion and curiosity for biological phenomena in undergraduate students from any discipline through tutoring, exposure to research, and an introduction to life science applications in real-world contexts.

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First General Meeting: Monday, September 14.

Time: 7 PM.

Location: 165 Noyes Lab; please contact Ligase directly for details.

The new executive board members and their plans for this year will be announced in this meeting.

Any questions regarding Ligase can be directed to <mcbligaseuiuc@gmail.com>, and you can find them on Facebook at MCB Ligase at UIUC.