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Donors Needed for 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

Business Career Fair

Did you know that this week’s Business Career Fair is open to all University of Illinois students? Did you know that almost half of the companies attending (95 out of 216) are here to recruit ALL MAJORS (not just Business) for internships and full time employment?

 Visit the Business Career Fair this Wednesday, 9/16 and Thursday, 9/17 from 2 – 7 pm at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

Sign up to attend on iLink

 To Prepare:

· Attend theHow to Sell your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fairworkshop on Monday, September 14th from 3-3:50 pm in 1002 Lincoln Hall

·Attend theCareer Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experienceworkshop on Monday, September 14th from 5-6 pm (sign up required)

· Drop-In resume review:

The Career Center: Monday-Friday 2-4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Library : Mondays 7-9 p.m., Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Sundays 4-9 p.m.

Ikenberry Commons – Room 1010A: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.

Pathways to Pre-Health Information Session and Mentorship Opportunity

Date: October 1, 2015          Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM 
Location: 124 Burrill Hall

Interested in a Mentorship Opportunity? 

Don’t miss the chance to hear personal perspectives on the path to medical school and beyond! Come prepared with any and all questions that you have about this process. We will have a panel of physicians and alumni from biology and UIUC available to share their stories and answer your questions.

Senior, are you completing applications and preparing for interviews? You can get first hand information from a member of a medical school admissions committee! All questions are welcome and encouraged.

In addition to our information session, we are offering an EXCITING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM for 2 to 4 outstanding students in MCB or Biochemistry. The students will be chosen based on their academic record and their response to an essay question. The winning students will be invited to have dinner with some of our panel member immediately following the information session (6:15-8:30 PM). They will also have the opportunity for a mentorship experience with one of our select alumni. Past participants in the mentorship program need not apply again.

Interested applicants should complete the following form, http://go.illinois.edi/mcbmentor, by 10PM, Saturday, September 26 for full consideration. The form requires you to provide your name, email, UIN, major(s), minor(s), graduation date, GPA (overall and major), post-graduate goals, extra-curriculars and an answer to the following prompt: In less than two, double spaced, type written pages (12 pt font, 1 inch margins), please discuss what you feel are the greatest challenges facing the healthcare delivery system in the next decade and why. Please support your opinion.

Please note this opportunity is only available for students with a declared major in MCB, MCB Honors concentration or Biochemistry, specialized curriculum.


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.


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.

New Nat Geo WILD TV Show: Vet School


What does it take to become a veterinarian? Find out this fall as National Geographic WILD presents Vet Schoola new series that follows first- and fourth-year students over one academic year at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The show premieres Saturday, September 19th at 10/9c on Nat Geo WILD and captures the pressures, rewards and occasional sadness of life as an aspiring veterinarian.

“We viewed this show as a fantastic opportunity to help the public understand the rigorous education leading to a veterinary degree,” explains Interim Dean Lorin Warnick. “We were happy to showcase the experience of our students as they work to become veterinarians.” You can find video clips at www.CornellVetSchool.com.

Fall 2015 LAS Student Success Workshops

The FA15 LAS Student Success Workshops are open to students that wish to improve their performance in or understanding of a particular course or subject area or to enhance their understanding of a specific major or minor.

Succeeding in the MCB Core Courses: MCB 250, 252, 354

September 9, 2015 (4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, 1051 Lincoln Hall)

Mathematics: Overcoming Difficulties with Math Classes

September 10, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1065 Lincoln Hall)

Procrastination Domination: Battling Procrastination with Effective Time Management Skills

September 15, 2015 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 123 DKH)

Sociology: Challenges and Successes of Emerging Scholars in Sociology

September 15, 2015 (2:00 PM – 3:15 PM, 3057 Lincoln Hall)

Economics: Thinking like a Professor: A Guide for Effective Studying

September 16, 2015 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 123 DKH)

Computer Science: CS @ Illinois Academic Coaching

September 22, 2015 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 2405 Siebel Center)

Global Studies: Argumentation and Analysis in Academic Essays

September 22, 2015 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1 FLB)

Psychology: How to Study for a Multiple-Choice Exam in Psychology

September 23, 2015 (4:00 PM, 815 Psychology)

Spanish: Succeeding in the Basic Spanish Sequence

September 23, 2015 (5:30 PM – 6:30PM, 4080A FLB)

English: Successful Reading Strategies

September 29, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1057 Lincoln Hall)

Computer Science: CS @ Illinois Academic Coaching

September 30, 2015 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 2405 Siebel Center)

Procrastination Domination: Battling Procrastination with Effective Time Management Skills

September 30, 2015 (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 123 DKH)

Chemistry: My first CHEM Exam Did Not Go Well, Now What?

October 1, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 100 Noyes)

Chemistry: My first CHEM Exam Did Not Go Well, Now What?

October 5, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 100 Noyes)

English: Successful Paper-Writing Strategies

October 5, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1064 Lincoln Hall)

Communication: Succeeding in Communication

October 6, 2015 (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, room TBA)

Global Studies: Argumentation and Analysis in Academic Essays

October 6, 2015 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1 FLB)

Spanish: Succeeding in the Basic Spanish Sequence

October 7, 2015 (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, 4080 FLB)

Upcoming Illinois Leadership Center Events


Intersect on September 12th, 2015: Learn skills in relationship building and team development with their first i-program for the year. Seats fill up quickly. Enroll for Intersect now!

Petullo Insight on September 19th, 2015: Discover the strengths, values, social identities, and explore your intrinsic leadership styles. Enroll for Insight now! 

All of the Illinois Leadership Center’s services are at no additional cost to students. These programs have attendance from students across campus so freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are welcome!

Q-Connect: New Initiative from the LGBT Resource Center


Announcing a new initiative coming out of the LGBT Resource Center: Q-Connect! This new program is an extended welcome event for first year students who identify within the LGBTQ community. Held during the first 6 weeks of classes, Q-Connect includes workshops, events, and a day-long retreat – all meant to plug students into campus, provide resources and help support them on their path to success! For more details about Q-connect, including the schedule and registration information, please visit the website at go.illinois.edu/QConnect.

This initiative is sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, University Housing, New Student Programs, and the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

New Resource for Students who are Parents


The Office of the Dean of Students has launched a new website aimed at providing information and resources for students who are also parents: http://odos.illinois.edu/student-parents/. The Student-Parent Advisory Council is made up of stakeholders within the University of Illinois community who are committed to the success of student-parents and have a desire to contribute to that success.

Feel free to browse their website for information about campus and community resources and support. You can also visit the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students if you have any questions.

In addition, The Board welcomes student participation and involvement. If interested in serving on the council or in attending a meeting, please contact Ann Marie Morgan at amorga@illinois.edu.