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The ACES-Sciences Career Fair Has Volunteer Opportunities Available!

The ACES-Sciences Career Fair (Thursday, October 8) is in need of volunteers. This is a great way to interact with employers in an informal setting and to be remembered! Many shifts and various duties available. To sign up, please visit http://go.illinois.edu/CFVolunteer

Application Deadlines for Upcoming Study Abroad Programs


The Office of Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange had extended the application deadline for several Winter Break 2015-2016 faculty-led and Spring 2016 study abroad programs.


Rehabilitation 199 to Hong Kong & Taiwan (Winter Break 2015-2016) Deadline: September 25, 2015

Australia/Pacific Islands

Recreation, Sport & Tourism 199 FW to Fiji (Winter Break 2015-2016) Deadline: September 30, 2015

University of Western Australia Exchange (Spring 2016)     Deadline: October 15, 2015

University of Adelaide Exchange, Australia (Spring 2016)     Deadline: October 15, 2015


Spanish Studies in Granada, Spain (Spring 2016)                         Deadline: October 1, 2015

Verona Studies Program, Italy (Spring 2016)                                 Deadline: October 1, 2015

University of Birmingham, Exchange, U.K. (Spring 2016)       Deadline: October 15, 2015

University of Liverpool Exchange, U.K. (Spring 2016)               Deadline: October 15, 2015

Lancaster University Exchange, U.K. (Spring 2016)                   Deadline: October 15, 2015

Latin America

Anthropology 445 to Costa Rica (Winter Break 2015-2016) Deadline: September 30, 2015

Instituto San Joaquin de Flores (Spring 2016)                               Deadline: October 1, 2015

Illinois in Costa Rica: Environment & Society (Spring 2016) Deadline: October 1, 2015

Middle East

Global Studies 298 to Jordan (Winter Break 2015-2016)      Deadline: September 25, 2015

Questions about study abroad? Visit the Illinois Abroad Office during walking advising hours: M-F, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM in room 112 International Studies Building. Program Assistants are available to discuss program details, the application process, and much more!

Spanish Studies in San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica

The deadline to apply for Spanish Studies in San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica has been extended to October 1st, 2015.

All of the courses offered on this program are pre-approved by the Spanish Department, making this program is an excellent fit for Spanish majors and minors.  Available fall, spring, summer, and academic year terms.

You will benefit from:

  • Pre-approved coursework applicable to Spanish major & minor
  • Introduce yourself to the beauty of Latin America
  • Study with UIUC students in every class
  • Engage with instructors in small class sizes
  • Live with a host family
  • Volunteer in the community

To participate on the program you must be a Illinois undergraduate and have a GPA of at least 2.5. You need to have completed the equivalent of four college semesters of Spanish prior to your departure. At Illinois, Spanish 140, 141, 142, or 143 count as the fourth semester. If you have not taken any Spanish in college, you need to have completed four years of high school Spanish. If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish and have not taken a Spanish course(s), this program might be the perfect one for you — please contact the Study Abroad Office to talk about your linguistic background and goals.

You can find more information and create an application here: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10009

You can also watch a promotional video for the Institute below!

Wildlife Conservation and Management in Tanzania and Botswana Info. Session

ACES is hosting an information session on Summer Study Abroad opportunities for students interested in wildlife conservation and management sponsored by the department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) & Wildtrax

Wildlife Conservation and Management in Tanzania and Botswana

Wednesday, September 16

W 109 Turner Hall

5:00 – 6:00pm

 Tanzania- Conservation & Management of Human-Wildlife Ecology  (3 weeks)

Program Highlights:

Attain a Wildlife Management Course certificate from the prominent College of African Wildlife Management-Mweka.

Explore famous wilderness areas: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and more!

Meet leading wildlife and conservation biologists conducting active research…make the connections that will shape your career!

Botswana- African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research (9 weeks)

 Program Objectives:

Learn valuable wildlife management and conservation principles

Understand the challenges facing wildlife conservation & community based natural resource management

Observe the ecological organization and biodiversity of the Okavango Delta and surrounding ecosystems

Develop advanced field research techniques and associated skills

Understand the social aspects of conservation science

Train future conservationists in understanding and applying research in the field through:

Research design & methodologies

Data collection & analysis

Application and implementation of data

Long-term sustainable conservation management projects

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

Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board Application


Established in 2007, the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is overseen by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is composed of undergraduate students named by each of the undergraduate serving colleges as well as five at-large members selected through this open application process. All members are appointed to serve one-year terms.


The purpose of the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is to work with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost to:

  • Provide feedback on programs, administrative and academic policies, and initiatives established or overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation.
  • Generate ideas and suggestions for programs and activities to enhance the academic experience of undergraduate students at the university.


In Fall 2015, the Board will meet for discussion from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 8; Tuesday, November 3; and Tuesday, December 1. A buffet lunch will be provided. Dates for the Spring 2016 meetings will be determined at the December meeting.


  • Undergraduate student standing for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Interest in academic affairs initiatives and activities on campus.
  • Strong record of academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or above).
  • Involvement on campus both in academic and extracurricular activities.

Application Process

Interested undergraduate students are encouraged to submit an application. Successful applicants will be notified and may be scheduled for an interview. Applications must be received no later than September 11, 2015.

Questions about the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board may be directed to Assistant Provost Kathy Martensen, 333-6677 or kmartens@illinois.edu.

International Medical Relief of Children Student Organization


Are you interested in traveling abroad to provide medical assistance for children in underdeveloped countries? Attend one of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children‘s (FIMRC) information sessions on Monday 8/31 at 1092 Lincoln Hall or Tuesday 9/1 at 124 Burrill Hall to learn more about getting involved with medical mission trips and volunteering around the Champaign-Urbana area. Both meeting will take place at 7pm. Find more information about this program at http://www.fimrc.org/ 

EntreCORPS Start-Up Consulting Organization


EntreCORPS is a student run consulting organization at the University of Illinois. They focus on providing business strategy and design-thinking advice to entrepreneurial start-ups. They are recruiting this fall several motivated individuals to be a part of their growing team of successful undergraduate and graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds as consultants. You can find the application here: https://entrecorps.illinois.edu/studentclass/

The application is due on Sunday, August 30th by 11:59pm. After submitting an application, students will be invited back to continue additional recruitment rounds. If you have any questions, send an email to entrecorps@gmail.com. You might also attend their informational sessions on Thursday, August 27th at 7:00pm and Saturday, August 29th at 3:00pm. Locations will be placed on the EntreCORPS website along with additional recruitment information.






Volunteering Opportunity at Avicenna Community Health Center

downloadAvicenna Community Health Center (www.avicennahealth.org) is a free health clinic that provides absolutely free medical care for uninsured and underinsured residents of Champaign county. The clinic provides acute care as well as management of chronic medical conditions, with a focus on preventative medicine.

The Avicenna Grants Team recently secured the CVS Coordinated Care Grant for Avicenna and they are gearing up for another big push to gain more funding for their free clinic. To do this, they need your help!

 Experience with the grants team will:

·  Provide you experience with how to organize, write, and polish professional grants

·  Familiarize you with leaders of the clinical community in Champaign County and the Midwest

·  Acquaint you with the challenges and mechanics of operating a free clinic

·  Provide you an opportunity to directly expand medical services to the members of our community most in need

·  Offer you a quality volunteer opportunity that can be completed on your own time, in your own home, while still directly benefiting your community in a tangible, measurable way

The Grants Team’s responsibilities include:

·  Searching online for grant opportunities and adding relevant grants to grants team’s database

·  Contributing to grant-writing, including proposals, budgets, and supplemental information

·  Meeting once a month to update the team and plan future projects

They are seeking volunteers who are interested in learning more about the clinic, as a knowledge of the clinic is critical to contributing to the team. They will set up clinic tours and informative sessions in order to acquaint you with Avicenna.

Additional skills that are beneficial, but not required include:

·  Experience with grant-writing, whether clinical or research-oriented

·  Interest in learning more about free clinic operations

·  Experience with budgeting

·  Continued involvement for more than one year

·  A willingness to respond to emails in a timely and professional manner is required. Most of their communications will take place via email, so you must be willing and able to communicate clearly via email as to what tasks you are willing to take on, updates on your work, and project deadlines.

If you are interested in joining the grants team or for more information, please contact Alex Brooks at alexkbrooks815@gmail.com.