Academic End of Term Information

The Spring 2016 academic progress audit is scheduled to begin Monday May 23.  During the week of May 23 – 27, the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office at 2002 Lincoln Hall will be open on a limited basis: the Admissions and Records Officer (ARO) unit will not be available for walk-ins, but we will have staff answering phones and assisting students with pressing issues.  The LAS Access and Achievement Program (AAP) Office will be closed May 23-27.

Spring 2016 grades will be available to students on Saturday May 21.  All students will be able to access their posted grades online and will see an academic status displayed (good standing, probation, or drop).

NOTE:  these are computer-assigned academic standings and are NOT FINAL.  Students are advised of the provisional character of the academic standing notation when viewing their grades, via the following message:

The academic standing displayed on May 21, 2016 as a result of your Spring 2016 reported grades is provisional. Your college office is currently reviewing academic standing for all students. Reviews will be complete and results posted on the web for viewing May 27 at 5 PM.

If you have questions about your academic standing after that time, please contact your college office.

Anxiety prompts many students to contact the College and advisors during this period between posting of grades and final determination of academic status.  No information regarding academic status, including confirmation of what is listed provisionally, is to be offered by telephone, due to FERPA concerns.

However, here is some information:

*Students who are confirmed or placed on academic drop status by the College during its review will be informed by e-mail only.

“Students who are confirmed on drop status will receive an email notification after 5 pm on Friday May 27.  Dropped students who are eligible to appeal for immediate reinstatement will receive instructions with that email notification.”

*All students who have been confirmed on probation as a result of the College review will receive an e-mail message from the College advising them of this fact, and indicating their minimum GPA requirement on 12 graded credit hours which must be earned in the next term. Also, those for whom special action is required, such as seeing an assistant dean or advisor to sign an Academic Advising Agreement, will have an explicit note regarding this requirement in their e-mail.

 Grade Replacement: The Registrar’s Office may take several weeks to update student academic records with grade replacement information after Spring2016 grade roll; please ask inquiring students to be patient.

Undergraduate Fall Semester Chemistry Scholarship Opportunity


These scholarships are open to all chemistry majors, regardless of class standing (freshman-senior).  However, if you are graduating this May or summer, you are not eligible to apply (since the scholarships are for the 2016-17 academic year).  In addition, these scholarships are intended for chemistry majors so if you plan on changing majors, please do not apply.

We have one streamlined application so that you only have to apply once for multiple scholarships we have available.

Read the following page and apply at:

(Note: You may need to hit the refresh button the first time you visit the page.)

Applications are being accepted until June 30, 2016.   

AB InBev GMT Scholarship Program

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and recognized as first in the beverage industry on FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired” companies list.
Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. We invest the majority of our brand-building resources on our Focus Brands – those with the greatest growth potential such as global brands Budweiser®, Corona®, Stella Artois® and Beck’s®, alongside Leffe®, Hoegaarden®, Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Hasseröder® and Jupiler®.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s dedication to heritage and quality originates from the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium dating back to 1366 and the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery, with origins in St. Louis, USA since 1852. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 150,000 employees based in 24 countries worldwide. In 2012, AB InBev realized 39.8 billion USD revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World. With operations and license agreements around the globe, Anheuser-Busch InBev is a truly global brewer. For more information, please visit:

AB InBev Scholarship Program
We are looking to hire scholars who have currently been accepted into top universities looking for 4 year bachelors degree.

  • Scholarship recipient receives a full-tuition scholarship (less financial aid) to their University.
    Scholarship Program also provides:
  • A paid internship at our company throughout the student’s four years of college, which includes
  •  Specific projects within the business
  •  On-the-job training
  •  Full-time internship in the summer over 4 year academic career  Internships will be located in one of our U.S. operations
  •  Housing will be provided
  • A support network of mentors, peer advisors and recruiting manager to assist in assimilation into a company culture and environment

If scholar is successful during the duration of the program and summer internships, they have the potential of joining our top undergraduate talent program full-time, the GMT (Global Management Trainee) program.

In order to maintain the scholarship the criteria is the following:

  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA each semester during your 4 year college career
  • Full-time enrollment (12 semester hours) each semester during your 4 year college career
  • Must file FAFSA each year of your four year college career
  • Positive evaluations at the end of each summer internship

Eligibility for Scholarship Program:

  • Graduating high school senior or completing the first year at University
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Accepted into a targeted University looking for a 4 year degree in Engineering, Science, Liberal Arts, Undecided or a Business related field

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Financial aid based on Expected Family Contribution
  •  Geographical mobility – you have the potential to move to different U.S. locations throughout each summer internship and if you join the company full-time you should be willing to relocate throughout your career
  •  Fluency in English
  •  Ambitious and self-driven
  •  Motivation  Goal oriented
  •  Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  •  Strong leadership skills  Communication skills
  •  Ability to balance numerous priorities

How are students selected?
Students apply to the Scholarship Program by completing an online application form, which includes:

  • SAT/ACT scores (minimum 1230 combined for verbal and math/28 for ACT
  • financial aid form

**Without any of these documents, your application will be disqualified. **

Application Process:

  • Please apply to the below link with the open requisition labeled “Global Management Trainee (GMT) Scholarship Program-16001728”:
  • Click Here To Apply!

Application Deadline is May 15, 2016

Summer Instrument Training for Undergraduates Program (SIT_UP)


The 5th annual Summer Instrument Training for Undergraduates Program (SIT_UP) at the Central Research Facilities of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. Under this initiative we reserve a special training window in our dense schedule to provide free training during late Spring / early Summer to undergraduates and incoming first-year graduate students on a single piece of the wide range of instrumentation available in the facilities. Since the training needs to be project focused, a short proposal needs to be submitted by all applicants.

  • In order to apply to SIT_UP, please submit a short, one-page proposal describing the research project and how it is related to the required instrumentation. Mentors / advisors can submit proposal on behalf of incoming students if needed.
  • Please submit proposals via e-mail to by May 6th (notice that space is limited).
  • All instruments in the facilities (except the ones in the Fab) are included in this program but only one instrument of choice is available for free training. Please notice that training in some of our more complex instruments may require multiple sessions and eventual delays should be considered when planning the timeline of your project.
  • Following free training, independent use of the instrument by the student will incur regular usage fees so an active account number will be needed.
  • The proposals will be reviewed by the Central Research Facilities staff and Director. We expect reviews to be completed and instructions to be distributed by May 13th.

American Sign Language Courses

I wanted to share some information from the Department of Speech and Hearing Science about SHS 222 Language and Culture of Deaf Communities and SHS 121 American Sign Language I. In the past, students planning on taking SHS 121 ASL I on this campus have been required to also take SHS 222 prior to, or concurrently with, SHS 121, unless instructor consent has been given. I wanted to let you know that the department has proposed no longer requiring SHS 222 as a pre- or co-requisite for SHS 121. This is in the process of being formally approved and in all likelihood will be, effective fall 2016, but it is not currently reflected in the information in Course Explorer or the fall 2016 class schedule. Although this will not be able to be updated online in time for registration, given the timing of this, I wanted to be sure you knew that students interested in taking SHS 121 on this campus will not be prevented from being able to enroll in the course if they have not yet taken, or may not be able to enroll concurrently in SHS 222 this fall or in future semesters.

Since SHS does not offer a fourth semester of American Sign Language (courses only go through ASL 3), students in colleges that require the equivalent of four years of foreign language for their bachelor’s degree can take SHS 222 for the fourth level of the language, provided they do not use SHS 222 to satisfy another Gen. Ed. area, specifically in Social Science and US Minority Culture(s).  SHS 222 will continue to be offered both fall and spring, and students may take that at any point with the ASL classes. As of this writing, the times that SHS 222 will be offered in the fall are in the process of being updated but the class is slated to be taught during the first 8 weeks of the fall semester.

Lastly, ASL 1 and ASL II, SHS 121 and SHS 221, are both offered this fall. The department is working on adding information to the class schedule, including a link to request to be placed on a waitlist for ASL classes only. Please note that ASL 3, SHS 321, is not offered this fall but will be offered once again in the spring, along with both SHS 121 and SHS 221. The department does foresee all three levels being taught each semester (fall and spring) in future terms.



Health Professions Application Workshops

Overview of Application Process Friday April 1, 4-5pm

Are you ready to apply? Do you know what the application process entails? Attend this workshop to receive an overview of the application process including the general timeline, preparation, choosing what schools to apply to, and cost of applying.

Personal Statements PLUS Friday April 8, 4-5pm

Writing about yourself and your experiences can be difficult. Attend this workshop to receive writing tips and begin a personal statement draft.

Application Nuts & Bolts Friday April 15, 4-5pm

Completing centralized applications can be complicated. Attend this workshop to understand how to complete the application (this will include screen shots of the applications) and receive advice from current students who are already accepted into professional schools.

Waiting for YES! Friday April 22, 4-5pm

The application process is a full year. Learn how to make the most of your application year. Attend this workshop to learn about completing supplemental materials to individual schools, interview tips, academic updates to the centralized application service, and letters of intent/update.

All sessions will be held at the Interview Suite Room 213, 616 E. Green St in Champaign.

Pre-Secondary Education Announcements

If you want these updates sent directly to you, send an email to with the subject line Please Add 1PTE Attribute. Please also include your UIN number.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6pm – 7pm, Education Building, Room 192
I will cover all aspects of the application to the Secondary Education program and answer questions you have about applying.
The workshop is geared toward those of you who plan to apply to the minor in the summer (June 6-10) or in the fall (September) and begin the minor in spring 2017.


Thursday, April 14, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Lincoln Hall, room 1090
Jeff Buck, a licensure and endorsement specialist from the Council on Teacher Education, will give an overview of endorsements for future Secondary Education teachers and will answer questions about endorsements.
Because endorsements vary by grade level taught, this information session is geared toward pre- and current Secondary Education majors.


Lori Davis in LAS heard about this program some time ago but then it slipped off my radar until one of your Secondary Education colleagues said she’d had a good experience with it. You’re basically a TA for a high school or middle school teacher and grade some of their students’ work. You get good experience and they get help grading!