TR 9:30AM – 10:50AM

Develops a framework to understand practices of exemplary leadership. Topics include: 1) Modeling behavior, 2) Inspiring a shared vision, 3) Challenging processes, 4) Enabling others to act, and 5) Encouraging passionate leadership. Case studies of individuals who are recognized leaders in health and well being at local, regional, national and global levels will be explored. Through various assignments, students identify their own leadership style and understand the important role they can play as leaders to address local and global health challenges.

This course is approved as a Social Sciences gen ed and is the process of getting approved to be on the Leadership Minor electives list.


FALL 2015
Challenges, Changes and Impact
Instructor: Rajeshwari Pandharipande

This course may be of interest and of significant importance for the students in Religious Studies, Asian American Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, English and definitely for the heritage students. A flyer is attached. In the current climate of globalization and interest in the emergence of Multi-religious/multi-ethnic America, this course presents an important corner of American history.

Persian Language Classes

Persian is:Persian poster
An Indo-European language
Language of one of the oldest civilizations
Language of love, epic and Sufi poetry
Language of religions originated from Persia
Easy to learn (easy structure, easy sounds, no gender)
Persian Studies offers three years of Persian classes.
More info: http://persian.linguistics.illinois.edu/
Contact: afeiz@illinois.edu
Why study Persian?
Studying Persian provides an entry into a rich and diverse culture that produced major poets such as Ferdowsi, Rumi and Hafez, exquisite miniature painting, calligraphy, architecture, music, cuisine, fine carpets and world-class films.
Persian language is gaining popularity in the United States because of the need to develop new channels of communication between the US and Iran.

Languages and cultures of the Mediterranean

SLCL 200 – 3 credit hrs. – M,W,F 12:00-12:50
General Education credit: (Topics in Global Cultures – Humanities/Historical Western or non-Western Cultures)
Instructors: A team of experts on different regions of the Mediterranean
Requirements: Four take-home papers (3 pages each)
Course content: This course covers over a dozen languages and cultures of the
Mediterranean, an area where civilizations, cultures and languages have

1400 A.D. map in Sabir, the Mediterranean Lingua Franca.

intermingled and competed for thousands of years. These interactions are still crucial to understanding contemporary events in Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East, as well as in other parts of the world. An introduction to the social and cultural history of languages spoken in countries like Greece and Egypt, Morocco and Spain, Italy and Turkey, Albania and Croatia, France and Algeria, Syria and Israel and more will be offered in this course. The starting point will be the Mediterranean of today, tracing the historical development of the languages as an ongoing process in relation to historical events, culture, politics and religion.

Secondary Ed. Minor; June Applicants

The application opens on June 8

Application information has been updated with working links here:  http://las2ed.wikispaces.com/Application+process

To access the application for the Secondary Education Minor in June, scroll down in the web page below and click on the orange bar that says “APPLY>” — it’s surprisingly easy to miss!!



AfterCollege Scholarships

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to current students who stand out as future superstars in their field. Create a concise, yet impactful, profile showcasing your talents and passion for your field of study and you could be the next recipient!

The deadline to apply is
June 30th

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

$1,000 – Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

SCS Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship


Congratulations to our own Luis Real Hernandez for being one of four students here at UIUC to win the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.  The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Barry M. Goldwater, who served 30 years in the U.S. Senate. The program provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to sophomores and juniors from the United States who intend to pursue doctorates in these fields.

The 260 Goldwater Scholars for 2015-16 were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,206 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

Read the full article here.


GradFest for Graduating Seniors!

Congratulations, seniors – graduation is just around the corner! To celebrate your successful college careers and your transition from students to alumni alongside your fellow graduates, be sure to attend GradFest May 16, 2015 from 2:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, brought to you by Student Alumni Ambassadors and the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Attendees will be treated to lunch (Gluten free and vegetarian options available!) and have the opportunity to win a variety prize giveaways while enjoying performances by various student groups. We are excited to welcome you into Illinois’ alumni family and congratulate you on your achievements.

Please contact Samantha Blumenthal at illinisaa@gmail.com with any questions.



Class of 1941 Memorial Excellence Scholarship



Members of the Class of 1941


To recognize the academic achievement of students who have demonstrated unusually high academic accomplishments and who have contributed to the life of the campus through extra curricular activities through five semesters at the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign. (The scholarship is not intended for students who have done significant amounts of undergraduate work at other campuses.)


The amount may vary as funds permit, but it should not exceed the full amount of tuition and fees for residents of the State of Illinois.


To be offered to at least one male and one female from the junior class annually. Additional awards may be made as funds from the invested principal become available.


Scholarships from the income of the endowed Class of 1941 fund, held by the University Foundation, will be made by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Office of Student Financial Aid.


The Class of 1941 Memorial Excellence Awards will be offered to students with five graded semesters at the University of Illinois, Urbana‑Champaign campus.*  Students eligible for these awards must have earned high grade point averages and demonstrated leadership by their work and involvement in extracurricular campus life activities.


*Transfer credits from other institutions cannot be counted toward the five semesters.