Illinois Abroad Day

“Money Matters: Financing Your Study Abroad Program”

Study abroad is more affordable than you may think! Come learn about how to use financial aid and scholarships to subsidize the cost of your study abroad program.

Location: 113 Speech and Hearing Sciences Building

Session 1:  11:00-11:45 am

Session 2:  12:00-12:45 pm

Session 3:  1:00-1:45 pm

“Employer Panel: Communicating the Value of Study Abroad”

Employers value international experience! Come learn firsthand why. Students will leave with tools for leveraging their study abroad experience to land an internship or job.

Location:  TCC Interview Suite, 616 E. Green St.

Session 1:  11:00-11:45 am

Session 2:  12:00-12:45 pm

Session 3:  1:00-1:45 pm

“Student Panel: Diverse Perspectives on Study Abroad”

Think you can’t or shouldn’t study abroad? Hear study abroad alums talk about how they overcame barriers and had a life-changing experience!

Location: 307 English Building

Session 1: 12:00-12:45 pm

Session 2: 1:00-1:45 pm

“How to Apply for Study Abroad”

Students will learn more about planning and applying for study abroad.

Location: 119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

Time:  1:00-1:45 pm


FOR ALL (prospective and returned study abroad students, staff, faculty): 

Keynote Lecture:  “Study Abroad Makes a Difference in the Job Search”

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, International Career Expert, Speaker, Advocate, and Author

Location: 100 Gregory Hall

Time:  5:00 pm

UIC College of Nursing, Urbana, Fall 2015 Events

The UIC College of Nursing in Urbana has several events for prospective BSN and Graduate Entry Masters students.

BSN applicants for the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to attend a “How to Apply” session.  The location will be given when students RSVP to 217-333-2507.


BSN Information Sessions:

Tuesday, August 25 at 4pm

Friday, August 28 at 4pm

Friday, September 11 at 5pm

Thursday, October 1 at 4pm

Friday, October 9 at 4pm

Thursday, October 22 at 3:30pm

Friday, November 6 at 4pm

Thursday, November 19 at 5pm

Friday, December 4 at 4pm


How to Apply Sessions:

Thursday, September 3 at 3:30pm

Thursday, September 24 at 3:30pm

Friday, October 2 at 4pm

Thursday, October 22 at 4:30pm

Thursday, November 5 at 4pm


The fall 2016 application is active and closes on January 15.

The Graduate Entry Masters of Science program is a new program to Urbana this fall.  Dubbed the career changer, the GEMS program allows individuals with a non-nursing bachelor to obtain a Masters of Science in Nursing and test for nursing licensure after seven consecutive terms (2.5 years).  Any students interested in learning more about this degree are encouraged to attend the annual Graduate Open House on Tuesday, October 13 from 6-8pm.  Call 217-333-2507 to RSVP.  For additional GEMS program information, visit our webpage here:

Recreation Sport & Tourism courses open

Hello!!  Welcome back!! I  wanted to let you know of several RST courses that are available to you!  Click here for the full course descriptions.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at


RST 100  – RST in Modern Society** 42914 TR 11:12:50
RST 101 – Orientation to RST 42916 MW 11-11:50
RST 110 A – Service Delivery in RST 42917 TR 9-10:40
RST 110 B – Service Delivery in RST 42918 TR 9-10:40
RST 130 – Foundations of Sport Management 42919 TR 9:30-10:50
RST 199SLS – Communications in RST 62789 TR 3:30-4:50
RST 230 – Leisure Services and Diversity 42924 TR 2-3:20
RST242A – Nature & American Culture ** 63130 online online
RST242B – Nature & American Culture ** 63131 online online
RST 255A – Ethical Issues in Sport Management 42926 MW 9-10:40
RST 255B– Ethical Issues in Sport Management 42927 MW 9-10:40
RST 316 – Leisure and Human Development 42929 TR 12:30-1:50
RST 320 – Leisure Services Marketing 42930 MWF 2-2:50
RST 330 – Leisure and Consumer Culture** 43053 MWF 3-3:50
RST 340  – Leisure and Facility Management 43054 MWF 11-11:50
RST 354 – Legal Aspects of Sport Management 50624 W 6-8:40
RST 370 – Research Methods and Analysis** 43055 TR 11:00-12:15
RST 199MR2 – Sport and Sustainability 65370 TR Online/Arranged
RST 199LC – Freshmen Discovery – Leisure & Culture 58251 TR 2-3:15
RST 199WS– Sapora Student Symposium – Oct 1st-2nd Course. Special Course – Details coming!! 62591 Thurs Fri Meets R p.m. ALL day Friday

** This course satisfies the General Education

Fall 2015 Pre-Law Events

Pre-Law 101: Sept. 8, Oct. 12, Nov. 4

This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. It will cover: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please visit the Pre-Law Event Calendar and RSVP to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. First year students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual Pre-Law Advising appointment. All Pre-Law 101 sessions are listed on our Event Calendar, and each covers the same material.


Practice LSAT: Sept. 18, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to present the opportunity for students to take a full length practice LSAT under timed classroom conditions! This is a great opportunity for students new to the LSAT to get a baseline score, or for October or December LSAT takers to try out their skills in a classroom setting. This is a full length, actual, previously administered LSAT exam which will be proctored in a realistic classroom setting. Seating is limited; please register here.


Personal Statement Workshops: Sept. 21, Oct. 8, Nov. 10

Students consistently tell us that this is the hardest part of the application, so we have developed this workshop to provide some insight. We will cover: What the personal statement is; how to begin writing it; what to include and exclude; writing separate addenda; how the personal statement and resume should work together; and an overview of the law school resume.


Law School Fair: October 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Illini Union

It’s the biggest pre-law event of the year! Over 120 law schools visit campus to meet with prospective students. Gather information about law schools, talk with admissions professionals about their schools, collect some fun freebies and law school application fee waivers. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dress is business casual. For more information, including a list of law schools attending the fair, visit the website at No registration is required.

MACS100: Introduction to Popular TV & Movies

MACS100:  Introduction to Popular TV & Moviesold school 3d

Prof. Amanda Ciafone

Lecture:  Tues/Thurs 10-10:50am

  • Screening:  Tues 5-7:20 pm
  • Lincoln Hall Theater

In the newly revised and updated MACS100:  Introduction to Popular TV & Movies, you will learn how to view the media more thoughtfully, carefully, and critically – so that by the end of the semester movies and television will still be entertaining, but no longer mere entertainment.  You will become a critical consumer of the media by developing four interrelated approaches of media analysis, examining:  theories of “the popular” and “ideology”; media forms and genres; representations of race, class, gender and sexuality; and the industries and economies of film and television.

By the end of the semester, you will be able to answer questions like:  What does it mean to call Empire “popular” and what might its impact be?  How can I better understand the ways in which I consume media and why I binge-watch Orange is the New Black?  And is it still TV if I watch it on the Internet?  How do I make sense of the representation of race and gender in a movie like The Help?  Does watching Toddlers and Tiaras mean I love child pageants?  Is watching The Daily Show akin to watching the news?  Who owns a movie like The Avengers and why does it get made? If I find myself living in a horror movie, when will I die?  And you thought, even though this course fulfills 2 General Education requirements (“Humanities & the Arts” and “Cultural Studies:  Western/Comparative Cultures”), that you might not be able to fit it into your schedule this semester?  Your life might just depend on it.


But you won’t just become a more critical consumer of the media, but also a more skilled producer of it as well.  Have you wanted to try your hand at shooting video?  With your new knowledge of media forms as well as an introduction to some of the video production technologies available to you through the university, you will write, direct, and edit your own video with a group of classmates.

Dr. Amanda Ciafone is Assistant Professor of Media & Cinema Studies in The College of Media.  After working for CBS Television, she returned to get her doctorate at Yale University and study the history of media and culture industries in the U.S. and the globalization of American culture in the twentieth century.  She loves teaching and writing about television and movies almost as much as she loves watching them.



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.