Undergraduate Research Symposium

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium which will be held on Thursday 18 April in the Illini Union.  All UI undergraduate students are encouraged to present their original research and creative activities in the form of posters, oral presentations, or performances.

Submit Proposals at http://go.illinois.edu/urs2013

Proposal Deadline: Thursday 7 February at 11:59 PM.

Questions should be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

SOAR needs tutors in Spanish (great for BAT applicants!)

SOAR After-School Program at Garden Hills Elementary School


The SOAR after-school tutoring program is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to provide homework and reading help to Spanish-speaking students in grades 2-5 who are most in need of some extra support. SOAR operates from 3:00-4:00 p.m. every Tuesday through Thursday at Garden Hills Elementary School (2001 Garden Hills Rd., Champaign). Volunteers are asked to commit at least ONE day a week for the duration of the semester to work individually with a child and should be available from 2:45-4:15 on the day(s) they tutor.  Interested volunteers should contact Lila Moore at tutor@education.illlinois.edu or 217-265-4705 for additional information and/or to sign up for ONE of the following orientation sessions:

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Proficiency tests available for HIST 141, 142 and 172

The Department of History will be offering Proficiency Exams for HIST 141:  Western Civilization to 1660, HIST 142:  Western Civilization Since 1660, and HIST 172:  US History Since 1877 in Spring 2013.

The deadline for a student to register for a proficiency exam is this Friday (January 18) by noon.

Please refer any interested students to this link for more information:  http://www.history.illinois.edu/undergraduate/proexams/

IB 109: Insects and People (fun course!)

I’m May Berenbaum, advisor to the LAS IPS Entomology students. I’m writing in the hope that you can tell your advisees about my course, IB109, Insects and People, a course that satisfies the General Education Natural Science and Technology requirement.  There are *plenty* of openings (way too many)! The course can be taken with (4 h) or without (3 h) a lab.
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Assistant Track Coach needed

Hello Ms. Ryan,

My name is Jerry Hewerdine,and I am track coach at St. Joseph-Ogden High School.  Sally Walker gave me your name and said you might be able to help our program locate an assistant track coach for the upcoming season.  If you could post the following information to perspective students it would be appreciated.

St. Joseph-Ogden High School is looking for a track coach for the upcoming 2013 season .  This is a position which offers competitive pay  in line with other local school districts.The season starts February 1st and concludes at the middle of May.  Practice time starts at 3:00 pm and concludes at 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in learning how to conduct a track program or for a student who has a strong background in high school track and field.

Contact Brian Brooks- Principal  Phone 217-469-2332 Ext 308

Graduate Program in School Psychology

Dear University/College Representative


My name is Amanda Leppert, a second-year School Psychology graduate student and a Student Governance Representative at National Louis University.  I am contacting you as part of our recruitment process for potential applicants to our National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredited graduate program. We are looking for advisors, faculty members and department chairs in Psychology and Education departments to help us spread the word about our Program. Unfortunately, too many undergraduates know very little about careers in School Psychology, a field that supports the use of evidence-based practices to create safe and civil school environments and promotes positive academic and mental health development. With an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, a 66-semester hour post master’s degree, all of our graduates for the past 5 years have found meaningful employment in schools, despite the weak economy. Our program is located conveniently in Skokie, Illinois. It includes a school-based practicum component every term with an increasing time commitment, and is one of three nationally certified school psychology programs in the greater Chicago area.

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