Category Archives: Informational Meeting

MCB Information Meetings for Fall

Thinking about transferring to MCB?
Want to learn more about the Major or Minor?
Attend one of our informational meetings to learn about the program requirements and receive paperwork (if eligible) to officially declare MCB as your major or minor.
Seating is limited and 
call 217-333-6774 for more information.
During the meeting an academic advisor will provide an overview of the MCB program requirements, career opportunities and the criteria for declaring MCB as a major or minor. 
Interested students should attend only one session. 
All sessions are identical and typically last 1 hour. 
Meeting location is listed on the sign up form.

Student Fulbright Information Session

The National and International Scholarships Program has scheduled a 90-minute workshop focusing on U.S. student Fulbright grants for Thursday, May 2 from 3:30-5:00 in room 66 of the Library (enter down the stairs from Wright Street). Our workshop will include advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients. The session is targeted to juniors, graduating seniors, and graduate students who wish to explore opportunities available under a Fulbright and ready materials for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of July 1, 2013.
These scholarships support U.S. citizens for one year of study or research in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission. English teaching programs (some with minimal to no foreign language or teaching experience necessary) also are available. Students must begin working on their applications this summer to apply for funding for study, teaching, or research beginning in fall 2014. We anticipate more than a dozen University of Illinois students being offered Fulbright grants. Click here for further information about applying for a Fulbright grant from Illinois.
General Information regarding the Fulbright
For over 60 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research, and teach in other countries. Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,700 grants annually and currently operates in 140 countries worldwide.  Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to more than 65 countries. Fulbright grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and full or partial tuition.

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program does not require applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience are also encouraged.


Sierra Leone Global Health and Nutrition Semester Program

The Global Health, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation Program is the opportunity of a lifetime for students to learn about global health while experiencing and living in a rich West African culture. The program is part of a historical collaborative effort between the University of Illinois and Njala University in Sierra Leone. Some courses will be co-taught by faculty from Njala and Illinois and some courses will also include Njala University’s honors students. Through coursework, field excursions, and an internship, this program will take place this fall and puts you in direct contact with the social and economic realities of communities working to improve public health in Sierra Leone. For more information, please attend our information session in 3019 Huff Hall, on Tuesday April 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Gender and Women's Studies

I believe this event will be  of interest to many students, not only those considering a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies, but also students with interests in public policy and law, social justice work, and non-profits.  I’d be grateful if you could forward this invitation to the students you advise.  The event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Scheduled for April 5, 2013.

Flyer here.



weSTEM Conference at Illinois, Graduate Society of Women Engineers

weSTEM: Conference for graduate women in STEM 
Saturday, April 20, noon – 8:00 p.m., Siebel Center 
Apply online by Sunday, March 24, 2013 at

Female graduate students in a STEM field are invited to apply to attend the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) one-day inaugural conference, weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM). Speakers such as Senior TED Fellow Dr. Nina Tandon and NSF Director for Diversity and Outreach Dr. Omnia El-Hakim will share their paths through their academic and professional careers and provide insight into their successes. The weSTEM workshops and networking opportunities are designed to fuel the passions of attendees and inspire women in STEM to develop solutions at the forefront of innovation.
Catered lunch and dinner provided. Due to limited space, approximately 50 attendees will be chosen from an applicant pool to attend the weSTEM conference. To apply, complete and submit the form available here by Sunday, March 24, 2013. After acceptance to attend, confirmed participants will be charged a $10 registration fee. For more information, please visit our website ( or contact weSTEM Publicity Coordinator, Ritu Raman, at

Master of Public Health open house

The Master of Public Health program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting our Spring 2013 Open House on Friday February 22nd, from 3-5 p.m. in Huff Hall on UIUC’s campus.
Please see the attached invitation and send to any interested students who want to learn more about the MPH program and careers in public health!
Encourage students to register for this event by completing the attached registration form and emailing it to mph-admissions@ahs.illinois.eduby 5:00 p.m. on Monday February 18th.
Applications for Fall 2013 admission are due April 15th. Students can apply to the traditional MPH program, or a variety of joint degrees, including MPH-MUP, and MPH-PhD programs across campus.
Students can learn more about the program by visiting

Translation Study Abroad in the European Union

Translation Study Abroad: Translation in the European Union Info Session

Date:  Feb 11, 2013

Time:  12:00 pm   Location:  Lucy Ellis Lounge (1080 FLB)

Sponsor:  The Center for Translation Studies


Phone:  217-244-7455


Please join us for lunch and learn more about the Translation Study Abroad program and how you can join us this summer in the European Union. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Mosley ( by Friday, February 8th so that we will know how much food to order.

The purpose of this two week intensive study abroad course is to expose students to the dynamics of the geo-political environment of the European Union and provide hands-on experience with the translator’s role and responsibility as mediator and communicator in today’s European multi-lingual and multi-cultural societies. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any major who are interested in pursuing the Certificate in Translation Studies. This course will be of particular interest to students in foreign languages, cultures, and linguistics, political science, international studies, European Union Studies, law and business. The program consists of behind-the-scenes visits to international agencies and cultural sites relevant to language and culture studies. Countries visited include Belgium and France. This experience can lead to internships in the EU.

Study Abroad in Australia

Please join us for an informational session about a study abroad opportunity to Australia.  This 2 week program will take place over winter-mester 2013/2014 and focus primarily on health.
This 2-week study abroad program starts in Sydney where the group will examine the relationship between health and diversity within Australian society through a series of introductory lectures and accompanying activities. The second part of the program takes places in Adelaide and the surrounding area. The group will learn about the health and living issues faced by people in rural areas of South Australia. Indigenous health care is the main focus of this part of the program and the group will spend time with the local indigenous community and learn about local health initiatives.
Wednesday, February 6, 5:00 p.m. 114 Huff Hall
Thursday, February 7, 5:00 p.m. 1001 Huff Hall