Weekly Round-Up

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upcoming deadlines
  • If you are expecting to graduate at the end of this semester, remember to add yourself to the degree list no later than January 30 (do this online in Self Service)
  • Students on academic probation should check in with an advisor by January 30 if they have not done so already (call 217-333-4346 to schedule)
  • January 30 is the last day to ADD a full semester course
  • February 1 is the deadline for applications to the Secondary Education minor
We Got Each OtheR:

Join Darrell Hunter (director of the College of LAS First Year Experience program) for We Got Each Other, a weekly hangout for men of color in LAS. Connect with your peers, get tips on navigating the University of Illinois and College of LAS, and share your experiences in a supportive, welcoming space. Plus, free snacks!

Date: Feb 1         
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.  
Venue: Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Sessions will continue every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at BNAACC.

VOICE Reading

VOICE: Graduate Student Reading, an event sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, will be held in The Literary Bookbar (122 N Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820) on February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

fefu and her friends

Join us Tuesday, January 31st @ 5:30, on Zoom to learn about La Estación Gallery & Minor Aesthetics Lab’s upcoming staged reading of Fefu and Her Friends! You don’t need any prior experience in theatre: If you have any interest in theatre, design, play, & community, we would love to have you onboard! 

This production will be produced by Sandra Ruiz (Sue Divan Fund, Department of Theatre) and directed by Laura Coby. Feel free to reach out to Laura if you have any questions (coby2@illinois.edu)!

Zoom info for the meeting on the 31st
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84060098528?pwd=NzdsdHBNK0pXNDdqMjdNOW5RMC9DQT09
Meeting ID: 840 6009 8528
Password: fefu

research park opportunities

The Career Center is hosting a free panel event for students in partnership with Research Park, two weeks from today!  On Friday, February 10th from 12-1 pm in Illini Union room 210, we will have a discussion with a variety of Research Park employer representatives on how to land an internship and make the most of the opportunities there, with a particular focus on opportunities available for students in non-STEM majors and programs.  Our panel will include representatives from AGCO and Abbvie, with others likely added as well.

Research Park internships are not just for engineering students! Hear from a panel of current Illinois students who work within the Research Park in areas like HR, communications, engagement, and operations. Learn about the projects they are working on, the benefits of Research Park internships, and how you can find an on-campus opportunity to work for a tech company. Food will be served.

You can also find event details on Handshake.

bailey scholarships
ILC-Student Employment Opportunities

The Illinois Leadership Center is now hiring undergraduate students for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year!  This is a great opportunity for students looking to develop professional skills and build connections with other students and staff on campus.

Detailed position descriptions can be found here: https://leadership.illinois.edu/employment

Applications will be accepted until February 6, 2023. Feel free to contact hannahd@illinois.edu if you have questions.

2023 Community-Academic Scholars

The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative matches undergraduates with an academic mentor and a community partner to collaborate over the summer on a project designed to directly benefit community members served by the partner organization. We are pleased to announce that the Summer 2023 student application period is now open. The deadline to apply is Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

This year’s program includes 15 powerful projects submitted by academic mentors across the University of Illinois and their community collaborators. Projects address a range of topics, including teen substance use, household stability, food security, technology and aging, youth psychosocial development, physical health among people with disabilities, assistive robots, educational equity, maternal health, and cultural humility. 

In addition to developing applied research experience, scholars meet weekly to connect with each other, seek guidance from program leaders, and hear from invited speakers. Scholars also receive a $4000 stipend to offset the cost of housing and/or living expenses during the program.

If you are interested in applying to be a Community-Academic Scholar, be sure to:

  1. Review eligibility and program requirements on the website. 
  2. Read the project descriptions and the scholar’s role within each project to find projects that most appeal to you and best match your strengths and background. 
  3. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to view the info session recording for application insights and tips.
  4. Finally, be sure to submit your application no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.
Sigma Tau Delta Seeking New Members

Interested in exploring how you can use your English/Creative Writing degree? Dreaming of speaking at an international conference on literature? Want to make friends with other students in your major? Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, February 1 at 5 pm to learn more about Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society).

You don’t have to be majoring/minoring in English to join—all you need is a love for reading and writing! There is no GPA requirement for the local chapter.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/85756390043?pwd=Mk9HUStaV1cxdGNvWHRSNStkZnczUT09 Meeting ID: 857 5639 0043
Passcode: jZkuh2

Don’t Forget These!

Find peer mentoring at the Lisnek LAS Hub

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, First Floor of Lincoln Hall, Behind the marble staircase
Peer mentors help LAS students access opportunities to gain hands-on experience. Drop-in for a casual conversation about exploring student organizations, undergraduate research, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, internships, and more. Learn how to access resources and apply to opportunities. 

Our old friends at the Humanities Professional Resource Center (now LAS Career Services) are still in Greg Hall 105 and available to meet with students to talk about professional development opportunities, career planning, and general life stuff of the “what am I doing here?” variety. See their website for contact info and event announcements.

gilman scholarships

Are you interested in studying abroad, and searching for funding? The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical language study) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive! To get you started, we are offering two days of informational events about the Gilman Scholarship. 

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session
When: Thursday, February 2, 2023 03:30 – 4:30 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

ONLINE Gilman Scholarship Information Session
When: Friday, February 3, 2023 9:00 – 10:00 AM Central Time
     Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-uqqj0iH9O8wDFZe-YcHpOQbRWqDyMr 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop
When: February 3, 2023 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

undergraduate research position

The Writing Across Engineering and Science (WAES) research group is looking for an undergraduate research assistant (https://publish.illinois.edu/waes/). We support engineering and science faculty and graduate students as they learn, incorporate, and adapt practices from writing studies research in ways that enrich both their technical learning objectives and their students’ communication skills. We also research the effectiveness of this support.

We are looking for reliable, curious students interested in learning about writing in STEM settings and qualitative research, particularly interview methods. Students of any major related to science, engineering, writing, or communication are encouraged to apply to join our interdisciplinary team. Initial responsibilities will include activities such as transcribing and analyzing interview data, writing research memos, observing interviews, and participating in project team meetings.

Required qualifications:
• Interest in writing instruction in STEM settings
• Available during both spring (minimum of 8 hours per week) and summer 2023 (minimum 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks)

Preferred qualifications:
• Coursework related to writing and communication in STEM
• Prior qualitative research experience, particularly with transcription

Compensation: $13/hour

To apply, please send a 2-4 sentence statement of why you are interested and a current resume to Dr. Julie Zilles (jzilles@illinois.edu). Please include ‘WAES undergrad application’ in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on January 30.

undergraduate research ambassadors

Seeking Applicants for the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.As an undergraduate research ambassador, you will: Represent and promote OUR’s mission to current and prospective undergraduate researchers at on-campus recruiting & outreach events, classroom presentations, and other informational events.Lead or assist in workshops on undergraduate research, and participate as a panelist to share your personal experience in undergraduate research.Support OUR’s social media campaigns.Mentor, support, and guide undergraduate students at various stages of their research journey.Assist in the organization and logistics of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 27, 2023).Have access to professional development opportunities, such as trainings in peer mentoring, communication, public speaking, event planning, outreach, and program development.The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.To learn more about the program, including its eligibility requirements and application process, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply 
KEVIN T. EARLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN:

Submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are being accepted now. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023. For more information, see the flyer below:

ilc imprint i-program

The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting our Imprint i-Program on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment. The program is open for all students. Registration is open now and will close on February 13thA link to register can be found here.

confidential advisors at the WRC!

Confidential Advisors at BNAACC, La Casa and WRC

The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) is the designated confidential campus resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). That means when we talk with students, staff, and faculty who have experienced harm, we make sure you get what you need and on your terms! There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you – or someone looking to support you – with support and advocacy services. We also have two Confidential Advisors embedded at BNAACC and La Casa two days/week.

Embedded Advocate Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 4pm @ BNAACC
Wednesday 1pm – 5pm and Thursday 10am – 4pm @ La Casa

Advising available by appointment | Monday – Friday @ the WRCHours may vary. Walk-in appointments offered as available. Learn more about Advocacy & Support Services, here

CORNELL PRE-LAW PROGRAM

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris, a three-week academic program in international and comparative law. Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school. Attend an info session on Thursday, Feb 16, 4:00pm CST (Info Session Zoom Link)

COLLEGE MAGAZINE WRITER OPPORTUNITY

Are you ready to gain real-world experience and advance your writing? College Magazine‘s professional writing program is a 4-month commitment that includes a 7-week intensive training where you’ll uncover your voice, interview dream sources and write meaningful articles that readers love. Writers who succeed in the first 4 months often continue into our editorial internship program. Working closely with our editors, writers receive one-on-one feedback. Writers also learn social media, WordPress HTML, and the SEO knowledge necessary for the real world of magazine journalism.

The writer position is 10 hours a week on a flexible schedule. It’s a volunteer, intensive and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Vox, NBC, USA Today, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House and more. We welcome applicants from all majors and all colleges. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is recommended.

To Apply: Please send your resume and writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com

Subject: College Magazine Writer Application

Deadline: January 31, 2023 by 6 p.m. ET

UAFS APPLAUSE-NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY JOURNAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is February 14, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

COLLISION CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the Udall Scholarship. Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors in any field of study who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. There are also special awards also for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need for these interests to be related to the environment). Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is January 30, 2023 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY TO 2023 NYU CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER INTENSIVES:

New York University’s College of Arts and Science invites visiting undergraduate students to participate in their short-term summer programs. The month-long creative writing retreats in Florence and Paris may be of particular interest to students. The Writers in Florence and Writers in Paris programs are only offered during the summer, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in their host city through both reading and writing assignments. Participants focus on one of three genres—poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. 2023 faculty will include Catherine Barnett, Raven Leilani, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Ken Chen, Mark Bibbins, and Matthew Rohrer, among many other acclaimed writers. All coursework receives a NYU transcript, transferable to other institutions. 

Applications will open December 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. For more information, contact cas.summerabroad@nyu.edu

APPLY FOR CLA’S CAROLL MILLS YOUNG STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).

Weekly Round-Up

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Welcome back! We hope the semester has started well. Here are a few important reminders:

If you are expecting to graduate at the end of this semester, remember to add yourself to the degree list. You can do this online in Self Service, and must do so no later than January 30.

Students on academic probation should plan to check in with an advisor by January 27. We would also like to see students who are new to the major or who haven’t checked in for a while before that date.  Now is the time to review your spring schedule, talk about your overall plans, and get help locating any resources you might need. As always, see our advising website for contact information and instructions for scheduling appointments. We do NOT schedule via email.

January 30 is the last day to ADD a full semester course.

February 1 is the deadline for applications to the Secondary Education minor. This is the application period for students in their sophomore year (at least) who expect to graduate in May 2025. The application portal is here; scroll down toward the bottom of the page to find the advisor verification form you must complete (and have us sign off on) before February 1 (please give us a few days at least to process those).

HPRC is now LAS Career Services!
 Find peer mentoring at the Lisnek LAS Hub
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, First Floor of Lincoln Hall, Behind the marble staircase
Peer mentors help LAS students access opportunities to gain hands-on experience. Drop-in for a casual conversation about exploring student organizations, undergraduate research, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, internships, and more. Learn how to access resources and apply to opportunities. 

Our old friends at the Humanities Professional Resource Center (now LAS Career Services) are still in Greg Hall 105 and available to meet with students to talk about professional development opportunities, career planning, and general life stuff of the “what am I doing here?” variety. See their website for contact info and event announcements.
gilman scholarships

Are you interested in studying abroad, and searching for funding? The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical language study) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive! To get you started, we are offering two days of informational events about the Gilman Scholarship. 

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session
When: Thursday, February 2, 2023 03:30 – 4:30 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

ONLINE Gilman Scholarship Information Session
When: Friday, February 3, 2023 9:00 – 10:00 AM Central Time
     Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-uqqj0iH9O8wDFZe-YcHpOQbRWqDyMr 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop
When: February 3, 2023 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time 
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

undergraduate research position

The Writing Across Engineering and Science (WAES) research group is looking for an undergraduate research assistant (https://publish.illinois.edu/waes/). We support engineering and science faculty and graduate students as they learn, incorporate, and adapt practices from writing studies research in ways that enrich both their technical learning objectives and their students’ communication skills. We also research the effectiveness of this support.

We are looking for reliable, curious students interested in learning about writing in STEM settings and qualitative research, particularly interview methods. Students of any major related to science, engineering, writing, or communication are encouraged to apply to join our interdisciplinary team. Initial responsibilities will include activities such as transcribing and analyzing interview data, writing research memos, observing interviews, and participating in project team meetings.

Required qualifications:
• Interest in writing instruction in STEM settings
• Available during both spring (minimum of 8 hours per week) and summer 2023 (minimum 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks)

Preferred qualifications:
• Coursework related to writing and communication in STEM
• Prior qualitative research experience, particularly with transcription

Compensation: $13/hour

To apply, please send a 2-4 sentence statement of why you are interested and a current resume to Dr. Julie Zilles (jzilles@illinois.edu). Please include ‘WAES undergrad application’ in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on January 30.

Geraldine Heng Lecture
illinois history & lincoln collections student positions

The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC), a unit of the Special Collections Division in the Main Library, has several open positions for undergraduates this spring. Read on for more details!

We are seeking an undergraduate assistant for a collection barcoding project for spring 2023. In this second phase of the project, we are focusing on our print collections (books and periodicals). The Collection Management Student Assistant will work with Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) unit staff to identify and assess physical and descriptive conditions of print materials according to standard practices. This includes verifying barcodes, call numbers, assessing the size of the item, and identifying potential preservation needs. Work will also include moving materials to different locations within our stacks based on item size and other factors and basic remediation of common preservation problems.

Required:
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively with sustained attention to detail
● Keen eye for proper alphabetical and numerical order within call numbers (Dewey
Decimal system)
● Strong organizational and analytical skills
● Ability to assess and communicate problems or abnormalities clearly
● Sensitivity to and awareness of handling concerns for rare and fragile materials

Preferred:
• Interest in history
• Work or volunteer experience in a library or related environment
• Strong communication skills
• Experience or interest in archives and special collections libraries
• Experience with data collection using a spreadsheet, database, or other formats

If interested, please submit an application and upload your resume at the following link:
https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/122609506

Please email Krista Gray, Archives Program Officer, at graykr@illinois.edu if you have any
questions. Application review will begin after 1pm on January 26th.

undergraduate research ambassadors

Seeking Applicants for the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.As an undergraduate research ambassador, you will: Represent and promote OUR’s mission to current and prospective undergraduate researchers at on-campus recruiting & outreach events, classroom presentations, and other informational events.Lead or assist in workshops on undergraduate research, and participate as a panelist to share your personal experience in undergraduate research.Support OUR’s social media campaigns.Mentor, support, and guide undergraduate students at various stages of their research journey.Assist in the organization and logistics of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 27, 2023).Have access to professional development opportunities, such as trainings in peer mentoring, communication, public speaking, event planning, outreach, and program development.The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.To learn more about the program, including its eligibility requirements and application process, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply 
art @ the Y presents:

Down, Down Into Infinity He Goes
Will Arnold: Risograph, Zines, and “Cheap” Art

Will Arnold is an artist and staff member at the School of Art & Design. He is the co-founder of Work Press & Publication, a small, independent press that specializes in short run Risograph-printed books, zines, and prints. Will is also a part of the organizing teams for the Champaign-Urbana Small Press Fest and the St. Louis Independent Comics Expo (SLICE).

Will’s artistic practice is primarily centered around zines, comics, and artist books. Through collage and delving into and remixing historical comics, he explores themes such as landscape, perception, memory, and gender norms. He is also focused on making art objects accessible and available to art collectors and appreciators of all levels.

His work can be found online at www.twarnold.com and on Instagram at @t.will.arnold and @workpress.

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, January 26 | 5-7PM
Remarks at 5:30PM

On view Jan. 26 – Mar. 10, 2023

KEVIN T. EARLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN:

Submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are being accepted now. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023. For more information, see the flyer below:

ilc imprint i-program

The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting our Imprint i-Program on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment. The program is open for all students. Registration is open now and will close on February 13thA link to register can be found here.

confidential advisors at the WRC!

Confidential Advisors at BNAACC, La Casa and WRC

The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) is the designated confidential campus resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). That means when we talk with students, staff, and faculty who have experienced harm, we make sure you get what you need and on your terms! There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you – or someone looking to support you – with support and advocacy services. We also have two Confidential Advisors embedded at BNAACC and La Casa two days/week.

Embedded Advocate Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 4pm @ BNAACC
Wednesday 1pm – 5pm and Thursday 10am – 4pm @ La Casa

Advising available by appointment | Monday – Friday @ the WRCHours may vary. Walk-in appointments offered as available. Learn more about Advocacy & Support Services, here

Don’t Forget These!

CORNELL PRE-LAW PROGRAM

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris, a three-week academic program in international and comparative law. Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school. Attend an info session on Thursday, Feb 16, 4:00pm CST (Info Session Zoom Link)

COLLEGE MAGAZINE WRITER OPPORTUNITY

Are you ready to gain real-world experience and advance your writing? College Magazine‘s professional writing program is a 4-month commitment that includes a 7-week intensive training where you’ll uncover your voice, interview dream sources and write meaningful articles that readers love. Writers who succeed in the first 4 months often continue into our editorial internship program. Working closely with our editors, writers receive one-on-one feedback. Writers also learn social media, WordPress HTML, and the SEO knowledge necessary for the real world of magazine journalism.

The writer position is 10 hours a week on a flexible schedule. It’s a volunteer, intensive and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Vox, NBC, USA Today, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House and more. We welcome applicants from all majors and all colleges. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is recommended.

To Apply: Please send your resume and writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com

Subject: College Magazine Writer Application

Deadline: January 31, 2023 by 6 p.m. ET

UAFS APPLAUSE-NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY JOURNAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is February 14, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

COLLISION CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the Udall Scholarship. Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors in any field of study who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. There are also special awards also for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need for these interests to be related to the environment). Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is January 30, 2023 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY TO 2023 NYU CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER INTENSIVES:

New York University’s College of Arts and Science invites visiting undergraduate students to participate in their short-term summer programs. The month-long creative writing retreats in Florence and Paris may be of particular interest to students. The Writers in Florence and Writers in Paris programs are only offered during the summer, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in their host city through both reading and writing assignments. Participants focus on one of three genres—poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. 2023 faculty will include Catherine Barnett, Raven Leilani, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Ken Chen, Mark Bibbins, and Matthew Rohrer, among many other acclaimed writers. All coursework receives a NYU transcript, transferable to other institutions. 

Applications will open December 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. For more information, contact cas.summerabroad@nyu.edu

APPLY FOR CLA’S CAROLL MILLS YOUNG STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).

Back-to-School Round-Up

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We’re looking forward to seeing you all this spring, whether virtually or in person! Here are some important reminders about beginning-of-semester dates, deadlines, and procedures, some courses to be aware of, and assorted announcements of scholarships, prizes, and opportunities for submission of your creative work. Read on!

First, if you are expecting to graduate at the end of this semester, remember to add yourself to the degree list. You can do this online in Self Service, and must do so no later than January 30 (but preferably before then, to give the records office time to do an official degree audit and let you know if you’re missing anything in your spring schedule).

Students on academic probation should plan to check in with an advisor before the 10th day of classes (January 30), as should first years and new transfers who did not check in last fall and any students who are new to the department. Now is the time to review your spring schedule, talk about your overall plans, and get help locating any resources you might need. As always, see our advising website for contact information and instructions for scheduling appointments.

KEVIN T. EARLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN:

Submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are being accepted now. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023. For more information, see the flyer below:

courses of interest

Keep the following courses in mind as you tinker with your spring schedule:

ENGL 475: Lit & Other Disciplines–Building a (Better) Book
What is a book, and what might it become? This studio-based course will be a historical, imaginative, and experiential introduction to one of the most enduring and influential human technologies, the book. Students will investigate intersections among media, literature, and computation in order to understand the history of the book and imagine its future. Students will learn about the technical skills that helped produce books historically, such as letterpress printing and binding, while cultivating new technical skills that will enable them to effectively use contemporary technologies such as 3D printing and interactive digital storytelling. The course will be housed in the CU Community FabLab’s new Skeuomorph Press and BookLab. Students will use the skills they develop over the course of the semester to develop multimodal creative or research projects, building their own print-digital books. As a studio course, “Building a (Better) Book” centers around students’ conceiving, developing, and workshopping these independent projects.

ENGL 261: Topics in Lit & Culture–Race and Visual Culture
How do we visualize race in American culture? Why is race so strongly associated with the visual? How is race produced, explored, and circulated through the visual? This course will study how race is “seen” in American literature and culture from 1980 to the present day. We will consider concepts such as racial classification, stereotype, representation, fetish, abstraction, and social and political transformation. You will learn how to read literature, visual art, and films using both critical race and ethnic studies and visual culture studies frameworks. Expect to study texts by authors, artists, and filmmakers such as Toni Morrison, Adrian Tomine, Lara Mimosa Montez, Jeffrey Gibson, and Jordan Peele, among others.

CW 463: Advanced Topics in Creative Writing
We have two new sections of CW 463 available this spring.  These courses meet with GSD (Game Studies and Design) and WILL count in the CW major.  Section AL (Interactive Fiction with Twine) is a workshop course, while Section WGP (Literature Lab: Books as Games) is a non-workshop course.  Either one will count as a department elective in the ENGL major.  

JS 495: Local Histories in Central Illinois
What is Oral History? What are Ego-documents? What kind of History can we glean from daily lives and life stories? Want to go looking in your grandparents’ old drawers, or the boxes up in the attic? Engage with some of the newest methodologies in the humanities, and choose a project based on your own interests exploring life in central Illinois microhistory as a method and a point of view, challenge our understanding of what history is and how it can be expanded, and get a glimpse into Jewish lives in decades and centuries past. This is a small workshop-style class that will provide students with the opportunity to propose and work on their own project.   

Law 199: Tolerance Means Dialogues Internship
(1 Credit Hour Course, 3-5 hours a week)
The question that is explored in LAW 199 is whether civil rights movements can learn from each other, and how we can become more tolerant of differences. We too often find tolerance in short supply at the intersection of faith and other important societal values, like non-discrimination and child welfare. For example, some people reflexively believe that any response to LGBT discrimination is a losing proposition for people of faith. In this winner-takes-all mentality, the rights of some are pitted against the rights of others. What gets lost: mutual respect, justice, and how all people need to be able to live with dignity.

The Law and Dialogue Ambassadors’ job is to be catalytic, supporting the work of the Dialogues. You will help bring together students and thought leaders to find more constructive approaches to living together in a pluralistic society.

Students will work with a team of students and Professor Wilson, to elevate the voices of Generation Z and Millennials—tomorrow’s leaders—who have come of age in an era of increasing diversity and a spirit of openness and inclusivity. 

Specifically, they will learn how to develop strategies for recruitment and networking, for working with the media, and for building programs. The students will also build communication skills by coordinating with others, and learning how to create compelling blog posts, social media, and other electronic content. Law and Dialogue Ambassadors will work three to five hours each week on the project and earn one academic credit for completing the internship course. 

Please contact the instructor of the course, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson at wils@illinois.edu for further questions Please cc Roxana Madani (rmadan3@illinois.edu) in any emails sent to Professor Wilson regarding TMD.

Students can read about award winning program here: www.tolerancemeans.com

HDFS 199: Academic Strategies for Neurodivergent Students
If you are struggling with study habits and academic responsibilities due to autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, dyslexia or other neurodiverse conditions, you might find Academic Strategies (HDFS 199) helpful. For more information, email Dr. Kramer at jjkramer@illinois.edu.

EPOL 473: Facilitation Skills
This course is designed to teach students how to effectively facilitate group discussions and decision-making processes. This covers a range of topics, including the nature of groups, individual dynamics within groups, and how to use various tools and techniques to guide group discussions. The theoretical foundations for the course are based on theories of human values, group dynamics, decision-making, communication, conflict management, and effective group intervention. The course emphasizes experiential learning, with students practicing self-reflection and facilitating group discussions on their own. The skills and knowledge gained in this course are valuable for professionals in various organizations, and increasingly expected of human resource development (HRD) professionals. The ultimate goal of Facilitation Skills is to prepare students to effectively facilitate others in making group-oriented determinations within diverse settings and organizational environments. 

cornell pre-law program

Have you considered summer study abroad and are interested in studying law?  Join Cornell Law School faculty and the Office of Global Learning to learn more about the Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris, a three-week academic program in international and comparative law. Study law in a uniquely international and culturally rich environment, combining the excellence of Cornell Law School faculty and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prepare for the law school admissions process and acquire the study skills for success in law school.

college magazine writer opportunity

Are you ready to gain real-world experience and advance your writing? College Magazine‘s professional writing program is a 4-month commitment that includes a 7-week intensive training where you’ll uncover your voice, interview dream sources and write meaningful articles that readers love. Writers who succeed in the first 4 months often continue into our editorial internship program. Working closely with our editors, writers receive one-on-one feedback. Writers also learn social media, WordPress HTML, and the SEO knowledge necessary for the real world of magazine journalism.

The writer position is 10 hours a week on a flexible schedule. It’s a volunteer, intensive and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Vox, NBC, USA Today, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House and more. We welcome applicants from all majors and all colleges. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is recommended.

To Apply: Please send your resume and writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com

Subject: College Magazine Writer Application

Deadline: January 31, 2023 by 6 p.m. ET

UAFS APPLAUSE-NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY JOURNAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is 2/14/2023, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

COLLISION CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the Udall Scholarship. Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors in any field of study who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. There are also special awards also for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need for these interests to be related to the environment). Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is January 30, 2023 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY TO 2023 NYU CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER INTENSIVES:

New York University’s College of Arts and Science invites visiting undergraduate students to participate in their short-term summer programs. The month-long creative writing retreats in Florence and Paris may be of particular interest to students. The Writers in Florence and Writers in Paris programs are only offered during the summer, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in their host city through both reading and writing assignments. Participants focus on one of three genres—poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. 2023 faculty will include Catherine Barnett, Raven Leilani, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Ken Chen, Mark Bibbins, and Matthew Rohrer, among many other acclaimed writers. All coursework receives a NYU transcript, transferable to other institutions. 

Applications will open December 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. For more information, contact cas.summerabroad@nyu.edu

APPLY FOR CLA’S CAROLL MILLS YOUNG STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).

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Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship for Freshmen:

Submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are being accepted now. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023. For more information, see the flyer below:

Ekphrastic challenge deadline approaching!
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submit to montagE–deadline approaching

Montage Arts Journal, the undergraduate literary magazine of UIUC, still accepting submissions. All publishable forms of art—photography, paintings, sketches, digital art, collages, sculptures, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, drama, and more—are welcome. This semester’s reading period closes December 15th, but submissions can be emailed to montagejournal@gmail.com any time before then. Please see https://montagejournal.wordpress.com for more information. 

Education Advancement Office intern posting – Spring 2023:

The Office of Advancement is looking for an undergraduate student who can help the office with advancement initiatives for next spring. If it works well, the student can continue as long as they are a student at Illinois. For more info, see the flyer below:

Georgetown University English M.A. Program Info Session & Application Deadline:

The Department of English at Georgetown University is currently accepting applications for their free-standing Master of Arts in English program. The program is an academically rigorous two-year Master’s program and admits students in either the fall or spring semester. The priority application deadline for Fall 2023 is coming up on January 15, 2023. As of Fall 2021, GRE test scores are NOT REQUIRED for admission. See the flyer below:

Networking Opportunity for Current Undergraduates with Illinois Alumni:

The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting its annual Imprint I-Program on February 25th, 2023 from 10am to 4pm in the Illini Union ABC Rooms. During this program, it will be inviting back Illinois Alumni spanning several decades as well as many professional fields. 

Historically it has invited professionals from fields including but not limited to Accounting, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Finance, Law, and Public Health. During this I-Program students will be able to connect with these Alumni, serving as an opportunity to establish and practice maintaining networking opportunities for their future careers.

Registration for the program is currently open and can be found on the Illinois Leadership Center’s website.

Dates and Deadlines:

Final Exams: Friday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 16
Last day to add a winter class: Sunday, Dec. 18
First day of winter instruction: Monday, Dec. 19

Don’t Forget These!

Apply to be an LAS intern

Interested in combining your education with work experience helping to support and mentor Illinois students? Apply to one of many available LAS student internships! For more information, visit https://las.illinois.edu/resources/internships.

Become a 2023 Orientation Leader

If you have a desire to welcome and help new Illinois students have a successful transition, apply to become an Orientation Leader to design and lead New Student Program events such as International Student Orientation, Fall Welcome Days, and possible summer opportunities. More information can be found here: https://newstudent.illinois.edu/about/opportunities/OL/

Writers Workshop End-of-Semester Events

As we near the end of the semester, the Writers Workshop will offer a range of activities to support students’ writing. More information is available at our calendar.  Writers Workshop is available to provide feedback on writing, whether students are working on course papers, presentations, job application materials, or personal statements. It has appointments and drop-in hours, and it is available online and in-person at the Main Library, Grainger Library, and MCB Learning Center.

Academic strategies for neurodivergent students

If you are struggling with study habits and academic responsibilities due to autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, dyslexia or other neurodiverse conditions, you might find Academic Strategies (HDFS 199) helpful. For more information, see the flyer below:

UAFS Applause-National Undergraduate Literary Journal Open For Submission

Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for its 33rd issue. The deadline for submissions is 2/14/2023, but the earlier the better for submissions. 

 Applause is an annual, full-online journal with a strong web. Each contributor is paid $25 for their published work. Work selected for publication will receive both publication and national exposure through its social media support systems. The response time is approximately one to three months. 

Each annual issue is a (loosely) themed issue. The current call for submissions is as follows: 

The (In)Evitable Ending 

 Evitable; adj. That admits of being avoided; avoidable  

Every poem, story, and essay begins with knowing there’s an end, but the ending doesn’t have to be inevitable to satisfy the reader. The narrative’s end isn’t always the best ending to choose. Sometimes the end of “what actually happened” is really the poem, story, or essay’s beginning. We’re looking for original poems, stories, essays, and artwork that showcases what happens when we avoid the avoidable. 

Imagine the ending. Avoid it. Then send it to us.  

Please contact Dr. Christian Anton Gerard at Christian.Gerard@uafs.edu if you have any questions about the magazine. This Submittable link will take students to Applause’s guidelines and submissions page where students can submit their work for consideration: https://applause.submittable.com/submit   Here’s a link to the website and latest issue: https://applausejournal.com

Social Impact through Motion and Media Course

If you are looking for a cross-disciplinary course that has a social impact component, you might be interested in “Social Impact through Motion/Media Arts + Technology” (DANC 405). See the flyer below:

Interactive Narrative at UIUC

English / Creative Writing-focused courses offered through Game Studies and Design coming in Spring 2023: 

  • GSD 411 (CRN 74830) – Interactive Fiction with Twine (Spring Full Term, Online), which teaches students the most prominent Interactive Fiction and narrative prototyping tool in the game industry – taught by Chris Klimas himself! (the creator of Twine)
  • GSD 390, Section WGA (CRN 74996) –  Literary Hypertext 1: History (Spring part A), which explores the history of interactive narrative in its various forms, starting with paper
  • GSD 390, Section WGB (CRN 74997) – Literary Hypertext 2: Practice (Spring part B), which allows students to explore modern interactive fiction, and create their own
Undergraduate Research Week and Symposium (URS):

Scheduled for Thursday April 27, 2023, the URS is a daylong event organized and hosted by OUR where students can present poster, oral, and creative presentations. The URS will be held in the Illini Union.

The application portal for students to apply is now live; the deadline for students to apply to present at the 2023 URS is March 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

Quick Links!

The Spring 2023 Cheat Sheet tells you which courses count in which categories in the English major requirements–updated 11/11 to correct a mistake in the assignment of ENGL 261!

Speaking of which, check out the description for this great course, on offer for the first time and slightly hidden under “Topics in Lit & Culture”: Race and Visual Culture.

If you are having trouble registering, check out the step-by-step instructions available on this site.

Upcoming Library Workshops:

As finals approach, the Library is hosting some helpful workshops. The calendar of all upcoming events can be found on this page.

Call for Submissions – Penn Undergraduate Law Journal:

The Penn Undergraduate Law Journal (PULJ) is soliciting submissions for its twentieth issue. Please see below for details:

Qualifications For Submission:

Submission Deadline: January 8th, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST 

PULJ is seeking articles ranging from 20 to 100+ double-spaced pages in length. The journal is especially receptive to research articles, senior theses, independent studies, and final essays written for courses. Articles need not be written on United States law—they can be written on the laws or legal system of any nation. The journal considers submissions on a rolling basis, so if your piece is not finished by the noted deadline, please still submit it for consideration in the subsequent issue.

Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their pieces relate to law or legal systems. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to, history, criminology, economics, sociology, anthropology, English, biology, neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and political science.

Submit your work here: https://www.pulj.org/submissions.html Selected pieces will be published in our twentieth issue of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to notify us of them through the contact page of our website, which can be accessed here: http://www.pulj.org/contact.html

Earn an MA or PhD in African Cultural Studies:

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is offering MA and PhD degrees in African Cultural Studies.  It offers highly competitive financial support, especially to academically distinguished applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. Interested students must apply by December 15, 2022. You can find more information about the program and its faculty in the following links:

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Collision Call for Submission:

Collision, an annual undergraduate publication at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the magazine, you will be considered for its writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but submissions are read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

NSP is hiring Orientation Leaders!

New Student Programs is looking for undergraduate students to serve as Orientation Leaders to help them welcome Fall 2023 new students!  The position description and link to apply can be found here.

udall scholarship:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the Udall Scholarship. Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors in any field of study who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment. There are also special awards also for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need for these interests to be related to the environment). Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is January 30, 2023 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

CHLH + Peer Educator Positions:

Want to create positive change on campus? Interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to prevent sexual violence in our community? Looking for a paid job?

Consider enrolling in CHLH 126: CARE next semester to become a paid peer educator in the Fall! All students are invited and encouraged to enroll. 

TR 3:30 – 4:50 PM | 3 credit hours | CRN 71651  Contact Associate Director Prevention, Nora Peterson (nepeters@illinois.edu) with any questions.

All Undergraduate Students Welcome to Apply to 2023 NYU Creative Writing Summer Intensives:

New York University’s College of Arts and Science invites visiting undergraduate students to participate in their short-term summer programs. The month-long creative writing retreats in Florence and Paris may be of particular interest to students. The Writers in Florence and Writers in Paris programs are only offered during the summer, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in their host city through both reading and writing assignments. Participants focus on one of three genres—poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. 2023 faculty will include Catherine Barnett, Raven Leilani, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Ken Chen, Mark Bibbins, and Matthew Rohrer, among many other acclaimed writers. All coursework receives a NYU transcript, transferable to other institutions. 

Applications will open December 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. For more information, contact cas.summerabroad@nyu.edu

Apply for CLA’s Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship:

The CLA Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university.  A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Each application must be verified and signed by a faculty sponsor who is a current financial member of the College Language Association.  Complete applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023 for study abroad in summer or fall 2023.

For more information contact the English advising office and we will supply the full document (it’s not available online and it’s too long to reproduce here).

Embedded Confidential Advisors

The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) is the designated confidential campus resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you – or someone looking to support you – with support and advocacy services.

Embedded Advocate Hours: 
TU/WED: 10 am – 5 pm @ BNAACC
M/TH: 11 am – 5 pm @ La Casa

Advising available by appointment | Monday – Friday @ the WRC
Hours may vary. Walk-in appointments offered as available.
Learn more about Advocacy & Support Services, here

FLAS Fellowships for English Majors:

Do you study a less commonly taught language (any language except French, German, and Spanish)? Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? If so, consider applying for a Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for summer 2023 or academic year 2023-24. FLAS fellowships support both undergraduate and graduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with global or area studies. The purpose of the FLAS program is to train students to integrate global knowledge into a future career in areas of national need like cyber security and business, where knowledge of additional languages is crucial. Learn more about FLAS fellowship opportunities through the European Union Center here, and learn more about FLAS opportunities across campus here. Please look out for the FLAS information session in November. Applications will be due in late January.