Weekly Round-up

Information Session for UK and Ireland Scholarship:

If you are interested in pursuing graduate study in the United Kingdom or Ireland, consider applying for a Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell or Gates scholarship!  NIS will be hosting an information session on May 7th from 2-3 pm that will provide insight about these opportunities from current recipients.

Online webinar link to join the session: https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/80712172e2814d8f80ae03df4d322664

For more information visit: https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33337451

Scheduling a Consultation:

Students can schedule a phone consultation with a counselor by calling at 217-333-3704. The Counseling Center will soon be offering telehealth online counseling and will communicate about that on their website once it is available.

It is also offering brief online mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, and other common mental health concerns.

For after-hours emergencies, students who remain in the Champaign-Urbana area can reach out the Champaign County Crisis Line staffed by Rosecrance at 217-359-4141. The Counseling Center also has an extensive list of resources available on its website, including a listing of crisis lines throughout the United States.

RIO Online:

RIO, which is led by Counseling Center clinicians, provides an interactive experience that helps you:

  • Learn mindfulness skills to identify why you’re feeling the emotions you are and accept them.
  • Manage stress, anxiety, and other emotions productively.
  • Identify what’s most important to you and prioritize accordingly.

This series is open to all Illinois students—you do not need to be a current client of the Counseling Center. It strongly encourages you to be available to attend both online sessions. RIO is not considered counseling and is not confidential. The last session for spring semester starts April 28. You can register here.

Drop-in Mindfulness Workshops:

Psychological Services Center is now offering daily mindfulness drop-in workshops on Zoom. The 30-minute workshops are held at each weekday at 4:15 p.m., and each day has a theme.

  • Mindfulness Mondays
  • Intuitive Eating Tuesdays
  • Body Awareness Wednesdays
  • Thoughtful Thursdays
  • Forget-it Fridays

These workshops are not therapy. They are available to any student and are not confidential. To join, use Zoom Meeting ID: 921 6273 4821.

Expressive Arts Drop-in Workshop:

On Monday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Counseling Center offers an Expressive Arts Drop-In Workshop via Zoom. The workshop is open to all students. It is not counseling and participants will not be asked to share their reflections.

Zoom Meeting ID: 695 561 840   Password: CreateArt

Time Management Workshop:

Along with staff, a few of Counseling Center’s  Paraprofessionals have created a brief, online tutorial with practical tips for time management in these difficult times. The tutorial can be accessed any time on this website.

Storytelling Live with Kim Sheahan:

Kim Sheahan, Spurlock Museum’s resident storyteller, will be offering 30-minute live storytelling sessions on Spurlock’s Facebook page (external link). The event will be held on May 1, 2020 at 11:15 am. For more information, contact Beth Watkins (ewatkins@illinois.edu)

Yoga at KAM: Virtual Edition:

Krannert Art Museum will publish a hatha yoga video to its Facebook event each week at our regular yoga time. You can follow along from wherever you are.

Study Abroad Information Session:

LAS International Programs will host a virtual information session on study abroad this Friday (May 1st from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm). During this session, a panel of student returnees will share their experience in applying for scholarships, budgeting, and working abroad. The link is here Funding your Study Abroad .

LAS Scholarship Application:

All full-time LAS students are encouraged to apply for LAS specific scholarships using this one application. For more information click here .

LAS Student Academic Affairs Office Virtual Advising:

Academic advisors are ready to meet with you. From 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, add your name to the LAS Virtual Advising Queue and speak with someone in just a few minutes via Zoom or phone. If you would like to speak with a specific college-level advisor, please make an appointment here and select LAS Student Academic Affairs Advising, LAS AAP Advising, LAS Career Development, LAS International Programs, or LAS Honors. You can also email las-studentoffice@illinois.edu

Cancellation of study abroad programs:
The university has made the decision to extend the suspension of all study abroad programs through Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. This impacts students who were committed to participating on a study abroad program for the Fall 2020 semester and academic year 2020-2021. Impacted students are able to defer their spot in the program to a future semester. All students are encouraged to discuss this change with their academic advisor and fill out the Deferral or Withdraw Request Form by Friday, May 15, if possible. Students with questions or concerns are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an advisor in LAS International Programs.

Illinois Cares: COVID-19 Program:

You can submit a request for a grant that does not need to be repaid of up to $1,000 to help with financial challenges associated with COVID-19. If you lost your off-campus job, have additional medical expenses, or have technology needs associated with the pandemic, Emergency Dean Fund can help you.

Out for Undergrad information sessions:
Out for Undergrad is dedicated to helping LGBTQ undergraduates reach their full career potential. O4U hosts four conferences annually to help educate students and connect them to professional opportunities. Click here for information about the application process and upcoming sessions hosted by Illinois O4U ambassadors.

Dates and Deadlines:

Last day to drop or C/NC full semester or second eight-week course
Thursday, April 30

Last day of class
Wednesday, May 6

Reading Day (no classes, no final exams)
Thursday, May 7

Final exams
Friday, May 8 to Friday, May 15

Open enrollment begins for eligible students
Monday, May 11

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