Weekly Round-Up

take care of yourself and others

Welcome back!  For those of you who are on campus, please be sure to follow all the safety guidelines to protect yourself and those around you.  Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and avoid large gatherings.  Stay home if you feel sick, and get tested regularly as mandated.  We know how difficult this is, but we really want you all to stay well and to do your part to keep the community safe.  Thanks!

For more information, see https://covid19.illinois.edu/guides/students/


Join us in congratulating Kirstin Wilcox, Director of the Humanities Professional Resource Center, who recently won an IlliAAC Outstanding Student Services Professional Award.  IlliAAC is a campus organization of advisors and student services professionals and this award is a meaningful and well-deserved acknowledgement of Kirstin’s dedication to students working in humanities fields (i.e. all of you)!

Study Spaces for Students

Looking for a quiet place to study on campus?  This link will take you to a list of available spaces, plus information about the guidelines that will keep you and the other people who are using them safe.


secondary education minor application closes august 31

This is a reminder that if you will be a Junior this year (or if you will be a Senior planning for a 5th year) and you are NOT ALREADY in the minor, you MUST apply this August to begin the secondary education sequence this coming Spring.  Assuming you are accepted into the minor, you would student teach and graduate in Spring of 2022.  Questions?  Contact Amanda Heinsman at heinsman@illinois.edu. Details and a link to the application can be found here.

SourceLab Information session

SourceLab is a student-led digital humanities research collective that publishes digital documentary editions of historical sources for public use. In addition, we host open events throughout the semester on the relationship between Digital Humanities, classroom education, and the future of the historical record.  SourceLab draws on graduate and undergraduate students from across campus, and our graduates have gone on to careers in teaching, digital publishing, and archival work, as well as graduate school in a range of disciplines.

There is an information session coming up on Wednesday, August 26th at 4:30pm over Zoom. At that meeting you will meet some of the members of SourceLab and learn more about what we do, the events coming up, and how to get involved. There will be time for questions at the end.


Meeting ID: 979 3695 7492  I  Password: 827624


Join the WRC for the first Dish It Up of the semester, which will feature part one of a panel entitled “The State of Womxn.” Our panelists will discuss what they think are the most pressing issues facing womxn today and how we can stand in solidarity together. You don’t want to miss it!

Moderator: Dr. Flavia Andrade, acting Director of Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Panelists: Leslie Morrow (Director of the LGBT Resource Center), Taylor Mazique, Sarah Locke.

Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96269686897?pwd=a0ora1g5akV1MHJKQmwzYjVOOUVYQT09
Zoom Meeting ID: 962 6968 6897 | Password: 123295

Campus Rec Food Assistance Program

The ARC Student Food Pantry is a shopping style pantry. Food is set up on shelves by food groups. Shoppers walk through the space and take food off shelves according to pantry guidelines. This model allows shoppers to handle food, choose items that they will eat and enjoy, and look at the labels just as if they were shopping in a store. Food Science and Human Nutrition Students will be available to answer shopper questions and to provide resources to prepare the food. The ARC Food Pantry is located in the rear of the ARC Instructional Kitchen (beside the indoor climbing wall).

Pantry hours: 
Tuesday, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

More info herehttps://campusrec.illinois.edu/food-assistance-and-well-being-program/

SKY Happiness Retreat

SKY Happiness Retreat is a powerful weekend retreat filled with evidence-based meditation and breath-work practices, social connectionself-development and stress-management skills which bring calm, clarity and happiness.

Some Benefits

✔️ Learn powerful evidence-based meditation that brings clarity and calm
✔️ Understand sources of stress and the power of breath-work
✔️ Gain the ability to effectively manage stress, energy and negative emotions
✔️ Experience tools to increase personal happiness!
✔️ Increase social connection, enthusiasm, and inspiration
✔️ Learn to deal with criticism and mistakes
✔️ Increase capacity and self-confidence
✔️ Develop greater equanimity
Join this special experience in the comfort of your own home/dorm!

August 28-30 (Fri-Sun)
Friday: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm CST
Sat & Sun: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm CST
Cost: Fully funded for UIUC students, staff, and faculty

Apply here ––  tiny.cc/SKYhappiness

If you have any questions please reach out to gerelbt2@illinois.edu

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