Weekly Round-Up

Udall Scholarship Informational Events 11/5 & 11/6:

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the prestigious Udall Scholarship. The Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment.

There are special awards also for Native American students interested in tribal policy or health care (no need 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 February 4, 2021 to be considered.

If you are interested in applying, plan to attend the Udall informational events:

  1. Udall Scholarship Information Session

Nov 5, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  1. Udall Scholarship Writing Workshop

Nov 6, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

HISTORY panel: legacies of WWII, 75 Years after

The Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta are hosting a special panel commemorating 75 years since the end of the Second World War on Thursday, November 5 from 7:00-8:15 PM (CDT).

This much anticipated event features Professors Eugene Avrutin, Peter Fritzsche, John Lynn, and Roderick Wilson of the History Department. They will each speak about a different facet of the Second World War’s complex and far-reaching legacy:

  • Peter Fritzsche: “World War I, World War II, and the War Against Civilians”
  • Roderick Wilson, “Asia-Pacific War”
  • John Lynn: “The Terrorist Threat in the United States”
  • Eugene Avrutin, “Postwar Reconstructions in the Soviet Union”

There will be time for an audience Q & A after the speakers are finished.

The panel will be held on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 874 7287 4547
Password: 333324

You’re Invited to LAS Impact 2020:

Students are invited to attend the virtual events that will include opportunities to connect with students and alumni from around the world. The events will be held daily from Oct. 26-30. Find out more about LAS Impact events, including registration links, on the event website.

Plan Your Global Engagement at the Life + Career Design lab:

Interested in studying abroad or participating in other global experiences? The Life + Career Design interns are available from Noon to 2 p.m. (CT) each weekday via Zoom to offer peer advising. Contact them at las-lifecareerdesign@illinois.edu for an appointment at another time if the daily virtual lab hours do not work for you.

LAS Winter Convocation Virtual Celebration:

The college is planning a virtual celebration to recognize the December 2020 and August 2020 graduates. Degree candidates will receive a link to a pre-recorded virtual celebration on Friday, Dec. 18. LAS will provide a padded diploma cover to those who do not intend to participate in a future in-person ceremony. Complete the diploma cover request form by Friday, Dec. 11. For questions or more information, please contact them at las-grad@illinois.edu.

Coursera for University Students Program Available for Illinois Students:

The Urbana-Champaign campus is now participating in the Coursera for University and College Students Program. Offered for a limited time as a response to increased course demand due to COVID-19, the program enables University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff, and students free access to content from Coursera’s other academic and industry partners. The enrollment deadline is Saturday, Oct. 31, and the deadline to complete courses is Thursday, Dec. 31.

Bailey Unpaid Internship Scholarship:

Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Unpaid Internship Scholarship Program offers academic scholarships to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who will complete an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for-profit organization. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student. All undergraduate students regardless of academic program or citizenship status are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on November 8 for internships that will take place during the Spring 2021 semester. For more information, visit https://universityymca.org/bailey/intern/. For questions, you can stop by the virtual office hours:

Bailey Office Hours –  November 4, 1-3 PM

Bailey Office Hours – November 5, 9 – 11 AM

Diversity and Inclusion Networking Exchange:

Diversity and Inclusion Networking Exchange will be held on November 4 from 5-7 pm (CST). The event will provide you with an opportunity to connect with the employers that value diversity and inclusion, and you will have a chance to ask questions. For more information, see the following flyers:

Dates and Deadlines:

ICT/Curriculum changes for Spring 2021
Through Friday, Oct. 30

Deadline to drop CR/NCR or elect grade replacement in a second half-session course
Friday, Nov. 13

Fall Break
Saturday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 29

Priority registration for Spring 2021 begins
Monday, November 30

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