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zoom launch for montage:

Montage, the undergraduate-run literary journal, is hosting a zoom launch party this Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT

The facebook event details are here:
ESC’s Admitted Student Night:

ESC is holding an Admitted Student Night on Tuesday, April 20th at 7-8 pm (our normal meeting time). Help us welcome admitted English/CW students to English at Illinois!

We want to provide an immersive experience for incoming freshmen/transfer students despite the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic. This zoom event is intended to give prospective students a taste of what English Student Council membership is as well as all the great things about being an English/CW student at UIUC!

ESC members and prospective students, bring your favorite poetry to read out loud* (original works welcome!) and stick around for a Q+A session with UIUC English students eager to answer your burning questions! *Reading aloud is optional. We welcome anyone who wants to just listen!

Send any questions about the event to laflood2@illinois.edu or ssadler3@illinois.edu !

Below is the zoom link + passcode. We hope to see you there!

Zoom Invitation:


Meeting ID: 776 318 7140

Password: ESC2020

Social Media Management Internship, Department of English (2021-2022):

For the 21-22 academic year, the Department of English is looking to hire three Social Media Management Interns: one Creative Writing major and two from any major in the English Department. In response to COVID safety precautions, this position is eligible for remote work.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative thematic post series for Facebook and Instagram
  • Promote, attend, and create social media posts about department events when safety allows
  • Design flyers, memes, and other posts for informing and entertaining students
  • Develop creative semester-long multimodal projects
  • Attend weekly meetings for brainstorming, task assignments, and collaboration
  • Edit videos and design flyers or posts
  • Conduct and publish interviews with faculty, alumni, students, and visiting speakers
  • Collaborate with Advising Office in creating content for the Advising Blog

Average hours worked per week: 5 (about 75 hours over a semester)
Position Wage: $11/hour
Position Starts: August 23

Recommended Skills and Experience:

  • Concise and catchy writing
  • Writing for social media
  • Develop and follow-through on creative ideas
  • Tailor message and style to genre and audience
  • Visual design
  • Work independently
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Collaboration
  • Reliability
  • Word, Publisher, Adobe, photo & video editing
  • Photography, video, and editing skills a plus

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter. Application materials can be addressed to Kay Emmert, Interim Co-Director for the Program in Professional Writing, and sent as email attachments to akemmert@illinois.edu by no later than 9 am on Monday, April 26.

Spring Creative Writing Awards Ceremony and Reading:

The creative writing program will be celebrating its Spring contest winners with an event later this month. It will recognize all of its winners and feature short readings by those who received the top prize in each category.

Zoom Info:

Topic: Spring Creative Writing Awards
Time: Apr 22, 2021 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 893 6029 5470
Password: IllinoisCW

Summer Internship Opportunity at the Career Center:


The Career Center (TCC) is seeking two (2) energetic and customer oriented undergraduate summer interns. The internship focuses on working alongside TCC staff in designing and creating best outreach methods for current students, incoming students, and parents. The interns will have the ability to work on both small and large projects as well as receive ongoing personalized, professional development help from TCC staff. These positions require strong organizational skills and the ability to work in an environment that can be collaborative, as well as independent at times.

Type of Position:

Summer Internship: May 17 – August 6, 2021

Approximately 15 hours weekly, Monday – Friday during regular business hours. Precise schedule of these hours arranged upon hire.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Interns will work in partnership to complete tasks assigned by The Career Center staff

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

  • Design and develop innovative methods to reach students
  • Assist students by providing one-on-one resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviews, virtually and face to face
  • Assist students by providing drop-in advising on career-related topics such as major exploration and job/internship searches

Work Ethic

  • Present The Career Center’s services and resources to incoming students and parents
  • Meet regularly with supervising Assistant Director of Academic & Campus Outreach

Written & Oral Communication

  • Provide customer service to visitors of The Career Center as the primary point of contact through telephone, email, and face to face interactions
  • Facilitate presentations focusing on various career development topics, as requested by the campus community


  • Utilization of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Illinois Media Space, Learn@Illinois Moodle, as well as Google web-based software


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student
  • Must be able to dedicate 15 hours per week during regular business hours Monday-Friday, with the possibility of occasional weekend commitments
  • Must be in good academic standing and uphold university student code of conduct
  • Must be able to work a mixed schedule of remote and in-person, in accordance with The Career Center service delivery at the time
  • This position may be funded through federal work-study program, which is a type of financial aid. The successful candidate is expected to complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA application, if eligible, which may be accessed at fafsa.ed.gov to determine eligibility for the federal work study program.


$11.00 hourly

Application Procedure:

Application deadline is Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm.  Interested candidates will need to email, in one file/document, a resume, cover letter, and a brief 250 word writing sample on “How does this position fit into your personal and professional goals?” to: James Castree—Assistant Director—The Career Center castree2@illinois.edu.

Find a Job in Mental Health!

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 21 from 4-5pm

Register: go.illinois.edu/mentalhealthjobs

Interested in being a mental health professional? In this hour-long virtual panel session, you will hear from mental health professionals at organizations who are currently hiring! Bring your questions and learn how to be competitive in the mental health field. Panelists currently include representatives from Rosecrance, The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, and Kemmerer Village. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 21 from 4-5pm. The registration link is here: go.illinois.edu/mentalhealthjobs.

Conversation Café:

Diversity & Social Justice Education’s Conversation Café will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021; Noon-1:00 PM. Registration Linkhttps://go.illinois.edu/CafeApr16

The featured speaker will be Dr. Joycelyn Landrum-Brown.  The title of the presentation is My Journey of Social Justice Advocacy through Critical.

Conversation Café is part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) Lunch on Us series.  It is paid for, in part, by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. 

While registering in Zoom, participants have their choice to a ticket from either Bevier Café, Krannert Intermezzo or no meal ticket. One meal ticket per event, per person.  Meal tickets are provided to participants who have registered for Conversation Café.

Please contact DiversityEd at diversityed@illinois.edu or (217) 265-5585 with any questions.

Social Justice Awards 2021:

Diversity and Social Justice Education will honor its nominees and winners on Tuesday, April 20. Ceremony will be held virtually on April 20, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

WRC Hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events:

Join the Women’s Resources Center this April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s events will highlight the activism of folx of color and how racial discrimination contributes to the prevalence of sexual violence and impacts healing. For a full list of sponsors and events, visit: go.illinois.edu/SAAM.

AACC’s Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian American and Xenophobic Harassment:

In response to the sharp and sustained rise in anti-Asian hate, the Asian American Cultural Center will be hosting a Bystander Intervention Training. This one-hour, interactive Zoom workshop is tailored for high school and college students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and community members of all identities. The original training schedule for April 9th has reached maximum capacity so a second training is now available for Friday, April 16, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 pm (Central Time). You are encouraged to register here: http://bit.ly/GLAASSbit2 If you have any questions regarding the training, please reach out to the Asian American Cultural Center ataacc@illinois.edu, 217.333.9300, or oiir.illinois.edu/aacc.

Dish It Up: I’m Speaking

You can find the calendar of WRC’s “Dish It UP” series , including info and registration links for future lunches here: https://uofi.box.com/s/ldk4e389udj27czvh1d7n6o56wfqgboq

Food for Thought:

Food for Thought, part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relation’s Lunch on Us series, is a weekly noontime discussion focused on topics relevant to the Asian American community. You can find more information and the schedule here: https://oiir.illinois.edu/aacc/our-programs/food-thought.

CAS Poetry Event:

You are invited to attend “An Evening of Poetry and Spirituality with Kaveh Akbar” to be held virtually on Friday, April 30th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (CDT). The registration link is https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uSJvujypRIGpINOWbquYUA. You can find more information here https://cas.illinois.edu/node/2497.

Humanities Research Institute Undergraduate Survey:

HRI wants to hear from undergraduates who are interested in the humanities. By completing this survey, you are helping the institute learn what kinds of events and research activities you’d like to see it offer. You do not need to be a declared humanities major or minor to participate in this survey. The survey will remain open through May 15Take the survey

Art-Science Festival @ Illinois: The Illuminated Universe:

Coming up on the weekend of April 23 – 25: the Art-Science Festival @ Illinois: The Illuminated Universe . Faculty member Amy Hassinger will join musician Joy Yang in a collaborative literary / musical presentation called “To See Clearly,” which combines spoken and sung excerpts from Amy’s essay of the same name with Joy’s lovely and haunting piano and theremin accompaniment–improvised music growing out of the essay and of Johnny Nash’s famous song “I Can See Clearly Now.” You are invited to attend the event.

“To See Clearly” will air on Friday night, April 23, at 6 p.m. central—you can find it under the Cosmic Flights theme on the website. But you might want to also check out all the other amazing contributions over the course of the weekend, including a presentation by physicist and jazz saxophonist Stephon Alexander, author of The Jazz of Physics, music by the Jupiter String Quartet, and the premiere of “Solaria: A science-based fantasy on the spirit of the solar system,” by Smitha Vishveshwara, Stephen A. Taylor, Rebecca Witfong, and Nic Morse.

In order to attend, you’ll need to follow this link to the website, then click on their “Registration” tab, where you can register. And if you’d like a preview, you can read Amy’s essay online at The Normal School: A Literary Magazine.

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