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Important Dates and Deadlines

March 8: Deadline to drop a full-semester course without a W
March 9-17: Spring Break
March 18: Second 8-week courses (aka Part of Term B) begin

As always, if you would like to schedule an advising appointment with Anna or Keshia, please CALL the office at 217-333-4346. We are happy to answers questions via email (englishadvising@illinois.edu) but complex matters require an appointment (in person or virtual).

Humanities in Action (HIA) DEADLINE APPROACHING!

Get $1000 to learn, grow, and serve the community 

Interested in applying your humanities training to address a vital area of need in the Champaign-Urbana community? Apply to be a Fall 2024 Humanities in Action scholar. HIA Scholars receive $1000, training, and support for their participation in this semester-long service program. Complete applications are due March 8. View application details

A partnership between We CU and the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), HIA is intended to help remove some of the financial barriers that prevent humanities students from taking advantage of community engagement opportunities through the School of Social Work’s Community Learning Lab. Humanities in Action scholars work with community partners to serve the Champaign-Urbana community. Each student will receive $1000 over the course of the semester to support their participation in the program, which requires around a 4 hour per week time commitment. Past HIA scholars have developed long-term relationships with community organizations, leading to a variety of other opportunities beyond the program. 

Support for Undergraduate Research DEADLINE APPROACHING

Learn about Careers in User Experience (UX)

Attention all students passionate about User Experience! We’re thrilled to announce that registration for UX Days 2024 is officially open! This two-day conference is your gateway to the dynamic world of UX, featuring keynotes and breakout sessions led by industry experts from top companies like Fetch, AbbVie, OSF Healthcare, Accenture, IDEO, Hyatt Hotels, and more.

Join us for a transformative experience where you’ll network with professionals, receive career guidance, and even have your portfolio reviewed. At just $10 per day or $20 for an all-access pass covering both days (which includes all meals and sessions), UX Days 2024 is a steal. Don’t wait – spots are limited! Register now to secure your spot and embark on your journey to a rewarding career in UX. The deadline to register is March 18.

Registration link: https://go.illinois.edu/UXDay2024

OUR Seeking Research Ambassadors

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is looking for motivated and personable undergraduate students in all majors who are excited to introduce and support peers through the Illinois research experience. If you have engaged in research or creative inquiry, be it through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to the IURA Program and help other students along their research journeys.   This application is for the 24/25 academic year. Students will dedicate 5 hours in the Spring 2024 semester to training and assisting with the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Ambassadors will then be expected to work 30 hours per semester for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.   

IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and help OUR develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines.  

Learn more and apply here by Monday, March 18, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

VOICE Graduate Student Reading

Join us in hearing MFA students in Creative Writing read their work at the Literary Bookbar (122 N. Neil Street, Champaign) on March 21 at 7pm.

Proud to be First Gen Series Returns!

Scholarship Opportunities and Application Resources

Don’t forget these!

Undergraduate Competition DEADLINE APPROACHING!

Image of Research – Undergraduate Competition
Deadline to enter: Tuesday, March 19
All undergraduate students are invited to enter the 2024 Image of Research competition. Students should submit a photo related to their research, scholarship, or creative work and a short (100-200 word) narrative to communicate the connection between the image and their research. Awards include 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), and People’s Choice ($100). All submissions will be celebrated at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Hiring for Pre-Health Ambassadors Position

Application available at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/668646164

Description: The Pre-Health Ambassadors provide assistance to The Career Center’s (TCC) Health Professions and Graduate School Preparation Team on projects related to preparation and application to health professional school programs (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.). Ambassadors engage in both small and large projects while receiving continuous personalized professional development from TCC staff. They host information sessions, offer peer advising, and provide insights to prospective students and their families. We are looking for highly motivated students with diverse experiences to apply their knowledge and effectively communicate their experiences to students in the pre-health community.

Focus Group Participants Wanted (New Sign-Up Deadline)

New Filmmaking RSO

Need Academic Support?

I-Connect Experience

Summer Course Sneak Peek

Illinois Student Undergraduate Research Journal (ILSURJ)

Illinois Student Undergraduate Research Journal (ILSURJ) are looking for Copy Editors, Content Editors, Layout Specialists/Graphic Designers, and Public Relations Staff.

ILSURJ has been established for the purpose of advancing undergraduate research in all disciplines at the University of Illinois. Through the biannual publication of student research in both print and electronic format, ILSURJ showcases the dynamic nature of undergraduate inquiry on campus. Our goal is to build bridges between undergraduate and graduate students, faculty among varying disciplines, and the public. 

Through our peer-edited, faculty-reviewed electronic and print publications, we strive to develop and display the work produced by our high-achieving undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines in the spirit of development towards professional research. We aim to inspire interest in research and individual curiosity throughout the student body, faculty, and surrounding community. To review the roles available check out the application below!


Online Middle Grades Graduate Certificate

The Middle Grades Graduate Certificate program at the College of Education provides a pathway for non-teachers to earn their teaching license in the state of Illinois. This Graduate Certificate (CERT) program is offered with endorsement options in two areas (Literacy and Science) and culminates with licensure to teach learners in grades 5-8. Candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant content area are eligible for this program (NOTE: This program is most suitable for students with undergraduate degrees in English or science). Graduates of the Middle Grades Certificate program may also apply their coursework toward a master’s degree in the College of Education. The deadline to apply for the Summer 2024 cohort is March 15th

New Student & Family Experiences is hiring Orientation Leaders

New Student and Family Experiences is looking for undergraduate students to serve as Orientation Leaders to help us welcome our Fall 2024 new students!  The position description and link to apply are below.

The OL position is designed to offer students the opportunity to implement orientation programming for new first year students and family members. OLs should be knowledgeable about the University of Illinois and have a desire to help new students have a successful transition. OLs attend a paid spring training session to help prepare them to be student leaders for New Student & Family Experience events. All OLs will assist at various events such as International Student Orientation, Fall Orientation/Welcome Days and various other orientation programs. Opportunities for continued fall/spring OL work will also be available. More information will be provided at training. The hourly rate for the OL position is $15.

APPLY NOW: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/438108272

Spring 2024 WRC Book Clubs

Voyager Scholarship

Have you demonstrated a commitment to public service? Do you plan to purse a career in public service upon graduation?  If so, the Voyager Scholarship is for you!

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients who are entering their junior year (will be a junior in the Fall 2024), with a 3.0+ GPA and demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply. 

The Voyager Scholarship (Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service) is awarded to students focused on public service careers. A career in public service includes a range of occupations in government, non-profits or the private sector, from community organizing to social work and from entrepreneurship to the arts—all committed to solving our biggest challenges together. It provides up to $80,000 toward your education ($25,000/yr of financial aid for junior and senior year, $10,000 for a summer experience, and $2,000 annually for 10 years for travel). 

Learn about recent Illinois Voyager Scholars.

The final submittal deadline is in March 27, 2024.

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

LAS Career Services Spring Programming

Call for Submissions

You are invited to submit your work to the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism for the Spring 2024 Dream Edition! This edition will encompass what it means to “dream of more,” which includes both contemplating future aspirations and reimagining in a multitude of constructed contexts. Whether it entails the past, present, future, systems, institutions, relationships, methodologies, holidays, politics, fashion, education, emotions…we live in a world of constructs. To break away from these constructs, we dream of something new, something kinder, something better. This edition focuses on how those dreams take shape and will showcase the collective desire—and manifestation—of change that transcends the limits of our current reality. This edition we hope to publish criticism: academic, poetic, in the medium of art or prose or short stories. We hope to have a loose theme as writers and creators are more than willing to interpret, define, and redefine the term however suits them best, so the submitted work does not have to explicitly tie to abolition or social justice. We welcome nuanced perspectives and multiple interpretations, so please submit! 

For samples of work previously published : View MJLC’s Past Editions

If you have any questions, please direct them to mjlc@rso.wisc.edu

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