Weekly Round-Up

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Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140
Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

Professional Development Opportunities & Scholarship Opportunities:

The University of Illinois Latina/Latino Alumni Association (IllinoisLLAA)’s Scholarship Application is now open and available at https://lnkd.in/eqnmxrc for current UIUC upperclassmen and graduate students!

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

The recipient of this grant will receive a $2,500 scholarship award. Questions can be sent to Luis Narvaez, Scholarship Chair, scholarship@illinoisllaa.org.

Summer and Fall Internships at the ATLAS:

The ATLAS Internship Program is now accepting applications for any College of LAS students who are interested in learning how to integrate their course of study with technology-based internships. Positions currently open include VR content creator, social media specialist, website/newsletter content, and documentation and workflow specialist. Apply here.

Internship Opportunity with Unity in Action Magazine:

The Unity in Action magazine is currently offering internship positions for all majors this summer. It is an online magazine that works to help the community work together to address social-economic issues that affect marginalized families and communities. Email here to apply. For more information, visit https://www.unityinactionmagazine.com/.

Career Workshops at Career Camp:

You are invited to attend the following workshops at Career Camp the week of May 24.

Internships for Humanities Students:

See below for a list of available internships the their application deadlines:

Teaching English as a Second Language Courses Available this Summer:

This summer, the Department of Linguistics will offer a number of courses on Teaching English as a Second Language. See the flyer below for more information:

MFA Public Reading:

The third-year MFA students in Creative Writing will be giving their public reading on Zoom: Saturday May 15 at 1:00. This year, the graduating students are Emmilea O’Toole, Cole Piedimonte, Beth Pearl, Erich Slimak, and Kyle Russell. Each will give a brief reading from their Final Projects. Come out and help celebrate their graduation and Mastery of the Fine Art of Creative Writing!

Zoom Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87664665571?pwd=Q2RTTk9aT0tLT0VzK0JWdU1rMzNEZz09

Meeting ID: 876 6466 5571

Password: CWMFA

Intern at the WRC:

The WRC is currently accepting applications for Advocacy, Programming, and Marketing & Communications interns for Fall 2021. Links to applications are below, and they will close on May 7. Note that applications are only open to current UIUC students.

Advocacy Intern Application: https://tinyurl.com/ae2ymh38

Programming and Marketing & Communications Intern Application: https://tinyurl.com/58p5zf7v

Virtual 42nd Latinx Congratulatory

The 42nd Latinx Congratulatory will be held on May 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm CST via Zoom.

Click here to RSVP for the virtual ceremony.

Nominate a graduating student: https://go.illinois.edu/latinxcongratsawards

Apply to be a speaker or MC: https://go.illinois.edu/congratspeakers

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series:

Dr. David Stovall will give a talk titled “Addressing Systemic Racism Through Justice and Equity: The Role of Faculty at a Community-Engaged, Empowered University” on May 7, 2021 from 11:00AM — NOON CST

To register and participate via ZOOM: http://go.education.illinois.edu/ddss-stovall

Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF) Student Advisory Board Applications:

The Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF) Student Advisory Board is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The SCPF offers financial and educational support for culturally significant programming and initiatives coordinated by students, faculty, and staff on campus. The purpose of SCPF is to advance cultural awareness and social justice education, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout campus. This fee specifically serves to support sociohistorical phenomena experienced and expressed by minoritized and traditionally underserved communities, which encompass social identities at the intersect, including diverse abilities, documentation status, ethnicity, gender, Indigeneity, nationality/global, race, religious, and secular identity, and tribal citizenship and affiliation.

Serving on the SCPF Student Advisory Board is a great way to make a meaningful impact on campus, while also strengthening your resume.

Learn more about the SCPF Student Advisory Board, specifically the duties and responsibilities, here.

Apply for the SCPF Student Advisory Board here.

Academic Tips of the Week:

Pay attention to these and other important dates and contact a departmental or college advisor if you have questions. Saturday, May 22: Spring 21 grades will be accessible in Self-Service, and May 22-27: you can declare the PZ/NZ option for Spring 21 courses. Good luck on finals!

Career Readiness Tip of the Wek:

Spend some time this summer thinking about what kind of life and career you want. Try the Flower Exercise from the best selling job search book titled “What Color is Your Parachute?”.

Technology Tip of the Week:

Technology skills are one of the seven competencies identified as indicators for career readiness.  Consider taking the free ATLAS Skills Track Courses to help boost your technology skills this summer. No prior experience is needed.

LAS Scholarship Application:

Using this one application, you will be considered for more than 25 different scholarships that will be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year. The application asks you to answer a few questions, upload a resume, and submit a couple short essays. The application deadline is Friday, May 16. Last year, students received more than $125,000. For more information click here.

Study Spaces Available During Finals Week:

Classrooms are available for use by students who need a location to participate in an online class or to study. In keeping with campus COVID-19 Guidelines, social distancing and face covering requirements apply. Rooms are not intended for private use; adhere to posted room capacity. For more information, visit https://registrar.illinois.edu/event-scheduling/study-spaces/.

Student Sustainability Committee Member Application:

The Student Sustainability Committee is seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for a voting member position for the 2021-2022 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, May 14. For more information, visit https://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/project/student-sustainability-committee-ssc.

Need to Meet with an Advisor?

To contact a college-level advisoruse the online chat, online advising appointment calendar and queue, and online forms for program change requests. Find a list of unit and college advisors along with hours and contact information on the college website.

Weekly Round-Up

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Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140
Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

Publishing Event:

If you are interested in getting a book published one day, join the event “Queries on Queries” via zoom on May 1, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CST. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/r83zdd7n. See the following flyer for more information:

Undergraduate Research Symposium:

The 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), is still on display through today, April 30!  Students present their work through prerecorded oral presentations, poster presentations, and creative performances through an online symposium platform. Presenters will have the opportunity to engage with the campus community to discuss their findings through a built-in forum.

To access the 2021 Virtual URS, you will need to create an account through ForagerOne using your Illinois email address:

  1. Go to https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021 and press “Sign up”.
  2. After you sign up, you can open the symposium using the following link: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021
Naming Competition:

As part of Undergraduate Research Week, the Office of Undergraduate Research is having a naming contest through its Instagram Platform, @ugresearch_ui. University of Illinois students will have the opportunity to submit one name each for its three new characters (A pencil, magnifying glass, and a lightbulb, for example, pictured below). The best names will be announced at the conclusion of the Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1st!

The three winners will each be awarded a $25 Amazon gift card, along with social media recognition! 

Think you have a good name? 
Head over to the Office of Undergraduate Research’s Instagram (@ugresearch_ui), follow it, and give it your best names for the newest members of the OUR family!

Getting Started in Research Workshop (GSIRW) Virtual Edition:

During this workshop, students will be acquainted with the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus. They will be guided to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus. They will also learn how to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

Participation is by advanced registration only; there are limited spots available. Several dates are available; students should only register for one date.

For details and registration link, visit http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html

Undergraduate Research Certificate Program:

The Undergraduate Research Certificate provides an added credential to present to employers and graduate schools. The certificate requires you to satisfy specific criteria across your research experience(s) here at Illinois.

Students are encouraged to start the application early in their research journey; the application can be saved and re-opened, allowing students to continue the application where they left off.

For more information, please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/UGRCertificate

Information Session for UK and Ireland Scholarship Opportunities:

Are you interested in pursuing graduate study in the United Kingdom or Ireland? If yes, consider applying for a Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell or Gates scholarship!  National & International Scholarships Program at the UIUC will be hosting an information session that will provide insight about these opportunities from past recipients.

When: May 6, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdO6uqjksH9yyQR98u6FOM_Wxj95vUiOR 

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

The priority deadline for the Marshall scholarship is June 1, 2021, and the required campus deadline for many of the UK/Ireland scholarships is August 23, 2021.

Writers Workshop End-of-Semester Events:

The Writers Workshop has upcoming interactive presentations that may benefit you as you prepare your final course projects and professional materials. You can gain “Proofreading and Editing Strategies” or learn how to “Write Effective Personal Statements” for scholarships, fellowships, and graduate programs.  All events are held via Zoom. Visit its calendar to register in advance and learn about more upcoming events.

Writers Workshop consultants also provide feedback on writing, including course papers, class presentations, personal statements, and job application materials. Students can make an appointment or use its drop-in times. It encourages students to reserve appointments early, since they tend to fill up fast this time of year, and it will also have extra writing consultants staffing its drop-in hours during finals (no appointment necessary!).

Weekly Round-Up

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Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140
Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

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

Zoom link:
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/88365053543?pwd=cFAvSWs0cWtoN29IK1hTQmpWeHczQT09

The facebook event details are here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1103556133462263

Social Media Management Internship deadline approaching:

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. The deadline to apply is 9am on Monday, April 26!

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.

illini success survey:

The results are in!  English and creative writing students lead LAS when it comes to getting jobs after graduation.  Read more about the results of the most recent Illini Success Survey here: Study: Recent LAS graduates are successful at finding jobs and other opportunities.

Illinois in Washington:

This year, the deadline for Illinois in Washington (IIW) Fall 2021 participation is April 30. More information about the Illinois in Washington Program appears here:  https://washington.illinois.edu/.  To apply, you need to submit:

  • A resume, which must have been reviewed by a career center on campus,
  • A 3-5 page writing sample, double-spaced,
  • Two recommendations, at least one of which is from an academic recommender (instructor, professor, TA), and
  • DARS report or unofficial transcript.

The application is available here:  https://washington.illinois.edu/apply-now/. For questions, contact Andrea Mayer (almayer@illinois.edu) or Sarah Leffingwell (skl2@illinois.edu) or make an advising appointment with her at IIW Advising.

Undergraduate Research Week & Symposium:

URW and URS Program

This year URW events are a combination of asynchronous and live (virtual) presentations hosted by individual departments, units, and programs, and runs from April 25 through May 1.

URS presentations will be on display through our ForagerOne Symposium platform from Monday, April 26, through Friday, April 30. All URS presentations – oral, poster, and exhibit/performance – are pre-recorded and you will have the opportunity to ask questions through the comment section attached to each presentation. See instructions below for access.

The full program – both URW and URS – can be found here.

The Office of Undergraduate Research is also hosting a live (virtual) kick-off event of featured student presentations on Monday, April 26, from noon to 1:30 PM.
Zoom link: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021_FeaturedPresentations.

Instructions for Viewing URS Presentations

This year the URS is organized through ForagerOne Symposium, a new online platform for virtual symposia. To access, follow these steps:

  1.  Click here to sign up to ForagerOne using your Illinois email address (you will not be allowed to register unless you use your Illinois credentials)
  2. Verify your account by clicking the link provided in the verification email sent by ForagerOne.
  3. Sign in to ForagerOne on Monday, April 26, 2021 and explore the fantastic presentations prepared by Illinois undergraduate students.
Two-credit Course Available This Fall:

If you are a humanities major and are in your junior or senior year, you can register for HUM 275, a two-credit, 16 week, course this Fall.

Summer French Language [LOTE]:

French language courses are available this summer.  These courses are primarily asynchronous with two meetings per week to work on oral proficiency.  There are multiple meeting slots available to accommodate schedules. For more information, visit, https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/2021/summer/FR

If you are looking to do your LOTE, this is a great opportunity due to the structure of these summer courses.

April Voices Reading:

The last Voices reading of the year will be next Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 pm CT. The readers will be current M.F.A. fiction candidates Azlan Smith and Chris Vanjonack, and recent M.F.A. poetry grad s.g. maldonado-vélez. 

Find the Zoom invitation below, and click this link to access the Facebook event. 

Topic: April Voices Reading
Time: Apr 29, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/83685043088?pwd=OGtFM2RsSGF4aUF2MjlaRDVRQmNNUT09
Meeting ID836 8504 3088
Password: voices

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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:

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7763187140?pwd=Ukt3RUdhMTd4SE94NXlGRmpJR29MUT09

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:
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89360295470?pwd=S1k3bEczWGhpVEdxUHFsVTFDQ0ZRUT09

Meeting ID: 893 6029 5470
Password: IllinoisCW

Summer Internship Opportunity at the Career Center:

Description:

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

Technology

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

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Compensation:

$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.