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Important Reminder!  You will have between May 22 and May 27 to elect the “pass COVID/no pass COVID (PZ/NZ)” option instead of a letter grade for any of your courses.  For more information, see this FAQ!

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

montage arts journal 2020-2021 issue:

The latest issue of Montage Arts Journal is available to purchase!  Congratulations to all the featured writers and artists, and thanks to the editors for all their hard work putting it together.  To all the creative writers out there who are hoping to be published some day, why not submit something to Montage next year?  Keep an eye out in the fall semester for a call for submissions.

summer address changes:

Students, if you are leaving campus for the summer, please update your Student Location address in Student Self-Service:

    • In Self-Service, select “University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign”.
    • Log in using your NetID and Password
    • In the Main Menu, select “Personal Information”.
    • In the Personal Information Menu, select “Addresses & Phones”.
    • Under the “Student Location” address, click the “Current” link.
    • Update the “Valid From This Date” field with the date you will be leaving campus. Please note the date must be entered as MM/DD/YYYY, for example, 01/25/2021.
    • Update your address to your location for the summer.
    • Click “Submit” to save your Student Location address.
recruiting LAS 100 Interns for fA21:

Calling all LAS international students! Come be a part of the LAS 100 intern experience and receive paid summer training and 8 weeks of continued professional development during the Fall semester. LAS 100 interns are empathetic international students dedicated to supporting other international students during their first term at Illinois. Interns assist international students in adjusting to the university by sharing their own experiences of moving beyond their comfort zones. They are instrumental to the student experience as they facilitate weekly group discussions on diverse topics and assist students in completing their group projects and presentations. Through this opportunity, interns gain first-hand experience in problem solving, group facilitation, and cross-cultural communication. You can learn more and access the Handshake application here by logging in with your Net ID and password. If you have questions, contact Nikia Brown, Associate Director of Intercultural & Global Learning-International Student Experience, at nikiab@illinois.edu.

intern at the women’s resources center:

It’s that time of year again! The WRC is currently accepting applications for Advocacy, Programming, and Marketing & Communications interns. Links to applications are below, and they will remain open until all positions are filled. Please note that applications are only open to current UIUC students.

Advocacy Intern Application

Programming and Marketing & Communications Intern Application

Summer and Fall Internships at 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.

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:

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.

Spring 2021 Academic Policy Changes: New Drop Deadline and COVID Grades

This massmail: https://massmail.illinois.edu/massmail/918565528.html was sent recently to describe changes to spring semester academic policies.

Here are the TWO big changes for Spring 2021:

1. Drop deadline is the LAST DAY OF THAT CLASS (not finals) for your classes. This is March 19 for first 8-week classes and May 5 for full-semester and 2nd 8-week classes. If you drop a class by this deadline, it is erased from your official transcript (no W).

NOTE: if dropping a class means you would go below full-time status, you need permission from LAS to do that. If you are an international student with a student visa, and you are not in your first or last (last=graduating) semester as a UIUC student, then you cannot be a part-time student unless you have a valid medical reason or you give up your visa/immigration status for now.

NOTE: If you have financial aid, you need to check with the Financial Aid office to see whether you lose (or must repay) some or all of your aid if you go below full-time status (12 credits).

NOTE: The deadline to sign up for grade replacement, if eligible and you are retaking a class, is also the new extended drop deadline.

NOTE: March 26 is the deadline to add a second 8-week class, no extensions.

2. Instead of Credit/No Credit, there is a sign-up for COVID grades after final grades come out:

          • Covid Pass = grades of D- and higher 
          • Covid No Pass = grades of F *that were not a result of a sanction for academic integrity violation*

NOTE: Students who receive an F in a class as a result of an academic integrity sanction will keep the F grade and it will be included in the GPA calculation. So–don’t cheat, plagiarize, or help another student to do so.

NOTE: Sign-up for COVID grades will happen May 22-27 only.

NOTE: Covid Pass grades will count for major, minor, and general education requirements.

Advisor Comments:

This COVID Pass thing looks like an amazing offer–you can pass any class with just a D- grade!! However, keep in mind:

      • you may need mastery of the class in order to succeed in later classes
      • future employers and graduate schools may interpret a COVID pass as being a C or D grade, so that students who keep A, B, and even C grades may be more competitive candidates than you if you choose a COVID grade
      • COVID pass has no effect on GPA, so grades you earn in earlier and later semesters will have a larger impact on your GPA–especially grades that are not good.
      • professional schools (medical/health/law) may not accept courses required/considered for admission which have a COVID pass grade (check with Pre-Law advising or with Career Center for pre-health advising)
      • Finally, Credit/No Credit is GONE this semester. The only choices are the regular course grade or a COVID pass/no pass.

 

This website will be updated soon with more details and an FAQ:

https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/policies/academic-policy-modifications-covid-19/

(Note: as of this writing, it shows Spring 2020 but not Spring 2021.)