Whether you’re a first-year student, sophomore, or junior, please contact Elizabeth Rockman at email@example.com if you’ve earned any scholarships (campus-wide or national) recently, published, or achieved something else that you’d like us to know about – if we hear from you in the next few weeks, we may be able to include that information into the CHP Annual, the Campus Honors Program newsletter that comes out each August.
If you’re staying on campus or in the local area this summer, let us know! There are often cool events or opportunities for students who stay in town, and you can be in the know if you tell us: please e-mail Elizabeth Rockman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful summer – no matter where you are, or what you’re doing!
LAST Reminder - CHP/Yanai Rotary Club/Champaign Rotary Club Good-Will Ambassador Program: Applications due 4/30/13
(The deadline has been extended to be consistent with the Champaign Rotary Club deadline.)
Every year, the Yanai Rotary Club in Japan offers an opportunity for a student to visit Japan and to learn about Japanese arts and culture. Yanai is a small, lovely city of approximately 50,000 people located in southern Japan facing the Inland Sea. It is an historic city with light industries, not far from Hiroshima, and the picturesque island of Miyajima.
The terms of the arrangement:
(1) One-month summer stay with Rotarians in Yanai, with room and board provided.
IPRH event grant recipient Leti Volpp (Law, University of California – Berkeley) will speak on “The Settler’s Alibi” on May 6, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium (600 S. Gregory, Urbana).
A reception will follow the talk and discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
About this event:
Sign Up for the 2013-2014 LENS Diversity Certificate Program: The LENS (Learn, Envision, Navigate, Synthesize) Diversity Certificate Program is a two semester commitment that provides students with enriching, thought-provoking experiences culminating in a certificate. The LENS Diversity Certificate Program operates on a multi-dimensional framework that encourages students to view and explore diversity, social justice, and intercultural relations to develop skills for functioning in a diverse and global society.
International Conference on Heritage and Popular Culture:
University YMCA Dump & Run 2013:
Dump and Run keeps six semi-trail Dump and Run keeps six semi-trailers worth of unwanted goods out of Champaign-Urbana’s dumpsters and landfills each year. This project reduces litter and consumer waste, saves space in landfills, lowers dumping costs for certified housing and apartments, provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall - and acts as a major fundraiser for the University YMCA. Volunteers are expected to help collect, sort, pack and load (though no heavy lifting is required) items received through Dump and Run collections.
Check out the OIIR End of Year Block Party on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Join in for music, food, and fun on Nevada Street. For more info, go to www.studentaffairs.illinois.edu.
Last spring, Chancellor’s Scholar Kevin Wolz started a new 5-acre research site that studies the ecological benefits of woody, perennial agriculture. In a few weeks, the site will have its first ever Spring Field Days, were visitors can:
*learn about the site’s history and background
*ask questions about the theory behind the WPP system
*meet the site’s leaders
*explore the current research projects
*walk around and interact with the trees first-hand
The National and International Scholarships Program has scheduled a 90-minute workshop focusing on U.S. student Fulbright grants for Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 66 of the Library (enter down the stairs from Wright Street). This workshop will include advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients. The session is targeted to juniors, graduating seniors, and graduate students who wish to explore opportunities available under a Fulbright and ready materials for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of July 1, 2013.
In preparation for National Habitat Women Build Week, join a FREE “How To” clinic for women. Learn how to use tools and build new skills. Then, use the new skills you learned when/if you sign up to volunteer for the Women Build Kick-off on Saturday May 4, 2013 between 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. The clinics will be on Thursday April 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lowes in Champaign. Clinic topics include:
*How to safely use hand and power tools
*How to frame for walls and roofs
*How to install exterior siding
*How to install roofing shingles
*How to finish interior paint and trim
Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration is on April 23, 2013, 3:00 p.m.! It’s Time to Party Like It’s 1564!
Come to The Rare Book & Manuscript Library for a celebration of Shakespeare’s Birthday. All are welcome and there’ll be cake and ale (non-alcoholic) for those who can recite 14 lines or more from the immortal Bard! (The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is located on the third floor (Room 346) on the north side of the Main Library at 1408 W. Gregory Drive in Urbana, Illinois.)
Thanks to Dennis Sears of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library for this information item.
“Rising Up: Achieving Resilience Through Wellness” will be on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Wilson Chapel Room at YMCA from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where do you find strength in your life? How do you adapt to life’s twists and turns? Join the Counseling Center Paraprofessionals on April 23, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for their workshop “Rising Up: Achieving Resilience through Wellness” at the YMCA Wilson Chapel Room.
The What You Will Shakespeare Company presents “Cyrano de Bergerac” on April 26 and 27, 2013. It will be held at 8pm and performed at the Channing Murray Foundation, which is located on the corner of Oregon and Matthews. The tickets will be $7 at the door.
In celebration of the exhibit, Unconventional Bond, the Spurlock Museum will present a Casino Royale Weekend, with showings of all three versions of “Casino Royale” (1954, 1967, 2006). Check the website at http://spurlock.illinois.edu/for details.
Thanks to Kim Sheahan of Spurlock Museum for this information item.