Save the Date! Undergraduate Research Week will be held 4/14 – 4/18/14, the Undergraduate Research Symposium on 4/17/14
Undergraduate Research Week will be held April 14 – 18, 2014 with a series of activities, including the signature Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on April 17, 2014. Proposal submissions for the URS will begin to be accepted in early January 2014 - watch for details in a future announcement.
Thanks to Paul Diehl of the Office of Undergraduate Research for this information item.
Beinecke Scholarship (for juniors in Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences): Info Sessions are 12/12/13 and 12/13/13
The Beinecke Scholarship is a merit and need-based award to students seeking to gain a graduate degree in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences. Current juniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible.
Information sessions December 12 and 13, 2013:
Thursday, December 12 – 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Information session & discussion with alumni
Friday, December 13 – 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Workshop on how to craft a Beinecke application
*sessions held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th floor, room 514*
NEW Leadership Illinois: Applications open to female student leaders through 3/3/14 for 6/2 – 6/6/14 conference
Are you a female leader on your campus?
Are you interested in pursuing a career in public service?
Do you want to be part of the next generation of powerful female leaders who are making a difference in communities across Illinois?
In June 2-6, 2014 in Chicago you can take the first step in gaining the skills and connections you'll need to reach your goals. NEW Leadership Illinois provides college leaders opportunities to network with and learn from many of Illinois’ most prominent female leaders.
Check out the NSEP Boren Scholarship – study abroad scholarships for full year or semester: deadline 1/21/14
The Boren provides study abroad scholarships of $6,000-$20,000 for a full academic year or $4,000-$10,000 for a semester. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. These are merit-based scholarships (approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards).
Study Abroad Deadlines coming up! Info session scheduled on 12/11/13, and First Steps Meetings Info Sessions
Upcoming Study Abroad Deadlines:
January 15, 2014 Priority Deadline for Fall, Summer, Academic Year 2014 Study Abroad Programs
February 15, 2014 Final Deadline for Fall, Summer, Academic Year 2014 Study Abroad Programs
Upcoming Info Sessions
Mondays-Wednesdays, Study Abroad First Steps Info Sessions
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room 101 of the International Studies Building
December 11, 2013, Study Abroad in the UK and Ireland Info Session
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., International Studies Building Room 101
Visit the Japan House Pop-up Holiday Bazaar to purchase everything from antique scrolls, and strands of origami cranes to tea bowls, framed posters, all kinds of origami, fans, vases and more. Everything is priced to sell quickly and all proceeds will go toward the Japan House Internship Program. They will be accepting cash, check or charge.
Open to the public:
Saturday, December 14, 2013
11:00 am to 2:00 p.m., with a break for tea ceremonies (reservations required) at 2:00 and 3:00, and then more sales until 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013
12:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.
The OVP Holiday Gift Drive is November 22 through December 18, 2013:
Donate a Gift this Christmas season! The Holiday Gift Drive collects new, unwrapped gifts (toys, books, games, gift cards) to be distributed to underserved and underprivileged children ages 5-17 during the holiday season. Gifts for toddlers, children and teens will be collected through Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Donate one or more new, unwrapped toys worth $15 or less in the OVP (288 Illini Union Quad Side) between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Office of Undergraduate Research is opening applications for their inaugural Research Travel Support Competition
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is sponsoring a Research Travel Grant competition for undergraduate students seeking to conduct research outside of the University of Illinois campus. The goals for this initiative are to provide students with funds necessary to conduct on-site research at an archive, lab, research center, museum, or a location that has materials not readily available at UI. The Office of Undergraduate Research recognizes that UI students are conducting cutting edge research on campus, but that funding for research travel is sometimes lacking.
Freshmen and sophomores encouraged to apply for a UK Summer Institute Fulbright Award: Deadlines are 2/27/14 or 3/6/14
The US-UK Fulbright Commission has opened applications for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Citizens!
Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.
Are you looking for fun, excitement, and a great learning experience over break? The Illinois Leadership Center has you covered, attend the I-programs Insight and Integrity!
When: January 10th, 2014
*Identify your personal values
*Formalize your leadership philosophy
*Discover your personal strengths
*Explore you social identities
IF you are on campus transportation will be provided
When: January 25, 2014
*Learn how integrity intersects with leadership
*Explore your personal values
Interested in real-life projects, service-learning and teamwork and leadership experience?
Register for ENG 315-Learning in Community (LINC) courses (3 credit hours)
Students in LINC engage in a variety of research, service and fieldwork activities and collaborate on interdisciplinary projects of significance to local and international community partners. In the past, students have built bridges, produced marketing campaigns, improved water systems, developed youth programs, designed rain gardens, and lots more.
If you’re looking for a way to earn your Federal Work-Study award through a student employment job that is fun, rewarding, and makes a difference, the America Reads/America Counts program may be for you!!! They are hiring 150 tutors to work with students in the Champaign and Urbana School Districts to enhance their reading and math skills. Most of the school locations are easily accessible from campus. You do not need to be an education major to serve as a tutor – all majors are welcome and there is a special need for tutors who are fluent in multiple languages.
The following course is designed to fulfill James Scholar credit (and a Social Science gen ed); if you are not a James Scholar, please contact Emilie McGill, firstname.lastname@example.org, for registration help, and indicate that you are in the Campus Honors Program.
MACS 166 section A:
What does it mean to be "literate" in a world defined by constantly changing communication technology? Is multitasking spreading us too
thin or is it necessary to our survival? What skills will we need to be part of the digital future? Do Wikipedia and Facebook expand our
IPRH presents “Rethinking American Opera: A Lecture and Panel Discussion Featuring Composer William Bolcom” on 12/4/13
IPRH presents a Lecture and Panel Discussion: “Rethinking American Opera: A Lecture and Panel Discussion Featuring Composer William Bolcom” on December 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana).
Spurlock Museum presents several programs:
Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. through December 18, 2013.
Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa will lead 25-minute, drop-in mindful meditation sessions in the Ancient Mediterranean Gallery. Donations are accepted. Need to get away from the holiday stress? Come join in. For further information, contact Brook Taylor at (217) 265 - 0474 or email@example.com.
STORIES OF GIVING
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.