The Campus and Community Day of Service is coming up on April 5, 2014. The Office of Public Engagement is planning the event - they hope to package 147,000 meals for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, a thousand meals for every year of public engagement since the U of I was chartered. Registration is currently live at https://cuvolunteer.org/DayOfService2014 so people can sign up now!
Thanks to Chancellor’s Scholar Erica Allender for this information item.
The 2014 All-Campus Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at ARC. Employers in attendance will be recruiting students from all majors.
To prepare for the fair, please direct students to the event LiveBinder at: http://go.illinois.edu/Student2014ACCF.
It includes information on how to prepare, including a list of attending companies and pre-fair workshops. The LiveBinder will be continually updated as information about the fair becomes available. I have also attached our event postcard.
The Illini 4000 is a nonprofit organization here on campus dedicated to the fight against cancer. Every year, a group of students rides from New York City to San Francisco to fundraise for cancer research and patient services as well as raise awareness. The team also adds to the Portraits Project, which is a collection of stories from anyone who has had any type of experience with cancer. The Project grows each year and is just one more way we are attempting to grow the cancer community and share their experiences (portraitsproject.org).
From Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise:
“I am delighted to share with you that Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom will offer a public talk on March 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in room 1005 of the Beckman Institute, entitled “Through a Glass Darkly: What the Future of Higher Education Might Be.”
IPRH & Beckman host David Yager: “The Case for an Unusual Collaboration: Artist-Designer, Physicians, and Nurses” on 3/13/14
Jointly Sponsored by IPRH and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Medical Humanities Lecture Series presents
David Yager (Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz) on “The Case for an Unusual Collaboration: Artist-Designer, Physicians, and Nurses” on March 13, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S Gregory St, Urbana)
This event is free and open to the public.
Please take a look at the Undergraduate Library’s recent UGL Newsletter, edited by Eric Kurt. They changed our name from the UGL Edge and had students (patrons) vote on a new name. It is now the UGLetter. Happy Reading at http://www.library.illinois.edu/export/ugl/theedge/UGLetter_Feb_2014.pdf. Previous issues are available at: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/theedge/index.html
Thanks to Lori Mestre of the Undergraduate Library for this information item.
The Center for Advanced Study CAS/MillerComm2014 program presents Sally Haslanger, who will give a CAS MillerComm2014 presentation, “Social Meaning and Social Justice” on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana.
Sally Haslanger is from the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Wanted: Student Intern to Serve as an Administrator of an NGO (Hours Variable/Flexible, ca. 1-¬‐6 Hours/Week)
Goal: Help establish and maintain an NGO aiding an impoverished community in rural West Africa
What you’ll gain from the experience: Incredible opportunity to help create an internationally oriented NGO from the ground up. Hands-¬‐on experience exploring rural community development projects, organizing records, filing legal paperwork, coordinating meetings, & more!
Required traits for our intern‐administrator:
*Grad or undergrad student in the UIUC business school
On Saturday, March 29, Illinois Pre-Health Day will take place on our campus. This will bring together various Illinois health professional school and their admissions representatives to provide pre-health advisors and pre-health students with relevant information regarding the process of applying to health professional schools.
Please visit the event website for more information and a link to registration: http://ilprehealthday.wordpress.com/
The schools/programs currently confirmed to attend (as of February 25, 2014) are:
*Illinois College of Optometry
The Boneyard Creek Community Day is an annual litter clean-up event on April 12, 2014. During the event, volunteers pick up litter all over Champaign Urbana including campus. Previous year’s photos may be viewed via our website: http://boneyardcreek.org/photos.html. Participants will receive a t-shirt and a thank you lunch. Registration deadline is April 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Register now at http://boneyardcreek.org/event.html.
Thanks to the OVP listserv for this information item.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science.
Through the Senior 100 Honorary program, the University of Illinois Alumni Association and its Student Alumni Ambassadors recognize undergraduate members of the Class of 2014 for both their past accomplishments and their continued commitment to the University.
Selection of Senior 100 honorees will be based on:
*academic standing (minimum grade point of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
*demonstration of past involvement, initiative and leadership in both campus and community activities
REMINDER: Undergraduates may apply for IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities, 2013–14: Deadline is 3/14/14
IPRH has recognized outstanding humanities research in numerous ways during its sixteen-year existence. The IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities allow us to celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship, and we are pleased to solicit submissions and nominations for the 2013–14 academic year. These prizes recognize outstanding humanities research at the University of Illinois, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. The awards will be presented at a reception on May 6, 2014.
Join Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children (FIMRC) and American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for the special screening of Blood Brother on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in 228 NHB. This award-winning film follows Rocky Braat, a man who dropped everything to work with HIV-positive orphans in India. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door, on the quad starting 3/3, or via PayPal on their website. All proceeds will go towards FIMRC’s clinic in Nicaragua and for Relay for Life.
Your Identity @ Work will be on March 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Ikenberry SDRP Room 2009.
What does my (gender, religion, sexuality, race, disability) have to do with getting a job or applying to grad school? Come learn why identity matters in your job and graduate school search. Learn strategies from professionals and alumni and find out how you can create positive change in the workplace or school. Lunch will be provided.