Study Abroad Office deadlines (priority and for Granada) coming up 6/1/10

Submitted by schmallr on May 3, 2010 - 9:45am

Reminder: the Study Abroad Office (SAO) PRIORITY deadline for Spring 2011 programs is June 1, 2010
and
the ONLY deadline for Spring 2011 in GRANADA is June 1, 2010.

Granada, Spain Info Session: Learn more about the program and talk to returned students. There will be a short presentation and then time for questions, so you can arrive any time during the hours indicated.

* Monday, May 3, 2010 – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in 132 Davenport Hall

Check out “iRock for Haiti” on 5/5/10

Submitted by schmallr on May 3, 2010 - 9:44am

Illinois for Haiti presents the ‘iRock for Haiti’ benefit show!

Learn more about labor issues through a Union Summer Internship; application deadline is 5/7/10

Submitted by schmallr on May 3, 2010 - 9:39am

Union Summer Internships 2010: Union Summer is a ten week educational internship in which participants are introduced to the labor movement. The Union Summer Internship will run from June 7, 2010 through August 13, 2010. It will begin with a weeklong orientation and training, which will be held in Washington, D.C. June 7-June 13, 2010. After the training, interns will work in teams in support of the AFL-CIO’s Jobs Campaign in various parts of the country. Union Summer is looking to recruit students with a strong commitment to social and economic justice.

CAS/Chancellor present “The TJ Tabasco Genome Story: A Porcine Blueprint for Agriculture, Life and Biomedical Sciences” on 4/26

Submitted by schmallr on April 26, 2010 - 9:08am

The Office of the Chancellor and the Center for Advanced Study present the Ninth Chancellor’s CAS Special Lecture, “The TJ Tabasco Genome Story: A Porcine Blueprint for Agriculture, Life and Biomedical Sciences” by Lawrence B. Schook , Gutgsell Professor of Animal Sciences and Director, Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum,
600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana.

Come celebrate Japan House Children’s Day on 5/2/10

Submitted by schmallr on April 26, 2010 - 9:07am

Japan House Children’s Day is Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Celebrate the traditional Japanese holiday of Children’s Day with crafts and activities for kids ages 3-10. They can make their own ikebana flower
arrangement, learn origami and have their name written in Japanese calligraphy! Free and open to all!

2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 244-9934 www.japanhouse.art.uiuc.edu

Thanks to Cynthia Voekl of the Japan House for this information item.

“Bios: Life, Death, Politics” Conference is 4/30-5/1/10

Submitted by schmallr on April 26, 2010 - 9:05am

“Bios: Life, Death, Politics” Conference is 4/30-5/1/10

“Bios: Life, Death, Politics” is a conference featuring keynote lectures by:
Paul Kahn, Yale Law
Paul Rabinow, UC Berkeley
Priscilla Wald, Duke

Participants include:
Timothy Campbell, Italian, Cornell
Cesare Casarino, Cultural Studies/Comp Lit, Minnesota
Sharad Chari, Geography, London School of Economics
Elizabeth Dauphinee, Political Science, York, Canada
Susan Greenhalgh, Anthropology, UC Irvine
Neni Panourgia, Anthropology, Columbia

C-U’s 2nd Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration is 5/2/10

Submitted by schmallr on April 26, 2010 - 9:04am

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month will be celebrated on Sunday, May 2, 2010, 2:00-4:00p.m. at Lincoln Square Village Mall, Urbana

Volunteer for the 5/2/10 MS Walk

Submitted by schmallr on April 26, 2010 - 9:03am

MS Walk Volunteers are needed!

Walk MS 2010 is on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana – at the Prairie Play pavilion. Volunteers are needed between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for set-up , break¬down, tshirt tables, etc. Groups can volunteer in shifts too. If interested please contact Jelinda Sexton at groady@mchsi.com or 586-4898.

Thanks to the OVP listserve for this information item.

Check out “Intangible Aspects of Women’s Curation: Dayak Museums on Borneo” on 4/23/10

Submitted by schmallr on April 19, 2010 - 10:15am

Christina Kreps, Director of Museum Studies, University of Denver, will speak on “Intangible Aspects of Women’s Curation: Dayak Museums on Borneo” on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in 160 English Building, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, Illinois.

Buy Green Tea Cherry Blossom Cupcakes to help support Japan House programs!

Submitted by schmallr on April 19, 2010 - 10:14am

Starting April 16, 2010 Cakes on Walnut will be selling Green Tea Cherry Blossom Cupcakes – green tea cakes made using Matcha (powdered green tea), frosted with a cherry buttercream and topped with a handmade sugar cherry blossom! Each will be sold for $3.25 and 50% of the proceeds will go to support programming at the University of Illinois Japan House!

“Take Back the Night” on 4/22/10

Submitted by schmallr on April 19, 2010 - 10:13am

Take Back the Night will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

This event is a rally and public protest against sexual violence. This event is open to everyone, and creates an opportunity for the entire community to come together and take a stand against sexual assault.

The march will start at Lincoln Square Mall (Green and Race St). People will begin gathering @ 5:30 p.m. The march is at 6:00 p.m., rally to follow the march!

For more information about the Take Back the Night Event, contact Jenn at the Womens Resources Center, 333-3137.

Check out Medical School Information Night on 4/21/10 and Pharmacy Dean’s Night on 4/22/10

Submitted by schmallr on April 19, 2010 - 10:13am

Medical School Application Night will be Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 103 Talbot Lab; Pre-Health Advisor Karen Paulsen will discuss the past years applicants, the AMCAS application process and have a Q &A.

Pharmacy Dean’s Night will be on Thursday, April 22, 201 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in 161 Noyes Lab. Interested in a career in pharmacy? Then don’t miss this night to visit with school deans and representatives from Midwestern, Purdue, SIUE, and UIC.

CAS/Chancellor presents “The TJ Tabasco Genome Story: A Porcine Blue Print for Agriculture, Life and Biomedical Sciences” on 4/

Submitted by schmallr on April 19, 2010 - 10:12am

The Office of the Chancellor and the Center for Advanced Study present the Ninth Chancellor’s CAS Special Lecture: “The TJ Tabasco Genome Story: A Porcine Blueprint for Agriculture, Life and Biomedical Sciences” by Lawrence B. Schook , Gutgsell Professor of Animal Sciences and Director, Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana.

Teach For America Webinars on 4/20/10, 4/22/10, and 4/29/10

Submitted by schmallr on April 19, 2010 - 10:12am

Join Teach For America for webinars:

Join TFA for a live, interactive online event featuring Teach For America’s CEO and Founder, Wendy Kopp. Wendy launched Teach For America twenty years ago to address a great injustice in America – the disparity of educational opportunities provided to low-income children and their wealthier peers. Learn more about this pressing social issue while hearing first-hand from Teach For America’s founder and CEO.

This event will be hosted online; you can watch it from any computer with internet access.

Nominations due 4/23/10 for OVP Outstanding Service Awards

Submitted by schmallr on April 19, 2010 - 10:11am

Office of Volunteer Programs Outstanding Service Awards:

OVP would like to recognize your organization’s commitment to serving the UI campus and CU community during the ’09-’10 Academic Year. To nominate a student or organization, fill out an ONLINE application at https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/373061. Applications are due by 12 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010. Winners will be announced at the end of National Volunteer Week. Any questions contact Anna at ovp@illinois.edu.

Thanks to the OVP listserve for this information item.