As most of you know, the Campus Honors Program offers summer-only research and travel grants for Chancellor's Scholars (deadline in the spring). For several years, the CHP has also been setting aside a total of $1,000 per academic year to assist with the costs of travel to a professional conference where the student is participating (ie., not just attending as an observer, but presenting a paper or poster). The maxima for support are $100 for a poster session and $200 for a paper presentation. To apply for a conference travel grant, send a request outlining the details of your participation to CHP Associate Director Elizabeth Rockman at email@example.com. Please be sure to include:
Have you had an Internship with the Federal Government? If so, check out this advisory committee opportunity
Gregg Hatch and Imants Jaunarajs would like to “find students who have served in internship positions with the federal government. The purpose is to establish a student advisory group that can work with us to effectively reach out to students, determine their needs, how to best market/improve our programs/services and share their experiences/contacts with other students.” If you have done this, you can either contact Elizabeth Rockman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or get in touch directly with Greg Hatch at email@example.com or Imants Jaunarajs at Imants@illinois.edu.
The Career Center is one of five schools nationwide awarded the Call to Serve Grant from the Partnership for Public Service (www.partnershipforpublicservice.org). Their goal is to provide resources, guidance and assistance to students, faculty and staff across campus. To date, staff at The Career Center have met with referred students, hosted a Federal Training Advisor workshop, hosted Partnership webinars, and offered workshops that focus on introducing to students positive aspects of working for the federal government and finding and applying for full-time and internship positions. They are currently in the process of expanding some of these services and constructing a web site. Finally, these programs and services are aimed at students of all academic disciplines and levels.
Tim Carlson of IFE will be on campus on September 14, 2009 to speak with students interested in finding out more about IFE's Paris Field Study and Internship Program, which is now a part of the Illinois curriculum. There will be an information session from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in 1038 Foreign Languages Building, or students can make an appointment during the day with Sherry Danielson in SAO. Feel free to mention this to anyone you know who speaks some French. Students continue to pursue a wide variety of goals and projects through IFE, with a good number of them bringing back a topic and some research for a follow-on senior thesis, etc.
Conference on 9/10-9/11/09: “Campaign Communities: New Historical Perspectives on Armies, Gender, and the State”
The conference, organized in honor of John A. Lynn on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Illinois and the start of his new position at Northwestern University, examines the intersections of gender history and military history in early modern and modern Europe. The wide-ranging conference includes presenters:
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Hervé Drévillon, CNRS and Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Alan Forrest, University of York
The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, September 10-11, 2009 in the Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana, IL. Registration is free at the conference website: http://www.conferences.uiuc.edu/JohnLynn/ For further information, please contact Craig Koslofsky, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Sandberg, email@example.com.
Interested in a Free Master’s Degree in Political Science? The Civic Leadership Program’s application deadline 9/30/09
The Civic Leadership Program is a joint undergraduate/masters program for all students interested in public policy. Any majors from any college are welcomed to apply (yes even you engineers and architects). The program selects current Illinois students in September of their Junior year. Current Civic Leadership Fellows have benefited from exciting internships, generous financial support, trips abroad, and a capstone policy initiative project. For more information on applying contact Donald Greco, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.civicleadership.uiuc.edu. Application deadline is September 30, 2009.
If you missed the “Special Edition KDR NewsByte Announcement” on Friday, see the CHP website for more information at ./?q=kdr; sign-up for new incoming and off-cycle students will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2009, and for all other students at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2009. The SAS schedule will be released by mid-September, with sign-up a week or so later.
Reminder about HSC Power-Dinner with Foreign Service Officer and CHP Alumnus Jim Jay on 9/1/09 – sign up now!
Come enjoy dinner and an informal conversation at the Honors House with Jim Jay, CHP Alumnus and Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. He’ll talk about the selection process for FSOs, the work he does overseas, career paths for FSOs with the Department of State, and just general information on being an FSO. If you’re interested in law, international studies, foreign relations or even simply thinking about studying abroad, sign up on the Events Calendar at ./?q=event and show up hungry and curious about working in another country.
If you are a senior, and want to apply to Homecoming Court, go to http://admin.illinois.edu/homecoming/court.html for information about the application process; the deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at noon – so don’t wait! If you are just interested in what Homecoming Week is all about, and information on related events, there are links to the left that provide resources such as schedule, etc.
Thanks to Chasity Bree of the Illini Union for this information item.
Help the 1867 Society raise funds for student initiatives, scholarships, etc. – deadline to apply is 9/11/09
The 1867 Society Council is looking for student leaders to help promote student philanthropy at Illinois, for Illinois. If you have an interest in leading fundraising, advertising, event planning, budgeting, or recruiting efforts at a campus level then you might consider applying for a position on the Executive Council. You can submit an application online at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/237695. The deadline is Friday, September 11, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. The Council will initially focus on increasing participation in the 1867 Society, which recognizes students who make gifts to the campus. As part of the council, you will have the opportunity to learn about the campus fundraising operations, influence your peers in a way that supports campus, and gain experiences that will impact your skills and marketability among employers.
Check out the Engineering Career Fair in Illini Union Rooms ABC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about this career fair, please go to www.engr.uiuc.edu/ecs; for more general information about career resources, go to www.careercenter.uiuc.edu.
Thanks to Katie Flint of The Career Center for this information item.
Available staff positions include: accompanist, vocal director, master carpenter, scenic charge, lighting designer, sound designer, props coordinator, and an assistant stage manager. Interview sign-up and applications are in the IUB office, Room 227, Illini Union. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interested in working on the musical marketing street team? Contact Chancellor’s Scholar Tom Hord at email@example.com to join! Interested volunteers for stage crew should contact Stephanie Jones at SMJones340@gmail.com for more information.
The Study Abroad Office presents First Steps Meetings, which address how to choose a study abroad program, scholarships, financial aid, and the application process. Please note that the First Steps location is different for each semester. This information is always up-to-date on our website; the current information is:
First Steps, Monday-Friday, 4:00 p.m. in 303 English Building
The Study Abroad Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to speak with study abroad advisors, returned students, and international students. The information is as follows:
Study Abroad Fair, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 in Illini Union Rooms B, C & South Lounge from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Women’s Therapy Group is a therapy group for lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning women focusing on the various issues that impact LBQQ women’s lives. The LBQQ Women’s Therapy Group is an opportunity to decrease the alienation and isolation of being a LBQQ woman in a majority heterosexual environment. Whether you’re out to everyone or just to yourself, this group is a safe space to find support and learn more about yourself. The leaders are Anita Hund & Megan Paceley, and the times are Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. (open only to UIUC students). For more information, contact Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org or 333-3704 or visit the Counseling Center’s Groups website at http://www.counselingcenter.uiuc.edu/?page id=59
An interdisciplinary symposium on critical theory and Anglo-Saxon England, “Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Studies,” is being sponsored by the University of Illinois and the University of Texas at Arlington on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana, IL
The participants of Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Studies include scholars from across North America and Europe who are currently exploring the role of theoretically-informed and oriented work on and around Anglo-Saxon England. The advent of critical theory is arguably the single most profound influence on study in the humanities in recent times, and scholars increasingly recognize that study of the earliest periods of European culture has in many ways been at the heart of the critical theory movement. Not only were a number of the practitioners of contemporary theory themselves medievalists, or were influenced by their readings of medieval texts, but scholars of the Middle Ages have been active in dismantling the strictures of Enlightenment progressivism by insisting that the medieval period is apt to any theoretically-charged discussion. Perhaps more importantly, the interdisciplinarity that grounds medieval studies has long questioned both the practicality of firm boundaries between history, literature, and culture and the claims to novelty of post-Enlightenment thought. Medievalists have thus been quick to point out the ways in which post-modern critique, while espousing an anti-teleological rhetoric, has nonetheless replicated a teleology in its own practice, concentrating primarily on the modern and the contemporary while attributing transparency and homogeneity to earlier periods. Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Studies poses a set of crucial questions about these developments: how does theoretical work fit within or expand the traditional disciplinary paradigms and aims of Anglo-Saxon studies? What does such work contribute to our understanding of critical theory in general (i.e. outside the discipline of Anglo-Saxon studies)? How can such work foster dialogue between scholars working on different time periods or in different disciplines, and in what ways does the early period interrogate and reframe the assumptions underlying contemporary theoretical modes of inquiry?
programs are shown on the Events Calendar at ./?q=event (click on the date of the event for a full description) and also at ./?q=kdr.
1) “Hip Hop Project: Insight into the Hip Hop Generation” (music/arts performance) – Wednesday,
October 14, 2009
2) “November Dance: SFX” (dance performance) – Wednesday, November 11, 2009
3) “The Marriage of Figaro” (Mozart opera) – Wednesday, November 11, 2009
NOTE: As you can see, “November Dance: SFX” and “The Marriage of Figaro” are at the same time are at the same time, so please do not sign up for both even if either one has a wait-list.