Check out The Career Center

Submitted by schmallr on August 23, 2010 - 10:03am

Fall Hours and Services: The Career Center is open from 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Call 217-333-0820 for more information.

Drop-in Services for August 23 - September 3, 2010 (no appointments are necessary)
In order to best meet students' needs during the first two weeks of school, The Career Center will be servicing students on a drop-in basis instead of scheduling appointments. They will return to regular drop-in and appointment times beginning Tuesday, September 7 (check out resources at

Service Learning Class available for Fall 2010: NRES 285/Community Stewardship through Environmental Education

Submitted by schmallr on August 23, 2010 - 10:02am

WANTED! University of Illinois students who
* are interested in the environment
* enjoy working with children
* want to make a difference in the community
* are eager to build their knowledge, skills, and resume
* need a 3-hour course that is educational and fun

Check out Study Abroad “First Steps” Meetings – held daily beginning 8/23/10

Submitted by schmallr on August 23, 2010 - 9:57am

Study Abroad First Steps Meetings are Monday-Friday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in FLB G46 (located in basement).

Pre-Law Advisory Services info

Submitted by schmallr on August 23, 2010 - 9:56am

Pre-Law Advising Services are pleased to introduce their newest program: Freshman Pre-Law Orientation sessions. This fall, they are introducing orientation sessions for all first-year pre-law students. First year students should attend an orientation prior to scheduling a one-on-one appointment with a pre-law advisor. These sessions will address basic law school planning, including what makes a good candidate, setting short-term and long-term goals, and how to find resources for exploring legal careers.

Spanish interpreters needed for help in connecting individuals to medical services

Submitted by schmallr on August 23, 2010 - 9:55am

SmileHealthy is in desperate need of bilingual volunteers in order to provide affordable dental services to Latino children in the community. Currently, there is one bilingual volunteer that only helps schedule appointments for Latino patients.

Have you won any Awards or Scholarships this year that you haven’t told us about? Tell us now!

Submitted by schmallr on May 11, 2010 - 10:27am

Whether you’re a first-year student, sophomore, or junior, please contact Elizabeth Rockman at 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.

Announcing GLBL 298 Winter Break trip to Thailand (12/26/10-1/13/11), taught by CHP Faculty Helaine Silverman

Submitted by schmallr on May 11, 2010 - 10:26am

CHP Faculty Helaine Silverman will be leading GLBL 298HS (CRN 56472) over Winter Break (December 26, 2010 through January 13, 2011) – to Thailand. Travel to this fascinating country with archaeologist Helaine Silverman (Professor, Department of Anthropology and CHP Faculty) to undertake a cultural heritage project in Thailand’s northeast region. This is a course about cultural heritage tourism and its foreseen as well as unintended impacts on local communities.

1867 Society helps support the Undergraduate Library

Submitted by schmallr on May 11, 2010 - 10:25am

On May 6, 2010, members of the 1867 Society Executive Council provided a check for $1,100 to the Undergraduate Library. The student group, which aims to increase philanthropic support at Illinois, for Illinois, started the fund in 2008 as a way for student donors to support campus projects that they cared about. They were able to raise $1,100 over two years. As part of the process, donors were given the chance to vote on one of three campus projects that would receive the money. The Undergraduate Library won by several votes.

Opportunity to teach in Korea: Information Session on 5/12/10

Submitted by schmallr on May 11, 2010 - 10:24am

With full benefits of round-trip airfare, accommodation, field trips, and monthly stipend, you are invited by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to teach after-school English classes 15 hours per week at Korean public elementary schools in rural areas.

Eligibility for TALK program (at least six months or one year)
* Junior or Senior undergraduate students or anyone who has 2 year college education
* Citizen or permanent resident from one of the seven designated countries where the primary language is English

Volunteer at the Leal PTA Fun Fair

Submitted by schmallr on May 11, 2010 - 10:23am

There will be a Fun Fair at Leal Elementary School (312 West Oregon Street Urbana, IL 61801) on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help set up, run games and food stands, and help clean up after the Fun Fair. We are looking for help from excited people who enjoy working with elementary-school aged kids. Also, if you can speak some Spanish, this would be a great opportunity for you to use your skills!

Check out the Student Alumni Ambassadors GradFest on 5/16/10

Submitted by schmallr on May 11, 2010 - 10:21am

The Student Alumni Ambassadors invite seniors to join in their end of the year affair known as GradFest!

Safety reminders

Submitted by schmallr on May 11, 2010 - 10:18am

Be Safe on Campus: trust your instincts! In case you don't feel safe, see any dangerous activity or just want to get away from a harmful or unwanted situation, you should know the right numbers to call so you can help keep campus safe.

Safewalks and UI Police: 333-1216
Saferides: 265-RIDE
Rape Hotline: 355-5203
Crimestoppers: 373-TIPS
Emergency Dean: 333-0050
Campus Parking (roadside assistance) 244-HELP
McKinley Health Center (dial a nurse) 333-2700

Reminder: 5/6/10 Fulbright workshop sponsored by the National and International Scholarships Program

Submitted by schmallr on May 3, 2010 - 9:47am

The National and International Scholarships Program has scheduled a 90-minute workshop focusing on student Fulbright grants for Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 66 of the Library (enter down the stairs from Wright Street). The 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, 2010.

Check out The Career Center Send-Off on 5/6/10

Submitted by schmallr on May 3, 2010 - 9:46am

The Career Center Summer Send-Off will be Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Courtyard area behind the Student Arcade Building (enter area from Wright or John Street).

Stop by to take a break and get free food! Fun prizes! Fun WPGU games and music! The Career Center wants to send students off in style, reward their hard work, and give them tools to have an awesome summer!

Questions? Contact The Career Center at 217-333-0820 or visit


Japan House presents “Exploring the Gardens of Japan” on 5/5/10

Submitted by schmallr on May 3, 2010 - 9:46am

The Japan House presents the last event of their Cultural Enrichment Series is Wednesday, May 5, 2010: “Exploring the Gardens of Japan” by James Bier at the Japan House at 5:30 p.m.

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