Colleges Against Cancer is holding their annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society on April 23-24 from 7p.m to 7a.m at the Outdoor Track and Soccer Stadium. This event brings campus members together to celebrate the lives of peo¬ple who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Teams of people fundraise prior to the event. The day of the event, teams enjoy music, food, and games while camping out around the track all night. Being a Team Captain is a fun and meaningful leadership experience.
The Student Alumni Ambassadors and the University of Illinois Alumni Association recognize outstanding seniors through the annual Senior 100 Honorary. Recipients of this award are honored for their outstanding achievements in leadership, academics and campus involvement throughout their undergraduate education.
The Penny Dreadful Players are hosting auditions for The Graduate on March 16, 2010. No preparation is necessary, just show up between 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 to the Gregory Hall Lobby. Show dates are April 30 and May 1, 2010. Any questions, please e-mail Chancellor’s Scholar Alison Trouy at firstname.lastname@example.org
A new student organization, Students For Teach For India, is hosting a lecture on promoting literacy in India.
Previously known as the Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute (SESI), the name of the program has been changed to reflect the growth of the institute into year-round educational opportunities offered by the Social Entrepreneurship Institute. As the centerpiece program of the Social Entrepreneurship Institute, SESP offers a week-long conference of workshops and presentations (June 7-11, 2010) delivered by faculty members and academic and business professionals, which emphasizes a curriculum in business skills and social entrepreneurship.
The Class of 1941 Memorial Excellence Award recognizes one man and one woman from the junior class who has excelled academically, and has volunteered as leaders of extracurricular activities sanctioned by the University. The deadline for the Class of 1941 Memorial Excellence Award is April 16, 2010. To receive full consideration your application should be postmarked or received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date.
Frontiers International Health Society is hosting two events:
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in 180 Bevier Hall the Invisible Children Roadies will be here as a part of their Legacy tour. Please join in for a movie screening about the conflict in Northern Uganda, as well as what you can do to change things. Free popcorn!
The Larsen Award was established to honor individuals and or groups that make significant contributions to the campus consistent with the general mission of the Counseling Center. Eligibility is open to any person or group that is part of the University community (except for individuals associated with the Counseling Center).
Any person or group that is part of the University community (except individuals associated with the Counseling Center) is eligible for these awards. Preference will be given to students or a student group.
The Department of History presents “The British Empire in India: Beginnings and Endings,” a lecture by Nicholas B. Dirks, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History, Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty, Columbia University, on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at 223 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright Street, Urbana, Illinois.
Professor Dirks' talk will connect his work on the early history of empire in India with his current research on U.S. interest in India in the 1940’s.
The Center for Advanced Study is a cosponsor of this event.
Apply for an the Charles P. Wolff Memorial Intern at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs by 3/15/10
Apply by 3/15/10 for a paid Public Policy Internship on campus. The Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) at the University of Illinois seeks an undergraduate junior or senior who has a genuine interest in exploring public policy to become the Charles P. Wolff Memorial intern. This highly competitive paid internship begins in June 2010 for summer and the ensuing academic year. The Wolff intern is responsible for tasks pertaining to the Institute’s communications and public engagement activities.
The Non-Profit and Government Career Fair is being hosted by The Career Center on March 15, 2010 from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Illini Union Rooms A, B, C; for more information, go to www.careercenter.illinois.edu.
Thanks to Katie Flint for this information item.
Islamic Awareness Week (IAW) will be held next week and is sponsored by the Muslim Students Association:
“Beyond the Veil” with Speaker Yusra Al-Shawaf, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Women's Resource Center (On the corner of Wright and Green above Freestar Bank)
“Common Ground Among the Abrahamic Faiths” with Speaker Dr. Jerald F. Dirks, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at 120 Architecture Building (http://illinois.edu/ricker/CampusMap?buildingID=50&target=displayHighlight)
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities presents “Slow Violence and the Drama Deficit of Climate Change,” a lecture by Robert Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, on March 9, 2010 at 7:30 in the Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor; moderator is Gillen D. Wood, Nicholson Professor, English/Environmental Change Institute Scholar.
The Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Certificate in Global Security for undergraduate students.
The Seventh Annual Share-A-Meal will be held in Champaign-Urbana on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. The event is sponsored by Community Shares of Illinois, a non-profit organization representing over 75 charities, including 11 in Champaign County.
Four restaurants in Champaign-Urbana will donate 20-50% of their sales on March 9, 2010 to Community Shares of Illinois. Diners will also have the option to direct a portion of their bill to any of Community Shares’ 75 member charities.
Participating restaurants in Champaign-Urbana:
* Luna - 116 N. Chestnut, Champaign (lunch)