Scholar Adventurers Series

The Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) is a series of events offered throughout the year by faculty members and others from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in interesting research projects or special educational endeavors. Students may register for Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs on the Events Calendar.


Spring 2019 semester offerings (click here if you would like to see the .pdf list with fuller descriptions):

Why We All Should Care About Climate Change, Donald J. Wuebbles – Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.; includes light dinner

Come Share “Food of the Gods,” Theobroma Cacao (aka chocolate), Robert Skirvin – Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. OR 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Acing the Interview – Tips and Mock Interviews, Monica Towner and Mock Interview Team Members – Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.; includes light dinner

Create Your Own ePortfolio with Digication, Catherine LaBore – Friday, February 8, 2019, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.; includes light dinner

News Media Literacy and Conspiracy Theories, Stephanie Craft – Monday, February 18, 2019, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Organized Labor and Implications for Illinois and the Nation, Robert Bruno – Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.; includes light dinner

Tour of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Gabrielle LaBare – Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

The Physics of Baseball, Alan Nathan – Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.; includes light dinner

Tea Ceremony at Japan House, Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud and Kimiko Gunji – Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Nationally Competitive Scholarships, David Schug and Suzanna Challen – Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. OR 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.; includes light dinner

Siebel Center for Design “Pop-Up”, Rachel Switzky – Friday, April 12, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentations/CHP Symposium on Undergraduate Research – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:10 – 6:50 p.m.; includes light dinner


Students entering the CHP in Fa18 must participate in at least eight Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs prior to graduation (approximately one per semester). For students who entered prior to Fa18, participation in four SAS programs is required.

A student may sign up for more than one SAS per semester, however, repeat attendance in the same SAS does not earn additional credit.

If you need to cancel a registration, please delete your submission using the link in the confirmation email that was sent upon submission of your registration, and contact the CHP at chp@illinois.edu. Doing so may allow another student the opportunity to attend and complete a cocurricular requirement. If a program is full when you try to sign up, you will be prompted to contact chp@illinois.edu to be placed on the waitlist.

*The CHP is offering two Chocolate Tasting Labs for the Spring 2019 semester. Students should register for only one.


Questions? Comments? Contact chp@illinois.edu. Suggestions for future SAS programs? Please send an email to CHP Associate Director Elizabeth Rockman at rockman@illinois.edu.