Explore our regular brief newsletter listing current events and activities of interest to CHP students. CHP students should already receive a copy in their university email inbox. Contact Elizabeth Rockman at if you have not received a copy.

  • Inventors!: Apply for a James Dyson Award by 7/19/23
    James Dyson Award Application: The James Dyson Award, an annual engineering competition run by Dyson’s charity, is now open and accepting submissions from young inventors who have ideas to improve our planet. The award is open to entrepreneurial undergraduates and recent graduates who have developed solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, using science, sustainable … Read more
  • GRADUATES, Congratulations!, and ALL STUDENTS: Let us know about your awards/scholarships *and* summer plans (especially if you’re staying local)!
    Whether you’re a first-year student, sophomore, or junior, please contact Elizabeth Rockman at if you’ve earned any wards/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 in the CHP Annual, the Campus Honors … Read more
  • Spring 2023 SAS and KDR open for registration now!
    Spring 2023 Semester SAS offerings are listed below (registration is now open!, through the day before each program); every event must be registered for, and confirmation info will be sent to all registrants a few days before each event): The Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) is a series of events offered throughout the year by faculty … Read more
  • 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium is 4/27/23, and app deadline to present is 3/10/23
    Scheduled for Thursday April 27, 2023, the Undergraduate Research Symposium is a daylong event organized and hosted by OUR where students can present poster, oral, and creative presentations. The URS will be held in the Illini Union. For all information – and to apply to present! – go to The application portal for students to … Read more
  • Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship applications due 1/27/23
    If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who studies or are interested in studying a less commonly taught language (any language except French, German, and Spanish), consider applying for a Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for Summer 2023 and/or Academic Year 2023-24! This is a prestigious fellowship that supports the study … Read more
  • The Career Center has temporarily relocated!
    Due to some construction next door, The Career Center is temporarily moving to be able to continue to provide services and programs uninterrupted. Starting on January 17, The Career Center is located at 616 East Green Street, Suite 214 (above McDonald’s). Appointments, services, and programming will be provided in this temporary space until further notice. Their … Read more
  • Illinois Design Consulting: Info Night 1/18/23 and Application Deadline 1/20/23
    You are welcome to a great co-curricular opportunity for students interested in gaining real-world experience in UX and human-centered design. Gies College of Business and Siebel Center for Design have partnered to create Illinois Design Consulting (IDC), which brings together students from across campus, building teams who use design-thinking to provide solutions for a range … Read more
  • Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship for Poetry – Submissions due 1/31/23!
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship, a poetry prize open to first-year undergraduates in all majors.  This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing … Read more
  • CHP NewsBytes – Welcome Back Edition
    Stop by this morning for Donuts and Coffee! And 1st HSC meeting of the semester is Tuesday, 1/10/23 – TODAY – all are welcome! Stop by the Honors House THIS MORNING for Donuts and Coffee – a warm and welcoming start to the semester!
  • Have a great Winter Break, and see you next year!
    Honors Student Council will see you in January! All students are welcome to join one of the HSC Committees. Your HSC Exec Board Officers for this year are: Nic Davis – PresidentFlor Quiroz – Secretary and Social Media ChairAlejandro Pulido – Vice President of the Academic Engagement CommitteeRosie Martinez – Vice President of the Arts CommitteeAmanda Finn – Vice President of … Read more
  • Freshmen and sophomores: Fulbright U.K. Info Session on 1/12/23!
    Do you want to study in the United Kingdom this summer for free? The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes offer five programs next summer: The Summer Institutes cover the majority of the participant costs (round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the university, room and board, and social programs).  Students must be US … Read more
  • Finals Week Snacks for Success Pop-up at the Orange Room at the Main Library on 12/12/22!
    Stop by at Orange Room at the Library on Monday, 12/12/22 for Snacks for Success Pop-up to grab some international snacks and drinks and finish the semester strong! Co-sponsored by International Education, McKinley Health Center and University Housing. Funded by Office of Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Broadening Inclusion Grant.
  • Campus Honors Program Holiday Open House
    Please join us for the Campus Honors Program Holiday Open House on December 1, 2022, at the Honors House from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.  We hope you can join us!
  • Upcoming Library workshops: Self-care on 11/16 and Study Skills for Neurodiverse Students on 11/30
    Self Care Workshop, 11/16 (6pm, zoom) Self-care is a vital part of maintaining one’s physical and mental health but what does that even mean? Self-care can often feel overwhelming and even become stress inducing when we realize how time and cost intensive it is to set up a home spa day, but this doesn’t have … Read more
  • Apply to be a CARE Facilitator (and take CHLH)
    Want to create positive change on campus? Interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to prevent sexual violence in our community? Looking for a paid job? Consider enrolling in CHLH 126: CARE next semester to become a paid peer educator in the Fall! All students are invited and encouraged to enroll. TR 3:30 – … Read more
  • Undergraduate Research Certificate info!
    Did you know? You can apply your summer research experience towards the Undergraduate Research Certificate! The Undergraduate Research Certificate requires you to satisfy specific criteria across your research experience(s) here at Illinois and provides an added and prestigious credential to present to employers and graduate schools. Start your certificate application now (even if you don’t … Read more
  • Native American Heritage Month Events
  • Undergrads from all majors: Do research with impact this summer! 11/17 Zoom Info Session
    Spend your summer conducting research that makes an impact on our local community through the Community-Academic Scholars Initiative. This 10-week summer research experience empowers undergraduates from any major to address critical issues related to health, poverty, and/or social inequity in Champaign County and beyond. Scholars from disciplines across campus work with an Illinois researcher and … Read more
  • Thanksgiving Meal Drive 2022 – donate by 11/14/22!
    It’s that time of year again for the Thanksgiving Meal Drive. Donations are being accepted now through Monday November 14th, 2022 at the University YMCA, Room 15.  Please scan the QR code or click to  register your participation and learn more about the many ways you can give.  Registration allows the Office of Civic Life to … Read more
  • The Japan House Bazaar is back! Note your calendar for 12/10 and 12/11/22
    Back by popular acclaim, the Japan House will host their Bazaar on December 10 and 11!