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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Chapter Presidents Leadership Academy   The Chapter Presidents Retreat is an event that provides all chapter presidents with invaluable information, fun, leadership training, and networking opportunities. The curriculum is designed specifically for chapter presidents.
Date:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time:
Check in begins at 9:45, event starts at 10:00am
Location:
SDRP 2025

New Chapter President Orientation
All newly elected Chapter Presidents must attend the New Chapter President Orientation to learn about the roster system, expectations of Chapter Presidents and meet the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff.
Date: Tuesday, January 24
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Noyes 165

Greek Oscars Award Nominations Online now!  
The application for Greek Oscars is live! The applications will close on January 23rd at 11:59 PM. Greek Oscars is an award ceremony to recognize outstanding chapters and individuals within our fraternity and sorority community, including council recognition. The links to the Council Awards and Individual Awards can be found at http://fsaffairs.illinois.edu/programs/greek-oscars/.   Apply now!

G.L.A.S.S.
Looking for a personalized, discussion-based alcohol safety program for your chapter? Request our one-hour Greeks Learning Alcohol Safety Skills (GLASS) program!

For more information on the program, please contact Jessica Campion, F.R.E.S.H. Greeks Coordinator at jcampio2@illinois.edu 

Greek Life Balance  
Greek Life Balance is looking for participating chapters for Spring 2017! This no-cost, points-earning, co-created wellness program initiative between Fraternity & Sorority Affairs and the McKinley Health Center strives to provide flexible, chapter-requested programming for a variety of health and wellness topics, including but not limited to: stress and time management, sexual health, nutrition, etc. If your chapter is interested in participating in Spring 2017, please attend the kickoff on Tuesday, January 24th at 1 pm in the Arcade conference room (713 S Wright St). If you have questions, please email Jessica Campion at jcampio2@illinois.edu!

Campus and Community Announcements 
The Illini Union and State Farm Center is currently exploring possible artists to perform at Spring Jam 2017 - but we need your help.  
We ask that you take a short survey at: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4249791 to help us narrow down our potential artist list. Please note, that none of these artists has confirmed availability or willingness to perform at Spring Jam but are included to help us identify options that University of Illinois students may be most interested in seeing.

Poverty Simulation
Of all Dr. King’s messages, one of his most prominent was the issue of poverty. The School of Social Work at U of I will be hosting a poverty simulation to help local community members and students to better understand the issues, hurdles, and roadblocks faced by those living in poverty. The simulation will allow participants an opportunity to debrief their experiences and think about how they can begin to tackle the challenge of poverty in Champaign County.
Date:  Friday, January 20
Time:  1:00-3:00pm
Location:  School of Social Work, 1010 West Nevada Street, Room 2027, Urbana
To Register:
https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/993742
Contact: Katie Harmon (ksharmon@illinois.edu)

The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:   
Smooth Transitions: Adjusting to Home on-Campus
Date: January 31
Time: 
7:00pm
Location: 
406 Illini Union

Student Health Insurance
The Student Health Insurance enrollment/change period begins January 13, 2017 and ends February 3, 2017.  During this time students may add dependents to their plan, waive out of the Student Health Insurance, extend the Student Health Insurance into a non-registered semester and reinstate into the Student Health Insurance plan.  For more information please access our website at www.si.illinois.edu or e-mail us at insure@illinois.edu

I-PROGRAMS Registrations Open!! :
Spring registrations for i-programs are now open! An additional i-program has been added to the spring semester to accommodate the increasing demand! The first two I-programs coming your way are:

Petullo Insight  
Date: January, 21, 2017
Being aware of your own strengths and values is the first step towards being a leader. The Insight Leadership program is designed to help students focus on self-awareness and self-management.  This program will help students identify their personal values and personal leadership philosophy, while exploring their personal strengths and social identities.

Inclusion 
Date: January 28, 2017
Every day, you interact with people who are different from you – different thoughts, different beliefs, different value systems, different traditions. Differences can either be a source of great strength or the reason for divisions. INCLUSION engages with and unpacks concepts such as equity, equality, diversity, inclusion and bias. Through activity-based learning, INCLUSION teaches how to be a leader by understanding and embracing these differences.

These programs come at no additional cost to students enrolled in the university. Limited spots are available, so register today!

You can register for any ILC event by signing in using your NET ID here  and using the Registration tab to select the program of your choice

Diversity & Leadership Summit
Date: February 19
Price: Free and Lunch and snacks are provided
To register:

  • Visit: http://leadership.illinois.edu/login and log-in with your University of Illinois NetID
  • Click “Registration” on the left hand panel
  • Select “Workshops”
  • Select “Diversity and Leadership Summit” from the dropdown list and click “Register”

To learn more about the guest speaker please visit http://www.drceciliasuarez.com/

Apply Now!  
Apply to be on the Subcommittee on Student Conduct or the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct!  

Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students and faculty to enhance their academic experience. In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills, and to improve communication skills. Some students who have served on the committee have achieved great success in law school and other professional careers. Many students felt that their experience on the committee made a definite positive impact on their abilities to interview articulately and confidently. Many faculty members have said that they have appreciated the opportunity to work with students on the committee and to gain a better understanding of the challenges students in our community face.

You can find more information and the application here: http://www.conflictresolution.illinois.edu/subcommittees/default.asp

Volunteer Opportunities 
iENGAGE  
Volunteer at a local elementary school in Champaign during the iENGAGE Service Saturday program on Saturday, February 4!  iENGAGE programs are sponsored in part by the Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP), OIIR International Education, and International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS). For more information and to apply for a spot, go to: http://go.illinois.edu/iENGAGE.

Serve to Lead
Join student leaders from across campus and our guest speakers for this service leadership event. Facilitated by the Office of Volunteer Programs, this training will help participants build connections, develop new skills, cultivate passion, create social change, and more. This experience is meant for passionate volunteers, members of service RSOs, and student leaders. This is a free event for Illinois students. Lunch is provided. Limited spots available, apply now!
Date:  Friday, February 10, 2017
Time:  12-2pm
Location:  Illini Union 104
Price:  Free (and lunch is provided)
For more information contact the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs at ovp@illinois.edu

Mark Your Calendars!

 

January 21:  Chapter President Leadership Academy

January 24:  New Chapter President Orientation

January 27-28:  Council Executive Board Retreat

February 2-4:  AFLV

March 15:  Grade Release Cards Due