University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

  • 4/4/2015

    The CCB will host the 2015 Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 4 from 7-9 pm at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Building, Room 126, 501 E. Daniel St. in Champaign. Coordinated this year by GSLIS student Amy Atkinson and Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Kate McDowell, the Festival will feature both new performers and returning seasoned storytellers sharing age-old folklore, personal stories, and everything in between. With this select lineup of engaging GSLIS students, alumni, and faculty telling tales from the profound to the profoundly delightful, the evening is sure to entertain. And if you want to join in the fun yourself, take advantage of the open mic storytelling opportunity following the program.

    The cost for general admittance is $5 and is $3 for students with a Student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning at 6:15 pm. Some material will not be appropriate for children.

    For more information or if you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this program/event, contact the CCB at (217) 244-9331 or

  • 4/6/2015

    Help us celebrate all things international April 6-12, 2015, on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.International Week at Illinois is comprised of a series of educational, cultural and recreational events designed to foster interest in our global community. Coordinated by International Programs and Studies and a cross-campus organizing committee, the goal of International Week is to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities and resources at Illinois. We invite students, faculty, staff, and the Champaign-Urbana community to join us in celebrating international education at Illinois.

    To become involved with International Week 2015, contact Nicole Tami at 333-1993 or via email at

    More details can be found on the International Week webpage.

  • 4/7/2015

    Elaine Gort from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will give a lunch talk to discuss how the USPTO office can assist inventors and entrepreneurs with patents, trademarks, and protecting intellectual property.

    Lunch will be provided.

  • 4/7/2015

    Join us for an evening reading followed by a book signing. Richard Blanco’s books will be available for purchase in the foyer outside the ballroom.

    This event is free and open to the public.  


    About the Speaker

    Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history—the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. He was born in Madrid to Cuban exiled parents and raised in Miami, and the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his three collections of poetry: City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to The Beach of the Dead, and Looking for The Gulf Motel. His awards include the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the Thom Gunn Award. He has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and National Public Radio’s Fresh Air. A builder of cities as well as poems, Blanco holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.F.A in Creative Writing. He is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and has received honorary doctorates from Macalester College, Colby College, and the University of Rhode Island. He has taught at Central Connecticut State University, Georgetown University, and American University. Blanco currently lives in Bethel, Maine. A memoir of his childhood in Miami, The Prince of Los Cocuyos, was recently published by Ecco/Harper Collins.

    Read more about Richard Blanco at

  • 4/8/2015

    This will be the 9th annual Corporate Internships & Careers Fair to take place in the Research Park. This is a great way for students to meet the companies and see what opportunities are available, both in the way of internships and full-time employment, in the Research Park. Each year 200-300 students attend. It is also a great opportunity for Research Park companies who would benefit from recruiting more University of Illinois students for internships and/or full-time positions. Students DO NOT need to register for this event. Please Amy Fruehling ( or 217-265-4045) with general questions about the event. We will open registration in March.


    The Research Park Career Fair registration is now live and open to companies. Please use this link . Once you click the link you will be directed to the page below asking whether you are a new participant or not. This will allow companies without an I-Link account to register without incident. Companies that have I-Link accounts can click past participants and their information will be self-populated for them.