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  • Office of Undergraduate Research announces applications open for 4/19 URS, and reminder about grant

    The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting submissions for the 4/19/18 Undergraduate Research Syposium! The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 15-21), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. For more information on Undergraduate Research Week, the URS, and OUR programs, please visit the OUR website at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html

    Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:59 pm. The application can be found at http://go.illinois.edu/urs.   Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu; please put “URS Application” in the subject line.

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    The Office of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting applications for the following grant:  Undergraduate Research Support Grant - This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields. The deadline for applications is October 19 at 11:59pm. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

  • Perfectionism Workshop 4 part series starting 10/23/17

    Perfectionism Workshop:  Mondays 1:00-2:30PM, October 23 - November 13 @the Counseling Center.  This four-session skills-based workshop is designed to help students increase their awareness and insight into their perfectionism, as well as learn strategies for coping with perfectionism. This is open to ALL students, sign up with jungeun@illinois.edu.

  • Juniors interested in the Truman Scholarship: Info sessions 10/12 and 10/13

    The National and International Scholarships Program is offering a two-day event about the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  The Truman Scholarship offers $30,000 towards graduate study in public service fields.  Only Juniors are eligible for the award. On Thursday, October 12, attendants will receive an overview of the scholarship as well as get to talk to a former Truman Scholarship recipient from UI.  On Friday October 13, the Scholarships Program will offer a workshop on how to write a competitive scholarship packet.  Students are encouraged to attend both events.

    Thursday, October 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.:  Information session & discussion with UIUC’s 2017 Truman Scholar

    Friday, October 13, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.:  Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application.

    Both sessions held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor  Rm 514.  More information about the Truman can be found here: http://topscholars.illinois.edu/truman

    The Truman seeks juniors with a passion for public service. Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service, extracurricular involvement, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school. It awards $30,000 scholarships to U.S. citizen juniors who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service, broadly defined.  Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship. If interested, please attend one of our informational sessions outlining criteria and the application process.

    Thanks to Jeff Yockey of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • OVP hosts Weekend Service Trip in Kentucky 10/20 - 10/22/17

  • Critical Language Scholarship Application Due on Campus 11/15/17

    Apply now for the 2018 summer program!  The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

    Languages Offered:  The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.  http://clscholarship.org/

    Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu:  Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

    Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

    Chinese, Japanese, and Russian:  Intermediate and advanced levels.

    Thanks to Jeff Yockey of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • Help with the Campus Bicycle Census on 10/11/17!

    The Campus Bicycle Census is on October 11, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. -- across campus, at all bike racks.  What do you need: A smartphone and a bicycle, preferably. People without bikes or smartphones will have accommodations made for them! Everyone is invited. Map of Campus Area (organized into “blocks”): http://goo.gl/Cbq9Fj

    Help count bikes across campus! To better understand the demand for bicycle infrastructure, programming, and services, as well as to better track the impact of past improvements, regular bicycle counts are recommended for the University to know exactly how many bikes are on campus at any given time throughout each school year.

    Map of bike parking and bike information collected here: https://arcg.is/e48GK.  This last year has seen big improvements to campus bike racks. More bike parking has been added and old racks has been replaced. So much more can be done and the Bicycle Census information helps figure this information out. Let everyone know: many people do bike and better bicycle facilities are needed!

    Volunteer Sign Up is here:  https://goo.gl/forms/eqY9wzgJSNLY8BWG3

    Thanks to Lily Wilcock of Facilities and Services for this information item.

  • CAS presents their 27th Annual Lecture on 10/11/17

  • Illinois Wellness Week is 10/9 - 10/13/17

    Illini Wellness Week is Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13.  This week, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, along with other student affairs sponsors, are hosting events focused on wellness, highlighting programs and services offered across campus. Wellness is crucial to student success, and from free massages to a farmers market on the Quad, there is something for everyone to enjoy during Illini Wellness Week. Click https://studentaffairs.illinois.edu/node/10215 for the full calendar of events, or here for the official Facebook event. #ILLINIwellness

  • Great Illini Union events this week

    Eh440:  Come see –and hear!- this incredible Toronto-based a cappella musical group Eh440 (http://www.eh440.com/) on Tuesday October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café (free).  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Courtyard Sessions:  Featuring UIUC's hottest electronic DJs. Come jam with us! Wednesday October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café (free).  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Friday Night Comedy:  featuring Spicy Clamato & DeBono Improv, is happening in the Courtyard Café.  Come out and have a laugh with us!  Friday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café (free).  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Open Mic Night:  Put on by Music for the Masses—they host a wide variety of talent from the U of I campus. Come join us!  Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café (free). Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    University of Illinois Homecoming 5K:  The annual Homecoming 5K is back on Sunday, October 22, and will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the Arboretum at the University of Illinois on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue.  There is parking available in the lot near the Noel Welcome Garden, as well as the lot just north of the Japan House.  There is metered parking up and down Lincoln Avenue which is free on Sundays. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.  This fun run is a 5 kilometer, or 3.1 mile race, which is equivalent to 2 laps around the Arboretum course.  Price: $20 for an individual; $60 for a team of 4. (Cost includes an Illini dri-fit race shirt). Register before October 15 at: http://homecoming.illinois.edu/participate/5k.html

    Thanks to Laurel Reed Rosch for these information items.

  • Volunteers Needed at Japan House for Ikebana Events

    Not only is Senko Ikenobo designated to be the first female Headmaster of the Ikenobo Ikebana School of Floral Art in its more than 550 years of recorded history, but she will be an honored guest presenter at Japan House’s Fall Open House on Saturday, October 21, 2017, and also exhibiting and demonstrating her extraordinary talents at Krannert Center that same weekend. Congratulations to the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Society of America on their 20th anniversary. This is an incredible way to celebrate!

    Japan House needs a few volunteers to assist the Ikebana group with their exhibition at Krannert Center. Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket for the demonstration that Sunday afternoon. If you are available to help on Thursday, October 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, or Sunday, October 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 or 5:00 to 9:00 pm, or Monday, October 23 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, please email japanhouse@illinois.edu to get further information. Once again, volunteer support helps make Japan House events happen!

  • Reminder: University Library programs on 10/10/17 and 10/11/17

    “Picturing the Law: Visual Culture and Legal Publishing” is on October 10, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the 346 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, Sponsor:  The Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian and lecturer in legal research at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, will discuss the tradition of illustrating law books from the Middle Ages to the present day. These books were published for many audiences, including legal professionals, law students, and lay readers; functionally, they served to symbolize, depict, teach, and beautify the law. Special attention will be paid to Italian books, in order to highlight the incredible holdings of Italian imprints in the Cavagna Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Illinois.

    “Archive of Violence: Literature, Testimony and the Progroms of the Russian Civil War” is on October 11, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in 321 Main Library, 1408 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801.  Speaker:  Professor Harriet Murav, Contact:  Joe Lenkart, lenkart@illinois.edu, 217-333-1349, Sponsor:  International and Area Studies Library.  Although much is written about the end result of research, understanding the research process itself remains an exciting area of scholarship. Each Research Spotlight Series installment will highlight a scholar's work and discuss the author's research journey. We are pleased to have Professor Harriet Murav (Slavic Languages and Literature) as our inaugural speaker.

    Thanks to Jason Quackenbush of the University Library for these information items

  • Reminder: TCC 10/18 and 10/19/17 Fairs for Professional/Graduate schools, Careers/Internships

    Don't miss the Graduate and Professional Schools Fair on 10/18/17 and the Illini Career and Internship Fair on 10/19/17!

    Thanks to Sparkle Sanders of The Career Center for this information item.

  • Activist Kate Bornstein is at Allen Hall 10/15/17 - 10/20/17

    Activist Kate Bornstein is at Allen Hall 10/9/17 - 10/12/17

    Kate Bornstein is an author, performance artist, and public speaker who has written several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us; and My New Gender Workbook. Her 2006 book, Hello, Cruel World, propelled Kate into the position of international advocate for marginalized and at-risk youth. Kate's books are taught in six languages in over two hundred colleges and universities around the world. The title of her memoir pretty much sums her up—A Queer and Pleasant Danger: the true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today.  All events take place in Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. Free parking after 5pm in the garage across the street.

    Sunday, October 15 – 7:00 p.m. World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity (Main Lounge).  Power (access to resources), identity, and desire are three of the best ways to make life more worth living for both individuals and civilizations. Sometimes, whatever it is that gives us the most joy, pleasure, or relief—like great sex or fun gender—also gets us into the deepest trouble—especially when we try to explain it to other people. Kate Bornstein uses gender and sexuality to examine the mechanics of oppression, and the fifteen cultural structures that hold them in place in the U.S. and around the world. And yes, you’ll learn how sex positivity and gender anarchy are legitimate paths to world peace.

    9pm – Tea Time - for trans-identified folk and their lovers (guest apartment)

    Monday, October 16:  7:00 p.m. - On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us: a performance (Main Lounge).  Come spend a cozy evening with your very own Auntie Kate, who promises you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll gasp out loud as she speaks about the last thirty years of her life as a nonbinary identified queer trans dyke. This is an evening of her most favorite heartwarming anecdotes, touching and sometimes painful personal trials and tribulations, as well as inspiring tales of putting the world to rights. Her performance is at once deeply personal and universally accessible, weaving together stand-up comedy, theatrical monologues, and heart-to-heart storytelling to convey the experience of her long, rich non-binary trans life.

    Tuesday, October 17:  7:00 p.m. – Trans, Just For the Fun Of It!  (Main Lounge).  In mid-May, 2014, Time Magazine proclaimed a transgender tipping point. Since then, Kate Bornstein—who identifies as non-binary trans—has been studying and exploring trans identities that have made no such headway into mainstream culture. In this talk, Kate will use basic tenets of postmodern theory, Tibetan Buddhism, and quantum physics. “They all three overlap at slapstick comedy,” she insists, going on to say, “transgender life has gotten awfully serious as of late, and I want to remind people that there’s a great deal of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual joy that can be had by creating and living one’s gender mindfully.”

    9:00 p.m. – Tea Time for Allen Hall students only, all Allenites welcome (guest apartment)

    Wednesday, October 18:  4:00 p.m. – T&A Time - for trans-identified folk and allies (guest apartment)

    7:00 p.m. - Your Gender: Now You See It, Now You Don’t: workshop (Main Lounge).  We’re all

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  • Upcoming deadlines for Office of Undergraduate Research grants

    The Office of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting applications for the following two grants:

    Conference Travel Grant - This grant provides awards of up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters, papers, or creative works. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. The deadline for applications is October 4 at 11:59pm. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG Undergraduate Research Support Grant - This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields. The deadline for applications is October 19 at 11:59pm. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

  • Reminder: Don't miss G. Willow Wilson speak on One Book One Campus selection Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal on 10/6/17!

    Check out Ms Marvel #1:  No Normal by G. Willow Wilson -- 2 copies are available on reserve in the Honors House library!

    The Illini Union's One Book One Campus initiative presents the FREE public lecture by the author on Friday, 10/6/17, in the Illini Union Ballroom (NE corner of the Illini Union, 2nd floor)!

    Thanks to Franne Davis of the Illini Union Bookstore for this information item.

  • Don't forget! Equinox submission deadline is 10/27/17

    Equinox, CHP's own literary and arts magazine, is accepting submissions until October 27, 2017 for our sixth issue! If you don't know what Equinox is, you can always check out issues nos. 1-5 on the CHP website:  http://honors.illinois.edu/Equinox.shtml.

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Submit your original or class creations for consideration in the categories of Poetry, Photography, Art, Non-Fiction Prose, Fiction Prose, Music, Film, or Multimedia to the editors at chplitmag@gmail.com. Please include the category, title, and your full name in your email.

    RULES:  For prose and poetry categories, please limit your works to no more than 10 pages single-spaced. Art is open to all mediums -- scan or take photos of your work. We do not accept fanworks or copyrighted material. Finally, there is no maximum to the number of submissions you can send, though there will be a limit on the number of pieces accepted per person.

    The Equinox review team will take a couple weeks to review everything once submissions close on October 27 at 11:59 p.m. Then you'll be contacted to let you know whether your submission(s) were selected or not. If you have any questions, please contact us at chplitmag@gmail.com!

    We're excited to show off your work!

    ~ The Equinox Team

  • Reminder: Don't miss the Majors and Minors Fair on 10/4/17

  • Check out 10/3/17 IPRH lecture "The Living and the Dead: Anatomy and the State in 20th Century America"

    Check out an IPRH Lecture by Susan Lederer: "The Living and the Dead: Anatomy and the State in Twentieth-Century America" on October 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL).  Organized by the Medical Humanities Research Cluster, with support from the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine and the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, supported by IPRH.

    In the 1950s, American medical schools reluctantly embarked on a novel solution to obtain sufficient human anatomical material for research and education. Rather than relying on so-called anatomy acts that rendered the bodies of the indigent and unclaimed dead available for dissection, medical institutions created programs in which the living could “donate their bodies to science” after their deaths. In California, the new body donor program at UCLA was so successful that the Anatomy Department announced a temporary “moratorium” on accepting any more bequests because they were so overwhelmed with potential donors. This talk examines this development in the history of anatomy, and considers why and how anatomical gifting attracted so much support at mid-century.

    Susan E. Lederer, Ph.D. is the Robert Turell Professor of the History of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her books include Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995); Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature (Rutgers University Press, 2002), and Flesh and Blood: A Cultural History of Transplantation and Transfusion in Twentieth-Century America (Oxford University Press, 2008). She is currently working on the history of willed body programs in the United States.

  • Check out Peace Paper Project at Allen Hall 10/2/17 - 10/5/17

    Peace Paper Project is an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. Through workshops that incorporate hand-papermaking, writing, bookmaking, and printmaking, participants collaborate to transform significant articles of clothing into works of art that tell personal stories and facilitate mutual understanding and healing. Since 2011, Peace Paper Project has conducted over two hundred workshops worldwide in conjunction with community leaders, mental health professionals, and art therapists. They have helped launch twenty studios that use papermaking as a form of healing and community engagement.

    All events are open to the public and take place at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

    Monday, October 2:  7-10pm (drop in anytime) - Nepalese papermaking and make a vest out of handmade paper! (In front of Allen Hall).  Use mulberry fibers to make giant sheets of beautiful paper. Use the paper to make clothes or wall art.

    Tuesday, October 3:  12-2pm (drop in anytime) - Clothing swap, sewing machine demonstrations, and hand papermaking using old rags and plant material (In front of Allen Hall).  7-10pm (drop in anytime) - Nepalese papermaking and make a shirt out of handmade paper! (In front of Allen Hall).  Use mulberry fibers to make giant sheets of beautiful paper. Use the paper to make clothes or wall art.

    Wednesday, October 4:  12-2pm (drop in anytime) - Clothing swap, sewing machine demonstrations, and hand papermaking using old rags and plant material (In front of Allen Hall).  7-10pm (drop in anytime) Nepalese papermaking and make a dress or pants out of handmade paper! (In front of Allen Hall).  Use mulberry fibers to make giant sheets of beautiful paper. Use the paper to make clothes or wall art.

    Thursday, October 5:  12-2pm (drop in anytime) - Clothing swap, sewing machine demonstrations, and hand papermaking using old rags and plant material (In front of Allen Hall).  7pm-9pm - Finish projects and fashion show with light refreshments. (South Rec room).  Bring your creations or just yourself.

    Thanks to Laura Haber of Unit One/Allen Hall for this information item.

  • Reminder: CAS presents "Gravitas: Qualities of Leadership" on 10/5/17

    CAS MillerComm18 presents “Gravitas:  Qualities of Leadership” by Richard Saller (Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University) at the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory on Oct 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

    “Gravitas: Qualities of Leadership” – The Latin term gravitas embraces a wide variety of characteristics: the capacity to be worthy of honor and esteem, political responsibility and accountability, social rank, the attainments of grandeur and office.  In our current political and cultural climate, when traditional leadership roles are being challenged or redefined, what can we learn from the Romans' own understanding of leadership and its attributes? and how can we extend that understanding in ways suitable to our own multicultural, multi-ethnic society, in which women play powerful (if still contested and hard-won) roles? Indeed, how do we exercise leadership as citizens and as members of this prominent land-grant university, celebrating its proud sesquicetennial this year?  Free and Open to the Public; for more info, contact     cas@cas.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6729.

  • Upcoming workshops and fairs sponsored by The Career Center

    Check out these great workshops and fairs sponsored by The Career Center!

    Thanks to Sparkle Sanders of The Career Center for this information item.

  • Great Illini Union events 10/3/17 - 10/7/17

    Chair Dancing Workshop with Illini Pole Fitness on Tuesday, 10/3/17 at 7 p.m. in the Illini Union I-Rooms:  Come out and learn how to chair dance in this free workshop taught by members from the Illini Pole Fitness RSO. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to arrive early and bring your i-Card (free)! Contact Illini Union Board (iuboard@illinois.edu) for more information

    Courtyard Sessions on Wednesday, 10/4/17 at 6 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café:  Featuring UIUC's hottest electronic DJs. Come jam with us (free)!  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    IUB Art Gallery Opening Reception on Thursday, 10/5/17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Illini Union Art Gallery:  The Illini Union Board is hosting an opening reception of the art gallery exhibit “A Multimedia Presentation of the University of Illinois Marching Illini” by artists Bradley Leeb and Mark Herman. Join us in welcoming the artist and stay for some light refreshments (free)!  Contact the Illini Union Board at www.iuboard.illinois.edu for more information

    9-Ball Tournament is Saturday, 10/7/17 (MUST sign up by 10/6/17) at noon in the IU Rec Room:  The second in our series of Saturday tournaments.  Fun competition and a chance to show off your billiard skills in this tournament.  Prizes for the top winners ($5 entry fee). www.facebook.com/events/117691558909093/  Contact the Illini Union Rec Room at iurecroom@illinois.edu for more information.

    Illini Union Weekend Film Series featuring “Girls Trip” is Friday, 10/6 and Saturday, 10/7 at 7pm & 10pm (Saturday only) in the Illini Union Pine Lounge:  Join the Illini Union Board as we watch “Girls Trip.” When four lifelong friends – Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish – travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Rated R. (Free to students with current UIUC ID only.)  Contact the Illini Union Board at www.iuboard.illinois.edu for more information.

    Spooked Illinites is Friday, 10/6/17 at 9 p.m.  in the Illini Union:  Join us for our “Spooked” Illinites as we have a Haunted House, karaoke, free food, wax hands, a palm reader, and other fun activities! You won’t want to miss this haunted house (free)!  Contact Illini Union Board at iuboard@illinois.edu for more information.

  • Volunteers Needed at Japan House for Ikebana Events

    Not only is Senko Ikenobo designated to be the first female Headmaster of the Ikenobo Ikebana School of Floral Art in its more than 550 years of recorded history, but she will be an honored guest presenter at Japan House’s Fall Open House on Saturday, October 21, 2017, and also exhibiting and demonstrating her extraordinary talents at Krannert Center that same weekend. Congratulations to the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Society of America on their 20th anniversary. This is an incredible way to celebrate!

    Japan House needs a few volunteers to assist the Ikebana group with their exhibition at Krannert Center. Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket for the demonstration that Sunday afternoon. If you are available to help on Thursday, October 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, or Sunday, October 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 or 5:00 to 9:00 pm, or Monday, October 23 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, please email japanhouse@illinois.edu to get further information. Once again, volunteer support helps make Japan House events happen!

  • University Library programs on 10/10/17 and 10/11/17

    “Picturing the Law: Visual Culture and Legal Publishing” is on October 10, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the 346 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, Sponsor:  The Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian and lecturer in legal research at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, will discuss the tradition of illustrating law books from the Middle Ages to the present day. These books were published for many audiences, including legal professionals, law students, and lay readers; functionally, they served to symbolize, depict, teach, and beautify the law. Special attention will be paid to Italian books, in order to highlight the incredible holdings of Italian imprints in the Cavagna Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Illinois.

    “Archive of Violence: Literature, Testimony and the Progroms of the Russian Civil War” is on October 11, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in 321 Main Library, 1408 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801.  Speaker:  Professor Harriet Murav, Contact:  Joe Lenkart, lenkart@illinois.edu, 217-333-1349, Sponsor:  International and Area Studies Library.  Although much is written about the end result of research, understanding the research process itself remains an exciting area of scholarship. Each Research Spotlight Series installment will highlight a scholar's work and discuss the author's research journey. We are pleased to have Professor Harriet Murav (Slavic Languages and Literature) as our inaugural speaker.

    Thanks to Jason Quackenbush of the University Library for these information items.

  • Save the dates for upcoming TCC fairs

    Save the date for the Graduate and Professional Schools Fair on 10/18/17 and the Illini Career and Internship Fair on 10/19/17!

    Thanks to Sparkle Sanders of The Career Center for this information item.

  • Reminder: Illinois Club Scholarships Deadline is 10/15/17

    Apply for Illinois Club Scholarships for undergraduates.  To be considered for any of these awards students must:

    have earned 60 hours of credit by the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester be planning to graduate no earlier than December 2018 have a minimum GPA of 2.75 at the time of application and upon receipt of an award

    Individual awards have different criteria (see www.theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php for details of individual awards) but several are for students in any major.  Students who submit an application will be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. The deadline for scholarship applications is 5 pm on October 15, 2017. 

    Thanks to Anna Ivy of the Department of English for this information item.

  • KDR and SAS updates

    Krannert Dress Rehearsals #2-4 and all Scholar Adventurer Series programs are open for registration!  Even if there is a waitlist for a specific program, you can still sign up for programs, as a waitlist is maintained and monitored. 

    You will hear from Margaret Cupps a few days before any program about confirmation of registration for events (particularly when there is a limit), and it's important to respond to her about attendance.  Occasionally, a location will also change, so that confirmation is important for that reason as well.

  • Reminder: One Book One Campus selection Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal is at the Honors House

    Check out Ms Marvel #1:  No Normal by G. Willow Wilson -- 2 copies are available on reserve in the Honors House library!

    The Illini Union's One Book One Campus initiative presents the FREE public lecture by the author on Friday, 10/6/17, in the Illini Union Ballroom (NE corner of the Illini Union, 2nd floor)!

    Thanks to Franne Davis of the Illini Union Bookstore for this information item.

  • Equinox submission deadline is 10/27/17

    Equinox, CHP's own literary and arts magazine, is accepting submissions until October 27, 2017 for our sixth issue! If you don't know what Equinox is, you can always check out issues nos. 1-5 on the CHP website:  http://honors.illinois.edu/Equinox.shtml.

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Submit your original or class creations for consideration in the categories of Poetry, Photography, Art, Non-Fiction Prose, Fiction Prose, Music, Film, or Multimedia to the editors at chplitmag@gmail.com. Please include the category, title, and your full name in your email.

    RULES:  For prose and poetry categories, please limit your works to no more than 10 pages single-spaced. Art is open to all mediums -- scan or take photos of your work. We do not accept fanworks or copyrighted material. Finally, there is no maximum to the number of submissions you can send, though there will be a limit on the number of pieces accepted per person.

    The Equinox review team will take a couple weeks to review everything once submissions close on October 27 at 11:59 p.m. Then you'll be contacted to let you know whether your submission(s) were selected or not. If you have any questions, please contact us at chplitmag@gmail.com!

    We're excited to show off your work!

    ~ The Equinox Team

  • Don't miss the Majors and Minors Fair on 10/4/17

    2:00 - 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 4

    Illini Union Rooms ABC

  • Reminder: Jimmy Santiago Baca is this week's Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence

    On September 24, 2017 – September 28, 2017, the Allen Hall Guest-In-Residence is Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning American poet and writer of Chicano descent. While serving a five-year sentence in a maximum security prison, he learned to read and began to turn his life around, eventually emerging as a prolific artist of the spoken and written word. He is a winner of the prestigious International Award for his memoir, A Place to Stand, which is now also a documentary by the same title. His book, Martin & Meditations on the South Valley, received the American Book Award for poetry and the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature. In addition to over a dozen books of poetry, he has published essays, stories, and a screenplay, Bound by Honor, which was made into a feature-length film. Baca has conducted writing workshops in prisons, libraries, and universities across the country for more than thirty years. Jimmy Santiago Baca is being brought to campus in collaboration with the Honors Living Learning Community.

    The Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence Program consists of a series of visiting guests who have a diverse range of professions and interests. Guests live in Allen Hall, interacting with residents and the public in a variety of programs, performances, workshops, and informal discussions. Guests typically give introductory presentations on the first evening of their residency and hold nightly events thereafter in Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

  • Organizing Change Student Leadership Retreat is 10/7 and 10/8/17

    Organizing Change Student Leadership Retreat is Saturday, October 7th thru Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at Lake Williamson Retreat Center near Springfield, IL.  Join University of Illinois students for the Organizing Change Retreat, a two-day, off-campus experience at the beautiful Lake Williamson Retreat Center. Transportation, lodging, and food are provided. Register here:  https://oiir.illinois.edu/events/organizing-change-2017.

    This free, interactive retreat is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. You will learn practical concepts and skills about social change, identify what issues are important to you, network with fellow students, and consider how social change relates to your academics and future careers. Whether you are new to the exploration of social justice or are a seasoned activist, the Organizing Change Retreat welcomes you! For any questions, contact DiversityEd@illinois.edu or call 217-244-1814.

  • CAS presents "Gravitas: Qualities of Leadership" on 10/5/17

    CAS MillerComm18 presents “Gravitas:  Qualities of Leadership” by Richard Saller (Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University) at the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory on Oct 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

    “Gravitas: Qualities of Leadership” – The Latin term gravitas embraces a wide variety of characteristics: the capacity to be worthy of honor and esteem, political responsibility and accountability, social rank, the attainments of grandeur and office.  In our current political and cultural climate, when traditional leadership roles are being challenged or redefined, what can we learn from the Romans' own understanding of leadership and its attributes? and how can we extend that understanding in ways suitable to our own multicultural, multi-ethnic society, in which women play powerful (if still contested and hard-won) roles? Indeed, how do we exercise leadership as citizens and as members of this prominent land-grant university, celebrating its proud sesquicetennial this year?  Free and Open to the Public; for more info, contact     cas@cas.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6729.

  • Apply by 9/29/17 to be a Counseling Center Paraprofessional

    Apply to be a Counseling Center Paraprofessaional!

    Application due: Friday, Sept. 29

    Facilitate workshops about mental health, academic skills, and wellness-related topics. Provide a variety of Counseling Center outreach and prevention programming for the student community. Build valuable professional skills like public speaking, discussion facilitation & more.

    For more information and to apply:  https://counselingcenter.illinois.edu/training/counseling-center-paraprofessional-program/apply-be-ccp.

  • Great Illini Union events 9/27/17 - 9/30/17!

    Courtyard Sessions:  Come listen to the hottest electronic DJs on campus! Come jam with us on Wednesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café (free).  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu for more information.

    IUB presents Throwback Thursday Films featuring “Space Jam” on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Pine Lounge:  Join the Illini Union Board as we watch “Space Jam.” In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.  PG.  Free to students with current UIUC ID only.  Contact the Illini Union Board at www.iuboard.illinois.edu for more information.

    Friday Night Comedy is on September 29 at 8 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café (free):  Friday Night Comedy featuring Spicy Clamato & DeBono Improv, is happening in the Courtyard Café.  Come out and have a laugh with us!  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Open Mic Night is Saturday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café:  Put on by Music for the Masses—they host a wide variety of talent from the U of I campus. Come join us!  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

  • Re:Search seeking submissions by 11/10/17 for Spring 2018 publication

    Re:Search is seeking submissions for the publication of our fifth issue in Spring 2018. Students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to submit a proposal, provided that the proposal engages in critical analysis of a form of text or media, such as novels, movies, TV shows, video games, graphic novels, and so on. Students accepted will be published in the hard copy of our Spring 2018 journal as well as in our online publication, which is searchable on Google Scholar.

    Information sessions for interested authors will be held on October 11th, location TBD.

    Submissions are due by 11:59pm on Friday, November 10th, 2017.

    Questions? Email uiuclitjournal@gmail.com

  • Reminder: Pre-Law events on 9/26/17 and 9/27/17

    Law School Admissions Panel is on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in 1002 Lincoln Hall. What are law school admissions professionals really looking for in an applicant? How do they weigh LSAT scores, grades, or work experience? What makes them take notice of an applicant--and what would make them deny someone? Join us for this expert law school admissions panel to discover this and more. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. This is a must-see event for anyone considering applying to law school!

    Panelists include:

    Dean Ann Perry from the University of Chicago Law School  http://www.law.uchicago.edu/

    Ms. Grace Mayeda from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law  https://www.law.berkeley.edu/

    Dean Rebecca Ray from the University of Illinois College of Law  https://law.illinois.edu/

    Law School Fair is Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Illini Union A,B,C Rooms. Save the date for the biggest pre-law event of the year! Join us as 120+ law schools visit campus to meet all who are interested in applying to law school. Learn about law schools, scholarships, and the application process while meeting the people who will be reading your law school applications. Application fee waivers and other freebies will be available. Stop by or stay the whole time! This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here to visit http://www.prelaw.illinois.edu/law-school-fair. No registration required.

    Thanks to Jamie Thomas-Ward of Pre-Law Services for this information item.

  • Reminder: IPRH Prindable Internship Application due 9/29/17

    David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH): Communications and Undergraduate Outreach - Application Deadline: September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

    Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in communications and undergraduate outreach at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), the campus humanities hub. The successful candidate will assist IPRH with its communications strategy, particularly its email communications and social-media presence, in addition to serving as IPRH’s undergraduate liaison and chief strategist on undergraduate engagement. This position is funded thanks to a generous gift from David F. Prindable.

    To be considered for this internship, candidates must possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad interest in the humanities is preferred.

    The position commences October 16, 2017, and ends May 15, 2018. The Prindable intern will work approximately two to three hours per week, for 24 weeks, at the rate of $15.75 per hour (up to $1,000 per year). There is flexibility regarding the hours to be worked.

    To apply, please email a one-page letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three references (academic or non-academic, so long as they can speak to your skills and work ethic; at least one referee should be able to comment on your writing skills) to iprh@illinois.edu by September 29 with “Prindable Internship” in the subject line. Letters may be addressed and questions directed to IPRH Associate Director, Nancy Castro (ncastro@illinois.edu).

  • Illinois Club Scholarships Deadline is 10/15/17

    Apply for Illinois Club Scholarships for undergraduates.  To be considered for any of these awards students must:

    have earned 60 hours of credit by the beginning of the Spring 2018 semesterbe planning to graduate no earlier than December 2018have a minimum GPA of 2.75 at the time of application and upon receipt of an award

    Individual awards have different criteria (see www.theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php for details of individual awards) but several are for students in any major.  Students who submit an application will be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. The deadline for scholarship applications is 5 pm on October 15, 2017. 

    Thanks to Anna Ivy of the Department of English for this information item.

  • Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship for Freshmen (poetry submissions)

    The Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship is for Freshmen students, the submission deadline is Monday, October 30, 2017, and the amount is $2,000.

    Eligibility:  Any student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2017-2018 school year and who has demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry.

    Rules:  Students must submit 5 poems.  The complete manuscript should not exceed 5 pages.  The poems must NOT have been previously published.

    Deadline for application:  October 30, 2017

    Contact and Submission Information:  Deb Stauffer, Department of English, 208 English Building, MC-718, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL  61801.  Phone:  (217) 333-2390 (dstauffe@illinois.edu).  The name, address, phone number, e-mail, and UIN of the writer are to appear on a title sheet that will be separate from the entry.  The writer’s name is not to appear on the entry itself.  Entries will not be returned.

    This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son Kevin, who would have been a freshman at UIUC.

    Thanks to Anna Ivy of the Department of English for this information item.

       

  • Illini Union presents One Book One Campus selection Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal

    Check out Ms Marvel #1:  No Normal by G. Willow Wilson -- 2 copies will be available on reserve in the Honors House library later today!

    The Illini Union's One Book One Campus initiative presents the FREE public lecture by the author on Friday, 10/6/17, in the Illini Union Ballroom (NE corner of the Illini Union, 2nd floor)!

    Thanks to Franne Davis of the Illini Union Bookstore for this information item.

  • Reminder: IPRH at Pygmalion with George Saunders is 9/21/17

    IPRH at Pygmalion: George Saunders is on September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  IPRH is proud to participate in the Pygmalion Festival for the first time and to partner with Ninth Letter and the Carr Creative Writers Lecture Series in their presentation of this exciting event to the CU Community. 

    George Saunders is the author of four collections of short stories, a novella, a book of essays, and his recent first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo (Random House, 2017). The recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Genius grant, his work appears regularly in The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers Magazine, and has appeared in the O’Henry, Best American Short Story, Best Non-Required Reading, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2013.

    Sponsored by Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Ninth Letter, and Carr Visiting Authors Series, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Jimmy Santiago Baca first 2017-18 Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence

    On September 24, 2017 – September 28, 2017, the Allen Hall Guest-In-Residence is Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning American poet and writer of Chicano descent. While serving a five-year sentence in a maximum security prison, he learned to read and began to turn his life around, eventually emerging as a prolific artist of the spoken and written word. He is a winner of the prestigious International Award for his memoir, A Place to Stand, which is now also a documentary by the same title. His book, Martin & Meditations on the South Valley, received the American Book Award for poetry and the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature. In addition to over a dozen books of poetry, he has published essays, stories, and a screenplay, Bound by Honor, which was made into a feature-length film. Baca has conducted writing workshops in prisons, libraries, and universities across the country for more than thirty years. Jimmy Santiago Baca is being brought to campus in collaboration with the Honors Living Learning Community.

    The Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence Program consists of a series of visiting guests who have a diverse range of professions and interests. Guests live in Allen Hall, interacting with residents and the public in a variety of programs, performances, workshops, and informal discussions. Guests typically give introductory presentations on the first evening of their residency and hold nightly events thereafter in Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

  • Voice Lessons from a CHP Alumnus

    Hello, current CHPers! Have you ever wanted to serenade your lover from the garden step on a clear moonlit night? Do you want to rule the stage like Queen Bey?

    Now is the time to start!

    Lesson price and duration are flexible. Focus will be on FUN, healthy vocal techniques, and performance. Other areas to be explored include music theory, movement, piano, and aural skills.

    Everyone has a unique voice, and all voices are welcome! Discover your own! 

    First lesson FREE!! ‍

    For more information, contact CHP alum Katherine Bokenkamp at katvbokenkamp@gmail.com or 419-566-6677.

  • Reminder: OVP Volunteer Fair is 9/19/17

    OVP will be hosting the annual Community Service and Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 10:30 am-1:30 pm in the Illini Union I-Rooms. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend. Community agencies, service RSOs, and campus offices will be promoting their volunteer opportunities and service projects. Bring your i-Card for a chance to win raffle prizes!

  • International Students Spotlight Series Week is 9/18 – 9/22/17

    Join ISSS for student presentation on the following countries: India, Iran, Korea, Russia, and China.

    India:     September 18: 1:30-3 p.m. at the Urban Outfitters building, Room 411

    Iran:       September 19: 10-11:30 a.m. at 106B3 Engineering Hall

    Korea:   September 20: 1:30-3 p.m. at 313 Gregory Hall 313

    Russia:  September 21: 1:30-3 p.m. at Urban Outfitters building, Room 411

    China:   September 22: 3-4:30 p.m. at Urban Outfitters building, Room 411

  • Spurlock celebrates UI at 150 years and Cultural Celebration Series

    Knowledge at Work: the University of Illinois at 150 opens soon! Join us for exhibit-related programming all semester. Event details can be found on the calendar at www.spurlock.illinois.edu/events/#ui150.  Look for more events in spring and summer.

    Exhibit Opening Weekend:

    Reception: Friday, September 22 5:00-8:00

    Family day: Saturday, September 23 1:00–3:30

    Exhibit tours: Sunday, September 24 1:00–3:30

     

    Cultural Celebrations Performance Series:  4th Sunday of the month 1:00–1:45pm.  The family-friendly Cultural Celebrations Performance Series highlights music, dance, and storytelling from around the world on the 4th Sunday of the month 1:00–1:45pm. This series continues through the fall semester:

    September 24: Jason Finkelman:  A Philadelphia-born percussionist, Finkelman performs on African and Brazilian instruments handcrafted by African percussionist and instrument maker Adimu Kuumba. Finkelman specializes in the berimbau, a musical bow originating in Africa and recognized today in the accompaniment of the martial art capoeira. Finkelman's artistic concerns focus on improvised music, cross-cultural collaborative projects, and composition for dance, theater, and film.

  • Reminder: Register for iHelp by 9/22/17

    Do you need volunteer hours? Do you love serving others? Do you want to do something meaningful and memorable? Sign up for iHelp! Join the Student Alumni Ambassadors for this campus-wide day of service on Saturday, September 30, 2017. You can volunteer as an individual OR you can form a team -- with a group of friends or with your RSO! Follow the links below to register!

    Registration closes at Midnight, Friday September 22nd.

    Group Registration:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/151I75ndK3zjW3ZOSDuXfb09NRhKDLWe71QjE0rdI4k4/viewform?edit_requested=true

    Individual Registration:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RJDn_-_EbmqOOzBHGAeDPWP018BG7vLj2jeHURsOgnI/viewform?edit_requested=true

    Thanks to Alexis Simmons of Student Alumni Ambassadors for this information item.

  • Pre-Law events on 9/26/17 and 9/27/17

    Law School Admissions Panel is on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in 1002 Lincoln Hall. What are law school admissions professionals really looking for in an applicant? How do they weigh LSAT scores, grades, or work experience? What makes them take notice of an applicant--and what would make them deny someone? Join us for this expert law school admissions panel to discover this and more. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. This is a must-see event for anyone considering applying to law school!

    Panelists include:

    Dean Ann Perry from the University of Chicago Law School  http://www.law.uchicago.edu/

    Ms. Grace Mayeda from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law  https://www.law.berkeley.edu/

    Dean Rebecca Ray from the University of Illinois College of Law  https://law.illinois.edu/

     

    Law School Fair is Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Illini Union A,B,C Rooms. Save the date for the biggest pre-law event of the year! Join us as 120+ law schools visit campus to meet all who are interested in applying to law school. Learn about law schools, scholarships, and the application process while meeting the people who will be reading your law school applications. Application fee waivers and other freebies will be available. Stop by or stay the whole time! This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here to visit http://www.prelaw.illinois.edu/law-school-fair. No registration required.

    Thanks to Jamie Thomas-Ward of Pre-Law Services for this information item.

  • Check out College of Media ICT info session on 9/19/17

    If you are interested in Advertising, Journalism, and Media and Cinema Studies majors or have questions about the application process attend the information sessions below.  Attending a session is the BEST way for prospective students to get all of their questions answered by the College of Media Student Service Center.  The same information will be covered at each session so students need to only attend one session https://media.illinois.edu/how-apply/ICT.  

    Tuesday, Sept. 19th 4 p.m. in Gregory Hall 100

    Media ICT/application requirements found on at https://media.illinois.edu/how-apply/reqs

    Important dates/deadlines to remember:

    College of Media ICT application will be available online beginning Monday, August 28th, 2017 until 3:00 pm on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.  All online and print materials are due to the College of Media Student Service Center room 18 Greg Hall by 3:00 pm on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 Admission decisions will be sent to students by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 27th, 2017  2nd ICT/application period for spring 2018 admission will be held starting November 27th, through December 14th  (however, please encourage students to apply before the September 22nd deadline)

    Thanks to Carrie Mulvaney of the College of Media for this information item.