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  • Organizing Change Student Leadership Retreat

    Organizing Change Student Leadership Retreat

    Saturday, October 7th thru Sunday, October 8th, 2017

    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.


    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 or call 217-244-1814.

  • FACULTY: CAS Release Time Appointment Application Open

    Each year, the tenured and untenured University of Illinois faculty are invited to submit scholarly or creative proposals for consideration by the Center’s permanent Professors. Faculty members with winning proposals are appointed Associates and Fellows and awarded one semester of release time to pursue their projects in the coming academic year.

    Applications are currently open and will close October 3, 2017 for 2018-19 AY appointments. 


  • GRAD STUDENTS: Registration Open for Research Live! Competition

    Registration has just opened for the third annual Research Live! competition for graduate students. We need more arts and humanities participants! 

    Now in its third year, Research Live! asks graduate students from all disciplines to hone their presentation skills and highlight their work by giving a compelling 3-minute, 2-slide talk for a general audience.

  • Aspen - Early Application Now Open

    Spend your summer at the country's premier summer music festival, studying and performing side-by-side with our top artist-faculty in beautiful Aspen, Colorado. Join us for our seventieth season, and experience what has made the Aspen Music Festival and School a place of artistic and personal transformation since 1949.

    Apply between September 15 and October 1 for only $25!

  • Graduate College Mentoring Workshop for Faculty

    Helping Students in Difficult Situations: Strategies for Faculty Mentors

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    Room 104, Illini Union

    Registration is required


  • Scholarships for FAA Students Participating in a New Program

    Through a partnership between the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the College of Business, a new certificate program will be made available to a limited number of current FAA students. Accepted students will have the opportunity to complete the 12-credit Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship specialization from the College of Business' iMBA program.


  • School of Music Paid Social Media Internship

    The School of Music seeks a motivated and creative student to assist in its marketing to prospective students. Together with the Office of Admissions and Public Engagement, the Social Media Intern will help develop and execute social media campaigns specifically for the School of Music. The marketing intern will be responsible for contributing unique content on behalf of the School of Music for the following social media sites, at minimum: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The position will require 6 hours of work per week and is a great opportunity to practice marketing, arts advocacy, and administration skills. For more information on how to apply, visit the Virtual Job Board or email Jancie Philippus.

  • Thesis Office Programs from the Graduate College this Fall

    Greetings from the Graduate College Thesis Office!

    I am writing to let you know about our Thesis Tools workshop series. This fall, we will offer 3 workshops aimed at assisting graduate students during the thesis process. These workshops include:

    The Patent Process and Your ThesisManaging Your Thesis DataThesis Format Review and Deposit

    Workshop Poster: I have attached a digital copy of our workshop poster, which you can forward to students in your program. If you would like a full-sized, color hardcopy to post in your department, please let me know and we will deliver one to you.

    Customized Workshops: We are happy to provide customized workshops that can be requested by departments, faculty, and student groups. These programs cover topics including an introduction to the thesis process, thesis format review, and thesis deposit. We can also work with you to adapt any workshop topic to meet your needs. Visit our website to learn more and email to schedule a workshop.   

    The Graduate College Thesis Office is eager to support students at all stages of the thesis process. Please feel free to let us know how we can better help students during this important phase of their academic career.

    Very best,

    Emily Wuchner

    Thesis Coordinator

    Graduate College Thesis Office

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    801 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820

    phone 217.333.6278 | email

  • CU Jazz Festival

    Come celebrate the 3rd Annual CU Jazz Festival, Oct 19-22

    Percussion masterclass and concert with Victor Bastidas, Friday Oct 20
    Guitar masterclass and concert with Tom Lippincott, Sat Oct 21
    Jazz Brunch, special menu and solo 8 string guitar performance, Sun Oct 22

    Generous support from the School of Music, JEN and Mike's Masterclass
    Full schedule at


    The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travelwith a service component. 

    Application Period 1  (For trips that occur between December 20, 2017 – August 30, 2018)

    Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

    To learn more and apply, visit:

    UPCOMING INFO SESSIONS: Thursday, September 14, 5-6 pm, University YMCA