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Happening Around Campus and Beyond


Protecting your Privacy, Identity, and Brand Reputation 

Monday, November 8
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Learn state-of-the-art tactics, best practices and practical ways to secure your identity and your organizations brand. Contact brandhub@illinois.edu to register and receive Zoom link.


Festival of Writers 

November 12-13 

A Festival of Writers -- featuring the award-winning Roxane Gay, Jericho Brown and Tracy K. Smith -- will be presented at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13. The Culmination of the Year of Creative Writers series, this festival spotlights some of the nation's leading creative writers and authors.

All events are free and open to the public, but do require tickets. Click here for information about each event and to reserve tickets.


Korean Placement and Proficiency Test 

The next Korean placement and proficiency test will take place in-person on Friday, January 14, 2022. 

The deadline to register for this test is midnight US Central Time on Friday, December 31, 2021. Students must register with their illinois.edu email account, which has their Net ID. Those registered with other email accounts won’t be able to access the Korean placement test.

  • Date and Time: 9:30 am to 12 pm (CST) on Friday, January 14 2022
  • Location: G 27, Foreign Language Building
  • Registration by 12/31/21: Click HERE.


"Bodies of Water" Film 
Director: Ryan Leshock

This horror short film, directed by Ryan Leshock, recently premiered in Greg Hall this week. If you weren't able to catch the in-person event, you can find the film online at this link: https://youtu.be/GdJ8VNwVRsc 

Plot: SCP-2316 is a body of water within which anomalous sensory phenomena manifest. On their return from Grace’s sister’s funeral, Grace and her ex-boyfriend make a ‘quick' stop at a lake area reminiscent of her childhood that they would not return from.



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Spring 2022 Class Spotlight


MACS 364: Topics in Media Business
Reimagining Sport, Media, and Fandom

The new NCAA rules allowing student athletes to benefit from their name, image, and likeness places an increasing importance on social media engagement and fan interactions for student athletes. With this changing landscape as context, the course will explore ways that sports leagues, teams, athletes, and fans curate and produce social and digital media. Students will study how social media affects fan engagement and how these platforms alter and expand sports content. Specifically, students will produce traditional or esports related content for social media channels.

ADV 290: Special Topics in Advertising
Data Literacy 

Becoming fluent with data is a sought-after skill, for any major and in any career. Addressing this need, this course provides hands-on- training on fundamentals of data exploration (asking the right questions), data gathering and data analysis (understanding and describing the situation). Also emphasized is the art of communicating with data (telling a compelling story through data visualizations). We emphasize the practical rather than the technical and mathematical, so liberal arts and media students will find this course far more relevant and accessible than comparable ones in Computer Science or in Stats. Students will learn how to find datasets in online archives and repositories and introduced to the commonly used software packages and techniques (spreadsheets, text analytics, social computing). The course also covers issues such as data ethics and privacy. No prior knowledge of research methods, statistics or programming is required.

JOUR 293: Digital Photography for Everyone 

Just about everyone has some sort of camera these days but few, it seems, think much about why they are taking any given picture. Digital photography can play a major role in any undergraduate research project and the impact of images can be heightened with solid understanding of the foundations and methodology of the medium. This course explores creative artistry as a means toward personal expression and scholarship. Research, as defined by the University of Illinois, encompasses this broader definition of scholarship to include creative works. In this course we will go beyond "traditional research" and produce "creative works" as scholarship and for fun. This is a lecture course where hands-on digital photography assignments will help you put class material into practice. Digital photography will be explained and explored through presentation, discussion and critique. No prior photography experience is needed. You must provide your own camera and have access to a computer with a photo editing app like Apple iPhoto or Microsoft Photo Gallery for example. This will be a fun course where you will gain insight into your creativity.




Udall Scholarship 

The Universityof Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the prestigious Udall Scholarship. The Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment.

There are also special awards for Native American students interested in Tribal policy or health care (no need to be related to the environment).

Attend an in-person info session on November 4, 3:30 PM, in room 514 IUB.

Attend a virtual info session on November 5, 9:00 AM


Important Dates and Deadlines


Priority Registration Begins for Spring 2022
November 1, 2021

Deadline to drop, elect credit/no credit, or submit grade repalcement for POT B courses 
November, 12, 2021

Fall Break - No classes 
November 22-26

Last Day of Classes 
December 8


Academic Advising


If you have a quick question, you can visit virtual express advising. This is for 5 to 10 minute questions. Express advising is available at https://go.illinois.edu/MediaExpressAdvising on the following days and times while class is in session:

Mondays - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Central Time
Thursdays - 2:30 PM-4:00 PM Central Time
Fridays - 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time

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