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Happening Around Campus and Beyond

 
 
 
 

National First-Generation Day Celebration 

November 8
1:00-5:00 PM

Join the Office of Minority Student Affairs and our campus partners in celebrating our First-Generation students, staff, faculty, and alumni! To learn more about the exciting events, giveaways, and programs we have in store visit https://go.illinios.edu/FirstGenDay21.

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Community-Academic Scholars Program 

The Community-Academic Scholars Program is a 10-week summer research experience that empowers undergraduates to address critical issues in our community related to health, poverty, and social inequity in Champaign county and beyond. Scholars work with an academic mentor and a community organization on a research project to benefit the community members served by the partner organization. Scholars receive training, support, and a $4,000 stipend.

Learn more about the program and how to apply at a virtual info session at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 . If you cannot make it, sign up to receive a notification when the recording is available. Register for Zoom details.

Contact Kelsey Hassevoort (hassevo2@illinois.edu) with questions.

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Leaders in Ad Tech Series - Allie Ofisher 

November 17
5:00-6:00 PM
123 Gregory Hall or Zoom 

November's speaker is Allie Ofisher, Lead UX Designer at Pixo, a woman-owned web and software company based in Urbana, Illinois. She enjoys partnering with companies to uncover problems in their current digital environments and works with engineers and designers to help craft improved and exceptional user experiences. She's lived in Urbana since graduating from the University of Illinois with an MFA in Industrial Design.

Register here.

 
 

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Class Spotlight

 
 
 
 

WINTER 2021-2022 COURSES

ADV 490: Copywriting

For advertising majors considering a career in copywriting or just striving to become better creative thinkers and communicators, this course explores copywriting concepts, processes and best practices. In this course we will craft headlines and body copy for a variety of media, all in the context of audience, strategy, design and the Big Idea. Watch video lectures on your own time. Writing-intensive and portfolio-building.

Learn more in this short video!

MACS 356: Sex & Gender in Popular Media

Examines the notion that the mass media influence our development as gendered individuals, looking at those who argue for and against this notion. Considers different forms of feminist theory applied to the study of mass media, the history and scholarly criticisms of the media and their portrayal of women, and feminist attempts to create alternatives to mainstream media images. Throughout, the course considers representation of minorities in the dominant media and examines newly created alternative representations.
Western/Compartive Cultures Gen Ed

 

SPRING 2022 COURSES

ADV 490: Sandage Studios

This fast-paced, hands-on course has students plan, develop and execute an innovative advertising campaign for a real client. Simulates a modern agency experience that requires creative problem solving, design thinking, data literacy and professionalism. Students will be selected by demonstrating relative skill and expertise in research, strategy, creative, media and/or leadership. Registration for this course is based on an application process that will be conducted by the instructor. To request instructor approval, fill out this form by November 20.
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JOUR 199: Introduction to Sports Media 

This course examines the relationship between sport and media, with a focus on if, when and how sports influence spectators, fans, media institutions and regions and how media supports and adds value and context to sports. The course examines how the relationship has developed through history and introduces the various professions, entities and industries that interact with sports, including journalism, broadcasting, and public relations

MACS 166: Contemporary Media Literacy 

Develops critical media production skills to assess the importance of new media in contemporary culture. The course emphasizes both social and technical aspects of media. As part of the course, students prepare their own media and evaluate current media literacy projects.

 
     
 
 
 

Important Dates and Deadlines

 
 
 
 

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

Reading Day - No classes or exams
December 9

 
     
 
 
 

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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