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March 2, 2017

The Update
is a student newsletter for undergraduate
majors and minors in the College of Education at Illinois.

Student Spotlight
Middle Grades Education at the University of Illinois 

Middle Grades Major Ideal for Freshman
Education at Illinois blogger Rachel Hernandez, a freshman, came to Illinois with the intention of majoring in elementary education because of her love of literacy and language arts. But during her first semester she discovered a new major: Middle Grades Education. "I chose to concentrate in both literacy and social sciences and could not be happier with my decision," Rachel wrote in her Feb. 16 blog post. "I now have the ability to channel my passion into my profession, while working with the age group I prefer. The College of Education really does have a major that fits anyone." Read more...    


Women's Career Institute 
March 4; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213
This leadership and career-development event will offer workshops, networking opportunities, and strengths assessments. The all-day sessions are designed for undergraduates of all genders. Register and contact Rachel Lauren Storm at for inquiries.

Workshop Series to Help Relieve Stress 
March 6-9
Activities and Recreation Center
(201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign)
This workshop series will help students understand their most common stressors and identify strategies and campus resources to develop stress-management skills. Learn more and register.

Career and Professional Development

Principal Meet & Greet
March 4
10 a.m. - Noon
Chicago Public Schools Garfield Park Offices
(2651 W. Washington Blvd.)
This event is a chance for future educators to learn about the Chicago Public Schools district and connect with CPS administrators. Register ...

Educators Job Fair
March 6
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Open Fair)
1-3 p.m. (Scheduled On-site Interviews)
Eastern Illinois University, MLK Jr. Union

Sponsored by Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois, this job fair will offer students a chance to talk with representatives from different school districts and organizations about job opportunities. On-site interviews will be scheduled during the afternoon by employers. Learn more...

Champaign School Hiring Assistant Teachers
Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana is seeking assistant teachers for its summer school program and for the academic year starting in August. Individuals must be enthusiastic, confident, and willing to sustain a collaborative working relationship with classroom head teachers toward full implementation of the Montessori philosophy of education. The school is especially interested in applicants who have a long-term goal of completing Montessori teacher training. Submit résumés and three professional references to

Job and Internship Available at Allerton Park
Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello is searching for a day camp leader and has a programming, events & outreach internship spot open. The day camp leaders will be responsible for supervising camp participants and ensuring a safe and fun experience. The internship will be an exciting opportunity to work alongside Allerton staff to plan, organize, and implement a variety of public events and summer programming. Learn more via the above links and contact Mindy Brand at for inquiries.

Attain Summer Internship with Nonprofit via UIntern
The Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213
Get more out of your upcoming summer by interning with a nonprofit organization through UIntern. Info sessions will take place March 7 and 8. Learn more...

Happenings and Deadlines

Applications Extended for Senior 100 Honorary
Application Deadline: March 5 by 5 p.m.

The Student Alumni Ambassadors organization has extended the deadline for Senior 100 Honorary nominations. These prestigious awards are granted to the 100 most outstanding seniors of every graduating class, individuals who have accomplished great things in the classroom and who have made a positive impact on the campus community. Nominate a deserving senior.

Theater Company Seeking Actors for Upcoming Production
March 2; 6-10 p.m.

English Building, Room 150
For those with an interest in theater and performance, the What You Will Shakespeare Company will hold auditions for its final production of the semester, The Comedy of Errors: an Adaptation. The show will take the classic farce and set it in a bankrupt circus that is trying to save itself by putting on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors production. No previous acting experience is required. Email for inquiries.

Nominations Open for 2017 Mom of the Year at Illinois
Nominations Due by March 12
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year Award, sponsored by the Moms Association at Illinois. Nominate your mom today!


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