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September 14, 2017

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

Student Spotlight
Inaugural Learning & Education Studies graduates enter a competitive workforce prepared to succeed 

LES Students Prepared to Succeed
The students studying in the learning & education studies program are conducting in-depth research and partaking in exciting classroom experiences. Discover more and meet Jeremy Davis, Lexi Gardocki, Georgina Lozano, and Shelana Martin


International Students' Spotlight Series Week
Sept. 18-22

The International Student and Scholar Services office will host weeklong presentations on five different countries: India, Iran, Korea, Russia, and China. International students from these countries will share their cultures and experiences. Learn more...

Info Sessions on Criminology, Law, and Society Minor
Sept. 20 (2-2:30 p.m.)
Sept. 26 (10:30-11 a.m.)
Lincoln Hall, Room 3057

Students can learn about the criminology, law, and society minor and get their minor forms signed by a sociology adviser at these informational sessions. Email for inquiries.

Education Justice Project Info Night
Sept. 25
Illini Union, Room 406

Application Deadline: Oct. 2
The Education Justice Project offers educational programs to individuals incarcerated at the Danville Correctional Center, a men's medium-security state prison. Attend this Info Night event to learn more about EJP's work and mission, and to learn how to become involved. Contact Rebecca Ginsburg at 217-300-5150 or for inquiries.

Career and Professional Development

Champaign County Head Start Hosting Job Fair, Hiring Teachers
Champaign County Head Start is hosting a Sept. 19 job fair at 1603 E. Mumford Drive in Urbana from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The organization will hold on-the-spot interviews at the Urbana Head Start facility and is seeking teachers (including preschool teachers), teacher aides, and substitute teachers. View the full list of available jobs.

Assist with Walking School Bus in Urbana
Urbana School District 116 is seeking students who can pick up children from a designated stop and walk them to school. The service will take one or two hours a week and will stand out as an outstanding volunteer activity on a résumé and letter of recommendation. Contact Megan Garand at for inquiries.

Meet Writing Goals via Writers Workshops
The Writers Workshop on campus helps undergraduates meet their writing goals in a distraction-free setting. Each session will begin with a short conversation about objectives and will conclude with a talk about reached accomplishments. Commit to a writing routine by attending these groups. Learn more...

Happenings and Deadlines

Learn About and Apply for Global Markets & Society Minor
Application Deadline: Oct. 15

Students can now apply for the global markets & society minor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Watch a video to learn more and drop off your application at 616 E. Green St., Suite 201. Informational sessions will be held at the same location on Oct. 12 (2:30 p.m.), Nov. 13 (1:30 p.m.), and Dec. 8 (11 a.m.). Contact the LAS Global Studies Office at 217-333-0178 or for inquiries.     

Assist Those Who Experience Food Insecurity
Volunteers are needed to help with cooking, greeting, hosting, serving, dishwashing, and other roles during the Jubilee Café, a new weekly meal for students and community members who are experiencing food insecurity. The dinners will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. in the lower level of Community United Church (805 S. Sixth St., Champaign). Sign up to assist on any of these dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship for Poetic Freshmen
Application Deadline: Oct. 30

Open to students in all majors, the $2,000 Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship is for 2017-18 freshmen who have demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry. Students must submit five unpublished poems, and the complete manuscript should not exceed five pages. Contact Deb Stauffer at or 217-333-2390 for inquiries on scholarship submissions.  

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