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Oct. 26, 2017

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

Student Spotlight
Active secondary education minor Ciera Phillips named to 2017 Illinois Homecoming court 

Flying Toward a Bright Future
Freshman Tremaine Harris has a lofty future goal: He wants to be the U.S. secretary of education to improve education on a national level. For now, Tremaine is soaking in the varied campus cultures and learning from his "small but big family of people" in the College of Education. Tremaine, who is studying in the middle grades program, said he is absorbing a lot of information in the EDUC 201 course, which highlights today's issues in education. "It makes me think and understand this is what I signed up to do, and I'm ready to take on this task," he said. 


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News to Use: University Professor Sees Future Dependence on Wearable Technology


Talk by Mandy Rispoli to Cover Children with Challenging Behaviors
Oct. 27; 9:15-11 a.m.
Education Building, Room 242
This talk by Dr. Mandy Rispoli of Purdue University will review a series of research studies designed to increase teacher involvement in functional behavior assessment and function-based intervention with children with challenging behaviors. Learn more...

Grow Your Green Stuff Webinar
Oct. 31; Noon
Don't be frightened on Halloween or anytime about crafting budgets or financial topics in general. Join the coordinators of the Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series to learn what drives people's spending desires and how to conquer them to gain full control over finances. Students can access this free webinar from any computer with Internet access. REGISTER

What if the Moon Didn't Exist? A Talk by Neil F. Comins
Nov. 2; 5-6 p.m.
National Center for Supercomputing Applications Auditorium (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana)

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The moon is one of the many things we take for granted in the natural world. It lights up the night, rises and sets, goes through a cycle of phases, contributes to the tides, and is involved in both solar and lunar eclipses. In this talk, astronomer and author Neil F. Comins will explore what Earth would be like if the moon had never existed. Learn more...

Lecture at Spurlock on Transformative Early Childhood Education
Nov. 9; 7:30 p.m.
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium

This talk by Dr. Kathleen Gallagher of the University of Nebraska at Kearney will highlight the importance of providing access to high-quality early care and education programs, and why children, families, and communities all benefit from such initiatives. Learn more...

Career and Professional Development

Student Organization Seeking Volunteer Tutors
The Minority Association of Future Educators (MAFE) is seeking volunteer tutors to assist students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center. Email for inquiries.

Happenings and Deadlines

Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship for Freshmen
Application Deadline: Oct. 30
This $2,000 scholarship is for 2017-2018 freshmen students who have demonstrated skills in writing poetry. To apply, students must submit five unpublished poems that do not exceed five pages. Contact Deb Stauffer at 217-333-2390 or for inquiries.

Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship for Cause-Driven Leaders
Application Deadline: Nov. 13
Students who attain an unpaid internship with a public-service agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply for this scholarship, which has a funding range of $1,000 to $2,500. Learn more...

Resources for Student Academic Success
It's nearing the middle of the semester and stress levels may be increasing for some students. Be sure to take advantage of the many available campus resources to stay more relaxed and achieve academic success:

Office of Undergraduate Research Holding Drop-In Hours
The Office of Undergraduate Research is holding drop-in hours this semester from 1-4 p.m. Staff members will be available to answer questions pertaining to undergraduate research on campus. Learn more and set up an appointment at  

Flu Shots Available at McKinley Health Center
Flu shots are available at no charge to all Illinois students who have paid their health-service fee. Students must present their University of Illinois ID card at the time of service. Learn more about getting the flu vaccine and view the locations, days, and times to get a flu shot on campus.


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