Need a few minutes to find calm and focus?
4:15-4:45 p.m. daily via Zoom
Check out Daily Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions with the Counseling Center. In these times of uncertainty, many of us feel stressed, overwhelmed, and unfocused. One of the best ways to process your emotions is through meditation. Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, the Counseling Center is offering online daily guided activities to help you master mindfulness. Please note that these workshops are not therapy groups. They are open to all Illinois students and are not confidential. Reflections will be personal and not shared with the group.
Building Stuff: Materials From the Earth that sustain our built environment
Noon to 1 p.m. (CT) Tuesday Sept. 29 via Zoom (Password:758636)
Did you ever wonder where the concrete in a sidewalk, the asphalt in a highway, or the glass in a window come from? All are derivatives of rocks and sediments, processed in ways that allow the cities of modern society to exist. But use of these materials comes at a cost to the environment, and supplies are not sustainable. This free lecture will be presented by professor emeritus Stephen Marshak.
Proposal writing for undergraduate researchers
3-4:30 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, Sept. 29 via Zoom
This workshop will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to explain their research in a concise and compelling manner. Students will leave with basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, tools to write successful research statements, and resources for the writing process. Please visit our events calendar to register.
Critical Language Scholarship information session
3 p.m. (CT) Friday, Oct. 2 via Zoom (Meeting ID: 921-7421-7157, Password: CLS)
The Critical Language Scholarship, provided by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students. The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in eight to ten weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. For more information, please visit here. If you would like to learn more, please join us at our information session. For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program here or visit our website.
Free flu shots
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday at CRCE, 1102 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana
Free flu shots are now available to all Illinois students who have paid the Health Service Fee. A University of Illinois ID card must be presented at the time of service. McKinley Health Center encourages all students to get their flu shots. Note: McKinley Health Center is not a location for flu shots this year.
Join We CU Community Engaged Scholars program this fall
We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, and support from We CU program leaders. Students completing 20 hours of service each semester will be honored at a spring awards ceremony, with distinct recognition given to those who complete 300 hours of service over the course of four years. Students may submit their interest in joining the program here.
Pay what you can at Bevier Café
Unique challenges call for unique solutions. At Bevier Café, the crew wants to make sure everybody eats. In an effort to do their part in the face of COVID-19, they will be testing a new pay-what-you-can model for the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester. Bevier Café will continue to serve the same delicious menu, but with four distinct payment options: pay the suggested price (menu price); pay what you can (name your own price); pay more (suggested price + a little extra); or pay it forward (buy a meal for someone else).
The Career Center offers coaching appointments
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday
During the Fall 2020 semester, The Career Center offers 30-minute career coaching appointments online or by phone. Limited in-person appointments may be available. Call 217-333-0820 to check availability and schedule in-person appointments.
Adobe Creative Cloud for all students
Adobe Creative Cloud is now available and free of charge to University of Illinois students. Head to the Webstore to get your free copy!
Study spaces available at libraries
The Library is offering individual quiet study spaces in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and the Undergraduate Library. Spaces are limited. Students must make appointments in advance; no walk-up access is available. Please see the individual library websites above for more information.