The Update is a student newsletter for undergraduate
majors and minors in the College of Education at Illinois.
Freshmen Focus: The College of Education Welcomes ...
Savannah Gregory, Elementary Education; Murfreesboro, Tennessee
"I have always loved kids and am passionate about teaching them."
Fun fact: "I once saw an octopus while snorkeling."
Sarah Hughes, Elementary Education; Clarendon Hills
"I wanted to get into the field of education after taking a class called Invitation to Teach in high school."
Fun facts: "I like country music."
Grant Offers Chance to Conduct Research On and Off Campus
Application Deadline: Oct. 25
The Office of Undergraduate Research is offering the Research Support Grant (RSG), which provides funding for students from all disciplines so they can conduct research or pursue creative projects during the academic year on and off campus. Learn more and email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Join Inspirational Screening Featuring Five Community College Students
Oct. 12; Noon-1:30 p.m.
Education Building, Room 42
The Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) in the College of Education will show a critical-cinema story designed to stimulate minds and bring forth candid conversations. Candy, pizza, and popcorn will also be a part of the Friday flicks, which will occur twice a semester. The first featured film is the Emmy-nominated No Greater Odds, which follows the inspirational stories of five community college students at the College of Southern Nevada. Learn more...
SEA Meeting to Feature Edison Middle School Associate Principal
Oct. 17; 7 p.m.
Education Building, Room 2
Attendees at this Student Education Association meeting will be able to enjoy free pizza and hear the associate principal of Edison Middle School talk about the hiring process and expectations for new teachers.
College of Education Dean to Give Lecture on Citizenship, Immigration, National Identity
Oct. 17; 7:30 p.m.
Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana), Knight Auditorium
With the sesquicentennial of the 14th Amendment having taken place in July, it's an ideal time to hear College of Education Dean James D. Anderson give a talk at the Center for Advanced Study's Twenty-Eighth Annual Lecture covering the topics of citizenship, immigration, and national identity. Learn more...
Career and Professional Development
Develop Leadership Skills as Campus Paraprofessional
Early Application Due Date: Oct. 14
Late Application Due Date: Oct. 22
The Social Justice Educators Paraprofessional Program is seeking students who want to be peer leaders on campus. While expanding personal knowledge about social identities and inclusivity, selected peer leaders will design engaging educational opportunities for fellow students and develop their own public-speaking and interpersonal communication skills. Attend one of the informational sessions below or learn more and apply.
Gregory Hall, Room 205
Oct. 11; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Event to Cover Fashion, Resumes, Interviewing to Land Dream Job
Oct. 16; 6-8 p.m.
Gregory Hall, Room 223
Co-sponsored by the Minority Association of Future Educators (MAFE), this event is a chance for students to learn about what to wear to land their dream job and how to perfect their resume and interviewing skills. Professional and business-casual clothing will be modeled, and a resume and interview workshop will take place.
Graduate & Professional School Fair on Campus
Oct. 17; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Illini Union; Ballrooms A, B, C, and Pine Lounge on First Floor
Recruiters from more than 130 institutions representing approximately 1,200 different graduate- and professional-school programs will be on hand to talk to students. View the list of program attendees.
Deadline Approaching to Study Abroad this Winter, Spring
Students who want to study abroad during winter break or spring break have until Oct. 28 to choose a program and apply. Remember that the College of Education offers students a $500 scholarship to study abroad. Students who have questions about studying abroad can visit Room 260A in the Education Building from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Take Study Abroad Survey for Chance to Win Prize
The Office of International Programs in the College of Education wants to hear students' thoughts on studying abroad, in an effort to develop future overseas programs. Take a survey for a chance to win a prize!
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