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Nov. 1, 2018

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

Spotlight on Students
 Be Part of College of Media Video

Calling All Extras! Be Part of College of Media Video
Nov. 7; 4-5:30 p.m.
Main Quad
The College of Media is inviting students from all colleges to participate in a video on the Main Quad. The video, which will be shared widely after production, will be produced by students in the Media Production class. Many participants—more than 500—are needed. Students must bring their cellphones and wear winter clothes such as hats, scarves, gloves, and jackets. Learn more and contact Molly Arseneau at for inquiries.


News to Use: Nontraditionally Aged Students Reflect on University Experiences

Scholarships and Awards

Workshops to Cover Scholarship Focused on Environment
Nov. 8 and 9
Illini Union Bookstore, Room 514
Application Deadline: Feb. 7, 2019

Sophomores and juniors who are passionate about the environment are encouraged to learn more about and apply for the prestigious Udall Scholarship, which awards $7,000 to students who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are pursuing a career related to the environment. The University of Illinois may nominate up to six students for the Udall Scholarship, and applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership.

Nov. 8: Udall Scholarship Info Session
Nov. 9: Udall Scholarship Writing Workshop

Cause-Driven Leaders Encouraged to Apply for Bailey Scholarships
Application Deadline: Nov. 13

The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship for Cause-Driven Leaders is available to students who have an unpaid internship with a public-service agency or nonprofit organization. Awards of $1,000 and $2,500 will be given for a part-time and full-time internship, respectively. Learn more...


Join Tonight's Master of Social Work Program Open House
Nov. 1; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

School of Social Work (1010 W. Nevada St., Urbana)
The School of Social Work is hosting an open house for students of all majors who are interested in applying for the 2019-2020 Master of Social Work cohort. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about the program from faculty and students in the school and get to discover careers in social work. Those who cannot attend tonight's event can email for inquiries on the program. 

Friday Lunch Series Talk: Weaknesses in Preservice Teachers' Computational Skills, Understandings
Nov. 2; Noon-1 p.m.

505 E. Green St., Room 201
Drs. Cheng-Yao Lin and Jerry Becker will discuss in this free talk the weaknesses they have found in preservice teachers' computational skills and understandings. Learn more... 

Library Free Book Jacket and Poster Giveaway
Nov. 5

School Collection Room of Main Library, Room 112
Students are welcome to join this event as part of the weeklong festivities happening at the Main Library, which will be giving away free posters, book jackets, tote bags, and more. These discussion-starting items are ideal for decorating a classroom and work great as stimulating visual aids and lively art projects and displays. Learn more... 

Health Literacy as Resource for Older Adults' Self-Care
Nov. 8; Noon

Beckman Institute, (405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana) Room 1005
Dr. Dan Morrow of the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education will discuss at this event the recent work he has done using computer agents for patient education and engagement in patient portals, electronic health records, and digital environments. Learn more... 

Career and Professional Development

Workshop to Offer Tools for Teaching Dyslexic Students
Nov. 3; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Edison Middle School (306 W. Green St., Champaign)
Registration Deadline: Nov. 1
The Illini Reading Council and Champaign Unit 4 School District are hosting a workshop on teaching students with dyslexia. Attendees will be able to earn two clock hours for attending the event, which will feature speaker Lou Ferroli. A breakfast and short meeting will take place starting at 9:15, and raffle prizes will be available. Call 217-359-5379 or email for inquiries. 

Study Abroad

Today's Global Cafe to Highlight Finland and Sweden
Nov. 1; 1 p.m.
Education Building, Room 260A
Join today's Global Cafe session on Finland and Sweden, as students and teachers share the inspiring experiences they had while visiting schools in both countries last summer. College of Education alumna Betty Trummel '78 C&I will be on hand to talk about her time in Finland and Sweden, and lunch will be provided.

Happenings and Deadlines

Sociological Foundations Courses Available This Spring
interesting sociological foundations in education courses will be available during the Spring 2019 semester with Professor Bernice M. Barnett of the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership. The Sociology of Education (EPS 420) class will cover schooling in society from a sociological standpoint. In addition, Dr. Barnett's Racial & Ethnic Families Diversity course (EPS 421) will be a sociological examination of the racial and ethnic diversity of families within racial ethnic groups in the U.S. Learn more...     


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