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Happening Around Campus and Beyond

 
 
 
 

Media Career Night | Careers in Screenwriting, Speechwriting, and Creative Writing

Tuesday, April 6
7:00-8:00 PM

Join us to learn about careers in media writing. Our alumni panelists have a variety of experience, including writing for television, speech writing and creative writing. See full bios for the panelists on the Media Career Services website.

Register at https://go.illinois.edu/MediaCareerNight

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College of Media Scholarship Application Now Open!

The 2021-2022 scholarship application for continuing College of Media undergraduate students is now open. All students who will be returning as an undergraduate student in the College of Media in Fall 2021 are eligible to apply.

Students must apply to be considered for a scholarship from the College of Media. All submissions are due by 12:00 PM CDT on Friday, May 7, 2021.

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Convocation Student Speaker

If you are graduating in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021, you are invited to audition to be the student speaker at the College of Media virtual Convocation Ceremony. 

Speeches should be 5-7 minutes long. Sign up to audition by April 11.

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Diversity in the Media Landscape: Challenge & Opportunity

Join the College of Media for a conversation with Hugo Balta about diversity in the media landscape.

Wednesday, April 14
7:00-8:00 PM

Register at https://go.illinois.edu/media-diversity

Hugo is an experienced, award-winning, broadcast & digital media news executive directing growth and innovation in several divisions and businesses in the U.S. and Latin America. Hugo is a two-time president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). In 2016, he was inducted into the NAHJ Hall Of Fame.  His nearly 30 years of experience include his current roles as Contributing Writer for The Chicago Reporter and Owner/Publisher of the Latino News Network. He is the former News Director at WTTW-11 and held various leadership positions with ABC, ESPN, CBS, and Telemundo news networks.

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Bystander Intervention Training

In response to the sharp and sustained rise in anti-Asian hate, the Asian American Cultural Center will be hosting a Bystander Intervention Training. This one-hour, interactive Zoom workshop is tailored for high school and college students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and community members of all identities. The training is available for Friday, April 16, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 pm (Central Time).

We encourage all to register here: http://bit.ly/GLAASSbit2. If you have any questions regarding the training, please reach out to the Asian American Cultural Center at aacc@illinois.edu, 217.333.9300, or oiir.illinois.edu/aacc

 
   
 
 
 

Scholarships

 
 
 
 

Walter Cronkite Scholarship

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is accepting applications for the Walter Cronkite Scholarship. Scholarships range from $1000-$3000. Awards are merit-based and are awarded to students who plan to pursue a career in the media industry. In addition to completing the application, students must submit links to creative video work along with two letters of recommendation from faculty. The deadline to submit all materials is April 30, 2021.

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The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship

The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship that recognizes one senior student from the Big Ten Conference and one senior student from the Pac-12 Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service, who also wish to pursue a career in the sports industry, with an emphasis on journalism, media relations, event operations, team operations, or marketing.

Students must enroll in postgradute studies within 18 months of graduation.

Recipients will be given the unique opportunity to recive a Rose Bowl game experience that is tailored to each recipients' interest of study an culminates with the opportunity to work the Rose Bowl Game.

Complete application packets are due by July 31, 2021.

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Additional Scholarship Resources

As you start to think about scholarships for the next academic year, do not forget about the College’s Additional Scholarship Resources page. In addition to helping you think about the scholarship search process, this page highlights many awards that are offered by media organizations across the country.

 
   
 
 
 

Important Dates and Deadlines

 
 
 
 

Time Tickets available for Summer and Fall 2021
April 5, 2021

Fall 2021 schedule available in Course Explorer
April 5, 2021

Break - Non-Instructional Day
April 13, 2021

Summer and Fall 2021 Registration Begins 
April 19, 2021

Deadline to drop a full semester or second eight week course 
May 5, 2021

 
   
 
 
 

Academic Advising

 
 
 
 

If you have a quick question, you can visit virtual express advising. This is for 5 to 10 minute questions. Express advising is available at https://go.illinois.edu/MediaExpressAdvising on the following days and times while class is in session:

Mondays - 9:00am-10:30am Central Time
Thursdays - 1:30pm-3:00pm Central Time
Fridays - 10:30am-12:00pm Central Time

 
 
 
 
 
 
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