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Jan. 17, 2019

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ICYMI | Student Recognition Brunch Photos

College of Education faculty, students, and donors gathered to support scholarship and award recipients at the annual Student Recognition Brunch in November. Read more about the event here.

Find your photo with the Dean and donors in our Facebook Album!

Scholarships and Awards
 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Apply for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
Application Deadline: Jan. 31

This prestigious Fellowship offers a generous stipend toward completion of a master's degree program in education at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia or Pennsylvania. The program includes a yearlong clinical experience in a local high-need school, rigorous subject matter courses, professional development opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment. In addition, Fellows gain access to a network of over 22,000 outstanding teachers and scholars, including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Field Medalists.
Learn more and apply.

Apply for The Bailey Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: Feb. 15

The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply


Register for Interdisciplinary Student Hackathon
February 2 - March 1

HackCulture is an interdisciplinary hackathon that runs from February 2 to March 1. Each weekend will include a different team-based challenge that encourages participants to learn new skills. The last week will be spent working in your team to complete a final challenge, to be presented and judged at the finale on March 1. Register by January 20!

Career and Professional Development
 Students exploring Capitol

Apply for Illinois in Washington Summer 2019 Internship
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Information Session: Jan. 17, 5–6 p.m.
David Kinley Hall, Room 119
Illinois in Washington (IIW) is an academic internship program open to all U of I undergraduates. Participants live and intern in Washington, DC, while taking U of I classes. IIW offers an exceptional opportunity to gain rewarding work experience while enjoying the political, intellectual, and cultural experiences that only the nation's capital can offer. Student internships have included positions with members of Congress, think tanks, social justice organizations, and government agencies. Join us for an unforgettable semester in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Learn more and apply.

Do Research with PATHS-UP This Summer
Application Deadline: Feb. 4
The Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) is accepting applications for its research experiences for undergraduates for the Summer of 2019. The 10 week program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research at one of their four partner institutions (TAMU, FIU, Rice and UCLA). The program offers a $6,000 stipend for travel to and from the program, housing, and living expenses. Apply here.

Join the Summer STEAM Studio Team at Next Generation School
Full- and part-time positions are available for highly motivated individuals to join the STEAM Studio team at Next Generation School. They are seeking dynamic applicants who have an enthusiasm for working with children during their summer camp programs. 

STEAM Studio is an innovative program that is directed at providing enrichment opportunities for elementary students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Major duties will include assisting classroom teachers with theme-based activities in the mornings and taking campers swimming, to parks, and other outdoor activities in the afternoons. Visit their website to learn more. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Angela Nelson.

Study Abroad
 Illinois in Indonesia

Study Abroad This Spring Break!
The Office of International Programs in the College of Education is offering a number of exciting short-term study abroad trips for students during Spring Break 2019. Check out these opportunities:

Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Costa Rica

Visit the Office of International Programs in Room 260A of the Education Building or email for inquiries.

Happenings and Deadlines
 One-to-One Tutoring with SOAR

Volunteer to Tutor with SOAR
SOAR: Student Opportunities for After-School Resources is a partnership between the University of Illinois and the International Prep Academy (IPA) in Champaign. The program provides after-school enrichment for Latina/o bilingual youth. Children in grades 2-5 benefit from tutoring in reading and homework followed by social activities.

One-on-One Tutoring
SOAR tutoring is scheduled for TWR from 2–3:15 p.m., with time for reading, homework assistance, and social activities with the children. Illinois students are paired with the same child for the semester and may choose to volunteer more than one day per week. Spanish-speaking skills are not necessary in order to participate. Tutors will need to complete a background check through the Champaign School District by the third week of classes. The SOAR program coordinator will provide the clearance form for the tutors. This opportunity is especially interesting to Illinois students who want to gain cross-cultural awareness and relationship skills. Email Maria Lang to get started.

Join EPS 420 Sociology of Education
Space Still Available
Tuesdays, 1-2:50 p.m., Room 323 Educ. Building
EPS 420 Sociology of Education can be used to fulfill the EPOL social foundations requirement for Master’s students and advanced hours requirements for Learning and Education Studies (LES) Undergraduate students. EPS 420 is a sociological examination of education and schooling in society, including major sociological theories, concepts, assumptions, questions, research, and on-going and current issues/debates related to education/schooling and race/gender/class diversity in educational achievement.

TAP Study Seeking Participants
The Autism Program (TAP) is now seeking university students, who identify as having autism, to take participate.

New TAP programming is set to further reduce barriers to employment for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students on the autism spectrum.  It includes two pilot programs set to launch Spring 2019, both part of the Accessibility Lighthouse Program funded by Microsoft. The programs will offer two options for a combination of either individual or group sessions. These sessions will address improving essential soft skills needed for effective self-evaluation, organization, teamwork, and positive self-advocacy and workplace relationships. The goal is to improve the social skills needed for effective teamwork and positive workplace relationships.

Students interested can register now by emailing Jeanne Kramer or calling 217-991-0367.


Quote of the week:

"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers." 
-Helen Keller


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