Volunteers Needed for 2019 Youth Literature Festival
Community Day Celebration, March 30
The Youth Literature Festival brings award-winning authors to area schools in a three-day event that culminates with the free Community Day celebration with author presentations, books signings, puppet shows, music, activities for kids, and more. This event is free and open to the public.
The Festival is looking for volunteers for the event. They will need many hands to welcome more than 1,500 attendees. The biannual Festival aims to create and cultivate the love of reading in the lives of children and youth around Illinois schools and community.
If you are interested in volunteering complete the form.
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.
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.
Hear About Student Expriences in Spain at Global Cafe
Jan. 25; Noon
Education Building 260A
This Friday join the Office of Internation Programs in room 260A and hear about UIUC student experiences in Spain! They will be sharing stories, answering questions, and providing information on the upcoming 2019 spring break program in Tarragona and Barcelona. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
You can find the Global Cafe schedule for every Friday here.
Become a McKinley Fitness Peer
Information Meeting: Feb. 4; 4 p.m.
ARC Meeting Room 2
The Health Education Unit of McKinley Health Center is looking for student leaders interested in fitness and overall health. Fitness Peers are volunteers that are dedicated to spreading awareness to others about the benefits of fitness and wellness through workshops, campaigns, and events. Their Fitness Peers are competent and passionate individuals who enjoy working with others across campus and in the C-U community. Enhance your leadership skills and meet new people on campus who share the same interests as you!
For more information contact FitnessPeers@gmail.com
1205 W Nevada St.
The GWS alumni who will be visiting on Feminist Fridays this spring represent a variety of careers, but may be of particular interest to students looking for work in non-profits, social justice, and social service agencies. Feminist Fridays are open to everyone—pizza provided!
Tutors Needed at Urbana Middle and High Schools
Urbana Middle and High Schools are recruiting volunteers for tutoring. If interested contact Heidi Reible at email@example.com. She will follow up to facilitate completion of the requirements including scheduling an individual orientation.
Getting Started in Research? Attend This Workshop
Jan 28, 30, & Feb. 1; 3-4 p.m.
During this workshop, the Office of Undergraduate Research will discuss the importance of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of how to deal with problems faced when getting started in research, and (2) an idea of how undergraduate research can benefit them both personally and in their future careers.
Participation is by advanced registration only; Workshop locations and registration link can be found here.
Submit Your Work for the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 18. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 14-20), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates.
All undergraduate students currently involved with research are eligible to present. Learn more.