University-Wide Commencement: May 11; 9:30 a.m.
College of Education Convocation: May 11; 1 p.m.
Registration for Convocation by: April 1
Information about eligibiliy, academic attire, hooders for doctoral candidates, arrival and check-in, and a Convocation 2019 to-do checklist can be found here.
Register early! If you have any questions contact email@example.com.
Show Your Expertise at the Science & Engineering Fair at Next Generation School
Event: Feb. 15
Sign-up by: Feb. 5
NGS has been hosting an annual Science & Engineering fair for several years. For the students, a part of the fair experience is getting to share their projects with experts in the science field and receiving feedback from them. Students' projects are not graded or judged for prizes, so the fair and the feedback from experts serves as an opportunity for them to gain knowledge and interest in science and engineering topics. They are still looking for experts for the fair this year. There are two time slots from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12-3:00 p.m. You would be discussing projects with students from kindergarten to 8th grade, ranging in topics from programming robots to coding a phone app to experimenting with slime, lava lamps, balloon-powered cars, and more!
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.
Tutors Needed at Urbana Middle and High Schools
Urbana Middle and High Schools are recruiting volunteers for tutoring. If interested contact Heidi Reible at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will follow up to facilitate completion of the requirements including scheduling an individual orientation.
Hear About Student Expriences in Costa Rica at Global Cafe
Feb. 1; Noon
Education Building 260A
This Friday, February 1st, join us in room 260A and learn about our upcoming 2019 spring break program in the beautiful city of San Joaquin de Flores. Light snacks and beverages will be provided!
You can find the Global Cafe schedule for every Friday 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.