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April 25, 2019

Good luck to everyone running in the Illinois Marathon this weekend!

 
 
 

Student Spotlight

 
 

Kevin Ho | Exploring Family History With Fulbright

Kevin Ho, an english major and secondary education minor will be headed to Vietnam this fall as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Being a Vietnamese-American in the education field, the Vietnam ETA is a chance for Ho to experience his family’s roots and visit the village they grew up in.

You can read more about Kevin's future travels here.

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Events + Opportunities
 
 

Attention Seniors!
University-wide Commencement: May 11; 9:30 a.m.
College of Education Convocation: May 11; 1 p.m.
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, email convocation@education.illinois.edu.

Take Time For Yourself
The Illinois Counseling Center is hosting various events this semester to help you take time for yourself. Some of these events include mindfullness, perfectionism, test anxiety, time management, and overall mental health workshops. Find a calendar of events here. 

Attend the LAST Global Cafe of the Year
Room 260A; April 26, Noon
Next Friday, April 26, is the final Global Cafe of the year, hosted by the Office of International Programs! It is a very special one as it features the exciting Study Abroad program to India in the summer of 2020. In this program, you will provide English training to Himalayan rural women, visit various schools including schools for the care and education for Tibetan refugee children, and experience the vast mosaic of Himalayan and Tibetan culture. 

Come learn more about the program and how you can be a part of the cultural and educational exchange in Himalayan villages!

 
 
Grab a Cookie and Spring into Summer
North Lobby Education Building; April 29, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
 
International Students: Attend Curricular Practical Training Workshop
Lincoln Hall Room 1000; May 2, 1:00 p.m.
International students with F-1 status, attend our campus-wide Curricular Practical Training (CPT) workshop. CPT is designed for students that are interested in utilizing an off-campus work opportunity that is related to their field of study and is important and integral to their curriculum or thesis topic. The workshop will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Sign up here.
 
Attend the DELTA and AppLeS Symposium
Education 22; May 6, 2 - 4 p.m.
Join fellow students in DELTA and AppLeS concentrations within the LES major for a symposium to celebrate student capstone research projects.
 
Secondary Education Seniors: Come Celebrate!
Education 22; May 10, 10 a.m.
Come rendezvous with fellow new educators, your instructors, and other program personnel at our Celebrating the Charge — Beocming an Illinois Educator celebration! Each of our graduating seniors will receive a gift, followed by light morning refreshments.
 
This is the Friday morning before Commencement ceremonies. Whether you are able to attend or not, please RSVP here so that we may confirm an address to which to send your gift after graduation.
 
Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day at Illinois
Education 22; May 16, 9 - 3:30 p.m.
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15 free workshops including Word and PPT Accessibility, Captioning and Audio Descriptions, E-Text Accessibility, Microsoft Lighthouse Project will be offered. Learn more about the new campus accessibility policy and implementation plan. Attend d
emonstrations of assistive technologies. Tour the DRES history timeline and Beckwith Residential Support Services at Nugent Hall.
 
Complementary lunch available with pre-registration before May 10 and ASL accommodation requests needed by May 1. More information and registration at: https://go.illinois.edu/gaad/.
 
 
Scholarships + Awards

Apply for the Leon Bradley Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 31

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program was established to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership. The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) believes that it is beneficial for all students to experience diversity among the educators who serve as role models for our students. Thus, AASPA will annually award up to two scholarships to assist a minority college student seeking his/her initial teaching certification and/or endorsement and up to two scholarships to assist a minority graduate student seeking his/her administrative credential. Learn more and apply.

Seniors: Apply for the Schwarzman Scholars Program
Application Deadline: September 26
The mission of the Schwarzman Scholars program is to foster the next generation of global leaders and build greater understanding between China and the rest of the world. The program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Mandarin skills are not required for admission. Whether in politics, business, sciences, or the arts, successful applicants are young people who have already begun to demonstrate the ability to lead, produce results in their fields, and a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives. Learn more and apply here.

 

 
Career + Professional Development
 
 

Wherever You Go This Summer, Take Online Courses At Illinois
More than 350 course sections in a variety of subjects will be offered this summer. You can find flexible 4, 8, or 12-week course options to make sure you are on-track for graduation. 

Visit online.illinois.edu/summer or contact your advisor for more information.

Learn About Meaningful Design in ART 205
Online Summer 4-week; Open To All Majors
This course introduces students to the cultural impact of graphic design by connecting graphic design theory to the everyday experience of meaningful design. Design theory and objects will be studied and created as a mediating factor between culture building and cognitive processing. The course utilizes a weekly pattern of short assigned readings, online presentations, design assignments, and peer review. The reading and presentations will connect the students to major concepts. The assignments will allow students to demonstrate understanding of those concepts via design making. 

Learn About Digital Learning Environments in CI210
Education Building Room 2; Thursdays 1 - 1:50 p.m
A new Social & Behavioral Sciences Gen-Ed will be offered next fall. Introduction to Digital Learning Environments (CI210) surveys a broad range of digital environments and their potential impact on learning and teaching. Students will be exposed to basic ideas and theories of interactivity and how people learn in the digital world. Topics in the course include digital literacies, multimedia learning, immersion and presence, and distributed learning. We will also discuss how learning in these environments is affected by issues of gender and culture. Students in the course will evaluate the learning and instructional potential of popular digital environments ranging from simulations and social networks to virtual worlds and video games. The course combines instructor lectures and class discussion with hands-on activities in the discussion sections. Students will interact with digital platforms in class, and they will work in small groups to create a design project in a digital platform of their choice. CRN: 66096

Learn About Innovation in MACS 265
Siebel 1214; Wednesdays 9 - 9:50 a.m
An interdisciplinary MACS course, Innovation Illinois Community Lab, will be offered next fall. Where do transformative, world-changing innovations come from? How do they emerge? Who’s behind them? What makes them transformative? By drawing on past world-changing University of Illinois innovation projects—from the first wheelchair bus system to the first computer-composed music composition to the first graphical web browser—and by working with faculty from the Colleges of Media, Fine and Applied Arts, Computer Science in Engineering, and the Office of Undergraduate Research, this two-semester course sequence will enable students from across the campus to imagine, research, and develop—via paper, multimedia, and code-based prototypes--future innovation ideas. This year-long course sequence will culminate in a student-designed exhibition of collaborative prototypes that reframe innovation as inherently multidisciplinary, as a practice that necessarily emerges from creative innovation cultures that cross the arts, humanities, social sciences, and computer science. No pre-reqs needed. All majors welcome. CRN: 72044

Work as a Division of General Studies Media Intern in Fall 2019
Application Deadline: April 26
The Division of General Studies (DGS) is home to freshman and sophomore students who are exploring major and career interests. DGS is the 2nd largest academic community at Illinois and serves approximately 3,000 students. The role of the Media Intern is to assist staff with the creation, development and maintenance of DGS communications.

The Media Intern will report to the Senior Assistant Director for Admission and Transition Programs. This position is unpaid. Sumbit a cover letter, resume and names of 3 references to jarnold7@illinois.edu. Samples of work are not required, but perferred.

Work With Galileo Innovation Camp For Kids This Summer
Application Deadline: May 12
Galileo Learning summer day programs are looking for exceptional students, changemakers, and leaders to join their team! They're hiring interns, team leaders, assistant instructors, teachers, mentors, and camp counselors for our innovation education programs for kids in the community. Receive personalized professional development, and learn transferable skills to build your resume while having a joy filled summer! For more job info and to apply, click here. 

 

See you again next Thursday, Illini!

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