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October 10, 2019

This week on the 'gram:

"Welcome to the O’Leary Learning Center."



The O'Leary Learning Center Is Now OPEN!
The approximately 4,400 square-foot space has transformed the lower level of the Education Building to advance research and teaching in the college by providing sophisticated laboratory and meeting spaces for enhanced collaboration of interdisciplinary research projects, an improved online learning space, and enriched STEM instruction.

Here, we want you to dream; to collaborate; to build a better future for all learners. Watch the video to learn more about what this space offers. 


This Week at The Career Center 

Events + Opportunities

Join an Illinois Student Government Committee
Illinois Student Government is currently seeking passionate students who want to develop their skills, round out their education, and make a difference here at the University of Illinois by joining one of their many committees! Open to all students, the committees offer meaningful ways to contribute to the University, and practical experience valuable to any employer. Fill out an interest form or learn more here. Contact Speaker Pro Tempore, Susan Zhou with any questions.

Interested In Secondary Education? Come Chat
Prospective Student Meetings: Every Other Thursday; 4 p.m.
192 Education Building
Students interested in the Secondary Education minor should attend Prospective Student Meetings every other Thursday. Basic information about the minor will be reviewed and students can ask questions about the program. If you have any questions please email secedadvising@education.illinois.edu.

Achieve Your Goals With StudentLingo
StudentLingo is a series of interactive on-demand workshops, action plans, and valuable resources focused on helping college students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Learn more here

Take Advantage of FREE Tutoring With The Office of Minority Student Affairs
The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) Academic Services Center offers matched and drop-in tutoring free to University of Illinois undergraduate students. Sign up and find out more here. OMSA also offers other resources such as mentoring, workshops, and supplemental instruction. Visit omsa.illinois.edu to learn more.


Secondary Education Students: Attend the Trauma Informed Teaching Workshop 
Workshop: October 15; 4 - 5 p.m.
192 Educating Building
Current secondary education students are invited to attend the Trauma Informed Teaching workshop. Disciss strategies to use in the classroom, how to engage parents and administration, and teacher self-care.

Attend "Day in The Life of a Teacher"
October 22; 5 - 6 p.m.
162 Educating Building
Learn more about what the day-to-day of teaching looks like beyond the classroom. 

Learn about Teaching With Innovative Technology
November 19; 5 - 6:30 p.m.
2 Educating Building
Join us for a film and discussion panel to learn more about blended classrooms, collaborative and technology-enhanved classrooms, and learning through emerging platforms.

Scholarships + Awards

Study in China Through the Illinois Wanxiang Fellows Program 
Information Meeting: October 11; 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Lucy Ellis Lounge - 1080 Foreign Languages Building
Application Priority Deadline: November 1
The Illinois Wanxiang Fellows Program, sponsored by the Wanxiang Group, is a competitive fellowship program open to University of Illinois undergraduate students. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to study environmental issues and renewable energy in China while gaining exposure to Chinese language and culture. The majority of the travel and program costs will be covered by the Wanxiang Fellows Program. Learn more here.

Apply For a Scholarship With the Illinois Club
Application Deadline: October 12
If you have a 2.75 or higher GPA, will have at least 60 hours of credit by the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester, and will graduate no earlier than December 2020, then you may qualify for one of The Illinois Club's scholarships. More information and an application can be found here.

Freshmen: Apply For the Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: November 1
Freshmen who have demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry are encouraged to apply for the Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship. To apply, students must submit five poems that do not exceed five total pages. Please include the name, address, phone number, email, and UIN on a title page separate from the poem entry. For submission information contact Deb Stauffer.

Learn More About the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
Information Session One: 1090 Lincoln Hall
November 18; 12 - 1 p.m. 
Information Session Two: 100 Gregory Hall
November 19; 4 - 5 p.m. 
The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) FLAS fellowships support the advanced study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (300 level and above) in combination with area studies, international studies, or area aspects of professional studies. Attend the information sessions to learn more.

Career + Professional Development

Save the Date: Graduate & Professional School Fair
October 16; 12 - 4 p.m.
Illini Union, Rooms ABC & Pine Lounge
Attending this fair is your opportunity to learn
about various health professions, master's and PhD programs from across the nation. At this event, you'll: talk with program representatives, get details about various schools and programs, and learn about program requirements and application processes.

Attire is causal. Schedule an appointment with a career coach at careercenter.illinois.edu to get tips on how to be prepared for the fair. 

EIU Education Job Fair
November 6; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Eastern Illinois University | Grand Ballroom, University Union
The University of Illinois and College of Education will host various job fairs in the spring; however, students are invited to attend Eastern Illinois University's education job fair to experience a job fair setting, share updated resumes, and talk about career aspirations. Learn more here.

Explore Career Opportunities at the Teach Urbana Open House
November 14; 5 - 7 p.m.
Urbana Middle School
Open House attendees will have the opportunity to meet Urbana Middle School principals and staff, attend breakout sessions, mock interviews, resume reviews, and learn how to get hired. Explore teaching positions in special education, bilingual, early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. 


See you next Thursday for another edition of The Update

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