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October 17, 2019

This week on the 'gram:

"Education is global, #ILLINOIS is everywhere. 🌎
Where have you been? Where do you want to go? During #ILLINOIShomecoming week, come pick out a sticker and let us know. This (almost) six foot Block I will be out all week waiting for you!"


Student Spotlight
Congratulations to Learning and Education Studies senior Ashlyn Fleming who was recently named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. 🏐

Read more about her leadership with Fighting Illini Volleyball.

Events + Opportunities

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.

Attend Tuesdays @ 7 with the Counseling Center
Every Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Led by Counseling Center Paraprofessionals, these Tuesday @ 7 workshops offer practical, skills-based approaches on topics that are often areas of growth for students. See the schedule 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.


Check Out "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 More About Applying To Grad School
October 23; 4 - 5 p.m.
389 Educating Building
This workshop, lead by Illinois Career Center professionals, is specifically for LES seniors, but all Education students are welcome to attend for help with graduate school applications. Education faculty will be present to talk about what makes a good application, do's and don'ts they have seen, and general advice. 

Attend Feminist Friday At GWS House
October 25; 1 p.m.
Gender and Women's Studies House
Please join us for Feminist Friday at the GWS house. Feminist Friday features former GWS majors and minors who return to campus to talk about how they came into their current jobs and the ways in which they work toward progressive political action and social justice. On Friday, October 25, Sarah Alo (Journalism major/GWS minor) will discuss her web series, MENACE, a dystopian comedy about three roommates struggling to get along during a dangerous rollback of women’s rights. Sarah will screen some of the episodes and answer questions about her work writing, directing, and acting in the series. The event is open to all, free lunch included!

Attend Integrity i-Program with Illinois Leadership Center
October 26
This program allows students to examine their personal values and the intersections between morals, ethics, and integrity. Students are taught to differentiate an ethical dilemma from a moral temptation and are presented with tools for ethical decision making. Learn more about the program here

Celebrate the Spooky Season with the College of Education
October 31; 3:15 p.m.
On Halloween the College of Education will host multiple events in the building. Join us for Trick-orTreating, a creepy crawly petting zoo, green screen ghosts, and face painting. 

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

Scholarships + Awards

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

Work With the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) Open House: October 23
NCSA Atrium; 3 - 5 p.m.

NCSA’s Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program will host the SPIN Open House to advertise the Summer 2020 internship projects. Students will have an opportunity to meet with our SPIN mentors, who are NCSA researchers and faculty affiliates, and learn more about the projects.

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. 


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