October 24, 2019
This week on the 'gram:
(One week later— still celebrating)
"Unbelievable. What a Homecoming. Proud to be an Illini. 🔸🔹"
New Course Alert: Building Your Teaching Toolbox (CI 199 NL-1)
Spring 2020 - First 8 Weeks; Mondays 4 - 5:30 p.m.
This is the first course in a 3-course sequence (1 credit hour each) designed to provide you an opportunity to build your toolbox of skills and understanding of instructional planning, assessment, and classroom management.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
Fall Into Halloween with SCD and the Fab Lab
October 27; 4 - 7 p.m.
Head over to the Fab Lab on October 27th for pumpkin decorating, Halloween-themed games, and MORE. There will also be a few spooky surprises!
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 More About Mental Health For Teachers
November 12; 4 - 5 p.m.
Learn more about stress reduction, boundary setting, and self-compassion, as well as mindfulness for teachers and students. RSVP here.
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.
Juniors: Thinking of Grad School? Apply for the Beinecke Scholarship
Information Session One: 514 Illini Union Bookstore
October 31; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Information Session Two: 514 Illini Union Bookstore
November 1; 3 - 4 p.m.
If you are a high-achieving junior and plan to attend graduate school after graduation in the arts, humanities or social sciences, but have concerns about being able to afford it, consider applying for the Beinecke Scholarship.
The Beinecke Foundation is looking for students who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate years. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Preference is given to candidates for whom the awarding of significant financial aid would increase the likelihood of the student's being able to attend graduate school. Learn more 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
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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