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November 14, 2019

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Student Spotlight


Abby Dizon | 2019 Student Recognition Brunch
Over the weekend, Education at Illinois recognized over 200 students with scholarships, fellowships, and awards totalling more than $600,000 for this academic year. 

At the annual Student Recognition Brunch, one thing is always resoundingly clear: College of Education students are accomplished, driven, and inspired to make a difference in the world. At Illinois, we foster great minds who make us proud long after graduation. Our students are leaders when they arrive at Illinois and they continue to be leaders in their professions and communities when they leave campus.

Scholarship recipient and student speaker, Early Childhood Education undergraduate Abby Dizon, said it best:

"Education is not merely a physical degree or a diploma. It is a way in which one learns about the world and what it has to offer. It is connecting with bright individuals and sharing ideas. It is culture and diversity. It is inspiring students to be the best that they can be."

We are beyond proud of all the 2019 scholarship recipients and everyone who walks the Education Building's hallways. 🧡

Events + Opportunities

New Course: 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 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.

Attend Perfectionism Workshops
November 18; 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Many students are told that perfectionism is a good thing and necessary for success. However, studies have shown that perfectionistic attitudes actually interfere with success. The desire to be perfect can rob you of a sense of personal satisfaction and cause you to not achieve as much as people who have more realistic expectations. To assist students develop awareness for when the desire to be perfect may actually be more harmful than good, the Counseling Center is now offering a series on perfectionism.

We encourage you to attend as many sessions as your schedule allows. Please fill out this form to register. Be sure to register soon--these workshops have a limited number of seats available.


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.

Attend an RIO Mindful Workshop
November 20; 5 - 6 p.m.
44 Turner Student Services Building
RIO, which stands for recognition, insight, and openness, is a 2-part series by the Counseling center that is designed to help sudents: (1) Manage stress, anxiety, and emotions productively; (2) Learn mindfulness skills that can have a positive impact in the classroom and in relationships; and (3) Identify what's most important and prioritize accordingly.

Students do not need to be clients of the Counseling Center to participate, but due to limited seating, please register for RIO at the Counseling Center website.

Research Opportunity: Community-Academic Scholars
Application deadline: February 1
The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative provides undergraduates with an opportunity to gain research experience while addressing critical issues in our community. Scholars from disciplines across campus work with faculty and community mentors to contribute to projects related to health equity, brain health, and poverty or social inequity. This includes research projects, program evaluations, needs assessments, or similar projects. In most cases, applicants will be involved in ongoing research projects or supporting an established collaboration between faculty and community partner, but there are limited opportunities to join existing collaborations. Learn more and apply here.

Scholarships + Awards

Become a Golden Apple Scholar
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a teacher preparation and tuition assistance program for freshmen and sophomores in teaching licensure majors who have the determination and drive to be excellent teachers in Illinois schools-of-need. They prepare you for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.

Scholars receive: up to $23,000 in financial assistance, paid residential scholar institutes, extensive classroom teaching experience, academic and social-emotional support, job placement assistance, and mentoring from award-winning teaching faculty. Learn more and apply here.

Golden Apple Scholarship Pathway Informational Meeting
November 20; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Education Building; Third Floor Lounge
If you are a freshman or sophomore in a teaching licensure major and interested in the Golden Apple Scholarship, please join current Golden Apple Scholars as we host our first Pathway Informational Meeting. Scholars will be around afterward to help get applications started. RSVP here and email Shamarah Johnson, English major/Secondary Education minor, with questions.

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.

Apply For Galileo's Spark Innovation Scholarship 
Application deadline: November 24
Galileo Learning's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This fall they are awarding three $1,000 scholarships to current college students who intend to pursue a career in Pre-K - 12 education. Learn more and apply here.

Apply For the Fred S. Bailey Scholarship For Cause Driven Leaders
Application deadline: February 16
The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. Find more information and apply here.



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