Attend a Spring i-Program
Registration has opened for the Illinois Leadership Center's spring i-Programs. Programs include: Intersect, Imprint, Integrity, Inclusion, and Ignite. Learn more and register here.
Spend Spring Break Abroad
Application deadline: February 1
Spend your Spring Break discovering the impact of different culture and education systems on teaching in classrooms in France, Spain, Costa Rice, or Italy. Learn about course credits, cost, topics of study, scholarships available, and more here.
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.
Take a Free Beginner Ballroom Dancing Class with Illini Dancesport
February 4; 7 - 8 p.m. | Illini Union Room C
Learn a new skill this semester with Illini Dancesport, an RSO specializing in competitive ballroom dancing. They are hosting a series of free beginner ballroom dancing lessons. There is no dress code and students will rotate dance partners in class.
Attend the Middle and High School Teacher Symposium
February 7; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Illinois State University
Join more than 300 teachers from across the state for a day of professional development. Inspired by the theme "Hindsight is 2020," 50-minute sessions will look to the past to envision the future by exploring topics including: gender, orientation, race, religion, abilities, immigration, civil rights, advocacy, standards & more. Learn more and register here.
Teaching Beyond the Classroom: Coaching & Extracurriculars
February 11; 4 - 5 p.m.
Education Building Room 162
At this workshop, learn about how to prepare for activities beyond classroom teaching.
Join Epsilon Delta!
Next Meeting: February 12; 7 p.m.
Education Building Room 2
Epsilon Delta is a professional teaching fraternity at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their goal is to provide students studying education with the resources, information, and support needed to prepare them for a successful career in teaching. They also host several speakers, events, and discussions throughout the year on new and exciting topics for fellow future educators. Join them for an opportunity to network, volunteer, and socialize with future teachers! They have meetings every other Wednesday. Find out more information here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hack for Animal Health!
February 27; 4-9 p.m.
University of Illinois Main Library
Anxiety is a common behavior disorder in dogs, and more prevalent than many people realize. It’s not just hard on Fido – it’s also difficult for owners of anxious dogs. How might we help beloved-but-nervous canines and their families? This year’s #HackForAnimalHealth, presented by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and SCD (and hosted by the Scholarly Commons at the University of Illinois Main Library) explores this question. Participating teams will be challenged to develop novel, humane, and owner-centered solutions for alleviating anxiety in dogs. Learn more and register here.
Apply for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Application Deadline: March 1
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 30, 2020. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 26 - May 2), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates. Learn more and apply here.
Check Out the 22nd Annual Ebertfest
Virginia Theatre, Champaign
Roger Ebert’s Film Festival is held every April in Champaign, Illinois, and organized by the College of Media at the University of Illinois. Roger Ebert, the TV and Chicago Sun-Times film critic, was a native of the adjoining town of Urbana, Illinois an alumnus of the University, and founded the festival in 1999. Learn more about the Fest here.