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November 12, 2020

This week's Student Spotlight is...

Jacalyn Wingerter

Everyone has a special educator that has inspired them in some way. Senior Jacalyn Wingerter draws inspiration from her English professor, Professor Pollock. She says, "He's the most enthusiastic English professor and really knows how to make any type of literature come to life!" Jacalyn hopes to bring the same enthusiasm to an English classroom of her own after graduating. This week, tell an educator in your life how they inspire you!

We feature Education students in our weekly Student Spotlight to build community within the College, and we’d love to highlight YOU. First-year students and sophomores, juniors, and seniors please complete this quick survey if you've not yet been featured.


Virtual Opportunities


Fall Government Career Fair
Friday November 13, 1-4 p.m. CST on Handshake
Hosted by The Government College Relations Council (GCRC) in Chicago, students and alumni seeking public service careers can meet with recruiters from over 30 government employers. Each agency has set their own schedule of one-on-one and group sessions, so students should register early and sign up for these sessions in advance!

Study Abroad: Asian-Pacific and African Destinations—Tonight!
Zoom Info Meeting November 12, 7 p.m. CST
Join the Office of International Program over Zoom tonight to chat about all things study abroad! This meeting focuses on information regarding Asian-Pacific and African destinations. To register for the informational session, fill out this brief form. 

Solidarity Garden 
The Counseling Center's Solidarity Garden collects and shares stories of people on their Instagram page @solidaritygarden from different identity groups allying with each other. This project is initiated by the API Roots and ISO teams at the UIUC Counseling Center to promote the well-being of students through psycho-educational programming and outreach activities. If you have a story you'd like to share, fill out this form!

Gies Virtual Mind & Body Series with Hatha Yoga & Fitness
Tuesdays 7-7:45 p.m. CST- Flow Yoga & 7:45-8 p.m., Mindfulness and Meditation
Sundays 10:30-11 a.m., HIIT & 11-11:30 a.m., Flow
Check in with your body and mind by joining Gies College of Business for meditation and yoga classes over Zoom! Release stress and tension with Flow Yoga, then reduce anxiety and find your focus with Mindfulness Meditation on Tuesdays. On Sundays, join the High Intensity Interval Training for an apartment friendly workout, followed by another Flow and Meditation class. Register in advance and be sure to log in 5 minutes early! 


Scholarships + Awards


Golden Apple Scholars Applications are Open!
This teacher preparation program provides their scholars up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and mentoring that supports the development and success of new, highly-effective teachers for Illinois schools-of-need. Illinois needs passionate resilient young educators like you! High school seniors and first and second-year Illinois college students are eligible to apply.

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Bailey Global Scholars

Application Deadline: November 8
The University YMCA is now accepting applications for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders. The University YMCA will award over $100,000 in scholarships to U of I students who are making a difference on campus and in their communities. Interested parties can learn more and apply on the Bailey Global Scholars website.

The Boren Scholarship Information Session
Application Deadline: January 19, 2021
Information Session Friday, November 13, 2 p.m. CST
Zoom Meeting
ID: 160 078 5582 Password: 423648
The Boren scholarship provides undergraduate study abroad scholarships up to $25,000 for a full academic year or up to $12,500 for a semester. 
These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards. In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security. For more information, undergraduate students should attend the info meeting this Friday, or contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu.

For more information on scholarship opportunities, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit their website.


Student Wellness


WellTrack - The New Mental Health App
If school, the pandemic, and the sociopolitical climate have you feeling anxious, uncertain, or afraid, you're not alone. There are many resources on campus to support you, including a new mental health app called WellTrack. WellTrack is designed to help you track your moods and teach you about techniques to effectively manage challenging emotions and situations. In addition to these resources, counseling services on campus are available to support you through whatever you are facing.

Don't Forget Your Flu Shot!
Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m-3 p.m. CST
Your health and wellness is more important than ever, protect yourself and get your flu shot this season! McKinley Health Center is now providing flu shots at CRCE, as well as a number of other outreach locations. Flu shots are free to U of I students who have paid their Health Service Fee. Be sure to have your I-Card present at the time of service.

ARC Student Food Pantry
Tuesdays 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays 2-5 p.m. CST
ARC Instructional Kitchen
Announcing the opening of the Food Assistance & Well-Being Program! Their mission is to ensure that the entire Illinois community has access to nutritious food and key necessities in a welcoming and educational space. The shopping-style food pantry provides the UIUC campus with access to nutritious food and necessities in a supportive, inclusive environment. Food Science and Human Nutrition Students will also be available to answer shopper questions and to provide resources to prepare the food. Visit their website for food donation forms, nutrition resources, and more.


Career + Professional Development


Raiders Kids Club is Hiring!
St. Matthew Catholic School is hiring childcare for their after school program for children ages pre-K through 8th grade. Keep the kids busy with different games and activities, as well as helping with homework and snack time. The position pays 10.50 and hour and is from December 1st-December 18th, and/or January 4th-May 28th, Mondays-Fridays from 2:45 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. If you are interested, email a copy of your resume, your availability, and any questions to Amanda Runyan at arunyan@stmatt.net 

SPIN Summer 2021 Internship Opportunity
Virtual Open House November 18, 3-5 p.m. CST over Zoom.
Are you an Illinois undergraduate looking for your next internship experience? The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is looking for highly motivated, creative undergraduate students to work on hands-on research projects with guidance from NCSA staff and faculty affiliates. The center will offer a limited number of paid SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) internships during Summer 2021. SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees. Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing may apply, with no restriction on year of study or major, and International students are eligible!

Summer Teaching Opportunity
Parkland College's Community Education is now recruiting instructors for summer camps. "College for Kids" camps give instructors an opportunity to teach small classes in a relaxed, fun environment. This is a great opportunity to teach in an area you are passionate about, but have not yet had the chance or time. Interested individuals, especially graduate students, are welcome to apply and may contact Terry Thies with any questions at tthies@parkland.edu.


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