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LAS Lineup provides information about events, opportunities,
and deadlines to help you plan your week.

We're here for you

We are nearing the end of perhaps the most challenging year of school you've ever had, due to COVID-19. Many of you have been impacted directly, and sometimes severely, by the virus. Some of you are worried about loved ones in other places still trying to get the virus under control. We in LAS Academic Affairs Office understand your stress and will continue to advocate for compassion in our advising, academic policies, and expectations to help relieve you. Let us know how else we can support you and remember your campus support resources.  

We believe in you and know you can bring this term to successful completion. Our best wishes for your summer activities, and congratulations to all our graduating seniors! We are honored to have been able to support you during your time at Illinois.

Barbara Hancin-Bhatt
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

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Wellness tip of the week
One of the biggest contributors to our happiness can be learning to control the noise inside our own head. Learn how to calm a distressed mind by controlling your physical environment. Getting out into nature, looking for moments of awe, and decluttering our surroundings can all have a positive effect.

Academic tip of the week
Pay attention to these and other important dates and contact a departmental or college advisor if you have questions. Saturday, May 22: Spring 21 grades will be accessible in Self-Service, and May 22-27: you can declare the PZ/NZ option for Spring 21 courses. Good luck on finals!

Career readiness tip of the week
Spend some time this summer thinking about what kind of life and career you want. Try the Flower Exercise from the best selling job search book titled “What Color is Your Parachute?”.

Technology tip of the week
Technology skills are one of the seven competencies identified as indicators for career readiness.  Consider taking the free ATLAS Skills Track Courses to help boost your technology skills this summer. No prior experience is needed.

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We want to hear from you
Share your feedback on LAS Lineup. Take a moment to fill out this brief questionnaire so that we can better meet your needs with this weekly enewsletter. We appreciate your input.

LAS scholarship application
Open through Friday, May 16
Using this one application, you will be considered for more than 25 different scholarships that will be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year. The application asks you to answer a few questions, upload a resume, and submit a couple short essays. Last year, students received more than $125,000. For more information click here.

Write with Style: Revising Paragraphs and Sentences
1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 via Zoom
Gain strategies for polishing your writing at the paragraph and sentence-level to achieve more reader-friendly and powerful prose. We recommend that you have a current in-progress piece of writing to practice applying strategies during this Writers Workshop offering. Please register by 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, May 3.

ATLAS is accepting applications for 2021 summer and fall internships
The ATLAS Internship Program is now accepting applications for any College of LAS students who are interested in learning how to integrate their course of study with technology-based internships. Positions currently open include VR content creator, social media specialist, website/newsletter content, and documentation and workflow specialist. Apply here.

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Study spaces available during finals week
Classrooms are available for use by students who need a location to participate in an online class or to study. In keeping with campus COVID-19 Guidelines, social distancing and face covering requirements apply. Rooms are not intended for private use; adhere to posted room capacity.

Dish It Up: Finding a Community of Voices to Create Social Change
Noon Monday, May 3 via Zoom
Join the WRC for the final Dish It Up of the semester: I'm Speaking: Finding a Community of Voices to Create Social Change. We will be joined by Ashanti Files, Poet Laureate of Urbana, and Jamillah Gabriel, founder of Call Number Box. We'll be discussing the intersections of art and activism and the importance of seeing one's own experiences reflected in poetry, literature, and more. Register here.

The Career Center hiring interns
Application deadline: Monday, May 3

The Career Center is hiring two undergraduate interns for summer. These students will be responsible for a combination of outreach duties, providing review of student resumes/cover letters, leading career readiness presentations and workshops, and some other project-based work for the office. Undergraduate applicants from all programs and disciplines are welcome. Applications should be sent here.

Writing for Rest and Restoration 
4- 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 5
via Zoom

Join Ashanti Files, Urbana’s 2021 Poet Laureate and Founder of Writers of Oya, for an interactive discussion about her personal story, writing journey, and how she uses writing as a tool for restoration and care. Participants will be invited to participate in a writing exercise and are asked to come with a writing utensil and paper, a piece of fruit or candy, and an energetic open mind. Registration can be found here.

Art Space: Creative Coping for Self-Care
3 p.m. Mondays during the Spring 2021 semester
It's 2021 and we're still dealing with stress and the Big Sad. Looking for ways to deal? Dust off those paints, grab that old clarinet, or get back into broody poetry. Drop in to make some time for creativity and use the arts to cope. All skill levels welcome. Zoom link and password can be found here.

Student Sustainability Committee Member application
Friday, May 14 is the application deadline
The Student Sustainability Committee is seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for a voting member position for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Internship opportunity with Unity in Action magazine
The Unity in Action magazine is currently offering internship positions for all majors this summer. It is an online magazine that works to help the community work together to address social-economic issues that affect marginalized families and communities. Email here to apply.


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Last day of class
Wednesday, May 5

Last day to drop or elect grade replacement
Wednesday, May 5

Reading Day
Thursday, May 6

Open Enrollment Begins for Eligible Students
Thursday, May 6

Final Exams
Friday, May 7 through Friday, May 14



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Find a list of unit and college advisors along with hours and contact information on the college website.


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