Spring 2020 academic deadlines extended
For Spring 2020 full-semester and second eight-week courses, all students now have until 11:59 p.m. CDT Wednesday, May 6 to drop a course, elect a course for CR/NC, or grade replacement. Students can drop a course via Student Self-Service and find CR/NC and grade replacement forms here. Contact an LAS advisor with questions.
LAS summer advising hours
1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Academic advisors are here during the summer and ready to meet with you. You can add your name to the LAS Virtual Advising Queue and speak with someone in just a few minutes via Zoom or phone. If you would like to speak with a specific college-level advisor, please make an appointment here and select LAS Student Academic Affairs Advising, LAS AAP Advising, LAS Career Development, LAS International Programs, or LAS Honors. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gaining skills and experience during the summer
2:30 p.m. Monday, May 4
This online workshop will explore experiential learning opportunities to help you identify ways to develop your career readiness skills during the summer. Even at home there are ways to build skills using resources like RosettaStone and Linkedin Learning. We will also discuss how some internships are still available but may now look different as virtual opportunities. Click the link above for Zoom information. Brian Neighbors
The Final Check: proofreading and editing strategies
4-5 p.m. Monday, May 4
Want to improve your editing and proofreading skills? In this workshop, we will help writers develop and practice effective strategies for both. Bring a paper to practice with or use the exercises provided. This event will be held through Zoom. Please register here. The Writers Workshop
LAS scholarship application
Are you an LAS student? Do you need a scholarship for next academic year? Apply now! All full-time LAS students are encouraged to apply for LAS specific scholarships using this one application. Last year, students received more than $125,000, and in less than 30 minutes you can apply to be considered for 25 different scholarship awards. For more information click here. Please note that the deadline for the Life + Career Design Scholarship to support professional development experience is Sunday, May 31.
Share what's next for you
We want to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students in LAS! You have put in countless hours this year and we want to recognize your achievements, whether it be landing a summer internship or experience, or securing a full-time job or acceptance into graduate school. Share your successes here.
'Sing a Song' with The Other Guys
Many miles apart, music and Illini pride unite us all. The Other Guys joined the College of LAS last Friday for a virtual concert, including their famous “Morrow Plots” and a new rendition of “Sing a Song.”
Weekly Tech Tidbit
Find yourself in need of uploading documents while working remotely and don't have a scanner at home? Check out the CamScanner app! This app allows you to take pictures of your documents and turns them into PDF files that you can upload to your computer. It's available for both iOS and Android. All premium features are currently free for educators and students.