Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

October 5, 2017

The CEE graduate department will host a "Meet with the DGS" event at noon on Monday, October 16 in 1310 Newmark CE Lab. Professor Jeff Roesler, Director of Graduate Studies, will discuss happenings in the graduate program and students will have a chance to ask questions. Members of the Graduate Student Advisiory Committee (GSAC) will be on hand for comments and questions. Pizza will be served after the meeting.

October 3, 2017

Please see the info below about some upcoing writing workshops for CEE students.


October 3, 2017

From the Champaign Chapter of Puerto Rico Rises:

As you may know, Puerto Rico was recently hit by the devastating Hurricane Maria. As the island slowly tries to get back on their feet, the Puerto Rican government is asking for help from the US to secure food, water, and other necessities to people.

Just recently, a group of Puerto Rican students, faculty, and staff formed a Champaign Chapter of Puerto Rico Rises ( and partnered with La Casa Cultural Latina and MEChA (an RSO on campus) to establish relief efforts on campus and in the community. This partnership will be collecting first-need items which will then be equally divided among Puerto Rico and Mexico City, who was recently impacted by a powerful earthquake.
For more information about this effort, please go here:
Please note that the Facebook link also includes many other activities and places in the community that will be used as fundraisers and collection areas.

From now until October 21, we will be collecting any items listed in the file attached. For those interested in making donations, you can either drop off the items directly to La Casa Cultural Latina, or you could leave them in my office (210A5 Engineering Hall) and I can take them to La Casa. If necessary, I can also pick them up from your office.

I hope we can all work together to bring some relief to a lot of communities in need!



October 2, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 1 - 2 p.m., 304-308 Coble Hall (801 S. Wright St.)

Students who may be coping with the aftermath of recent natural disasters are invited to attend this event. Representatives from the Student Assistance Center, the Graduate College, International Student and Scholar Services, La Casa Cultural Latina, and the Counseling Center will provide information about campus services and resources. There will also be time for students to share experiences and concerns.

If you have questions about this event, please contact the Graduate College at