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February 5, 2020

Ph.D. Final Defense – Josué César Bastos

Flexural Distress and Degradation Mechanisms in Pretensioned Concrete Beams
and Railroad Crossties

Advisor: Professor Christopher P.L. Barkan

Date: Friday February 21st, 8:00 AM

Location: NCEL Quade Conference Room

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February 5, 2020

Congratulations!  As a graduate student in CEE, you are eligible to join Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society (http://www.chi-epsilon.org/).  Chi Epsilon was founded here at the University of Illinois nearly 100 years ago, and you have the opportunity to become part of this rich tradition of excellence.  You all have worked very hard to establish your strong academic records, so membership in Chi Epsilon is a great recognition of your efforts, and also a nice chance to make valuable social and professional connections.  Next week (Monday, February 10, 6-8 pm) Chi Epsilon will be hosting its semi-annual initiate Smoker (Appetizer Social) at Illini Inn.  This event will give you a chance to find out more about the society, the benefits of joining, and the initiation requirements.  Attendance is strongly encouraged if you are interesting in joining Chi Epsilon.  Contact the Chi Epsilon Marshall, Natalie Shulman (shulman4@illinois.edu), with any questions.

February 5, 2020

Please see flyer about job opportunities with Healy Construction Services, Inc.

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February 5, 2020

SKY Happiness Retreat is a total well-being training offered to thousands of university students, faculty, and staff across the country. Participants gain foundational stress-management and leadership skills, develop a personal evidence-based breathing and meditation practice, learn a short personal yoga practice, develop strategies for social connection and community building, and engage in peer-driven service initiatives. The SKY Happiness Retreat introduces SKY Meditation, an evidence-based meditation practice integrated with breath work that can significantly increase one's well-being and calmness, and significantly reduces anxiety and stress markers. The course features interactive group processes, experiential learning, emotional intelligence training, breathwork, yoga, evidence-based meditation, and service leadership. It's one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends, and, most importantly, have fun!

We're happy to share that the SKY Happiness Retreat is offered with a full scholarship for UIUC students, staff, and faculty members. There are limited spots available for this retreat, and they are filling up fast. Availability is first-come-first-serve, by registration only and requires attendance to all sessions. Please contact skyatuiuc@gmail.com for any questions.

Location: Illini Union (on-campus)

Timing:  
-  February 21st(Fri): 6:00pm - 10:00 pm
-  February 22nd and 23rd (Sat & Sun): 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Apply here:  bit.ly/skyuiucspring20

February 5, 2020

Please see the enclosed info regarding the Loh Kwan Chen Fellowship for Chinese Students for 2020-2021.

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