Undergraduate Blog

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April 25, 2017

Basic Dignities, www.basicdignities.org, nonprofit will be hosting a 5k Run, to raise money for a clean water project in Uganda.  The group is designing a water storage tank, deep well, and chlorination system for a community of 2,000 people on Kisima Island, Uganda. The 5K run will be Saturday, June 24, Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. The website to register for the event is www.UgandaRunFast5k.com. It’ll be a water-themed fun run – they’ll have volunteers to spray the runners with super soakers as they run by and a couple of “water features” to spray runners along the course.  The race is $30 before May 1st or $35 after this date.


April 24, 2017

With final exams and graduation looming, this time of year can be very stressful for students. If you or somebody you know is having difficulty coping, the University has resources available:

2nd Floor, Turner Student Services Building
7:50 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 333-3704

3rd Floor, East Building
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 333-2705

300 Turner Student Services Building
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 333-0050

The Counseling Center collaborates with the Champaign County Crisis Line to provide support and referrals for individuals needing mental health support after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Please contact the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141 (TTY: 217-352-4217) to speak with a counselor.

April 24, 2017

The spring informational town hall meeting for Global Leaders in Construction Management is scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:30pm in 1311 Newmark.  Any Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman interested in international travel as well as a construction management graduate degree is welcome to attend.  Current GLCM students will be presenting about the program and sharing their experiences.  Papa Del's pizza will be provided.  See you there!

April 21, 2017

Engineering Resource Associates, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Civil Design Engineer to work in our Warrenville office. This position would primarily be working on transportation, stormwater and infrastructure projects. The primary role of this position is to be responsible for preparation of civil engineering design drawings, specifications, estimates, and supplemental reports. The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited college or university with a BS in Civil Engineering and working towards their professional engineering license in addition to the qualifications listed in the attached flyer.


April 20, 2017

Professor Anil Chopra will be giving the 2017 Newmark Distinguished Lecture on May 1, 2017 from 4-5pm in the NCSA Auditorium. The lecture is titled Earthquake Analysis and Response of Concrete Dams.

Please see the attached flyer for full details!