Undergraduate Blog

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September 28, 2020

Interested students may submit their interest and participate in the Fall 2020 We CU Community Engaged Scholars program. We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, and support from We CU program leaders. Students completing 20 hours of service each semester will be honored at a spring awards ceremony, with distinct recognition given to those who complete 300 hours of service over the course of four years.   


This opportunity will be particularly attractive to the following groups of students:  


Students enrolled in academic programs that have built-in service requirements. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.   


Students participating in service learning courses or groups. We CU matches projects from community organizations with service learning courses and groups. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.   


Students motivated to enrich their university experience, build their resume/CV, and make a positive impact in the community. We CU allows to students to view and sign up for open service opportunities. Students may also gain recognition for self-identified service projects.  


The fall scholars program follows an incredibly successful summer pilot empowering University of Illinois students to (remotely) respond to community needs and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, 232 scholars representing 12 colleges across campus were recognized for their program participation and service over the 10-week summer program. Collectively, these students worked with more than 30 organizations, logging 4500 hours of community-based service.  


Please refer to the one-page program summary, including frequently asked questions, and contact we-cu@illinois.edu with additional questions.  


Students may submit their interest in joining the program at go.illinois.edu/WeCUfall2020.  

September 28, 2020

Please see the following message from ACI:


ACI is excited to announce the first general meeting, Professor Jacob D. Henschen will be talking about the "Rheology of Cementitious Materials for 3D Printing".

The meeting is set to happen over Zoom on October 1st at 6 pm. The link to the Zoom is listed in the flyer, as well as below:


Also, this is a friendly reminder about the ACI Concrete Convention from October 25-29, which will be held online (instead of in-person in Raleigh, NC) and is free for all ACI student members.

If you are interested in attending but have not registered yet, please do so here: https://www.concrete.org/events/conventions/currentconvention.aspx


We hope to see you at the meeting!





September 28, 2020

ISSS would like to invite you to attend three special events this Fall!  Quick prompts for all three are included below and flyers are attached!  If you have ANY questions or clarifications regarding these programs please feel free to reach out to isss-tops@illinois.edu.


CU in the Kitchen

Next post scheduled for Monday, September 28th! – Grocery Store Tours w/ McKinley Dietitian Ashley Peters


Description: Join ISSS for CU in the Kitchen! This social media event series will follow the local food scene from farm/store to table. Tune in to meet local chefs and professional dieticians making dishes for your viewing and learning pleasure. Also, join our Illinois dietitians to learn about your food and how different preparations affect the quality of what you put in your body! Don't know where to find your food?  No worries we've got that cover too! Be sure to follow this series. There will new and relevant content regularly.


Don't miss out! We're excited to CU in the Kitchen!


No registration necessary just follow ISSS on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to join in on the fun!


Taste of Language

Monday, October 19 @ 9AM-10AM CDT


Description: Can anyone learn a language in 5 minutes?  NO!  But you could convince your roommate YOU DID in 2 minutes. But in all seriousness, Join ISSS for our very fun and approachable event entitled Taste of Language.  Learn from fluent speakers of over ten (10) languages how to say simple greetings and phrases such as Hello, How are you?, Could you pass the ketchup!  Put down the Squirrel!


Join us on Monday, October 19 @ 9AM-10:30A for Taste of Language.


Register here!


Travel Around the World (TAtW)

Tuesday, October 20 @ 10AM-12PM CDT


Description: International Student and Scholar Services and the Intensive English Institute present the Travel Around the World (TAtW) event!  TAtW is an exciting experience that promotes cultural understanding and engagement. Travel with your fellow Illini to varied destinations across the Globe and experience many unique cultures. 


Join us for the fun and excitement of Travel Around the World!


Register here!


September 25, 2020

Please see the following message from Bevier Café:


Unique challenges call for unique solutions. At Bevier Café, we want to make sure that everybody eats. In an effort to do our part in the face of COVID-19, we will be testing a new pay-what-you-can model in Bevier Café for the remained of the fall 2020 semester.

Bevier Café will continue to serve the same delicious menu, but with four distinct payment options.

1. Pay the suggested price (menu price)

2. Pay what you can (name your own price)

3. Pay more (suggested price + a little extra)

4. Pay it forward (buy a meal for someone else)

Similar pay-what-you-can models have been successfully implemented in 60+ restaurants throughout the country. It is an innovative way to cover costs while feeding all people; regardless of financial means. With any luck, our pay-what-you-can system will allow us to continue teaching foodservice operations management to FSHN 340 students, continue to serve delicious food to hungry patrons, and take real action toward fighting on-campus food insecurity.

September 22, 2020

Please see the attached pdfs for information on job opportunities with the Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis.

The flyers have a QR code that will take you to a job posting on Handshake.