Undergraduate Blog

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August 30, 2019

INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre takes on subject matter that is timely and often difficult to address. Past topics have included hate crimes, sexual assault, body image, gender identity and transphobia, racism, socioeconomic status, and suicide. INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre is sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Department of Theatre.




or Lisa Fay, lfay@illinois.edu


August 30, 2019


Deadline: November 1, 2019


Eligibility:  Any student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2019-2020 school year and who has demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry.


Rules:  Students must submit 5 poems.  The complete manuscript should not exceed 5 pages.


The name, address, phone number, e-mail, and UIN of the writer are to appear on a title sheet that will be separate from the entry.  The writer’s name is not to appear on the entry itself.  Entries will not be returned.


Contact and Submission Information:  Deb Stauffer, Department of English, 208 English Building, MC-718, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL  61801.  Phone:  (217) 333-2391 (dstauffe@illinois.edu)


This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early.


August 30, 2019


Each year, the MCA of Chicago and several of our member contractors sponsor scholarship programs for students enrolled in Industrial Technology, Construction Management, Engineering, and other disciplines related to the Mechanical Construction and Service industry. 

Applications for 2019 scholarships must be submitted by September 13, 2019.

Get the PDF version of the application here.


August 30, 2019

the Illinois Leadership Center (ILC) still have a few spots open for our first i-Program, Petullo Insight, next Saturday, September 7th. Please encourage your students to sign-up before this program is full!


The Petullo Insight program is designed to help students focus on self-awareness and self-management skills. Students who participate will identify their personal values and personal leadership philosophy, while exploring their personal strengths and social identities. Attach is the infographic and evaluation summary for last year’s program to see what students said about the program.


To register for any i-Programs, students will need to follow these steps:

Step #1: Go to https://leadership.illinois.edu/login Step #2: Login using an Illinois Net ID Step #3: Click on the Registration tab to select and register for the appropriate i-Program sessions


For information and dates about future programs, please see the attachment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or iprograms@illinois.edu.


August 28, 2019

You are invited to attend Illinois Abroad Day, a campus-wide study abroad event that will be held on Wednesday, September 4 from 11AM-3PM. Five concurrent fairs will be hosted by various campus units at locations across campus (see below). At Illinois Abroad Day, students can explore programs, talk to returnees, and learn more about the study abroad process.

Campus-Wide Fair - Main Quad (behind the Union) College of ACES - ACES Library (Heritage Room) College of Education - 260A Education Building Grainger College of Engineering - Engineering Quad College of LAS - Lincoln Hall Lawn