Graduate Blog

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September 27, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Christopher Chini
The Blue City: Urban Metabolism and the Energy-Water Nexus
Advisor: Professor Ashlynn Stillwell
Date: Thursday, October 11th, 1:00 pm
Location: Grainger Library Room 329


September 27, 2018

Please see the current vacancy list for requirements and specific information about each posted position. The technical application for IDOT employment has been revised. Confirm you have completed the latest version which is attached. The technical application (PM 1080) for employment must be received by the Bureau of Personnel Management, Room 113, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764 (Fax # 217/557-3134) or emailed to by 4:30 pm on Thursday October 25, 2018. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Please include in your application(s) the address, daytime phone, and position(s) for which you are applying. If selected, applicants will be notified in writing to schedule interviews. If you have questions regarding the application or position, please contact the Bureau of Personnel Management at (217)782-5594.

To view this posting and other current vacancy listings please visit:

Positions are located in the following Districts:

District 1 Schaumburg District 2 Dixon District 3 Ottawa District 4 Peoria District 5 Paris District 6 Springfield District 7 Effingham District 8 Collinsville District 9 Carbondale

Central Office (Springfield)

Bridges & Structures Safety Engineering Operations Materials Research


Aisha Price

Southern Recruitment Manager

Illinois Department of Transportation

Bureau of Personnel Management

Diversity & Recruitment Section

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Room 113

Springfield, IL 62764

Tel: 217-782-9108

Mobile: 217-299-4714

September 27, 2018

Consider adding MBA to your credentials. The Illinois MBA program will be hosting 2 upcoming info sessions. All majors welcome. $10,000 scholarships exclusively available to Illinois master’s/PhD students applying for Fall 2019. Register to learn more Tues, Oct 2nd, 3:30-4:30 in 104 Talbot or Thurs, Oct 11, 3:30-4:30 in 240 Wohlers. Minimal application requirements and application fee waiver provided for those attending a session.

For morne info contact:

Katrina Hagler, MBA

Associate Director, Recruiting & Admissions
Graduate Programs

3019 BIF, 515 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign, IL 61820

217.244.3432 | | Click here to book a phone call or meeting with me.

September 26, 2018

This winter, Illinois is offering more than 35 high-quality courses taught by Illinois faculty and delivered in a condensed, online format over the winter break. Winter Session begins December 21, 2018 and ends January 12, 2019. This is a great opportunity for students to take an active role in their education, enroll in a high demand course and work toward degree completion.


Important information for students.


·         Winter Session 2018-2019 begins on December 21, 2018, and ends January 12, 2019.

·         Priority registration begins for Winter 2018/2019 in conjunction with Spring 2019 on October 29, 2018.

·         Students may enroll in only one class during Winter Session.


If you have questions, contact Kalee Ackerman at

September 24, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 11:00 am - noon, Lincoln Hall, room 1090 

Preparing your thesis or dissertation for Graduate College review can seem tricky, but the Thesis Office is here to help! This presentation will give an overview and explanation of the Graduate College format requirements, including commonly made mistakes and tips for making formatting and proofreading your document a breeze.