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Announcements for the week of May 17, 2020

Deadlines

Summer 2020 Registration Deadlines

May 17 is the last day to cancel your Summer registration via Self-Service and receive a 100% refund. May 22 is the last day to add or drop a S1 (4 week) course via Self-Service or drop a S1 (4 week) course and receive a refund if reducing assessment range (if you are not enrolled in courses in any other summer terms); and to submit a form to elect to audit a S1 (4 week) course.

Admissions, Registration, & Enrollment Services • Graduate College

Funding and Fellowships

Fulbright Grants for Overseas Research - Priority Review Deadline June 3

Applications for this year's Fulbright US Student Program are due in the Graduate College by July 15. To help students prepare strong applications, the Office of External Fellowships is offering "priority review," which consists of a comprehensive & critical assessment of students' draft essays. If you are applying for a Fulbright grant, you should submit your essays for priority review. Drafts are due in the Graduate College by June 3. Visit the Fulbright listing in the Fellowship Finder database for details on the Fulbright program, the priority review deadline, & the application deadline.

Office of External Fellowships • Graduate College

Career and Professional Development

Are you rethinking your career goals?

Are you feeling unsure about what comes next? Graduate College Career Development offers individual career advising to help you explore careers, identify options that work for you, and take your next steps. We can also support you during an active job search with application material review and interview prep. Visit https://grad.illinois.edu/careers/advising to make an online appointment.

Career Development • Graduate College

 This opportunity is available online.

Plan Your Week: Monday Meetups

First thing on Mondays, join the Graduate College for a collaborative conversation about the week ahead. In each session, you’ll connect with fellow grad students, reflect on your plans, and build momentum with a list of small and meaningful goals. Come with questions, share your tips, and start your week off positively. Stop by each Monday or as often as you’d like. Join at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/PlanYourWeek

Student Success • Graduate College

Research and Teaching

CITL Workshops - Moving Your Course Online

If you are a TA who was unable to attend CITL's workshops on moving courses online earlier this month, we are offering them again May 20 - 22. They cover topics such as Online Assessments, DIY Video Production, Student Engagement Online & Compass or Moodle Basics. A detailed agenda & registration information can be found at the link above.

May 20–22

Katie Dalpiaz • Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

 This opportunity is available online.

Writers Workshop Productivity Writing Groups

Looking for a productivity boost? Join the Writers Workshop for sustained writing in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. Our virtual writing group aims to provide community and accountability. Each session begins with a short conversation about goals and ends with a wrap-up of accomplishments. Writing groups will be held on Zoom every Friday and every other Monday and Wednesday - please visit our calendar to register in advance. Writing groups will run through May 22 and will resume in June.

Online (Zoom)

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

 This opportunity is available online.

Writers Workshop Graduate Writing Retreat

Start your summer the "write" way! This writing retreat is ideal for graduate students who are seeking to create or return to a writing routine, make progress and meet deadlines on long-term projects like theses and dissertations, or jump-start a new writing project. Each day will consist of a short goal-setting conversation, writing time, and a concluding reflection and wrap-up. We will also ask participants to practice keeping a writing journal for the week. Please visit our calendar for more information and to register in advance.

June 1–5, 9 am–12:30 pm • Online (Zoom)

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

 This opportunity is available online.

Resources for Working Remotely

Document Services Reopens Online

Document Services is now open for online ordering. Please visit the website to place your printing and mailing orders now.

Illini Union Document Services

Erik Riha • Illini Union

 This opportunity is available online.

For Families

Live Storytelling with Kim Sheahan (online)

Kim Sheahan, Spurlock Museum's resident storyteller, will be offering 30-minute live storytelling sessions on Spurlock's Facebook page (external link) every Wednesday and Friday mornings from 11:15 am–11:45 am CDT. Appropriate for all ages.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. • Online

Beth Watkins • Spurlock Museum

 This opportunity is available online.

Health and Wellness

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Resources

This is a time of highly unusual circumstance as individuals and institutions are confronting the COVID-19 crisis. To support you during this time, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) has curated a list of support resources specifically in response to the current climate, you can access those here. Illinois grad students can access the many resources offered by the NCFDD by signing up through the Illinois institutional membership. Follow this link and click the "Activate My Membership" button. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity • Graduate College

Weekly update on COVID-19 from Chancellor Jones

Chancellor Robert J. Jones provides university updates, announcements and resources from the past week.      

Chancellor Robert J. Jones • Office of the Chancellor

Student Insurance Enrollment Period

Enroll/Add Dependents- The enrollment/change period is available through June 19, 2020. Although you may automatically be assessed the fee, you must fill out the online enrollment form, especially if you wish to add dependents or need to access your insurance card. Please contact the Student insurance office or visit the website for information and instructions.

May 15–June 19 • Student Health Insurace

Angie Embry • Student Health Insurance

Arts and Culture

Art Remastered: From Home (Online Series)

Art Remastered from Home is a video series featuring home performances of original songs inspired by artworks at Krannert Art Museum. Art Remastered from Home asks previous participants of Art Remastered to revisit their original song and share a performance of it from home. With this video series, we hope you engage with the artwork at KAM through the fresh perspective of musicians connected to Urbana-Champaign. Check out the next two installments at 11 a.m. on May 21 and 28. Full details at the link above. 

KAM • Krannert Art Museum

 This opportunity is available online.

Opportunities

We CU Community Engaged Scholars: Addressing COVID-19 Community Needs

Want to make an impact from home this summer, and help others affected by COVID-19? Illinois grad students are invited to help Champaign-Urbana community organizations respond to unprecedented needs and challenges stemming from COVID-19 through the We CU Community Engaged Scholars program. Scholars will all work remotely, and be trained, supported, and honored for contributing to the service and engagement mission of our university. Submit your interest and plan to attend an online info session on May 26, 28, or 29: go.illinois.edu/WeCUsummer2020

June 1–August 10 • 10-week summer program

Emily Stone • Social Work, Education, IHSI, Siebel Center for Design, CSBS

 This opportunity is available online.

Upcoming Events

COVID-19, Climate Change, and Health Webinar

Join NCSA and LAS for a free webinar on lessons we can learn on the interplay between climate and human health in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns. As the pandemic changes behavior, researchers are looking into how it impacts climate. Lessons learned could help improve air quality and, potentially, health in areas of poor air quality. Larry DiGirolamo, Don Wuebbles, and Ashish Sharma will cover current observations and review the challenges involved in approaching this research. Register using the link above.

May 19, 12 pm • Tuesday, Noon Central Daylight Time

Barbara Jewett • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

 This opportunity is available online.