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October 20-26, 2014

Women on the Move—Belly Fit: Free Weekly Belly Dance Classes
Monday, Oct. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Belly Fit, a series designed for women-identifying students and part of our Women on the Move Series, consists of fitness classes for students seeking a women-identified workout space for religious or healing-related purposes. These FREE weekly belly dance classes take place at the Women’s Resources Center and are designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Rachel Lauren Storm,
Global Studies Graduate School Panel
Monday, Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m.
Lucy Ellis Lounge (first floor), Foreign Languages Building
LAS Global Studies is hosting a graduate school panel consisting of faculty and staff members who will talk about their graduate school experiences, what they are doing with their degrees, other opportunities for people with their graduate degree, highlights of graduate school, and advice for students. Learn about the abundant possibilities available for global studies majors who wish to continue their studies. Degrees represented: PhD, Master in Public Administration (MPA), Master of Arts in Sustainable Development, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
Melissa Schoeplein,
IATA Illini Art Therapy at the Women’s Resources Center
Monday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Come participate in art workshops led by the Illini Art Therapy Association! Take a break from your classes and create art for self-reflection, self-knowledge and empowerment. The Illini Art Therapy Association will provide all necessary art supplies, occasionally offer refreshments, and lead self-expressive projects. Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Kelly Fritz,
LAS Council General Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m.
1027 Lincoln Hall
Join LAS Council and become more involved with your college! Come find out about our leadership and volunteer opportunities! We will be having a Halloween-themed activity where you can win a prize! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to build your leadership skills and stay for our social event at Espresso Royale!
Keren E. Garcia,
Prescribing Psychologist Career Track: The New Law and Undergraduate Course Preparation
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m.
32 Psychology Building
Beth Rom-Rymer, immediate past president, Illinois Psychological Association, will share her knowledge of the new Illinois law that allows licensed clinical psychologists, with advanced, specialized training in clinical psychopharmacology, the opportunity to prescribe medications. Dr. Rom-Rymer will provide an overview of the new law and ongoing legislative advocacy, its implications for healthcare in Illinois and around the country, and discuss the recommended undergraduate training in the hard sciences. All majors/students with an interest in becoming a healthcare provider are welcome!
Illinois in Washington Information Session
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m.
119 David Kinley Hall
Spend a semester interning and taking classes in Washington, D.C.! Come learn more about Illinois in Washington, an academic internship program open to all Illinois undergraduates. Students live in Washington, D.C., for a semester or summer, intern four days a week and take U of I classes. Summer deadline: February 1. Fall deadline: April 1. Spring deadline: October 1. Visit the link below, as well as and
Susan Dimock,
Depression: Moving Past the Stigma
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
406 Illini Union
We all have heard about it but what does depression really mean? Depression is a real condition that needs treatment but that doesn’t mean it has to be the end of the world. Come learn about the myths, facts, and symptoms of depression in our “Moving Past the Stigma” workshop! This is open to everyone who wants to gain more knowledge about depression as well as learn skillful tips on self-care and the resources available on campus. Interest peaked? Come and get the facts!
Interested in a Tech Career but Don’t Have a Tech Background?
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Rooms A and B, Illini Union
Facebook, Pinterest, Airbnb, Uber.... Tech is an exciting industry to be in, and for people without engineering degrees, it can be hard to know how to begin. We’ll talk about how you can use your non-technical degree to get a job in tech and make the most out of your career. The speaker, Jocelyn Ross, raised in Champaign, earned a degree in psychology from Stanford She is currently a data analyst at Stripe, a company that helps businesses accept payments online, where her inner social scientist gets to ask (and answer!) interesting questions about the companies Stripe works with every day.
Register here.
Michelle Gonzales,
Men, Masculinity, and Surviving Domestic Violence
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Join us for a workshop and discussion of men, masculinity, and surviving domestic violence. While studies continue to show that women are overwhelmingly the victims of violence and abuse, men and masculine-identified people are also victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. In this workshop, explore the dynamics of intimate partner violence against men, obstacles to accessing resources, and how to support men and masculine-identified people in getting help. Facilitated by Counseling Center Paraprofessional Blake Bullock.
Rachel Lauren Storm,
AAPH Study Hours
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.
317 Gregory Hall
Join AAPH members at study hours this Wednesday. It is a great opportunity to get help with coursework, study for midterms and meet new people. Also, you can get homework and studying accomplished before homecoming weekend.
European Movie Night: Johan—The Netherlands, 2005
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building
Come join the European Union Center for a screening of the movie Johan. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Sebnem Ozkan,
Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop sponsored by Cognition Works.
Rachel Lauren Storm,
ICT Info Meetings about the LAS Global Studies Major
Thursday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
Third floor, Global Studies conference room, 703 S. Wright St. (next to CocoMero in the same building as the Women’s Resources Center)
A 21st-century major for a 21st-century career! LAS Global Studies is a major that enables you to prepare for the career that you want. All students interested in learning more about the Global Studies major and minor are invited to attend an upcoming information session. Once a student has attended an information session, he/she is welcome to schedule an individual appointment with an advisor.
Melissa Schoeplein,
Goldwater Scholarship Informational Event
Thursday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 514 Illini Union Bookstore Bldg (807 S. Wright)
Join us for a two-day information event to learn more about the Goldwater Scholarship for top students in STEM fields! Day one is an overview and discussion with current U of I Goldwater scholars. Day two is an application workshop. Goldwater Scholarships are one- or two-year awards to students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the U.S. Current junior or exceptional sophomore students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or resident aliens are eligible. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a PhD in the research fields of math, science, or engineering.
Richelle Bernazzoli, National & International Scholarships Program,
Yoga for Healing: Women on the Move Fitness
Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
If you’ve been curious about yoga but hesitant to join an ongoing class, the WRC welcomes you to a yoga for healing class. We will begin with a background of yoga including philosophy, fundamental components of a yoga class, and styles of yoga. We will explore yoga breathing practices and learn some basic yoga poses, with an emphasis on safe movement and effective alignment. Our practice will conclude with a final relaxation period. Yoga for Healing is a safe space, survivor-centered and designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Dress in clothes that are easy to move around in!
Rachel Lauren Storm,
Krannert Art Museum Chamber Music Series
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Krannert Art Museum
A partnership between the museum and the School of Music, the series will comprise three free concerts in the Gelvin Noel Gallery at KAM that will feature University of Illinois faculty and student performers and artists-in-residence the Jupiter String Quartet. Each performance will be about an hour long.
Show Opening: “New Americans: Our Mutual Improvement & Social Elevation,” Works by Jason Patterson
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m. Artist’s talk at 7:30 p.m.
The Y’s Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright, Champaign
All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. This series of work is a stylized, contemporary examination of images of African Americans emerging from the decades following the Civil War. About the Artist: Jason Patterson is a Midwestern American history artist. Working predominantly in portraiture, his work objectively reviews the American narrative. Mr. Patterson was recently awarded the 2014 Artist ACE Award for for his outstanding achievement in impactful and powerful American history portraiture, and for his contributions to the excellence of the arts in Champaign County.
DVAM Candlelight Vigil Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m.
Anniversary Plaza on the Quad
To culminate our efforts in creating unity in the face of domestic violence, there will be a candlelight vigil outdoors on the Quad honoring survivors and mourning those we’ve lost. Come light a candle for victims and survivors, say a few words, and listen to our collective stories of struggle, survival, and solidarity in the face of domestic violence—as well as our work to end violence of all forms.
Rachel Lauren Storm,
Improving Antibody Activies through Chemical Modification: From Early Stage Research to a Clinically Approved Drug
Friday, Oct. 24, noon
217 Noyes Laboratory
Hear this special lecture by 2014 LAS Alumni Achievement Award winner Peter Senter, vice president, chemistry and distinguished fellow at Seattle Genetics. Significant advances over the past few years have led to the approval of two antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) and a glycol-engineered antibody with enhanced binding to endogenous natural killers. New insights into how ADCs can be effectively developed have gained careful studies on cancer antigen targets and their expression on normal tissues, drug potency and mechanism, and linker stability and conditional drug release. This talk will provide an overview of how one of these drugs called Adcetris was developed and show how this technology is being extended to include new antigen targets, new drugs, and new linker technologies.
Breast Cancer Awareness Date Auction
Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
Illini Union Courtyard Cafe
In order to raise money and awareness for breast cancer, bid on a date! Hosted by Alpha Kappa Delta with the Courtyard Cafe.
LAS Homecoming Open House
Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
South Lounge and Illini Rooms, Illini Union
Students, stop by the College of LAS’s all-day Homecoming celebration! Exhibits include an insect-petting zoo, Ninth Letter, Spurlock Museum, Illinois memorabilia, an Illini-themed photo booth, plus tours of Lincoln Hall and the Observatory, orange and blue face painting, and more! #ILLINOIShomecoming
Stories from the Other Side
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana
This ghost story concert for Halloween will feature local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kath Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from U of I faculty, staff, and students. All donations and admission fees will support the Museum’s educational programs. This concert features tales with adult themes or heightened fear factors. It is for adults only (age 16 and above). Don’t worry—everyone still gets candy. Admission: $8 adults and $6 students.
Kim Sheahan,
She’s the First’s Bake-Off Week
Sunday, Oct. 26-Saturday, Nov. 1
On the Quad and online
She’s the First is an international organization dedicated to girls’ education in underdeveloped nations globally. Bake-Off Week is a national effort to raise awareness about, build solidarity around, and fundraiser for girls’ education one baked good at a time. For more information email us at the address below, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
She’s the First,

Opportunities to Plan For

Applications due Monday, Oct. 27
Applications due in the LAS Honors Office, 2002 Lincoln Hall
Are you a student leader? Consider applying to attend LeaderShape! The Illinois LeaderShape Institute is a six-day, five-night program (in early January) where you experience a leadership process that teaches visioning, the importance of developing relationships, and leading with integrity. This intensive leadership program will be great to add to your undergraduate experience!
Download application and learn more about the Illlinois Leadership Center.
Bailey International Service Travel Scholarship Info Nights
Monday, October 27, 3-4 p.m.; Wednesday, October 29, noon-1 p.m.; Thursday, October 30, 5-6 p.m.; Wednesday, November 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright, Champaign
The University YMCA’s Fred S. Bailey Scholarship Program is now offering travel scholarships for University of Illinois undergraduates. The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75 percent of the total cost of international travel with a service component. Awards range from $600 to $1,800. For more information, attend an info night, dates and times listed above.
Kasey Umland,

Jobs and Internships

Director Applications for the Illini Union Board Due
Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
The Illini Union Board is accepting applications to serve on the board for the 2015 school year! Interested applicants should apply by the deadline listed. The link to apply is below.
Jaylin McClinton,
Teach for America
Deadline Friday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m.
Give every child the chance to be an Illini! Apply to Teach for America today! Teach for America is a nonprofit organization that focuses on combating the issue of educational inequity. TFA strives to recruit top leaders at universities across the United States to serve as teachers in classrooms in seven different regions across America. During a two-year commitment Corps members will teach students in low-income communities while receiving a full salary and benefits. If you have any questions, please contact Rosa Hong.
Rosa Hong,
Internships Search for Internships (updated weekly)
See internship opportunities at Lincoln Financial Group, Owens Corning, Monsanto, and more!

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