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There will be no LAS Chalk the week of November 24. The deadline for the December 1 issue (the last issue of the fall semester) is noon on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 17-23, 2014

Women on the Move—Belly Fit: Free Weekly Belly dance Classes
Monday, Nov. 17, 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,
IATA Illini Art Therapy at the Women’s Resources Center
Monday, Nov. 17, 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,
ADM Exec Discusses Career Path
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.
Auditorium, NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark, Urbana
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Illinois Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) program are co-sponsoring a Career Pathways Lecture Series. Bryan Hibbs, director with ADM, will discuss his own career path and will offer perspectives on qualities that will make Illinois students great job candidates, particularly in computational science and engineering careers.
Trish Barker,
LAS Council General Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m.
1027 Lincoln Hall
Join LAS Council for their upcoming general meeting! Get involved with the College of LAS by expanding your network with other students and learn about the different social and volunteer events we have coming up these last few weeks! Also, stay for our potluck dinner after the meeting! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Keren E. Garcia,
The Money Games: Catching Cash
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
406 Illini Union
Do you know what your credit score is? Would you feel confident talking about your finances? The Counseling Center has prepared a workshop that will help you understand how finance fits into our everyday lives. This workshop will cover the basics of financial infrastructure—checking accounts, savings accounts, utilizing credit cards, and more! All individuals are encouraged to attend! Take your financial situation into your own hands! Together we will break down myths surrounding finance and present the facts in a small group discussion that will change your financial fitness forever!
Thomas Hahn,
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
What makes a man? This question is rarely asked and even more rarely discussed—especially by men. ManTalks is an opportunity to discuss men’s issues in today’s society. Each talk will be an open conversation about a different topic concerning the development of men and the role that society plays in manhood. From how work defines us to sharing our emotion, ManTalks looks to examine how men are able to be whom they want to be. Join the conversation about men, with men, in an environment that hopes to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of what man “really” is.
Josh Stabinsky,
Yoga for Healing: Women on the Move Fitness
Thursday, Nov. 20, 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,
Medical Student Panel
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
163 Noyes
The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) will be hosting a medical student panel for all pre-medical students to have their questions answered about medical school. Additionally, we will have a career center representative to talk to us about the application process. so come to get your questions answered.
Coffee Hour on Terrorism with John Lynn
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6-7 p.m.
Location TBD (check the Facebook link below)
The Arms Control Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS) Student Group will be hosting an informal discussion with Dr. John Lynn of the Department of History. The ACDIS Student Group aims to offer UIUC students the networking and pre-professional training that they need in order to succeed in their future careers - whether they are in intelligence, diplomacy, academia, or policy. Come learn a little more about one of the most important issues of our time. All majors welcome. No cost.
ACDIS Student Security Group,
Sex + Gender Film Series: The Punk Singer
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the “riot grrrl” movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and the life of this fearless leader.
Rachel Lauren Storm,
KAM After Hours: Opera by Lyric Theatre at Illinois
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Krannert Art Museum, Gelvin Noel Gallery
Directed by U of I voice performance professors Julie Gunn and Dennis Hemrich, with stage direction by professor Dawn Harris, this free performance by Lyric Theatre at Illinois will feature graduate students from the School of Music performing scenes from Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz, Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven and Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck.

Opportunities to Plan For

Learn. Lead. Make a Difference. Enroll in ENG 315 Learning in Community Courses!
Have you learned theories of leadership, but never really had your leadership tested in practice? You can use your time at Illinois to learn more AND make your mark in the community! Earn three credits in ENG 315, LINC: Learning in Community and build your skills while working in interdisciplinary teams on real projects with community partners. LINC students have real stories to share in interviews, resumes, and personal statements. Compelling stories which help them get into graduate schools, earn scholarships, and obtain internships and jobs. Take the opportunity to lead and affect change—NOW.
Shikhank Sharma,
Habitat for Humanity Winter Break Collegiate Challenge Trips
Applications due Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. Trips from January 11-17.
Athens, Ala., and Hattiesburg, Miss.
Do you like to build homes, make new friends, and make a difference in the community? Or do you want to go somewhere warm at the end of Winter Break? Of course you do! And here’s your chance: Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for Winter Break Collegiate Challenge Trips! Applications are due soon, but trips fill up quickly, so apply now! Applications can be found at If you have any questions, please email Ross Skelly.
Ross Skelly,
Weekend Service Trip to Chicago
Applications due Monday, Dec. 1 for Group Leader and Wednesday, Jan. 21 for Trip Participants
On February 13-15, join the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs for a weekend in Chicago serving at various volunteer sites, exploring the city, and making new friends. The trip costs $50 per participant. Financial assistance is available. Complete a trip application at the link below. Please email us below for more information.
John Race,

Jobs and Internships

Internships Search for Internships (updated weekly)
See internship opportunities at State Farm Insurance, College Social, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and more!

LAS Chalk is written by and for LAS students. Free expression and a diversity of viewpoints are encouraged in LAS Chalk. Events and opinions published or portrayed in LAS Chalk are not necessarily endorsed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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