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With full benefits of round-trip airfare, accommodation, field trips, and monthly stipend, you are invited by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to teach after-school English classes 15 hours per week at Korean public elementary schools in rural areas.

Eligibility for TALK program (at least six months or one year)
• Junior or Senior undergraduate students or anyone who has 2 year college education
• Citizen or permanent resident from one of the seven designated countries where the primary language is English
• Additional benefit for U of I students: up to 15 credit course hours per semester (online courses from Fall, 2011)

Eligibility for EPIC program (at least one year)
• Bachelor’s degree in any major
• Citizen or permanent resident from one of the seven designated countries where the primary language is English
• Additional benefit for U of I graduate students: up to 12 credit course hours per semester (online courses from Fall, 2011)

Information Session (April 22 for fall placement starting September, 2011)
• Program introduction
• Eligibility & Remuneration
• Required Documents & Placements
• Benefits & Duties
• Application Process for EPIK
• Q&As

Time: Friday, April 22, 2011 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Place: Room 1049 Business Instructional Facility

(515 East Gregory Drive Champaign, IL 61820)

Any Other Questions
Ask Sean, local agent of Epik/Talk at
*October information session will be announced early fall semester for spring placement starting March, 2012


To Faculty:

I am writing to make you aware of several exciting educational opportunities in scientific publication, science writing, and mentoring for your students. We deeply appreciate your dedication to the sciences and hope that you will continue to encourage student involvement in research at your institution.

Since 1997, JYI has published over 500 research and features articles reviewed by members of our staff, who currently represent over 50 academic institutions from six countries. Featured in Nature, The New York Times, and Science, JYI aims to promote undergraduate science research through monthly publications of scientific manuscripts, features and news articles, and information pertinent to careers in science.

Students interested in joining our staff are encouraged to submit applications for available positions. All JYI staff members contribute their time on an unpaid basis, so a strong passion for promoting scientific research is desired. For more information on joining our journal’s staff, please go to: We are currently actively seeking candidates for the following positions:

Executive Board (average commitment of 10 hours/week)
  • Director of the Career Center
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Managing Editor
  • Senior Research Editor
General Staff (average commitment of 3-5 hours/week)
  • Science Journalist
  • Research Associate Editor
  • Career Researcher

We are also soliciting submissions for our research departments, which include Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, and Psychology and Social Sciences. Our editorial staff members carefully review and consider manuscripts for publication on our website. Senior honors theses and summer research papers are especially welcomed.

We would be very grateful if you could share these opportunities with your students. We would also appreciate it if you could kindly add a link to on your department’s webpage, as this would be yet another way for students to learn about JYI.

Thank you so much for your help!

Tim Xu

Tim Xu
Director of Public Relations
Journal of Young Investigators

Seeking participants for study on use of digital learning materials

Seeking U. of I. students ages 18 and older in science, technology,
engineering or mathematics disciplines for a one-hour survey and
focus group on use of digital learning materials. Participants will
receive pizza and soft drinks and a $10 coffee shop gift card. For
more information, contact Susanna Kline at or
Susanna Dasha Kline –
Ofc Of The Chief Info Officer

eBlackCU is a collaborative portal on African-American history and
culture in Champaign-Urbana which ALL are welcome to use and add to.

Upcoming event:

Community Technology in Champaign Urbana, May 7, 2011, 9 to noon
at Champaign Public Library. More information to follow. See the
record of past events,, contact
us to get involved in planning,
Event will feature discussion of the eBlackCU digital library, with
scanning stations to help you digitize and share online your personal
discussion of UC2B and community benefit; discussion of
public computing opportunities in Champaign Urbana, and more.

Bake Sale Flyer 4-9-11

The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics will offer
Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program in 10 languages this intersession, from May 16-27.

Only $100 for UIUC students!
• Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day, for two weeks.
Courses focus on conversational skills, travel preparation and language survival skills.
• There is minimal homework, no attendance policy, and no academic credit.
Registration by April 15 (Friday) is encouraged.
Course offerings that do not meet the minimum enrollment by that date are subject to cancellation.
For more information, contact


Languages taught this summer:
May 16-27, 2011
Classes meet Monday through Friday
9AM-Noon, unless indicated otherwise


Chinese, Elementary
French, Elementary
French, Elementary (5-8 pm)
French, Intermediate
German, Elementary
Greek (Modern), Elementary (5-8 pm)
Italian, Elementary
Italian, Intermediate
Japanese, Elementary
Portuguese, Elementary
Russian, Elementary
Spanish, Elementary
Spanish, Elementary (5-8 pm)
Spanish, Intermediate
Spanish, Advanced
The LGBT Resource Center has one vacant student intern position for the 2011-12 academic year. This position is open to undergraduate students, federal work study eligible preferred, approximately 10 hours per week. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the attached form and return it, along with a copy of your resume to Katy Weseman, Assistant Director, LGBT Resource Center,
Application Deadline: 5 PM, April 8, 2011.
Thank you,
Bethany J. Socie
LGBT Resource Center
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Illini Union, Room 323
1401 West Green Street
Urbana, IL  61801

Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA

Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA
Free and open to everyone

At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served.

March 17: Lebanese

March 31: Polish

April 7: Pakistani

April 14: French

April 21: South Africa

April 28: Caribbean Countries

Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on every other Thursday (March 17rd)

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