Succeeding in MCB Classes

SUCCEEDING IN MCB CORE COURSES

Wednesday, September 12
5:00-6:00 PM
1028 Lincoln Hall

If you have had previous difficulties in MCB courses or are worried about a particular one this semester, join us for a discussion/workshop that will help you manage time better and identify the skills necessary for success in the MCB courses. You’ll also learn how to take notes, think critically, and approach exams in a scientific context.

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Final MCB Information Meeting for this Curriculum Change Period

Transferring to MCB from Another LAS Major on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates, in an LAS major, who wish to change their major to MCB must complete the following steps.

  1. Obtain approval from an MCB advisor by attending one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment.
  2. Complete the Curriculum Change Form during the posted application period. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted to MCB once the form has been processed. Intercollegiate Transfers (ICT)

Transferring to MCB from Another LAS Major on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates who wish to ICT into the College of LAS and declare MCB as a major, must complete the following steps.

  1. Attend an LAS information session.
  2. Meet with an MCB advisor by attending one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment.
  3. Apply online using the link emailed to you by the College of LAS. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted to MCB once your application has been processed.

REMINDER BIOLOGY ADVISING OFFICES HAVE MOVED. 

MCB Advisors can be contacted in room 101 Burrill Hall or by calling 217-333-6774. 

IB advisors can be contacted in room 2002 NHB or by calling 333-3046.

Who We Are

SCS Academic Advisors

SCS Academic Advising Offices are located at 110 Noyes rooms A, B & C. Email is the best way to reach us: scs-advising@illinois.edu To schedule an appointment, please click on the advisor handling the alpha split corresponding to your last name. Appointments are for current SCS majors only. Non-majors can come to Express Advising.

Wolali Dedo Academic Advisor Kimberly Powers Academic Advisor Todd Spinner photo, SCS academic advisor
Wolali Dedo Kimberly Powers   Todd Spinner
Last Names A-G Last Names H-N Last Names O-Z
110B Noyes Lab 110C Noyes Lab 110A Noyes Lab
wdedo@illinois.edu powerska@illinois.edu spinner@illinois.edu
217/244-8531 217/244-0263 217/244-6605
Schedule an appointment with Wolali Schedule an appointment with Kimberly Schedule an appointment with Todd

Express Advising (10 minutes or less): Appointments (30 Minutes): SCS Majors only
Minor & Minor Modification Forms Major Plan of Study
Transfer to CHEM/CHBE Course Selection/ Schedule
Registration Issues Post-Graduation Discussions (career/graduate school)
Changes to current courses Study Abroad
CR/NC Forms, Departmental Appeal forms, etc. Remove Departmental Advising Holds

Express Advising

 

Student Advising Leaders

 

Fall 2018 CS ICT Meetings

Fall 2018 Info Sessions:

Learn about transferring into any of the Computer Science majors and about the CS minor.

August 29, 4:00

Siebel Center Room 1105

 

September 4, 4:00

Siebel Center Room 1302

Majors:

CS and Engineering

Math and CS

STAT and CS

CS + ADV

CS + ANTH

CS + ASTR

CS + CHEM

CS + Crop Science

CS + ECON

CS + GGIS
CS + LING

CS + Music

CS + PHIL

Getting Started in Research Workshop

The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2018 calendar for the Getting Started in Research Workshop.

During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

For workshop dates, registration, additional details, and for a list of other workshops we offer, please visit our NEW workshops page:

http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html

LAS Dual Degree Info Sessions

Fall 2018
All sessions will take place in 2043 Lincoln Hall, which is accessible ONLY via the stairs or elevator on the Wright Street (West) side of the building.

  • 11:00AM Thursday, 9/13
  • 10:00AM Friday, 9/14
  • 10:00AM Tuesday, 9/18
  • 4:00PM Wednesday, 9/19
  • 3:00PM Friday, 9/21
  • 2:00PM Monday, 9/24
  • 11:00AM Thursday, 9/27
  • 10:00AM Tuesday, 9/18
  • 4:00PM Wednesday, 10/3
  • 11:00 AM Tuesday, 10/9
  • 4:00PM Monday, 10/15
  • 3:00PM Friday, 10/26
  • 11:00AM Thursday, 11/8
  • 10:00AM Tuesday, 11/27
  • 4:00PM Wednesday, 12/12
  • 11:00AM Thursday, 12/13

Questions? Please contact Tenaya Reifsteck: 217-265-5139 or bonnell@illinois.edu

SOAR volunteers

Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity

VOLUNTEER TUTORING OPPORTUNITY

S.O.A.R. at the International Prep Academy!

Student Opportunities for After-School Resources

The SOAR after-school program is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated tutors to provide reading and homework support to Latina/o emergent bilingual/biliterate students in grades 2-5.

Interested in volunteering?

Contact María Lang at

217-265-4705 or mglang2@illinois.edu

http://education.illinois.edu/smallurban/soar 

SOAR

Student Opportunities for After-School Resources

Information for Volunteers

What?

Step off campus one afternoon a week to participate in a fun and rewarding experience in the local community! Build a positive relationship with a Latinx emergent bilingual/biliterate student in grades 2-5 while assisting the child with reading and homework completion.

Where?

International Prep Academy (IPA)
1605 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign, IL

IPA is a dual language school in the Champaign Unit 4 School District

When?

The SOAR after-school program takes place from 2:00-3:15 every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the International Prep Academy. You are asked to make a weekly volunteer commitment on the day that best fits into your semester schedule.

How do I get to the Elementary School?

The 10 Gold MTD bus route offers a convenient ride from campus to IPA with a bus stop in the front of the school (intersection of Kirby and Rose). There is also the possibility of carpooling with other tutors.

Why volunteer?

The SOAR program provides volunteers the opportunity to . . .

  • read and discuss books with a child.
  • be a tutor/mentor/positive role model to a child.
  • participate in a program that promotes positive cross-cultural understanding.
  • speak Spanish with emergent bilingual/biliterate children.
  • learn with children in the local community.

Interested in participating in this fun and rewarding community service activity?

Contact María Lang, Program Coordinator

Email: mglang2@illinois.edu

Phone: 217-265-4705

Please contact María Lang to sign up for one of the orientation sessions listed below for new SOAR tutors. All necessary paperwork will be completed at the orientation session.

Fall 2018 Orientation Sessions for New SOAR Tutors

Please attend ONE of the following orientation sessions:

2:00- 3:30 p.m., September 11, 12, or 13

International Prep Academy  (1605 W. Kirby Ave. Champaign IL)

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Fall 2018 MCB Information Sessions

If you are interested in the MCB major or minor, please sign up for one of our information meetings.  All sessions will take place in the advising office conference room, 202 Burrill Hall.  Students should enter through the MCB Learning center, room 101 Burrill.

Thursday, August 30 from 3:00-4:00 PM

Friday, August 31 from 10:00-11:00 AM

Thursday, September 6 from 3:00-4:00 PM

See below for more information on declaring the MCB major.

Transferring to MCB from Another LAS Major on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates, in an LAS major, who wish to change their major to MCB must complete the following steps.

  1. Obtain approval from an MCB advisor by attending one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment.
  2. Complete the Curriculum Change Form during the posted application period. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted to MCB once the form has been processed. Intercollegiate Transfers (ICT)

Transferring to MCB from Another LAS Major on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates who wish to ICT into the College of LAS and declare MCB as a major, must complete the following steps.

  1. Attend an LAS information session.
  2. Meet with an MCB advisor by attending one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment.
  3. Apply online using the link emailed to you by the College of LAS. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted to MCB once your application has been processed.

REMINDER BIOLOGY ADVISING OFFICES HAVE MOVED. 

MCB Advisors can be contacted in room 101 Burrill Hall or by calling 217-333-6774. 

IB advisors can be contacted in room 2002 NHB or by calling 333-3046.

Express Advising

Express Advising is typically held every weekday 1:30 to 2:30 in 110 Noyes Lab.

Fall 2018 Express Advising Schedule

Express Advising is reserved for quick questions – dropping a class, completing a form, etc. – and for students who need to complete a Chemistry or Biomolecular Engineering minor form. Students who are not currently SCS majors and are interested in transferring in to Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or CS+Chemistry can only meet with SCS Advisors during Express Advising. Current SCS majors with questions about course plans, degree completion, transfer courses, research experiences, etc., should make an appointment with an SCS advisor at [insert website here].

SCS Express Advising Schedule

Friday, August 24: 8:30-11:30am
August 27 – August 31: 8:30-11:30am & 1:30-4:30pm
September 4 –September 14 (weekdays only): 1:30-2:30pm

September 18-September 20 (weekdays only): 1:30-2:30pm

September 24- October 18 (weekdays only): 1:30-2:30pm
Friday, October 19: 8:30-11:30am & 1:30-4:30pm
October 22 – October 26 (weekdays only): 1:30-2:30pm

Weekdays, October 29 – November 23: NO EXPRESS ADVISING, APPOINTMENTS ONLY **We will not see any students who are not current SCS majors during course registration time in fall 2018. Students who have questions about SCS majors or need to complete minor declaration forms should wait until Express resumes in late November to meet with an SCS advisor.**

November 26 – December 20 (weekdays only): 1:30-2:30pm

Express Advising is designed for quick sessions (maximum of 10 minutes). If you require a longer session, please schedule an appointment.

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University of Michigan’s M-Core Chemistry Grad Program Preview Weekend

The University of Michigan typically juniors and seniors from a traditionally underrepresented group are invited to apply for the 6th Annual Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE) Graduate Preview Weekend on Monday & Tuesday, November 5 & 6, 2017.

The M-CORE weekend is an opportunity for students to enjoy the Michigan experience by visiting our Department of Chemistry as part of a group of ~10 highly qualified prospective Chemistry graduate students for an all-expense-paid weekend.

Our visitors will all:

  •         Meet faculty and current graduate students
  •         Hear research presentations by Chemistry students
  •         Tour our cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
  •         Get patent advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application

For more details please visit the program’s web page at http://lsa.umich.edu/chem/graduates/mcore.html.

Questions can be emailed to mcore.chem@umich.edu.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 28, 2018.

Please see the 2018-M-CORE–handout.