Graduate Blog

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January 22, 2018

By the 10th Day of Classes, January 29, graduate students should be correctly registered for Spring 2018. It is important to check your registration before January 29 on Student Self Service to make sure your registration is correct. If necessary, make corrections by adding and dropping courses to your schedule before the 10th day of classes, January 29.  

In addition, the 10th day of classes, January 29, is the last day to do the following:

Drop courses to reduce your number of credit hours you are registered for to a lower tuition range and receive a refund between the two ranges Add a semester course without permission Add a first half-session course Submit forms to Audit a semester course Submit form for In Absentia registration

Students should be registered appropriately no later than January 29 in order to avoid possible issues with: 

Tuition/Fee assessment           Financial aid Loan deferment Health Insurance Academic Record/Graduation issues

Auditors: Auditors are listeners in classes and not class participants. Graduate College policy states that students should take the Auditor’s Permit form to the first class meeting and ask the instructor to sign the form indicating approval. These forms must be received in the Graduate College by the 10th day of classes, 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 29.  

In Absentia Registration: This registration option is for students studying or doing research at least 50 miles away from campus. In Absentia registration is not permitted for students enrolled in courses meeting on campus. Please review our policy on In Absentia Registration for additional information. This form must be received in the Graduate College by the 10th day of classes, 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 29.  

Please Note: Students attending courses should either be registered for credit or registered as Auditors by the 10th day of class.

January 22, 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, the Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA-LMSS) will again be awarding a graduate student scholarship in memory of Mr. Stephen H. Rothblatt.  Mr. Rothblatt was a longtime supporter and contributor to the A&WMA-LMSS, including serving as Chairman of the Board from 1987-1988.  In his professional capacity, Mr. Rothblatt was the Director of the Air and Radiation Division at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, in Chicago, Illinois.

This year, A&WMA-LMSS will be awarding one scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year to a graduate student studying in the field of environmental studies at an institution of higher learning located within the service region of the A&WMA-LMSS.  The scholarship will be valued at $1,500.00.  This could include students studying in the department of environmental engineering, environmental science, meteorology, geology, etc.  The goal of the scholarship is to ensure adequate human resources and to improve knowledge and skills in the fields of air and waste management.  We are currently seeking applicants for this scholarship.

Please share this scholarship opportunity with your environmental graduate students.  Application information is attached or can be found on our website at http://www.lmawma.org.

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January 19, 2018

Information about the TechnipFMC Educational Fund Fellowship can be found below. Materials are due to Joan Christian in 1108 Newmark by Monday, Feb 26

https://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/index.cfm?action=main.fellowshi...

January 19, 2018

Join Ms. Gupta-Weichold, a successful Green Building Consultant and LEED™ Accredited Professional, for a look at her path to becoming a business owner in Green Building Consulting by always building on her UIUC Civil Engineering foundation. As a Project Manager, she has led construction teams over her 14 years of experience across the USA ranging from Seattle to Miami, hospitals to stadiums, and budgets of $200K to $200M.  Ms. Gupta-Weichold has represented owners, worked on staff at large and small construction companies and now owns her own consulting business.  Her skills in complex logistics, Green Building, design building, problem solving, adaptability, preconstruction management, and team management will be highlighted during her presentation. The seminar will be held at 4pm in Room 1310 Yeh Center, on Wednesday January 24, 2018.

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January 19, 2018

Here is a list of the Graduate College's career and professional development workshop series for Spring.  From January through April, they will offer 20 events to help graduate students succeed in graduate school, explore broad career options, conduct effective job searches, and communicate successfully in their chosen fields. The Spring 2018 programs include:

GradMAP: What Do You Want to Achieve in Grad School? Writing for the Public Storytelling Your Career Resumes & Cover Letters: Explaining Your Graduate-Level Experience Preparing for Faculty Job Interviews Career Exploration Group And many more

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