Campus News: Join Elvis at the Cell
Join Elvis at the Cell
Join Elvis, men’s basketball coach Steve McClain and the White Sox Friday at UIC Appreciation Night at U.S. Cellular Field. Added benefits include discount tickets, a free cap and fireworks. McClain will throw out the first pitch before the Sox face the Seattle Mariners at 7:10 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40. The first 700 purchasers receive a free Sox-UIC cap.
Volunteer, intern or otherwise serve
About 50 nonprofits will be on campus, looking for volunteers and interns at the Leadership and Service Expo Sept. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the quad. Students, faculty and staff can connect with agencies involved with youth, the environment, the arts, animals, human rights, community development, health and more.
Israel from the outside
Authors Sayed Kashua and Todd Hasak-Lowy will discuss “Israel: A View from the Outside” Sept. 2 for the series “Thinking Out of the Box on Israel/Palestine.” The conversation begins at 4 p.m. in the Institute for the Humanities, lower level of Stevenson Hall.
Kashua is the author of three novels, the satirical sitcom “Avoda Aravit” (“Arab Labor”) on Israel’s Channel 2 and a regular column for Ha’aretz that includes the widely read “Why I Have to Leave Israel.” Hasak-Lowy is a scholar and translator of Israeli literature, and the author of two novels, Captives and 33 Minutes.
The talk is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, Institute for the Humanities and the International Studies Program. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-996-6352.
Scholarships on aging
University of Illinois graduate students in their second year of study or beyond in the field of aging are eligible for the $3,500 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging.
Two scholarships will be awarded for this academic year, to a student in the biological-medical sciences and a student in the behavioral-social sciences. Priority is given to candidates who already hold an assistantship or fellowship. The scholarship is sponsored by the Retirement Research Foundation. Apply by Sept. 15.
Meet the humanities fellows
The Institute for the Humanities will hold a reception 4 p.m. Sept. 16 to introduce this year’s fellows and honor previous fellows. Information on upcoming competitions and events will be available at the reception, held in the institute’s offices in the lower level of Stevenson Hall. RSVP to email@example.com by Sept. 9.