At a Glance: March 15

Mar 18, 2021
Summer Time Tickets Available to View on April 5
Time tickets for summer course registration will be viewable in UIUC Self-Service on April 5. Please note you are also eligible to register for fall courses when your time ticket opens. As you begin to prepare for registration, it is recommended that you create a degree plan, accessible through the Student Portal. For assistance, you can reach out to a Success Specialist.
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, March 14 in the United States, meaning the clocks moved forward one hour. It is important to note the time difference for US Central Time compared to your time zone. 
Wee need you! Join our study on Crisis Leadership
COVID-19 and unrest around social injustice have created unprecedented challenges and opportunities for business leaders in the US and around the world in 2020. We are interested in understanding leaders’ experiences in navigating these circumstances. If you are a leader in an organization of more than 500 people, we would love to learn how you have led your organization through this unique context.

Please consider participating in a confidential 50-60-minute interview via phone or Zoom with a researcher from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Your participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time. If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact Dr. Denise Lewin Loyd at or Dr. Miriam Yates at

We understand that your time is valuable. As an indication of our gratitude, we will offer participants of this study the opportunity to enter a lottery. There will be two winners of the lottery who will be able to select a charity of their choice from a list. This charity will receive a donation of $150 in each of the winners’ names.
Graduating this Spring?
If you have not yet applied to graduate, you must do this by April 4. You can view detailed instructions on how to add yourself to the degree list on the website. At this time we are still awaiting detailed information about graduation from the College. We will have more to share with you in the coming weeks; in the meantime, you can check out details about University Commencement University Commencement.

If you are in the iMBA program, you must also register for the Program Capstone. Detailed information on group information and the capstone overview has been sent to all students who are eligible to graduate.
Gies MBA Alumna Featured in AWBC Magazine
Check out AWBC Magazine which featured Dr. Airies Davis in the issue celebrating Women's History Month. Dr. Davis founded WorkforcEQI and etiKID Academy, leveraging her Gies Business education for success as an entrepreneur. 
Recording: Advancing Women in Leadership
Last week, Associate Dean Brooke Elliott explored how women in business can gain a seat at the table and become a true leader in an organization. If you missed – or would like to review – a recording of the event is now available.
Recording: Gender Branding Trends and Consequences for Marketers
Last week, Carlos J. Torelli, reviewed some recent trends in gendered branding, such as gender-inclusive branding and the emphasis on body positivity and inclusivity. If you missed – or would like to review – a recording of the event is now available.
Deadline to Drop Classes
March 19 |  March 22
March 19 is the deadline to drop a first 8-week course that began on January 25. Please note, this date is not based on the standard drop timeline, but are influenced by COVID-19. Refund dates still apply; please refer to the Refund Calendar Timetable. March 22 is the deadline to drop a course that began on March 17 with a full refund. 
Webinar: Managing Remote Work Relationships
Wednesday, March 24  |  11:30 am -12:30 pm CST  |  Register Here
Remote work is here to stay. Managers and employees who work remotely have plenty of technological tools to help get work done, but what about tools to foster collaborative relationships and handle conflict productively with people you never met in person? Judith White, teaching professor of business administration, will review the impact that remote work has on our natural relationship building, conflict resolution, and communication skills, and look at some new ideas for developing these skills online. 
Relish Connect Virtual Career Event
April 1-2 |  Register Here
This event is perfect for candidates seeking careers in data, finance or tech. Each day of this two-day conference will focus on a specific set of job functions and require separate registrations. You can register for the specific day that fits your job search or you can register for both days to access the full conference. Registration is free.