At a Glance: September 7

Sep 7, 2021
Online Programs Announcements
Holiday Closure - Monday September 6
The University of Illinois will be closed today, Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day, a federal holiday in the United States. University offices are closed and no classes will be held, however, you may still have deadlines or assignments due today. There will be no Advising Express Hours offered.
Register for the iConverge Keynote Address - Attend Virtually!
Gies Online Programs is excited to welcome many of you to the University of Illinois campus for iConverge September 16 - 18!

Not able to attend still want to connect? Join us virtually at 9:15 AM US Central Time on Friday, September 17 with a welcome from Dean Jeffrey Brown. Next, hear from Dr. Brooke Elliott, Associate Dean and EY Distinguished Professor in Accounting, who will present some details around the current online programs and give you a first look at things to come. Then at 10 AM, you will want to hear our featured speaker Cedric Thurman, Chief Diversity Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC), where he has shaped the culture at FHLBC to provide opportunities for all employees and help FHLBC be a catalyst for change for its member institutions and the communities they serve.
For assistance from September 16 - 18, please reach out to or schedule an advising appointment. There will be no Express Advising Hours on Wednesday, September 15 and limited hours on Friday, September 17.
Faculty Highlights
Gopesh Anand, Professor of Business Administration & Academic Director, Operations Management
Professor Gopesh Anand holds a PhD in Operations Management and has been teaching at the University of Illinois since 2006. Professor Anand is a William N. Scheffel Faculty Scholar and has been ranked by his students as an Excellent Teacher for twelve consecutive years!

Find Professor Anand:
Professor Anand will be the lead instructor for BADM 567: Process Management this October. Learn more about what you will learn with Professor Anand in this course instruction video.

Planning to take BADM 567 this October? Register now or meet with a Student & Academic Success Specialist to learn when you should take BADM 567.
Serve as a Virtual Volunteer for the 2021 National Black MBA Conference
The National Black MBA Association is hosting their 43rd Annual National Conference and is looking for virtual volunteers September 14 - 18. Volunteering at this event is a great way to gain experience in Digital Conference Management and is a great networking opportunity. In addition, volunteers who meet the time requirement will receive a free virtual ticket to the career fair! To learn more about this opportunity, visit the website or contact Amanda Askew
Labor Day - US Holiday
September 6  | The University will be closed in observance of Labor Day, a US Federal Holiday.
September 16-18
Virtual Immersion to Ghana
October 6-19
Fall 2nd 8-week Courses Launch - iMBA, iMSM
October 13
Drop Deadline Fall 2nd 8-week Courses - iMBA, iMSM
October 18