At a Glance: May 23, 2022

May 27, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Holiday Closure Reminder - Monday, May 30
The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day, a National Holiday in the United States. University offices will be closed and there will be no live sessions offered, although you may have assignments due on this day. Please refer to your syllabus for assignment deadlines. There will be no At a Glance newsletter on May 30. 
In Case You Missed It
Fall 2022 New Student Guide Applications Now Open!
Applications are open now for Fall 2022 New Student Guides. New Student Guides serve as a mentor and guide for new students through their first term enrollment, assist newly admitted students in forming strong connections with colleagues and offer means and methods for current students to develop leadership skills outside of the classroom.

As a New Student Guide, you will be expected to:

  • Connect with assigned 1:1 pairings
  • Drive activity in the Workplace Groups (creating posts, answering questions)
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events - either New Student Guide Office Hours or Welcome Sessions
The deadline for applications is May 25 ​​and you can find the application here. The minimum requirements are also laid out in the application. Shortly after the deadline, you'll hear more from our team on training and other important info.
Department of Accountancy 2022 Report
The Department of Accountancy at Gies College of Business built its reputation on asking big questions and finding the answers that move business education and the accounting profession forward. The 2022 Annual Report from the Department of Accountancy at Gies Business illustrates how the big questions guide our innovative spirit and drive us to continue improving our accounting programs to meet current and future needs.
Program Highlights
Congratulations Professor Unnati Narang
Unnati Narang, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, has been selected by the American Marketing Association as a recipient of the Retail & Pricing SIG's Emerging Scholar Award. This award honors individuals graduating in 2016 or later who have contributed significantly to research in the field of retailing and/or pricing. Unnati Narang is currently teaching MBA 564 Special Topics: Applying Data Analytics in Marketing. Congratulations, Professor Narang! 
Submariner Jasen Hicks Works Toward MBA When Not Underwater
After being stationed around the world, Naval Submarine Officer Jasen Hicks will retire from the Navy next year. He will cap off his military career with 20 years under his belt and an MBA from Gies College of Business. Read how Jasen while balancing his career and education.
Summer Drop Deadline - 8-Week Courses Beginning on May 18
 May 23 | Refer to Course Refund Guide | Exceptions: MBA 562
Holiday Closure - Memorial Day
May 30 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day, a National Holiday in the United States.
MBA 563: Data Toolkit: Business Data Modeling & Predictive Analytics Begins
 June 8 | Refer to Course Refund Guide for Drop Deadlines | Open to iMSA and iMBA | Learn More
iMSA Summer Courses Start
June 13  | Exceptions: ACCY 550
Holiday Closure - Juneteenth
June 17 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Friday, June 17, in observance of Juneteenth, a National Holiday in the United States.
Holiday Closure - Independence Day
July 4 |  The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, a National Holiday in the United States.
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10