At a Glance: October 3, 2022

Oct 14, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Fall Second 8-week Courses Soft Launch on Wednesday
Second 8-week courses will soft launch on Wednesday, October 5. Soft launch allows you to view your registered classes in both Canvas and Coursera, giving you the chance to review your course syllabi and expectations a week before courses begin on October 12. Registering by the deadline ensures access to your course during the soft-launch period. 
Update Your Grouping Preference Form
At the beginning of each 8-week session, you should update your availability on the Grouping Preference Form.The grouping preference tool translates your time preferences into UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) so you can be grouped with individuals with similar availability around the globe. Take a moment today to finalize your availability!
Spring 2023 New Student Guide Applications Open Now!
Applications are open now for Spring 2023 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 October 7 by 12:00pm CST ​​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.

Our goal for the New Student Guide program is to provide an opportunity for our students to share professional outcomes and student experiences while enhancing leadership skills. I hope you'll consider joining us as a student leader within Gies Online Programs for the Spring 2023 term.
Dubai Meet Up - Tonight!
Monday, October 3, 2022 | 8:00 pm UAE Standard Time 
Gies Business is hosting a meet-up for iDegree students and alumni in the Dubai area!  Join Gies Staff for an evening of networking and connecting at the Bombay Bungalow restaurant (Unit 2301, The Beach Mall, JBR Walk) in Dubai. 

Join us to grow your Gies Business network with current students and fellow alumni and reconnect with the College!
Nathan Gold: Your On-Screen Presence is the New Business Attire 
Monday, October 17 | 7-8 pm CT  and Tuesday, October 18 | 11-12 pm CT 
Join presentation coach Nathan Gold
 for a unique live session on how to amplify your on-screen presence. Learn how to set your virtual stage to captivate your online audience and effectively communicate your message. The live session will be held on Monday, October 17 and again on Tuesday, October 18 to provide more opportunities to attend. Watch the event trailer.
  •   Register Here to attend  Monday, October 17  | 7-8 pm CT 
  •   Register Here  to attend Tuesday, October 18  | 11-12 pm CT
New York City Meet Up 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 pm ET 
Gies Business is hosting a Meet-Up for iDegree students and alumni in the NYC area! Join Dean Jeff Brown for an evening of networking and connecting at the Draught 55 Bar and Kitchen (245 E. 55th Street, New York, NY 10022). 

Join us to grow your Gies Business network with current students and fellow alumni and reconnect with the College! Register by October 14.
In Case You Missed It...
New Building Approved by the Board of Trustees
Dear Gies learners,
You may have heard about our plans to build a new facility next door to BIF. Those plans were solidified on Thursday when the University of Illinois Board of Trustees officially approved the construction of this new building. We are very excited to be making this investment in our shared future!
The South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL; pronounced “skill”) will be constructed on the space that is currently a parking lot just west of the Business Instructional Facility. We anticipate a groundbreaking ceremony in spring 2023 and construction will begin soon after. Completion is expected in spring 2025. 
This will be a learner-focused building with multiuse classrooms and collaborative spaces for our on-campus learners, and expanded studio facilities to serve our growing online learner population. Our experiential learning and professional development teams will also be housed in the building. It will also have plenty of space for our growing faculty. 
We will continue to share more information with you as this project moves forward.
This building will be yet another reason learners like you choose Gies for your business education – whether on campus or online. It supports our mission of shaping purposeful leaders and providing life-changing access to a quality business education. We hope you will take pride in the mission of Gies Business.
Go Gies!

Jeff Brown, Dean and Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor in Business
Use the Events Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Dubai Meet Up
October 3 | 8pm UAE Standard Time
Japan Virtual Immersion
October 5-18 
Soft Launch Fall Second 8-weeks
October 5
Fall Second 8-week Courses Begin
October 12
Nathan Gold: Your On Screen Presence is the New Business Attire 
October 17 | 7-8pm CT| Register Here
Drop Deadline for October 12 Courses
October 17 | Fall Refund Guide
Nathan Gold: Your On-Screen Presence is the New Business Attire 
October 18  | 11-12 pm CT| Register Here
New York City Meet Up
October 19 | 6-8pm ET| Register October 14
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
October 24-28
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in December
October 30 | Instructions Here
Holiday Closure - Election Day
November 8 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, in observance of Election Day, an Illinois State Holiday.
Holiday Closure - Thanksgiving
November 24-25 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, in observance of Thanksgiving, a National Holiday in the United States.
December 2022 In-Person Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 11am - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19