At a Glance: November 14, 2022

Nov 15, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Gies Business Receives $25 Million Gift in Support of SCCIL
Gies College of Business has received a landmark $25 million gift in support of the new South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL), a building that will serve undergraduate and graduate students – both residential and online – as well as faculty and staff. The gift was given by an alum, who currently wishes to remain anonymous, with the anticipation that the building will eventually be named by the alum. Click here to learn more.
Celebrating 5 Years as Gies College of Business - Recording
If you missed the conversation between Dean Brown, Larry Gies, and John Byrne, Editor-in-Chief of Poets&Quants, that took place during the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the naming of Gies Business – or if you want to see it again or share it with others – you can watch a recording of the conversation.
Share Gies Online with Your Employer
We have many professional backgrounds and employers represented within Online Programs at Gies College of Business. We would love to meet some of your coworkers and share details on how graduate education can help them and your company succeed. Can you put us in touch with your HR department? Do you have a business club or professional group at work that could benefit from learning about Gies? We would love to have you join us for a presentation to share the student experience while we explain all of the Gies credentials we have to offer. We are excited to create new relationships with your colleagues! Reach out to Kate Deering for more information.
MOOC Launch for New Spring Elective Course (ACCY 574)
MOOC 1 for ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation has launched! 
 MOOC 1 Empathy, Data and Risk and get started. 
Course Dates: January 11- March 7 
Course Description:
Taught by Justin Leiby, Associate Professor of Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow and Disruption & Innovation Scholar, ACCY 574 will focus on identifying and quantifying risks, and delivering stakeholder-driven objectives. You will have the opportunity to work on cases that emphasize developing tools to translate data into insights, tie these insights into managing stakeholder interests, and communicate these insights to decision makers. This course is an elective and is not part of a specialization.  Register no later than December 16 to ensure access to Canvas when soft launch begins. 
Faculty Feature
Justin Leiby, Associate Professor of Accountancy
Professor Justin Leiby earned his PhD in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has been on the Gies faculty since 2018. He teaches courses on risk management and innovation, behavioral accounting research, and assurance and attestation. Professor Leiby was named an Innovation & Disruption Scholar in 2021.

Find Professor Leiby:
Professor Leiby is the lead instructor for a new iMBA elective, ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation, which launches in Spring 2023.
Danielle Green, Teaching Associate Professor
Professor Danielle Green earned her PhD in Accounting at the University of Connecticut and joined the Gies faculty in 2022. She teaches undergraduate Fundamentals of Accounting and will lead in-person and virtual immersion courses for Gies iDegrees learners.

Find Professor Green:
Professor Green is leading the Houston Immersion from January 4-7, 2023. Students attending the immersion will network with colleagues and work with a Houston-based company to apply the skills they've learned in the real world.
Self-Care Workshop 
Wednesday, November 16 | 6pm CT | Register Here
The University Library is offering a virtual workshop on self-care. Self-care is a vital part of maintaining one's physical and mental health but what does that even mean? Self-care can often feel overwhelming and even become stress inducing when we realize how time and cost intensive it is to set up a home spa day, but this doesn't have to be the case. At this workshop, we'll discuss the different meanings of self-care, and explore self-care strategies that don't require excessive spending. If attending the zoom session, please make sure to register ahead of time. 
Houston Immersion - January 4-7, 2023
January 4-7, 2023
Please join us for our immersion trip to Houston where you will have the opportunity to put your iDegrees education to practice in person with your classmates.  This 3-day course will be truly immersive, educational, and fun!  Please travel to Houston by January 4.  That evening, Gies will host a welcome dinner and introduce you to our action-packed itinerary and course objectives. We will work alongside a Houston based company to solve a current business change focused on the convergence of technology and new innovation.   

Fee: $1,700 based upon double occupancy. We are currently waiting on the room rate for a single room as well as the optional one night longer stay. Details about both of those rates will be available the week of November 28.   Please note that the cost of airfare to and from Houston is at your own expense.  Trips fees will be billed to your student account.   
How can I register?
To secure your spot, please register and submit a $100 non-refundable deposit by 
completing this form before Wednesday, November 16. You will be notified of your acceptance by Tuesday, November 29. If demand exceeds capacity, we will give priority based on seniority (credits earned) in the program.  If you are not selected, your deposit will be refunded.  
If an iMBA degree student, does this course count as credit toward my capstones?
If successfully completed, immersions can count for ONE of the two required specialization capstone courses. Students cannot use the immersion for the program capstone. Students can participate in more than one global immersion, however only one will count as a specialization capstone course.   Students are welcome to participate in the immersion regardless of whether if it counts as a specialization capstone.
Save the Date for Meet Ups in January!
Gies Business will be hosting Meet-Ups for iDegree learners and alumni in the Texas and Urbana/Champaign areas! Join faculty for networking and connecting in person at these events. 
  • Texas - Saturday, January 7 at 3:30pm CT
  • Urbana-Champaign - Friday, January 13 at 4pm CT
Join us to grow your Gies Business network with current students and fellow alumni and reconnect with the College! More information, including how to register, will be forthcoming at a later date.
In Case You Missed It...
Registration Reminder
Registration has started for Spring courses! Our course schedule has been updated and is available on our Course Offerings page. Use the CRN's and enhanced registration for registration efficiency! Take time now to review your degree plan with a Student & Academic Success Specialist to prepare for registration!
Take Your Venture to the Next Level! 
Apply to join iVenture Accelerator's 9th cohort in May 2023! Applications come in three waves, and Wave 1 applications will close on Sunday, November 13, at 11:59 pm. Selected teams receive up to $20,000 in funding and extensive resources to support project development. Apply here.
Use the Events Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
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.
Spring 2023 Registration Deadline
December 16 | Spring 2023 Course Offerings
December 2022 In-Person Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 11am - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19
Houston Immersion 
January 4-7 | Apply by November 16