At a Glance: December 19, 2022

Dec 21, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Holiday Closure-- Winter Break
The University will be closed from December 23 to January 2 in observance of the winter holidays in the United States. Please refer to your course syllabi for assignment deadlines and live session schedules. University offices will be closed, and responses via email will be delayed during this time. We look forward to interacting with you on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 when the University reopens.
Advising Services Available through December 22
Our Student and Academic Success team will hold regular advising services through December 22. From December 23 to January 2, advising services will not be available due to the winter break closure. Advising Appointments and Express Advising will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 when the University reopens.  We hope you have a restorative break from your studies and look forward to connecting with you in 2023! 
Fall 2022 Grades Released
Final grades for the Fall 2022 Semester will be available to view in Student Self-Service on Friday, December 23. Be sure to save any materials from your course Canvas site, as these will close 8-weeks after the last module.
Spring 2023 Soft Launch
The first eight weeks of Spring 2023 courses will soft launch on Wednesday, January 4 in both Canvas and Coursera platforms for courses that begin on January 11.  For learners who registered by the deadline, soft launch allows you to view your registered classes in both platforms, giving you the chance to review your course syllabi and expectations before the official start date. Registering after the deadline can result in a delay in accessing your courses on both platforms. This process may take up to two weeks and extensions will not be provided. 
Faculty Feature
Briam Hamm
Professor Brian Hamm is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Accountancy. He is a University of Illinois graduate who joined the faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2018. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting institutions and regulations and financial statement analysis. He has appeared on the list of teachers ranked as excellent by his students each year since joining Gies.

Find Professor Hamm:
Professor Hamm serves as the lead instructor for ACCY 531: Financial Statement Analysis for MBAs which is offered in the second eight weeks of the Fall semester. 
iConnect Texas- Save the Date!
Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 4:00-7:00 pm CT 
Gies Business is looking forward to providing an opportunity for our Gies Alumni and current iDegree learners in Texas to gather for an iConnect event in Houston! The event will be on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 pm CT. Event location and registration will be shared out soon so be sure to save the date in your calendar. 
iConnect Champaign-Urbana
Friday, January 13, 2023 | 4:00-6:30 pm CT | Register Here
Gies Business is looking forward to providing an opportunity for our Gies Alumni and current iDegree learners in the Champaign-Urbana area to gather for an iConnect event! Join us for an evening of networking and connecting at the iHotel Chancellor Ball Room 1900 s 1st St. Champaign, IL 61820. Drinks and refreshments will be provided at the event. If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, please contact i-support@illinois.eduRegister by January 6
In Case You Missed It...
Gies Download: Larry DeBrock
Larry DeBrock is the Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Finance at Gies College of Business. While some tend to meander, Larry's career path has been a 40-year-long straight line. And this month, that straight line will have come full circle. Larry was the guest on the latest episode of the Gies Download. To listen to this or any of our prior podcasts, you can also go to our Gies Download playlist.
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
December 2022 Degree Conferral
Monday, December 19
Spring 2023 Ambassador Application 
Due Today | 11:59 pm CT | Apply Here
Fall 2022 Grades Released
Friday, December 23
Holiday Closure - Winter Break
December 23 - January 2 | The University of Illinois will be closed Friday, December 23--Monday, January 2 in observance of the winter holidays in the United States.
Spring 2023 1st 8-Weeks Soft Launch
January 4, 2023
Houston Immersion 
January 4-7, 2023
iConnect Texas (Houston)
January 7, 2023 | 4:00-7:00 pm CT 
iConnect Champaign-Urbana
January 13, 2023 | 4:00-6:30 pm CT | Register by January 6