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FREE: Live Music, Ice Skating, Latin Dancing, Cookies & Coffee and Wellness Workshops in celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Join us at FREE events all over campus as we pay tribute to the contributions of our 12,000 graduate students!

DETAILS: https://grad.illinois.edu/grad-student-week

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MONDAY, April 2

CAFÉ COBLE
Noon - 2:00 p.m., Coble Hall, Lobby
Start your week right with FREE coffee and cookies. All graduate students are invited to stop by Coble Hall for a midday pickup and a chance to take a selfie with Alma.

STEPS TO INVESTING
Offered twice: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Coble Hall, Room 304-308
Mutual funds, compounding returns, market risk: would you like to learn more about what this all means and why you should care? If so, join us as we discuss “Steps towards Investing” and learn how you can invest for your future financial life. Bring your questions! Offered in partnership with University of Illinois Extension.

TUESDAY, April 3

DEPOSITING YOUR THESIS
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Lincoln Hall, Room 1027
Preparing your thesis or dissertation for review can seem tricky, but the Thesis Office is here to help! This presentation will guide you step-by-step through the submission process and outline submission requirements and deadlines to make sure you stay on track.

WRITING EFFECTIVE FELLOWSHIP PROPOSALS IN STEM
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Coble Hall, Room 308
STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) students learn how and where to search for funding and the art of proposal writing from Dr. Karen Ruhleder.

WEDNESDAY, April 4

THE IMAGE OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD RECEPTION
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Main Library, Room 220
Research as art? Oh, definitely. Vote for your favorite at this FREE Pop-up Art Exhibit & Awards Reception. You will vote for People's Choice and find out who the judges picked for other prizes. We'll also be announcing the Graduate Student Leadership Award winners.

THURSDAY, April 5

SUSTAINABILITY AND THE PRODUCTIVE LIFE—PURSUING A ‘DEEP WORK’ PRACTICE
9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Coble Hall, Room 304-308
Do you feel constantly stressed and fatigued? Do you wish you had more energy and a stronger sense of purpose? This workshop, which draws on the latest scientific and academic literature on productivity and sustainability, will address these questions and more in the pursuit of finding and sustaining meaningful and effective work practices. All are welcome.

JOB MARKET SUCCESS PANEL
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 9.m., Coble Hall, Room 304-308
What does it take to make it through a job search? How can you best prepare for survival--and even success? Come to this panel to hear from current graduate students and postdocs who have just landed jobs. They'll have stories, advice, and can answer questions you have as you get ready to apply.

WRITING EFFECTIVE FELLOWSHIP PROPOSALS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Coble Hall, Room 308
Humanities and social sciences students learn how and where to search for funding and the art of proposal writing from Dr. Ken Vickery.

GRADMAP: MAKING PLANS IN GRAD SCHOOL
3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Coble Hall, Room 304-308
Where do you want to be in 2019? In GradMAP you’ll make a make a map and learn how to stick to it. From today to someday, start here.

KRANNERT UNCORKED, GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby / Stage 5 / Stage 6
Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, hear live music, and try a new wine. In celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, Krannert Center is partnering with the Graduate College, Students Advising on Graduate Education (SAGE) and Music Graduate Students Association (MUGS) for this week's FREE Uncorked event.

FRIDAY, April 6

GETTING READY FOR NEXT YEAR'S FACULTY JOB SEARCH
Noon - 1:00 p.m., Wohlers Hall, Room 166
In a few short months the academic hiring cycle will begin. The summer before the search is a crucial time to get organized and prepare application materials. Join us for this workshop to get tips on how to make the most of the summer to improve your job search this fall.

UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
7:30 p.m., Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall, $4 STU, UI & YTH
Come hear fellow graduate (and undergraduate) students perform in the premier orchestra at the University of Illinois.

LATIN DANCE NIGHT / NOCHE DE BAILE LATINO
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9:30 p.m., Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby / Stage 5 / Stage 6

Mingle and dance the night away at Krannert Center! Come enjoy a FREE Latin Dance Night in the Krannert Center Lobby, co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina. Celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week with rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean—reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more! Free garage parking. Cash bar available. iVengan a bailar! Please join us!

SATURDAY, April 7

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SKATE
1:30 - 4:00 p.m., Ice Arena
Enjoy a night of skating in the Illinois Ice Arena. FREE skate rental and admissions for University of Illinois graduate students and their families. Bring your i-card.

UI WIND SYMPHONY
7:30 p.m., Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall, $4 STU, UI & YTH
Come hear fellow graduate (and undergraduate) students perform in this world preeminent ensemble, led by conductor Stephen G. Peterson: Paul Dooley's Coast of Dreams; Paul Dooley's Masks and Machines; Steven Bryant's Nothing Gold Can Stay, and John Mackey's The Frozen Cathedral.