Open House

February 8-10, 2018

Organizers and Contacts:
Rachel Gonzalez, Open House Co-Chair, 847-345-1877,
Coltan Parker, Open House Co-Chair, 630-947-9782,
Asha (Joanne) Fil, Open House Co-Chair, 630-347-9707,
Sam Beshers, Program Coordinator, 217-333-4971, 217-390-3279,
John Coppess, Special Agent, 217-417-0331,
Stephanie Pregent, Neuroscience Administrative Assistant, 217-244-9838,

All Program Events -- everyone welcome
   Reception and Poster Session, Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Beckman Atrium
   Banquet, Friday 6:00 - 9:30 PM, Alice Campbell Alumni Center
     (RSVP and menu choice required -- see Event RSVP)

Full details of the Open House, including schedule, visitor information, travel, and interview schedules may be found here (login required).

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Arrivals, individually scheduled
6:00 - 11:00 PM Informal welcome for visiting applicants at Murphy's Pub
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Interviews and lab visits with faculty throughout the day, scheduled on an individual basis
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pick up folders on arrival.
10:30 AM Coffee break, Beckman 1005
11:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch in Beckman 1005
12:30 - 1:00 PM (during lunch) Information session with Program Coordinator Sam Beshers, Beckman 1005
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception and poster session, Beckman Atrium
Poster session 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Buffet dinner served 5:30 - 6:30 (you can eat and visit posters at the same time!)
(note: Beckman doors locked after 7:00 PM.)
8:00 PM - ? Informal socializing of applicants and current students
Friday, February 9, 2018
Interviews and lab visits with faculty throughout the day, scheduled on an individual basis
8:00 AM Breakfast, Beckman 1005
10:30 AM Coffee break, Beckman 1005
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch, Beckman 1005
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Question and answer session with Program Director Martha Gillette, Beckman 1005
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cocktails, Alice Campbell Alumni Center
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Banquet, Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Entrees (must be chosen in advance; see Event RSVP):

Beef Filet with a Green Peppercorn, Brandy, Leek and Mushroom Sauce
Sweet and Spicy Seared Tuna topped with Bok Choy, Snow Pea and Ginger Laced Slaw
Stuffffffed Cabbage with Cracked Wheat, Dried Apricots, Pine Nuts, Roasted Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Cheese topped with a Light Bleu Cheese Sauce
8:30 PM After dinner talk:    
Hee Jung Chung, Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
"The journey to neuroscience at UIUC: ion channels and epilepsy"
10:00 PM - ? Student-hosted party. Directions and transportation will be provided.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
6:00 AM - Departures
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Brunch, Beckman Atrium, for those not yet traveling
12:00 PM Open House officially closes