News and Events

Wed, 11/11/2015

An Illinois PSM representative will be available in the ACES Library Lobby to discuss and answer questions about the Illinois PSM program during upcoming drop in hours.  Please stop by to learn more about the current program offering.

- November 12, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

- November 19, 12:00 pm  - 1:30 pm

- December 1, 12:00 pm  - 1:30 pm

December 7, 12:00 pm  - 1:30 pm

Fri, 10/09/2015

Fall Information Sessions are scheduled for October 20th and November 12th!  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, speak with faculty, and meet with current Illinois PSM students!

You can RSVP here!

Mon, 09/14/2015

Current Illinois PSM students will showcase their accomplishments from their summer internships on October 7, 2015 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the ACES Library Heritage room.  Please RSVP by October 2nd to (217) 265-5363 or

Mon, 08/31/2015

Illinois PSM would like to officially welcome Dr. Shakil Kashem to the program. He recently joined the Geography and Geographic Information Science (GGIS) staff as a Teaching Assistant Professor.  Shakil also advises the PSM students in our new Geographic Information Science program. Prior to joining the GGIS faculty, Shakil was a PhD student at Illinois in Urban Planning where he taught the introductory GIS course in Urban Planning.  Dr. Kashem currently uses GIS and spatial methods in his research on environmental justice and sociospatial inequalites in vulnerability to natural hazards.

To learn more about Dr. Kashem's research, please visit his website.


Tue, 06/02/2015

Kickoff for your Illinois PSM experience with Orientation. You'll meet with your peers, faculty members, and others. Orientation is informative and social -- the principal goals are for you to meet and begin working with your Illinois PSM colleagues, to understand the necessary transition to graduate-level study, learn about internship options and processes, and to start exploring the wealth of learning opportunities available to you at Illinois.

Orientation is Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room (first floor) of the College of ACES Library [maps: onlineprintable (PDF)]. 

Lunch will be provided, as well as a light breakfast. Attire: Business casual, preferred.

For more information please visit the New Student Orientation page!