Monthly archives: September, 2015

UARC Daily News: Did you hear the news? We have a new Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research.

If you haven’t yet seen today’s massmail, we suggest reading it! The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs is pleased to announce that we have a new director of the Office of Undergraduate Research – Professor Sara Hall.

For your review, below is the message we received today from Vice Provost Emanuel Pollack:


Dear Colleagues:

I’m delighted to announce that Sara Hall has been appointed Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) effective August 16, 2015. The Office is an integral part of the Center for Student Success Initiatives with undergraduate research being a high impact practice affecting student success.

Professor Hall is associate professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, where she has been instrumental in furthering the involvement of students and faculty in faculty-directed research. In her home department, she supervised numerous Writing in the Disciplines students, independent studies, LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative projects, senior theses, and Honors College capstones. She has supported several student applications for research-focused post-baccalaureate fellowships, such as those funded by the Fulbright Foundation. She also inaugurated an undergraduate poster session and competition as part of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics annual interdisciplinary conference. She was the recipient of the 2004 UIC Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Teaching Recognition Program Award and is concurrently chair of the minor in Moving Image Arts.

*From 2011 through the summer of 2015, Professor Hall was also an associate dean in the UIC Honors College, where she accomplished a great deal to promote undergraduate research, including spearheading the creation of the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal, a student-run open-access publication featuring groundbreaking undergraduate work from UIC students. She also was instrumental in recruiting as many as thirty new Honors College faculty fellows per year to mentor an increasingly large and diverse student body in the Honors College.

In her new capacity as Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Professor Hall will be reaching out to faculty across campus to promote undergraduate research and assist faculty as they develop strategies for involving students in their work. Please see the OUR website at undergradresearch.uic.edu for more information, to ask questions, or to provide feedback.

Professor Hall is the first faculty director of the OUR. The Office had been led by Dr. Aginah Muhammad, who administered the popular and successful Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award, coordinated “Posters under the Dome,” an event recognizing excellence in undergraduate research held at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, and directed other initiatives supporting undergraduate scholars. She now takes on new responsibilities as Director of the Office of First-Year Initiatives. I thank Dr. Muhammad for all she has done to encourage undergraduate research at UIC.

Emanuel Pollack
Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs


 


UARC Daily News: Do you have news to share with us? We want to feature you.

Did you see our recent announcement about AAAN’s Ashley Stone’s upcoming presentations at NASPA Regional, or Freedom Nguyen’s article in Academic Advising Today with NACADA?

In case you didn’t – you need to see their work! But we know there are many members of our community who are doing presentations, chairing committees, and contributing in our community so please let us know your news.

Great work advisors! Keep it up!


Advising Weekly Updates 9-18-15

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – UARC Brown Bag Follow-Up to NACADA Webinar “Advising Needs of UIC’s First Generation Students” THIS WEDNESDAY (9-23-15)2. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Fall Events Information – Diversity Career Fair is Wednesday, September 23rd.

3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – UARC Brown Bag Discussion – The Disability Resource Center Answers Advisors’ Questions on 9-29-15

4. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: NEW! ACE offers “Strategies for Success in COMM 100”

5. SHARE WITH STUDENTS/FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Nominations being accepted until 10-2-15

6. FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: New minor in Chinese is available for students.

7. UARC REQUEST: Are you going to NACADA’s upcoming Annual Conference? Let other UIC attendees know!

8. Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements

9. UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – UARC Brown Bag Follow-Up to NACADA Webinar “Advising Needs of UIC’s First Generation Students” THIS WEDNESDAY (9-23-15)

 

Were you able to view the NACADA Webinar from last Wednesday “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share Their Experiences”?

If not, you can view the recording through October 16th at the September 16 Webinar Recording link.
You can also access the handouts from the webinar at September 16 Events Handouts.

Join us for a campus-based discussion about advising first generation students at UIC.

The framing question of our discussion: “What are the advising needs of UIC’s first generation students? What are we currently doing on campus to meet those needs?”

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2550 UH

RSVP is available, but please feel free to join us if even if you haven’t RSVP’ed. RSVP’s requested by the end of Tuesday, September 22nd.

There will also be other events coming up related to advising UIC’s first generation students. We’ll keep you posted!

 

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Fall Events Information – Diversity Career Fair is Wednesday, September 23rd.

 

The Office of Career Services wants to highlight some of their fall programs for you to share with your students:

Career Connections

Diversity Career Fair:
Wed, Sept 23rd, 10:00am-2:30pm, UIC Forum

Meet face-to-face with a diverse group of company representatives from various industries -over 140 expected. Click here for the list. Students are encouraged to click here or stop by for advice in advance.

Grad School Fair:
Thurs, Oct 1st, 3:00pm-7:00pm, UIC Forum

A free informational event for those interested in exploring various grad school options. Over 200 schools representing Masters/PhD programs nationwide present to provide information and answer questions. For a list of registered programs and to RSVP, visit http://go.uic.edu/gradfair.

Mock Interview Day:
Fri, Oct 2nd (Deadline to Apply: This Fri, Sept 18th), SSB 3050

Valuable real-world, but pressure-free interview practice with employers and career professionals. Sign up on UICcareers.com with key word “MOCK” under the advanced search “ALL INTERVIEWS” tab.  View this video to learn about the benefits of participating.

SLOTS AVAILABLE for:

  • Entry-Level Microbiologist (Pace Analytical)
  • Public Health Analyst (RTI International)
  • Art/Design Assistant (International Children’s Media Center)
  • Arts Coordinator (Hubbard Street Dance Company)
  • Business Communications Consultant (Sears Holdings Corporation)
  • Designer (Illustria)
  • Sales Representative (Total Quality Logistics)
  • Retail Sales Representative (Verizon)

 

Career Exploration

iFit:
Sept 30th Interest Session, 3:00-3:30pm (multiple Fall sessions), SSB 3050

A supportive and educational 4-session group for assistance in connecting strengths & interests to UIC majors and career options. More info at http://ifit.uic.edu.

Choosing a Major:
Oct 14th, 3:00-4:30pm, Daley Library 1-470

An interactive 1.5-hour session supporting undecided or exploring students by asking important questions and offering valuable resources to aid in career decision-making. Co-facilitated by Career Services and LAS Advising.  Registration: http://go.uic.edu/choosingamajor.

One-on-one Appointments:
Ongoing, M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm, SSB 3050

Tailored and personalized 50-minute sessions with a career counselor to guide and support students through the process of identity development and belonging. Call 312.996.2300 to schedule.

 

Career Services has many additional programs, which can be viewed on their online calendar at http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/3702.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – UARC Brown Bag Discussion – The Disability Resource Center Answers Advisors’ Questions on 9-29-15

 

You asked and UARC listened…UIC advisors have wanted a chance to learn more about the Disability Resource Center and referring students.

Please join us for a great opportunity to talk with Roxana Stupp and Sara Vogt from the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Get your questions answered, talk about how to refer students and the services offered.

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Location: 2550 UH
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We will have light refreshments available.

Please RSVP by the end of Monday, September 28th at http://go.uic.edu/uarcbrownbagrsvp.

 

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: NEW! ACE offers “Strategies for Success in COMM 100”

 

The Academic Center for Excellence would like you to know about a new program to share with your students. Download the flyer and see below for details you can send students:

Attention COMM 100 students!

Preparing for your COMM 100 speech?  Not sure how to start?
NEW! COMM 100 – Strategies for Success in COMM 100.

WHEN: Runs September 28  through November 6
Come on Mondays or Fridays, from 12-1 pm.
WHERE: Located at the Academic Center for Excellence, 2nd Floor SSB

Lunch will be provided.

Register online at ace.uic.edu.

 

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS/FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Nominations being accepted until 10-2-15

 

The Office of Special Scholarship Programs invites you to nominate students:Greetings!
Each year, every four-year degree-granting higher education institution in Illinois chooses ONE senior to receive the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy. Laureates are honored for their leadership, overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities, and service in pursuit of the betterment of humanity.  Nominations are due by Friday, October 2.

As a faculty/staff member I invite you to nominate one or more graduating seniors who have demonstrated these qualities. Students may also self-nominate. All applications require at least one letter of nomination along with a short essay from the students and a resume.  If you would like to nominate a student, please notify him/her and request that the student visit this website https://uic.academicworks.com/opportunities/1709
and respond to the questions asked as well as upload YOUR name and email address. You will then receive an email message asking you to upload your letter.  Student and faculty information must be entered and uploaded by Friday, October 2.

The UIC Lincoln Student Laureate will be invited and required to attend a ceremony on November 7, 2015 in the House of Representatives of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Each of the Student Laureates will receive a Lincoln Academy Medallion and a financial award of $1000.

To be considered applicants must apply by Friday, October 2, 2015. Please direct any questions to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu

 

 

 

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: New minor in Chinese is available for students.

 

There is a new minor in Chinese available for students.You can download more information for interested students.

For more information contact:
Kat Aldag (General Advisor) (kaldag@uic.edu; 312.996.5217) for Minor paperwork.
Xuehua Xiang (Program Director) (xxiang@uic.edu); 312.996.5588) for course advising.

 

 

 

UARC REQUEST: Are you going to NACADA’s upcoming Annual Conference? Let other UIC attendees know!

 

It’s that time again – NACADA is hosting its annual conference in a few weeks!Just as it’s getting cool outside in Chicago, some members of our advising community are heading out to warmer weather for a great experience in advising – NACADA 39th Annual Conference – What Happens in Advising Stays with Students being hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada October 4th through the 7th.

Are you attending? Other UIC advisors and staff will be going and UARC wants to connect you!

Please let us know by Friday, October 2nd if you will be going to Las Vegas so that we can ensure that others know you’ll be there. Strategizing about sessions is a great way to maximize conference attendance with an agenda as packed as this one!

You can let UARC know by emailing Joey Volpe at jvolpe@uic.edu.

 

 

Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements

 

Did you miss announcements from the past few weeks? Take a look below…

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UARC Sponsored events – RSVP still available for next documentary viewing (9/15) and NACADA Webinar “Advising Needs of First Generation Students” on 9/16UPCOMING EVENT, SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Have you visited yet? Two open houses hosted this week – AAAN and AARCC!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Financial Literacy Resources for Advisors

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NRC’s 22nd National Conference on Students in Transition Early Bird Deadline is September 23rd.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V First Annual Academic Advising Awards nominations now open until November 1

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: ACE’s Academic Achievement Program for Students on Probation is currently available!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: First Tuesday/Thursday Topics Common Reading on Thursday, September 24th – mark your calendar!

 

Advising Weekly Updates Announcement/Event guidelines and submission web form available.

 

The UARC Weekly Update Subcommittee is pleased to provide you with an easier way to submit your news/announcements and upcoming events so that UARC can share them with advisors. UARC Advising Weekly Updates will normally be sent on Fridays each week (although more frequently if the need allows), so please keep that in mind as you plan to advertise your events or share your news with the advising community. To submit an update, please use the UARC Weekly Update Request web form at http://go.uic.edu/uarcweeklyupdaterequest. Please direct questions to either Nick Ardinger (ardinger@uic.edu) or Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu). 

UARC REQUEST: Are you going to NACADA’s upcoming Annual Conference? Let other UIC attendees know!

It’s that time again – NACADA is hosting its annual conference in a few weeks!

Just as it’s getting cool outside in Chicago, some members of our advising community are heading out to warmer weather for a great experience in advising – NACADA 39th Annual Conference – What Happens in Advising Stays with Students being hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada October 4th through the 7th.

Are you attending? Other UIC advisors and staff will be going and UARC wants to connect you!

Please let us know by Friday, October 2nd if you will be going to Las Vegas so that we can ensure that others know you’ll be there. Strategizing about sessions is a great way to maximize conference attendance with an agenda as packed as this one!

You can let UARC know by emailing Joey Volpe at jvolpe@uic.edu.

 


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: New minor in Chinese is available for students.

There is a new minor in Chinese available for students.

You can download more information for interested students.

For more information contact:
Kat Aldag (General Advisor) (kaldag@uic.edu; 312.996.5217) for Minor paperwork.
Xuehua Xiang (Program Director) (xxiang@uic.edu); 312.996.5588) for course advising.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS/FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Nominations being accepted until 10-2-15

The Office of Special Scholarship Programs invites you to nominate students:

Greetings!
Each year, every four-year degree-granting higher education institution in Illinois chooses ONE senior to receive the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy. Laureates are honored for their leadership, overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities, and service in pursuit of the betterment of humanity.  Nominations are due by Friday, October 2.

As a faculty/staff member I invite you to nominate one or more graduating seniors who have demonstrated these qualities. Students may also self-nominate. All applications require at least one letter of nomination along with a short essay from the students and a resume.  If you would like to nominate a student, please notify him/her and request that the student visit this website https://uic.academicworks.com/opportunities/1709
and respond to the questions asked as well as upload YOUR name and email address. You will then receive an email message asking you to upload your letter.  Student and faculty information must be entered and uploaded by Friday, October 2.

The UIC Lincoln Student Laureate will be invited and required to attend a ceremony on November 7, 2015 in the House of Representatives of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Each of the Student Laureates will receive a Lincoln Academy Medallion and a financial award of $1000.

To be considered applicants must apply by Friday, October 2, 2015. Please direct any questions to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: NEW! ACE offers “Strategies for Success in COMM 100”

The Academic Center for Excellence would like you to know about a new program to share with your students. Download the flyer and see below for details you can send students:

Attention COMM 100 students!

Preparing for your COMM 100 speech?  Not sure how to start?
NEW! COMM 100 – Strategies for Success in COMM 100.

WHEN: Runs September 28  through November 6
Come on Mondays or Fridays, from 12-1 pm.
WHERE: Located at the Academic Center for Excellence, 2nd Floor SSB

Lunch will be provided.

Register online at ace.uic.edu.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Fall Events Information – Diversity Career Fair is Wednesday, September 23rd.

The Office of Career Services wants to highlight some of their fall programs for you to share with your students:

Career Connections

Diversity Career Fair:
Wed, Sept 23rd, 10:00am-2:30pm, UIC Forum

Meet face-to-face with a diverse group of company representatives from various industries -over 140 expected. Click here for the list. Students are encouraged to click here or stop by for advice in advance.

Grad School Fair:
Thurs, Oct 1st, 3:00pm-7:00pm, UIC Forum

A free informational event for those interested in exploring various grad school options. Over 200 schools representing Masters/PhD programs nationwide present to provide information and answer questions. For a list of registered programs and to RSVP, visit http://go.uic.edu/gradfair.

Mock Interview Day:
Fri, Oct 2nd (Deadline to Apply: This Fri, Sept 18th), SSB 3050

Valuable real-world, but pressure-free interview practice with employers and career professionals. Sign up on UICcareers.com with key word “MOCK” under the advanced search “ALL INTERVIEWS” tab.  View this video to learn about the benefits of participating.

SLOTS AVAILABLE for:

  • Entry-Level Microbiologist (Pace Analytical)
  • Public Health Analyst (RTI International)
  • Art/Design Assistant (International Children’s Media Center)
  • Arts Coordinator (Hubbard Street Dance Company)
  • Business Communications Consultant (Sears Holdings Corporation)
  • Designer (Illustria)
  • Sales Representative (Total Quality Logistics)
  • Retail Sales Representative (Verizon)

 

Career Exploration

iFit:
Sept 30th Interest Session, 3:00-3:30pm (multiple Fall sessions), SSB 3050

A supportive and educational 4-session group for assistance in connecting strengths & interests to UIC majors and career options. More info at http://ifit.uic.edu.

Choosing a Major:
Oct 14th, 3:00-4:30pm, Daley Library 1-470

An interactive 1.5-hour session supporting undecided or exploring students by asking important questions and offering valuable resources to aid in career decision-making. Co-facilitated by Career Services and LAS Advising.  Registration: http://go.uic.edu/choosingamajor.

One-on-one Appointments:
Ongoing, M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm, SSB 3050

Tailored and personalized 50-minute sessions with a career counselor to guide and support students through the process of identity development and belonging. Call 312.996.2300 to schedule.

 

Career Services has many additional programs, which can be viewed on their online calendar at http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/3702.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – UARC Brown Bag Discussion – The Disability Resource Center Answers Advisors’ Questions on 9-29-15

You asked and UARC listened…UIC advisors have wanted a chance to learn more about the Disability Resource Center and referring students.

Please join us for a great opportunity to talk with Roxana Stupp and Sara Vogt from the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Get your questions answered, talk about how to refer students and the services offered.

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Location: 2550 UH
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We will have light refreshments available.

Please RSVP by the end of Monday, September 28th at http://go.uic.edu/uarcbrownbagrsvp.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – UARC Brown Bag Follow-Up to NACADA Webinar “Advising Needs of UIC’s First Generation Students” THIS WEDNESDAY (9-23-15)

Were you able to view the NACADA Webinar from last Wednesday “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share Their Experiences”?

If not, you can view the recording through October 16th at the September 16 Webinar Recording link.
You can also access the handouts from the webinar at September 16 Events Handouts.

Join us for a campus-based discussion about advising first generation students at UIC.

The framing question of our discussion: “What are the advising needs of UIC’s first generation students? What are we currently doing on campus to meet those needs?”

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2550 UH

RSVP is available, but please feel free to join us if even if you haven’t RSVP’ed. RSVP’s requested by the end of Tuesday, September 22nd.

There will also be other events coming up related to advising UIC’s first generation students. We’ll keep you posted!