Category: Share with Students


You are all invited to stop by the L@S GANAS Office Warming Party and Open House.

Thursday, August 31st
3 – 5 pm
Suite 2190 Student Services Building

Please come visit our new space, meet the L@s GANAS staff, and learn more about our program.

We will have snacks.

Please RSVP at our website: and share this information with anyone you think should be there.


Thank you!

Veronica I. Arreola

Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science UIC Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program
1200 W. Harrison Street, Suite 2190 SSB (MC 359)

Phone: 312-355-3160
www: HSI.UIC.EDU<>


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: AHS 304 Human Sexuality and Health Science – a new elective course open to all colleges!

Need an interesting elective? Take AHS 304: Human Sexuality and Health Science this fall!


AHS 304: Human Sexuality and Health Science
3 Credit Hour, CRNs 40739 and 41150
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 am-10:45 am
Instructors: Demetra John, PT, PhD and Katja Tetzlaff, MS

The course goals include:

  • Providing an introduction to gender, sex, and sexuality and their impact on health
  • Exploring the diversity of bodies, experiences, and identities without judgement
  • Understanding the biological, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of gender, sex, and sexuality

Sexuality is part of health. Beginning with conception and ending with old age, this course provides a foundation for how gender, sex, and sexuality, including behaviors and identities, develop and change over the lifespan with a focus on how these characteristics affect health and care. Normalizing natural human diversity is central to the course. Students will be exposed to historical and sociocultural perspectives to add both clarity and complexity. While the course is useful for the professional development of all health sciences’ students, it also encourages personal growth and exploration. This discussion-driven course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-10:45am in Lecture Center A on East Campus. AHS 304 is recommended to Junior and Senior students, though Freshman and Sophomore students can request permission.


Interested students may direct questions to Katja Tetzlaff at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Information – join us and share with your students!

Hello UIC Colleagues!

We had a great day for Move-In and Commuter Connection Day! Please feel free to review the Weeks of Welcome website for many programs and events.  Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a campus-wide series of events designed to welcome both new first-year, transfer and graduate students to UIC, as well as to welcome back returning students. The calendar of events spans the first few weeks from August 23-September 29th.  It provides a variety of options for new students from which they may choose. Programs of personal interest; skills and involvement; social events; and activities planned by academic units, student service departments and student organizations are represented during WOW. Please post on social media and use #UICWow. Below are some upcoming events!

  • Student Organization Conference
  • Flames after Dark
  • Flames Friday
  • Back to School Tailgate
  • Weeks of Welcome Service Project
  • Flames in the City: Pentatonix
  • Meet the Greeks
  • RecFest
  • Involvement Fairs featuring the Major & Minor Block Party; Leadership & Volunteer Expo
  • Spark in the Park
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life Recruitment
  • Diversity Career Fairs

October 2017:

  • Revelry Carnival
  • Family Weekend
  • Wild n’ Out with Nick Cannon

You can get event details in various ways:

As a way to increase school spirit, we have created UIC wallpaper images for your desktop/mobile devices.  Please feel free to share and download them:

Let’s get fired up!


R. Joy Vergara, M. Ed
Executive Director
Student Affairs | Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
University of Illinois at Chicago
750 S. Halsted Street, Ste 340
Student Center East
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 413-5070

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Apply to the UIC L@s GANAS Research Fellowship!



Looking for a paid opportunity to gain research experience? UIC’s new Research Fellowship through the L@s GANAS Office provides hands on research opportunities in the STEM fields. You might also qualify to earn up to $5,000 per year as part of the Research Fellowship stipend.

The L@s GANAS Research Fellowship gives you the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with UIC Faculty members;
  • Connect with the larger UIC research community;
  • Receive funding for research presentations outside of UIC;
  • Participate in semester-long Science Leadership Workshop in the fall prior to engaging in research projects.

Don’t lose out on this opportunity! Apply soon – space is limited and applicants are accepted on a rolling admissions process.

Apply to the L@s GANAS Research Fellowship Now

Veronica Arreola

Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science (L@s GANAS)

P.S. Feel free to reach me at 312-355-3160, email us at, or stop by our office in Room 2190 at the Student Service Building (M-F, 9am-5pm).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Global Asian Studies courses for students!

Global Asian Studies invites you to encourage students to consider our Fall course line up. For more information, please contact the instructor directly.  In particular, we invite advisors to promote these two courses where seats are still available!

-GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement where students can learn more about our vibrant Chicago community organizations and potentially explore internship opportunities in the future! A flyer is attached. GenEd course.

-GLAS/ANTH 224:  a new course on the Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia! A flyer is attached.


*GenEd Courses

GLAS 105: Asian American Identities, Cultures, and Communities

This one-credit seminar is part of the Asian American Mentor Program for incoming new first-year and transfer students.

Students should apply here to join AAMP and receive enrollment permission for GLAS 105:

Instructor approval required. Contact:

Karen Su, T 3:30–4:20, CRN 40130
Karen Su, W 1:00-1:50, CRN 40131
Karen Su, R 12:30–1:20, CRN 4012
Karen Su, F 11:00–11:50, CRN 40127

*GLAS 210: Asian American Histories
Michael Jin, TR 2:00–3:15, CRN 40905; contact

GLAS 224/ANTH 224: Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia
Mitch Hendrickson, TR 9:30–10:45, CRN 41509 & 41510; contact

*GLAS 230: Cultural Politics of Asian American Food
Anna Guevarra, M 3:00-5:45, CRN 40125; contact:

*GLAS 231/POLS 231: Introduction to Chinese Politics
Yue Zhang, TR 3:30-4:45, CRN 40034; contact:

*GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement
Radha Modi, MWF 2:00–2:50, CRN 40906; contact

*GLAS 271/HIST 271: Late Imperial China
Laura Hostetler, MWF 10:00–10:50, CRN 40081 & 40082
Laura Hostetler, MW 10:00-10:50, CRN 40081 & F 11:00-11:50, CRN 40083; contact:

*GLAS 275/HIST 275: History of South Asian to 1857
Rama Mantena, T 11:00-12:15, CRN 40032 & 40033; contact:

*GLAS 279: South Asian Cultures and Societies
Gayatri Reddy, M 3:30–6:15, CRN 40022; contact gayatri@uic.du

GLAS 328/ENGL 328: Asian American Literature
Department approval required.
Mark Chiang, MWF 10:00–10:50, CRN 40027; contact

GLAS 471/AH 471: Topics in Asian Art and Architecture
Catherine Becker, R 5:00–7:45, CRN 40019 (undergraduate)
or 40020 (graduate); contact

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: REMINDER – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation on 8-27-17 – SAVE THE DATE!

REMINDER – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation

In order to positively impact the success and first year experience of our new students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, faculty and staff are encouraged to be a part of the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in welcoming the new UIC Class of 2021!

Date:  Sunday, August 27th

Time: Check in at 2:30

Location: Check in at the Pavilion Parking Lot to line up for the processional, which begins at 3:00 p.m.

Dress for the event is casual. Please wear UIC colors.
Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic

The Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in the SRC Autocourt for food, fun, and games while we continue to welcome UIC’s new students.

For more information visit the 2017 Convocation Website at –


NETWORKING EVENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: FLAMES FLIX “Kong Skull Island” movie on the East Lawn next Thursday, July 20th! Join us!

Do you like free movies in the park? Join us for Flames Flix!

Then don’t miss out on UIC’s free outdoor movie night on Thursday, July 20th!

Recent hit “Kong: Skull Island” will be featured on a massive screen on University Hall’s East Lawn. Come relax with friends and take a break from your summer work and summer studies. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome.

• Seating begins at 8pm and the movie begins at dusk.
• The first 400 people to show their i-card will receive a free blanket!
• We’ll also have free popcorn and water while supplies last.

Looking for something to do between 5:00 and 8:30? Let Joey ( know and we’ll get a group to gather for some fun at one of our local establishments…what better way to follow up on game and trivia fun from the night before than a nice, relaxing evening and movie?

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CUPPA Courses for Fall 2017

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs has open courses for this Fall 2017:

Public Policy Courses

Urban Studies Courses

Download and share the flyers with your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College starting next Monday 6/26 – registration continues through this week!

Summer College begins next week on Monday, June 26th! Please continue to encourage registration this week for eligible students!

Students eligible for Summer College programs can access their possible programs and register in their my.UIC portal.

Detailed information on all of the programs is available on

If you have students you know who are waiting to complete placement tests, please continue to encourage them to complete tests this week so they could do Summer Enrichment programs if they place in developmental courses!

There is also an advising packet for Summer College available in the Advising Resources for further information including:

Summer College Programs Student Handout
Summer Enrichment Workshops Advising Information
2017 PEP College Advisors’ Handbook
Summer Enrichment Writing and ENGL 159 Co-Requisite Chart
ALEKS Math Placement Information
Summer College Chemistry FAQ’s for Student Orientation Leaders


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Fall 2017 Art courses open to non-Art majors

We are looking for more students to enroll in the following Art studio courses:

ART 250 – Topics in New Media Arts: Intermediate (Processing for Artists) — T/ Th 1-3:40pm
Computer programming impacts all aspects of contemporary visual culture. This course provides an introduction to programming for anyone interested in generating art through code. Being able to understand and write code offers students new ways of creating images, sounds, and visual systems. The course also offers an introduction to contemporary web development including HTML5, CSS3, and Processing(.js) (No prior programming experience required.)

ART 350/ 480 – Advanced Topics in New Media Arts – DIGITAL FABRICATION — T / Th 9-11:40am
This course offers a comprehensive exploration of rapid prototyping as it applies to the creation of new media art works from concept development to execution. Students with a variety of interests and skill levels are introduced to art historical and contemporary artworks that incorporate technology. Students are also taught fundamental skills in computer programming, electronics and digital fabrication, including laser cutting, 3d printing and CNC milling/routing. Through self-directed research, class discussions and critiques, students will develop plans for a final project to be completed by the end of the semester using the concepts and skills learned to augment the student’s own practice.

ART 360 Topics in Photo II – T/Th 9-11:40 AM
Direct experience and related readings investigate innovations and major directions in contemporary photography. The instructor directs in-depth focus regarding a specific topic or emphasis. Extensive computer use required. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Prerequisite(s): ART 260; and junior standing or above; and consent of instructor.

ART 454 – 3D Space I: Modeling — M / W 1-3:40pm
This course provides an introduction to 3D modeling. Students will develop a multi-purpose skill set that may be used for innovative content creation in filmic animation and compositing, pre-visualization of sculptural installations and design objects, biomedical visualization, virtual world design, and other cross-media explorations. Techniques for 3D object modeling, environment construction and set design, surface texturing, lighting, image rendering, and visualizations of 3D data are explored.

Students should contact Amanda Grant at for departmental approval.