Category: Upcoming Events

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: African American Academic Network (AAAN) Open House – this Wednesday 10/25!

The African American Academic Network invites you to our Open House

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00AM–4:00PM
Student Services Building
Suite 2800

Meet our staff and student leaders to learn about our services, programs and upcoming events. Our Open House will be filled with activities that promotes community and academic success.

The first 100 students in attendance will receive a complimentary, Midterm Survival Kit. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, October 23rd here.

Thank you and we look forward to your attendance.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Join us for DACA Discussions (East Campus – 10/24 and West Campus – 10/25)!

The Provost’s Taskforce for Immigration Issues is presenting DACA Discussions – two forums during the Week of October 23rd. Download and share the flyer!

This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to learn what DACA is and how the DACA rescission will impact our campus.

UIC experts on the legal, psychological, and financial effects of DACA’s termination will explain what we can expect next and provide advice on best practices to support affected students, staff, and patients.

Please join us and bring questions.

Each forum will feature a panel of presenters with different expertise. Q & A will follow.

EAST CAMPUS:
Tuesday, October 24th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
302 Student Center East (SCE)

WEST CAMPUS:
Wednesday, October 25th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 158 (1st Floor Auditorium)
College of Nursing

List refreshments will be served.

Forums can be viewed live using the following links:

Tuesday, October 24:

Wednesday, October 25:


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Join the ARABAMCC for next week’s events (10/24 and 10/26)!

Dear Advisors:

Please share these upcoming events with your students (organized and co-sponsored by the Arab American Cultural Center).

Resisting Surveillance October 24, 6-8

Suspicious Activity Reports. Countering Violent Extremism. CPD’s Gang Database. Fusion Centers.

Hear from organizers with the Arab American Action Network, Black Youth Project 100 and more speak about surveillance in Chicago and how communities are resisting.

October 24, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1344 S. Halsted

Questions? DSouthorn@afsc.org


Arab Game Show Night October 26, 4:30-7:00

ARABAMCC PRESENTS: Layali Al Fan (Art Nights)

October 26, 2017
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Arab American Cultural Center
Stevenson Hall Room 111

Come join us for a fun night of elimination games, challenges, contests, and more! Teams will be formed at the event. Don’t miss the chance to join the challenge and win a prize! Refreshments will be served.


SHARE WITH STUDENTs: Events TONIGHT and next week sponsored by ARABAMCC (10/19, 10/24, and 10/26)

Dear Advisors:

Please share these upcoming events with your students (organized and co-sponsored by the Arab American Cultural Center).

The Targeted Other (Japanese American and Arab American Solidarity), October 19, 7-9:00

During WWII, Japanese Americans were targeted for wholesale incarceration and racial discrimination in the name of national security. Now Arab, Muslim, and South Asian Americans are being similarly persecuted and excluded from the definition of what it means to be “American.” Join this discussion with the Japanese American Service CommitteeChicago Japanese American Historical Society and Arab American Action Network, in collaboration with UIC, to hear personal stories of how individuals from these communities experienced or are currently living in a society where one’s own culture makes them a target for hatred.

This program is a part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s Inherit Chicago. Inherit Chicago is a city-wide festival of art, ideas and performance at neighborhood heritage musuems and cultural centers. Head to InheritChicago.org for a full list of events!

Additional co-sponsors include UIC Arab American Cultural Center, UIC Asian American Resource & Cultural Center, UIC Global Asian Studies Program and The Kansha Project.

To register for this FREE Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-targeted-other-shared-experience-of-japanese-and-arab-americans-tickets-36560438255

LOCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East
750 South Halsted St
Room 302
Chicago, IL 60607
FREE ADMISSION!


Resisting Surveillance October 24, 6-8

Suspicious Activity Reports. Countering Violent Extremism. CPD’s Gang Database. Fusion Centers.

Hear from organizers with the Arab American Action Network, Black Youth Project 100 and more speak about surveillance in Chicago and how communities are resisting.

October 24, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1344 S. Halsted

Questions? DSouthorn@afsc.org


Arab Game Show Night October 26, 4:30-7:00

ARABAMCC PRESENTS: Layali Al Fan (Art Nights)

October 26, 2017
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Arab American Cultural Center
Stevenson Hall Room 111

Come join us for a fun night of elimination games, challenges, contests, and more! Teams will be formed at the event. Don’t miss the chance to join the challenge and win a prize! Refreshments will be served.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: L@S GANAS Open House on 8/31!

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: https://hsi.uic.edu/events/office-warming-party/ and share this information with anyone you think should be there.

 

Thank you!

Veronica I. Arreola

Director
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<https://hsi.uic.edu/>

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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: https://uofi.box.com/s/mq93xll2r2s7cdbgu0c7a5fgm9yrrecn

Let’s get fired up!

Joy

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

RVergara@uic.edu


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ moved to Thursday August 31st (Week 1)! Join us!

Are you ready for our Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ? We had so much fun the past two years we’re doing it again! Due to some conflicting events, we’ve moved our date to the Thursday of Week 1 because what better way to say we’ve survived than to barbecue together!

Join us as our advisors show off their cooking skills and let us know if you want to show off yours!

Date:  Thursday, August 31st

Location: Ph.D. Pub (South Campus)

When:  5:00 p.m. (or a bit earlier if you are ready to come earlier)

RSVP:  http://go.uic.edu/oadbbqrsvp

We’ll be celebrating the kick off of the new 2017 – 2018 year and ending our summer together! It will be a great way to kick off our new year!

Email Joey if you want to help plan the event!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SAVE THE DATES – OAD’s Fall 2017 Events including Advising Summit (10/6), OAD Networking Event (10/6); TT Common Readings and NACADA Webinars!

We are looking forward to a great year with a number of events! The full Fall 2017 calendar is coming soon and will be updated regularly. We’re securing dates for brown bags/coffee talks and other activities are being organized and added.

Here’s a preview of what we’re planning so please SAVE THE DATES:

Advisors’ End of Summer/New Year Kick-Off BBQThursday, August 24th at 5:00 p.m. at Ph.D. Pub

TT Advisor Common ReadingsTuesday, September 19th on Faculty Relationships

ILACADA Drive-In Conference (OAD Transportation Provided) – Friday, September 22nd (Northern Illinois University) – we’re leaving early in the morning and providing transportation!

Advising Summit **NEW TIME** – Friday, October 6th – LUNCH (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and then Summit (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) – we’re following Summit up with a networking event so you can continue conversations!

Fall Colors Networking EventFriday, October 6th – we’ll be at a local establishment after Advising Summit so you can continue your conversations and network. More details soon!

TT Advisor Common Readings – Tuesday, October 17th on Undeclared Students

TT Advisor Common Readings Thursday, November 16th on Testing Culture

NACADA Webinar – Monday, December 18th on “Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model” – (Viewing Recording)

For more information contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) and watch for the 2017 – 2018 Events for Advisors coming the first week of August!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Goes to the Movies in Millennium Park for “Hidden Figures” on August 15th – RSVP available!

Did you miss Trivia and Game Night? You missed a lot of fun. And the OAD team won the trivia contest…so you should join us next time!

If you missed it, there’s still time to connect with your fellow advisors and spend some quality time! Our next event will be a visit to Millennium Park for the award winning movie Hidden Figures. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, August 15th
Location: Millennium Park
Time: 5:00 p.m. if leaving UIC with us; 6:30 if you’re meeting us at Millennium Park

RSVP to let us know you’re planning on coming!

We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 p.m. and head over to get seats on the lawn – and enjoy watching the film with some great snacks and refreshments! We hope you can join us!


About the Film: The three-time Oscar Award-nominated film about the incredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains in the historic launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Air and Water Show, happening August 19 and 20.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: SAVE THE DATE for OAD’s Third Annual BBQ on Thursday 8/24!

Are you ready for our Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ? We had so much fun the past two years we’re doing it again!

Join us as our advisors show off their cooking skills and let us know if you want to show off yours!

Date:  Thursday, August 24th

Location: Ph.D. Pub (South Campus)

When:  5:00 p.m. (or a bit earlier if you are ready to come earlier)

We’ll be celebrating the kick off of the new 2017 – 2018 year and ending our summer together! It will be a great way to kick off our new year!

Watch for the RSVP over the next few weeks and email Joey if you want to help plan the event!