SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS Intercollege Transfer Fall 2017 Info Sessions

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be hosting ICT information sessions for current students interested in transferring to LAS for the spring 2018 semester.

Students must register for an information session in order to meet with an academic advisor. Links for registering can be found at The deadline to apply for spring 2018 admission is Friday, December 15, 2017.

The dates and times for ICT info sessions are:

Wednesday, October 11th, 1-2pm
Thursday, October 19th, 3-4 pm
Monday, October 23rd, 10-11 am
Wednesday, November 1st, 11am-12 pm
Monday, November 6th, 1-2 pm
Wednesday, November 15th, 1pm-2 pm
Monday, November 20th, 2-3pm
Wednesday, November 22nd, 1-2 pm
Monday, November 27th, 10-11am
Friday, December 1st, 2-3pm
Monday, December 4th, 1-2pm
Thursday, December 7th, 1-2pm

For questions, please email

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: LAS Fall 2017 Sophomore Success

The LAS Academic Advising Center is excited to inform all campus advisors of our Fall 2017 Sophomore Success advising. In an effort to help our students connect more quickly with their academic departments, or to provide support if they are truly undecided, all LAS sophomores (specifically, students who were new first-year students in Fall 2016) will be required to participate in one of the following in order to register for the Spring 2018 term:

  • Departmental Group Advising
  • Departmental Individual Advising appointment
  • Major Exploration offerings
  • General Individual Advising appointment (if pursuing a “Teaching of” degree or interested in an intercollege transfer out of LAS)

Additional important notes:

  • The Sophomore Success group advising and major exploration offerings schedule is available in the LAS advising portal ( of students for whom it’s required, and takes place during Weeks 3-10. Seats are limited, so students should choose quickly, and reschedule if they’re not able to attend the session for which they have RSVPed.
  • Holds will not be lifted until students have completed one of the above options.
  • Sophomores who are registered for Fall 2017 have already been notified of the Sophomore Success initiative via email from, and may also have been notified via email from their general/assigned advisor, and their departmental advisor(s), if declared in a major.

Please contact Sandi Hall ( if you have any questions. Thank you, in advance, for your support of this effort!

Download this flyer to post in your office on LAS Sophomore Success!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Annual Conference on 9/22 – OAD is sponsoring transportation. Reserve your space!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on September 22nd at Northern Illinois University (NIU). We have two of our advisors presenting, it’s only one day, and it’s close to UIC so you should think about coming!

If you would like to reserve a space for transportation, please complete the RSVP form. If you are interested in attending, but would need funding to attend, please contact Joey Volpe at


This is a reminder that you are personally invited to attend the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference at Northern Illinois University (NIU).  NIU is hosting the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center!  There will also be a networking social on Thursday, September 21st from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for conference participants.  This year’s theme is Advising: The Root of Student Success. This is a great opportunity for you to engage in an exciting professional development experience close to home!
Session titles include: Advise Despite Distractions (ADD); Strategies for a Successful 2to 4 Year Transition Program; Managing Large Scale Change with Minimal Casualties; Addressing the Unique Needs of College Student Military Veterans; How Frameworks of Campus Ecology Can Inform your Advising Space; Undocumented Students’ Academic Success: Challenges and Opportunities; Strong Roots, Strong Branches: Nurturing Generational Diversity in the Advising Unit; and Supporting Youth from Foster Care in College.

Conference Registration is open!  The fee is $90 for faculty/professionals and $50 for graduate students.  The Conference Registration fee includes the full conference, networking social and an ILACADA membership through September 30, 2018.  To register for the conference, go to: The priority registration date is Friday, September 8, 2017.
We need volunteers!  The Conference Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to make this conference a success! Volunteering is a great way to network and meet new colleagues. We are looking for conference participants to serve as volunteers to assist with the following: check-in, program session moderators, conference evaluations, luncheon hosts and greeters. Volunteers will be assigned two-hour shifts based on their availability and are needed during the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017       3:00 pm -7:00 pm
  • Friday, September 22, 2017             7:30 am – 5:00 pm 

If you are interested in volunteering or have additional questions, please e-mail Danae Miesbauer at and provide your availability.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Michelle Pickett at or LaBrian Carrington at  I look forward to seeing you!

Michelle Pickett
Co-chair, Conference Planning Committee


Dear Colleague,

We are excited to offer an opportunity to pre-health undergraduate students here at UIC.  Please share the information below with any interested students.

Welcome back, students!

The University of Illinois at Chicago Health Professions Navigator Program is excited to offer the Health Professions Navigator Scholars Program (HPN Scholars). This program is a professional development program for undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago who are interested in pursuing careers in a health profession. As a participant, you will be provided with resources throughout the academic year to help you succeed during your undergraduate career.

-Learn about health disparities and careers in the health science professions

-Learn about research/practice opportunities projects

-Participate in workshops to prepare for the graduate/professional school admissions process

-Program will meet twice a month on Wednesday evenings

from 6:00pm-7:30pm

-Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for a $500 stipend.

Check out the flyer which includes more information about the program, and below is the link to apply.

Application link:

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!



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

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: REMINDER – Online links to internal and external student resources are available!

As we embark on the beginning of the school year and anticipate a record number of students, we want to remind you of some useful links for students to connect to resources they may need this academic year:

ASK UIC – provides an opportunity for students to search for UIC resources and links to useful collections of the resources available on campus.

UIC Student Resources List – reviewed and compiled this Spring 2017, this links to INTERNAL RESOURCES and EXTERNAL RESOURCES that may be helpful for students.

Also being mindful that college is a time of transition, the Counseling Center has a range of programs students can take advantage of outlined on their website including mind/body programs.

We are excited to welcome new international students to UIC and the Office of International Services provides programs and helpful information as our international student transition to UIC.


OAD Daily News: Our students are back and our new students are arriving – join us for Convocation this Sunday!

The start of classes is right around the corner! It’s time for New Student Convocation – join us this Sunday, August 27, 2017 at UIC Pavilion.

Be there or be square!

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


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)


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!