Monthly archives: October, 2015

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Congratulate your colleagues and join them at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on 11/10!

Have you seen the news yet? You should congratulate three of our advising colleagues on well deserved recognition of their excellence, hard work, and accomplishments!

Theresa Hayden (College of Business Administration) is a recipient of the Award of Merit.

Jill Huynh (Department of Asian American Studies) is a recipient of the Award of Merit.

Christina Ruiz (Honors College) is a recipient of the INSPIRE Award.

If you are available, you’re invited to join us to see them receive their awards on November 10th at the campus recognition event.

Event: 2015 Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony and Reception
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. with formal reception to immediately follow
Location: UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road at the corner of Roosevelt and Halsted
Parking: UIC Lot 5 – 1135 South Morgan Street Parking relocation will be honored in Lot 5 for any attendee who has a current UIC campus parking permit, which must be displayed at all times.
**Normal weekday parking charges of $11.50 apply in all other cases.

Congratulations Theresa, Jill, and Christina!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – RSVP available for the Fall Advising Summit on Friday, November 6.

The RSVP ( is available for the Fall 2015 Advising Summit, which will be held on:

Friday, November 6th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.)
Cardinal Room, SCE

We are planning for campus update presentations including ROTC and Guaranteed Admissions Transfer (GAT). We will also be featuring information and discussion surrounding advising for UIC’s first-generation students.

Please RSVP  by this Tuesday, November 3rd! For more information, please contact Joey Volpe (

NETWORKING/SOCIAL EVENT: Are you surviving Week 10? Want to relax at PhD Pub after a very busy week? Join us tomorrow night, Friday, October 30th at 5:00 at PhD Pub on South Campus!

Has Week 10 been busy for you? Are you in need of a bit of relaxation and fun to start your weekend?

Please join us for a casual beverage tomorrow night! In case you didn’t know, the word is out that PhD Pub provides free pizza to guests on Friday nights. So there might be a slice for you if you can make it to enjoy some social time with fellow advisors! Kick off your Halloween weekend with us!

Date: Tomorrow, Friday, October 30, 2015
Location: Ph.D. Pub
Time: 5:00 p.m.

You can let Joey know if you plan to join us (, but feel free to just come on down whether you plan ahead or make a spontaneous decision as you leave for the weekend!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: MATH 180 Second Exam results have been distributed to students in the course.

The following information has been provided by the MATH 180 team regarding second exam results and students’ approximate standing in MATH 180 because midterm grades did not include the second exam. Students have been emailed individually as well. Please see below for the type of information included in the email to students:

  • The second exam has been graded.
  • Each student should have received a link to their graded exam to view in Crowdmark.
  • Solutions are now posted under
  • Questions or concerns should be directed to with the Crowdmark link to the exam by Wednesday (10/28) at 2:00 p.m.
  • On Blackboard students can see their approximate standing after taking the second exam (Test 1, Test 2, MyMathLab, Written Homework, Pop Quizzes).

Information was also provided to the student about how to look at grade cutoffs and what types of action to take including:

  • Continuing what the student is doing if doing well;
  • Seeking assistance at office hours or in the Math Learning Center if in the C range;
  • Considering whether to withdraw if the student is currently failing the course.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LARES Midterm Check-Up Social is this Wednesday (10/28)!

LARES Midterm Check-Up Social

Wednesday, October 28th
Student Services Building 2640

It’s that time of year again, midterm season!
Take a break from the stress and join us.

Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and take advantage of the following opportunities:

Meet with your LARES Advisor
Attend a “Midterm Survivor” session
Meet our tutors
Enjoy lunch
Get scholarship info
De-stress with a complimentary massage!

For more info: 312-996-3356

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Education Undergraduate Programs is hosting info sessions and walk-in advising!

Please share with your students or download the attached flyer and share with your students:

College of Education Undergraduate Programs

Information for students interested in transferring to the College of Education

Interested in becoming an elementary school teacher? Want to learn more about careers in human development and learning? Visit the College of Education for information and advising sessions on transferring to the College of Education and joining in our quest to make good on the promise of urban life opportunities.

Information Sessions
When: Monday, November 16 and Thursday, November 19 from 3:304:30 p.m.
Where: College of Education, ETMSW Building, Room 3312

BA Urban Education: Elementary Education
BA Human Development and Learning

Meet with advisors, learn about how credits can transfer to College programs and discover how College students are taking on leadership positions in Chicago schools and communities.


Walk-in Advising Sessions
Drop in for a one-on-one meeting with an academic advisor.

When: Monday, October 26 and Friday October 30, 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

For all dates Monday, November 2 – Friday, December 4: Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: College of Education, ETMSW Building, Room 3145

If you cannot make one of these walk-in advising appointments, please contact Rose Becerra at or call 3129964535 to set up an appointment.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Honors College is hosting lunch and a screening of NACADA’s webinar “Academic Advising for High Achieving Students: Strategies that Foster Resilience” on 11/20.

The Honors College is hosting an open house for advisors on Friday, November 20 from 12pm to 2pm in Burnham Hall.

At noon, we will be offering lunch and a screening of the NACADA webinar Academic Advising for High Achieving Students: Strategies that Foster Resilience, followed by a discussion.

The webinar, adapted from a presentation by Kerry Thomas and Nova Schauss at the NACADA Region 8 Conference, provides strategies, curriculum, language, and research surrounding how to assist students through the challenges of their undergraduate career.  While there will be particular relevance to high achieving students, the material will be applicable to various student populations.  For more information on the webinar and/or its presenters, visit

Please save the date in your calendar and an RSVP will be forthcoming!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: This is Public Health Graduate School Fair being held on 11/3!

On Tuesday, November 3rd from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Illinois Rooms of Student Center East there will be a free graduate school fair for prospective graduate and doctoral students of public health.

There will be 45 schools and programs of public health in attendance so if any of your students are considering pursuing a graduate degree in public health, this would be a great event for them to attend!

For more information, please visit:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: AANAPISI Initiative hosts Advising and Registration Workshops

Attend an Advising and Registration Workshop!

Thursday, November 5th at 3:30: Grant Hall 106 or
Monday, November 9th at 3:30 University Hall 1050 or
Friday, November 13th at 3pm Grant Hall 106 or
Monday, November 16th at 12pm University Hall 1050

Topics will include:
Important dates and policies
registration and class scheduling tools
academic planning and degree requirements

Refreshments will be served!
ALL undergraduate students are welcome.

Do you have other questions, concerns, curiosities?
Request an appointment with Jill Huynh, UIC AANAPISI Undergraduate Advisor:

Learn more about the UIC AANAPISI Initiative

The UIC AANAPISI Initiative is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a funded Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: TRIO Graduate and Professional School Summit being held this Wednesday 10/28

Please share this information and/or flyer with your students about TRIO’s event this week.

Have you thought about the what, why, and when: when it comes to grad school? Still deliberating about your major and career path? What is it that you plan to do after graduation? How about your self-reflections?

Don’t worry!

Graduate and Professional School Summit is here!

Meet the experts for a dialogue regarding: Graduate School, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College Business, College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, School of Public Health

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Student Center East
Monarch Room
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.