Monthly archives: March, 2016

UARC Daily News: It’s that time of the semester where students are looking to finish strong!

Finishing strong is a key piece of the puzzle this time of year as we enter the final third of the semester. It means that we’ve got a busy April coming with awards events, honors society inductions, more studying, more studying, more studying. Often our students make that final push in this last part of the term. How do we as advisors help our students if they need help? Here’s a nice listing of UIC resources in our Current Student section of our new homepage.

UPCOMING EVENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Addressing Housing Instability – A Performance Event and Panel Discussion being held on 3/30

A Performance Event and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Jane Addams Hull House
800 S. Halsted St.

*Light refreshments provided.

1 – Youth Empowerment Performance Project
Join us for a storytelling performance by YEPP, a Chicag-based organization devoted to seeking a safe environment for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ways to explore their struggle, and celebrate their strengths through performance.

2 – Panel Discussion & Group Dialogue
The performance will be followed by a Q&A/discussion featuring a panel that includes Bonsai Bermudez, Executive and Artistic Director of YEPP, Artistic Director Dr. Casey Holtschneider, Visiting Research Specialist at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, and members of the YEPP ensemble.

3 – Resources
We will also have information and resources for students experiencing housing instability, including the Wellness Center’s Pop-Up Pantry and Emergency Go Bags.

Sponsored by:

Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer People, and Allies
Wellness Center
Gender and Sexuality Center

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Choosing a Major event hosted by LAS Advising and Career Services on April 4 and April 7


April 4, 2016
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
1-470 Daley Library (LIB)

Facilitated jointly by LAS Advising & Career Services, this interactive 1.5-hour session supports undecided or exploring students by discussing important questions and offering valuable resources to aid in career decision-making.

By participating, student will answer these questions:

“I?m interested in a lot?how do I pick a major and decide?”

“What majors match my interests, abilities and values?
I have a major, but is it a good fit?”

“What can I do with a major in ___?”

Student RSVP:

To accommodate various schedules, this session will be REPEATED on April 7th, 3-4:30pm, in Daley Library 1-470.

Student who are unable to attend either session may make a one-on-one appointment with a Career Advisor at 312.996.2300.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Advisor Week (3/21 – 3/25) Schedule and RSVP available!

Advisor Week is one of the best weeks of the year!

(March 21st – March 25th, 2016)

Advisor Week is an appreciation and professional development week dedicated to advisors and happens during UIC’s Spring Break each year. UARC is pleased to partner together with colleges and units across campus to feature our own advisors presenting their knowledge and work, show advisors ways to empower themselves, bring creative and fun skill building sessions, and provide a number of opportunities to network and get to know each other better.

Please RSVP for all Advisor Week activities at

This year’s Fourth Annual Advisor Week, being held March 21st through March 25th, has fourteen different events planned over three days! The events range and we have something to keep everyone interested. We are so pleased to have a special event planned for the evening of Wednesday, March 23rd sponsored by Summer Session – we’re going to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for Mix at 6 to see CIRCA perform their special blend of circus, dance, and performance art! It brings a little bit of summer in Millenium Park to us while there’s still some frost in the air.

For those who favor networking and social events close to work, we’ll also be holding our closing celebration at the new Bar Louie on South Campus on Thursday night!

Check out the full schedule of events including descriptions!

Monday (3/21), the morning of Wednesday (3/23), and Friday (3/25) are reserved for unit-based advisor activities and advisor gift distribution. UARC events will be held from Tuesday, March 22nd through Thursday, March 24th.

UPCOMING EVENT: LARES 40TH Anniversary Celebration at CARNIVALE on 3/31

LARES 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program invites you to join us in celebrating 40 years of serving the Latino community and students at UIC. Come reconnect with the Association of Latino Alumni, enjoy some delicious food and live music.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
702 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Tickets – $75

Live Music by Carpacho y Su Super Combo
2 Complementary Drink Tickets
Silent Auction

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Phi Kappa Phi sponsors talk with Yasen Peyankov on 3/15

You can download the flyer to share with your students and you’re welcome to join us:

The Arts in Higher Education: Bringing Meaning to Life

MARCH 15, 2016



Phi Kappa Phi sponsored talk.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Scholarship Association for UIC Applications open until 4/1


The Scholarship Association for UIC (SAUIC) has opened the applications for the following awards. The deadline for all awards is April 1. Students should apply for as many awards as they are eligible for. Most awards will be paid out over two semesters in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Please direct all questions to

Best wishes,

Beth Powers

UIC Chancellors Committee on the Status of Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual & Transgender Issues-Graduates SAUIC
Must be a continuing graduate student in good standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0 and who has completed at least one semester at UIC.
Link :

UIC Chancellors Committee on the Status of Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual & Transgender Issues-Undergrad SAUIC
Demonstrated leadership and involvement in the promotion of a positive identity for LGBTQ students through UIC and/or Chicago community.

UIC Chicago Bar Association Entertainment (Law School) Committee SAUIC
Must be earning an undergraduate degree from UIC and any major is eligible.

UIC Conrad and Grace Kroll Scholarship Fund
Preference is given to a first generation college undergraduate student whose parents did not graduate from college, and to students with verifiable financial need and who demonstrates academic merit.

UIC Donald and Patricia Langenberg Award SAUIC
Must be a continuing undergraduate student and be majoring in mathematics, statistics or the natural sciences.

UIC E. Sue Campbell Memorial Award Fund
Must be an undergraduate student over the age of 35 years, and be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UIC. Must also demonstrate financial need.

UIC Eileen and Michael Tanner Award Fund
Must be a continuing undergraduate student and demonstrate commitment to helping the underserved communities of Chicago. Must also demonstrate financial need.

UIC Eugertha Bates Memorial Endowed Award SAUIC
Applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a full-time employee on the support staff at UIC.
Must be a continuing full-time undergraduate student

UIC Fred Garcia Endowed Award SAUIC
Must be a continuing UIC undergraduate student with at least sophomore standing. Must have had experience of working in Facilities Management for at least a year and must continue to work after receiving the award.

UIC Hassan Mustafa Abdallah Memorial Scholarship Fund
Applicants must demonstrate strong scholastic achievement and financial need.

UIC Jeri Parker Award SAUIC
Applicant must be a graduate of a Chicago Public School, and must be a UIC graduate student whose undergraduate degree is from UIC. Any major is eligible.

UIC John E. and Marguerite B. Corbally Endowed Award SAUIC
Applicant must be a graduate of a Chicago Public School, and must be a UIC graduate student whose undergraduate degree is from UIC. Any major is eligible.

UIC Salinas-Chapa Family Memorial Fund
Currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate who has completed at least one semester at UIC. Must demonstrate financial need.

UIC Scholarship Association Award Fund-SAUIC
Must be a currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate student, with at least 1 semester remaining before graduation. Must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities or community. Must have demonstrated financial need.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC Health Professions Navigator hosting Illinois Advisors Conference on 4/8 at SCW

Please download the flyer and share with colleagues. All advisors are welcome. Information for the event is below:

The UIC Health Professions Navigator (UIC-HPN) presents:

The Illinois Advisors Conference
Navigating the Waters: Steering Pre-Health Students in the Direction of Success

UIC Student Center West
828 S. Wolcott Ave.
Friday, April 8, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The goal fo the conference is to empower advisors by offering strategies they can use to encourage and support students who are interested in the health professions. Populations addressed include those who identify as underrepresented minorities, as coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, or as veterans. Through panels, roundtable discussions and case studies, advisors will be provided with information to help their students be more competitive applicants for graduate or professional schools.

Register online by Monday, April 4.

For questions or additional informaton, please contact Kimberly Johnson, HCOP Project Manager, UIC School of Public Health at

*The University of Illinois at Chicago Health Professions Navigator programs are sponsored by the Health Career Opportunity Grant #D18HP29044.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ADVISING AWARDS: 2016 NACADA Award nominations open until 3/22!

The NACADA Awards Program is accepting nominations. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to March 22, 2016! This year all nomination material can be submitted online via the Online Awards Submission Portal.

The NACADA Awards Program would be a great avenue for increasing the visibility of advising on your campus. Nominate a colleague who has done an excellent job with academic advising on your campus or an advising program currently being implemented. Visit the Awards website for a complete listing of award categories and to submit your nomination.

All required nomination materials and support documentation must be received by the March 22, 2016 deadline. Please check individual categories for specific deadlines. The complete 2016 Call for Awards Nominations, eligibility criteria, and submission guidelines can be found on the NACADA website.

Please contact the NACADA Executive Office at (785) 532-5717 or if you have any questions.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
Executive Office
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 225
Manhattan, KS  66502
Telephone:  785/532-5717
FAX:  785/532-7732

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UARC Brown Bag “DRC 2.0” rescheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m.

As promised, we’ve rescheduled UARC’s Brown Bag – Disability Resource Center (DRC) 2.0 for April 7th, 2016 at 12:00pm!

Please join us for a second discussion-based session with the Disability Resource Center. Dr. Sara Vogt, Associate Director of the DRC, will be on hand to answer all your questions!

This conversation is designed to be advisor situation driven and an incisive way for us to learn together from our questions. You can provide us with your questions when you RSVP or feel free to just ask in the moment!

We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 (rescheduled from 2/18)
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 2550
RSVP here: