Monthly archives: September, 2016

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: BA in Public Health Fall 2016 Info Sessions

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health

Fall 2016 Information Sessions

Are you interested in exploring an exciting and interdisciplinary field that aims to improve health at the community level? If so, the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health may be right for you! Please come to an information session to learn more about our program and get your questions answered.

Session topics include:

  • What is Public Health?
  • General Education and Major Public Health (PUBH) Course Offerings
  • Prerequisites to the Major
  • Admission Requirements and Application Process
  • Public Health Career Opportunities
  • Q&A

Upcoming Fall 2016 Undergraduate Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, September 29th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm in 304 Lincoln Hall
  • Wednesday, October 12th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm in 304 Lincoln Hall
  • Tuesday, October 25th – 12:30pm to 1:30pm in 116 Stevenson Hall
  • Wednesday, November 9th – 6:00pm to 7:00pm in 308 Lincoln Hall
  • Tuesday, November 22nd – 3:00pm to 4:00pm in 207 Stevenson Hall
  • Wednesday, November 30th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm in 305 Lincoln Hall

RSVP for these sessions (appreciated but not required) at the following link:

If you are unable to attend an information session but have questions about our program, please contact Kevin Price at or 312-355-3566. For more information about our program, visit our website at:

ADVISORS – Download the info session flyer for posting in your offices.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research Lecture on NSSE 2015 Findings being held 10/18/16 at 3:00 p.m.


“The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2015 Findings”
Bill Hayward, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research

Tuesday, October 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

Findings will be presented from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted in the spring of 2015 with UIC undergraduates who were first-time or senior students. NSSE is a national survey that was first launched in 2000 and more than 1,500 universities and colleges have participated. UIC participated in NSSE for the first time in over a decade in 2015, along with more than 500 other institutions. NSSE covers four major student engagement themes: 1) academic challenge, 2) learning with peers, 3) experiences with faculty, and 4) campus environment. Findings from these themes will be presented along with peer comparisons. We will conclude with a discussion of plans for conducting NSSE in the spring of 2017.


The VPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.
For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CBA Minor Application Deadline for Spring 2017 is 11/4!

The College of Business Administration minor application deadline for spring 2017 is Friday, November 4, 2016.

The College of Business Administration offers the following minors:

  • Business Administration – designed to provide a holistic background in a variety of business fields.  Coursework covers accounting, finance, information and decision sciences, management, marketing, and elective coursework.
  • Business Analytics – focuses on the use of data driven, analytical, and computing approaches for effective business decision making and management.
  • Business Operations – concentrates on streamlining business operations, coordinating complex supply chains, and managing customer relations.
  • Finance – introduces the principles of finance and applies these principles to analyzing several financial issues.  Student will develop problem-solving and quantitative skills that are widely used in business.
  • Management of Information Systems – trains students in the software, tools, and systems that are widely used across business. Students develop database and system design skills, computing and programming skills, including Internet technologies, process analysis, modeling, simulation, and problem solving skills.

*Note the International Business and Managerial Skills minor is not available to non-CBA students.

For more information about the curricular requirements for each minor, please access:


  1. Minors are available only for undergraduate degree-seeking students
  2. Completion of at least one semester
  3.  Must earn 2.5 UIC and Cumulative GPA
  4. Complete the Online Application for CBA minor

If you are interested in applying for a minor with the College of Business administration, please apply at the following link: Application for CBA minor.

If you have additional concerns, please contact Diana Soriano at or Freedom Nguyen at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Education Fall 2016 Intercollege Transfer Info Sessions

The UIC College of Education welcomes interest from students currently enrolled at UIC who wish to transfer to the College. Visit for information on the BA Urban Education – Elementary Education program and for information on the BA Human Development and Learning program, including transfer requirements.

Students are invited to discuss their academic interests with a COE academic advisor during
scheduled information sessions through the fall semester. All sessions take place in ETMSW 3427:

Thursday, September 15 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8 at  3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18 at 12 – 1 p.m.


You may also choose to meet individually with an undergraduate academic advisor. Please contact Rodney Matthews at or 312-996-4535.

For more information on Minimum Requirements for Admission and Application Timeline download the COE ICT Info Flyer.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Campus Housing Refer-a-Friend Rebate Program – for a limited time students can save $1,000!

Housing residents can get $1000 off their Housing for referring a friend! (And their friend gets $1000 off too!)


  • Submit your name and the name of your friend via e-mail at and mention the Refer-a-Friend Rebate program.
  • Friend applies for housing, signs a contract, and moves in.
  • Both students will receive a $1000.00 credit on their University account for this year ($500 immediately and $500 at the start of spring semester).

**limited time only.

Contact with questions.

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: LAS Fall 2016 Sophomore Success Initiative

The LAS Academic Advising Center is excited to inform all campus advisors of our Fall 2016 Sophomore Success initiative. 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 1015) will be required to participate in one of the following in order to register for the Spring 2017 term:

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

Additional important notes:

  • Holds will not be lifted until students have completed one of the above options.
  • The Sophomore Success group advising and workshop schedule is available in the LAS advising portal ( of students for whom it’s required, and takes place during Weeks 3-8. Seats are limited, so students should choose quickly, and reschedule if they’re not able to attend the session for which they have RSVPed.
  • Sophomores who are registered for Fall 2016 have already been notified of the Sophomore Success initiative 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!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tuesday Topics: Connection vs Control, 9/13/16 in Daley Library room 1-470

Welcome back, and happy September!

Starting this week, our monthly advisor common reading discussions will be back in full swing. No RSVPs are necessary, but we hope to see you there!

Topic: Connection vs. Control
Article: “Applying Choice Theory to Academic Advising”
Go to: to retrieve the article.
Discussion Leader: Eliza Callahan
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 13 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library room 1-470

Starter Question: How do you support students in developing their own ideas of success?

The Office for Advising Development will provide treats and drinks, but feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, and Jill Huynh,

The Advisor Common Reading Committee

Do your colleagues want to receive our advisor common reading emails? Encourage them to get added to the list:

The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall 2016 Advising Summit date has changed to Thursday, September 29th. RSVP open!

RSVP is available for the Fall 2016 Advising Summit, which will be held on:

Thursday, September 29th
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m.)
Student Center East – Room 302


We have an exciting agenda planned including a presentation and discussion with LAS Pre-Professional colleagues, short updates, and much more.

Since there will be time for brief announcements and updates from campus units please contact Joey Volpe ( by Monday, September 26th if you would like to present an announcement.

UPCOMING EVENT: UIC Latino Cultural Center Celebrating 40 Years – September 14th and 15th

Join the Latino Cultural Center for their 40th Anniversary Celebration. Information on the events:

Celebratory Event:

Wed., Sept. 14th, 5pm-7:30pm

  • Meet the Social Pollinator artists and enjoy musical performances
  • Taste food from the LCC’s 40 Recipes Project, on sale to benefit the LCC
  • Bid in the Aerial Advocacy Auction to benefit the Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA) scholarship
  • Reconnect with old friends and meet new people
  • And more…

Open Houses:

Wed., Sept. 14th, 1pm-5pm & Thur., Sept. 15th, 1pm-5pm

  • Explore 40 years of archives on display in the LCC Gallery
  • Watch the Social Pollinators Project in process with 10 Latina/o artists
  • Purchase the LCC 40 Recipes Cookbook, a great gift for the holidays
  • And more…

Poster: Honoring 40 Years of Art, Culture, and Social Change! [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095


Thank you to our funders and UIC co-sponsors: The Chicago Community Trust & USDA Forest Service International Programs. Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL), Great Cities Institute (GCI), Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program, Office of the Chancellor, Office of Diversity, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Office of Public and Government Affairs.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Intercollege Transfer Information Sessions during Fall 2016

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be hosting Fall 2016 information sessions for students that would like to intercollege transfer into LAS for future semesters. Attending an information session is the only opportunity to meet with an LAS academic advisor prior to admission to LAS.

For more information and registration, please visit the the LAS intercollege transfer website. There is an LAS Intercollege Transfer Guide and questions not answered by the guide can be directed to