Monthly archives: October, 2016

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: National UnDACAmented Research Project Panel Documents available for your reference.

The October 11th National UnDACAmented Research Project Panel Discussion held in the Latino Cultural Center discussed current issues in Illinois impacting undocumented student access to degree completion.

Available for your reference are two documents with information discussed at the panel:

For questions, please contact Tanya Cabrera from the Office of Diversity at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: POP-UP Pantry next week – Wednesday, October 19th from 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Dear UIC Students, Staff, and Faculty,

Thanks to the donations of other UIC students, staff, and faculty the Pop-Up Pantry will be “popping up” again to distribute food to UIC students on the following date. Supplies are limited.

The UIC Pop-Up Pantry, is a free resource to support UIC students who are experiencing food insecurity due to financial constraints.

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016
Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
Location: Student Center East Tower, Room 613

Students must show their i-card. Supplies are limited.

Notes of Thanks to Donors from Student Pantry Users:

“Dear Donors, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for giving us food…seriously. There have been a lot of times where I find myself starving in studies and have nothing to eat. You guys are the best!”

“So many students like myself struggle day-to-day. Thank you for helping. You have no idea how the smallest of donations help. God Bless You.”

“Thank you. I have two small kids at home that depend on me. Although I make sure they are fed, this will help out.”

If you would like to see more of these notes of thanks, please send a note to

How can you help?

Donations are accepted at any time during the academic year. All donations go to help UIC students.

Food Donation Guidelines:

Most Popular (Always the first to go)

  • On-the-go/instant meals (Easy Mac, etc.)
  • Pasta/rice (dry pasta, canned pasta, pasta packets, any type of rice)
  • Hot or cold cereal
  • Peanut butter/jelly
  • Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, protein bars, etc.)
  • Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.)

Important Basics

  • Peanut butter/jelly
  • Canned fish
  • Canned meats
  • Canned beans
  • Canned soup/soup packets
  • Canned vegetables

Non-food Items

  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry detergent

Not Accepted

  • Candy
  • Cookies

With great appreciation for your support,

Carol Petersen
Associate Director, Wellness Center

David Lin
Vice President, Undergraduate Student Government

DuJuan Smith
Assistant Dean, Office of the Dean of Students

OAD Daily News: NACADA Region V – a great way to volunteer has come our way!

Don’t forget that we can contribute to vibrant, relevant professional development well beyond UIC! Volunteer for the Pre-Conference Proposal Reading team by this Friday! Check out the information provided by Diana Soriano in yesterday’s post!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V Call for Proposal Readers for Pre-Conference Program – volunteer by this FRIDAY, October 14th

This is a friendly reminder –

The NACADA Region 5 Pre-Conference Committee is seeking individuals to serve as proposal readers for our upcoming conference. Proposal readers are critical to ensuring the conference’s programming options are high-quality, relevant to the field, and offer plenty of learning and sharing opportunities for participants. If you’re interested in serving on our Region as a pre-conference session proposal reader, please contact Diana Soriano at no later than Friday, October 14, 2016.

OAD DAILY NEWS: Today we learn about the National UnDACAmented Research Project

Today’s panel discussion will talk about the national research project National UnDACAmented Research Project – our students, faculty, and staff have participated…

Check out the post on today’s event!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CUPPA Intercollege Transfers for Fall 2016

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is accepting intercollege transfer applications. Interested students can email for more information.

CUPPA has an Intercollege Transfer Petition form that can be downloaded.

The admission requirement to transfer into the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs for a current UIC is a minimum of 2.0.

Each petition is reviewed on an individual basis.

1. Complete this form and submit via email to
2. Include a personal statement with the petition as directed.

*Please note that in most cases a decision will not be made until a student’s current grades are available.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: National UnDACAmented Research Project Panel Discussion on Tuesday, 10/11

Be a part of the collective effort to support undoc/DACAmented students in Illinois. Join our panelists in discussing current issues in Illinois impacting undocumented student access to degree completion. The panel will be moderated by the UIC Office of Diversity’s Tanya Cabrera.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Latino Cultural Center, LC B2
803 S. Morgan Street

Panelists: Roberto Gonzales, Martin Torres, Debbie Patino, Carolina Gallo

Download the flyer!

Event is sponsored by the UIC Office of Diversity, Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES), and Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Summer Session Advisor Appreciation Lunch is next Friday, 10/14! RSVP due Monday 10/10.


Advisor Appreciation Lunch

Hosted by UIC Summer Session

Friday, Oct. 14

Student Center East, Room 302

Thank you for your part in helping UIC students acheive academic success! Come join your colleagues for a chance to network and enjoy a meal together. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear outcomes from summer 2016, our plans for the upcoming summer, and ask questions you might have.

  • Lunch will be served between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm so come anytime that is convenvient for you during that time.

The Summer Session presentation will be from 12:15 – 12:45 pm.

Please RSVP by end of day Monday, October 10.

Questions? Contact Natalie Kokorudz at 3-9075. We look forward to seeing you!
Summer Session Office
UIC Extended Campus
(312) 996-9099

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: iFIT Online Training for Advisors – two sessions offered 10/17 and 10/20.

iFIT ONLINE: Advisor Training

Many students need guidance, yet advisors often feel strained during peak times to address the needs of UIC’s 29,000+ students. iFIT ONLINE is a solution – a self-guided, “on-demand” educational technology for major & career exploration. UIC Career Services is hosting two advisor trainings* on using the newly developed tool, just in time for Week 10!

  • Monday, 10/17, 12:30-1:30pm, 401 UH
  • Thursday, 10/20, 9-10am, 3050 SSB (Career Services Conference Room)

* Please attend one of the above dates that best fits your availability.

Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of OAD.

Please RSVP here. Questions? Contact Stephanie at

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER- Tuesday Topics: Academic Achievement and Career Aspirations this Tuesday 10/11


Join us this upcoming Tuesday, October 11 at 12:05-12:50 p.m. for our common reading!

Our monthly advisor common reading discussions are back in full swing. No RSVPs are necessary, but we hope to see you there! You are more than welcome to bring your lunch and engage in the academic achievement and career aspirations discussion.

Topic: Academic Achievement and Career Aspirations

Article: “From Underprepared to Gifted: Helping All College Students Achieve their Career Dreams”

Go to:

to retrieve the article.

Discussion Leader: Stephanie Sattler
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 11 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library room 1-470

Starter Question:
Students in the ExtremeHow do you focus “multi-potentialed individuals” whose varied academic interests leave them directionless? And how do you empower those whose potential is hidden underneath academic under-preparedness?

The Office for Advising Development is graciously providing 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”).