Monthly archives: November, 2016

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Event on 11/29 “Walls or Bridges: How Do We Make Sense of this Political Moment?” – RSVP Required

Walls or Bridges: How Do We Make Sense of This Political Moment?

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential elections, how do we understand the current political environment as it may impact, our students, colleagues, research, and communities? Join us for an open forum on immigration policy, communities experiencing violence, the threat of a mandatory registration for Muslims, new challenges facing media, the discourse on race, class and gender, and the role and future of higher education. Guest speakers, and several faculty members, will offer their expertise and observations followed by small group discussions on specific topics.

Guest Speakers Include:
Steve Bynum, a senior producer for Worldview, a global affairs/news program on NPR’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ.
Paromita Shah, an immigration attorney and Associate Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild.

RSVP Required!

Location: Student Center East 750 S. Halsted, Illinois Room.
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 6:00pm

Cosponsoring Units
African American Studies Department
Arab American Cultural Center
Gender and Women’s Studies Program
Global Asian Studies Program
Great Cities Institute
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
Latin American and Latino Studies Program
Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
Social Justice Initiative


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Extended Richard J. Daley Library Hours NOW until 7:00 pm December 9th!

The University Library has begun its extended hours schedule for the end of the semester and finals week.

The Richard J. Daley Library will be open continuously from 10 a.m. Sunday, November 27 through 7 p.m. Friday, December 9.

*During extended hours, only patrons with valid i-cards will be able to enter the building from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. A dedicated Library Shuttle will serve Library patrons from 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. every day from Sunday, November 27 (11 p.m.) to Friday, December 9 (7 a.m.) The Library Shuttle picks up/drops off at the west (Morgan St.) door to the Daley Library. You must show a valid i-card to use the Library Shuttle.

Hours for all Library locations are online from the Hours & Locations link for each library at


Please note that the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago also has extended hours, but there is a different schedule:

The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago is open extended hours Sunday, December 4 through Friday, December 16 as follows:

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – midnight (On December 16,
the library will close at 5 p.m.)
Saturday: 9 a.m. – midnight


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Campus Housing’s new RoomUIC program – Overnight Housing available during Finals Week

RoomUIC:  NEW Campus Housing Program for Overnight Stays during Finals Week

RoomUIC is a program that will allow commuter students to rent a room anytime between December 4-9.  This program will allow students to sleep overnight if they have an early final, long commute or just want a quiet, private place to study.  We will be placing the students who sign up into fully open rooms on east campus.

More information can be found at:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP AVAILABLE – OAD Brown Bags on “Financial Literacy: Advisors and Our Students” on 12/7 at 1:00 p.m

Join us or an interactive discussion of how financial capability plays a role in overall health & wellness, how an understanding of our own attitudes towards finances can improve communication about money and how you can educate your students about the resources available to manage the difficult financial transitions that face them throughout their academic careers and beyond. Andrea Pellegrini from USFSCO will be joining us to conduct our session.

DATE:  Wednesday, December 7
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, December 5th at 5:00 pm!

OAD Daily News: Happy Thanksgiving Advisors! We are grateful for you and your work!

On behalf of the Office for Advising Development Steering Committee and our campus colleagues, we say thank you to you for all that you do. Our students are lucky to have you in their corner. We appreciate your dedication, hard work, and teamwork.

In this time of reflection and giving thanks, our thoughts are with you and yours this Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving Advisors!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 2017 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award Nominations are OPEN!

Know a great advisor at UIC? Take a minute to recognize them!

Calling for nominees for the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award

What is the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award?
A recognition of individuals who demonstrate excellence, commitment and dedication to advising undergraduate student at UIC. All 7nominees will be recognized during Advisor Week (3/20/2017 – 3/25/2017) and up to three individuals will be awarded a monetary prize from the Provost.

Who should be nominated?
Any non-faculty professional who demonstrates excellence, commitment and dedication to advising undergraduate students at UIC.

Who can nominate?
Anyone including individuals themselves! Students, faculty and staff are able to submit a nomination.

How to nominate?
Visit and tell us how the nominee demonstrates excellence in advising.  There is no limit to the number of nominees submitted.

What’s the deadline?
FEBRUARY 1, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SAVE THE DATE – OAD Brown Bag on Student Financial Literacy on 12/7!

The Office for Advising Development is hosting a Brown Bag at 1:00 p.m on Wednesday, December 7th with Andrea Pellegrini from USFSCO to talk about STUDENT FINANCIAL LITERACY.

Please save the date in your calendars – a location and RSVP are forthcoming!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: U and I Care Program from the Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is proud to announce the creation of a new initiative, the U and I Care program. The U and I Care program is designed to provide a network of care for UIC students and centralize campus information and resources related to student advocacy efforts. The program consists of three components: a website containing resource and referral information, educational outreach activities and services, and U and I Care Partners.

A website has been developed that contains information for students to help themselves or other students, and for staff and faculty to assist students experiencing personal challenges and crises. Students can use the site to identify resources and assistance to address a variety of concerns such as homelessness, illness, food insecurities, financial issues, depression, or personal safety. Faculty and staff will find useful information on how and where to refer students in need and how to respond to students in distress.

In collaboration with several campus partners, the U and I Care program offers a variety of educational outreach activities and services: emergency loans, Pop Up Pantry, presentations for university departments related to helping distressed/disruptive students, sexual violence prevention programs, and consultation services for faculty and staff.

The U and I Care Partners is a newly created group of university departments that often assist us with our student advocacy work. It is our intention to use this group to help us identify trends, research best practices, and make recommendations for enhancements or changes to student advocacy at UIC. Membership in this group is fluid and additional campus partners are welcomed to join the network of care. Together we can make UIC a better place for all students.

Please take a moment to review the new website:

We encourage your comments and feedback about the program. If you have questions about the U and I Care program, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Office of Faculty Affairs seeking a Student General Office Aide

Please share this open position with your students:

The Office of Faculty Affairs is seeking a student  General Office Aide.

Job Description:
Maintain and manipulate electronic databases used for reporting and faculty programming, format correspondence from draft to final form, assist with special projects and events including all aspects of event planning. Other duties as assigned. Should be able to work approximately 15-20 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Reliable with excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills; previous support staff work experience preferred.  Proficient in Microsoft word and excel. Able to work both interdependently and independently in a busy office environment.

Stipend/Salary:         TBD

Contact:                     Sharyn Dyer

OAD Daily News: Two events this evening for students and a reminder about Post-Election Conversations tomorrow.

There are two campus events this evening at 5:30 that can be shared with students –

EVENT #1 – Arab American Campus Unifying Event

Layal Al Fan with El Funoun Dance Troupe Performance
Tuesday, November 15th
5:30 p.m. – BSB 250
Free Event

The Arab American Cultural Center invites you into an uplifting space for building collective strength and power. Join the community for a performance by the internationally renowned el Fanoun Dance Troupe along with UIC’s own poet Rowida Zatar. This event is the first in the AACC’s series Layal Al Fan [Art Nights]. Here is an event link for more information.

EVENT # 2 – Students organized an event providing a safe space for discussion with the following details:

Trump is President – Now What?
Tuesday, November 15th
5:30 p.m. – Lecture Center A1

Responses from Muslim Student Association, Black Student Union, Fearless Undocumented Alliance, UIC Christian Coalition, LGBTQ, and International Students

This is a safe space to listen to one another and have opportunity to share how this election affects us as a campus.


Also, don’t forget the Post-Election Conversations again tomorrow.