Monthly archives: December, 2016

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Future Leaders Program – Application Now Open

This program aims to inspire the next generation of women leaders. Past companies include: McDonalds Corporation, Ulta Beauty, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Leo Burnett, Adler Planetarium, Ernst & Young and ABC7 Chicago. UIC female students of all majors (sophomores and juniors) are eligible.

The program takes place the week of May 8, 2017.
Application deadline: Mon, Jan 23.
To apply and learn more, visit


Please join us for the annual Peace Breakfast to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Tuesday, January 17th at 9:00 am at the UIC Forum.

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry will deliver the keynote address at the breakfast. Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University where she serves as the executive director of the Pro-Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center that supports research on the intersections of gender, race, and place. Harris-Perry hosted the television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC. Her keynote will cover the topics of hope, healing, and courage.

The Peace Breakfast will also include performances by Unity in Christ, UIC’s gospel choir and a presentation of the Martin Luther King Junior Drum Majors for Service Award to Asha Binbek. Binbek serves as the Undergraduate Student Government’s Interpersonal Relations Committee Director. She has been an instrumental force in the creation of the Arab American Cultural Center at UIC and UIC’s inaugural Global Fest – a showcase of the unique cultures comprising the university community in support of the national International Education Week efforts. The MLK Drum Major for Service award is given to those volunteers who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment but seldom receive recognition. The Peace Breakfast is open to the community. To RSVP, please visit

Other events that comprise UIC’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year include the Day of Service and a screening of the 2014, critically –acclaimed film Selma. Join members of the UIC Community on Monday, January 16, at eight service sites across Chicagoland to honor the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each community partner works to address the roots of social problems, such as poverty, racism, and further injustices. Visit for information about each service site and sign up before Thursday, January 12.

Selma chronicles Dr. King’s fight for the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Selma, Alabama became the epicenter of the fight for the right to vote for black citizens. King and his collaborators organized a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The film will air at 5 PM and 8 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the James Stukel Towers (JST). Admission is free with an I-Card.

Visit our website for more information:!

We look forward to you joining us.

Thank you,

UIC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Planning Committee

You can download the flyer to share with others!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: OUR – two opportunities for undergraduates!

The Office for Undergraduate Research would like you to know about two different opportunities for students.

CURA Application is now open for Spring 2017!

The Office of Undergraduate Research in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs has spring semester funding in the CURA program for students who have already accepted Federal Work Study as part of their AY 2016-2017 financial aid packages. If faculty you work with mention promising students they would like to invite to work with them as research assistants, please let the faculty member know that students can inquire about whether they qualify. If students qualify, professors can hire them as work study students and the CURA award would reimburse the department for the portion of their hourly salary not covered by the federal funding. CURA awards can be granted through the third week of the spring semester (the review process goes much more quickly in spring than fall due to lower demand).

You can download the CURA Opportunities PDF for more information.

The link to apply (and answers to some questions) can be found on this page:


Undergraduate Research Opportunity at RUSH University Medical Center

Please note that there is a new opportunity for students with RUSH University Medical Center. Download the flyer for more information. The research opportunity is volunteer based but students are able to register for UIC independent study or other related research course credits, and will be supervised by the PI, Professor Dan Nicholson from Rush University.

Happy Holidays from the Office for Advising Development!

The Office for Advising Development wishes you the happiest of holidays. Advisors, thank you for your work on behalf of our students. Your contribution to our university community is so very important.

We hope the season brings you the warmth of family and friends, cherished memories, and peace and renewal for the new year. Happy New Year and we’ll see you again next year!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Call for proposals for the 2017 Advisor Conference – we want you to present to our advising community!

Dear Advising Colleagues,

As part of Advisor Week, OAD plans to host the Annual Advisor Conference.  By featuring our own Advisors, we hope to strengthen our own practice and celebrate the profession of academic advising.

If you are interested in presenting a professional paper, demonstrating a technological tool, or serving on an topical panel, please send a proposal to  More information on our theme and logistics will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your steadfast service to our students!

OAD Advisor Conference Subcommittee

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New course PA 100 – Individual Action and Democratic Citizenship – share with students!

Learn How to Take Part in Democracy

PA 100 – Individual Action and Democratic Citizenship

Concerned about what a new President means for you and your community? Learn how to become more involved as a citizen in your government and find out ways you can work to make change on the issues you care about while fulfilling your Individual and Society course requirement.

Course Highlights
Learn how Millennial engagement influenced the 2016 election.
Discover your role as a citizen and the public policy outcomes that follow.
Engage in an advocacy project of your choosing that will push for policy change on issues that you care about!

*New for Spring 2017*

PA 100 – Individual Action and Democratic Citizenship
Offered Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 PM- 1:45 PM
CRN 39818
Individual and Society Course

Want to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy? Visit the website below and learn how to become a change-maker!

Study Public Policy

Department of Public Administration at UIC | 312.996.3019 |

ADVISOR NEWS: CBA’s Diana Soriano is a recipient of this year’s NACADA Region 5 Excellence in Advising Award!

We are so very pleased that Diana Soriano of the College of Business Administration has been selected as a recipient of NACADA Region 5’s 2017 Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role.

Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. In addition to her leadership in advising at UIC, Diana has served as a leader in NACADA Region 5 and is currently chairing pre-conference workshops.

Congratulations Diana!

INFORMATION REQUEST: Advisors’ Social Media Usage Survey – please complete it by February 28th!


The Web/Newsletter/Social Media Presence Subcommittee of the Office for Advising Development (OAD) is interested in learning about the ways in which UIC advisors utilize social media.

Our goal in collecting this information is to determine which social media tools would best communicate advising related news/information and when is the most effective time to share updates via social media. Please share your thoughts with us by February 28th at the following link: OAD Social Media Usage Survey. Please note that the information submitted via the survey is anonymous.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) catalog of opportunities and upcoming deadlines for students.

The Office of Undergraduate Research would like your help in reminding students that winter break is the perfect time to work on applications for summer research and internship opportunities. To support students in these efforts, the OUR has created this catalog of opportunities and upcoming deadlines.

OUR Research and Internship Opportunities Catalog

Please review this document and try to identify and reach out to any student who would be interested and share the document with your advisees as appropriate. An updated list including spring deadlines will be released before break ends. If you would like to know more about the OUR or want to meet with its staff to find ways to support your students’ goals and interests, please email Dr. Sara Hall at

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Networking Event – Holiday Cheer at Jak’s Tap on 12/14/16

Need a break and want to have some holiday fun? We’re looking forward to celebrating the end of the semester with one last gathering before the holiday break!

Please join us:

Wednesday, December 14th
Jak’s Tap
5:30 p.m.

As you know, we like to have RSVP’s so we know about how many of us to expect, but even if you don’t RSVP, you’re welcome to join us! Don’t miss out on the fun….