Monthly archives: January, 2017

OAD Daily News: Finish in Four goes national – NACADA and CCA are partnering together…

NACADA and College Complete America are partnering in an effort to boost on-time completion rates. UIC’s Finish in Four initiaive is works toward this goal at UIC.

See the NACADA and CCA press release for more information!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: BA in Public Health Spring 2017 Info Sessions starting on 2/8.

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health
Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017 Undergraduate Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 8th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm in 103 Lincoln Hall
  • Tuesday, February 14th – 12:30pm to 1:30pm in 219 Behavioral Sciences Building
  • Monday, February 27th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm in 202 Lincoln Hall
  • Wednesday, March 1st – 3:00pm to 4:00pm in 207 Lincoln Hall
  • Thursday, March 9th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm in 319 Behavioral Sciences Building
  • Tuesday, March 14th – 3:30pm to 4:30pm in 207 Lincoln Hall
  • Thursday, March 16th – 12:30pm to 1:30pm in 319 Behavioral Sciences Building
  • Monday, March 27th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm in 315 Lincoln Hall
  • Wednesday, March 29th – 12:00pm to 1:00pm in 320 Lincoln Hall
  • Thursday, April 6th – 12:30pm to 1:30pm in 319 Behavioral Sciences Building
  • Monday, April 17th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm in 319 Behavioral Sciences Building

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:

Download the flyer!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: 2017 Summer Session course schedule now available.

It’s not too early to help your students start planning ahead.

You and your students can use the Summer Session course schedule which is now available online. Find it easily at:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Three student research opportunities – two due 2/3 and one due 2/15!

Please share three exciting research opportunities with your students:

In/Between Conference – Undergraduate Research Poster Session – apply by February 3rd.

Students of all related majors and minors are invited to participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Poster Session that takes place in conjunction with the In/Between conference in the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The top three presentations will win awards in the amount of $50, $100, and $150. If you have recently or are currently engaged in a research project, please consider participating by designing a poster and preparing a 5-minute summary of your work (and preparing to be asked conversational questions). Just send the title of your research project and a 150-200 word description (abstract) of it by Friday, February 3, 5 pm.

The poster session will take place on Thursday, March 9 at 10 am. If you have a class conflict at that hour, we will be happy to contact your instructor to request an excused absence so that you may participate.

For more information, contact Professor McClure

ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program – apply by February 15th.

The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program seeks undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students with an interest in health and health care to participate in a paid full-time summer research and enrichment experience in Chicago.

About the Research Fellows Program

The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program is a comprehensive learning experience for students who are planning to apply to graduate or medical school. This program is focused on the development of academic, technical, and professional skills in preparation for careers in social, behavioral, and biomedical research and in healthcare. ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows will spend the summer in seminars and research rotations learning from leading researchers.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST

Program Dates:

June 19, 2017 – August 11, 2017 (8 Weeks)

More Information/ How to Apply

Please visit the ChicagoCHEC website for eligibility and application instructions.

UIC-HPN Research Training and Career Development Program – apply by February 3rd.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Health Professions Navigator Program (UIC-HPN) is now accepting applications for the Research Training and Career Development Program (RTCP), a program intended for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds. RTCP will help familiarize students with research and practice opportunities by pairing them with a mentor, or placing them in a practice site.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student (from any college or university), and have an interest in pursuing a career within the health professions, you are eligible to apply! Please note that this is not a residential program. If accepted into the program, you will be responsible for your own housing. RTCP is 8 weeks long and concludes with an end of program poster presentation that family and friends are welcome to attend to learn more about your summer work!

For more details on the RTCP, eligibility, program dates, or to apply, please click the link below or view the attached flyer.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to gain research or internship experience! Download the flyer!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: ROTC Advising Guidelines have been updated. Available online.

ROTC cadets may have been visiting advisors to complete their 104-R forms and may continue to do so throughout the next few weeks.

The ROTC Advising Guidelines have been updated and are downloadable below and from the OAD website:

ROTC Advising Guidelines

The guidelines include information about the changes regarding MILS credits accepted toward the degree last year that were approved effective this past Fall 2016 in the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: OIS is recruiting for Signature Programs!

The Office of International Services is in the midst of recruitment for the spring 2017 cohorts of OIS’ signature programs, Trade Winds and Conversation Partners.

Trade Winds is an international friendship program that connects international and U.S. students over a shared interest in cultural exchange and exploring the city of Chicago. The semester-long program provides opportunities to interact in one-on-one and group settings. Many outings, such as museum visits, are FREE to participants! Applications can be found online and are due Monday, January 23, 2017.

Conversation Partners is a program designed to bring international students and U.S. students together for the common goal of language exchange. International students practice English language skills with a U.S. student, while U.S. students improve foreign language skills with a native speaker. Both are able to improve cultural competencies and gain first-hand language experience by connecting with peers in an out-of-classroom learning environment.  Applications can be found online and are due Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Feel free to share this information with any students you feel might be interested or advisors working directly with students. Past participants have included students recently returned or interested in study abroad; students studying language, culture, or international-focused majors; recent transfer students looking to connect on-campus; students interested in working abroad; and UIC international students. More information, programs details, and application can be found on the OIS website. Download brochures for Trade Winds and Conversation Partners.

Let me know if you have any questions about the programs or application process. Thank you in advance for any help you can give in spreading the word about Trade Winds and Conversation Partners!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Leadership and Service Expo being held 1/25.

SPRING INTO SERVICE at the Leadership & Service Expo!

SPRING Leadership & Service Expo

January 25, 2017

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

SCE, East Terrace

 Do you want make a difference in the Chicago area? Well, this is a great opportunity to connect one-on-one with non-profit organizations and agencies to explore and make connections, as they are in need of your wonderful talents. Familiarize with agencies of interest to you: ranging from youth, human rights, the arts, the environment, community development, and more!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Nominate a student for the Chancellor’s Student Service Award! Due by 2/10.

The Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSLA) honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through service to campus and the UIC community. As you are all springing into the semester, think about the outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have given their time and talent to campus community service that you would like to nominate!

The nomination site for the 2016 Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) is active until February 10, 2017! So keep an eye out!


For further information, please refer to

Click here to nominate!

OAD Daily News: UIC Days in Action Events this week!

A number of units on campus have planned UIC Days in Action events this week. Downloadable flyer is available.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Orientation is seeking Orientation Leaders for Summer 2017! Round 2 Applications due on 1/25.

The UIC Orientation Program seeks to serve its diverse population of prospective new students while connecting them to their advisors and preparing them for their transition into our university.

This program strives to aid students in more ways than just one, guiding through the historic campus, connecting with the numerous student resources, programs, and clubs available, and showing what we as a university have to offer.

Looking to gain professional experience? Is your student looking for a paid position? Would your student like to live on campus for FREE during the summer? Student Orientation Leader (SOL) applications for the summer of 2017 are due by Wednesday, January 25th.

As a SOL your students will gain an immeasurable amount of experience leading new incoming students and working with advisors. Round 2 applications are due January 25th, and your students can access the application at

Download the flyer to share with students!