Monthly archives: April, 2017

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: You’re invited to GLASapalooza Event next Tuesday 4/2 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.!

Dear GLAS Community,

You are cordially invited to our first annual GLASapalooza to celebrate our Global Asian Studies minors, graduates, and the fierce work GLAS does in the classroom, on campus, and in our Chicagoland communities through a research gallery and student presentations!

Details are below and in the attached flyer.

Monday, April 24, 2017, 3-5 pm
Cardinal Room Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free admission, food, and refreshments

I hope to see many of you there!

*You can download the flyer and share it!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Intouch Crisis Hotline Info and Lock-in being conducted tonight 4/21!

With the stress of everyday life and finals on the way, the Counseling Center just wanted to take the time to inform you about the UIC InTouch Crisis Hotline.

Whether it’s regarding anxiety, homework overload, or just personal problems, the Hotline is a free service for anyone that feels like they want to be heard. The Hotline is confidential with the exceptions of immediate harm to yourself/others or neglect/abuse of a child or elderly individual.

This upcoming school year our goal is to reach out to more UIC students. This being said, I would appreciate if you took the time to inform all of your students of this FREE service provided for them. Many professors already incorporate the counseling services in their syllabus, so you are more than welcomed to do so with the Hotline as well. The number for the hotline is 312-996-5535. We are open Sunday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Moreover, Friday (April 21, 2016) we are conducting a lock-in, which means we will be open from 6:00 pm-6:00 am. For more information please visit:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Extended Library Hours starting April 23rd!

The University Library begins its extended hours schedule for the end of the semester and finals week on Sunday, April 23.

The Richard J. Daley Library will be open continuously from 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23 through 7 p.m. Friday, May 5. 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, April 23 (11 p.m.) to Friday, May 5 (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.

The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago is open extended hours Sunday, April 23 through Friday, May 5 as follows:

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – midnight
Saturday: 9 a.m. – midnight

The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5.
Hours for all Library locations are online from the Hours & Locations link for each library at


CCSW Networking Night

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Jaks Tap, Green Room at 901 West Jackson Boulevard (Jackson and Peoria)

Google Map:

You may RSVP using this link:

Please join us Thursday, April 27, for the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women networking night at Jaks Tap to meet, greet, and eat! We will provide plenty of appetizers and snacks. CCSW members and non-members are welcome. This event is open to staff, faculty, and students! We invite you to share ideas with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women: What issues do YOU want us to address? Interested in joining a subcommittee? Looking to mingle with some lovely people? For more information, please contact Carolyn Feller,, 312-996-2873.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CBA is hosting an info session on master’s degrees on 4/17!

An advanced degree is one of the most sought after resume builders, and a master’s degree from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business can help you stand out from your peers.

UIC Liautaud offers an exciting selection of master’s degree options taught by faculty experts and industry professionals. With admissions pathways for UIC undergraduates, UIC Liautaud is an excellent choice for your graduate studies.

This information session is designed for current UIC undergraduate students, and includes a presentation from Admissions representatives followed by an open Q&A. Refreshments will be served. Follow this link for more information on Liautaud and our programs:


April 17, 1 pm, 310 DH

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: SSI Student-Centered Culture is hosting student focus groups on April 18, 19, and 20!

The Student-Centered Culture SSI team will be conducting student focus groups next week on April 18th, 19th, and 20th. Share the flyer with your students!

The purpose of the sessions will be to gain insight from students regarding their interactions with staff, faculty, student services and other areas.  Attached you will find a flier with more details.  Please share the information on your listserves and directly with your fellow staff and students.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Apply today for the L@s GANAS Research Experience – Deadline Extended to 4/21!

Apply today for the L@s GANAS Research Experience

Are you looking for an independent research experience? Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science, or L@s GANAS, is looking for undergraduate students who want to commit to two years of gaining solid research experience. The extended deadline to apply for this program is Friday, April 21st.

L@s GANAS is offering priority to students who:

  • Identify as Latinx
  • Majoring (or intending to major) in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, and Neurosciences

Students may be eligible for up to a $5,000 stipend each year.

To learn more and apply please visit

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: You’re invited to Lavender Graduation on 4/28!

Lavender Graduation

Friday, April 28, 2017

National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street

Ceremony: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Reception: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The Keynote Speaker this year will be Owen Daniel-McCarter. Owen is a transgender attorney, educator, and advocate. He is the Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance where he supports gender inclusivity in schools, LGBT affirming curriculum, bullying prevention, and restorative school discipline practices. He has a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from the Univearebrsity of Vermont and, while he was a student there, helped co-found a national student-run conference on trans/gender identity and trans activism called the Translating Identity Conference. Owen then attended the City University of New York School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2007. He is a founding collective member of the Transformative Justice Law Project, the former Legal Director of the TransLife Center, and was an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago.


Lavender Graduation is a unique convocation ceremony that honors the academic achievements of UIC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) graduating class. The event is open to students from every college at UIC and our graduate pool grows larger each year. Lavender Graduation is one of the Gender and Sexuality Center’s hallmark programs. Students throughout the years have testified that the prospect of walking in “Lav Grad” motivates them through tough times with juggling classwork and other obligations. In addition to several other programs we offer, Lavender Graduation supports the attraction, retention and successful graduation of many LGBTQA students each year.

The graduate and guest registration links are now available! Please register yourself and your guests today, and pass the links on to others.


GRADUATES Register Here:


When you have a moment, follow this link to a beautiful video from the 2014 event:

Please also join our event on Facebook:

For registration and event related questions, contact S Simmons at OR 312-413-8619.

Download the flyer!




Please join us for our upcoming advisor common reading discussion!

Date/Time: April 18, 2017 at 12:00-12:50 p.m.
Topic: Sophomore Transition
Article: “The Sophomore Transition: Considerations for Effective Academic Advising ”

Go to: to retrieve the article.

Discussion Leader: Kevin Price
Location: Daley Library room 1-470 (located on the first floor in the northwest corner of the library)
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”).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CC 120 – UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar is now DLG (Dialogue) 120

CC 120 – UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar is now DLG (Dialogue) 120, and course content/learning remains the same.  Students can register on their own, and sections 41454 and 41455 are reserved for upper-level students.  All students currently registered have been notified of the change.