Monthly archives: August, 2017


Dear Colleague,

We are excited to offer an opportunity to pre-health undergraduate students here at UIC.  Please share the information below with any interested students.

Welcome back, students!

The University of Illinois at Chicago Health Professions Navigator Program is excited to offer the Health Professions Navigator Scholars Program (HPN Scholars). This program is a professional development program for undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago who are interested in pursuing careers in a health profession. As a participant, you will be provided with resources throughout the academic year to help you succeed during your undergraduate career.

-Learn about health disparities and careers in the health science professions

-Learn about research/practice opportunities projects

-Participate in workshops to prepare for the graduate/professional school admissions process

-Program will meet twice a month on Wednesday evenings

from 6:00pm-7:30pm

-Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for a $500 stipend.

Check out the flyer which includes more information about the program, and below is the link to apply.

Application link:

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!



You are all invited to stop by the L@S GANAS Office Warming Party and Open House.

Thursday, August 31st
3 – 5 pm
Suite 2190 Student Services Building

Please come visit our new space, meet the L@s GANAS staff, and learn more about our program.

We will have snacks.

Please RSVP at our website: and share this information with anyone you think should be there.


Thank you!

Veronica I. Arreola

Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science UIC Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program
1200 W. Harrison Street, Suite 2190 SSB (MC 359)

Phone: 312-355-3160
www: HSI.UIC.EDU<>


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: AHS 304 Human Sexuality and Health Science – a new elective course open to all colleges!

Need an interesting elective? Take AHS 304: Human Sexuality and Health Science this fall!


AHS 304: Human Sexuality and Health Science
3 Credit Hour, CRNs 40739 and 41150
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 am-10:45 am
Instructors: Demetra John, PT, PhD and Katja Tetzlaff, MS

The course goals include:

  • Providing an introduction to gender, sex, and sexuality and their impact on health
  • Exploring the diversity of bodies, experiences, and identities without judgement
  • Understanding the biological, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of gender, sex, and sexuality

Sexuality is part of health. Beginning with conception and ending with old age, this course provides a foundation for how gender, sex, and sexuality, including behaviors and identities, develop and change over the lifespan with a focus on how these characteristics affect health and care. Normalizing natural human diversity is central to the course. Students will be exposed to historical and sociocultural perspectives to add both clarity and complexity. While the course is useful for the professional development of all health sciences’ students, it also encourages personal growth and exploration. This discussion-driven course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-10:45am in Lecture Center A on East Campus. AHS 304 is recommended to Junior and Senior students, though Freshman and Sophomore students can request permission.


Interested students may direct questions to Katja Tetzlaff at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Information – join us and share with your students!

Hello UIC Colleagues!

We had a great day for Move-In and Commuter Connection Day! Please feel free to review the Weeks of Welcome website for many programs and events.  Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a campus-wide series of events designed to welcome both new first-year, transfer and graduate students to UIC, as well as to welcome back returning students. The calendar of events spans the first few weeks from August 23-September 29th.  It provides a variety of options for new students from which they may choose. Programs of personal interest; skills and involvement; social events; and activities planned by academic units, student service departments and student organizations are represented during WOW. Please post on social media and use #UICWow. Below are some upcoming events!

  • Student Organization Conference
  • Flames after Dark
  • Flames Friday
  • Back to School Tailgate
  • Weeks of Welcome Service Project
  • Flames in the City: Pentatonix
  • Meet the Greeks
  • RecFest
  • Involvement Fairs featuring the Major & Minor Block Party; Leadership & Volunteer Expo
  • Spark in the Park
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life Recruitment
  • Diversity Career Fairs

October 2017:

  • Revelry Carnival
  • Family Weekend
  • Wild n’ Out with Nick Cannon

You can get event details in various ways:

As a way to increase school spirit, we have created UIC wallpaper images for your desktop/mobile devices.  Please feel free to share and download them:

Let’s get fired up!


R. Joy Vergara, M. Ed
Executive Director
Student Affairs | Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
University of Illinois at Chicago
750 S. Halsted Street, Ste 340
Student Center East
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 413-5070

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: REMINDER – Online links to internal and external student resources are available!

As we embark on the beginning of the school year and anticipate a record number of students, we want to remind you of some useful links for students to connect to resources they may need this academic year:

ASK UIC – provides an opportunity for students to search for UIC resources and links to useful collections of the resources available on campus.

UIC Student Resources List – reviewed and compiled this Spring 2017, this links to INTERNAL RESOURCES and EXTERNAL RESOURCES that may be helpful for students.

Also being mindful that college is a time of transition, the Counseling Center has a range of programs students can take advantage of outlined on their website including mind/body programs.

We are excited to welcome new international students to UIC and the Office of International Services provides programs and helpful information as our international student transition to UIC.


OAD Daily News: Our students are back and our new students are arriving – join us for Convocation this Sunday!

The start of classes is right around the corner! It’s time for New Student Convocation – join us this Sunday, August 27, 2017 at UIC Pavilion.

Be there or be square!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: REMINDER – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation on 8-27-17 – SAVE THE DATE!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ moved to Thursday August 31st (Week 1)! Join us!

Are you ready for our Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ? We had so much fun the past two years we’re doing it again! Due to some conflicting events, we’ve moved our date to the Thursday of Week 1 because what better way to say we’ve survived than to barbecue together!

Join us as our advisors show off their cooking skills and let us know if you want to show off yours!

Date:  Thursday, August 31st

Location: Ph.D. Pub (South Campus)

When:  5:00 p.m. (or a bit earlier if you are ready to come earlier)


We’ll be celebrating the kick off of the new 2017 – 2018 year and ending our summer together! It will be a great way to kick off our new year!

Email Joey if you want to help plan the event!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Apply to the UIC L@s GANAS Research Fellowship!



Looking for a paid opportunity to gain research experience? UIC’s new Research Fellowship through the L@s GANAS Office provides hands on research opportunities in the STEM fields. You might also qualify to earn up to $5,000 per year as part of the Research Fellowship stipend.

The L@s GANAS Research Fellowship gives you the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with UIC Faculty members;
  • Connect with the larger UIC research community;
  • Receive funding for research presentations outside of UIC;
  • Participate in semester-long Science Leadership Workshop in the fall prior to engaging in research projects.

Don’t lose out on this opportunity! Apply soon – space is limited and applicants are accepted on a rolling admissions process.

Apply to the L@s GANAS Research Fellowship Now

Veronica Arreola

Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science (L@s GANAS)

P.S. Feel free to reach me at 312-355-3160, email us at, or stop by our office in Room 2190 at the Student Service Building (M-F, 9am-5pm).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Global Asian Studies courses for students!

Global Asian Studies invites you to encourage students to consider our Fall course line up. For more information, please contact the instructor directly.  In particular, we invite advisors to promote these two courses where seats are still available!

-GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement where students can learn more about our vibrant Chicago community organizations and potentially explore internship opportunities in the future! A flyer is attached. GenEd course.

-GLAS/ANTH 224:  a new course on the Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia! A flyer is attached.


*GenEd Courses

GLAS 105: Asian American Identities, Cultures, and Communities

This one-credit seminar is part of the Asian American Mentor Program for incoming new first-year and transfer students.

Students should apply here to join AAMP and receive enrollment permission for GLAS 105:

Instructor approval required. Contact:

Karen Su, T 3:30–4:20, CRN 40130
Karen Su, W 1:00-1:50, CRN 40131
Karen Su, R 12:30–1:20, CRN 4012
Karen Su, F 11:00–11:50, CRN 40127

*GLAS 210: Asian American Histories
Michael Jin, TR 2:00–3:15, CRN 40905; contact

GLAS 224/ANTH 224: Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia
Mitch Hendrickson, TR 9:30–10:45, CRN 41509 & 41510; contact

*GLAS 230: Cultural Politics of Asian American Food
Anna Guevarra, M 3:00-5:45, CRN 40125; contact:

*GLAS 231/POLS 231: Introduction to Chinese Politics
Yue Zhang, TR 3:30-4:45, CRN 40034; contact:

*GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement
Radha Modi, MWF 2:00–2:50, CRN 40906; contact

*GLAS 271/HIST 271: Late Imperial China
Laura Hostetler, MWF 10:00–10:50, CRN 40081 & 40082
Laura Hostetler, MW 10:00-10:50, CRN 40081 & F 11:00-11:50, CRN 40083; contact:

*GLAS 275/HIST 275: History of South Asian to 1857
Rama Mantena, T 11:00-12:15, CRN 40032 & 40033; contact:

*GLAS 279: South Asian Cultures and Societies
Gayatri Reddy, M 3:30–6:15, CRN 40022; contact gayatri@uic.du

GLAS 328/ENGL 328: Asian American Literature
Department approval required.
Mark Chiang, MWF 10:00–10:50, CRN 40027; contact

GLAS 471/AH 471: Topics in Asian Art and Architecture
Catherine Becker, R 5:00–7:45, CRN 40019 (undergraduate)
or 40020 (graduate); contact

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Early Billing was launched this week!

We wanted to make you aware that tuition and fees are now appearing on student accounts. Anticipated financial aid is presented to students within the portal with the bill.

See for information about the Billing Procedure and Communication Student Success Initiative. The primary goal is to alert students and families of the total cost of attendance earlier in the cycle.

Many thanks to Bill Patterson and his staff and the Office of Student Financial Aid to make this a reality.