Monthly archives: October, 2017

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: America Needs You Fellowships (for current first-year students) – UIC Info Session on 11/6!

Please share with your students:

UIC Freshmen!

Are you a first-generation college student?
Are you interested in securing two internships & learning from a personal mentor?

Apply to the America Needs You (ANY) Fellows Program!

As an ANY Fellow, you receive:

• Internship search support and connections
• Individualized support from a one-on-one Mentor Coach
• Up to $2,000 in professional development grants
• Career development training
• Opportunities to network with a range of industry professionals

Learn more about the program and how to apply from ANY-IL Program Coordinator Liz Buerger & a current ANY Fellow at our upcoming info session!

When: Monday, November 6th from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Career Services Office, Student Services Building, Room 3050

Download the flyer to share with your first-year students!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region 5 Conference – Call for proposals! (Due 1/5/18)

The OAD Steering Committee wants you to consider submitting a proposal for NACADA Region 5 in Ohio in Spring 2018! See below for the call for proposals. OAD will be hosting proposal workshops in November and December so stay tuned!

Join us in Columbus, Ohio, April 11-13, 2018, for the NACADA Great Lakes Region V conference.

This year’s theme, “The Art of Advising”, provides the opportunity for you to present on key advising issues related to creativity, ingenuity, and application at the conference. Potential topics include: student retention, student recruitment, 1st year programming, probationary students, first generation students, technology, as well as topics of your choice.

The online proposal application system is open; please visit the NACADA Region V Conference website to submit your proposal:

Deadline for all proposals is January 5, 2018.

If you would like to volunteer to read submitted proposals in January and/or volunteer to help at the April conference, you can sign up at the Great Lakes Region V, Conference Web site at:

We look forward to seeing you April 11-13, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio!
Yours truly,

Melinda McDonald and Amy Treboni
Program Chairs

Todd Taylor, Peg Steele, and George Steele
Region V 2018 Conference Chairs

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Government Job Fair – NEXT Friday, November 3rd

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in a local, state or federal agency, either now or in the future?

If so, you will find contacts from local, state and federal agencies at this FREE fair.  Local law enforcement and federal agencies such as the CIA and DEA will be recruiting at the event. It is very helpful to talk face-to-face with recruiters to build relationships and to get your questions answered about their hiring processes.

There will also be a series of workshops where attendees can learn more about the process of hiring at different agencies as well as how to create a strong resume for government positions. Workshop topics and times are listed below:

Careers in Public Policy 1:15-2PM

Careers within the US Department of State 2:15-3 PM

Secrets to a Federal Resume 3:15-4PM

Careers with the CIA, time TBD

The event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

2017 Chicago Government Job Fair
Friday, November 3rd
1-4 PM
Student Center East. 3rd Floor Illinois Rooms
750 S. Halsted

For additional questions, please email Career Services at

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: New my.UIC Portal for Faculty and Staff is now live!

The new my.UIC Portal is live for all users (students, faculty, and staff). The web page has been changed so that all users can access the new version.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have bookmarks in the old portal, you must move them to the new portal by November 10th and instructions are included on the website.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Donate Books in the Quad for Open Books Chicago on 10/23 and 10/30

Donate books for Open Books Chicago

Monday October 23rd & 30th
9 AM – 10 AM
2 PM – 3 PM

Where: The QUAD!

Books can also be dropped off on the 3rd floor of UH

Donate books to a worthy organization: Open Books Chicago. Welcoming all donations of good conditioned books! Open Books also has internships and volunteer work! If you’re interested call them or go to the locations.

PLEASE DONATE: fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, and children books.

PLEASE DON’T donate: encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, law books, magazines/journals, and pre-college textbooks. (So, you can donate your $1,000 textbooks if you

Tell all your friends and family! Don’t miss out on this great cause!

Help kids enjoy reading!

**Organized by LAS 110 classes

Download and share the flyer!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Kinesiology Intercollege Transfer Info Sessions

Kinesiology Intercollege Transfer Info Sessions

Are you interested in transferring to the BS in Kinesiology from another UIC major?

Find out all you need to know about the transfer process by attending one of our info sessions. No registration necessary! We will review the intercollege transfer guide and answer general questions about the application process and timeline. The deadline to apply for spring 2018 admission is Friday, November 10, 2017.

Info Session Dates:

Monday, October 23rd:  3-4pm
Thursday, November 16th:  3:30-4:30pm
Tuesday, November 28th:  3:30-4:30pm


Physical Education Building (PEB, room 117)
901 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL, 60608

For more information, please visit: 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: African American Academic Network (AAAN) Open House – this Wednesday 10/25!

The African American Academic Network invites you to our Open House

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Student Services Building
Suite 2800

Meet our staff and student leaders to learn about our services, programs and upcoming events. Our Open House will be filled with activities that promotes community and academic success.

The first 100 students in attendance will receive a complimentary, Midterm Survival Kit. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, October 23rd here.

Thank you and we look forward to your attendance.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Join us for DACA Discussions (East Campus – 10/24 and West Campus – 10/25)!

The Provost’s Taskforce for Immigration Issues is presenting DACA Discussions – two forums during the Week of October 23rd. Download and share the flyer!

This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to learn what DACA is and how the DACA rescission will impact our campus.

UIC experts on the legal, psychological, and financial effects of DACA’s termination will explain what we can expect next and provide advice on best practices to support affected students, staff, and patients.

Please join us and bring questions.

Each forum will feature a panel of presenters with different expertise. Q & A will follow.

Tuesday, October 24th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
302 Student Center East (SCE)

Wednesday, October 25th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 158 (1st Floor Auditorium)
College of Nursing

List refreshments will be served.

Forums can be viewed live using the following links:

Tuesday, October 24:

Wednesday, October 25:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall 2017 Advising Summit presentations now available for download!

Our Fall 2017 Advising Summit focused on providing updates about new programs and initiatives and providing information about advising international students.

Thank you so very much to our presenters and to you for spending the afternoon learning with us! The agendas, presentations, and materials from our speakers are available on or can be downloaded below:

Summit Agenda

Career Services News (Thy Nguyen, Office of Career Services)

Best Tips for Advising International Students (Presentation) and Tips Handout (Ana Hoban and Megan Ward, Office of International Services)

Resources for Undocumented Students and Update (Tanya Cabrera, Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity)

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy (Dr. Kathleen Yang-Clayton and Sharon Hayes, Department of Public Administration)

New Class Scheduling Grid (Erin Brady, Office of Classroom Scheduling)

Intercollege Transfer Process and Website (Eileen Doran, College of Applied Health Sciences)

If you attended Summit, we want to hear from you. Your feedback is valuable, so please complete a survey for our planning team:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Join the ARABAMCC for next week’s events (10/24 and 10/26)!

Dear Advisors:

Please share these upcoming events with your students (organized and co-sponsored by the Arab American Cultural Center).

Resisting Surveillance October 24, 6-8

Suspicious Activity Reports. Countering Violent Extremism. CPD’s Gang Database. Fusion Centers.

Hear from organizers with the Arab American Action Network, Black Youth Project 100 and more speak about surveillance in Chicago and how communities are resisting.

October 24, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1344 S. Halsted


Arab Game Show Night October 26, 4:30-7:00

ARABAMCC PRESENTS: Layali Al Fan (Art Nights)

October 26, 2017
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Arab American Cultural Center
Stevenson Hall Room 111

Come join us for a fun night of elimination games, challenges, contests, and more! Teams will be formed at the event. Don’t miss the chance to join the challenge and win a prize! Refreshments will be served.