Monthly archives: July, 2018

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Fall 2018 100-level Art courses available to non-Art majors (Creative Arts Gen Eds)

There are seats available in the following 100-level Art sections for this Fall 2018 semester:
ART 112 Intro to Drawing
ART 140 Intro to Sculpture
ART 150 Intro to New Media Arts
ART 160 Intro to Digital Photography
ART 170 Intro to Film

Any student can register for these courses, no departmental approval needed. Students can contact Amanda Grant at with any questions.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Disability Cultural Center is hosting a Premiere Breakfast for STUDENTS on 9/11!

Please share the following invitation and save the dates with your students. There will be a full day of activities that day, so save the date in your calendars too!



This is a unique opportunity to understand how disability is present across communities and UIC campus life.  This event is open to all students whether you identify as a student with a disability or as an ally.  You are also welcome to join us for the remaining activities of the Fall Semester DCC Premiere Opening Day!

Date:  Tuesday, September 11

Time:  9:00 – 10:00 am.

Location:  Disability Cultural Center at Richard Daley Library, Room 1-461.

Please RSVP to

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Affairs Conference on August 9th – Keynote Speakers and Special Opportunities!

Student Affairs Conference 2018: Ignite Your Passion

The 2018 Student Affairs Staff Development Conference will be held August 8-9, 2018 at the UIC Forum. Whether you’re just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, this two-day conference will inspire you to IGNITE YOUR PASSION for whatever moves you.  This is your opportunity to choose workshops, listen to engaging speakers, network with colleagues, and have fun at a conference designed just for you. Registration is required. Deadline to register is July 31, 2018.

REGISTER BY JULY 31st – at the Student Affairs Conference Registration Page!

These conference general sessions unite attendees in one room to hear unforgettable stories that personally touch and professionally inspire all who listen. Content shared at the Student Affairs Conference keynotes are the fuel that ignites on-site collaboration and the glue that bonds attendees – helping to foster priceless peer-to-peer relationships. Read below for more information on these speakers.

MATT ELWELL Executive Director, ComedySportz (CSz) Worldwide
Wednesday, August 8

Matt Elwell, CPLP uses improvisation to help people and organizations experience greater imagination, joy, and success. He is the Executive Director of ComedySportz  (CSz) Worldwide and performs locally on their improve roster and as their Learning & Development Director. He has been teaching improvisation to actors, improvisers, business people, educators, and students for over 10 years. As a performer, Matt has appeared with ComedySportz, Second City Theatricals, GayCo, WNEP, iO and Dave & Co, and has taught as an Associate Faculty Member of the Second City Training Center in Chicago.

COACH GEORGE RICE, III Associate Director of Multicultural Student Services, George Washington University
Thursday, August 9

Energetic, unconventional and engaging, Coach George Rice, III, also known as “Mr. Rebound 4 Success,” believes that everyone is created with at least one gift and that gift alone makes us great. He believes that by cultivating and maximizing our gift(s), we are able to overcome adversity and become champions in countless fields of human endeavor. With more than 15 years of experience as a basketball coach, educator and mentor, Coach Rice is intense in his commitment, interactive in his delivery and ready to put you in the game.


In addition to over 20 educational opportunities at the Student Affairs Conference, this year’s event will offer some very special programs. Make the most of your conference experience by taking part in some of our featured programs: Build A Bike Challenge, Collaboration Lounge, and Career Center.
Build-A-Bike Challenge
Wednesday, August 8th
3:00 – 4:30PM

The Build-A-Bike Team Building workshop and service event is a brainy, challenging, program where teams solve specific challenges in order to build bicycles for a worthy children’s charity in our local area! Remember that first, brand-new bicycle that you got when you were a tot? For many of these kids, this will be the first bike they will have ever owned, and your gift means freedom to these young people. To learn more, check out this video!
Collaboration Lounge
Wednesday, August 8th
10:30AM – 2:45PM
Thursday, August 9th
9:00AM – 1:30PM

Finding the time and space to collaborate can be tough. On both days of the conference, you have the opportunity to visit the Collaboration Lounge to reflect and work with other colleagues. Use the community spaces to brainstorm and develop ways you or other units can collaborate across campus and in the community. Plan a meeting with the colleague you’ve been meaning to catch up with, spend time reflecting on the work you do, or simply take some time to learn about what others do on campus – all can take place in the Collaboration Lounge.
Career Center
Wednesday, August 8th
10:30AM – 2:45PM
Thursday, August 9th
9:00AM – 1:30PM

Refresh your professional image at the conference Career Center. Take the opportunity to have your resume reviewed and headshot photos taken. Register early for preferred time slots. Walk-ins will be available on a first-come first-served basis.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: New BA in Public Policy Info Sheet for Advisors is available!

Looking for more information on our undergraduate programs in public policy for your students? Wondering who is a good fit for these programs?

There is a new Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Information Sheet for Advisors available for download so that your questions can get answered and you can assist students with questions related to Public Policy.

To download the flyer visit

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA 2018 Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona – registration brochure info and early bird deadline!

NACADA wants you to know:

We are looking forward to the 2018 NACADA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on September 30 – October 3, 2018! You can view the registration brochure highlighting some of the excellent sessions and exciting activities planned for this year’s conference. We are certain this will be another great professional development opportunity and memorable NACADA event!

If you are planning to attend, be sure to register for the conference before the early deadline of August 30 to save money! Registration details can be found at the conference information web page.

We hope to see you in Phoenix for the 2018 NACADA Annual Conference!

Don’t forget that OAD administers an Advising Professional Development Grant Program, so if you are considering attending NACADA’s Annual Conference and you need some assistance with funding, you may visit the OAD Advising Awards web page for more information and to apply for a Professional Development Grant.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD’s 4th Annual Advisors’ Fall Kickoff BBQ (7/21) and Fall 2018 Advising Summit (10/5) – SAVE THE DATES

We know you’re still in summer mode (hopefully), but the OAD Steering Committee wants to ensure that you are saving the dates for some of our already planned fall events:

Advisors’ 4th Annual End of Summer/Fall Kickoff BBQ at Ph.D. Pub
Tuesday, August 21st at 5:00 p.m. (or earlier)
*We’ll be gearing up for the academic year, but we also need to continue to take advantage of the warm weather and great summer barbecue for our fourth annual gathering! Grill and chill with us…really we’ll do the grillin’ and you do the chillin’!

Fall 2018 Advising Summit and After-Summit Networking Event
Friday, October 5th – Lunch starts at 12:30, Summit begins at 1:30 p.m.
*As in past years, we’re holding our Fall Summit on the Friday of Week 6, and because we enjoyed the opportunity for networking so much, we’re going to provide lunch, learn together for the afternoon, and those who can make it can join us at a local establishment to relax and continue our discussions.

Watch for the dates for our Fall 2018 OAD brown bags and for TT Advisor Common Readings, they’re coming soon!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD’s next summer event – “Music of the Summer with OAD at Millennium Park – Aimee Mann” on July 30th – RSVP Available

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to share some summer fun with us, you need to join us for our next OAD summer outing to Millennium Park – we provide beverages and snacks and you can kick back and enjoy the music and the beautiful views of Chicago! Put the following in your calendars:

Music of the Summer with OAD at Millennium Park – Aimee Mann
Monday, July 30th
We’ll leave UIC at 5:00 pm but if you’re meeting at Millennium Park, see us anytime after 6…

RSVP at by Friday, July 27th

It’s summer fun and summer sun…don’t miss it!



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Game Night and Trivia on 7/12 – RSVP available!

Did you save the date in your calendar for this Thursday, July 12th where we’ll yet again engage in fun and frivolity as we try to win ourselves prizes playing trivia.

We know that trivia at our local establishments sometimes starts a bit late for folks, so we’ll again enjoy time right after work playing board games (just ask the advisors who played last time to tell you about it) and if you want to stay for trivia you can.

OAD Summer Game Night and Trivia
Thursday, July 12th
Wise Owl Drinkery and Cookhouse
5:15 p.m. – when we’re done p.m.!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 11th – we hope you can come!

SHARE WITH INCOMING STUDENTS: Late start and one-day Summer College programs still open for registration!

Summer College started last week for the six-week programs and Summer Enrichment Math’s first session, but don’t forget that there are programs that start in July as well. There are a wide variety of one-day programs being offered in July that are still open for registration. Here’s a preview:

Summer Enrichment Mathematics Workshop – 3 Week Program – Don’t forget that there’s a second three week session starting on July 16th and students can still register for the second session.

TRIO Fire Start – 1 Week Program – Two different sessions are being offered for this exciting one-week program for qualifying students that includes trips to local organizations like 1871, etc.

Council on Teacher Education – CTE Ignites – New this year, this one-day program is ideal for future teachers who want a jump start to achieve their goals.

Critical Thinking for College Success – Don’t forget this veteran of one-day programs – there are two more dates still available for this excellent program.

Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) – LARES will offer a one-day program on the importance of Latino electoral participation and civic engagement in Illinois and Chicago that is open to all incoming students.

Making the Connection: Research, Inquiry and Discovery at UIC – The Office of Undergraduate Research returns with another of our veteran one-day Summer College programs this July.

Urban Health Program: Preparing for Academic Student Success (UHP-PASS) Pre-Health Day of Exploration – UHP’s one day exploration for pre-health students with presentations and tours is being offered on two different dates this July.

Summer College Website
For information on programs, visit the Summer College website, which will provide you with descriptions of all of the offered programs. There are some fantastic opportunities for incoming students in a range of areas.

The Summer College registration system is now open so please encourage your new first-year students who are eligible to register for one or more Summer College programs! Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there. Invitations to eligible students have begun as well.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Game Night and Trivia on 7/12 – SAVE THE DATE!

We’re taking a bit of a break this week from our summer events because you’re likely taking a bit of a break too!

But you NEED to save the date in your calendar for Thursday, July 12th where we’ll yet again engage in fun and frivolity as we try to win ourselves from prizes playing trivia.

We know that trivia at our local establishments sometimes starts a bit late for folks, so we’ll again enjoy time right after work playing board games (just ask the advisors who played last time to tell you about it) and if you want to stay for trivia you can.

SAVE THE DATE – JULY 12TH – We’ll leave campus at 5:00 p.m. and festivities end when we win trivia!