Category: Networking Event

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Networking Events Survey will be sent this week!

Are you ready for some OAD Summer Networking fun? I know the OAD Steering Committee is ready to bring you exciting events! Help the OAD Networking and Community Building Committee plan summer events!

Because Chicago is filled with millions of great things to do, we want to know where we should focus our efforts. Some events may involve discounts on tickets, while others may just require coordination.

A survey is being sent to your email with the subject – “Help us plan advisor summer events!” So let us know what most piques your interest, and we’ll try to plan something that best fits everyone’s busy schedules while still giving us a chance to enjoy Chicago in the summer!

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: UIC Summer Dance is here!

Join us this summer for an Ice Cream Social and Summer Dance! Show up to our free program. Bring your lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes outside in the UIC LC Quad. In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the next 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open for more seasoned dancers.

This program is free and open to the public from Noon to 1:30pm at UIC Lecture Center Plaza (UIC LC Quad).

Thursday, May 18 — Salsa*
Thursday, June 1 — Bachata
Thursday, June 15 — Argentine Tango*
Thursday, June 29 — Kizomba
Thursday, July 13 — Zouk
Thursday, July 27 — Steppin’

*Starts at 11:30am with an Ice Cream Social.

For the latest updates, visit go.uic.edu/summerdanceUIC.

Check out last year’s video HERE.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – ADVISOR WEEK is coming – March 20th – 24th! We need your opinion!

It’s that time again – we’re nearing ADVISOR WEEK!

Save the dates for our Fifth Annual UIC Advisor Week. There are going to be a number of professional development events while also taking a break with your fellow advisors…here’s a preview:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We have an expanded version of Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with two offerings on different topics – one on March 21st and one on March 23rd! Lunch included!

We’ll be doing a full day four session Advisor Conference with lunch provided on Wednesday, March 22nd featuring presentations from our own campus members.

We’ll have three workshop/discussions on a range of topics including being an HSI, advising students about undergraduate research, and much, much more! We’re planning to continue the discussions and information begun at Advising Summit.

NETWORKING AND “TAKE A BREAK”

We’re planning a range of fun events for our community to enjoy!

Kick off Advisor Week with us on Tuesday, March 21st after work by joining us for “Saucy Salsa Night” where we’ll enjoy some pizza and beverages at Lou Malnati’s on Randolph before twisting and turning our way across the street for salsa lessons at Alhambra.

“Take a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” is continuing again this year. We’ll be painting again and we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can so you can prepare yourself to exercise your creative side!

Summer Session is giving advisors a preview to summer by sponsoring “Let’s Play Ball – Tailgate and UIC Baseball,” which is being held on Friday, March 24th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Granderson Stadium. Tailgate and watch the game as a way to cap off our fabulous week!

And there’s more…a full schedule is coming soon but save the dates!


Now that you know a bit about some of the events we’re planning, we need your opinion about a new idea:

For Advisor Week this year, we wanted to try something different and look at a fun way to explore the city. The committee is exploring an Urban Adventure Quest (http://www.urbanadventurequest.com/how-it-works/default.aspx). This scavenger hunt/quiz/walking tour of downtown would allow teams of 3-5 people to compete against each other. Because we would need to purchase quests per team, we would need to know how many people would be interested in participating. Please let us know your interest at through the link below:

http://go.uic.edu/UrbanAdventureQuestSurvey

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Networking Event – Holiday Cheer at Jak’s Tap on 12/14/16

Need a break and want to have some holiday fun? We’re looking forward to celebrating the end of the semester with one last gathering before the holiday break!

Please join us:

Wednesday, December 14th
Jak’s Tap
5:30 p.m.
RSVP is http://go.uic.edu/oadnetworkingrsvp

As you know, we like to have RSVP’s so we know about how many of us to expect, but even if you don’t RSVP, you’re welcome to join us! Don’t miss out on the fun….


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: REMINDER – OAD Second Annual BBQ is this Wednesday, August 31st. RSVP and join us!

How did your first week go? Did you enjoy last August’s first annual summer bbq? So did we! It was great to see the great cooking skills of one of our own, so…we’re doing it again.

AUGUST 31ST is our Second Annual Advisors BBQ!

We’ll be celebrating the kick off of the new 2016 – 2017 year and ending our summer together! It will be a great way to kick off Labor Day weekend!

Where:    Ph.D. Pub on South Campus
When:    5:00 p.m. (The Study Abroad event that ends at 4:30, so if you’re going to that you can still make it to the BBQ!)

Just like last year, our own advisors will be showing off our cooking skills! We want to see you there. Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, August 30th, but even if you haven’t RSVP’ed join us…we’re planning lots of food and fun! Bring your fellow advisors!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: OAD Second Annual BBQ has been rescheduled to August 31st. Join us!

Did you enjoy last August’s first annual summer bbq? So did we! It was great to see the great cooking skills of one of our own, so…we’re doing it again.

Make sure to change your calendar from this Thursday, August 11th to our confirmed NEW DATE – AUGUST 31ST for our Second Annual Advisors BBQ!

We’ll be celebrating the kick off of the new 2016 – 2017 year and ending our summer together! It will be a great way to kick off Labor Day weekend!

Where:    Ph.D. Pub on South Campus
When:    5:00 p.m. (or earlier if your day ends earlier…we’ll be there by 4:30!)

Just like last year, our own advisors will be showing off our cooking skills! We want to see you there. Our RSVP is already available and bring your fellow advisors! It’s going to be a great time!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: Advisors visit Millennium Park for “Grease” TOMORROW NIGHT! RSVP still open!

Hey Advisors!

Are you a fan of Danny Zucco? Which of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies were you the most like in high school?

Are you ready to rock the night away under the stars? This is a REMINDER that tomorrow, AUGUST 9TH, “GREASE” is being shown in Millennium Park and we’re going. Bring your lawn chairs and your blankets.

For those of you who have RSVP’ed, we’re excited you’re coming, for those who haven’t, don’t you dare miss this opportunity!

You can RSVP until noon tomorrow, and Joey will provide all of the details about where to meet. Be there or be square!

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* Even if you come at the last minute, that’s ok too (just be sure to email Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu)!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: OAD BBQ this Thursday is postponed to Week 2!

Did you enjoy last August’s first annual summer bbq?

Although we’ve had to postpone our event from this Thursday, August 11th to the second week of school, it means we can celebrate both the end of summer and the beginning of the 2016 – 2017 academic year! So we’re excited to host our Second Annual BBQ again during Week 2 of the semester! It will be a great way to kick off Labor Day weekend!

We’re working on our new date and will keep you posted over the week, but don’t forget that we are going to Millennium Park this Tuesday, August 9th to see “Grease” – RSVP by noon on August 9th!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: RSVP for our next UARC Summer Events – “Grease” in Millennium Park (8/9) and Family and Friends BBQ (8/11)

Were you unable to make it to our UARC event last night? Have no fear, we’ve got a few more events coming up in August and we want YOU to come!

  1. AUGUST 9TH – “GREASE” in Millennium Park – Are you a fan of Danny Zucco? Which of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies were you the most like in high school? Either way, let’s go to “Grease” together and enjoy a fun movie with great music under the stars in Millennium Park. More details to come soon, but you can already RSVP! Be there or be square!
  2. AUGUST 11TH – ADVISORS’ SUMMER BBQ AT PH.D. PUB – Did you enjoy last year’s first annual summer bbq? Well, we had so much fun doing it and thoroughly enjoyed the cooking skills of our fellow advisors that we’re doing it again! Join us after work to celebrate the end of Orientation and kick off the new academic year. You won’t be disappointed! RSVP is available!

We’ve got other events that we’re still planning and will be updating you on including a Sox game and much more!


REMINDER – NETWORKING EVENT: RSVP for our next UARC Summer Event – Brewery Tour at Haymarket on Randolph and Halsted next Thursday, July 14th!

Did you RSVP yet for our next UARC event coming up next Thursday, July 14th? It’s going to be really fun and interesting!

Have you wondered how some of our most popular hometown breweries make their beer? Join us to learn some beverage chemistry!

We’ll meet in the lobby of UH at 5:00 and head out for an enjoyable evening touring Haymarket up on Halsted and Randolph! Or you can meet us at the brewery…Don’t miss it! Let us know you’re planning on coming by completing the Brewery Tour RSVP.

If you can’t make it to the brewery tour next week, we’ve got more events coming and you should join us:

  1. AUGUST 9TH – “GREASE” in Millennium Park – Are you a fan of Danny Zucco? Which of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies were you the most like in high school? Either way, let’s go to “Grease” together and enjoy a fun movie with great music under the stars in Millennium Park. More details to come soon, but you can already RSVP! Be there or be square!
  2. AUGUST 11TH – ADVISORS’ SUMMER BBQ AT PH.D. PUB – Did you enjoy last year’s first annual summer bbq? Well, we had so much fun doing it and thoroughly enjoyed the cooking skills of our fellow advisors that we’re doing it again! Join us after work to celebrate the end of Orientation and kick off the new academic year. You won’t be disappointed! RSVP coming soon, but save the date – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ve got other events that we’re still planning and will be updating you on including a Sox game and much more!