Category: Networking Event

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 http://go.uic.edu/oadsummereventrsvp 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 – 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!

RSVP OUT SOON!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – OAD Goes to the Movies in Millennium Park for GROUNDHOG DAY – next Tuesday, June 26th – RSVP NOW!!

Well, it’s summer and rather than sun, fun, and events under the stars, it looks like this past week has largely brought us summer rain instead!

As you know, we moved our event “OAD Goes to the Movies at Millennium Park” to NEXT Tuesday, June 26th for the movie Groundhog Day. 

You should join us!

We’ll leave around 5:00 p.m. from UH and make our way down to Millennium Park to enjoy the classic and hilarious Groundhog Day under the sun (hopefully) then the stars…we are counting on the weather cooperating or it’s, well, Groundhog Day.

The RSVP is available – please RSVP by Monday, June 25th! It just gives us a sense of how many snacks to provide.

We hope to see you there!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SAVE THE DATES – OAD Summer Networking Events….they’re here! (6/19, 7/12, 7/30, and 8/21)

Summer’s here and it’s time for OAD Summer Events…the Steering Committee wants to see you out and about!

Find your sunglasses and sandals, save the dates in your calendar and join us:

“OAD Goes to the Movies – Kinky Boots – at Millennium Park” on Tuesday, June 19th – we’ll leave around 5:00 p.m. from UH and make our way down to Millennium Park to enjoy the popular Kinky Boots under the sun then the stars…

Summer Game Night and Trivia” on Thursday, July 12th – join us at a local establishment for our annual summer game night and trivia contest. It’s fun, festive, and a great way to celebrate a summer night!

“Music of the Summer with OAD at Millennium Park – Aimee Mann” on Monday, July 30th – we’ll do our next outing to Millennium Park for renowned singer Aimee Mann. There will be beverages, munchies, and great music and conversation…

“Advisors 4th Annual End of Summer/Fall Kickoff BBQ at Ph.D. Pub” on Tuesday, August 21st – we’ll be gearing up for the academic year, but we also need to take advantage of our warm weather and great summer barbecue for our fourth annual bbq! Grill and chill with us…really, we’ll do the grillin’ and you do the chillin’!

Save the dates in your calendar! RSVP’s will be out soon! If you have questions, email Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu.

 

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2018 Advising Summit will be held on February 23rd – save the date and the RSVP is open!

We hope you can join us on Friday, February 23rd for the Spring 2018 Advising Summit (Friday afternoon of Week 6) and lunch.

We have a number of items on our agenda including meeting our new director of the Office of External Fellowships, information on financial aid and billing, the Non-Cognitive Profiles Pilot, and much more! We’ll keep you updated on the agenda as our Advising Summit Planning Team continues to plan for this semester.

Following are the details so that you can plan to attend:

Friday, February 23rd
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH and Check In
1:30 – 4:00 Advising Summit

*ROOM is SSB Conference Rooms (The good news is we’ve outgrown our SCE 302 space.)

Also, don’t forget that we’re also doing a Winter Wonderland Networking Event directly following Advising Summit at Wise Owl so that you can relax together and continue the discussions you’ve begun at Summit.

Please RSVP at http://go.uic.edu/summitrsvp by Friday, February 16th.


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)

RSVP:  http://go.uic.edu/oadbbqrsvp

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!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Goes to the Movies in Millennium Park for “Hidden Figures” on August 15th – RSVP available!

Did you miss Trivia and Game Night? You missed a lot of fun. And the OAD team won the trivia contest…so you should join us next time!

If you missed it, there’s still time to connect with your fellow advisors and spend some quality time! Our next event will be a visit to Millennium Park for the award winning movie Hidden Figures. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, August 15th
Location: Millennium Park
Time: 5:00 p.m. if leaving UIC with us; 6:30 if you’re meeting us at Millennium Park

RSVP to let us know you’re planning on coming!

We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 p.m. and head over to get seats on the lawn – and enjoy watching the film with some great snacks and refreshments! We hope you can join us!


About the Film: The three-time Oscar Award-nominated film about the incredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains in the historic launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Air and Water Show, happening August 19 and 20.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: SAVE THE DATE for OAD’s Third Annual BBQ on Thursday 8/24!

Are you ready for our Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ? We had so much fun the past two years we’re doing it again!

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

Date:  Thursday, August 24th

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!

Watch for the RSVP over the next few weeks and email Joey if you want to help plan the event!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – OAD Trivia and Game Night is THIS Wednesday, July 26th!

Unfortunately due to unexpected circumstances we had to reschedule our trivia and game night fun to this coming Wednesday, July 26th! So we’re hoping that you can still join us if you were planning on coming last week! (If you already RSVP’ed, just let Joey know if you can still make it…)

We’re going to have a great time – and extra time to plan means extra time to plan more FUN and NETWORKING!

DATE: Wednesday, July 26th at Wise Owl

TIME: We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 and the games go until we want them to end…

RSVP for trivia and game fun by Tuesday, July 25th!

We’re going to meet up at Wise Owl on Racine and Van Buren hosting game night and then we’ll compete in their trivia contest that starts at 8:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this fun event where we will have food and refreshments!


NETWORKING EVENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: FLAMES FLIX “Kong Skull Island” movie on the East Lawn next Thursday, July 20th! Join us!

Do you like free movies in the park? Join us for Flames Flix!

Then don’t miss out on UIC’s free outdoor movie night on Thursday, July 20th!

Recent hit “Kong: Skull Island” will be featured on a massive screen on University Hall’s East Lawn. Come relax with friends and take a break from your summer work and summer studies. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome.

• Seating begins at 8pm and the movie begins at dusk.
• The first 400 people to show their i-card will receive a free blanket!
• We’ll also have free popcorn and water while supplies last.

Looking for something to do between 5:00 and 8:30? Let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know and we’ll get a group to gather for some fun at one of our local establishments…what better way to follow up on game and trivia fun from the night before than a nice, relaxing evening and movie?