Category: Share with Students

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: This week’s U and I Care Fact – Welcome Back!

Welcome Back

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful, restful break! Check this space every week for a U and I Care Fact that will give you tips about health, wellness, relationships, studying, and life at UIC. Care Facts are brough to you by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Remember, UIC is a campus that cares about you!

Check out the U and I Care and Dean of Students web pages:


U and I Care Facts is an initiative from the Office of the Dean of Students, that is focused on providing you with weekly information on many topics including, exercise, healthy eating, self-compassion, stress and resilience, social connection, time management and more. Care Facts will be updated weekly and will contain tips and resources. 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2019 GLAS courses still open! Share with your students!

Global Asian Studies has courses open to students for Spring 2019! Please share this course information with your students (including the linked flyers):

GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement

CRN 39132; Tu/Th 9:30-10:45 am

Prof. Steve Moon, Organizing Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago

For more information, please contact Dr. Anna Guevarra, Director, Global Asian Studies Program at

This course is for students who consider themselves leaders, or have always wanted to be a leader but never felt comfortable or confident enough to take on a leadership role. This course is for those who believe that there are more humane, loving, and equitable ways to build our communities here in Chicago. For those who sign-up for this course,  you will have a classroom experience that combines theory, practice, culture, and your own personal  history. You will be challenged to connect your own experiences to what’s happening locally & nationally, including issues like immigration enforcement, police accountability, language access, and gentrification. Finally, you will be asked to go out and engage with the communities in Chicago, learning through action and reflection.


GLAS 290: Introduction to Arab American Studies

CRN 39134; Wed 3:00-5:45 pm

Prof. Nina Shoman-Dajani

UIC students! It is not too late to sign up for this fantastic, life-changing class taught by the brilliant Dr. Nina Shoman-Dajani. Dr. Shomani-Dajani completed her PhD in Arab American Studies with a focus on Arab American racial identity. She will be joining us at UIC as a guest instructor only this semester. There are still some seats remaining–register while you can.

Course Description: What is the difference between anti-Arab racism and Islamophobia? How does the Palestinian struggle impact Arab Americans? What happened to civil rights after September 11? Do Hollywood’s Arabs and Muslims have anything to do with real life? Does the War on Terror have anything to do with domestic United States policies? What does Arab-Black solidarity mean? How does hip-hop matter to Muslim Americans? Are Arab American comedians stereotyping themselves? Are Arab Americans considered “white,” “people of color,” “Asian American”? What does freedom of speech mean to Arab Americans? This course engages these and other issues in order to provide an overview of these themes in the field of Arab American Studies: immigration and racism; family, gender, and sexuality; socio-economic class; religious affiliations; arts and cultures; and politics and political activism. This is an interactive thought-provoking course including groups discussions and creative projects. Students will engage with interdisciplinary materials from social media and film to anthropological, historical, sociological, cultural and literary texts.


GLAS 290: Performing Asian Diasporas, Forging Acts of Resistance

CRN 39135; MW 6:00-7:15 pm

Prof. Luis Pascasio, Artistic Director, CIRCA-Pintig Community Theatre

In this course, you will study the theory, practice and analysis of live performance as a means of creative expression and a forum of public engagement. It locates theater performance as a storytelling device that dramatizes the Asian diasporic experience. It will explore acting, scene improvisations, character analysis and playwriting in portraying Asian diasporic themes as well as contemporary global issues. The course privileges the study of particular Asian theatre traditions and Asian American plays and how they reimagine home, history, migration, identity and resistance. The course also attends to diasporic performance as an embodied practice of everyday life that produces cultural, historical and political meanings. Students are expected to produce their own short scripts and improvisational scenes to be performed in a public presentation at the end of the course.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative Research Fellows Program – deadline is 2/28!

Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative

Take the next step in your healthcare and research career journey…

The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program is a comprehensive summer & academic year learning experience for oustanding undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students interested in health who possess the commitment to apply to graduate or medical school and can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to advance cancer health equity. Learn more about eligibility and the application process at

Application deadline: February 28th, 2019
2019 Chicago CHEC Summer Fellowship Application Timeline

  • December 2018 – Application Launch
  • February 28, 2019 – Application Deadline
  • March 2019 – Selection of finalists
  • March 2019– Interviews of finalists
  • April 2019– Selection and notification
  • June 17, 2019 – Start of summer program
  • August 9, 2019 – End of summer program

The Chicago CHEC Mission

  • Establish transdisciplinary cancer disparities research programs in behavioral & social science, biomedical, and translational science
  • Mobilize researchers, educators, community leaders, students, organizations, and patients in innovative cancer education and community engagement programs to improve health outcomes among Chicago’s low-income, minority, and disability communities
  • Provide training, mentoring, and learning opportunities to recruit and retain minority and underrepresented students in health and cancer research careers
  • Support the career development and advancement of minority and underrepresented faculty and scientists

Questions? Email

Download the flyer to share with your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2019 GIS and Data Visualization Courses – share with your students!

Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs wants you to share the Spring 2019 GIS and Data Visualization Courses with your students. Download the flyer.

Why Learn Geo-Spatial Analysis and Visualization?
UDVL courses train students from across the UIC campus in the application of geospatial technologies. Students learn to analyze complex and interrelated data sources and create relevant and appealing visual representations that communicate meaningful information for decision-making.

For more information, visit the Urban Data Visualization Laboratory at or email at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2019 ENGL 107 “Introduction to Shakespeare” seats available!

Please share the downloadable flyer with your students!

Shakespearean Controversies: 

Introduction to Shakespeare (ENGL 107)

The summer of 2017 saw William Shakespeare at the center of public controversy with Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Julius Caesar, in which the actor playing the Roman leader – who is assassinated in the middle of the story — was dressed to resemble President Donald Trump.  Subtitled “Shakespearean Controversies,” this course investigates how Shakespeare confronts issues that persist and re-emerge in our own world today.  The shipwrecked Viola in Twelfth Night, for instance, finds herself a refugee in a dangerous, foreign land where identities of gender, class, and sexuality are anything but certain.  Internet surveillance and parental stalking provide contexts for understanding Hamlet’s network of spies, and both the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements offer contexts for approaching Othello.  Leading us through these issues will be Shakespeare’s plays:  written texts, videos of stage reproductions, Hollywood remakes, and a (possible) class trip to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2019 production of Hamlet.  For many of us, the opportunity to see the plays we are reading can help make Shakespeare’s works “come alive.”  In our conversations this spring, we’ll see that they already were.

Spring 2019

Instructor: Jeffrey Gore (

MWF 8-8:50 AM (25569 / 25568)

General Education Categories:  Understanding the Past & Understanding Creative Arts

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: GEAR UP student positions available!

GEAR UP is hiring college students to work on college transition! Please download the flyer to share with your students.

Jobs for College Students

  • Are you looking for part-time employment? ($12 per hr.)
  • Are you interested in working with first generation, first-year college students?
  • Are you passionate about making a difference in your community?
  • Are you presently a college student enrolled in 6 credit hours or more?

If yes, the Chicago GEAR UP Alliance program is looking for a few good young people to work with select colleges as part of the GEAR UP College Transition Team.

  • Locations are on the North, West and South sides of Chicago.
  • Position requires a background check.

Attend our next Orientation Sessions
Thursday, January 10, 2019
11:30 am – 12:30 pm or 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Monday, Janurary 14, 2019
11:30 am – 12:30 pm or 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
11:30 am – 12:30 pm or 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Send Your Resume to:
Jeanne Barnas

Specify “College Transition” in the subject line.

Center for College Access and Success
Northeastern Illinois University
770 N. Halsted St. 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60642
(Enter on Chicago Ave.)

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Education – New and re-designed Spring 2019 Educational Psychology courses!

The College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology is excited to share newly developed and/or newly redesigned courses for Spring 2019:

  • ED 194 Introduction to Juvenile Justice Education T/Th 2 -3:13 CRN 42171
  • ED 294: Predictors of Youth Criminalization T/Th 12:30-1:45 CRN 42174
  • ED 394: Sport and Human Development T/TH 11-12:15 CRN 42175
  • EPSY 415: Fieldwork in Human Development and Learning in Urban Contexts.

Download the full course descriptions!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: This week’s U and I Care Fact – Wellness Over Break!

Wellness Over Break

  • Students may find that the holiday breaks are a stressful time. You might find yourself worried about finances, relationships, or missing people who have passed away.
  • If you feel stressed, try some tips to help you feel more rested and connected, including making time for supportive family and friends, and volunteering in your community.
  • Remember that the holidays don’t need to be perfect to be meaningful, restful, and fun.

The Counseling Center website has been updated – visit the new site at


U and I Care Facts is an initiative from the Office of the Dean of Students, that is focused on providing you with weekly information on many topics including, exercise, healthy eating, self-compassion, stress and resilience, social connection, time management and more. Care Facts will be updated weekly and will contain tips and resources. 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2019 OT 360 Promoting Wellbeing – additional section added!

Dear UIC faculty, staff and advisors,

An additional section of OT360 Promoting Wellbeing has been added for Spring 2019.

Below is some information about the course and an updated flyer to share with students who may benefit or be interested.

All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Honors College students can receive Honors credit, as well. Please share!

Thank you,

Leah Goodman


OT360 “Promoting Wellbeing” will be offered for 2-credits this spring! The course addresses wellness and academic success for university students. If you are interested in learning and practicing strategies to help you better manage the responsibilities of the student role, advocate for your needs, and develop new behaviors for a healthy lifestyle, this class may be for you!

OT360 will be offered Spring 2019 for both undergraduate and graduate students. It will meet once per week and Honors College students can receive honors credit for any of the class sections. Course topics include: balance, mindfulness, prioritizing mental health and wellness, self-advocacy, goal setting and action planning, emotional regulation, relaxation, stress management, effective communication, relationships and more. 

We recognize that navigating the student role can lead to burnout and feeling overwhelmed. This course is designed to help you build strategies that will support you in promoting wellbeing for yourself and others.

In Spring 2019, OT360 will be offered in AHSB (1919 W Taylor St):

Tuesdays 4-5:50pm (CRN 42284)

Wednesdays 11-12:50 (CRN 42439)

Wednesdays 2-3:50pm (CRN 42285)

Thursdays 11-12:50pm (CRN42286)

If you have questions about Promoting Wellbeing (OT360), please contact Dr. Leah Goodman at

Download the flyer.

Also see a recent article written by Leah Goodman featuring  Dr. Michelle Manno.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CHANCE Program De-Stress Fest this week 12/10 through 12/12!

During Finals Week, the CHANCE Office will be open Monday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to accommodate your studying as well as provide a space for you to de-stress with games, snacks, and a quick break before continuing your studies.

Tutoring will be available Monday-Wednesday, 12:00pm-5:00pm. Food will be served from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Download the flyer to share with your students!