Category: Upcoming Events

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: REMINDER – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation on 8-27-17 – SAVE THE DATE!

REMINDER – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation

In order to positively impact the success and first year experience of our new students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, faculty and staff are encouraged to be a part of the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in welcoming the new UIC Class of 2021!

Date:  Sunday, August 27th

Time: Check in at 2:30

Location: Check in at the Pavilion Parking Lot to line up for the processional, which begins at 3:00 p.m.

Dress for the event is casual. Please wear UIC colors.
Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic

The Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in the SRC Autocourt for food, fun, and games while we continue to welcome UIC’s new students.

For more information visit the 2017 Convocation Website at –


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: ARABAMCC hosts “Resources, Rights and Resistance” on 3/14 – 3 to 5 p.m.

The Arab American Cultural Center (ARABAMCC) is hosting an event THIS WEEK:

Resources, Rights and Resistance: The Muslim ban and the culture of racism and surveillance.
March 14, 3-5pm
Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
Please download the flyer here.
This event is organized by UIC’s new Arab American Cultural Center.

Please visit our website for more information and to join our e-mail list here.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tuesday Topics: Connection vs Control, 9/13/16 in Daley Library room 1-470

Welcome back, and happy September!

Starting this week, our monthly advisor common reading discussions will be back in full swing. No RSVPs are necessary, but we hope to see you there!

Topic: Connection vs. Control
Article: “Applying Choice Theory to Academic Advising”
Go to: to retrieve the article.
Discussion Leader: Eliza Callahan
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 13 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library room 1-470

Starter Question: How do you support students in developing their own ideas of success?

The Office for Advising Development will provide treats and drinks, but feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, and Jill Huynh,

The Advisor Common Reading Committee

Do your colleagues want to receive our advisor common reading emails? Encourage them to get added to the list:

The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).

UPCOMING EVENT: UIC Latino Cultural Center Celebrating 40 Years – September 14th and 15th

Join the Latino Cultural Center for their 40th Anniversary Celebration. Information on the events:

Celebratory Event:

Wed., Sept. 14th, 5pm-7:30pm

  • Meet the Social Pollinator artists and enjoy musical performances
  • Taste food from the LCC’s 40 Recipes Project, on sale to benefit the LCC
  • Bid in the Aerial Advocacy Auction to benefit the Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA) scholarship
  • Reconnect with old friends and meet new people
  • And more…

Open Houses:

Wed., Sept. 14th, 1pm-5pm & Thur., Sept. 15th, 1pm-5pm

  • Explore 40 years of archives on display in the LCC Gallery
  • Watch the Social Pollinators Project in process with 10 Latina/o artists
  • Purchase the LCC 40 Recipes Cookbook, a great gift for the holidays
  • And more…

Poster: Honoring 40 Years of Art, Culture, and Social Change! [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095


Thank you to our funders and UIC co-sponsors: The Chicago Community Trust & USDA Forest Service International Programs. Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL), Great Cities Institute (GCI), Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program, Office of the Chancellor, Office of Diversity, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Office of Public and Government Affairs.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS, YOU’RE INVITED: Study Abroad Special Event on August 31st at 3:30 p.m.

An invitation from Chris Deegan, Executive Director of the Study Abroad Office:

Dear Colleagues:

For some this may be a duplicate announcement, but it this interactive event will be a unique opportunity for UIC students to be in the center of this discussion with government leaders.  U.S. Study Abroad: An Investment in Your Future, a dialogue with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Evan RyanThey will be joined by two UIC Study Abroad alumni for a discussion about the impact of their experiences.  If you have an opportunity to share this announcement with students, please do so.

Thanks in advance for your support.  You can find more detail and a link to RSVP at:

We look forward to seeing you there.


Chris Deegan
Executive Director, Study Abroad


Chris Deegan
Executive Director of Study Abroad
The University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street
502 University Hall
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 413-7662


YOU’RE INVITED: Campus Housing invites you to be part of the Chancellor’s Move-In Crew on August 17th

Invitation from Susan Teggatz, Director of Campus Housing:


I want to invite you to volunteer to help to make Freshman move–in day a great experience when we welcome the freshmen on August 17th.

I am also excited to announce that the Chancellor and his wife will again help our resident students move in!

Freshmen are officially welcomed to move-in on Wednesday, August 17th. This day is always an exciting time for the UIC Community as our freshman residents arrive on campus with their families and their hopes and dreams for their future in their hearts.  As we continue to increase Campus involvement, your efforts are crucial to providing support and encouragement to our students and their families during this very busy day.

During freshman move-in day we would like to have you at key places in the south and east residential complex helping us welcome parents and students as they arrive.

Move-in will start at 8am, with the largest part of our students coming in between 9:00am to noon.  We continue to see residents arrive throughout the afternoon and need assistance throughout the day ending at 4:00pm. Plan to join us for at least 2 hours during the day, however even an hour lending a hand works for us! Housing will provide you with a Polo Shirt (unless you still have your shirt from last year) and guidelines for your task that day.

We have a variety of jobs including the Hospitality Station where we will provide water, a T-Shirt distribution station for Freshmen to receive their Campus Housing T-shirt and several Drop and Go Zones where we will help unload cars.

Please respond to Susan Teggatz, copied on this e-mail, with your availability for the day and your shirt size if you need a polo shirt.

Save the Date: August 17th, 2016 – Times and positions will be emailed in a follow-up email on Monday, Aug. 15th.

We look forward to having you!

Susan Teggatz
Campus Housing

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the date for the Midwest First Year Conference on 9/23!

Save the date for the Midwest First Year Conference being held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on 9/23!

Friday, September 23, 2016

8:00am – 4:00pm

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

The MFYC regional drive-in conference provides a dynamic forum for faculty, administrators, and professional staff to share ideas, resources, and engaging pedagogy to enhance the experience of first-year students on two- and four-year campuses.
REGISTRATION is now open!

Registration Fees (continental breakfast and lunch included):

  • Early Bird: (before 08/26/16): $90
  • Professional: (after 8/26/16): $100
  • Day of Event/ At the Door: $100
  • Graduate Student: $65

Keynote Speaker
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Keup, Director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Student in Transition.   In this capacity, she leads a team of professionals who coordinate the Center’s conferences and continuing education, publications, research and assessment activities, public relations, and resource development. Jennifer also serves as an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches graduate courses, advises students, and serves on thesis and dissertation committees.

Jennifer’s research interests focus on two complementary areas of scholarship: 1) the first-year experience and students in transition and 2) high-impact practices and institutional interventions. Under the umbrella of this agenda, she has engaged in scholarly work, teaching, and service on many topics such as college student characteristics; the impact of college on students; student access, development, learning, and success; curriculum and student services; peer leadership; community college and transfer issues; leadership and institutional effectiveness; student performance, adjustment, and attainment; and higher education assessment..

Midwest First-Year Student Champion Award
We invite you to nominate a colleague for the Midwest First-Year Conference Champion Award: Award Criteria and Nomination Process.  The Midwest First Year Conference is eager to recognize higher education professionals who exemplify outstanding service and leadership in working with first-year students.  This award will be presented at the 2016 Midwest First-Year Conference. The winner will receive a plaque and free conference registration to the 2017 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience (Feb. 11-14, 2017 in Atlanta, GA).

Key Dates:

August 5, 2016 —Deadline for Midwest First-Year Conference Champion Nominations

August 26, 2016—Early Bird Registration Closes

September 23, 2016 – Midwest First-Year Conference
For More Information:

Kelly Smith, Conference Planning Committee Chair (815) 753-0028


Register today for the 10th Annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on Friday, April 29th, 2016. This year we will celebrate at the National Hellenic Museum and our keynote speaker is Tania Unzueta Carrasco, Policy and Legal Director for Mijente and an organizer with the Not1More Campaign and Chicago’s Organized Communities Against Deportations.

Lavender Graduation is a unique convocation ceremony that honors the academic achievements of UIC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) graduating class. The event is open to students from every college at UIC and our graduate pool grows larger each year. Lavender Graduation is one of the Gender and Sexuality Center’s hallmark programs. Students throughout the years have testified that the prospect of walking in “Lav Grad” motivates them through tough times with juggling classwork and other obligations. In addition to several other programs we offer, Lavender Graduation supports the attraction, retention and successful graduation of many LGBTQA students each year.

More information about Lavender Graduation:

REGISTER TODAY! This year’s ceremony will be at the National Hellenic Museum!!!! The museum is located at 333 S. Halsted St. and is located off of the UIC- Halsted Blue line. Please check our Facebook and listserv for regular updates about the event. Did I mention there will be food and post ceremony celebrations with music immediately following?

When you have a moment, follow this link to a beautiful video from the 2014 event:

Please also join our event on Facebook:  

Friday, April 29, 2016
10th Annual Lavender Graduation
Ceremony: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Food: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Post Ceremony Celebrations: 7:30 – 9 p.m.

GRADUATES Register Here:


For registration and event related questions, contact S Simmons at OR 312-413-8619.


UPCOMING EVENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer Session Picnic for students & advisors this Saturday, April 16th

UIC Summer Session invites you and your students for some free food and beverages at our first Summer Session picnic.

When: Saturday, April 16 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Where: UIC’s Curtis Granderson Stadium

Come cheer on the Flames during the UIC women’s softball and men’s baseball that day and have lunch on us (bring your i-card for free game entry).

The college advising units will have a chance to win prizes based on student attendance. See contest rules for more details.

Details about the picnic, student tickets, and the contest found here:

Questions? Contact Natalie Kokorudz, or 3-9075

SHARE WITH STUDENTS/UPCOMING EVENTS: Student Research Forum is this Tuesday 4/12.

The 2016 UIC Student Research Forum (SRF) is being held this Tuesday, April 12, 2016. This annual event showcases undergraduate, graduate, and professional student research. The SRF provides students with the opportunity to present their research in a one-on-one style to a broad audience. Join us to view the students’ research!

Event details are as follows:

UIC Student Research Forum
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Judging and Presentations)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Reception and Prizes)

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Sponsored by:  The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, the Provost/VCAA, the Alumni Association, the Honors College, and Campus Programs.

Thank you for your participation and support of undergraduate research at UIC, a high impact experience with documented positive effects on student learning, satisfaction, and future prospects. Please feel free to email with any questions or ideas for how the Office of Undergraduate Research can support your efforts. And for more information on current opportunities for your students, follow the Office of Undergraduate Research on Facebook ( and Twitter (@UICOUResearch).