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)


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!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Apply to the UIC L@s GANAS Research Fellowship!



Looking for a paid opportunity to gain research experience? UIC’s new Research Fellowship through the L@s GANAS Office provides hands on research opportunities in the STEM fields. You might also qualify to earn up to $5,000 per year as part of the Research Fellowship stipend.

The L@s GANAS Research Fellowship gives you the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with UIC Faculty members;
  • Connect with the larger UIC research community;
  • Receive funding for research presentations outside of UIC;
  • Participate in semester-long Science Leadership Workshop in the fall prior to engaging in research projects.

Don’t lose out on this opportunity! Apply soon – space is limited and applicants are accepted on a rolling admissions process.

Apply to the L@s GANAS Research Fellowship Now

Veronica Arreola

Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science (L@s GANAS)

P.S. Feel free to reach me at 312-355-3160, email us at, or stop by our office in Room 2190 at the Student Service Building (M-F, 9am-5pm).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Global Asian Studies courses for students!

Global Asian Studies invites you to encourage students to consider our Fall course line up. For more information, please contact the instructor directly.  In particular, we invite advisors to promote these two courses where seats are still available!

-GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement where students can learn more about our vibrant Chicago community organizations and potentially explore internship opportunities in the future! A flyer is attached. GenEd course.

-GLAS/ANTH 224:  a new course on the Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia! A flyer is attached.


*GenEd Courses

GLAS 105: Asian American Identities, Cultures, and Communities

This one-credit seminar is part of the Asian American Mentor Program for incoming new first-year and transfer students.

Students should apply here to join AAMP and receive enrollment permission for GLAS 105:

Instructor approval required. Contact:

Karen Su, T 3:30–4:20, CRN 40130
Karen Su, W 1:00-1:50, CRN 40131
Karen Su, R 12:30–1:20, CRN 4012
Karen Su, F 11:00–11:50, CRN 40127

*GLAS 210: Asian American Histories
Michael Jin, TR 2:00–3:15, CRN 40905; contact

GLAS 224/ANTH 224: Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia
Mitch Hendrickson, TR 9:30–10:45, CRN 41509 & 41510; contact

*GLAS 230: Cultural Politics of Asian American Food
Anna Guevarra, M 3:00-5:45, CRN 40125; contact:

*GLAS 231/POLS 231: Introduction to Chinese Politics
Yue Zhang, TR 3:30-4:45, CRN 40034; contact:

*GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement
Radha Modi, MWF 2:00–2:50, CRN 40906; contact

*GLAS 271/HIST 271: Late Imperial China
Laura Hostetler, MWF 10:00–10:50, CRN 40081 & 40082
Laura Hostetler, MW 10:00-10:50, CRN 40081 & F 11:00-11:50, CRN 40083; contact:

*GLAS 275/HIST 275: History of South Asian to 1857
Rama Mantena, T 11:00-12:15, CRN 40032 & 40033; contact:

*GLAS 279: South Asian Cultures and Societies
Gayatri Reddy, M 3:30–6:15, CRN 40022; contact gayatri@uic.du

GLAS 328/ENGL 328: Asian American Literature
Department approval required.
Mark Chiang, MWF 10:00–10:50, CRN 40027; contact

GLAS 471/AH 471: Topics in Asian Art and Architecture
Catherine Becker, R 5:00–7:45, CRN 40019 (undergraduate)
or 40020 (graduate); contact

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Early Billing was launched this week!

We wanted to make you aware that tuition and fees are now appearing on student accounts. Anticipated financial aid is presented to students within the portal with the bill.

See for information about the Billing Procedure and Communication Student Success Initiative. The primary goal is to alert students and families of the total cost of attendance earlier in the cycle.

Many thanks to Bill Patterson and his staff and the Office of Student Financial Aid to make this a reality.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SAVE THE DATES – OAD’s Fall 2017 Events including Advising Summit (10/6), OAD Networking Event (10/6); TT Common Readings and NACADA Webinars!

We are looking forward to a great year with a number of events! The full Fall 2017 calendar is coming soon and will be updated regularly. We’re securing dates for brown bags/coffee talks and other activities are being organized and added.

Here’s a preview of what we’re planning so please SAVE THE DATES:

Advisors’ End of Summer/New Year Kick-Off BBQThursday, August 24th at 5:00 p.m. at Ph.D. Pub

TT Advisor Common ReadingsTuesday, September 19th on Faculty Relationships

ILACADA Drive-In Conference (OAD Transportation Provided) – Friday, September 22nd (Northern Illinois University) – we’re leaving early in the morning and providing transportation!

Advising Summit **NEW TIME** – Friday, October 6th – LUNCH (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and then Summit (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) – we’re following Summit up with a networking event so you can continue conversations!

Fall Colors Networking EventFriday, October 6th – we’ll be at a local establishment after Advising Summit so you can continue your conversations and network. More details soon!

TT Advisor Common Readings – Tuesday, October 17th on Undeclared Students

TT Advisor Common Readings Thursday, November 16th on Testing Culture

NACADA Webinar – Monday, December 18th on “Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model” – (Viewing Recording)

For more information contact Joey Volpe ( and watch for the 2017 – 2018 Events for Advisors coming the first week of August!


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.


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!

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 –


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 ( 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?