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  • 2014 Honors College Ball, Sat. 3/1

    The Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) and the Honors College Ball Committee, would like to invite you to attend the 21st Annual Honors College Ball!

    Pyramids of Paradise – the 21st Annual Honors College Ball
    Saturday, March 1, 2014
    Holiday Inn – Mart Plaza
    6pm – 12am

    Tickets will be on sale at the Honors College daily from 10 - 2pm beginning Tuesday, February 4th. Student ticket price is $50 per ticket, and includes dinner and unlimited soft drinks. Highlights this year will include dancing, a silent auction to benefit the HCAB Scholarship fund, and a photo booth.  Please stay tuned for Pre-ball contests, prizes, and opportunities!  Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu with questions.

  • Paid Editorial Internship with Foreign Affairs for Recent Grads, Apply by Mon. 2/3

    Foreign Affairs is looking for an Academic Year Intern to join the editorial team.

    The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position in New York City offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Previous interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language.

    The position lasts for one year, starting in late spring or early summer.

    You will need to submit a cover letter, résumé, three writing samples, and three letters of recommendation by February 3, 2014. Only finalists will be interviewed.

    Visit http://www.foreignaffairs.com/discussions/news-and-events/iforeign-affairsi-now-hiring for more information.  Email editor@foreignaffairs.com with any questions.

  • Paid Summer Internships in Health Services Research, Due 2/1

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergraduates interested in exploring the field of health services research.  LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the US.  The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course. Those mentors are also faculty members at Penn Medicine, The Wharton School, Penn Nursing, Penn Dental and Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.

    To learn more and apply, visit the SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application.  The application deadline is February 1.

  • Chicago Signature Honors Program: America, Inc. play, Fri., Feb. 7 (RSVP Required)

    Chicago Signature Honors Programming wants you to get out of your home and check out the city!

    WHAT: America.Inc… The name of this play says it all. Increasing income gap, corporate control, lobbyism. A play about our times!

    WHY: Because you care about all these things. AND… because P.Tyler Nielsen – whom you might know – directed the show.

    WHEN: February 7, 7 pm,

    WHERE: PROP THTR, 3502 N. Elston Street.

    DEADLINE to RSVP: February 4.

    Go to: http://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu

    Email Dr. Zarnitsyn (azarni2@uic.edu) or Dr. Lindsay (vlinds1@uic.edu) with any questions.

  • FBI Summer Honors Paid Internship Program, Application Due Tues. 2/4

    In 2014, outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of universities will be selected to participate in the FBI Honors Internship Program. This paid internship offers students an exciting ‘insider’s view’ of FBI operations and provides professional experience that is unique, valuable, and marketable.  Click to learn more.

  • Exciting New Job Shadowing Opportunity over Spring Break, Apply by Fri. 2/7

    The Chicago Future Leaders Program offers UIC female students the opportunity to meet people in various industries to learn more about their professional roles and fields. 

    How it will work:

    Thu, Feb 20 - Prep Session: A 2-hour session held on in a prestigious corporate downtown office.  Program advisors will talk about what to expect, answer your questions, and help you feel ready for this awesome experience. Meet the fellow student participants also!

    Tue, Mar 25- Workplace Immersion #1: this day-long immersion will give you “a day in the life” of a working professional at the American Red Cross, one of the world’s greatest disaster relief organizations. Learn more about what the Red Cross does, and what people who work for them do too.

    Wed, Mar 26 (final date TBD)- Workplace Immersion #2: this second day-long immersion explores the roles of professionals at another organization (to be determined). While the layout of the day will be similar to Immersion #1, your experience at this new organization will give you an entirely different exposure to the working world.

    Click here for the application.   Applications are due Fri, Feb 7.

    If you have questions about the program, please contact The Office of Career Services at ocs@uic.edu 

  • Nebraska Summer Research Programs, Priority Deadline 2/1

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to a new interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program doing research in and around the social sciences. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.

    Summer 2014 programs include: 

    • Algal Biofuels and Nanohybrid Materials 
    • Applied Mathematics 
    • Bioenergy Systems 
    • Biomedical Engineering 
    • Chemistry 
    • Minority Health Disparities  
    • Redox Biology 
    • Virology 
    • Water in the Earth System 

    During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

    Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Monday, February 17. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

    Download the flyer here. If you have questions, please contact Maggie Jobes, Summer Research Program Director at the University of Nebraska, at graduate@unl.edu. 

  • Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship, Apply by Fri. 1/31

    The Garden Club of America (GCA) with the support of Casey Trees in Washington, DC, is soliciting applications for its national urban forestry fellowship. GCA has a history of interest in the health of the urban forest and would like to support young scientists in their undergraduate and graduate studies in this field.  The study areas of interest are far reaching, including urban forest management and planning as well as topics in biology, ecology, or human health that will specifically move urban forest science forward. The fellowship is open to both graduate students and advanced undergraduates pursuing degrees in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental studies or a closely related field at any 4-year college or university degree program in the United States.  Click on the post to view more.

  • Google Journalism Fellowship, Apply by Fri. 1/31

    Google is offering a 10-week fellowship program for students interested in data-based journalism, the business of journalism, and the use of technology in journalism.  The first week of the program takes place at Google in Mountain View, California, and the remaining weeks take place at one of several host organizations.  Fellows receive an $8,000 stipend and a $1,000 travel budget.

    Detailed information about the program and host organizations, as well as a link to the application form, can be found here: http://www.google.com/get/journalismfellowship/index.html

    Deadline: January 31, 2014 (due by midnight, Pacific time)

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms Due Fri. 1/31

    All Honors College students must be registered for either HON 222 or HON 322. HON 222 is for everyone except upperclassmen who are doing their Capstone. (This is usually the seniors, but also some early-achieving juniors.) HON 322 is for students working on their Capstone.

    All students must submit your Honors Activity Agreement Form or Honors College Capstone Agreement Form to the Honors College Front Desk by 4pm on Friday January 31, 2014.  These forms are available at http://www.uic.edu/honors/forms/

    IMPORTANT:  Your agreement form must be signed by your activity/capstone supervisor.  If you are a sophomore or above, it must also be approved by your Faculty Fellow.  This means that you must meet with your fellow in person, give him/her time to read what you have written on your agreement form, and sign it in time for you to meet the deadline.

    If you have questions, please contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Off-Campus Summer Research in Science and Engineering: Amgen Scholars, Due 2/3 or 2/14

    The Amgen Scholars program provides research opportunities in science and engineering to students in any academic major. Opportunities are available at several host universities and students will work with a faculty mentor. Specific projects and funding opportunities vary by host institution; please visit http://www.amgenscholars.com/ for more information and application materials. 

    Deadlines: February 3 for most institutions, February 14 for the California Institute of Technology.

    For more information: https://illinois.edu/emailer/files/46097/amgenscholars_flier.pdf  

  • Mental Health and Disability Alliance Meeting, Mon. 2/3

    The new Mental Health and Disability Alliance (MHDA) organization is having its first General Body Meeting on Monday, February 3 from 5 - 6:30 pm in the School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute Room 121.  

    MHDA is a new organization at UIC founded by students, faculty, and staff that seeks to address issues revolving around mental health and disability. Our mission is to cultivate collaborations between the university and the community with the purpose of reducing stigma and other barriers associated with mental health and disability. MHDA aims to achieve these goals through interdisciplinary approaches of raising awareness, research and education, advocacy, and community engagement.

    New student attendance and participation are welcomed as the organization seeks to strengthen the multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of mental health and disability. If you have any questions about MHDA, please contact John Capua at jcapua2@uic.edu.

  • Black History Month Events in February

    Campus Programs is proud to announce the 2014 celebration of Black History Month with our theme "Chicago Contributions to Music"!  Sponsors throughout the university have an exciting and diverse lineup of programs to offer during February.  All events are open to the general public and the UIC community of students, faculty, and staff.  Click on this post for a full list of Black History Month events.  

     

    The Honors College will sponsor a lecture by Julieanna Richardson as part of Black History Month on Feb 6: 

    Leadership Lecture Series: Authentic Leadership

    Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director of The HistoryMakers 

    Thursday, February 6, 9:30 am in 121 Burnham Hall

    Julieanna Richardson is the Founder and the Executive Director of The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection.  By recording, preserving and sharing the life stories of thousands of African Americans, from President Barack Obama to the oldest living black cowboy, The HistoryMakers is a leader in helping to educate and enlighten millions worldwide through refashioning a more inclusive record of American history.  Ms. Richardson has a diverse background in corporate law, television production and cable television.  She is also the recipient of the UIC Great Cities Institute's first Vernon Jarrett Senior Fellowship in 2006. 

    View the flyer here: https://blogs.illinois.edu/files/1516/109271/3768.pdf 

     

  • Women’s Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Waiver, Due Fri. 2/14

    Have you made significant contributions to the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community? Or have you triumphed over personal experiences within these areas? If so you are encouraged to apply for the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Waiver.  Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Honors Activity Option: Project Esteem, Meeting Mon. 2/3

    Do you enjoy working with kids? Have a passion for science? Then Project ESTEEM is right for you!

    Project ESTEEM reaches out to children currently in the children's shelter, Lydia's Home (http://www.lydiahome.org) and The Rice Child and Family Center (http://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/page.aspx?pid=350), and teaches them science through exciting experiments and projects! Volunteers from all undergraduate colleges are welcome to join; you do not necessarily have to major in science and/or education in order to be a member of Project ESTEEM, nor do you have to be a member of the Honors College. However, Honors College students do have the ability to use Project ESTEEM as an Honors College Activity. 

    There will be an informational meeting on Monday, February 3 at 5:30 PM in the Honors College Quiet Study (BH121). If you are interested in working with Project ESTEEM or have any other questions, please e-mail Ashley Akkal: aakkal2@uic.edu or Haley Bohl: haleybohl@comcast.net.

  • Honors Activity Service Option: Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break is a student run volunteer organization here at UIC. We provide volunteer opportunities throughout Chicago and during spring break we send groups of students all over the country for a week of volunteer work. Join our listserv by emailing asbuic@gmail.com to learn about our upcoming events and application deadlines!

  • Illinois Medieval Association Conference Volunteers Needed, 2/21 – 2/22

    Attention students of history, literature, art and culture--and the intellectually curious at large: 

    The Illinois Medieval Association Conference will take place on the UIC campus Friday February 21 and Saturday February 22. The conference site and program are here:  http://ima2014.publish.uic.edu/ 
     
    The conference organizers are  hoping that some students will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to attend the conference free if they volunteer a few hours of their time.  Students who are not directly studying the medieval period still enjoy the conference and networking with faculty and grad students from other institutions, and will certainly learn a lot from helping to set it up. Click on the post for more information.  

     

  • Paid Summer Teaching Opportunities for Spring Graduates

    The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2014 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

    Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:

    * Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
    * Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
    * Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

    Click on the post to read more.

  • Honors Capstone General Information Workshop, Mon. 2/3

    The Capstone Information Session Workshop provides an opportunity for you to learn more about the Capstone requirement, brainstorm possible topics or ideas for your Capstone, and talk with an Honors College Associate Dean or Postdoctoral Fellow about your Capstone.  This workshop is intended for everyone from Seniors starting on their Capstones now to freshman who want to learn more about the requirement to be prepared in the future.  

    The workshop will be held Monday, 2/3 from 3 - 4 pm in Burnham Hall 121 (Quiet Study Room).  

    If you have questions, contact Dean Chang (huiching@uic.edu) or Dean Hall (sahall@uic.edu). 

    Click on the post for a complete list of capstone workshops for the semester.

  • Fall 2014 LAS Scholarships, Due Fri. 2/28

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is now taking applications for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.  LAS is looking to award 15 scholarships, ranging from $400 to $10,000. Students in good academic standing---with financial need and without---are encouraged to apply.  

    Please visit the LAS Scholarships website for scholarship listings, guidelines, FAQs, and more information on the application process: www.las.uic.edu/scholarships.  Applications will only be accepted ONLINE. The application deadline for all listed scholarships is Friday, February 28th at 3:00 p.m.

  • UI Avery Brundage Scholarship for Student Athletes, Due Mon. 2/10

    University of Illinois Avery Brundage Scholarship - scholarship for students at the three U of I campuses with demonstrated athletic ability, where athletics has played a significant part in their development - Deadline: February 10, 2014 - website: https://www-s.usp.uillinois.edu/brundage/default.aspx 

  • OSSP: Spring Scholarship Info Session, Wed. 2/5

    Come to this Information Session to learn about scholarships with Spring 2014 deadlines!  Sponsored by the Office of Special Scholarship Programs.  No advance RSVP needed.  Contact ssp@uic.edu with questions

    Wed. 2/5: 2-3 pm, 2550 University Hall

  • EcoCampus Meeting TIME CHANGE, Tues. 2/4

    EcoCampus, UIC's Student Environmental Organization will be having its second General Body Meeting (GBM) of the semester on Tuesday February 4 from 2-3 pm in 121 Burnham Hall. We focus on environmental and sustainability issues related to UIC and the Chicago community.

    This meeting we will be discussing our current projects, specifically our Earth Day events, the energy saving competition, and the contaminated ComEd site on campus. Stop by if you'd like to hear about our projects, offer some ideas of your own, or get invovled in what we're doing.

    ** Open to all UIC students, faculty, and staff.

    Contact EcoCampusUIC@gmail.com  with questions.  Like EcoCampus on Facebook for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/EcoCampus.UIC  

  • UIC Summer Research Opportunities Program, Due Mon. 2/3

    UIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) - sophomores and juniors from historically underrepresented ethnic minority groups who have a 2.75 GPA or above; provides stipend to perform research with UIC faculty one-on-one - Deadline: February 3, 2014 - website: http://grad.uic.edu/cms/?pid=1000319 

  • Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, Due 2/28

    The new component of the Fulbright Program will offer up to five awards to U.S. citizens for nine months of overseas travel and multi-media storytelling on globally significant social or environmental topics. Fellows will focus their digital stories on one of the program’s eight themes: biodiversity, cities, cultures, disasters, energy, food, oceans, and water. The Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship will provide a unique platform for U.S. Fulbrighters to undertake an in-depth exploration of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools and media, including blogs, photography, video, and social media, Fellows will share their stories by providing content to a National Geographic blog and other platforms with the support of National Geographic’s editorial team.

    Click on the post to learn more.

  • Chicago Signature Honors Program: Clybourne Park at UIC Theatre, Fri. 2/21 (RSVP Required)

    Chicago Signature Honors Programming wants to stimulate your mind again!

    WHAT: Play: CLYBOURNE PARK –  at UIC THEATRE!!!

    WHY: About race and poverty, about Chicago, written by somebody who knows Chicago. AND we will have a chance to talk to the people behind the production before the show!

    WHEN: 21 February, pre-show talk at 6.45. show at 7:30

    DEADLINE for RSVP: 14 February

    We have 3 (!) events in February. Go out and explore! For details, go to: http://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu and look at our EVENTS.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Zarnitsyn at azarni2@uic.edu or Dr. Lindsay at vlinds1@uic.edu

  • Center for Literacy Tutors Needed

    The Center for Literacy is recruiting volunteer tutors to support the reading and math improvement of Head Start parents. 

    How can you help?
    • Tutor English or Spanish speaking GED Students
    • Participate in orientation, training's, and observations as offered.
    • Be willing to commit to 2 hours per week for a minimum of one quarter

    Where can you help?
    • 10 South Kedzie 
    • 4314 South Cottage Grove 
    • 4800 South Paulina (Spanish GED site ) 

    When?
    • Now through February 2014
    • 9:00 am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm -3:00pm

    Learn more at http://cfl.uic.edu/volunteer/ .  Contact Sharon Osinaike at osinake@uic.edu or  312-413-9869 with questions.  This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy.

  • Chicago Academic Medicine Summer Program II, Apply by 2/24

    CAMP II is an eight-week commuter program where students learn to conduct primary research in a laboratory with a University of Chicago faculty mentor. Participants will be selected either following successful completion of CAMP I or through previous participation in a similar summer pre-medical training program. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the ethics of research, the basics of biostatistics, and the conduct of biomedical research.CAMP II also provides an enhanced focus on medical school application processes to support future success. Participants will engage in MCAT preparation coursework and re-visit the elements of personal statement writing and interviewing skills. This experience is available to a cohort of participants who are underrepresented in the medical education community, and is intended for freshmen or sophomores. 

    Learn more at http://pritzker.uchicago.edu/about/diversity/pipeline/camp.shtml. Applications are due Monday 2/24.  Contact Nikki Oliver at 773-702-8946 or noliver2@bsd.uchicago.edu with questions.

  • HCAB Scholarship, Due Fri. 2/7

    Each Spring the Honors College Advisory Board awards one $1000 scholarship to a current Honors College student. Eligible students must be in good standing with the college (3.4 GPA), enrolled full-time, and possesses significant involvement in Honors College activities and student organizations. This scholarship is awarded during a ceremony at the Annual Honors College Ball. Scholarship link here.  Applications are due Feb. 7 at noon.

  • The Berkeley Prize for Undergraduate Essays in German Studies, Due 2/15/14

    The Berkeley Undergraduate Essay Prize is awarded annually by the Department of German for outstanding unpublished papers written during the previous calendar year by undergraduate students enrolled at a North American university/college. Thus the 2014 prize will consider papers written during 2013 on a broad range of topics in German studies. The winning essays carry a cash award of $500 each and will be considered for publication in the department’s electronic journal TRANSIT (http://german.berkeley.edu/transit).
     
    The submission deadline is February 15, 2014.  Click on the post to learn more.
  • Honors College and Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad, Due 3/4 and 3/21

    Aching to study abroad this summer or fall? As a member of the Honors College you’re encouraged to apply for the Honors College Study Abroad scholarships. The application can be found here: [https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/2154002  ]  Application Deadline:  5:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2014

    If you have a Pell Grant in your financial aid package and are planning to venture overseas on a credit-bearing program, you should definitely consider applying to the Gilman Scholarship Program. Honors College students excel at winning this award! You can find the information you need here:  [http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/gilman.htm] The deadline for the Gilman is March 4th, so get busy on your application today.

    There are also numerous other scholarships for UIC students interested in studying abroad. Scholarships can be based on merit, need, diversity, location or other factors. Click on the post to learn more.

  • Resume & Cover Letter Workshop, Thurs. 2/6

    Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
    THURSDAY Feb 6, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  
    SCE, FT Dearborn - B

    Learn the Do's and Do Not's about your vital job search documents! We will go over tips for making your existing resume great, or writing your first one. This is a great chance to prepare for the Internship + Part-Time Job Fair the following Thursday, February 13th from 10 am - 2pm.

    Presented by the Student Employment Office.  Contact studentjobs@uic.edu or 312-996-3130 with questions.

  • Leadership Lecture Series with Julieanna Richardson of The HistoryMakers

    Leadership Lecture Series: Authentic Leadership

    Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director of The HistoryMakers 

    Thursday, February 6, 9:30 am in 121 Burnham Hall

    Julieanna Richardson is the Founder and the Executive Director of The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection.  By recording, preserving and sharing the life stories of thousands of African Americans, from President Barack Obama to the oldest living black cowboy, The HistoryMakers is a leader in helping to educate and enlighten millions worldwide through refashioning a more inclusive record of American history.  Ms. Richardson has a diverse background in corporate law, television production and cable television.  She is also the recipient of the UIC Great Cities Institute's first Vernon Jarrett Senior Fellowship in 2006.

    View the flyer here: https://blogs.illinois.edu/files/1516/109165/3774.pdf 

    Sponsored by the UIC Honors College in collaboration with HON 401 Honors Leadership Seminar and the UIC Black History Month program.  Students who attend three Black History Month Events could win a $100 Gift Card! 

    For a complete list of Leadership Lecture Series events this semester, see the flyer: https://blogs.illinois.edu/files/1516/109165/3773.pdf.  Questions:  Contact Professor Jenny Hoobler at jhoobler@uic.edu

  • Cutie the Cat’s (and Dean Chang’s) Office Hours in JST, Thursdays 8-9 pm

    Stop by to say hi to Cutie the Cat and Dean Chang during her weekly Faculty-in-Residence Office Hours in JST!  Stop by Dean Chang’s cozy apartment to play with the cat and chat with Dean Chang about your semester.  Thursdays throughout the semester, 8-9 pm, JST C226.  Contact Dean Chang with any questions (huiching@uic.edu). 

  • Learning Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Tech Hourly Position

    The Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking an undergraduate hourly employee to assist with the technical support needs of the Institute.  Qualified candidates will have expertise in the following areas: 

    • Ability to troubleshoot both Macintosh and Windows platforms as well as peripherals (printers, UIC Wireless, network, projectors). LSRI is 70% Mac. 

    • Firm understanding of Windows Servers, its components (Active Directory and IIS), and how the departmental servers interact with the greater university networking structure. Linux Server knowledge is also helpful. 

    • Maintenance of said file and web servers including monitoring backups and error logs 

    • Experience creating both Access and MYSQL database-driven websites with ASP and PHP. 

    • Assist in developing custom applications for projects (e.g. data collection websites) 

    • HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Bluestem, Drupal 

    • Assist in providing media services for projects (video taping, editing) 

    Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary. 

    The start date is ASAP.  Send resumes to 

    Andrew Krzak 
    Akrzak1@uic.edu

  • "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years" Film Series, Every Monday at 6pm

    Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 

    Film Series

    Mondays at 6pm

    Pop Up JUST Art (PUJA), 729 W. Maxwell 

    https://blogs.illinois.edu/files/1516/109463/3791.jpg 

    Sponsored by the UIC Social Justice Initiative

  • Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA), Nominations Due 3/10

    The CSSLA program has recognized outstanding student leaders and student volunteers who, while maintaining high academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to the UIC community through participation in student organizations and campus activities and throughout the greater Chicagoland area through active service and community engagement.

    2014 Nominations are now open and will close on March 10, 2014.  Visit the website to learn more: http://www.uic.edu/depts/sldvs/recognition.shtml 

    Students may be nominated for the following awards, presented each year

    at the CSSLA program:

    • The Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSA)
    • The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award
    • The President’s Volunteer Service Award
    • Campus Programs Annual Awards
    • Annual Awards of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
  • The Berkeley Prize for Undergraduate Essays in German Studies, Due 2/15/14

    The Berkeley Undergraduate Essay Prize is awarded annually by the Department of German for outstanding unpublished papers written during the previous calendar year by undergraduate students enrolled at a North American university/college. Thus the 2014 prize will consider papers written during 2013 on a broad range of topics in German studies. The winning essays carry a cash award of $500 each and will be considered for publication in the department’s electronic journal TRANSIT (http://german.berkeley.edu/transit ).

    Essays for submission may be written in German or in English; one submission per student. They should be double-spaced, between 3000 and 5000 words in length (including notes and references), and without the student’s name on the paper, since the Awards Committee reads the essays anonymously. A separate cover sheet with the student’s name, title of the paper, address, phone number, and e-address should accompany the submitted essay. The essay may be submitted in hard copy or electronically. The submission deadline is February 15, 2014; winners announced May 2.

    Send to:  Undergraduate Essay Prize, Attn: Nadia Samadi, German Department, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3243, e-address: germanic@berkeley.edu

  • The Fund for American Studies D.C. Internships, Priority Deadline 2/10

    LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. in Washington, DC

    www.DCinternships.org 

    June 7 - August 1, 2014

    *Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC

    *Priority Deadline: February 10, 2014

    *Final Deadline: March 18, 2014

    *Scholarship Funding Available

     Spend a summer interning in the nation's capital and gain that competitive edge. Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college.

    Click on the post to learn more.

  • Civic Engagement Lunch Talk: Community Transformation in Chicago: Reconceptualizing Neighborhood Food Systems, Wed. 2/12

    Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) presents Civic Engagement Lunch Talks

    Learn more about how civic engagement can transform democracy.  Bring your own lunch or enjoy a light lunch served by IPCE.

    CUPPA GCI Conference Room 418
    412 S. Peoria Street
    Chicago, IL 60607 

    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    "Community Transformation in Chicago: Reconceptualizing Neighborhood Food Systems" with Angela Odoms-Young, Assistant Professor, UIC Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition; Nefertiti Ojinjideka Hemphill, MS student, UIC Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition; Orrin Williams, Director, Center for Urban Transformation; Emmanuel Pratt, Director, Chicago State Aquaponics Center; and Daris Jasper, Artistic Jeanius.

    Click on the post to view other lunch talks this semester. 

    IPCE is committed to transforming democracy by creating a more fully engaged community with more effective leaders. Join us to learn more about how civic engagement can transform democracy.

    If you have any questions, please e-mail neramos@uic.edu or call (312) 355-0088. 

  • Urban Prep Academies Fellowship Opportunity

    In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for four years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nation’s first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities.  Do you have the skills, passion and energy to help us to continue to prepare urban boys to succeed in college? If so, consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates.  Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with first year students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance and a monthly living stipend.  Click on the post to view more.

     

     

  • Become a Food Corps Service Member, Due 3/30

    Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms and kids?  Then we want you to be a FoodCorps Service Member!  Application is open now through March 30th, 2014.

    FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities.  FoodCorps service members implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids:

    • TEACH children about what healthy food is and where it comes from

    • BUILD and tend school gardens 

    • BRING quality local food into public school cafeterias

    As a service member, you will be placed with one service site for your year-long term. Service sites are community organizations that operate in partnership with one of our fifteen host sites, statewide organizations that help run FoodCorps in each of the places FoodCorps serves: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawai'i, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina and Oregon.

    Click on the post to learn more.

  • US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute Award Programmes, Due 2/27 or 3/6

    Participants in the 2014 UK Fulbright Summer Institutes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.  There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students in 2014 and candidates apply for one of their choosing.  The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs.  View the post to read more.

  • Teach for America Final Application Deadline, Thurs. 2/20

    Final Application Deadline: Thursday, February 20th

    16.2 million students live in low-income communities in the United States.  Only 1 in 12 will graduate from college.  TEACH FOR ALL 12.

    Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This year, 11,000 corps members are teaching in 48 regions across the country while 32,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

    Learn how you can make an immediate difference in the lives of your students right out of college, and then go on to be key player in social change in law, policy, medicine, business, and every field you can imagine by checking out ourgraduate school and employer partnerships,package of financial incentives, and the 50 regions in which you could make and impact toward educational justice. 

    Apply now at www.teachforamerica.org 

    Email UIC Recruiter Michele Ybarra at michele.ybarra@teachforamerica.org for more information.  

  • London's Black and South Asian Communities: Politics, Culture, and History - Summer Study Abroad Program, Info Session, Thurs. 2/13

    The goal of this program is to encourage students to think in complex ways through comparative analysis about issues of race, gender justice, identity and community from England to the US. The course will survey London's culture and politics through the experiences of the African, Caribbean and South Asian descended communities. Additionally, it will focus on the history of British colonialism, migration, discrimination and the hybrid cultural and political formations that emerge in London over time. Through readings, films and lively interactions with London-based researchers, students will explore some of the following issues:

    • History of colonialism and anti-colonialism
    • Women's organizations and grassroots movements
    • Housing and immigration policies and patterns
    • Social construction of race, ethnicity and identity

    All Students will take London's Black and South Asian Communities: Politics, Culture and History for 6 credits. Undergraduate and Graduate students may apply.

    An Info Session will be held on Feb. 13 from 12-1 in UH 1250.  Click on the post to learn more.

  • Honors College Ball: Tickets on Sale! First-Come, First-Serve

    Tickets for the 21st Honors College Ball are now on sale in the Honors College lobby from 10am - 2pm this week! Tickets are first-come first-serve, and this is a wildly popular event, so don't wait to buy your ticket!

    $50 students, $75 university professional/ alumni
    Cash or checks made payable to “University of Illinois”

    Students in Campus Housing: Housing is offering one $40 ticket to the first 100 Housing residents who sign up for a ticket at this site: https://www.housing.uic.edu/restickets/index.cgi?id=286 

    Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu with questions.

  • Two opportunities for students interested in film/videography/video editing and disability studies and human development

    1) Help shoot and edit a brief video on the experiences of amputee athletes and prosthetics.  Time commitment of 10-20 hours off campus between now and April 1. Contact Prof. Paikoff-Holzmueller at birdy@uic.edu

    2) A doctoral candidate in Disability Studies at UIC is working on a dissertation that addresses social relations of older adults with intellectual disabilities from a life course perspective.  The project will include the development of a 15-20 minute DVD with the life stories of six individuals with intellectual disabilities. This DVD will be used as an education and advocacy tool at agencies and universities. Seeking a research assistant to help collect video materials and edit final video beginning this spring. If the project receives grant funding, this may develop into a paid position. Contact Lieke van Heuman at lvheumen@uic.edu

  • Generation Google Scholarship, Deadline Mon. 3/3

    Established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field.

    Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2014-2015 school year. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014.

    Deadline: 3 March, http://www.google.com/edu/students/the-generation-google-scholarship/ 

  • UIC Green Fee Request for Proposals, Initial Deadline Fri. 2/21

    Request for Proposals for Funding by the UIC Green Fee
    Letter of Inquiry Deadline: February 21, 2014
    Final Proposal Deadline: April 18, 2014
     
    The Green Fee Advisory Board (GFAB) is currently accepting student proposals for Spring 2014. Approximately $30,000 is available to support proposals that help to establish a sustainable campus environment by expanding such areas as composting, landscaping, and transportation initiatives while also reducing waste and conserving resources.  Funding proposals must address the three pillars of sustainability - environmental protection, social equity, and economic benefit - and align with the goals of the UIC Climate Action Plan. 

    Who can apply: All UIC students and student organizations are eligible to apply. If needed, the GFAB will help provide access to campus resources and personnel to approve projects. GFAB can also suggest other entities that may provide funding or other assistance.

    Click on the post to learn more.

  • Chicago Signature Honors Program: Clybourne Park Play at UIC Theatre on 2/21, RSVP by 2/14

    Chicago Signature Honors Programming wants to stimulate your mind again!

    WHAT: play: CLYBOURNE PARK –  at UIC THEATRE!!!

    WHY: About race and poverty, about Chicago, written by somebody who knows Chicago. AND we will have a chance to talk to the people behind the production before the show!

    WHEN: 21 February, pre-show talk at 6.45. show at 7:30

    DEADLINE for RSVP: 14 February

    We have 3 (!) events in February. Go out and explore! For details, go to: http://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu and look at our EVENTS. 

    Contact Dr. Zarnitsyn (azarni2@uic.edu) or Dr. Lindsay (vlinds1@uic.edu) with questions.