blog postsNominate your Advisor(s) for the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and New Undergraduate Advisor Awards! (Nomination Forms due 2/7)Jan 13, 2021 2:30 pm8 views Reasoning and Problem Solving StudyJan 11, 2021 1:30 pm12 views Submit Your Research for Publication with the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal (Deadline to submit is 1/22)Jan 4, 2021 2:45 pm12 views Participate in a UIC Research Study on Insomnia and DepressionNov 11, 2020 12:45 pm12 views Juntos: Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Latinx Students, and the Future of Study Abroad Panel (10/2)Sep 28, 2020 2:30 pm6 views Drive-Up WiFi MapApr 20, 2020 2:45 pm59 views Please Sign the Petition For Free Menstrual Products in All UIC BathroomsMar 4, 2020 2:15 pm218 views Business Student Advisory Board SurveyJan 29, 2020 2:15 pm46 views UIC’s RISE Act Application Workshops (Information now available for January and February dates)Jan 27, 2020 1:45 pm30 views Submit to a zine of UIC student artwork! (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/31)Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm80 views Submit to a zine of UIC student artwork! (Must submit by 1/3)Dec 4, 2019 3:00 pm83 views Ocean Explorations from Magellan to Today In a Changing Climate Event (12/4)Dec 2, 2019 2:30 pm31 views Attend Dominican University's Graduate Open House on 9/28Sep 16, 2019 1:45 pm27 views Want to Register Voters? Training session at 4pm on 9/10 in BH 121Sep 5, 2019 3:15 pm36 views We Are Human. A Fundraiser to Help Chicago's Homeless!Apr 26, 2018 2:00 pm94 views Undergraduate Research Assistant Position Openings in Psychology – Application Deadline: April 18Apr 10, 2018 1:00 pm128 views World Health Run 5K – April 7Apr 3, 2018 2:15 pm91 views Aisthesis 2018: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students – Submission Deadline: March 15Mar 8, 2018 11:45 am165 views Internship Opportunities with Spring Deadlines!Feb 13, 2018 1:30 pm351 views Free 1-Year Subscription to the Chicago Tribune!Dec 21, 2017 2:15 pm1061 views A Call to Action on Tax Reform BillsDec 7, 2017 3:45 pm4 views Free DACA Renewal Workshop: 9/20 at 6pmSep 19, 2017 1:30 pm19 views TEDxUofIChicago Application for Board Position, Deadline: 9/19Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm54 views Student Advocacy Coalition Kickoff Meeting, 9/14Sep 12, 2017 1:30 pm52 views TEDxUofIChicago Informational Meeting, Tonight, 9/12Sep 12, 2017 1:30 pm50 views Travel to the Philippines with the NEXTGEN Pagbabalik Program - Apply by April 15thApr 4, 2017 3:00 pm56 views Student Organization Registration 2017-2018Mar 9, 2017 10:45 am86 views Student Elections tomorrow: Tues. March 7th and Wed. March 8thMar 6, 2017 10:15 am11 views Opportunity to Get Published in the University of Minnesota Duluth's Annual Journal - Submission Deadline 3/15Mar 3, 2017 10:15 am40 views Faculty-Led Study Abroad Summer Internship, Paris - Info Sessions 2/17 and 3/10Feb 15, 2017 1:30 pm92 views The Next Great Travel Writer Competition, Due Sun. 2/5Jan 30, 2017 4:00 pm105 views This winter, we’re making it our mission to find the best new writing talent out there – and we’re teaming up with Penguin to do it! So whether you’re a student with editorial ambitions or you spend your days jotting down notes on your next voyage, we’re giving you the perfect platform to tell us all about it, and also have the chance to win a one-on-one session with a Penguin editor. How to Enter: Tell us about a travel experience unlike any other We’ve handpicked five top judges from the worlds of travel and publishing to help us to choose our lucky winner. In your writing, they’ll be on lookout for style, flair and true travel panache. There’s also a special prize for our favourite student piece, so make sure to tell us if you’re a student (and you’ll still be eligible to win the main prize!). Requirements: This piece needs to be unique to the competition, which means you can’t submit something you’ve published elsewhere We’re looking to showcase the talent of aspiring writers, young or old. If you’re already paid to write about travel, then this isn’t the competition for you You can only enter once – so take your time before submitting your entry Entries close at 11:59PM (EST) on February 5th 2017 – we will not accept anything submitted after that date You have to be over 18 and a US resident to enterStudents can win the main prize. However, if a student is awarded the main prize, then the runner up in the student category, as decided by the judges, will be awarded the student prize Grand Prize: A session with a Penguin editor & $1500: The winner will get a money-can’t-buy one hour session with a Penguin editor, packed with top tips, feedback on your work and advice on how to make it as a writer An additional bonus $500 prize for the best entry by a current university or college student The application can be found at https://www.travelex.com/travelex-hub/competitions/next-great-travel-writer-2017 Chicago Signature Honors Programming - Spring 2017 ScheduleJan 27, 2017 3:00 pm370 views The Chicago Signature Honors Program Spring schedule is announced! Chicago Signature Honors Programming invites UIC Honors students to experience amazing cultural and educational opportunities outside of class at no cost to the student! Check out the upcoming events: Game Changers / Joffrey Ballet: Friday, February 17th at 7:30pmRSVP by Monday, January 30th Monster / Steppenwolf Theatre: Friday, February 24th at 7:30pmRSVP by Friday, February 3rd Carmen / Lyric Opera: Monday, March 6th at 7:30pmRSVP by Monday, February 6th Leticia Aravena presents D'Corazon / Old Town School of Folk Music, World Music Wednesday: Wed, March 15th at 8:30RSVP by Friday, February 17th Ravinia Jazz Mentors: Monk and Gillespie Centennial Tribute / Ravinia Festival, Bennett Gordon Hall: Sat., April 8th at 8:30RSVP by Friday, February 3rd Ma, Thile, and Meyer: Bach Trios Tour / Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Monday, April 24th at 8:00pmRSVP by Friday, February 10th See http://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu/events/ for more details and to RSVP. Questions? Contact Dr. Brianna Noll at email@example.com or Dr. Jose Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.orgTell us about your internship and enter to win Honors College swag!Jan 27, 2017 12:00 pm53 views If you completed an internship in Fall 2016, or are currently participating in an ongoing internship, we want to hear about it! If you did any kind of internship during the summer, whether on campus or off, paid or unpaid, short or long, please tell us about your experience in this short questionnaire: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/4362353 Why? It’s fast and easy! You get to talk about things you’ve done! You’ll help us to help other students who need good internships! You get a chance to win Honors College swag! The deadline to complete the survey and enter the swag drawing is February 3. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie O’Leary at email@example.com.Potential Honors Activity: Seeking Video Editor for Project VidaJan 25, 2017 2:15 pm41 views We are currently recruiting a student in the School of Art and Design with experience in video editing to work on a project creating video testominals addressing barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP). Our team currently consists of three UIC medical students, one Medical School faculty member, and the staff at Project Vida, an HIV/AIDS education and direct services organization in Little Village. We have the expertise to recruit participants for the testimonials and guide testimonial content, but need to recruit a student interested in being primarily responsible for video editing. If desired, the student would be able to discuss receiving Honors Activity or Capstone credit with their Honors Advisor. Interested students should contact Wesley Gibbert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orientation Leaders Needed for Summer 2017Jan 23, 2017 10:00 am47 views Student Orientation is seeking Orientation Leaders for Summer 2017! Round 2 Applications opening 1/16. The UIC Orientation Program seeks to serve its diverse population of prospective new students while connecting them to their advisors and preparing them for their transition into our university. This program strives to aid students in more ways than just one, guiding through the historic campus, connecting with the numerous student resources, programs, and clubs available, and showing what we as a university have to offer. Looking to gain professional experience? Is your student looking for a paid position? Would your student like to live on campus for FREE during the summer? Student Orientation Leader (SOL) applications for the summer of 2017 will be available as of Monday, January 16th. As a SOL your students will gain an immeasurable amount of experience leading new incoming students and working with advisors. Round 2 applications are due January 25th, and your students can access the application at orientation.uic.edu. Flashpoint Leadership Experience, Applications Due 1/20Jan 18, 2017 2:15 pm55 views Applications are now open for Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services spring leadership experience, Flashpoint. We are looking for UIC students in at least their second year or who are currently serving in a leadership position for a student organization. This program will help you increase your existing involvement and kick your leadership skills into high gear! To learn more and to apply visit http://go.uic.edu/flashpoint. Flashpoint will meet on Tuesdays at 4:00-6:00 PM from January 24 through March 14. Applications will close on January 20 at 12-noon and acceptances to the program will be issued on a rolling basis. For any questions please email us at email@example.com. Apply to be a Student Orientation Leader, Due 1/25Jan 17, 2017 8:15 am100 views The UIC Orientation Program seeks to serve its diverse population of prospective new students while connecting them to their advisors and preparing them for their transition into our university. This program strives to aid students in more ways than just one, guiding through the historic campus, connecting with the numerous student resources, programs, and clubs available, and showing what we as a university have to offer. Looking to gain professional experience? Looking for a paid position? Want to live on campus for FREE during the summer? Student Orientation Leader (SOL) applications for the summer of 2017 will be available as of Monday, January 16th. As a SOL, you will gain an immeasurable amount of experience leading new incoming students and working with advisors. Round 2 applications are due January 25th, and you can access the application at orientation.uic.edu.Honors College-sponsored Study Abroad in Chiapas, MexicoJan 13, 2017 11:15 am296 views Cultures and Histories in San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico June 7 – June 30, 2017 The Honors College and LALS program are jointly sponsoring a summer study abroad program with our own Honors College Faculty Fellow Joel Palka. This program will give students an opportunity to learn about Chiapas from the Colonial Period to the present, as well as acquire knowledge regarding indigenous cultures in Mexico – for example – Mayan indigenous medicine. Students will have unique opportunity to conduct independent study project under supervision of UIC Professor Joel Palka. This opportunity could be used as the foundation for an Honors Capstone project. See the attached flier for more information. For Honors College students, the cost will be reduced to $3050, $900 less than the flyer says. There are also other scholarships that students can apply for to help defray the costs. Anyone interested should contact the Study Abroad office and attend a Study Abroad First Steps Session ASAP because space is limited. If you have questions about the program, contact Irina Krymova at firstname.lastname@example.org at the Study Abroad Office, Professor Joel Palka at email@example.com, or Honors College Associate Dean Sloan Williams firstname.lastname@example.org . Infomation Session for Faculty-Led Paris Study Abroad Program with Kathryn EngelJan 9, 2017 2:00 pm54 views Social Services Internships in Paris: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program with Kathryn Engel Information Session January 17, 1:00 PM Burnham Hall B21 (Basement) This is a great time to begin plan for your Study Abroad, make scholarship applications, and connect with family and friends around crowdfunding. There are two scholarships Kathryn want you to know about and she also wanted to share a couple of tips for fundraising. The application for the Paris program is attached and also available online. Due on January 11, 2017: Fund for Education Abroad. This is for non-traditional locations for study abroad in programs that are both immersive and rigorous. This fits this program (although Paris is traditional) because it is immersive, rigorous and non-traditional in that students are interning within the social services. Emphasize that an internship in the social services is a unique and non-traditional destination for studies in France. It is important to note that this scholarship only supports academically rigorous and immersive study abroad programs. http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/ Due on March 07, 2017: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the Department of State. This is for Pell eligible students. The application will open mid January and you can begin preparations by looking at the website. http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Deadlines-and-Timeline/Summer Tips for fundraising: Apply for scholarships, use your financial aid, and use crowdfunding through a site or in person. Be specific, describe your program and costs, and request airline miles donations for flights; miles all now have expiration dates so someone may share miles they cannot use. Steps to take in no specific order to have an early application for this program: 1) Attend a First Step at Study Abroad if you have not already 2) Meet with Irina Krymova at Study Abroad 3) Attend a Program Presentation with Kathryn and have an individual meeting with Kathryn 4) Begin applying for scholarships at the Special Scholarships Office and seek others outside of UIC Please feel free to reach out any time with questions to fill in your scholarships or about any other way I can support you – email@example.com Winter Involvement Fair, Tues. Jan 10th and Thurs. Jan 12thJan 9, 2017 10:15 am42 views WINTER INVOLVEMENT FAIR Date: 1/10/17 & 1/12/17 Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Student Center East- Illinois Room Are you a student interested in learning more about UIC’s student organizations? Want to meet new people, be connected, and get involved? Attending an Involvement Fair in the fall will allow you to meet members of UIC’s active student organizations, join groups to connect with, and get more information about upcoming campus events.Tuesday, January 10, 2017 --- Pre-Professional Organizations, Special Interests Groups, Sports Clubs, and the departments that support them. Thursday, January 12, 2017 --- Fraternities and Sororities, Cultural Organizations, Performance Arts Groups, and the departments that support them. Application for Yiddish Book Center Fellowship and Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Due Mon 01/09Dec 14, 2016 2:30 pm23 views The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applications for two education programs for college students and recent graduates: the 2017 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and the 2017-18 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program. The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is an intensive seven-week course in Yiddish language and culture for college students. The program offers a beginner track for students with no previous Yiddish experience and an intermediate track for those who have completed one year of Yiddish. In addition to their classes, students take part in cultural and social activities, including film screenings, concerts, workshops, and a trip to New York City. Beginner students take a course in Central and Eastern European Yiddish history, literature, and culture, while intermediate students work as interns on the Center’s major projects, including translation and oral history. All Steiner students receive full-tuition scholarships. Intermediate students also receive free housing and a $1,000 internship stipend. All participants are eligible to receive college credits through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The 2017 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will run from June 4 to July 21. Applications are due by February 6, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/educational-programs/steiner-summer-yiddish-program. The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills an opportunity to develop professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center's staff. Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, and do bibliographic work with the Center’s collection of books. With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. The next Fellowship Program runs from September 2017 to August 2018. Applications are due by January 9. For more information, visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/educational-programs/graduate-students.Spring 2017 CTA Ventras Distributed, Wed. 1/04Dec 5, 2016 9:30 am50 views SPRING 2017 CTA Ventra U-PASS Distribution begins January 4. ID Center: Student Services Building (SSB)1200 W. Harrison St. - Suite 1790 In order for an existing Ventra U-PASS to be activated on January 4, returning students need to register for a full-time course load for Spring Semester by December 16. If you register late and you use your Ventra U-PASS on trains or buses, you may incur a negative balance, because your U-PASS will not have been loaded for Spring Semester. It may take 3-5 business days after registration to activate your existing Ventra card. For U-PASS details, visit http://idcenter.uic.edu/upass.shtml."Feed the Flames" Food Drive, Tues 11/08 and Wed 11/09Nov 7, 2016 2:15 pm13 views "FEED THE FLAMES" FOOD DRIVE Nov 8th and 9th Pop-Up Pantry Dear UIC Community,Join us in contributing to the "Feed the Flames" Food Drive, benefitting the Pop-Up Pantry. The UIC Pop-Up Pantry, is a free resource to support UIC students who are experiencing food insecurity due to financial constraints.Tuesday, November 8, 2016Wednesday, November 9, 20168:30am-5:00pmStudent Center East Tower, Room 613Tokens of Appreciation for Donors:* · 1-5 items: very cool pen · 6-10 items: coffee tumbler or red/black bag · 11+ items: receive a "Fueled by Wellness" black t-shirt or reserve a USG hoodie (to be delivered later) *While supplies last.Items Most Needed: · Canned Fish/Canned Meats · Canned Soup/Packs · Canned Vegetables · Canned Beans · Cereal/Oatmeal · Granola Bars/Snack bars · Instant meal in a cup · Instant soup · Rice (white or brown) · Pasta (white or brown) · Peanut Butter/Jelly Food Drop-off Location: UIC Wellness Center Student Center East750 S. Halsted St., Suite 237Drop-off Options: · Walk into the Wellness Center · Call for curbside service and helpers will meet your car on Halsted Street (call 312-413-2120 when you arrive) Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, Wellness Center, and Office of the Dean of Students.Lecture and Lunch with 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke, Mon. 10/17Oct 7, 2016 8:30 am40 views The Honors College is a proud cosponsor of the Future of Chicago lecture series, which is coordinated by the Political Science Department. This program brings current and former leaders to campus to discuss the current state and future of Chicago, and the Honors College offers students a chance to discuss with Alderman Edward Burke in a small-group lunch after his lecture on Monday 10/17. The lecture is free and open to the public; The lunch is limited to 25 undergraduate students and RSVP is required. Details are below. Please register at https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/70030 if you would like to attend the lunch! Lecture and Lunch with 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke, Monday 10/17, 12pm - 2pm Alderman Burke is the 14th Ward Alderman and represents part of the southwest side of Chicago. He is the longest serving alderman in the city of Chicago and was named to the "100 Most Powerful Chicagoans" by Chicago Magazine. As Chairman of the City Council Committee on Finance, Alderman Burke is responsible for all legislative matters pertaining to the city's finances, including municipal bonds, taxes and revenue matters. Lecture: "The Chicago City Council and the Future of Chicago", 12:00 - 12:50 pm in Lecture Center C1 Lunch with the Alderman: 1:00 - 1:50 pm in 121 Burnham Hall. RSVP for the lunch by noon on Thursday 10/13 at https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/70030. All students are welcome to attend the lecture without RSVP’ing. Lunch is limited to 25 undergraduate students and RSVP is required for lunch. If max capacity is reached for lunch, students will be notified. Students who plan on attending the lunch are also expected to attend the lecture beforehand to be prepared to engage in discussion with the Alderman. Additional events in the Future of Chicago Lecture Series can be found here: https://uicalumni.org/events/uic-presents-the-future-of-chicago-lecture-series/. More information about additional lunches will be forthcoming. The Future of Chicago Lecture Series is hosted by the UIC Department of Political Science and co-sponsored by the UIC Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement and the UIC Honors College. Contact Sara Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.Voter Registration Volunteer OpportunityOct 5, 2016 9:30 am39 views Dear Honors College Students, We would like to extend an invitation to join us to register people to VOTE. We have Family Weekend night coming soon and it is one of the perfect times to register people to vote for this November 8th! We are also looking for students to help register up to the day of the elections. Date: 10/8/16, 9-5pm + Weekend Location: SCE We are looking forward to hearing from you! Best, Delia Bautista- ICIRR - NADP Fellow email@example.com 773-851-1149Open Mic Reading Event, Thurs 9/29Sep 28, 2016 2:00 pm3 views You are warmly invited to attend The UIC Program for Undergraduate Writers Fall 16 Open Mic Reading Event Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies in English Where: The Humanities Institute (Lower level of Stevenson Hall) When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 4 pm to 6pm Why: Here’s an opportunity to hear creative work by UIC undergraduates & learn more about studying English, including professional writing! All are welcome to attend! Pizza and soft drinks will be served! (Those interested in reading should arrive early to sign up)Volunteering at UIC Open House on Sat? Wear your Honors College button!Sep 21, 2016 5:45 pm53 views Are you volunteering at UIC's Open House event on Saturday? Wear your yellow Honors College button to show your Honors College pride! Don't have one? Stop by Burnham Hall or the Honors College table at the UIC Forum on Saturday to pick up one to wear.Constitution Day (Register to Vote!), Mon. 9/19Sep 16, 2016 9:15 am9 views Constitution Day. 11am-1pm Student Center East, Room 602 Join us for the annual Constitution Day!! A day of non-partisan hands-on democracy! Register to vote and learn about ongoing constitutional issues. Activities including voter registration, volunteer opportunities, and a special guest speaker, Flint Taylor. Attorney Flint Taylor specializes in civil rights law and has spent much of his career as a prosecutor for police brutality, government misconduct, and death penalty cases. For more information, please visit our page on UIC Connection: https://orgsync.com/135631/events/1488543/occurrences/3473506Sustainability Fee: Request for Student ProposalsSep 14, 2016 8:30 am33 views The Sustainability Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) is currently accepting student proposals for Fall 2016. The Sustainability Fee's goal is to support projects that help to establish a sustainable campus environment. Paid by all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, the Sustainability Fee is $3 per semester. The Sustainability Fee funds small, short-term projects, subsidizes larger, long-term projects on campus, and helps to fund student travel to sustainability-related conferences. Funding from this fee is administered by the SFAB, which is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, as well as faculty and staff. More information can be found here: http://go.uic.edu/sustainabilityfee Who can apply: All UIC students and student organizations are eligible to apply. If needed, the SFAB will help provide access to campus resources and personnel to approved projects. SFAB can also suggest other entities that may provide funding or additional assistance. Application process: Students/student groups are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by Monday, September 19, 2016. The LOI allows the SFAB to pre-screen proposals for appropriateness and feasibility. Furthermore, the LOI should provide an approximate project budget, expected completion date, and cost savings, if any. Projects that pass this stage will be invited to prepare a final proposal for consideration by the board. The Letter of Inquiry form can be found here: http://go.uic.edu/letterofinquiry. Following review of LOIs, the board will notify all applicants via email by the end of February if they have been selected to submit a full proposal. Full proposals must be submitted by November 7, 2016. Grantees will be notified by the end of the fall semester. For questions regarding previously funded projects, funding criteria, as well as rules and restrictions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: http://go.uic.edu/sustainabilityfeeUIC Mock Trial Team seeking new members, Info Sessions 9/13-9/15Sep 12, 2016 12:00 pm30 views The nationally-ranked UIC Mock Trial team is seeking new members for 2016-17. All undergraduate majors and grade-levels are welcome. Information sessions will be held Sept. 13 (12-2 & 3-5) in BSB 1115, Sept 14 (12-4) in BSB 1115, and Sept 15 (12-2 & 3-5) in BSB 1115. Contact email@example.com for more information."