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  • Honors Service Activities for Spring 2014

    Interested in a Service Honors Activity for the Spring 2014 semester?  Applications are now available for the following options: 

     Questions?  Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Honors College Student Engagement Grant Available

    Will you be involved in community service or leadership activities on- or off-campus this year?  Do you have a novel idea for an innovative engagement project that will positively impact others?  Apply for an Honors College Student Engagement Grant to help you on your way.  
    Through the generosity of donors, the UIC Honors College is able to offer financial awards to encourage enriching educational experiences that complement students' academic experience.  Grants will typically be $500 or less, but students may request a higher amount when a suitable and compelling rationale is provided.  Costs that may qualify for support might include (but are not limited to): supplies for engaged activities and projects, registration fees and travel for leadership conferences, costs associated with volunteer work, costs associated with the design construction and implementation of technology aimed at solving societal problems, materials for a meaningful event, or start-up funds for a new service-oriented student organization. 
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the year's allotment of funding is depleted.  So the earlier you apply, the better your chances of being funded.  A link to the application can be found below:
    Feel free to contact any Honors College staff member if you have any questions.
  • Honors College Scholarships, Application Due 2/21

    The College is pleased to announce the consolidation of four of our most prestigious scholarships into a single application with a due date of February 21.  We encourage you to review the eligibility for these awards and to submit an application.  These awards recognize the excellence of students with specific major and career interests and high levels of involvement. The application can be found at:  https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1478435  View the post for more details.

  • Donald and Leah Riddle Prize for Outstanding Seniors, Apply by Fri. 3/28

    The Donald and Leah Riddle Prize is awarded each year at Commencement to an outstanding graduating senior regardless of major field. Graduates from Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 are eligible to apply. The award is based on academic excellence and leadership. The winner receives a bronze medallion and a $1,000 cash prize. The Riddle Prize is made each year in recognition of the former UIC Chancellor Donald Riddle and his wife Leah and honors the Riddles' contribution to the campus.

    Application Deadline: March 28, 2014.  Apply at: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/5120131 

    Questions: Contact Tula Georgopoulos at tula@uic.edu

  • Message from Building Management: Flyers may only be posted on bulletin boards.

    Message from Building Management: Flyers may only be posted on bulletin boards. Any flyers founds taped to walls and doors will be taken down.  If you have questions, talk with the staff at the Front Desk.

  • Volunteers Needed: Student Research Forum, Tues. 4/8 – RSVP ASAP!

    The 2014 UIC Student Research Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 8th at the UIC Forum http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/forum/.  The team is looking for volunteers throughout the day to keep the event running smoothly.  A tentative volunteer schedule for the day of the event is available below for your review.  If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email with your name and time preference(s) to Associate Dean Sara Hall (sahall@uic.edu) by 3pm, Tuesday, April 1st .  You may also contact Dean Hall via email if you have any questions or need additional information.

     

    Time & Location: 8:30 - 10:30, Main Hall ABC

    Task: Set-up in Main Hall

    Description: Assist with set-up of poster boards, place pushpins on each board, place poster numbers on each board. Place certificates on each board.

    Needed:  3 VOLUNTEERS

     

    Time & Location: 10:00 - 1:30 Lobby

    Task: Set-up of Student Registration Table/Registration

    Description:  STUDENT CHECK IN: Arrange student nametags and abstract books.  Help check-in students

    Needed: 4 VOLUNTEERS

     

    Time & Location: 10:00 - 2:00 Lobby

    Task: Set-up of Faculty Registration Table/Registration

    Description: FACULTY JUDGES, Arrange nametags, parking validation.  Check faculty judges in as they arrive.

    Needed: 4 VOLUNTEERS

     

    Time & Location: 10:00 - 2:00 Lobby

    Task: Set-up of Alumni Registration Table/Registration

    Description: ALUMNI JUDGES Arrange nametags, abstract books, parking validation.  Check alumni judges in as they arrive.

    Needed: 4 VOLUNTEERS

     

    Time & Location: 11:30 - 1:00 Main Hall ABC

    Task: Directing students in Main Hall

    Description: Assist students in finding their poster boards/hanging posters

    Needed: 2-3 VOLUNTEERS

     

    Time & Location: 11:30 - 1:00 Lobby

    Task: Directing students/judges in lobby

    Description: Direct students to student registration.  Direct faculty/alumni to judges registration. Direct judges who have already registered to the judges lunch which will be held in DEF and GHI (first and second floor)

    Needed: 2 VOLUNTEERS

     

    Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (or later) Lobby

    Task: Coat Check, Set-up of computers and PPT presentation

    Description: Set up power point to display during judging

    Needed: 1-2 PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES BUT CAN BREAK INTO SHIFTS

     

    Time & Location: 2:00 - 3:30 Main Hall ABC

    Task: Gathering of score sheets from judges in Main Hall

    Description: Approach anybody with a judge nametag and ask for completed score sheets.  Return score sheets to Connie Ping in Lobby at check-in table.

    Needed: 1-2 PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES BUT CAN BREAK INTO SHIFTS

     

    Time & Location: 3:00 - 4:30 Lobby

    Task: Tallying of Scores

    Description: Tallying of scores

    Needed: 4 VOLUNTEERS

  • Help OSSP and win a $30 Amazon Gift Card

    You are invited to take part in a focus group on Wednesday, 4/16/14 at 1PM OR Friday, 4/18/14 at 10AM in a computer lab on EAST campus (exact location will be provided to those who sign up) about searching for scholarships online. The session should last no longer than one hour.

    As a participant in the focus group you will be asked to provide feedback on the Office of Special Scholarship Program's website. In particular, you will consider and discuss what is useful about the site and what improvements could be made.

    Your views will be used to help us as we make significant changes to the Office of Special Scholarship Program's website in the upcoming year. We hope that insight gained from the focus group will allow us to make enhancements that improve usability (and ultimately results!) for all UIC students and alumni seeking scholarships.  That includes you.

    Participants must be able and willing to use a computer for one hour and actively participate in a discussion. Familiarity with the OSSP website is NOT required.

    Eligibility: Any currently enrolled UIC undergraduate or professional student is eligible to participate.

    The good part: No personally identifiable information will be collected from the participants.

    The better part: No physical, psychological or social risks are associated with the study!

    The best part? One participant per session will win a $30 Amazon gift-card. (Sessions will be small, your chances of winning are about 1 in 6)

    If you would like to take part in the focus group please let us know by sending the following information to ssp@uic.edu by Tuesday 8 April.  Please help us spread the word---tell your friends, and tell your friends to tell their friends.

    Name:

    Date preference (indicate Wednesday 4/16 or Friday 4/18 availability---or both):

    UIN:

    You will receive an email confirming your participation as well as the date, time and location of your focus group.  If you have any questions kindly contact sheena@uic.edu

  • Last Call for Faculty Fellow of the Year Nominations! Due Fri. 4/11

    Last call for Faculty Fellow of the Year nominations! We are extending the deadline and will accept nominations by email until this Friday at noon. Write about a page (no more than 500 words) describing how your fellow has impacted your education at UIC. Attach the letter of nomination to an email addressed to Associate Dean Sara Hall at sahall@uic.edu.

  • Applications now being accepted for 2014-2015 Honors Ambassadors!

    Applications now being accepted for 2014-2015  Honors Ambassadors!

    Honors Ambassadors (Due 4/10)

    Are you a social person and love to meet new people and share your Honors College experience with them?  Become an Honors Ambassador!  You will be assigned a group of next year’s freshmen to connect with and help them learn about all the Honors College has to offer.  Interviews will be held in April, see the application for more information.

    Applications for each of these opportunities are also available on the HON222 Blackboard site.  For any questions, please email Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu

  • Honors Summer Housing Scholarship Due Mon. 5/5

    We are pleased to announce that the Honors College is able to offer a limited number of Honors Summer Housing Scholarships on a competitive basis. These housing scholarships will cover the cost of a double room in either TBH or MRH (apartment-style housing on the South Campus) for the period of the eight-week summer session (June 16-August 8, 2014). There are no regular dining services during the summer, so the housing scholarship recipients will need to provide for their own meals. In order to qualify, applicants must be engaged in either a UIC summer course(s) or faculty-supervised research on our campus. 

    To apply, please write a personal statement of up to 1 page (double spaced) in which you explain what you will be doing during the period of the 8-week summer session and its relevance for your academic or pre-professional goals. Please also attach supporting documentation. (For example, if you are taking a class, attach a copy of your enrollment verification. If you are doing faculty supervised research, attach the email or other agreement that verifies the arrangement (this could be an email already exchanged, or a short email for this specific purpose).) Feel free to include in your statement any additional personal or financial information that might be relevant to the Honors College when selecting those most deserving of a summer housing scholarship. 

    Hurry: applications are due immediately! Email the application to Associate Dean Sara Hall at sahall@uic.edu by 8 am on Monday, May 5th. Use the subject line: SUMMER HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. 

    This scholarship only covers housing and does NOT cover the cost of food, or tuition for enrollment in a course, or transportation to research sites, or research supplies, etc. 

    Students receiving this scholarship will be expected to give back to the community of the Honors College and UIC Summer College by helping welcome students and prepare welcoming materials on select dates in July and early August, barring conflicts with class and research schedules.

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms Due Friday 5/9

    Remember: For all Honors College students (except those working on a Capstone), your Honors Activity completion form is due by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 9.

    You can download and print your form by using HARS:  http://www.uic.edu/honors/hars/.

    The Honors Activity completion form requires the signature of your activity supervisor.  Note: If you are a freshman, your Honors core course instructor is your activity supervisor.

    If you have questions or concerns, please email your Honors College academic advisor. 

  • Honors Activity Option: Apply to be an HON 101 TA! Apply by 7/31

    Did you enjoy your HON 101 course?  Do you have experience in tutoring, leading discussion groups, or assisting your professors?  The Honors College is seeking motivated, energetic Teaching Assistants for its Fall HON 101 courses.  Submit your application by July 31.

  • Honors Activity Option: Honors College Communications/Graphic Design/Social Media Assistant, Apply by 8/8

    The Honors College is seeking 1-2 students to assist with Communications projects for the Honors College.  Responsibilities may include:

    • Designing flyers and posters for Honors College events
    • Creating a monthly calendar of Honors College events for the Honors College bulletin board
    • Managing an Honors College Twitter or other social media accounts
    • Taking photographs at Honors College events

    Time commitment is expected to be an average of 3-4 hours/week.  This experience may serve as your Honors Activity for Fall 2014, provided your Faculty Fellow provides approval. 

    If interested, please email Sara Mehta (srmehta@uic.edu).  Please share information including why you're interested in the role and what previous experience (if any) you have with designing flyers, using social media, or photography.  If you already have prior knowledge of how to use programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., please include this information.  If you have an example of a previous flyer you have designed, please feel free to include it.

    If you are interested, please respond by Friday 8/8.

  • Dean Chang (JST FIR) and Cutie the Cat’s Office Hours, Thursdays beginning 8/28

    Join Associate Dean Chang and her cat "Cutie" in her apartment in James Stukel Towers for Cutie's Office Hours!  Stop by to say hi and unwind at the end of the week by playing with a cute cat !

    Turn to page 4 from last year's Ampersand to read about Cutie the Cat! 

    Cutie's Office Hours are every Thursday from 8 -9pm in JST C226.  Contact Dean Chang at huiching@uic.edu with questions.

     

     

  • Last Chance: Register for an Honors Seminar or Lecture by tomorrow!

    Looking for an Honors Activity for the Fall?  Want to explore a new area of study for fun, or delve deeper into your discipline or professional area of interest?  View the list of Honors Seminars, Honors Lectures, and Departmental Honors Sections for Fall 2014!  The Fall 2014 Honors Course List is available on the website: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20148-CourseList.pdf 

    Please note that the last day to add or drop a class is Friday, 9/5, so you must register by then!

  • Honors College Advisory Board Seeking Freshmen and Transfer Representatives, Apply by Fri. 9/12

    The Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) is actively seeking 2-3 Freshman and Transfer students to serve as representatives for the duration of the 2014-2015 school year. 

    To be eligible, you must be a Fall 2014 new Freshman or Transfer member of the Honors College, and able to maintain good standing for the duration of the 2014-2015 school year. The selected representatives also must attend all HCAB meetings (Fridays @ 3pm), and participate in HCAB-sponsored activities and events (i.e., Evening Hours, Luncheon, Honors College Ball). 

    Applications are due Friday, September 12th by NOON to the Honors College Front Desk.

  • Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award for outstanding senior, Apply by 10/2

    Each year, every four-year degree-granting higher education institution in Illinois chooses ONE senior to receive the prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. Laureates are honored for their overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities. Graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership on campus are invited to self-nominate and apply for the award. To apply students will write a 500 word essay about their experiences at UIC and ask a professor, mentor, advisor, supervisor, colleague or other individual who can attest to the student's excellence to submit a nomination letter.

    The UIC Lincoln Student Laureate will be invited and required to attend a ceremony on November 1, 2014 in the House of Representatives of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Each of the Student Laureates will receive a Lincoln Academy Medallion and a financial award.

    The application and information about submitting the nomination letter are available here: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/5662286

    To be considered applicants must apply by Thursday, 2 October 2014.

    Questions?  Contact Sheena Miller at sheena@uic.edu

  • Honors College Ball Poster Competition, Entries Due Oct. 10

    HCAB is seeking entrants into the 2015 Honors College Ball Poster Competition!  Any Honors College student with Graphic Design experience is encouraged to submit an entry. 

    The 22nd Annual Honors College Ball theme will be "Black Tie Affair."  The Ball committee is hoping to evoke the glamour and fun of the Jazz Era, depicted in novels like The Great Gatsby.

    Selected entrant must be willing and able to able to use the design to create the corresponding Ball invitation and program cover.  (See files examples here: https://illinois.edu/emailer/files/40924/ball_contest.docx)

    Winning entrant will not only be provided a set of the finished products for their portfolio, but will also be given one free ticket to the 2015 Ball.

    Poster specifications are 11” x 17”.   Poster must include the following information:

    • Honors College logo (see document above)
    • Date and time: Saturday, March 7, 2015
    • Location: Holiday Inn – Mart Plaza 

    Deadline for entries:   Oct 10th 2pm

    All inquires and submissions can be directed to Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu

  • Honors College Research Grants Due Mon. 10/13

    A significant advantage of being in the Honors College is access to money to support your undergraduate research. Please see your faculty research advisor right away and start now to write your applications for several grants-in-aid, which are all due Monday, October 13, 2014. All applications must be supported by a letter from your research faculty advisor. 

    (1) Research grants: All forms of scholarship are supported for up to $1,000, including senior Capstone theses, for expenditures incurred since January 1, 2014, or those anticipated for projects planned for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The money will fund student research or other creative or scholarly activity (but not student stipends).

    (2) Travel grants: Proposals will be considered for expenses associated with presentation of research at conferences (e.g., flight, hotel, poster preparation costs) up to $500.

    Whether you are conducting scientific experiments, lab research, or surveys; analyzing data from field work such as participant observation or in-depth interviews; or exploring historical archives, you may apply for funding to support your research, attend professional conferences, pay for your Research Forum poster, etc.

    Details and application forms are available at: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/scholarships.shtml. (There are two separate forms—one for research grants and the other for travel grants.) Please read the award announcements carefully, and follow instructions for submission of rationale and methods, detailed budget and budget justification, letter of support, etc. Submit your completed application to the front desk of the Honors College by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.

    Please direct questions to Tula Georgopoulos at tula@uic.edu or 312-355-3407.

  • Spring 2015 Honors Course List Available

    Looking for an Honors Core Course or an Honors Activity for the Spring?  Want to explore a new area of study for fun, or delve deeper into your discipline or professional area of interest?  View the list of Honors Core Courses, Honors Seminars, and Honors Lectures for Spring 2015!  The Spring 2015 Honors Course List is available on the website: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/courses2.shtml 

    Questions? Contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Honors College is hiring Front Desk Assistants

    The Honors College is now hiring Front Desk Assistants

    We’re looking for enthusiastic students who are interested in earning extra money by working at our front desk beginning in the Spring Semester. Work schedule is based on your availability and our coverage needs.

    If interested, please see Tiana Johnsen in room 103E or email tiana@uic.edu

  • New GPPA – Chicago Kent College of Law Program, Sophomores Apply by Mon. 12/15 (Extended Deadline)

    The deadline for sophomores to apply for this exciting opportunity has been extended. Applications will be accepted through December 15.

    The Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce a partnership with the Chicago-Kent College of Law that will provide guaranteed seats for UIC graduates in the law school. This Guaranteed Professional Program Admission initiative (GPPA) will join 23 other GPPA programs in 11 colleges that allow new first year students to be admitted to UIC with guaranteed admission to one of several graduate and professional degree programs. For the first time, however, the GPPA Chicago-Kent College of Law program will also extend admission to current undergraduate students.

    Specifically, starting in the 2014-2015 academic year, the Honors College's Guaranteed Professional Program Admission initiative will offer sophomore entry to the program. For this first year only, we will offer a special fall entry for current sophomores (future deadlines will be in the summer).

    UIC sophomores currently in their 3rd semester of study at UIC can apply by December 15, 2014 at https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1081171

    Students in the program must complete a bachelor's degree at UIC prior to entering the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

    The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's history dates to 1888. The law school developed from the merger of the Chicago College of Law and the Kent College of Law. A 1969 merger made it part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. The law school has earned many accolades including being ranked 6th nationally in Trial Advocacy and 10th in Intellectual Property by U.S. News & World Report (March 2014). It is also considered a Best Value private law school by the National Jurist (October 2013), and its faculty ranks 52nd in the nation based on scholarly impact (Sisk et al., 2012). The bar passage rate for Chicago-Kent law graduates in 2013 was 93%.

    We are excited to offer this prestigious pathway to a career in law to our students.

    Additional requirements for the program apply. Please direct questions about the program to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu.

  • Spring 2015 Honors College Tuition Waiver Application Available, Due Jan. 1

    Each semester, Honors College students with at least a 3.5 GPA are eligible to compete for a limited number of tuition waivers offered by the Honors College. Students are awarded these waivers based on a combination of merit and need. The Spring 2015 Tuition Waiver application deadline is January 1, 2015. Click HERE to apply!  Contact Sheena Miller with questions at sheena@uic.edu or 312-355-2477.

  • Honors College Tutor Applications for Spring 2015, Final Deadline 1/16

    Would you like to be a tutor in the Honors College Tutoring Center?  This is a great opportunity to apply what you have learned in your classes and help fellow students learn. To be eligible to tutor for the Honors College, you must be in your second year of college at UIC, and have a 3.4 UIC GPA or higher. The final deadline for applications is January 16, 2015.  Questions? Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu.

  • Get Involved on Campus! HC Student Org Open House Wed. 1/21

    Come meet the Honors College student organizations and find out how you can get involved!  

    Wednesday, Jan. 21
    11am - 1pm
    Honors College Student Lounge
    (109 Burnham Hall)

    Questions: Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu or (312) 413-2260.

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms Due Fri. 1/30

    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 30, 2015.  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 are still seeking an Honors Activity, browse the Honors College Announcements blog for a listing of opportunities: http://uofi.uic.edu/blog/view/1516 (Please note that not all opportunities posted in the Announcements are Honors Activity options; you must ensure your Activity meets the requirements stated in the Handbook.)

    If you have questions, please contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Honors Activity Option: NBC Homework Hotline Volunteers Needed on Tuesday nights

    UIC/NBC Homework Hotline Volunteers needed for Spring 2015.  Volunteers are especially needed on Tuesday evenings right now.  Most tutoring begins the week of Monday, 1/26 so email Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu if you are interested.

     

  • Honors College Study Abroad Survey, Submit by 3/1

    The Honors College is planning to develop its own faculty-led study abroad program. Please complete this survey so we know which proposal you are most interested in. Complete the survey by March 1st and you will be entered in a drawing for one piece of Honors College merchandise of your choice. Two winners will be selected at random on March 2nd.

    https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/9320372 

  • Join HCAB for Spirit Days this week and free pizza tomorrow!

    Join HCAB for Spirit Days this week!

    Thursday: Wear Black and Gold and come to the 5pm pizza party in the Quiet Study Room! (You must wear black and gold to eat pizza! First come, first served.)

    Friday: Wear Red and Black with either a bowtie or a bow to be entered into a raffle to win Honors College swag! Stop at the Front Desk to enter the raffle.

    Saturday: Honors College Ball, 6pm, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza! Hope to see you there! (Ticket must have already been purchased in advance for the Ball.)

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

  • Seniors: Apply to be the Graduating Student Speaker, Due Mon. 3/30

    Graduating Seniors: If you would like to be considered for our Graduating Student Speaker, please submit a draft of what you would say in your address to Dean Williams by Monday, March 30.  You should plan on speaking for 3-5 minutes.  You may submit your draft by email to smccloud@uic.edu or on paper; just drop it off at the reception desk in Burnham Hall if you choose the latter.  Questions?  Contact Stephanie O'Leary at soleary@uic.edu

  • Seniors: Recognize your Fellow or Capstone Adviser with Faculty Awards, Due Mon. 3/30

    Attention Seniors: RECOGNIZE YOUR FELLOW OR CAPSTONE ADVISER WITH FACULTY AWARDS:  DUE MONDAY, MARCH 30

    Is your Honors College Fellow terrific? Has your Capstone Adviser provided outstanding mentoring?  Nominate your Fellow for Honors Fellow of the Year, or nominate your Capstone Adviser as Capstone Advisor of the Year!

    https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/8627681 

    If you would like to gather support from other of your fellow's advisees but don't know who they are, please contact Dean Hall at sahall@uic.edu who can reach out to them to contact you.

  • Take a Survey for the Honors College and win HC Merchandise! By Fri. 3/13

    The Honors College is conducting very short survey to measure the impact of the Honors College on students' college choice decisions. Click on the link right away to complete the survey. Indicate your UIN if you would like to be entered in a drawing for Honors College merchandise. UINs will be separated from responses before the responses are evaluated. Two winners will be drawn at random on Friday, March 13th. Thank you in advance for your input. 

    https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/7552944 

  • Riddle Prize for Outstanding Seniors, Apply by Fri. 3/27

    The Donald and Leah Riddle Prize is awarded each year at Commencement to an outstanding graduating senior regardless of major field. The award is based on academic excellence and leadership. The winner receives a bronze medallion and a $1,000 cash prize. The Riddle Prize is made each year in recognition of the former UIC Chancellor Donald Riddle and his wife Leah and honors the Riddles' contribution to the campus. The 2015 application is open until 27 March 2015. Click HERE to apply!

  • Honors College March Madness Sale: 50% off HC Merchandise!

    Honors College March Madness Sale: HC Merchandise is 50% off all month long! T-shirts, Mugs, Water Bottles, Tumblers, and Umbrellas – show your HC pride today!  Stop by the Honors College Front Desk during normal business hours.  Cash or Check only, please.  

  • Fall 2015 Honors Course List Available

    Looking for an Honors Seminar or an Honors Activity for the Fall?  Want to explore a new area of study for fun, or delve deeper into your discipline or professional area of interest?  View the list of Honors Seminars and Honors Lectures for Fall 2015!  The Fall 2015 Honors Course List is available on the website: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/courses2.shtml  

    Questions?  Contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Honors Ambassadors and HCAB Applications Available, Due Fri. 4/10

    Honors College Mentoring and Leadership Opportunities

    Honors College Ambassadors: Be a mentor to incoming Honors College Freshmen and Transfer Students! - Applications due April 10- Find out more at either of the Ambassador events, April 2nd @ 7pm Stukel Library, or April 7th @ 12pm Honors College Quiet Study - Application process includes a group interview

    Honors College Advisory Board: represent your fellow Honors College students, plan fun events, and learn how the Honors College works! Applications due April 10.

  • HCAB Faculty-Student Luncheon, Wed. 4/8

    All Honors students and faculty are invited to the HCAB Faculty-Student Luncheon!

    Wednesday, April 8
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    First Floor Burnham Hall

    A chance for Honors College Students and Faculty to meet and mingle over lunch!  Students, invite your Faculty Fellow or your Honors Core instructor to join you for lunch.

    Lunch will be provdied by Roti Mediterranean Grill.  Students: Bring your I-Card to enter!

    Questions?  Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu

  • Honors Fall 2015 Service Opportunities: Tutoring and NBC Homework Hotline Applications Available, Priority Deadline May 8

    Honors College Service Opportunities for Fall 2015:

    Honors College Tutoring – Tutors schedule 3 hours per week in the Honors College Tutoring Center providing tutoring services to other UIC students.  Tutors must meet the following:

    o   Be a student in good standing with the Honors College

    o   Have attended UIC for at least 1 year

    o   Must be able to tutor in at least 3 different courses

    o   Schedule 3 hours each week

    o   Priority Application Deadline: May 8, 2015.  Final Deadline: September 4, 2015

     

    NBC Homework Hotline – Tutor Metro Chicago area youth through manning the NBC hotline!  Choose one 3-hour time in a week.  Final Application Deadline: September 8, 2015.

    Both applications are attached below.   For more information on either of these opportunities, please email Sarah Gardiner sarahg1@uic.edu

  • First-Year Students Interested in Law: GPPA Application available for Chicago-Kent College of Law, Due June 1

    The Office of Special Scholarship Program is seeking applications for the GPPA Kent College of Law program. Students who are completing their freshman year and going into the sophomore year at UIC can apply. The deadline for application is June 1, 2015. The link to the application is  here: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1081171

    Students in the program must complete a bachelor's degree at UIC prior to entering the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

     The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's history dates to 1888. The law school developed from the merger of the Chicago College of Law and the Kent College of Law. A 1969 merger made it part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. The law school has earned many accolades including being ranked 6th nationally in Trial Advocacy and 10th in Intellectual Property by U.S. News & World Report (March 2014). It is also considered a Best Value private law school by the National Jurist (October 2013), and its faculty ranks 52nd in the nation based on scholarly impact (Sisk et al., 2012). The bar passage rate for Chicago-Kent law graduates in 2013 was 93%.

    We are excited to offer this prestigious pathway to a career in law to our students.

    Additional requirements for the program apply. Conditions of Acceptance for the program can be viewed at http://gppa.uic.edu/current-students/conditions-of-acceptance/ 

    Please direct questions about the program to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu

  • OSSP NEEDS YOUR HELP! Test their new Online Scholarship Management System

    The Office of Special Scholarship Programs is launching a new system that will allow you to apply for all UIC scholarships through the same portal! Before that happens we need your help in testing the system.

    We would appreciate your taking the time to log into the system at uic.academicworks.com, and going through the application processes. All of the opportunities you’ll find in the system are currently for TEST PURPOSES ONLY; these are not actual live scholarship opportunities. We are asking you to go through the system so that, once the opportunities do become live, it will be as smooth a process for you as possible. Please take a moment between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, June 10 to browse through the system at uic.academicworks.com and let us know about any problems or difficulties you come across. You can use the form located at https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_efc2tdxwOCDPONn to share any comments or concerns.

    Questions?  Contact the OSSP Staff at ssp@uic.edu

  • A thank you to Dean Bottoms

    During six years as dean and one year as interim dean, Bette L. Bottoms, Dean of the Honors College and Professor of Psychology, has led phenomenal growth and change in the Honors College, positioning it as a national leader in honors education and a campus model for student success. It is therefore with reluctance that I write to announce that she has decided to leave the dean position effective August 1 to continue her role as a faculty member...  (Click on the post to read more.)

    Eric A. Gislason
    Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Dean Bottoms Office Hours, Tues. 7/14

    Dean Bottoms will hold office hours on Tuesday, July 14 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in her office in Burnham Hall.  Feel free to stop by!

  • Fall 2015 HC Tuition Waiver Application Available! Due Wed. 8/12

    Are you in need of financial assistance to help pay your tuition next semester? The Honors College has a limited number of fall semester tuition waivers available for continuing UIC Honors College students. The waivers will be awarded based on a combination of academic merit and financial need to full-time students with a minimum UIC cumulative GPA of 3.5.  Applicants must have earned at least 12 credit hours at UIC to be eligible to apply.

    UIC is thrilled to announce the adoption of UIC SnAP (Scholarship and Awards Program), which will help you in applying for the Honors College Tuition Waiver and other scholarships. For more information and to access the online application, go to: https://uic.academicworks.com/opportunities/658 (Note: you can save your work in UIC SnAP and access it at a later date to complete your application before the deadline.)

    The application deadline is August 12th. Questions should be directed to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu 

  • Interim Dean of the Honors College Announced

    OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

    Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

    I am pleased to announce that Professor Ralph Keen will become Interim Dean of the Honors College, effective August 16, 2015, subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Dr. Keen is currently Professor in the Department of History and he has held the prestigious title of Arthur J. Schmitt Chair of Catholic Studies since arriving at UIC in 2010. This appointment follows the decision of the current dean, Professor Bette L. Bottoms, to return to the faculty after an illustrious six years as dean and one year as interim dean. A search for a permanent dean will commence this coming academic year.

    The Honors College is a national model for honors education in urban public research universities. Professor Keen has been involved with the college since his arrival at UIC, as a fellow and as a member of the Honors Council, of which he was co-chair in 2014-15. As a member of the college strategic planning committee (2011-12) and diversity committee (2013-14), and as co-chair of the 2013-14 fifth-year review of the dean, Professor Keen became familiar with every aspect of the college’s operations.

    Prior to UIC, Professor Keen was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, where he was also involved in the University Honors Program. A renowned historian of early-modern religious thought, Professor Keen served as executive officer of UIC’s Religious Studies program in 2014-15. He is the author of two monographs and a textbook as well as editor or translator of five other books, and he is currently completing a monograph on the uses of the idea of divine wrath in religious polemics from Martin Luther to Jonathan Edwards. He is an editor of the monograph series Catholic Christendom 1300-1700 published in the UK by Ashgate, and serves on the boards of the American Catholic Historical Association and the Society for Reformation Research as well as the finance committee (of which he was the founding chair) of the American Society of Church History.

    Please join me in welcoming Professor Keen to his new role on campus.

    Sincerely,

    Eric A. Gislason Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • New Honors College Hoodies Are Here!

    HONORS COLLEGE HOODIES ARE HERE!

    Honors College Hoodies are back and better than ever! Featuring the new logo design on a black zip front hoodie. For sale at the Honors College front desk. Get yours while supplies last! Each one costs $30.

  • Fulbright Student Award and Schwarzman Scholarship (Teach, Research, or Study Abroad after graduation!), Info Session 9/3, Application Deadline 9/11

    As the fall term begins, it's time to think about applying for the Fulbright Student Award and the Schwarzman Scholarship! Both of these awards provide exciting opportunities for going abroad to further your education.  They both seek high achieving, highly motivated students. 

    There is a Fulbright and Schwarzman information session on Thursday, Sept. 3 at noon in 850 UH or you can follow up with one of our staff (below) if you have questions.

    The Fulbright Student Award
    The Fulbright sends students abroad to do a program of study or research in one of around 160 countries OR to teach English for a year in one of over 50 countries. You must have your bachelor's degree before you leave, but you can apply at any point in your life once you have that first degree. The UIC campus deadline is Sept. 11. There is still time to apply! You can find detailed information about the Fulbright at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program

    Fulbright Study/Research Grant
    You put together a proposal of study or research that would take 10-12 months to perform. Some countries require you to know the language well, others are flexible. Programs of study can include classes, research projects, library work, observations, training in the creative arts, surveys, lab work - in short, anything that would help you study or learn more about your proposed topic.

    The English Teaching Assistantship
    Fulbright also offers students the chance to teach English.  Options exist at the high school, elementary and the college level. Many countries have no language requirement. The English Teaching Assistants (ETA) are generally students who have some teaching experience, and believe that the ETA experience will help to prepare them for what they are doing in the future.

    The Schwarzman Scholarship
    The Schwarzman offers a select group of students the opportunity to earn a one year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in China. Candidates need not be Chinese speakers. Strong candidates will have excellent academic qualifications and an interest in learning about China as well as leadership experience. Enrolled students must be nominated by UIC. UIC’s campus deadline is Sept 14. There is still time to apply! You can find detailed information at http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

    How can I apply?

    If students are interested in any of the awards listed, they should reach out to OSSP staff immediately. Current seniors and alumni are all welcome.

    Fulbright Study/Research Grant –Molly Hildebrand, mhild@uic.edu
    Fulbright ETA –Beth Powers bpowers@uic.edu
    Schwarzman Scholarship –Beth Powers, bpowers@uic.edu

  • Tell us about your internship and enter to win Honors College swag!

    If you recently completed an internship, or are currently participating in an ongoing internship, we want to hear about it!  

    If you have done any kind of internship recently, 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/8805353

    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 swag drawing will take place next week, so complete the survey before then to be eligible to win!  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie O’Leary at soleary@uic.edu.

  • Studying for Exams? Come to the Honors College Tutoring center for support!

    Qualified Honors College students are available to help you in almost every subject. The tutoring schedule, which lists both the classes and the times tutors are available to tutor those classes, is posted here at the beginning of every semester. You do not need an appointment to see a tutor; the service is free and available to every UIC student. 

    Hours: The Honors College Tutoring Program takes place Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: The tutoring center is located on the second floor of Burnham Hall in Room 220 BH.

    Note: There will be no tutoring during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or during finals week, so our students may concentrate on their exams.

    For questions on the program, contact the Honors College tutoring coordinator Stephanie O'Leary at soleary@uic.edu