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  • Chicago Signature Honors Program: Tribes at the Steppenwolf Theatre, RSVP by Sat 1/18

    Come see "Tribes" at the Steppenwolf Theatre with the Chicago Signature Honors Program!  Tickets are free for a limited number of Honors College students.  This is a great opportunity to see one of the most famous theaters in the city in action.

    The play’s synopsis from the website:

    “Billy’s intellectual and proudly eccentric English family is its own tiny empire: private languages, in-jokes and fiery arguments. Billy, deaf since birth, is the only one who truly listens. When he meets his girlfriend Sylvia, he is introduced to a larger Deaf community, which sparks a struggle for self-identity and rebellion against his family. Tribesis sharp, witty story about finding the place where you can be heard and a family that feels like home.”

    RSVP by Saturday 1/18 at http://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu/2014/01/13/tribes-steppenwolf-jan-22-wednesday-2-pm/

    Click on the post to read more.

  • Honors Capstone Workshop Dates

    Are you just starting your Capstone project? Are you a junior planning ahead for next year? Are you a senior who has had to re-think or change directions on your Capstone? One of these workshops could help you plan and make progress. Mark your calendars and attend.  Click to view more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 

     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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). 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OSSP: Gilman Scholarship Info Session, Thurs. 2/13

    An information session about study abroad scholarships for Pell-Grant recipients

    Thursday 2/13, 2pm, 121 Burnham Hall

    No RSVP required.  Students who are unable to attend can contact Sheena Miller for more information at sheena@uic.edu

  • Special interactive Honors class session with Premier Researcher in Diabetes Dr. Jose Oberholzer, Wed. 2/19

    Are your classes cancelled Wednesday at 1pm?  Then don’t miss this unique opportunity for a special interactive session with Dr. Jose Oberholzer, where you will have the opportunity to brainstorm cross-disciplinary solutions to address the diabetes epidemic in our country with one of the leading researchers on this topic!  Food will be provided.

    Diabetes is a public health epidemic that involves everyone and takes leadership from all sectors to solve.  In this interactive session, you will work in groups to develop plans to address the diabetes epidemic in our country.  Dr. Oberholzer will provide you with some foundational information about diabetes, and then in groups you will choose one angle to address the issue from.  For two hours, you will take on the role of someone like the Surgeon General, the CEO of a Pharmaceutical Company, the CEO of Chicago Public Schools, head of the military, a local non-profit agency, or the head of CMS or NIH.  Together, you will come up with your plans and engage in lively discussion and dialogue about how to address this important issue!  This special seminar is open to students of all majors and academic interests.

    Dr. Oberholzer is one of the premier researchers in the area of diabetes and head of the Chicago Diabetes Project, the first-ever international collaboration of scientists working toward a cure for the disease.  Learn more about his work here:  https://www.uiaa.org/uic/news/uicalumni/1012b.html 

    Wednesday Feb. 19, 1 – 3pm, 121 Burnham Hall

    Food will be provided!

    RSVP here by Tuesday at 3:00 pm!  https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/7845017 

    Contact Sara at srmehta@uic.edu with any questions. 

  • OSSP: Crafting the Gilman Application: Workshop Session, Wed. 2/19

    This Workshop session will provide students with tips for crafting the Gilman Scholarship application.  The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship for students who are eligible for Pell Grants.

    Wednesday, February 19: 12 - 1pm in 2550 UH.

    No RSVP required.  Students who are unable to attend can contact Sheena Miller for more information at sheena@uic.edu

  • “Gender and Leadership” Lecture with Women’s Business Development Center CEO, Tues. 2/25

    Leadership Lecture Series: Gender and Leadership

    Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO, Women’s Business Development Center
    Retired Executive Vice President, BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

    Tuesday, February 25, 9:30 am in 121 Burnham Hall

    Emilia DiMenco is the Chief Operating Officer of the Women’s Business Development Center, which she began after completing a 32-year career as an executive vice president with Harris Bank’s Corporate and Commercial Banking team.  Currently, she is responsible for all aspects of nonprofit leadership, including program management, fundraising, succession planning, and strategic planning. Among her accomplishments, she has launched two microloan programs with a pool of nearly $1 million in loans.  Emilia is well-known for her contributions to leading civic and professional organizations, including the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

    Sponsored by the UIC Honors College in collaboration with HON 401 Honors Leadership Seminar.  For a complete list of Leadership Lecture Series events this semester, see the attached flyer.  Questions:  Contact hcollege@uic.edu or 312-413-2260.

  • Pediatric Dentistry Professor Visit to JST and Cutie the Cat’s Office Hours, Thurs. 2/27

    Professor Christine Wu from Pediatric Dentistry will be visiting JST this Thursday 2/25, hosted by Faculty-In-Residence and Associate Dean Chang! This is a personal encounter--just come and chat! You don't need to be interested in dentistry. 

    Dean Chang will be having dinner with Professor Wu at the JST cafeteria around 7pm.  Any students are welcome to join -- just pull up a chair and sit down!

    Around 8pm, Professor Wu will move to Dean Chang's apartment (C226) for Cutie the Cat's Office Hours.  Stop by to say hi, chat, and have a (now well-received) cup of hot fruit tea and Frango chocolates :)

    Contact Dean Chang with any questions: huiching@uic.edu

  • CNN invites YOU to a special screening of ChicagoLand, Tues. 3/4

    A new series by CNN, “CHICAGOLAND,” follows the lives of city leaders and citizens as Chicago looks to unite during this critical moment in the city’s history: facing change and challenges in schools, safety and social issues.  Beginning on March 6th, this eight-week series will explore where politics and policy meet real people’s lives – in a city generating change and innovation in social policy, education and public safety – to meet national and local changes.

    CNN invites UIC Honors College students to a special screening of CHICAGOLAND on Tuesday, March 4th at 6:00PM at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street).  The screening will begin at 6:00PM and conclude no later than 7:00PM.  

    Seating is limited, so if you are interested, RSVP here by NOON on Friday, Feb. 28:  https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/8536835 

    CHIAGOLAND is produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions and by award winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, the same team that created BRICK CITY. 

  • OSSP: British Scholarships Info Session, Thurs. 2/27

    An information session about various funded opportunities to study in the UK

    Thursday 2/27, 3-4pm, 2550 University Hall

    No RSVP required.  Students who are unable to attend can contact Sheena Miller for more information at sheena@uic.edu

  • Chicago Signature Honors: Visit to Bridgeport Art Center, Sat. 3/8 (RSVP Required)

    WHAT: A visit to BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER.  

    WHEN: March 8, Saturday, 1 PM

    WHY: Because Art Institute is not everything, and just because you have been to MCA does not mean you have seen it all. There are all sorts of exciting art and art spaces around the city. Let's pay a visit to Bridgeport Art Center, hear about Project Onward, which supports artists with disabilities, and talk to the artists themselves about their work. 


    RSVP DEADLINE: March 4.

    DETAILS: ChicagoSignature.honors.uic.edu

  • Leadership Lecture by 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin, Tues. 3/4

    Leadership Lecture Series: Inspiring and Motivating Followers

    Jason C. Ervin, Alderman of the 28th Ward of Chicago

    Tuesday, March 4, 9:30 am in 121 Burnham Hall

    Jason C. Ervin has served as Alderman of Chicago’s 28th Ward since 2011, which includes Austin, East Garfield, West Gar­field, North Lawndale, Little Italy, Little Village, Pilsen, Tri-Taylor, University Village, and the West Loop. Alderman Ervin is a Certi­fied Public Accountant and the former Village Manager for Maywood, Illinois. As an undergraduate student at SIU Carbondale, he was elected as the Student Representative for the SIU Board of Trustees.

    Sponsored by the UIC Honors College in collaboration with HON 401 Honors Leadership Seminar.  For a complete list of Leadership Lecture Series events this semester, see the flyer below.  Questions:  Contact hcollege@uic.edu or (312) 413-2260.

  • Observe a Mock Medical School Interview at the Honors College, 3/10

    Professor Timothy Murphy from the UIC College of Medicine will conduct a mock medical school admissions interview in front of an audience to show an example of that important milestone in medical school admissions.  The first part of the session will include an interview as nearly identical to the actual interview as possible.  The second part of the session will be an open forum for questions about admissions interviews and the application process in general.  Students who attend will have the opportunity to hear typical interview questions, listen to Professor Murphy’s feedback and appraisal of the mock applicant, and ask questions following the interview.  All Honors College students interested in applying to medical school are welcome to attend.

    The event will take place in 121 Burnham Hall (Quiet Study Room) on March 10 from 4:00-5:00pm.

    Please RSVP and submit any questions to Stephanie O’Leary at soleary@uic.edu

  • Chicago Signature Honors: Savior? at ETA Theatre, RSVP by Tues. 3/18 at noon!

    Join the Chicago Signature Honors Program at the ETA Theatre to see the play "Saviour?" on March 21st!

    "A white client hires a black attorney to represent him in a reverse discrimination case. They both need to win for desperately different reasons. Intelligent and emotionally charged sparring leads these men into an examination of class and privilege in a supposedly post-racial America.”

    Learn more and RSVP at http://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu/2014/03/11/21-march-fri-8-pm-play-savior-eta-theatre/.   RSVP deadline Tuesday 3/18 at Noon. Tickets are free for a limited number of UIC Honors College students!

    Contact Dr. Lindsay with questions: vlinds1@uic.edu

  • Student Research Forum - Register by 3/24

    As a reminder, the deadline for registering for the 2014 Student Research Forum is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 24.  Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis until all slots are filled.  Please note that this may mean we will run out of space prior to the March 24 deadline so we encourage you to submit as soon as possible.  Only 250 spots remain.
     
    To participate in the event, you will need to submit a one-page abstract.  Further details on the event and specific instructions for participation are provided on the SRF website. http://www.research.uic.edu/forum
     
    Event logistics are as follows:
     
    UIC Student Research Forum
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Judging and Presentations)
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Reception and Prizes)
    UIC Forum
    725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
     
    Sponsored by:  The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, the Alumni Association, the Student Activities Funding Association, the Office of Sustainability and the Center for Research on Women and Gender.
  • 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

  • Leadership Lecture: Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Don Kluemper, 4/1

    Leadership Lecture Series: Emotional Intelligence

    Dr. Don Kluemper, Assistant Professor of Management, UIC College of Business

    Tuesday, April 1, 9:30 am in 121 Burnham Hall

    Dr. Kluemper is an Assistant Professor of Management at UIC, and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Oklahoma State University. His dissertation focused on the examination of ability-based emotional intelligence in the structured employment interview, and his research on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management is widely published. Dr. Kluemper has also received numerous awards for his excellence in teaching. 

    Sponsored by the UIC Honors College in collaboration with HON 401 Honors Leadership Seminar.  For a complete list of Leadership Lecture Series events this semester, see the attached flyer.  Questions:  Contact hcollege@uic.edu or (312) 413-2260.

  • Alumni in the Law Networking Event, Tues. 4/8

    Are you considering law school?

    Come interact with UIC alumni who are practicing attorneys! During a speed networking session, you will have the chance to talk with several successful alumni about taking the LSAT, succeeding in law school, possible career paths, and other relevant topics. Don’t miss a great opportunity to discuss the legal field with alumni who are eager to share their advice and experiences with you!

    Date: Tues. 4/8
    Time: 5:30 - 6:00: Light Reception
             6:00 - 7:30: Networking Sessions
    Place: Ft. Dearborn Room, 3rd Floor, SCE

    To RSVP: Please email the Pre-Law Advisor at afaleti@uic.edu by Friday, April 4.  Please include "Alumni in the Law RSVP" in your email, along with your name, class year, and major. 

    This event is sponsored by the College of LAS Alumni Association, the UIC Honors College, and the LAS Pre-Law Office.

     

  • Chicago Signature Honors: Museum of Contemporary Art Theatre/Performance/Conceptual Art, RSVP by Sun. 4/6

    WHAT: Theatre/Performance/Conceptual Art– Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh  33 rpm and a few seconds

    WHEN: April 10, Thursday, 7:30 PM

    WHERE:  MCA – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

    WHY: a play with no actors on stage? A story pieced together using TV’s, phones, facebook messages, and voice recordings? The artists from Lebanon. They are politically and socially engaged! You can talk to them in person! You can do it for free!

    RSVP DEADLINE: April 6: https://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu/events  

    Contact Dr. Zarnitsyn at azarni2@uic.edu with questions.

    See other upcoming CSHP Events at https://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu/events  

  • HCAB Faculty-Student Luncheon, Wed. 4/9

    Get your appetites ready!  The Honors College Advisory Board invites you to the Spring 2014 HCAB Faculty-Student Luncheon!

    Italian food from Leona's will be served.  Food and drinks provided FREE of charge for Honors College students and faculty.

    Wednesday, April 9
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    First floor of Burnham Hall

    If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior, you are strongly encouraged to not only invite but to come with your faculty fellow.  If you and your fellow check-in at the luncheon together, stop by the front desk to enter and win HONORS COLLEGE SWAG for both you and your fellow!  If you are a first-year student, you can take this opportunity to invite your Honors Core instructor to join you for lunch – or meet some of the faculty who could be your Fellow in the future!

    Bring your UIC Student ID card to show at the door.

    Questions?  Contact the Honors College Front Desk at 312-413-2260.

  • Leadership Lecture: Coaching Leaders in Emotional Intelligence with Fi Mazanke, Tues. 4/8

    Leadership Lecture Series: Coaching Leaders in Emotional Intelligence

    Cecilia 'Fi' Mazanke, Founder and Empowerment Coach at Direct Connect Coaching

    Tuesday, April 8, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. in 121 Burnham Hall

    Cecelia “Fi” Mazanke is a master certified leadership coach and founder of Direct Connect Coaching in St. Charles, Illinois. Her mission is to help others recognize, embrace, and empower their peak potential.  Over the past 14 years, Fi has coached thousands of people ranging from young children to grandparents, and entry-level business entrepreneurs to Presidents, CEOs and business owners of all walks of life.

    Sponsored by the UIC Honors College in collaboration with HON 401 Honors Leadership Seminar.  For a complete list of Leadership Lecture Series events this semester, see the attached flyer.  Questions:  Contact hcollege@uic.edu or (312) 413-2260.

  • Lecture by founding editor of The Onion: Leadership and Creative Risk, Fri. 4/11

    Come hear the Founding Editor of The Onion speak about Leadership!

    Leadership Lecture by Scott Dikkers, Founding Editor of The Onion 
    “Leadership and Creative Risk”
     
    Friday, April 11
    11:00am – 12:00pm
    302 Student Center East
     
    Come listen to Scott Dikkers, a founding editor of The Onion, tell the tale of his early struggles in the comedy business and how he ultimately got The Onion off the ground. As a farm boy with little education, he went from being a starry-eyed kid whose dream was to be published in his high-school newspaper to becoming an improbable 20-something business leader who founded the world's first humor website and headed up The Onion's growth into a worldwide brand and household name. Dikkers will share his own pitfalls and “lessons learned” to help students who are interested in finding their own path to creative leadership.
     
    About Scott Dikkers:
    Scott Dikkers is the founding editor of The Onion, and its longest-serving editor-in-chief. He developed its now-famous news parody format and launched it as the world's fi­rst humor website in 1996. Ranked by Time Magazine as one of the world’s top 50 “Digital Elite,” Scott is also the creator of the successful entertainment website The AV Club and author of several New York Times bestsellers, including "Our Dumb Century, "Our Dumb World" and "I Went to College and it was okay."
     
    Event Sponsors: UIC Campus Housing, UIC Campus Programs, The Chancellor’s Lecture and Event Series, The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, The Honors College, The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, The Department of English, The College of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs, The Office of Career Services, HON 401 Honors Leadership Seminar taught by Dr. Jenny Hoobler. 
     
    Questions:  Contact hcollege@uic.edu or (312) 413-2260.
  • You're Invited to the 2014 Honors College Publication Release Party! Mon., 4/14

    We invite you to join us in celebrating the release of the latest edition of each of the Honors College student-run publications at the annual Publication Release Party! 

    The Publication Release Party will be held on Monday, April 14 from 4 - 5pm in the Honors College Lounge (BH 109).  Copies of the latest edition of the Honors College publications will be available, including:

    •          The Ampersand, the official student-run Honors College newsletter
    •          The Asterisk, the Honors College satirical newsletter
    •          The Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students, a journal focused on topics related to the health professions
    •          Red Shoes Review, a literary and arts magazine
    •          UIC OneWorld, a social justice and global affairs magazine

    We will also introduce the newest student-run journal, the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal, who will be releasing their first Call for Submissions!

    RSVP’s are requested but not required by Wednesday, April 9 at https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/9197427 .  Contact Honors Advisor Sara Mehta at srmehta@uic.edu with questions.

  • Fulbright Week: Info Sessions, Alumni Panel, and Public Health Info this Week

    Fulbright week at UIC is happening! Please take note of these information sessions and follow up with OSSP if you would like to talk about Fulbright options:

    Tuesday 4/15: College of Medicine Fulbright and Other Scholarships Info Session
    Information about opportunities for students of medicine
    3 - 4pm, CMW 106

    Wednesday 4/16: Fulbright Panel
    UIC Alumni discuss their experiences applying for and participating in Fulbright
    4-5pm, 2550 UH

    Thursday, 4/17: Fulbright School of Public Health Presentation
    Information about funded opportunities to pursue research in public health overseas
    12 - 1pm, SPH 192

    More information:

    UIC deadline: Sept. 12, national deadline: Oct.17

    Students who plan projects early and work on them over the summer will find the application process MUCHeasier.

    What is the Fulbright grant?

    The Fulbright Scholarship sends students abroad to do a program of study or research in one of around 140 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. For a Fulbright Full 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 on language requirements. 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.

    Tell me more about the teaching grants...

    Fulbright also offers students the chance to apply to teach English.  In some countries you would teach in a high school, in others elementary and in others at the college level. Language requirements vary from country to country. 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.

    Why should I consider it?
    The Fulbright name is well respected in the U.S. and beyond. Past scholars have considered it an experience of a lifetime. They learn about new cultures or deepen their knowledge of one they already were acquainted with. They make new friends and engage in an in-depth teaching or learning experience that gives them depth of knowledge and skills in their chosen field, and helps set the stage for greater independence in their next career move. They develop a more sophisticated understanding of their host country, the U.S. and themselves.

    Questions?

    OSSP staff welcome questions from students and advisors about the Fulbright. Please direct questions about the full grant to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu; questions about the teaching assistantships to Sheena Miller, sheena@uic.edu; and questions about graduate students applying to Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu 

  • Chicago Signature Honors: Capoeira Workshop with Mestre Calango, Thurs. 4/24 (RSVP required by 4/20)

    Due to the success of our Fall Semester workshop, United Capoeira Association-Chicago invites you again to experience the excitement of Capoeira.  Capoeira is an African Brazilian martial art that incorporates self-defense with dance, music and acrobatics.  It crosses many facets of personal expression, while developing a strong sense of community. Brazilian native and Capoeira Master, Mestre Calango, and Dr. Lindsay will lead a fun and exciting introductory class that will cover the basic movements, history and music. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes suitable for a full body workout. RSVP today!

    Friend Capoeira Uca and/or Like United Capoeira Association-Chicago on Facebook

    www.ucachicago.com 

    Location:

    Village Leadership Academy

    800 S. Wells Suite 90

    Chicago, IL 60607

    Thursday April 24, 2014.  RSVP Required by April 20.

    View the website for more details and to register: http://chicagosignature.honors.uic.edu/2014/03/31/april-24-thursday-530-pm-capoera-workshop-with-mestre-calango/

    Questions?  Contact Dr. Lindsay at vlinds1@uic.edu

  • OSSP: Graduate Fellowships Info Session (For Juniors), Wed. 4/23

    Thinking about going to graduate school?  Seeking funding or prestigious fellowships to support you?  This OSSP Info Session is targeted for Juniors to start thinking about Graduate Fellowships.

    Wednesday, April 23
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    2550 University Hall

    No RSVP required to attend.  Questions?  Can't attend but want more information?  Contact Sheena Miller at sheena@uic.edu

  • Leadership Lecture: Leading in International Contexts with Donald Bielinski, Tues. 4/22

    Leadership Lecture Series: Leading in International Contexts

    Donald Bielinski, Managing Partner, SMB Interim Management, LLC

    Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. in 121 Burnham Hall

    Don Bielinski has held CEO and President positions in 3 different industries, leading businesses ranging in size from start-up to the Fortune 500, and in locations including the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.   His expertise lies in developing start-ups from within existing businesses, managing complex turnarounds/reorganizations, strategy development, and innovation.  In his 25-year career with W. W. Grainger, Inc. his roles included Group President, Division CEO, SVP Marketing & Sales as well as CFO. Post Grainger, Don has been CEO of Exostar, a technology service company in the Aerospace and Defense Industry and Chairman, Asia Pacific for the Hudson Highland Group, a $1.5B talent management and recruitment business.

    Sponsored by the UIC Honors College in collaboration with HON 401 Honors Leadership Seminar.  Questions:  Contact hcollege@uic.edu or (312) 413-2260.

  • Magic Show in JST, Thurs. 4/24

    Would you like to experience some close-up magic? It is getting close to your finals, and a magic show may be exactly what you need to alleviate your stress!

    *When*: April 24 (Thursday), from 7-8 p.m.

    *Where*: C-Tower Lounge

    *Who*: Bryan Kennedy

    *What*: Close-up magic

    Bryan has been performing magic shows for various audiences. You can find out more about his outstanding performances at http://apollo-magic.com/. You might be surprised to learn that he is also a UIC Honors student!

    So come join us for an hour of fun!!  Questions?  Contact JST Faculty-In-Residence Dean Chang at huiching@uic.edu

  • Faculty in Residence Office Hours w/ Varsity Coach of Men’s Gymnastics, Wed. 4/23

     Dean Chang, as the Faculty-in-Residence at JST, will have a special guest during Cutie's Office Hours--Mr. Charley Nelson, Visiting Head Varsity Coach of Men's Gymnastics, will come visit. Whether or not you are interested in sports, come chat with Mr. Nelson :) 

    Please note that this will occur on WEDNESDAY 4/23 instead of the usual THURSDAY gathering. 

    7:00--please come share dinner with us at JST

    8:00--please come join us at C226 for Cutie the Cat's Office Hours.

    Contact Dean Change with any questions: huiching@uic.edu

     

  • Honors College Convocation: Wednesday, 5/7

    Come recognize and congratulate the Honors College Graduating Class of 2014!  The Honors College Convocation will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm at the UIC Forum.  The Keynote speaker will be Illinois’ 38th Governor Jim Edgar.  For more information, see the Convocation website: http://www.uic.edu/honors/about/honorsconvocation.shtml 

    If you have any questions, contact the Honors College Front Desk!

  • Class of 2014, You are Invited to the HCAA New Alumni Social! Wed. 5/14

    Class of 2014, you are invited!
     
    Congratulations, Honors College Class of 2014! The Honors College is so proud of all of you. Members of the Honors College Alumni Association (HCAA) want to welcome you as the newest Honors College alumni. Enjoy free food, soft drinks, and (assuming you are 21) beer and wine. Come mingle with your fellow alumni, and find out how you can stay connected.
     
    5th Annual Honors College Alumni Association (HCAA) Social & New Alumni Welcome
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Hawkeye's Bar and Grill
    1458 West Taylor Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
     
    Please go to www.2014hcaasocial.eventbrite.com to register. It’s free!
  • OSSP: General Scholarship Information Session, Thurs. 8/28

    Come get information about searching and applying for awards!

    Hosted by the Office of Special Scholarship Programs

    Thursday, 8/28 at 2:00 pm
    2550 University Hall

    Questions?  Can't attend but want more information?  Contact Sheena Miller at sheena@uic.edu

    View the full schedule of Fall 2014 OSSP Info Sessions here: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/2014%20fall%20scholarship%20information%20sessions%20calendar.pdf 

  • 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.

     

     

  • Fall Professional Development Workshop Series, Beginning Tues. 9/2

    Attention juniors and all other students interested in getting a head start in planning for your post-graduation pursuits: The Honors College is pleased to present the Fall Professional Development Series for the first time this year.  Featuring eight different sessions throughout the Fall 2014 semester, the Professional Development Series is an opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge about preparing for careers, graduate school, and more, directly from experts who make admissions and hiring decisions, and who have the tools you need to transition to the professional world after graduation. 

    Now is the time to start planning for your future, and this is your chance to hear the insiders’ views on the best ways to do it.

    Please view the flyer for dates, times, session topics, and presenters – mark your calendar!

    First Session: Career Preparation Workshop for Juniors:  The first session is quickly approaching and will feature specific advice on the ins-and-outs of the job search process.  Come learn what you should do THIS YEAR to prepare to land a career after college!  See more details on the flyer.

    Tuesday, September 2, 3:00pm, 121 BH

    Please RSVP for this session by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 2: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/5686493  

    Questions or Comments about the Fall Professional Development Series?  Contact Stephanie O’Leary at soleary@uic.edu.

     

  • OSSP: Upcoming Info Sessions for study, research, and teaching abroad, 9/2 - 9/5

    OSSP will host three information sessions next week for scholarships to support study, research, and teaching abroad.

    Gilman Scholarship Info Session
    Study abroad scholarship information for Pell-Grant recipients
    Tues, 9/2 at 11AM in 2650 UH

    Fulbright Workshop Session
    Information about funded opportunities to pursue research or teach English abroad. A Fulbright representative will offer insight and answer questions.
    Weds, 9/3 at 3PM in 1501 UH

    Boren Information Session
    Information about awards for current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a study abroad program outside of Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand who are studying a language and a topic critical to national security. A Boren Representative will offer insight and answer questions.
    Fri, 9/5 at 10 – 11:30 PM in 650 UH

    For a full list of Fall 2014 OSSP Information Sessions, see http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/2014%20fall%20scholarship%20information%20sessions%20calendar.pdf.

     Questions?  Contact ssp@uic.edu or (312) 355-2477.

     

  • Two Upcoming Chicago Signature Honors Program Events (RSVP Required)

    Announcing the first 2 events of Chicago Signature Honors Programming  in Fall 2014! Join us in the city!
     
    Chicago Signature Honors Programming is a great way for UIC Honors students to experience cultural and educational opportunities outside of class at no cost to the student! 
     
    WHY: Let’s laugh!
    WHEN: September 18, Thursday, 8 PM
    DEADLINE to RSVP: Sep 11.
     
    WHY: This is a rare opportunity to see one of the most loved operas about one of the most enduring characters, live, here in Chicago, at no cost.
    WHEN: September 30, Tuesday, 7:30 PM
    DEADLINE TO RSVP : September 22
     
    Questions?  Contact Dr. Zarnitsyn at azarni2@uic.edu or Dr. Lindsay at vlinds1@uic.edu
  • Women and Scholarships Info Session, Tues. 9/9 at 3pm, 650 UH

    Cosponsored by the Women's Leadership and Resource Center and the Office of Special Scholarship Programs

    Tues, 9/9 at 3PM, 650 UH

    Questions?  Contact sheena@uic.edu

  • Join the Dean for Pizza! Wed. 9/10

    Pizza with Dean Bottoms on Wed. 9/10!

    Stop by the Honors College Student Lounge on Wednesday, September 10 between 5:00 - 6:30 pm for pizza with the Dean!  This is an informal time for you to talk with the Dean, tell her how your semester is going, and enjoy a piece of pizza together.

    RSVP by Monday, September 8: http://rsvp.honors.uic.edu/office_hours.php.  If you have any trouble submitting your rsvp, please e-mail Ms. Christina Ruiz at cruiz2@uic.edu

  • Observe a Mock Medical School Interview, Wed. 9/17

    Professor Timothy Murphy from the UIC College of Medicine will conduct a mock medical school admissions interview in front of an audience to show an example of that important milestone in medical school admissions.  The first part of the session will include an interview as nearly identical to the actual interview as possible.  The second part of the session will be an open forum for questions about admissions interviews and the application process in general.  Students who attend will have the opportunity to hear typical interview questions, listen to Professor Murphy’s feedback and appraisal of the mock applicant, and ask questions following the interview. 

    Wednesday, September 17 at 4:00 pm in 121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP at: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/4355926 

    Contact Stephanie O'Leary at soleary@uic.edu with questions.

    This event is part of the Honors College Fall 2014 Professional Development Series.  For a full list of events, view the flier.

  • Asian-American Students and Scholarships Info Session, Thurs. 9/25

    Come get information about various funded opportunities available to Asian-American students.

    Thursday, 9/25 at 3:00 pm
    2550 University Hall

    Sponsored by the Office of Special Scholarship Programs.  Questions?  Contact Sheena Miller at sheena@uic.edu

    For a full list of OSSP workshops, please visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/2014%20fall%20scholarship%20information%20sessions%20calendar.pdf

  • Cutie the Cat's Office Hours in JST w/ Nursing Prof. Simmons, Thurs. 9/25

    Professor Barbara Simmons from the UIC College of Nursing will be visiting JST this Thursday 9/25, hosted by Faculty-In-Residence and Associate Dean Chang! This is a personal encounter--just come and chat! You don't need to be interested in Nursing. 

    Dean Chang will be having dinner with Professor Simmons at the JST cafeteria around 7pm.  Any students are welcome to join -- just pull up a chair and sit down!

    Around 8pm, Professor Simmons will move to Dean Chang's apartment (C226) for Cutie the Cat's Office Hours.  Stop by to say hi, chat, and have a cup of hot tea!

    Contact Dean Chang with any questions: huiching@uic.edu