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  • 26th Annual Honors College Ball – April 5

  • Alternative Spring Break

    Do you enjoy volunteering?
    Join ASB! We volunteer locally in Chicago and also across the country during Winter and Spring Break!

    Want to know more?

    Our first General Meeting will be soon! 

    Check us out at


    Twitter: @asbuic

    Location: 750 S. Halsted St. Room No. 475

    Email us at

  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Info Session, 9/26 at 5:30pm

  • Ampersand Blog Contest EXTENDED! Submit by Wed. 4/8 for a chance to win $100!

    Do you have something to share with the Honors College community? Write a blog entry for the Ampersand and you could win a $100 gift card to the UIC Bookstore!

    The Ampersand is  looking for students to write about their experiences as UIC Honors College students and to share their ideas through the Honors College student blog. Write about any of the three prompts below to submit an entry to our blog contest:

    1.   Describe your most meaningful Honors Activity experience.

    2.   Who is a person at UIC that has influenced you or inspired your journey through Honors at UIC?

    3.   Describe your ideal UIC. How do or can the administrators, faculty, and other students of the Honors College support that vision?

    Blogs are typically 400-600 words in length and will be evaluated on quality of writing. The winner will be determined by Honors College staff.  See the attached document for full details and guidelines.

    The deadline for the blog contest is Wednesday, April 8th by 5:00 PM. Submissions should be emailed to

  • Ampersand Editor Application

  • Ampersand First General Body Meeting, Wed. 9/24

    Come to the first Ampersand general body meeting of the year! We will be assigning articles as well as having breakout sessions with editors. The first GBM will be on Wednesday, 9/24, at 3:00 PM in BH 114. Attendance is mandatory for writing for the first issue. We hope to see you there!  

    Contact if interested or if you have questions.  See the Ampersand website and learn more at

  • Ampersand GBM announcement, 2/25 at 4PM

    Ampersand GBM for Issue 4 - FINAL issue of the year!  - Thursday, February 25th at 4 PM in BH 114

    Calling all writers and bloggers! The Ampersand, the Honors College newsletter and student blog, will be holding a General Body Meeting on Thursday, February 25th at 4 PM in room BH 114. We will be assigning articles for our fourth and FINAL print issue of the year, so please come if you would like to be a published writer for the Honors College before the year ends!

    If you would like to write about current events and distinguished individuals of the Honors College, this is the meeting for you!

    Questions? Comments? Please email or visit for more information!

  • Ampersand General Body Meeting, 10/16 at 4pm

    Calling all writers and bloggers! The Ampersand, the Honors College newsletter and student blog, will be holding a General Body Meeting on Friday, October 16th at 4 PM in room B21 in Burnham Hall. We will be assigning articles for our second print issue of the year. If you would like to write about current events and distinguished individuals of the Honors College, this is the meeting for you!

    Questions? Comments? Please email or visit for more information!

  • Ampersand General Body Meeting – 10/9 at 6pm

  • Ampersand General Body Meeting, 9/12 at 5pm in BH 121

  • Ampersand General Body Meeting, Fri. 10/24

    The Honors College newsletter the Ampersand is having a General Body Meeting this Friday, 10/24, at 4:00 PM in BH 121 in order to plan our second issue of the year. Attendance is mandatory for writing for this issue as we will be assigning articles and holding a writer's workshop with the editors. If you are unable to attend this GBM but are still interested in either blogging or writing for another issue, please contact us at We hope to see you there!

  • Ampersand - General Body Meeting Friday 1/29 at 4 PM

    Ampersand GBM for Issue 3 - Friday January 29th at 4 PM

    Calling all writers and bloggers! The Ampersand, the Honors College newsletter and student blog, will be holding a General Body Meeting on Friday, January 29th at 4 PM in room B21 in Burnham Hall. We will be assigning articles for our third print issue of the year. If you would like to write about current events and distinguished individuals of the Honors College, this is the meeting for you!

    Questions? Comments? Please email or visit for more information!


  • Ampersand General Body Meetings – Feb 12 and 15

  • Ampersand General Body Meeting - Thursday 3/2 at 5 PM in BH 121

  • Ampersand General Body Meeting Tomorrow, Thurs. 1/16

    If you are interested in becoming a part of the Honors College's official newsletter, come to the Ampersand's first meeting of the semester! Anyone interested in journalism, photography, or graphic design is welcome, with no experience required. The meeting is at 5 PM in Room B16 of Burnham Hall.

    Check out our website at to see past issues and get more information. Questions? Email

  • Ampersand Informational Meeting: Honors College Publication Seeking Writers, Photographers, and Graphic Designers

  • Ampersand Interest and Board Applications: Editor, Graphic and Web Design, Photography and Videography!

  • Ampersand Issue Available and Long Sleeve Shirt Raffle

    Want to win a FREE Ampersand long sleeve shirt? Enter your thoughts, ideas, and comments about the Ampersand at by March 21st to be entered in a raffle for the shirt. Help improve the Ampersand with your suggestions!

    The latest issue of "The Ampersand," the Honors College newsletter, is available for your reading pleasure at Or, you can pick up a hard copy in Burnham Hall. Check it out!

    Want to help create "The Ampersand"? Email for information.

  • Ampersand Publication Seeking Writers!

  • Ampersand Publication Seeking Writers, Photographers, and Videographers!

  • Ampersand Publication Seeking Writers, Photographers, and Web Designers

  • Ampersand Publication Seeking Writers, Photographers, Web Designers, and more!

  • Ampersand Seeking Senior Submissions for Class of 2014 Highlight!

    If you are a graduating student in the Honors College, get featured in the final issue of the Ampersand! We want pictures and quotes of you and your friends so that we can put together a fitting final tribute to the Honors College Class of 2014. Please contact with submissions!

  • Ampersand's First GBM – Oct 4

  • Ampersand's GBM – Oct 18

  • Ampersand Shirt Sale

    Show your support for the UIC Honors College and its very own newsletter, the Ampersand, by purchasing one of their long-sleeve shirts! The price has not been finalized, but will be approximately $12. If you would like to see a picture of the shirt and are interested in ordering please fill out this form

  • Annual India Night Show, Sat. 4/5

    The Annual India Night Show is the Indian Student Association's largest and most recognized South Asian event. With over 150 participants and the entire ISA board working together, India Night brings a taste of Indian culture to the UIC campus. With various performances ranging from musical acts and MC skits to competitive dance teams, India Night attracts nearly 700 attendees whilst receiving national media coverage. Our goal, as cultural chairs, is to expose Indian culture to the UIC community and encourage the audience to be proud of their heritage. This year, we have made it our mission to organize a dynamic show in which the audience will be awed in an electrifying new experience, setting it apart from previous shows. Don't miss out on the year's greatest event as ISA celebrates Indian cinema and culture on India Night! Doors open at 6:30 pm at the UIC Forum this Saturday, April 5th.

    Ticket Prices:
    Members: $11.00
    Nonmembers: $12.00

    Questions?  Contact Krishna Modi at 


  • Applications are open for Nu Rho Psi: The Neuroscience Honors Society

    Hello Neuroscience Students!

    My name is Masun Jackson and I am the UIC chapter president for Nu Rho Psi. We are a nationally recognized neuroscience honors society focused on the goals of academic excellence and spreading the discipline of neuroscience throughout the community. At the start of each semester we look for new members who share these goals and actively want to engage in the endeavors of neuroscience. We host and sponsor several neuroscience events each semester as well as collaborate with faculty, national members, and members of neuroscience curriculums across the country.

    If you are interested in joining there are just a few requirements that you must meet. You must be declared as a major or minor in neuroscience, have completion of at least 3 semesters of College coursework, completion of at least 9 semester hours of neuroscience related courses, and have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 and 3.4 in neuroscience related courses.

    Please send your transcript to our faculty advisor Dr. Robert Paul Malchow at . The transcript does not need to be official, you can simply copy and paste from your academic records via the UIC portal.

    If you don't meet our requirements this semester, fear not! We will also be recruiting in the Spring! Good luck this semester and I hope you all apply!

  • 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

  • Applied Health Sciences Student Org Kickoff Event, Wed. 8/31

    The Pre-Occupational Therapy Club, Kinesiology Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, and Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Student Council clubs are sponsoring a kick-off event in the Student Recreation Facility MAC gym from 4:30-7PM on Wednesday, August 31st.

    This social event is open for anyone interested in joining these clubs or any students pursuing an AHS-related career.

    We will be playing sports games such as basketball, volleyball, and bags. This is the perfect way to start the school year and socialize with peers who are pursuing AHS-related degrees.

    Of course, there will be FREE food! We will be catering from Portillo's!

    The Save-the-Date flyer is attached. Please feel free to contact Ricardo Ramirez at for more information on the event.

  • Apply for Aahana Executive Board - Application due Wednesday, 9/25, by midnight

  • Apply for a Board Position with Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB)! (Due 9/7)

  • Apply for an Alternative Spring Break Winter Trip, 11/2 - 11/5

    This is applicable to all students who want to apply for any of the 7 winter trips this winter break. Alternative Spring Break helps volunteer at non-profit organizations in Chicago, but we also have an educational curriculum attached to each trip also.

    Our service-learning trips this upcoming winter include Habitat for Humanity New Orleans, LA, Tennessee State Parks Chattanooga, TN, United Cerebral PalsyBirmingham, AL, Drueding centerPhiladelphia, PA
    SunshineOssining, NY. and Pediatric Angels Network Mendham, NJ
    Junior Achievement Memphis, TN.

    If you would like to know more information about these trips check out and click ASB Winter 2014 Trip Participant Application.  Questions? Contact Angela Sazon at

  • Apply to be a member of Peer Health Exchange (PHE)! Deadline: 9/08/17

  • Apply to be a part of Society of Future Physicians! Apply by January 20th!

    Society of Future Physicians is now accepting applications from any students interested in pursuing careers in the medical field! Members have the opportunity to participate in various volunteer, social and shadowing events as well as gain insight into the application process and preparation for medical schools. If you are interested, please apply by January 20th at 11:59pm. If you have any additional questions feel free to email us at

    Application Form:

  • Apply to be a TEDx at UIC Audience Member

    Apply to be a TEDx audience member for the April 18 event! Check for more information about the event and for the application. Apply early, only 100 people will be picked! Dinner is included in the ticket purchase. Email with any questions! Good luck!

  • Apply to be a Treasurer on the Women's Health Initiative board!

  • Apply to become an Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) member!

  • Apply to be on the Pre-Law Society Executive Board, Due Wed. 4/1

    Pre-Law Society Executive Board Applications Now Available

    Open to all students; you do not need to be a current member of Pre-Law Society to apply.

    A list of positions, position descriptions, and the application are available at this link:

    Questions?  Contact Cristian Nuno at 

  • Apply to join the 2016-17 Honors College Advisory Board, Due Fri. 4/15

    Elections for the 2016-2017 academic year are now underway to select new members of the Honors College Advisory Board!

    HCAB serves as a body of student representation advisory to the Dean of the College and its faculty and staff. The organization also helps develop and organize various social and programming initiatives for the Honors College. So, come represent your fellow Honors College students, help build community among between your peers and faculty, and be a part of planning some of the College’s major events, such as the Annual Honors College Ball!

    If you are interested in joining HCAB, please submit your application to the Honors College no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15th. To note, hard copies of the application can also be found at the College.

    For any questions or concerns, you may contact Ms. Christina Ruiz at or Ms. Elizabeth Stark at

  • ASB Panera Fundraising Night, 09/24/2014

    Do you find pleasure in helping out others? Have you always wanted to support volunteering organizations but weren't able to because of your busy schedule? Well, no worries! Just join Alternative Spring Break's fundraising night at Panera Bread! Do you need to commit an hour or two of you time? NO! All you need to do is to have a delicious meal at specific Panera Bread location at specific time!

    Alternative Spring Break at the University of Illinois at Chicago (ASB) is a student organization dedicated to heightening UIC students understanding of social justice issues. We carry out active volunteering services across the country, and we also donate huge portion of our funding to small, non-profit organizations.

    Where: 1101 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607
    When: September 24th, 4:00PM - 8:00PM

    All you need to do is present the attached flyer in a printed version or an electronic version on a phone or tablet upon ordering your meal!

    If you have any questions about this fundraising or about our organization, please contact Dae Kim at

  • Asterisk Bake N’ Shirt Sale, Monday 2/23

    Support The Asterisk, UIC’s one & only satire publication, by purchasing baked goods or our highly talked about UIC football t-shirt! Our team really needs your support! Come see us Monday February 23rd, from 11am-1pm in Burnham Hall. Free baked goods with every purchase!* 

    Reserve a shirt size by emailing your name and size to

    See you there!

    *If you already have a UIC football shirt, wear it and get free cookies!

  • Asterisk Football T-shirt sale, Thurs. 11/13

    The Asterisk is back with another legendary football T-shirt ( ). Support our undefeated football team* while at the same time supporting The Asterisk, UIC’s one & only satire publication.

    Purchase your shirt for $10 on Thursday November 13th, from 11am-1pm outside the Honors College entrance in Burnham Hall.Can't make it? Then reserve a shirt size by emailing your name and size to

    Preview the shirt here:

    See you there!

  • Attend TEDx at UIC, Tickets are now available! Fri. 4/17

    TEDx at UIC Tickets are now available! Our event will be held on April 17th, 2015 at JST. This year our theme will be The Iceberg Effect- talks will explore topics that are unseen and look at more than what meets the eye. There are only a 100 spots available, so don't wait until the last minute! For more information about our event and speakers, please visit us at 

    To buy a ticket, click on the link below

    Questions?  Contact Palak Patel at

  • Attend TEDx U of I Chicago 2016: Rethink the System, Fri. 4/8

    Love TEDx talks and always wanted to attend a TEDx event? Join us at TEDxUofIChicago 2016 at JST Event Center in bustling downtown Chicago on Friday, April 8! You'll get the chance to hear from a diverse range of speakers who will push you to rethink traditional notions on topics ranging from science to social inequality. Visit our website for more information on our speakers and take a look at the event flier! 

    Grab your ticket before they're all gone -- ONLY 100 EXCLUSIVE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! 

    Starting March 18, get your ticket here:


  • Attend the Honors College Welcome Back Pizza Party hosted by HCAB TODAY at 5pm

  • Bake Sale Fundraiser for Honors College Ball – Feb 28

  • The background of the flyer is green with many four leaf clovers in each corner and in the middle. There's a light green line going around the flyer as a border. The title of the flyer is in white and is on top of a four leaf clover.

    Bank of America: Shamrock Shuffle Volunteering with HCAB - DEADLINE to sign-up: March 13th

  • Basics of Diagnostic Neuroimaging with Dr. Mehmet Kocak and the Society of Future Physicians – April 25

  • Be an IGNITE Leadership Experience Participant

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services (SLDVS) and Campus Programs are excited to bring the IGNITE Leadership Experience back for the fall!

    The IGNITE Leadership Experience is a semester-long exploratory leadership program designed to help first- and second-year undergraduate students gain leadership capacities and get involved at UIC.  IGNITE will help students gain insight into the values, communication, and leadership competencies necessary for positive involvement on campus. It is our hope that you will go out and live these ideals in your involvement on campus and the community.


    Must be a UIC first- or second-year student Must commit to attend every IGNITE session on Tuesday nights from 3:45-6pm starting September 22 and ending November 17. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our program, if a class/work/personal conflict overlaps with our program schedule, the student is not eligible to apply for the program. Please consider applying next year! Must attend the Catalyst Leadership Retreat on Saturday, September 19 from 9am-5pm.

    Info Sessions:

    Date: Thursday, September 10
    Time: 11am-12pm
    Location: Student Center East | White Oak Room

    Date: Friday, September 11
    Time: 3pm-4pm
    Location: Daley Library | Room 1-470

    To apply for IGNITE, please visit: