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  • Society for Future Physicians: Become a Medical Scribe in Chicago, Wed. 3/5

    SFP is hosting a lecture featuring PhysAssist Scribes open to all Honors College students who are interested in pursuing a pre-health field, specifically MD/DO/PA/NP. Please join us!

    PhysAssist Scribes is looking for candidates, motivated to pursue a career in the medical field, to join our Medical Scribe program in Chicago! We will be on campus next Wednesday, March 5th at 4pm to give a presentation in Burnham Hall room 121 in the UIC Honors College and meet with any pre-health professional students interested in joining our team!

    Working as a PhysAssist Scribe is an invaluable, unique opportunity for pre-health professionals, recent graduates, and students looking to gain MEDICAL experience!

    It's a great opportunity to:
    1. Work side by side physicians or PA's in the emergency room
    2. Transcribe and understand the patient history, physical exam, medical decision making, and diagnosis for each patient the physician sees
    3. Become proficient in documenting lab results and x-rays

    Here is a short video that explains the medical scribe position in detail:

    For more job info visit the employment page here:

    Contact Milie Fang at with questions about the event.

  • CODE Leadership Program Applications due this Friday (Sept. 13th)

  • Honors College Ambassadors Application (Open Now!)

  • 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 or (312) 413-2260.

  • 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

  • Project ESTEEM

    What does Project ESTEEM stand for?

    Enrichment of Science Through Exposure to Experimental Models


    Student volunteers in Project ESTEEM, which stands for Enrichment of Science Through Exposure to Experimental Models, work at two children’s shelters to show under-privileged kids the exciting world of science.

    What does that entail?

    We go to Lydia Home and Rice center once a month each on Saturdays to teach children science through experimentation. The group divides in half at Lydia to work with the boys and the girls.  At Rice there will be five separate groups of kids. Someone leads the discussion of the topic and details what experiment the children will do for the day. 

    Our Monday meetings on campus will be about creating new project ideas as a group and then testing them out. Our first Meeting of the 2015 fall semester is Monday September 8th at 6:00 in the honors college Silent Study!

  • Honors College Ambassadors-Now Accepting Applications

    Honors College Ambassadors Accepting Applications for 2016-17, Apply by Thurs. 3/31

    The Honors College is now accepting applications for Honors Ambassadors for the 2016-17 year.


    Honors Ambassadors are Honors College students who have decided to take that extra step in becoming part of the Honors College team by recruiting and welcoming first-year students into UIC and the Honors College. Working through the Honors College from May 2016 through Spring 2017, Honors Ambassadors are instrumental in welcoming new Honors College students to UIC and assisting in their engagement to campus resources and the Honors College Community.


    Each Honors Ambassador will serve as a mentor to approximately 10 incoming freshman. Ambassadors will be assigned their mentees based on the Freshman Orientation program date they are assigned and expected to attend to meet their mentees. Throughout the summer, the Ambassador is expected to stay in touch with their mentees. Ambassadors are required to attend the Freshman Retreat onFriday August 19th to reconnect with their mentees. For the Fall semester, Ambassadors will be assigned one of the four tasks: blog for the Ampersand Newsletter about their experience in the Honors College, serve as a PAPH Ambassador (be of service during PAPH week), serve as an HON 101 Teaching Assistant, or serve as an Activities Coordinator for HAMBS-Sponsored events. The term of service continues into the Spring in further support of Honors College Admissions activities.

    Honors Ambassadors must be in good standing with the Honors College by the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Applications can be submitted online ( and the application deadline is March 31. Applicants will be required to attend a group interview that will be part of the selection process. Please contact Eliza Callahan ( with any questions.

  • UIC Honors College Discord

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    Hello-ween with HCAB! Today!

  • Peer Health Exchange Application


    Join Peer Health Exchange (PHE) and give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions.

    Volunteer in public high schools across our community and help young people make informed decisions about issues like sex, drugs, and their physical and mental health.

    As a PHE volunteer, you will:

    Provide a much-needed service in your community.

    Develop valuable skills, including public speaking, teaching, and leadership skills.

    Expand your career opportunities.

    Learn useful health information.

    Be an integral part of the campus community.

    To learn more, attend an Information Session with free food at the following times and locations:

    Friday September 2nd 3-4pm in Burnham Hall room 121

    Wednesday September 7th 5-6pm in Burnham Hall room 114

    Apply online at by Friday, September 9th by 11:59 pm.

    Questions? Contact

  • Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) Application - Due Sunday

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

  • Come Join the Society of Future Physicians (SFP)!

  • Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) Applications Opening Soon

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    Write for OneWorld Journal! (Deadline Oct 15)

  • Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students (JPHAS) - Seeking Writers

  • 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

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    Leadership Opportunity: Apply for the Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB)!

    The Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) is looking for Honors College students to join our organization!

  • Join the UIC Mock Trial Team

  • Get Involved with Best Buddies Student Organization

  • Join the Society of Future Physicians – Apply by Sept 19

  • Phi Eta Sigma - UIC Chapter

    Join our national honor society!

    Why: Volunteer, Scholarship, Leadership, and Networking opportunities!

    When: Earn a 3.5 your freshman year and be invited at the end of the school year

    Questions? Email 

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    Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) - Undergraduate Research Panel 11/5

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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    Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students (JPHAS) - Seeking Writers and E-Board Editors (Apply by 11/22)

  • 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!

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    FREE TICKETS! | CSHP – The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci @ The Goodman – Thurs. 3/10 @ 7:30pm

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    HCAB - Health Professionals Panel - (10/22!)

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    Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) - Exam Preparation 101 - 11/17!

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    Paint Night for FREE with Red Shoes Review. RSVP! Space is LIMITED!

  • HCAB is accepting New Member Applications! (Deadline to apply: 9/7)

  • Call for all writers, editors, photographers, and graphic designers to join the Ampersand!

  • HCAB is hosting a Summer Opportunities Panel! (11/19)

  • Tuesdays with HCAB: Undergraduate Research (11/5)

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

  • 26th Annual Honors College Ball – April 5

  • HCAB Welcome Back Pizza Party

    Come join HCAB and the rest of the Honors College for the first Wednesday social of the year! Free Pizza in the Honors College Lounge is available from 5pm to 7pm. It's a great way to reconnect with friends after the break or meet new people from the Honors College! Hope to see you there!  Contact Celine Dalde at with questions.

  • UIC Sailing Team Recruitment and Open House, Sun. 5/11

    All Honors College students are invited to attend the UIC Sailing Team Recruitment Day and Open House from 12-4pm on Sunday, May 11. The event will take place at Columbia Yacht Club. For information on how to get there or to RSVP to the event please contact Kim Hu at You may drop by at anytime during the Open House to learn the basics of sailing and receive a free lesson on the water. Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Please wear gym shoes and appropriate athletic attire. All other equipment will be provided.

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

  • 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.

  • Free Practice MCAT, LSAT, GRE, PCAT, DAT and more

    Kaplan Test Prep is providing Free practice MCAT (Old and New), LSAT, GRE, PCAT, DAT and OAT on UIC East Campus.

    The MCAT and new 2015 MCAT will be on Saturday, September 20th at 10:00am.
    All other exams will be on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00am.

    Space is limited so please sign up here:

    The Society of Future Physicians will receive a $1000 scholarship if 300 people sign up for the free practice exam. This event will benefit SFP as well as provide free practice tests to the Honors College student body. 

    Questions?  Contact Rahul Patel at

  • Get Involved with the Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students (JPHAS)!

    Are you a pre-health student looking to enhance your knowledge of issues pertinent to the healthcare world? Are you interested in topics ranging from international public health to molecular discoveries? Are you a writer, photographer, artist, reader, or editor?

    The Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students needs you!

    JPHAS (Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students) is a student-run, student-written, and student-published journal for UIC. We welcome anyone who is a student interested in learning about current issues and events in the healthcare field in order to further their interest by drawing, writing, editing and publishing for our journal. Participating in JPHAS is a great way to show professional schools that you have demonstrated interest in the field.

    Our spring writing cycle will be starting soon, and if you would like to get involved, let us know by sending us an email!

    For more information about JPHAS, please visit our website:  or email us at

  • 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

  • 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:

    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

  • Come Volunteer with HCAB @ Share Our Spare! (10/25)

  • LeaderShape Institute Applications, due 3/17

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services is excited to announce they are now accepting applications for the LeaderShape Institute. The Institute, provided by LeaderShape, is a six-day, five-night leadership retreat teaching visioning, relationship-building, and the importance of leading with integrity. The Institute will take place May 7 to May 12, 2016 at an off campus retreat center. The only requirement for attendance is you must be returning to UIC in the Fall Semester. Applications are due March 17, 2016.


    Apply by visiting

    Any questions can be emailed to or feel free to call 312-996-0911.

  • UIC Undergraduate Arts & Literature Magazine Red Shoes Review: Accepting Submissions until Jan 1, 2018!

  • HCAB's Pre-ball Pizza Party 1/18/17

    Please join HCAB in celebrating the spring semester with our annual Pre-Ball Pizza Party! Help us welcome the Honors College student body back to school with FREE pizza and tons of information about upcoming HCAB events!

    The event will be hosted in the Honors College Lounge (Burnham Hall, first floor) from 5-7 pm on January 18th.

    Pizza will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis so come early!

  • Honors College Ball Tickets On Sale Now!

    Tickets for the Honors College Ball are on sale now thru February 19th. Tickets sell fast, so get yours early!

    Tickets will be sold in the Honors College Student Lounge (109 Burnham Hall) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday - Friday. Remember, this event is open to all UIC students, faculty, and staff. Guests do not have to be affiliated with UIC; however, a UIC member must sponsor the purchase. In other words, outside guests cannot purchase a ticket for themselves.

    The ticket price includes dinner, dancing, unlimited soft drinks, and photo booth! Cash or check is accepted. Please make checks payable to the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    General Student tickets are $50 each
    Faculty/staff tickets are $90 each

    Also, UIC Campus Housing is offering a $10 discount to the ticket price for Honors College Housing students! There are a limited number of these tickets available and you must purchase the ticket through Housing’s online system, click here:

    After signing up, the discounted cost of the ticket ($40) will be charged to your university account. Honors College Housing students who wish to bring a guest(s) may purchase additional tickets in-person at the Honors College at the $50 student rate.

    For inquiries regarding the Honors College Ball, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Stark (HCAB President) at or Ms. Christina Ruiz at You may also visit our website at:

    A Magnificent Mile of Memories – The 23rd Annual Honors College Ball

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Holiday Inn – Mart Plaza

    6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.