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Archive for November, 2010

GSC Digest – Nov 18th

GSC::Library Feedback

Send any comments/suggestions/feedback you have about UIC Libraries – changes to the facilities, journals/resources they should procure because of graduate student demand, etc. – email us as we will have the Office of the University Librarian attending our Spring meeting.


GSC Service Project with SLDVS: Share the Wealth school supplies drive

When: Nov 15th – Dec 3rd
Where: Collection boxes are in Student Centers E/W and other campus buildings.
It’s a great opportunity to give to our local community as the supplies go to 8 local children’s agencies and would benefit about 250 kids. There will be boxes in different buildings on campus so please donate as much as you can.

See the flyer.

Donations Sorting Event:
When: Dec 6 & 7th — time TBA
Where: UIC Hospital
Spread the holiday cheer by joining volunteers to sort out the donations over hot chocolate and holiday music!


GSC End of Semester Party!

When: Dec 3rd 4:30pm-8pm
Where: Stanley’s on Racine (324 South Racine Ave)
What: Free food + beverages. Take a break from projects, papers, studying and deadlines and enjoy an evening of fun before finals week with other graduate students!


Open Forum with President Hogan

When: Nov 29th 11:15-12:15pm
Where: Room 302, SCE
What: All students are encouraged to attend and have their voices heard. Participants will have chances at door prizes and the first 75 students to RSVP will be treated to free lunch after the meeting. RSVP by Nov 22nd, to

Chicago Mayoral Forum

When: Tuesday, December 14th, 6.30-8pm (Check in begins at 5.30 pm)
Where: UIC Forum at 725 West Roosevelt Road
Who: Open to all

Find out where the candidates stand on issues most important in the neighborhoods of Chicago including:
• Access to Affordable Housing and foreclosure protections;
• Good, living wage, green jobs;
• Quality public schools with strong parent and community participation;
• Violence prevention, including youth summer jobs;
• Transparency in Chicago’s budget and financing; and
• Respect for the human rights of all Chicagoans, including the immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

This event is free.  Reserve a seat at the forum with JCUA by Dec 1st!

More info. on the following flyer.
Information about the platform is here.



GSC Digest – Nov 10th

Share your Wealth School Supplies Drive

When: Nov 15th – Dec 3rd
This is a GSC sponsored service project!
It’s a great opportunity to give to our local community as the supplies go to 8 local children’s agencies and would benefit about 250 kids. There will be boxes in different buildings on campus so please donate as much as you can.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: German-Russian Relations.
When: November 12-13, 2010
Where: UIC campus (Stevenson Hall, Grant Hall and University
This event is partly sponsored by a GSC Project Award. 

See program details for each day’s events here:

Campus Safety 101
When: November 12 2010, 3-4:30pm
Where: Commuter Student Resource Center (2nd floor SCE)

Three short presentations including one on self-defense techniques + free food and drinks. Get more info. here:

Graduate Student Funding Seminars (last two in Fall 2010)
When: Tuesday, November 16 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Student Center East (SCE), Room 408
When: Wednesday, November 17 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Student Center East (SCE), Room 408

You MUST register online:

GSC Digest – Nov 1st


When: Tuesday November 2, 2010
Where: UIC Campus Student Center East in Illinois Room
Diwali is the Festival of Lights. All Across the world Indians celebrate Diwali with friends and family, from lighting divas, to lighting up firecrackers.

This event is partly sponsored by a Graduate Student Council Project Award.

Event details are here:!/event.php?eid=145707265473478

ON CAMPUS Service Projects for November:

Do You Enjoy Gardening & Community Service?
Do Both at the Hull House Garden!

When: Tuesday, November 2nd AND Tuesday, November 9th
Time:  from 2pm-5pm
Where:  Jane Addams Hull House Farm (we will be meeting if front of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum at 2pm, located at 800 S. Halsted St., next door to Student Center East).
-What:  Volunteers will help dig raised beds for improved plant health, plant seedlings from the greenhouse and direct seeding in the ground, watering and weeding.
Why:    The Hull House Farm is an education garden that seeks to teach and discuss the contemporary issues of organic foods and its sustainability in an urban setting. Much of the produce goes to a weekly soup kitchen they host call re-Thinking soup, a forum for discussion and presentations by people involved in the local food movement. The farm is also a place where volunteers interested in learning about urban organics can try their hand at transforming the land.

To Register:
-Go to, create an account, find the GIVE events
and sign up!
-Please direct any questions or problems to