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Archive for February, 2013

Feb 27 – Social Justice Mingle

Join fellow UIC west campus students at the College of Nursing for the FIRST EVER
(as far as we know)
***Social Justice Mingle***
Wednesday, February 27 @ 6 pm
(featuring great conversation, homemade cookies, and Cafe Chicago coffee)
The West campus Social Determinants of Health: Poverty Series lecture on Poverty and Family from 4-6 pm

University of Illinois, College of Nursing, Rm 165

(see attached schedule)


Dick David, MD

Neonatologist, Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Presenter in the award-winning PBS documentary,

Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks.


Monica Dillon, RN, BSN

Director of Health and Human Services and community health nurse, Howard Area Community

Center in East Rogers Park, Chicago



Come to this sure-to-be excellent lecture or come to the mingle, or BOTH! Meet representatives from and learn how you can become involved in or support the work of: 

Queers and Allies,

Radical Public Health,

Nurses for Social Justice,

Nurses for Reproductive Justice,

Urban Health College of Nursing Student Association,

and the Graduate Student Nurses Organization




Mar 7 – Second City Anthropology Conference

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UIC Graduate Student Conference

  • Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2013
Challenging Communities: Power, Boundaries, and Resistance
Behavioral Sciences Building, University of Illinois at Chicago
Saturday, March 9, 2013.Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Stanish, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA

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WE HAVE CHANGED THE LOCATION OF OUR GENERAL BODY MEETING ON MONDAY. The meeting will now be held in LECTURE CENTER C1 at the same time, 5:00PM. Come hear the volunteer opportunity trips we have planned for your Spring break, and enjoy some delicious food that will be provided by us at the meeting!! Hope to see you all Monday!  



Hey Grad Student!

Are you passionate about social justice? Interested in working with like-minded persons to provide service and learn more about a particular issue? Looking for a unique travel and learning opportunity??  Well…you might want to consider applying for a SPRING service trip with Alternative Spring Break!


This is Anita, your president, writing. I hope everyone is doing well with exams underway. As the semester moves forward, the week of our Spring trips nears! With that said, we have some exciting news! ASB will be having its second General Body Meeting on Monday, February 25th in BSB 140 at 5:00PM. And at the GBM, we will be announcing our Spring 2013 trips!! We will be reporting important information on how to apply, details about the trips, etc. So it’s very important to attend this meeting. Our Site Development team has given us the opportunity to work with some commendable organizations this semester. We are all very eager to announce our trips, and inspired to give students the opportunity to travel across the country to volunteer with non-profit organizations once again this semester. So, come with questions and get pumped to see what we have in store for you! Hope to see you all next Monday!
Best Regards, 
Anita Dave 
Alternative Spring Break, President 

URGENT update from the GEO

Hello GSC!

This message is being sent on behalf of the UIC Grad Employee Organization, the labor union that represents more than 1400 Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants at UIC. Thank you.


I hope that your semester has been going well thus far.

I’m writing you because our labor union needs help. Despite the best efforts of our bargaining team over the past nine months, we’ve been without a contract for the past six. The administration has been trying their best to drag negotiations on for as long as possible, cancelling bargaining sessions at the last minute, and making little or no attempt to find middle ground with us on issues like wages, fees, parental leave, protection from sexual harassment, and healthcare.

This Thursday at noon, we will be hand delivering Valentine’s day messages to the administration, telling them to stop breaking our hearts and to work with us to agree on a fair contract. We’ll begin congregating in the lobby of University Hall at 11:30am to compose our messages, and will head up to the top floor at 12:00 to hand deliver them, one by one, to the chancellor (or her secretary). The whole thing should be over by 12:30.

We really need your help, if you are able. We’re inviting the media to get our message out to the greater Chicago community, and really need this action to be big. If it is successful, this action has the potential to have a very positive effect on negotiations and help jump start a much needed discussion on campus.

Please come out and support our cause!!! Please share with other students.

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: University Hall
What: Delivering Valentine’s Day Messages to the UIC Administration

We will begin congregating in the ground floor lobby of University Hall at 11:30am in order to write valentine’s day messages to the administration (e.g. “Don’t break my heart, bargain with us”) and at 12:00 pm we’ll head up the elevators to the chancellor’s office where we will each hand deliver our messages to either the chancellor or the her secretary if the chancellor is unavailable.

The entire action should be over by 12:30. Even if someone is only able to stay for part of the action, their presence will be very valuable.

Join Zipcar for $15!!

Feb 19-21 – 2013 International Student Career Week

Dear UIC International Community:

The Office of International Services, in conjunction with the Office of Career Services, would like to invite you to the 2013 International Student Career Week February 19th to the 21st.  The following list of workshops are designed to help international students navigate the world of finding employment.  Whether you are a student looking for an internship or are about the graduate and are looking for a post-graduation job, these workshops will cover the basics of resume and cover letter writing to interview skills and navigating the U.S. immigration system.  The week will conclude a panel of UIC international alumni that have gone through the process themselves and can offer their perspectives.

All events will be held in the Student Services Building Conference Room C located at 1200 W. Harrison Street on the first floor.  You can sign up at the OIS website by following this link.

Introduction to Finding Employment in the U.S.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013: 3-5pm
SSB Conference Room C

Graduation is near and it’s time to find that perfect job! Set yourself apart from the competition by learning how to prepare a winning resume, write an effective cover letter and successfully interview with potential employers. Join us for this informative workshop and receive must-have information on a comprehensive range of career topics including resume/cover letter writing, interviewing with employers and how to job search effectively!

Resume/Cover Letter Writing

Wednesday, February 20, 2013: 3-4pm
SSB Conference Room C

Get potential employers to notice you! Attend this workshop and learn what American employers look for in your written application. Not sure if your resume reflects your experience? Confused on how to translate your international experience to the US? Have your questions answered while learning how to write a winning resume! Join us for a comprehensive look at how to write a successful resume and cover letter to enhance your job search.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013: 4-5pm
SSB Conference Room C

A job interview does not have to be stressful! Learn how to strengthen your interview technique and build the confidence you need to help you land the job you want. Through interactive activities, this workshop will help build your skills and prepare you to successfully navigate the interview process. Don’t miss this opportunity to walk away with the tools and confidence you need to impress potential employers!

Working in the U.S. – Employment Visa Opportunities

Thursday, February 21, 2013: 3-4pm
SSB Conference Room C

Are you interested in doing an off-campus internship? Do you wish to work in the United States after graduation? Prepare yourself by learning of the various immigrant and non-immgrant visa options for those seeking to work in the U.S. This workshop will take a comprehensive look at potential opportunities – from simpler options for student workers/interns to more complex employer-sponsored work authorization. This workshop will empower you to be your own self-advocate in the hiring process.

International Career Panel & Networking

Thursday, February 21, 2013: 4-5pm
SSB Conference Room C

Networking is an important part in helping you land the perfect job! Cap off career week by attending this informative and fun networking opportunity. Meet and receive advice from former international students that have experienced employment success in the United States. Joins us as they share their stories, career paths and answer your questions. A panel discussion will kick off the workshop with a fun networking session with refreshments to follow.

If you have any questions related to these events, please contact us by email at or by phone at (312) 996-3121.

The Office of International Services