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Archive for November, 2013

Dec 4 – Curriculum Vitae Workshop: CV Doctor

UIC Graduate Students,

The UIC Office of Career Services and The Graduate College would like to
invite you to attend the CV Doctor Workshop. Join us for a comprehensive
and interactive career development workshop for graduate students in all
fields. This is your opportunity to gain valuable advice for writing a
powerful, and effective Curriculum Vitae in preparation for the academic
job market.

*When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 *

*Where: Student Center East, Fort Dearborn Room B*

*Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.*

*Cost: Free*

*Registration: is required.* *To register for this workshop go to:*

The site may prompt you for your netid

East Campus Map: Student Center East is designated as SCE

For questions or special accommodations please contact Theresa
Christenson-Caballero at tchris1


CV Doctor Flyer 2.pdf


Nov/Dec 2013 – Upcoming LCC events!

Telling Our Stories
Shadows then Light: Cultural Citizenship on the Ground

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
Join us for an intercultural gathering to experience the creative processes and practices the immigration movement is using to build an active community while adding to the vibrancy of U.S. society. Learn how undocumented students and community activists are challenging ideas of citizenship and identity through music, photography, spoken word, and storytelling. Be a part of this inspiring collective and tell us your story on Migration and Transformation.
Migration & Transformation is a project of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change that highlights the different migration experiences of people living in the U.S. and how this shapes their identities and sense of belonging in our society.

Shadows the Light is an art installation for the 112th American Anthropological Association, Nov. 20-24 with the 2013 annual meeting theme Future Publics, Current Engagements; produced in collaboration with Steve Pavey and Marco Saavedra.

Spoken Word by Michael Reyes, Stephanie Camba, and Kemi Bello

When: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Time: 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

This event is co-sponsored by the UIC Campus Housing, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program, and student organizations Ballet de Colores, Fearless Undocumented Alliance, Heritage Garden Student Group, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, and O.W.L.S. in C.U.S.

The UIC Latino Cultural Center presents

Kundalini Yoga en Español with Tej Dharam
Kundalini Yoga considers the person’s integrity to achieve an optimal and holistic health. Find yourself in an environment of divine light and improve your physical, mental, spiritual well-being, and brush up on your Spanish.
Kundalini Yoga considera a la persona en su integridad para llegar a una salud más holística y óptima. Encuéntrese en un espacio de luz divina y mejore su bienestar físico, mental, espiritual y practíque su español.
When: Every Monday*
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2

*ending on December 2, 2013
$5 cash per class
-Bring your own mat
-Class is limited to 20 people
-Doors close at 5:30pm
-Must remain in class until 6:30pm

For more info, please call 312-996-3095 or visit us at

If you require any accommodations please contact the number above at least 3 days before the event.
For directions please visit our website
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Follow us on Twitter @UICLatinoCenter

Nov 20 & 21 – Wellness on Wheels @ Student Center West

Do you need something from the Wellness Center, but you can’t fit a trip to
Student Center East into your busy schedule?

Well you are in luck because the Wellness Center is coming to you!

Registered UIC Students are welcome to attend Wellness on Wheels at

Student Center West right next to the Bookstore and pick up:

– Cold Care Supplies

– Condoms

– Ear Plugs

– Band Aids

– Wellness brochures

Wed. Nov. 20th and Thurs. Nov. 21th

Student Center West

Next to the UIC Bookstore

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visit the Wellness Center any weekday between

8:30am and 5:00pm at

Room 238 Student Center East (MC 894)

750 South Halsted Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

Visit us online at <>


Renters’ Resource Guides – Know Your Tenant Rights!

Renters’ Resource Guides – Know Your Tenant Rights!


THe Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) believes that all persons have a right to safe, decent, and affordable housing on a non-discriminatory basis. We promote the availability of and access to such housing and support low and moderate-income households in Chicago through legal representation, individual and public advocacy, supportive social services and education.

LCBH works with tenants in buildings where landlords allow the buildings to fall into disrepair or refuse to supply basic services. In conjunction with organizations with expertise in tenant organizing, such as the Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO) and other neighborhood groups, LCBH supplies the legal and housing rights expertise to advocate for tenants and to improve the buildings.

Our approach ranges from advocacy and intervention on behalf of the tenants to litigation, such as seeking a receivership in housing court so that rents can go to a third party and necessary improvements will be made. Our work with tenants includes educating them on their rights under the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance, condominium conversion laws, state laws, fair housing, foreclosure and other laws as applicable.

Check out the attached weblink for more information about your rights as a tenant!’-resource-guides/

Nov 14 – Webinar: Addressing Legal Concerns During a Job Search

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Office of Career Services & Student Legal Services present a Webinar for those with a criminal background who are looking for a Job:

Addressing Legal Concerns during a Job Search
Thursday, November 14, 2013
* 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What is a webinar? A webinar is a web-based seminar that you can attend from any computer.

What will I need? A computer with updated Java, internet connection, and speakers for audio.

How do I join? Read the instructions at

Nov 7 – The Social Cost of America’s Race to Incarcerate

The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy invites you to:

Nov 14 – Finding your Dream Job

Helping people. Traveling the world. Promoting peace. Learning about other cultures. Aiding in the growth of a community. Interest in social service.

Sound like the dream job?

Then join us on Thursday November 14th from 12-1pm for an engaging discussion. Ambassador Ian Kelly from the U.S. State Department will discuss Foreign Service work and Rok Teasley from the Peace Corps will discuss the many facets of the Peace Corps.

When: Thursday 11/14/13
Time: 12-1pm
Where: The Daley Library Conference Room 1-470

There will be refreshments, so we ask that you RSVP to oia by Monday November 11th.

This program is part of OIA’s celebration of International Education Week. Click here to learn more about IEW [].

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th!