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Archive for February, 2014

Deadline Mar 24 – Call for abstracts 2014 UIC Student Research Forum


Below is information about the 2014 UIC Student Research Forum. Note the
submission deadline and the link with further instructions in the body of
the text below.

Steven Kragon
Executive Assistant Dean
Graduate College


Alternative Spring Break Applications Now Available!!

Hi everyone!
Alternative Spring Break is proud to announce its spring 2014 break trips! Go to, look under “Get Involved,” and click on “Trips.” At the moment, the website has the powerpoints uploaded for a total of 7 trips that we have planned for you! In addition, there is a powerpoint under “General Instructions Here!” where you will find detailed instructions on how to apply and a list of deadlines for the semester. Check all of them out and figure out how you would want to rank the trips from most preferred to least preferred. 🙂
Unfortunately, we are having technical difficulties with the application itself. We will let you all know when you can begin submitting applications! Look out for an email later today! We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, explore the powerpoints for the trips and get familiar with the process of applying. 
Let us know if you have any questions! Thank you for your patience!!
Liz Garcia and Ally Joyce


Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
UIC Campus Programs
Room 472, Student Center East, MC-118
750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Mission Statement: Alternative Spring Break UIC is a student run organization that seeks to educate student volunteers about specific social issues by immersing them in diverse cultures and environments across the country to engage in service-oriented learning. ASB not only seeks to involve, educate, and heighten students’ social awareness, but to encourage lifelong social action.


Upcoming Latino Cultural Center events!

Civic Cinema

The Dark Side of Chocolate
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
Do you know where your chocolate comes from?
The Dark Side of Chocolate is a thrilling 2010 documentary film that investigates the exploitation of African children in the cocoa industry years after major chocolate corporations pledged to end it. It exposes the cocoa plantations of the Ivory Coast—a major source of cocoa for companies like Cadbury, Hershey’s, and Nestle—and challenges our social responsibilities as global consumers in the 21st century. Approx. 45 min.
Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Martín Macías, UIC student and a leader for the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS).
Chocolate samples will be provided through the courtesy of Divine Chocolate, the only fair trade chocolate company that is owned by its cocoa farmers.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Time: 3pm to 4:30pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

This event is co-sponsored by the UIC student organization Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS), and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS).


Telling Our Stories

UndocuLOVE Messages
Join the Latino Cultural Center for an afternoon of creativity and storytelling. In this workshop, you will be able to design your own unique cards with messages of love for family and friends, and also have the opportunity to share your love and support with the immigrant/undocumented community. We will be sending out Migration & Transformation* postcards to those who are currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to demonstrate that they are not alone and forgotten, and/or to someone that can help improve the lives of immigrants.
Postcards & crafting materials will be available while supplies last.
*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.

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2

FREE admission

This event is co-sponsored by the UIC student organization Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), Gamma Phi Omega, and Lambda Theta Alpha.

Noche de Poetas
Now You See Me

Join Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA), Students for the Advancement of Freedom, Equality and Human Rights (SAFEHR), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) for the first Noche de Poetas (Poetry Night) of the Spring 2014 semester.
Don’t miss the amazing talented poets as they share their own poetic words on this month’s theme: “Struggles with Cultural Identity in U.S. society.”
What does it mean to integrate while maintaining your cultural identity?
How do your multiple identities bring creativity to our society?

Leading the poetry will be our featured poet Jameel ‘J-seriyus’ Kareem, whose poetry and music touch on self-reflection and perseverance.

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

For more info, please call 312-996-3095
If you require any accommodations please contact the number above at least 3 days before the event.

ASB: Volunteering Events!

Hi everyone!

We have another volunteering event for you all! ASB will be participating in the Green Beer 5K on Saturday, March 15th from 6:45 – 12:00pm. We promise this is the last race/marathon for the year!!! ASB is actually receiving a monetary donation for having volunteers help at the event. Therefore, you will receive 1 volunteering AND 1 fundraising credit for participating. Read more details and sign up here:

For your convenience, here is the sign up sheet for our other open volunteering event.

Get Lucky Marathon (1volunteering AND 1 fundraising credit):

For those interested, see you at the GBM either this Tuesday or Wednesday at 5pm in LCA2! 🙂


Liz Garcia and Ally Joyce

CSSLA Award Nominations for 2014!

SLDVS coordinates several annual awards and honors for UIC students. Whether based on campus or beyond, UIC celebrates the achievement of its many students leaders in a variety of ways, and SLDVS is proud to help recognize outstanding student “learning through leadership” each year.


One highlight of the academic year is the annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) program. Since 1973, the CSSLA program has recognized outstanding student leaders and student volunteers who, while maintaining high academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to the UIC community through participation in student organizations and campus activities and throughout the greater Chicagoland area through active service and community engagement.

Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) program logo

Students may be nominated for the following awards, presented each year
at the CSSLA program:

  • The Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSA)
  • The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • Campus Programs Annual Awards
  • Annual Awards of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or a fellow student, please email Dean Linda Deanna ( with a description of your/their service and leadership activities and attach a copy of your resume/CV. Students are eligible to receive the CSSLA award multiple times.

TODAY Feb 4 – CCTS Professional Development Workshop

FREE limited dental screening at UIC College of Dentistry

801 S. Paulina Chicago, IL 60612

Patients needed by dental students for licensing exam

Saturday January 25th
Saturday, February 1st
Saturday, February 15th
9:00AM to 12:00PM

• Screening includes free limited screening exam and if indicated, selected x-rays
• Patients selected qualify for treatment on days of licensing exam (March 22 and 23)
• Patients with all missing teeth are not accepted
Must be 18 years old or older
Cannot be allergic to latex

Garage (Taylor St. and Paulina) $6.50
Street Parking (meter)
Also accessible via
CTA Pink Line (Polk Stop)
CTA Blue Line (IL Medical District Stop)