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Apr 19 – Free Lunch with the Student Trustee

Fri Apr 19 – FREE lunch to talk with Student Trustee about Graduate Student Issues

We are happy to announce the lunch hour with the Student Trustee Ken Thomas this Friday (4/19/13) between 12-1 pm at SCE Rm 603. Office of Student Trustee will be providing the lunch.

If you have any questions for the Student Trustee and Graduate Student Council or would like to raise any concerns this is your opportunity.

We hope to see you there,

GSC Executive Board


Apr 6 – Resume Workshop for the Consulting Industry



Dear All,

As a follow-up to the successful kickoff event for the Graduate Student
Consulting Club (GSCC), GSCC will be holding a resume and cover letter
workshop with Pam Schilling. Mrs. Schilling, a career coach, has 20 years’
industry experience in consulting firms, like Booz & Company and Huron
Consulting Group. During this four-hour workshop you will learn how to
present your transferable academic skills in a strong industry resume and
cover letter, and how to prep for the interview process by designing a
career road map specifically for consulting. This is an invaluable
opportunity, especially as application deadlines for consulting and industry
positions quickly approach this Summer and Fall.

The workshop will run from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, April 6th, at Douglas
Hall Room 210. The registration is $10 per person. There are 50 spaces
available and they will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Those
interested in the workshop should email with your name, school
and department. Please pay the $10 registration fee via PayPal or in cash to
reserve your spot in the workshop.

Cost: $10

PayPal Payment

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*In the “send money” section, please choose Personal -> Other to avoid
transaction fee.

*Please ONLY use your PayPal linked bank account to pay. (For newly set up
PayPal account, please confirm your bank account instantly). DO NOT use
credit card.

*Please pay FULL amount.  Partial payment will not secure your reservation.

Cash Payment

Fees will be collected on Tuesday April 2nd from noon-1pm on the East Campus
at Douglas Hall Lobby and the West Campus at Student Center West Lobby (near
the fish tank).

We would like to thank UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business for their
financial support, which has subsidized the registration fee. Please contact
us with any questions regarding the workshop.

We are excited about this opportunity and hope to see you there!

All the best,

Zi Yang
The GSCC Board

Apr 13 – Public Mtg for Student Debt Relief

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Hey all,
Roots of Justice, in coordination with our allies in the IIRON Student Network, a network of grassroots social justice organizations based at universities across Chicago, is holding a public meeting on Saturday, April 13th from 2 PM to 3:30 PM at the Chicago Temple (77 W. Washington St) to address the mounting student debt and unemployment crises affecting recent college graduates.
Total student debt in the United States has recently passed the $1 trillion mark, making student debt the second largest consumer debt burden, only exceeded by mortgage debt. To make things worse, unemployment and underemployment for recent college graduates was reported as 53.6%. Recent graduates are entering a job market with limited opportunities, already hampered by large debt burdens. To top it off, climate change threatens our way of life.
To address this crisis, IIRON Student Network is holding a public meeting, bringing together 500 students and their families with legislators and university officials to sign onto our platform focused on providing public jobs to make our infrastructure environmentally friendly, student debt forgiveness, and decisive action on climate change. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congressman Danny Davis will be attending and signing on.
Please join us to support student solutions to this crisis and show our elected officials and university officials that these issues are important. The flyer for the event is also attached. If you wish to attend, please reply to this email and/or RSVP on Facebook:
-Aneesh Nandam

Aneesh Nandam BS, BA –
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013

MPH Candidate – Health Policy & Administration

May 3 – Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a cultural event to celebrate students’ academic
and personal achievement. The ceremony is open to undergraduate, graduate,
and professional students who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA). Additionally, we also invite UIC
alumni to come back and be recognized as well.

The event is free and open to the public. Visit this website below for
more info on how to attend and how to participate in the graduation

There is also a wonderful keynote speaker and party afterwards so come
join in the fun!

Save the Date:
Friday, May 3rd
7th Annual Lavender Graduation
Ceremony: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception & Dancing: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Illinois Room (3rd Floor), Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.
For more info and to register:

Liz Thomson, M.A.
Assistant Director, Gender & Sexuality Center;
University of Illinois at Chicago
Room 1180
1007 W. Harrison (M/C 369)
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-413-8619
Fax: 312-996-4688

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Apr 1 – 1000 Orizuru for Peace

Back to school tomorrow!  Check out this beautiful project taking place at the College of Nursing (across from the west campus fitness center) tomorrow from 4–6 p.m.  Stop by to help promote peace for the kickoff of Public Health Week!

Please join 


the UIC west campus and community to create a senbazuru* for PEACE in recognition of PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK

1,000 Orizuru for Peace

UIC College of Nursing Lobby, April 1 – 12

Origami crane-making party, April 1, 4-6pm



In Japanese culture, it is said that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their heart’s desire come true. However it was the life of Sadako Sasaki that made the origami crane (折鶴 orizuru) become a symbol of PEACE.

On April 1, come learn about Sadako Sasaki, learn to make 折鶴 orizuruand share coffee and cookies with your fellow students! The UIC Wellness Center will take PEACE pledges and provide information on bullying.

*A group of one thousand paper cranes is called senbazuru (千羽鶴).

Sponsored by:

EMERGENCY, UIC Wellness Center, GSNO, UCONSA, Radical Public Health, and Nurses for Reproductive Justice

Radical Public Health
Probe. Provoke. Praxis.

“A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots.” ~ José Martí


Mar 18 – 22: UIC LGBTQ Health Week 2013

UIC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Week 2013
Events include: 
  • The Psychology of Coming Out
  • Transgender Health Competency: working with transgender, gender non-conforming and two-spirit individuals in a healthcare setting
  • Health and Pride: An Interdisciplinary Discussion on LGBTQ Health Disparities
  • Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality
  • “It Gets Messy in Here” Film Screening & Discussion
  • Envisioning Alternatives for Children Born with Intersex/DSD Conditions
  • “Absolutely Safe” Film screening and discussion
  • Self and Community Care Workshop for Health Activists, Organizers and Professionals
Please see attached flyer for more details

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