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Mark your Calendars: Graduate Student Appreciation Week March 9th-13th

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Attention UIC Graduate Students,

The news just came in
From University Hall
That UIC Grad Students
Are the most A-MAZING of all

March is the Month
The 9th is the week
A celebration we are having
Try not to shriek

We want to toast your accomplishments
And all that you do
You are the BEST of the BEST
We APPRECIATE YOU!

Mark your calendars for an exciting series of events, workshops and
programs *all for you*. The UIC Graduate College is excited to present the
first annual:

*GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK*
*March 9th – 13th 2015*

Make sure to RSVP for all sessions you would like to attend.

Please forward on to your colleagues and if you are so inclined please put
a flyer up in communal grad student spaces.

We hope to see you the week of March 9th!

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Mar 15 – Surviving and Thriving in the Academy

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Dear Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars:

The Graduate College (GC) invites you to attend a special keynote address and a workshop on Friday, March 15, 2013

Keynote Address

The keynote address is titled: “Surviving and Thriving in the Academy” given by Dr. Kerry Ann RockquemorePresident of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.  This talk will provide an overview of what individuals, from a variety of backgrounds, can do to be most productive during their graduate and postdoctoral training.  A portion of this talk will cover issues related to writing productivity, managing time and commitments, and the academic job market.

Audience:            Graduate students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Time:                     Friday, March 15, 2013 – 12:00 PM ‐ 1:00 PM (Questions: 1:00 – 1:30 PM)

Place:                    UIC Student Center East Illinois Room A and B

RSVP:                   Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q72LBLD

Light refreshments will be available for attendees.

Workshop 

Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors?

Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships?

Do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?

Are you moving to a new stage of your career and wondering how to find new mentors and sponsors that are appropriate to the next level?

Then, this workshop is for you!  The workshop is entitled: “Mentoring 101:  How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy”.  Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore Director and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity will facilitate this three‐hour long training opportunity that is only for a small number of select graduate students.

Prospective participants must register  for the workshop at the following link https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4444615  A 150‐200 word essay summarizing your past, current, and desired mentoring experiences is required.  The workshop is free to participants.  However, the event costs the Graduate College a large sum per student. Participants registered and accepted for the workshop are expected to attend. Attendance at the keynote address at 12:00 PM SCE Illinois Room A&B is strongly encouraged but not required.  (Please see attached flyer for keynote information)

Audience:           Selected Registered Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

When:                  Friday, March 15, 2013 2:00- 5:00 PM

Where:                 TBA

Registration:        https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4444615  (netid@uic.edu)

Application:        All registration information is due by March 11th (extended deadline)

Light refreshments will be available for attendees.

Speaker Biography

Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity www.FacultyDiversity.org. Her scholarship has focused on interracial families, biracial identity, and the politics of racial categorization. She is author of two important books: Beyond Black and Raising Biracial Children, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After Dr. Rockquemore became a tenured professor, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pretenure faculty by creating supportive communities for writing productivity and work/life balance. Her award‐winning work with under‐represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. Dr. Rockquemore provides workshops for new faculty at colleges across the US, writes a weekly advice column for Inside Higher Ed and works with a select group of new faculty each semester in the Faculty Success Program.

For any questions or if you need special accommodations please contact Theresa Christenson-Caballero at tchris1@uic.edu or Lunaire Ford at lford@uic.edu

Jan 28 – Grad Student Workshop Access to E-Journals and Bibliography Management

UIC Grad Students,

Are you tired of tracking down bookmarks and booklets when writing papers?
Need help in organizing bibliographic data for your thesis or lectures?  Would
you like to learn some tips and tricks for improving your online research?

Dr. Brian Kay, Head of the Department of Biological Sciences and Annie
Armstrong, Reference Librarian, Associate Professor, and Coordinator of
Instruction at the University Library will co-lead this Grad
College-sponsored workshop aimed at early-career graduate students of all
disciplines.

What:  Access to E-Journals and Bibliography Management Software
When:  Monday, January 28, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:15 PM
Location:  Provided with registration

RSVP:  Is required, please register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2512212

Make sure to sign in with your netid@uic.edu

*Limited space is available we expect demand to exceed capacity for this
workshop

*If you have any questions or need special accommodations please contact
Theresa Christenson-Caballero at tchris1@ uic.edu or by phone at (312)
355-2137

<http://grad.uic.edu/cms/>

Jan 25 – (West Campus) Grad Student Coffee Hour

#3 Coffee Hour

There will be free coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate for Graduate Students
on Friday morning 1/25 at the monthly* UIC Graduate Student Coffee Hour.*

The coffee hour will be held on West Campus this month.  The Graduate
College invites you to come by the  Clinical Sciences North (GEMS Suite 300
CSN)  Library, 820 S. Wood St. anytime between 9:30 -10:30 AM.  Find out
about upcoming workshops and mingle with other graduate students and
Graduate College staff.  There will be coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and
tasty breakfast goodies.  Whether you have five minutes or fifty minutes,
come on by.

*What:  Graduate Student Coffee Hour*

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*When:  Friday, January 25, 2013
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*Where:  **West Campus,  Clinical Sciences North (GEMS Suite 300 CSN)
Library, 820 S. Wood St.*
(Enter at 840 S. Wood and follow signs
for “GEMS.”
Turn right after
pharmacy, follow hallway left, and
take elevators across
from Starbucks, or, enter at
1819 W. Polk, walk under
vaulted archway and across
courtyard.)

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*Time:  9:30 – 10:30 AM*

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*RSVP:  Not required but please reply to this email to RSVP.*

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Nov 28 – UIC Graduate Student Coffee Hour (East Campus)

Grad Student Coffee Hour #2

Hello Grad Students,

The holidays are upon us and it is a great time for a hot cup of coffee!  There
will be free coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate for graduate students next
Thursday morning at the second* UIC Graduate Student Coffee Hour.*

The Graduate College invites you to come by the sixth floor of University
Hall next Wednesday November 28,2012  between 9:30 -10:30 AM.  Find out
about upcoming events and mingle with other graduate students and
GraduateCollege staff.  There will be
coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and tasty breakfast goodies.  Whether you
have five minutes or fifty minutes, come on by.

*What:  Graduate Student Coffee Hour*

* When:  Wednesday November 28, 2012*

* Where:  650 University Hall *

* When:  9:30 – 10:30 AM*

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*RSVP:  Not required but please reply to this email to RSVP to ensure we
have enough drinks and breakfast items for everyone.*

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University Hall is located at 601 South Morgan Street. Here is a map of
East Campus:

http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/otsa/Map%20-%20east%20campus.pdf

**The first 10 graduate students to attend will receive a prize!

Questions:  If you have any questions or require special accommodations
contact Theresa at tchris1@uic.edu.

Social Entrepreneurship Course offered in Spring 2013

UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business presents: Social Entrepreneurship
course in Spring 2013

Please see attached information on a social entrepreneurship class offered
by the LGSB in Spring 2013 on Tuesdays 6.00-8.30pm. 

For more information, contact the Liautaud Program Office (312-996-4573) or
Professor Maija Renko (maija@uic.edu). 

Register today to learn how to leverage your skills to create positive
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Nov 7 – Graduate Student Excursion to The Art Institute of Chicago

 

Hello Graduate Students,

The Graduate College would like to invite you to come explore the Art
Institute of Chicago with other UIC Graduate Students on Wednesday,
November 7th.  Whether you like Impressionist paintings, photography
prints, or modern sculpture, there is sure to be something you will enjoy
at the Art Institute.  The Graduate College will provide a *free boxed lunch
* for all graduate student attendees.

*What:    Graduate Student Excursion to The Art Institute of Chicago*

*When:  Wednesday, November 7, 2012*

*Where:  Meet at the Graduate College Conference Room 650 University Hall.*

*              Everyone will grab a lunch and we will travel to the museum
together.*

*Time:    12:00 PM – 4:45 PM*

*RSVP:  Required by 11/5. Please reply to this email tchris1@uic.edu to
RSVP with your Name,
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*            Department, and Doctoral or Masters student status.*

Excursion Schedule:

12:00 PM          Meet at 650 University Hall, pick up lunch.*

12:15 PM          Leave for Museum

12:15- 1:00 PM  Transit to Art Institute **

1:00 – 4:00 PM  Enjoy the Museum

4:00 PM            Meet at the front steps and head back to UIC

4:45 PM            Arrive back at UIC

*You must RSVP if you want lunch! Please reply to this email with your
Name, Department and whether you are a Masters or Doctoral student.  If you
need a vegetarian option let us know.

** If you do not have a UPass and need assistance with the cost of public
transit to and from the museum let us know ahead of time by making a note
in your RSVP.

***Please bring your student ID, Illinois license, or a recent bill with
you to verify Illinois residency for free entrance to the museum.