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The Native American Support Program (NASP) cultivates an environment supportive of positive experiences for Native American and Indigenous students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Learn about NASP initiatives and programming, and get updates on upcoming events and resources both on the UIC campus and within the greater community.

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  • Attention pre-health majors, workshop opportunity!

    Pre-Health Bridge Workshop

    Washington State University Native American Health Sciences is providing a one-day virtual workshop experience for pre-health students interested in the medical, nursing, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, veterinary, speech and hearing science, and allied health fields!

    Date: 

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM online

    Requirements:

    Identify as an American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, First Nations, or a descendant of a tribe. Be enrolled in 2-year or 4-year public, private, or tribal institution.Be interested as a pre-health major or allied health field, or already enrolled in pre-health major.

    Compensation:All participants will be compensated with a $100 amazon gift card after completing the workshop.

    For more information:

    If you want more information or have questions please contact Evanlene Melting Tallow at e.meltingtallow@wsu.edu

    Register Here: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Vmrr2G73TKn5yt

     

  • 2020 NATIONAL NOVEMBER NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) National November Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) activities are an integral part of the UIC cultural experience in celebration of the diversity of Native America. Each year, the UIC Native American and Indigenous Student Organization select a theme. The 2020 theme is Black and Indigenous Communities: Fellowship and Mutual Support. Please join us in celebrating National Native American Heritage Month. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

    Virtual Events Include:

    11/06 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM: Powwow 101: Understanding and Enjoying a Powwow

    11/11 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Keynote Lecture and Discussion - Kyle T. Mays, a scholar of Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous studies

    11/17 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Land Acknowledgement Workshop 

    11/23 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Creating Change, Black and Indigenous Community Discussion Panel 

     

    RSVP HERE: https://go.uic.edu/NAHM2020

     

  • Another Week of Great Career Events

     Careers in Student Affairs (CSA) is a 2-part panel discussion series. CSA: Impacting the Student Experience (Monday, October 19, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM) will be an engaging discussion with Student Affairs Professionals representing Student Conduct, Greek Life, Student Activities, and Housing. They will be sharing their career journeys and offering advice on how to pursue careers in Higher Education. This event is open to the public.

    From the Search to Settling In: Practical Tips for Job-Seekers with Disabilities (Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) will include a panel of professionals covering topics such as resume writing, knowing your rights and employee accommodations, as well as disclosure and bringing your full self to work. Valuable information and advice will be provided for individuals with disabilities as well as allies.

    The Peace Corps Information Session (Tuesday, October 20, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) gives you the opportunity to find out what they are doing during the current pandemic. Join the information session from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM and stay to talk to a representative from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

    The Graduate and Professional School Fair (Thursday, October 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) is a great opportunity to connect with over 50 graduate schools and professional programs located throughout the US. Also, get help preparing for this event during the Graduate & Professional School Virtual Fair Student Information & Troubleshooting Session (Wednesday, October 21, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM).

    The Health Professions Forum (HPF): Community Health and Advocacy (Thursday, October 22, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM) is an opportunity to learn about various career roles that have an impact through community health education and advocacy. Panelists will share how their work is instrumental in advocating for, and educating communities on, public health issues within educational and non-profit settings.

    Get your graduate school application questions answered during the Graduate School Month (GSM) - Graduate Admissions Panel Discussion (Friday, October 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM). The panelists will include admissions representatives from schools such as Law, Public Health, Counseling/Psychology, Medicine, and Professional Studies.

  • Upcoming Symposium - Indigenous Interventions: Reshaping Archives and Museums

    A symposium hosted by the Field Museum, Northwestern University, and the NewberryFriday, November 13, 2020

    9:30 am to 3:15 pm

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES PROGRAMS

    This program will be held virtually on Zoom. Please register for free in advance here.

  • NAISO MOVIE NIGHT (ALL ARE WELCOME)

    • WHO: ALL ARE WELCOME!
    • WHAT: BLOOD QUANTUM (CLICK HERE)
    • WHEN: OCT 19TH, STARTING AT 6:30 PM
    • WHERE: ZOOM (RSVP HERE)
    • WHY: A NIGHT TO SOCIALIZE OVER AN INDIGENOUS- BASED HORROR FILM

    ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MCKELTI GOODRICH, NAISOPRESIDENT @ MGOODR2@UIC.EDU

  • UNITY Announces Series of Educational Webinars this Fall

    United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) will hold a series of webinars this fall that will further its mission of fostering the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native Youth.

     

    You can find more information on UNITY’s fall webinar series at unityinc.org.

  • Upcoming Career Events

     

    In a collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center, Engineering Career Center, Engineering 100, oSTEM, and Career Services, the Out in Engineering event will take place next week on Tuesday, October 13, from 6-7:30pm.  This will be an engaging discussion with LGBTQ+ engineering professionals who will share how they navigated their careers, their journeys in college, and provide perspectives for student success.  Registration link:  https://forms.uofi.uic.edu/sec/1153376935.

     

    The Graduate Student Panel (Wednesday, 10/14, @ 3:30-4:30pm) allows interested attendees to hear from current graduate students as they share their experiences and answer  questions regarding their academic and career journeys.  October is Graduate School Month, and this event is part of a program series coordinated by Career Services and LAS Career Development.  Registration link:  https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErd-CuqjspHtMtgVQLkyjdMAJ0VoLq9Tkx.

     

    The Impact of Covid-19 in Healthcare and Public Health Forum (Thursday, 10/15, @ 3:00-4:15pm) is the first part of the Health Professions Forum (HPF).  A collaboration with Liberal Arts and Sciences, Applied Health Sciences, and Career Services, HPF is a collection of healthcare-focused programs designed to help students explore careers and connect with professionals working in hospitals, labs, education, non-profits, and other healthcare settings. During this first event, attendees can learn about the various career roles that focus on addressing a wide range of health topics that impact communities and populations, especially during this pandemic. Panelists will share how their work impacts various populations through their lens in hospital and non-profit settings.  Registration link:  https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldO2vpj0tGtYh97dOIi3si7RyOGvzNZ0v.

  • AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education - registration information

    Dear UIC Community,

    We are excited to unlimited registrations for our campus for this year’s  Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, a virtual conference taking place October 20-22.  GCSHE offers 3 full days of live content and networking, plus thirty days of on-demand access (through November 22). Sign up using the instructions below to gain free access to this great event:

    Click HERE to register. If you are a Presenter or Student Presenter, use the Presenter link provided in your acceptance email and add the Discount Code to receive a free registration. Fill out all the relevant fields. Use your institutional email address only. The Discount Code is linked to your institution’s email domain (@uic.edu).  Other email addresses (such as Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo) will not work with the Discount Code. On the Submit Payment page, enter the following Discount Code: UICEDU100220 This will drop your total to $0.00.  Complete your registration.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Cynthia Klein-Banai at cindy@uic.edu

    We hope you will be able to join us as we explore, reexamine and re-envision sustainability in higher education.

  • Exploring Self-care American Indian College Fund

    Please See Flyer for Details.

  • St. Kateri Center Prayer Circle