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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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  • NASP Tuition Assistance/Student Ambassador Application, Deadline: January 7, 2022

    Hello Native American Support Program Scholars,

    NASP has funds available to offer tuition assistance through our NASP Student Ambassador program. Get your application in for the Spring 2022 semester by the DEADLINE: January 7, 2022!  Please see details about the program and the application linked below. We are here to answer any questions and provide additional support with getting your application in. Once you complete the application, please email it to nasp@uic.edu

    NASP Student Ambassador Program:

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Native American Support Program (NASP) offers tuition assistance to eligible students interested in serving as Student Ambassadors. The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing NASP. Student Ambassadors provide outreach to students and perform duties at various NASP sponsored campus and community events. UIC students can re-apply for the program each semester. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Due to limited funding, award amounts vary, and priority is given to students with financial needs. Due to the funding source, out-of-state students are ineligible for this opportunity. 

    Students awarded a full tuition waiver (1,000.00+) are expected to commit 30+ hours per semester Students awarded a partial tuition waiver (500.00 – 1000.00) are expected to commit 15+ hours per semester

    Fall Student Ambassador Tuition Waiver Application: https://nasp.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/327/2021/08/5.-Student-Ambassador-Tuition-Waiver.pdf

    -NASP Team

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    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Finance, Compliance, and Data Management Analyst

    The Finance, compliance, and data management analyst (Business Administrative Associate is responsible for assisting the unit in financial reporting needs for the Office of Technology Management (Chicago campus). Responsible for assisting for the business operations and functions including providing departmental activities related to finance, accounting, contractual agreements, reporting, resource allocation, royalty income distributions, license compliance issues, and other business matters.

    For fullest consideration, the above-mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Monday, October 25, 2021.

    To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by https://jobs.uic.edu/. Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. All civil service positions require an exam.  The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment. You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

  • Jacob Adams, Farewell

    Jacob Adams (Colville Nation) will be leaving the Native American Support Program (NASP) on October 15th, 2021, as he moves on to focus on his doctoral studies in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University. Jacob will be missed among the NASP team and on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. Jacob has been a tremendous force for the program by providing support to our students, building liaisons with other units and departments, and collaborating with the greater Chicago Native American community. We wish Jacob the best wishes in his future endeavors. We thank him for his leadership and are excited to see what he does next as a transformational educator in our Native community.

     

    Please consider attending this zoom event to wish Jacob well on his journey. Students, staff, faculty, community members, and friends are welcome!

     

    Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021 

    Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

    Zoom Information:

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://uic.zoom.us/j/7078281054?pwd=d282VFVJSEhsWnlWOVFueDNldGZBQT09 

     

    Meeting ID: 707 828 1054

    Passcode: *43G1uR1

     

    Join by SIP

    7078281054@zoomcrc.com

     

     

  • The Backward River Festival: Reclaiming the Chicago River

    The Backward River Festival: Reclaiming the Chicago River

    Join us and the Freshwater Lab at the University of Illinois Chicago on Oct. 16 and 17  for a weekend of community, dance, music, food and connection. 

    Together we will uplift the voices and narratives of those whose lives and communities have been disrupted as private interests manipulate the river—even reversing its flow—to their will, and reimagine what's possible in moving forward with the Chicago River.

    Enjoy knowledge-sharing and performances on the mainstage hosted by The Hoodoisie.

    Connect to the river and each other through curated activities and engaging art installations.

    Visit the community expo for meaningful exchanges with representatives from community-based organizations.

    The festival brings to life The Backward River—a digital storytelling project that sheds light on who benefits from the Chicago River, who bears the burden and how differently it is experienced, depending on where you live in the city. 

    Come reclaim your water and foster a sense of joy!

    The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit thebackwardriver.org/backward-river-festival.

    Thanks for your partnership and support. Questions? Send us an email at thefreshwaterlab@gmail.com.

  • The Coalition of Identities under Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)

    The Coalition of Identities Under AAPI

    A panel discussion exploring the AAPI Identity featuring panelists:Karen Su, Mark Martell, Chasidy Clark, and Momal Khan

    Presented by the UIC Law School's Office of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionCo-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) at UIC, the South Asian Law Students Association, and the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

    Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 12-1pm

    Zoom link

  • Flyer for Ted Van Alst and NASP Open House

    NASP OPEN HOUSE with Food and Chicago-raised Native Writer Dr. Ted Van Alst, Jr. IN PERSON

    Dear UIC Students and Campus Partners, 

     

    The Native American Support Program (NASP) will be hosting Dr. Ted Van Alst, Jr. at our office on Monday, October 4th, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in combination with our open house. We will have to-go food bags for the first 25 UIC students who can attend. Dr. Van Alst will be talking about his experiences growing up as a Native American in Chicago, from his involvement as a teenager in the local gang culture to becoming a tenured faculty member in Native American studies. He is currently the Director of the School of Gender, Race, and Nations and the Chair and a Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University.  

     

    Please note, this is an IN-PERSON event, so we will likely use the corridor outside NASP for a socially distanced event. 

     

    Attendees can also use this event to learn about our CareerNow program, CareerNow survival packs, and other programs and services that NASP offers to the UIC and greater Chicago community. This year’s CareerNow students will receive a free copy of his novel and several other items designed to help navigate classes through this school year. Details and applications are posted on our website: https://nasp.uic.edu/careernow-applications/.

     

    We encourage you to participate and share with anyone you think might be interested in these events as we kick off our 2021-2022 events and programming.

  • Lunch and Learn for Ted Van Alst

    NASP Lunch and Learn, Ted Van Alst

    The Native American Support Program will be hosting a zoom lunchtime book discussion of Sacred Smokes on Thursday, September 23rd, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT, and on Thursday, September 30th, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT. These book discussions will be followed by an author reading by Dr. Ted Van Alst on October 4th, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT. Dr. Van Alst will be hosting a zoom about his books and likely reading from both Sacred Smokes and the new unpublished book Sacred City. The zoom link to access these events can be found on our NASP events website: https://nasp.uic.edu/events-2/.

  • General Office Aide/Student Position, Native American Support Program

    Clerical/Adminstrative: 

    • Assists with clerical/administrative functions.
    • Answers the telephone and unit email, transfers phone calls and answers inquiries, and operates common office machines such as fax, copier, andother computer equipment.
    • Sorts, checks and distributes mail correspondence.
    • Operates common office machines such as fax, copier, and other computer equipment.
    • Files necessary materials and assists with inventories.
    • Runs office errands.
    • Assists various staff members in the office with administrative projects.
    • Operates social media for NASP. Should expect to work with Canva or equivalent.
    • Assembles and publishes monthly NASP newsletter.
    • Inputs data using Microsoft Office, UIC box, google enterprise software

    Community and University Activities Support

    • Staffing for activities organized by NASP, some of which will be evening and weekend commitments, such as the annual powwow.
    • Assist with administrative duties related to student and community organizations affiliated with NASP

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

  • CareerNOW Program, UIC Native American Support Program

    Are you in the process of exploring your major? Want to explore career and internship possibilities that are focused on working with American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Indigenous communities? CareerNOW is a University of Illinois at Chicago program designed to assist students in exploring and applying to career and internship opportunities that advance Indigenous communities.

    Affiliates who participate in CareerNOW will be able to work with an advisor and develop an individualized career and internship plan. Each affiliate will be able to cultivate their own awareness on how to best market themselves and build confidence in seeking out and applying for career and internship opportunities.

    Click Here to Learn More https://nasp.uic.edu/careernow-applications/

    For details, contact NASP at nasp@uic.edu or 312.996.4515

  • WHOSE LAKEFRONT

    In 1914, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians sued Chicago for land along the lakefront. As co-signers of the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, they had been forced to give up their land in Illinois up to the shore of Lake Michigan. Since then, the city had created land beyond the shore, including Streeterville, Lincoln Park, and Grant Park, some of the most valuable property in the city. The Pokagon Band argued for the return of this unceded land or payment for its value. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, where, predictably, the Potawatomi lost.

    A procession led by Native people with non-Native allies will mark the boundary of this unceded territory with a line of red sand along Michigan Avenue downtown, tracing the original shoreline of Lake Michigan. 

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    Kickoff at 12:00PM noonCorner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt RoadRoute goes north to 401 N. Michigan Livestream on https://www.facebook.com/whoselakefront 

  • Indigenous Artist in Residence, Wayne Valliere, Northwestern Center for Native American and Indigenous Research

    Please see the included flyer for additional details. 

  • Los Colores De Nuestra Cultura (The Colors of Our Culture) - UIC LatinX Heritage Month

    The LatinX community represents many countries and cultures. The LatinX Heritage Month Planning Committee is excited to announce that our 2021 theme is Los Colores de Nuestra Cultura, otherwise known as The Colors of Our Culture!  From September 15 to October 15 we recognize the culture, achievements, and contributions of our LatinX community. Intentionally, there are many interpretations of the theme. Art and color are a big part of the culture regardless of where you come from, and ultimately the various colors represent something different to various LatinX communities. Get ready to enjoy a drive-in movie night, game nights, poetry sessions, professional panels, and more!

    October 4th: Loteria Night with SHPEOctober 5th: Painting Our Culture Artist DIY

    October 6th: Virtual Professor TalkOctober 8th: Virtual Cultural Game Night

    October 15th: Latinx Heritage Month Closing Mixer

    October 15th: Poetry Book Club Ends: Cafecito y Chisme

  • Climates of Inequality

    Climates of Inequality – October 2021Virtual Public Programs

    Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a series of online presentations this Fall with environmental and climate justice advocates from across the country and abroad. 

    Just Transition Alliance Executive Director, José Bravo, will talk about the principles of Just Transition and how climate justice and chemicals policy relate to communities fighting for environmental and labor justice.

    When: Wed. Oct. 13, 2021

    Time: 4:30-5:30PM CST 

    RSVP at go.uic.edu/COI13

  • Health Professions Forum on 10/7 "Direct Patient Care"

    Health Professions Forum - Direct Patient Care

    October 7, 20213:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: Zoom

    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, non-profit and the fire service industry.

    Panelists include: Sarah Mills, MD, MPH, Fellowship Director for Palliative Medicine, University of Texas Dell Medical SchoolJasmeet Sanghera, Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire ServiceHana Khan, Behavioral Health Technician, AMITA Health

    For more information, please visit https://career.las.uic.edu/events/direct-patient-care/.

  • Looking for Research Volunteers!

    The UIC Department of Psychiatry is looking for research volunteers with bothersome depressed mood or mood instability for a UIC research study. You may be eligible if you:

    ✓Are 25-50 years old

    ✓Use a Smartphone

    ✓Experience depressed mood or mood instability 

    If you are eligible and agree to participate you may undergo:

    •3 Study visits (includes 2 brain scans)

    •Questionnaires and surveys

    •Install an application on your smartphone that tracks your typing patterns, but not what you type 

    Volunteers will be compensated for their participation! Total time commitment is 3 visits over a 4-week period. Interested participants should fill out the survey below, call, or email for more information.

    CALL: (312) 996-0711

    EMAIL: unmasckstudy@uic.edu

  • Disability Resource Center is Hiring Undergrad Work Studies!!!

    I hope you are all hanging in there and enjoying this abrupt transition to fall! Just wanted to quickly plug that DRC has been approved to hire Work Study students! If you know any undergrads looking for work who are work study eligible and interested in doing alternative format work, lab aide work, and/or general office work in support of students with disabilities at UIC, send them to this link: (12) Disability Resource Center Work Study Student Worker | University of Illinois at Chicago Disability Resource Center | Handshake (joinhandshake.com)

  • UIC SnAP Scholarships

    UIC SnAP is the internal scholarship information portal for the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). The scholarship application process determining funding support for the 2021-2022 academic year has concluded. Current and/or continuing UIC students may access the UIC SnAP portal beginning August 25, 2021 to submit a new General Application. Please note that General Applications submitted prior to August 25, 2021 will be archived and inaccessible.

    If you are a UIC student, you may log in beginning August 25, 2021 using your UIC netid and password. The UIC SnAP portal will display a list of scholarships for which you may be eligible, based on a number of criteria, including major, financial aid status, etc.

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Health Academic Advisor

    This position is a member of the Pre-Professional Advising team within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Department of Student Academic Affairs. In this role, the pre-health advisor develops and facilitates workshops and group information sessions on topics of interest to pre-health students. In individual appointments, the pre-health advisor engages undergraduate students in promoting their academic, professional, and overall development. The pre-health advisor evaluates students’ progress in pre-health related course work and provides education and guidance on bachelor-level and graduate level pre-health fields and programs, course registration and selection, and available University resources. The Pre-Professional Advising team is the primary undergraduate resource for pre-health and pre-law information at the University and works with students from all colleges as well as alumni. As such, the pre-health advisor is a primary resource for students in personal statement development, mock interviewing and interview skills, and assisting students in identifying health professions programs and careers. This position engages with college and departmental advisors as well as faculty to ensure that all parties are up to date on relevant pre-health topics and requirements. Opportunities also exist for teaching a first-year seminar course, thereby supporting students in their transition to college and the University to further encourage academic success and development.

    For fullest consideration, please submit an on-line application at https://jobs.uic.edu, click on the job board and then the job and upload a resume, cover letter and the names and emails of three references by October 12, 2021.

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

    Civil Service – Office Administrator

    UIC Law School – Community Legal Clinics

    University of Illinois Chicago

    Apply by October 18, 2021

    The University of Illinois Chicago Law School, Chicago's only public law school, is seeking an experienced candidate for an Office Administrator Position. The Office Administrator will provide support to the attorneys and students working in the UIC School of Law Community Legal Clinics, a functioning law office in an educational setting. This position will communicate with clients and prospective clients over the telephone, via email, and in person, and supports the work of the faculty, attorneys, and students in the Clinics.

    For fullest consideration, submit cover letter, resume, valid documents, and name/contact information of three references and an employment application by Monday, October 18, 2021 athttps://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=146949&job=office-administrator-community-legal-clinics

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: IT Technical Associate

    The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs and Office of Global Engagement are seeking an IT Technical Associate to join their team.

    Under minimal supervision of the Director of Operations, the position manages the daily IT operations of units within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs and the Office of Global Engagement.  The position serves as a technical expert to staff and students; create, direct, and deliver training related to computing needs; and configures and deploys new equipment; and provides full support and management of all department devices.

    To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply button: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=150640

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Finance and Accounting

    The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Rockford seeks applications for a full time Director of Finance and Accounting. This position promotes the financial well-being of the College of Medicine Rockford. Responsibilities include all financial and accounting operations; strategic financial planning and budgeting; audit interactions; collaboration with other health sciences colleges on the Rockford campus and ensuring that all financial policies and procedures are compliant with regulatory controls and University policies and procedures. The Director of Finance and Accounting reports to the Regional Dean and is a member of the College of Medicine Rockford senior leadership team.

    This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For fullest consideration, candidates must apply and submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references by October 8, 2021 at Job Details: Director of Finance and Accounting (uic.edu). Applications will be accepted until October 29, 2021.

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Department of Oral Biology in the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator position.  

    This position manages and directs the coordination and timely handling of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre and post research activities, in and outside of the clinical setting. Responsible for the implementation and conduct of multiple research projects. Develops effective patient recruitment strategies. Coordinates comprehensive patient protocol treatment schedules to maintain compliance to protocol requirements. Assists principal investigators in preparation of IRB submissions and the daily management of clinical research. Oversee and participate in subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, testing, and data management of oral health studies.

    For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references by October 18, 2021 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=153945

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:EXTRA HELP SECURITY OFFICER - UIC LAW SCHOOL

    Extra Help - Security Officer

    (Part-Time (16-32 hours/ week- Benefits Ineligible)

    Hourly Rate = $18.80

    UIC Law School – Safety and Security Unit

    University of Illinois Chicago

    Apply by October 15, 2021

    The UIC School of Law seeks 3 Security Officers for part-time shifts and vacation/leave coverage.  The Security Officer maintains security and safety inside and directly outside the law school campus.  The position will serve at fixed posts and/or patrol assigned areas performing a variety of protective duties, including enforcing regulations, responding to disturbances, and serving as a first responder to assist in emergency and nonemergency situations.

    For fullest consideration, submit cover letter, resume, valid documents, and name/contact information of three references and an employment application by Friday, October 15, 2021 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=148931

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: UIC Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment is accepting applications for the Associate Director position.

    The Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Associate Director position.

    UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation and has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. UIC is the largest research university in Chicago, enjoys the strongest enrollment growth in Illinois with a student body of 33,390 and almost 3,000 faculty, and is in the top 5% of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States.

    The Associate Director performs high-level management, technical and analytical duties to assess academic programs at the University. With limited oversight from the Director, this position will collaboratively develop and implement processes, strategies, initiatives, and platforms for academic program review and assessment of student learning and prepares qualitative and quantitative reports to a variety of campus constituents including the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs, Deans, Department Heads, and Directors.

    For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=153290 by October 11, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

  • Whose Lakefront Flyer: Student Session

    College Student Session: Whose Lakefront

    The project coordinators invite all Graduate and Undergraduate College students to the Student Session: Whose Lakefront. This event will center the perspectives and voices of Native and Indigenous communities. In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to hear from leading professionals about their activism work in Chicago and the greater Indigenous community. Each student will gain a greater understanding of the Whose Lakefront project, learn about historical and contemporary issues from Indigenous leaders, and form new connections with fellow student peers interested in advancing Indigenous initiatives. Register on Eventbrite to receive the zoom link:bit.ly/WhoseLakefront

  • Whose Lakefront

    Whose Lakefront Community Session (Open to All)

    The Whose Lakefront public art project foregrounds the occupation of Native land by marking the presence of unceded territory in the heart of Chicago’s downtown.

    ​In 1914, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians sued Chicago for land along the lakefront. As co-signers of the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, they had been forced to give up their land in Illinois up to the shore of Lake Michigan. Since then, the city had created land beyond the shore, including Streeterville, Lincoln Park, and Grant Park, some of the most valuable property in the city. The Pokagon Band argued for the return of this unceded land or payment for its value. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, where, predictably, the Potawatomi lost.

    On October 2, a procession led by Native people with non-Native allies will mark the boundary of this unceded territory with a line of red sand along Michigan Avenue downtown, tracing the original shoreline of Lake Michigan.

    This workshop will discuss the historical background for the project, as well as contemporary views on Native land and Native sovereignty.

    Opportunities for participation and volunteering on October 2 will be discussed.

    More information at: https://www.whoselakefront.com/.

    Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whose-lakefront-information-workshop-tickets-169672674537?fbclid=IwAR0768I0LyOgNYiajsK9S6F2jTLf48_b33H3pm9RrbIsinn5jvlX6P2mSYo

     

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Academic Advising and Program Specialist - AAAN

    The African American Academic Network (AAAN) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Academic Advising and Program Specialist position.

    UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation and has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. UIC is the largest research university in Chicago, enjoys the strongest enrollment growth in Illinois with a student body of 33,390 and almost 3,000 faculty, and is in the top 5% of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States.

    The Academic Advising and Program Specialist will develop and implement student recruitment and retention strategies for African-American students. This position participates in recruitment activities, pathways to enrollment, advising/educational activities, and career exploration throughout the student’s undergraduate experience. This position creates holistic educational plans for students, supporting their academic, career, and life goals. Implements and monitors first-year student success programs, as well as programs designed to support African-American students at various levels in order to increase graduation rates.

    For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=151381 by September 13, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

  • Climates of Inequality – September 2021 Virtual Public Programs

    Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a series of online presentations this Fall with environmental and climate justice advocates from across the country and abroad. Their work reveals frameworks and solutions that utilize a justice and equity lens integrating social and economic issues to address toxic pollution and combat the climate crisis.

    Writer and journalist Todd Miller will help us connect the dots between climate change, displacement, and the border industrial complex and insists that it is time that we imagine something new.

    When: Wed. September 28, 2021

    Time: 4:30-5:30PM CST

    RSVP at go.uic.edu/COI29

    Go to the LCC event webpage for more program details.

    For access needs or questions, email us at lcc@uic.edu.

  • Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center 45th Anniversary Celebration

    Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center 45th Anniversary Celebration

    Honoring 45 years of art, culture, and social change!

    • Explore LCC archives on display in the gallery
    • Watch remarks from the LCC community
    • Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones
    • Enjoy paletas, raffles, and more!

    When: Thurs. September 16, 2021

    Time: Stop by anytime between 12pm to 2pm

    Where: In-Person at the LCC – Lecture Center B2

    All UIC events require that attendees wear a mask.

    For access needs or questions, call us at (312) 996-3095.

  • Welcome to UIC! CCUSC Open Houses Fall 2021

    Welcome to UIC! CCUSC Open Houses Fall 2021

    Check out what the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC)are doing through our In-Person and/or Virtual Open Houses! Meet our staff and learn about our histories, student resources, and upcoming public programs. Visit diversity.uic.edu/events to learn more. All UIC events require that attendees wear a mask.

  • 2021 Student Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey

    We are inviting all of UIC’s undergraduate and graduate students to take our 2021 Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey protocol number: # 2021-0904. This survey is part of a research study to assess the knowledge amongst the UIC student body about sustainability. By educating ourselves about sustainability, we can see how urgent of an issue it is all around the world and here at UIC, we can strive to be more conscious about our decisions when looking at the future of our Earth. The research will also help guide future curriculum development at UIC. Your participation in the research and your responses to the survey questions will directly contribute to this initiative. The results of this survey will be reported to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), in which UIC is a participant. STARS is a self-reporting system that allows colleges and universities to track and measure their sustainability performance. UIC, like many other universities, is working towards educating their students more around issues such as sustainability. This survey will help to educate and spark interest around such practices.

    You can access the survey with the following link: https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4VIsyS1bPiC0HRA

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Health Education Coordinator - University Health Service

    Health Education Coordinator

    Full-Time/Benefit Eligible

    University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

    Job Summary:

    UI Health is seeking an experienced Health Education Coordinator to join our University Health Service team.   This role will coordinate University Health Service’s annual surveillance programs including TB, asbestos, BRL and hearing conservation to help assure University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIHSS) meets Joint Commission requirements, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory compliance.  Coordinates offsite testing for new hires and annual TB testing as required for employees hired at off campus locations such as Rockford and DSCC.  Also responsible for coordinating UIHSS employee exposures to infectious diseases. Under administrative direction, assists with daily operations of the Occupational Health (OH) Outreach & Workers’ Compensation (WC) programs.

    For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by September 10, 2021 at UIC Job Board Direct Link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=151320

  • Native & Indigenous Women Equal Pay Day: A Talking Circle

    Native & Indigenous Women Equal Pay Day: A Talking Circle 

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021 

    1:00PM - 2:00PM PT

    Register here: https://lu.ma/payindigenouswomen

    Native & Indigenous Women earn approximately $0.60 cents on the dollar and must work 9 extra months into the following year to make what White, non-Hispanic men make in a single year. We are gathering to share personal stories, celebrate self-advocacy, build networks of support, address the systemic barriers that promote the intersectional pay gaps, and speak into being new ways to thrive together.

    Native & Indigenous Women Equal Pay Day is part of the Equal Pay Day Series which includes both tactical workshops and powerful speaker panels all in service to centering the conversation around the intersectional pay gap. The Equal Pay Day Series is powered by Kapor Capital, a social impact VC committed to closing gaps of access, opportunity, and outcomes across the tech space. 

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior College Recruiter

     

    Location:         Chicago

    Close Date:      9/17/2021

    *Posting for Multiple Positions

    The Office of Recruitment and Outreach at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a Senior College Recruiter. This position recruits prospective high school and transfer students through the development and implementation of integrated marketing and recruitment strategies necessary to meet the enrollment goals of the University. This is a highly visible position that represents the University’s interests during high profile events and to a wide range of constituents (e.g. state legislators, community leaders and organizations, parents and students) and venues (e.g. college fairs and programs, local, state and national conferences and events).

    To Apply:

    For fullest consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and a list of three references online through the UIC Job Board at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149108

    The above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Friday, September 17, 2021.

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Human Resource Associate (Civil Service Recruiter)

    Human Resource Associate – UIC HR Recruitment & Staffing

    (Full-Time/Benefit Eligible)

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks an HR Associate (Civil Service Recruiter).  This position plans and consults with department hiring managers on the recruitment and placement of civil service vacancies at all levels. This includes coordinating activities with hiring department and other Human Resources staff to identify hiring needs. Identifies appropriate recruitment sources and consults on external advertising campaigns. Screens applicants; develops and administers civil service examinations including written tests, performance tests, and credential assessments; identifies, orients and oversees subject matter experts; refers qualified candidates to the appointing college or administrative units. Develops and maintains employment registers. Oversee pre-employment screening and the onboarding of all hires.

    For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by September 7, 2021 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=150363

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: RECRUITER LAS STUDENT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

    Reporting to the Director of Recruitment and Engagement, the College Recruiter will recruit prospective high school and transfer students through the development and implementation of strategies necessary to meet the enrollment goals of UIC’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College Recruiter represents the College’s interests during high profile events and to a wide range of constituents (e.g., parents and students, high school counselors and teachers) and venues (e.g. on campus, college fairs and programs, and recruitment events).

    To apply for this position please go to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=152492&job=recruiter-las-student-academic-affairs .  Please complete the on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references by WENDESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021.

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    Your Major Abroad Series

    Join the Study Abroad Office in their weeklong event - Your Major Abroad series. The virtual events from September 7-10th will include faculty and advisors from across campus to help you learn about programs that fit in your degree plan. Whether you want to study abroad to satisfy requirements for your major, minor, or simply to learn and explore something new, there's a program out there for you! #YourMajorAbroadUIC #GoGobalUIC

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    Interested in gaining more experience but concerned about taking an unpaid opportunity?

    Interested in gaining more experience but concerned about taking an unpaid opportunity?

    The  Flames Internship Grant was created to support students who want to take advantage of unpaid internship and/or pre-professional experiences, but need to earn money to offset expenses. The grant provides a stipend ( equal to approximately $16.00/hour) for your internship over the course of one academic semester or the summer. After approval, students will be notified of the amount of the award, based on the hours required for the internship.

    Ideally, students should have already secured a position - but if not, that is ok! Students are encouraged to still apply and their application will be evaluated for funding once a position is official. If you need help securing an internship, contact UIC Career Services. Their contact information is listed here:  https://careerservices.uic.edu/about-us/hours/contact-us/

    Also consider asking about any internship support in your home college! For LAS students, consider resources available through LAS Career Development and Internships:  https://career.las.uic.edu/internship-program/

    The Flames Internship Grant does require students to participate in a monthly internship support seminar.  This requirement can be waived for students who are participating in another internship course at UIC, such as LAS 289 for LAS students.

    For more information, visit go.uic.edu/FIG 

  • 2021 Student Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey

    We are inviting all of UIC’s undergraduate and graduate students to take our 2021 Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey protocol number: # 2021-0904. This survey is part of a research study to assess the knowledge amongst the UIC student body about sustainability. By educating ourselves about sustainability, we can see how urgent of an issue it is all around the world and here at UIC, we can strive to be more conscious about our decisions when looking at the future of our Earth. The research will also help guide future curriculum development at UIC. Your participation in the research and your responses to the survey questions will directly contribute to this initiative. The results of this survey will be reported to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), in which UIC is a participant. STARS is a self-reporting system that allows colleges and universities to track and measure their sustainability performance. UIC, like many other universities, is working towards educating their students more around issues such as sustainability. This survey will help to educate and spark interest around such practices.

    You can access the survey with the following link: https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4VIsyS1bPiC0HRA

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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist (Office of Applied Psychological Services/Psychiatry)

    The Department of Psychology, in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a licensed psychologist to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor. The position is a non-tenure track, 12-month appointment.  This position will be 60% in the psychology department, providing supervision and teaching, and 40% in the psychiatry department, providing direct service to patients. The 60% in psychology will entail providing therapy and assessment supervision to doctoral students through the Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS) and teaching one graduate or undergraduate course per semester in the Psychology department. OAPS is the training clinic for the Department’s APA-accredited Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and provides services to adults and children in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  The Clinical Psychology Program endorses a scientist-practitioner training model, has been accredited by APA since 1974, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Sciences. The 40% time in psychiatry will be spent providing direct clinical services to clients, often part of the UIC community, both in person and via telehealth. The psychiatry department one of the largest in the Midwest, with several nationally-recognized training programs and several fellowships. The Department is nationally known for clinical research in multiple areas, including anxiety and mood disorders, psychosis, late life depression, autism, addictions, mental health services, and women’s mental health. 

    To Apply: Submit an online application to the UIC Job Board (https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=150054&job=clinical-assistant-professor-office-of-applied-psychological-services-psychiatry) by August 31, 2021. Please upload a cover letter, CV, and provide the names and email addresses of three references within the online application. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at jmorri7@uic.edu.  

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Director of the Native American Support Program, University of Illinois at Chicago

    The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget of over $2.3 billion, is seeking a Director for the Native American Support Program (NASP). UIC serves over 33,500 students comprising what is among the most diverse student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, 16,000 faculty and staff. UIC has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

    The Director develops and implements academic support initiatives for a targeted UIC student population (American Indian / Alaska Native) that enhances student transition from high school, assists students in acclimating to college learning strategies, and promotes indigenous programming and initiatives as part of a broader commitment to multiculturalism. The Director provides leadership in promoting recruitment and academic support services to Native American students to increase student enrollment, retention and graduation rates. The Director fosters relationships with local and national Native American organizations.

    For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=146061 by July 6, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

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    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Peer Success Coaching Program - seeking Peer Coaches!

    Join Our Team!

    Do you like to help other people?

    Are you interested in sharing your college experience with new students and helping them navigate the college experience?

    Submit your application to become a Peer Success Coach today!

    Hiring for the Success Coach position takes place after the spring term and will end until all positions are filled.

    REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A PEER SUCCESS COACH:

    - Must be a current UIC undergraduate student- Must have completed at least 2 semesters- Must be in good academic standing- We will conduct a holistic review of your application

    We require a resume and a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be from a university faculty or staff member. You may also provide a letter from a current or former supervisor.

    This position is for one academic year (Fall and Spring Semester) and will begin in mid-August.

  • Class of 2021 "Drive Thru" Citywide Graduation

    Please see the attached flyer for details. 

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    Free Virtual BINGO NIGHT for UIC Students, Native American Support Program

    Join the Native American Support Program and Native American and Indigenous Student Organization in an end of the 2021 semester BINGO NIGHT. 

    • Who: All UIC Students
    • What: FREE VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT
    • When: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM CT
    • Where: Zoom, Register Here: https://go.uic.edu/NASPBINGO
    • Why: Over 250.00 in UIC Book Vouchers

     

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    2021 Fifth Annual Urban Native Education Conference, Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative

    Living Our Values Towards Health & Healing

    The Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative (CAICC) is pleased to announce the 2021 Fifth Annual Urban Native Education Conference!

    Our conference theme this year is Living Our Values Towards Health & Healing. The theme acknowledges the ways in which our values shape and support our individual, family and communities’ health, wellbeing and healing, specifically during a pandemic. Our communities have a deep history of organizing to support each other in times of crisis. This past year presented numerous opportunities for us to work together. More than ever before, we were called upon to re-imagine and create new possibilities for connecting and supporting one another.

    At the core of many Native American and Indigenous communities are the values known as the 4 R’s – relationships, reciprocity, responsibility, and respect. In what ways do these values influence how we build, support, care, teach, learn and lead? How has this pandemic helped to ground us in what’s important?

    We have invited Native American and Indigenous community leaders, knowledge keepers and scholars, students, educators, youth, administrators, helpers and staff of educational programs, organizations and institutions, from Chicago-land (Checagou) and beyond, to present at this year's 5th Annual Urban Native Education Conference.

  • Call for Graduates

    Call for 2021 Graduates

    Join us for "drive-thru" celebrations as we recognize and honor this school year's local graduates.

    When: Thursday and Friday, June 17th-18th, 2021

    Time: 12-6 pm each day

    Where: American Indian Center of Chicago, 3401 W Ainslie St, Chicago, IL 60625

    Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, graduates and their families will participate in a drop-in celebration to receive certificates, gifts, and photo opportunities from local Native community leaders and Native organizations.

    If you have multiple graduates in your family, please submit the form per one graduate.

  • Lavender Graduation Flyer

    Register for the Gender and Sexuality Center's 15th Annual (Virtual) Lavender Graduation

    Are you graduating this year?

    RSVP Here!

    Friday, May 7, 20215:00 p.m. (CST)via ZoomReal-time captioning will be provided.

    Keynote Speakers: Janaé Bonsu and Ash Stephens

    For more info and to RSVP, visit gsc.uic.edu/lavgradGraduates should RSVP Here: go.uic.edu/LavGradGraduate

    More info: gsc.uic.edu/lavgrad

    Lavender Graduation is a celebration of the academic and personal achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) graduating students and their supportive communities. The event is open to all graduating students from every college at UIC. Lavender Graduation supports the attraction, retention, and successful graduation of many LGBTQIA+ students each year.

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    Welcome Dr. Tol Foster (Mvskoke Creek Nation of Oklahoma) - Interim Director of the Native American Support Program

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tol Foster (Mvskoke Creek Nation of Oklahoma) started serving as the Interim Director of the Native American Support Program (NASP), effective March 1, 2021, while a national search for a permanent director gets underway.  Dr. Foster succeeds Cynthia Soto, who served as Director of NASP since 2015 and has recently left UIC to take on a position at the Spencer Foundation. Since he joined UIC in 2019, Dr. Foster has been serving as a Pre-Health Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and he will continue to serve in this role at a reduced level while being the NASP Interim Director. 

    Dr. Foster has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in English (American Literature with a concentration in American Indian Studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Foster has served as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Marquette University, Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lecturer in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Report of the Native Americans at University of Illinois at Chicago

    The UIC Native American Task Force was formed in 2019 to address the question: What is the status of Native Americans on the UIC campus? Charged with making recommendations in four key areas – access, achievement, inclusion, and engagement – the Task Force was asked to identify strengths, challenges, and areas for improvement, with the goal of building an optimal learning environment for Indigenous students. It became clear that answering this question would necessitate attending to issues of recruitment, Native faculty presence, data collection and representation, academic programming, and the production of Indigenous knowledge. 

    This report culminates a year of work in 2019-2020 that marked the 50th anniversary of UIC’s Native American Support Program (NASP). This year also marked our perseverance through a global pandemic with overlapping medical, societal, economic and political crises that are having disproportionate impacts on Native communities, and thus are reshaping the realities documented in this report. We see this as a critical time to contribute the findings of this Task Force to the efforts to strengthen and deepen the relationship between Native communities and the University, and to chart a course toward UIC becoming a leader in the advancement of Native visibility and voice. 

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    Organizing and Action in an Era of Collapse, Kelly Hayes (Menominee), Informal Discussion

    This event is open to ALL students, staff, faculty, and community friends. 

    Kelly Hayes (Menominee) is a direct action trainer and a co-founder of the Lifted Voices collective and the Chicago Light Brigade. She is also the host of the Truthout podcast Movement Memos. Kelly’s written work can be found in Truthout, Teen Vogue, Bustle, Yes! Magazine, Pacific Standard, NBC Think, her blog Transformative Spaces, The Appeal, and multiple anthologies, including Truthout's Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Kelly also co-authored two essays with Mariame Kaba which are featured in Kaba's new book, "We Do This Til We Free Us." Kelly was honored for her organizing and education work in 2014 with the Solidarity to Celebrate award in Chicago, and in 2018 with the Chicago Freedom School's Champions of Justice Award. Kelly's movement photography is featured in the “Freedom and Resistance” exhibit of the DuSable Museum of African American History. In her online projects, Kelly has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years to support various forms of mutual aid and community care, and helped to launch coordinated mutual aid efforts in Chicago at the onset of the pandemic. Kelly has also been involved with numerous defense committees, including the campaign to free Bresha Meadows, and has organized fundraisers that have helped secure the release of incarcerated people, including #FreedomDay, a Twitter fundraiser that freed 22 people from immigration detention in the summer of 2019.