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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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  • Tol Foster Professional Photo

    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.


    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. 

  • Kelly Hayes Photo

    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.

  • Healthy Learning Environments for Native American Students in Higher Education

    Date: April 29, 2021 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM

    Our workshop pulls from a declaration created by the American Indian College Fund, titled “Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education.” This workshop will provide an opportunity for Native serving academic professionals to share, evaluate, and develop best practices on how to build a more inclusive and vibrant campus for Native students.

    Please note that this is an interactive workshop where we encourage participants to reflect on their own experiences of navigating the education system and converse about what support structures worked for them and what did not. We will then review the eight best practices proposed within the AICF declaration and facilitate an open conversation for participants to share what principles are and are not reflected within their respective institutions.

  • Urban Native Education Conference

    Urban Native Education Conference

    The Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative (CAICC) is pleased to announce that the Call For Proposals for the 2021 Fifth Annual Urban Native Education Conference is now open.  The virtual conference will take place May 14-15, 2021

    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. 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 invite 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 join us at the 5th Annual Urban Education Conference. 


    For more information and proposal instructions please visit: https://chicagoaicc.com/call-for-proposals-for-caiccs.../Deadline: April 2, 2021 

    A special miigwech to Le'Ana Asher for permission to use her art, Cones. Learn more about Le'Ana's art here: https://leanaasher.com/?v=32aec8db952d

  • FirstGen Flames Flyer

    UIC Chancellor's FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship

    Chancellor Michael Amiridis has graciously supported the launch of a new scholarship to encourage first-generation, first-year students to study abroad.  The Chancellor’s FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship is designed to award first-year students with high potential whose parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree with a scholarship to study abroad. Students will be notified during their first year at UIC if they have earned the scholarship and will have the remainder of their time at UIC to use the scholarship towards the costs of an approved UIC faculty-directed or exchange program. In addition to receiving a scholarship, FirstGen Flames Scholars will participate in a series of workshops as a cohort to learn about selecting a study abroad program, opportunities for additional funding, integrating study abroad into their academic major, and using international education to advance their career.

    Scholarship amounts:

    10 students will be selected to receive a scholarship to study abroad each year. Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon the length of program the recipients choose:

    Less than 3 weeks: $1,6003-6 weeks: $2,100Semester: $2,600

    The deadline to apply for this year is April 15, 2021.

    For more information, visit studyabroad.uic.edu/scholarships

  • UIC Career Services Upcoming Events

    Please take a moment to read and share the below announcements with students, alumni, and/or co-workers.  We have several great career events taking place next week and would like to encourage members of our UIC community to participate!

    • The Crown: Black Hair in the Workplace, Part 2 (Tuesday, 4/6, 4:30-5:45 PM)

    For students graduating this year, we encourage them to attend the following webinars:

    • Career Changes: Strategies and Stories From Alumni Who’ve Done It (Wednesday, 4/7, 12:00-1:00 PM)
    • Should I Wait or Should I Go: Navigating the Decision to Pursue Graduate School (Friday, 4/9, 12:00-1:00 PM). 
    • Top 10 Questions an Applicant to Medical School Should Ask & St. George’s University Information Session (Wednesday, 4/7, 4:00-5:00 PM). 

    For students seeking internships, we are offering the following webinars:

    • Resumes & Cover Letters for Internships, Wednesday, 4/7, 3:00-4:00 PM
    • Social Justice in Chicago: Service Opportunities Seminar, Thursday, 4/8, 10:00-11:00 AM
    • Interviewing for Internships, Thursday, 4/8, 4:00-5:00 PM

    Thanks for your time.  For questions, contact UIC Career Services (312-996-2300 or careerservices@uic.edu).

  • Flyer for open Mic

    Math and Science Learning Center Open Mic.

    MSLC OPEN MIC EVENT – APRIL 1st  #ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike

    We are kicking off a series of events to engage with STEM professionals and learn about their career pathways!  The first event will be this Thursday, April 1, from 3:30-5 PM on Zoom (info below).  The event will be led by Ambassadors and will feature a panel of UIC-connected STEM professionals  (EaES graduate who is a Physical Scientist at the EPA, BIOS graduate who is currently pursuing a MD, CHEM graduate pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience, & a member of the BVIS Department!).

    Link with additional event info and panelist bios on MSLC website:



    The Ambassadors will host a virtual MSLC Open House on April 9th at 4:00 PM to provide an opportunity for students to engage with members of our MSLC team and learn to use the website / enter sessions as they prepare for the end of the semester and final exams. 

    Link with event info on MSLC website:



  • Pipeline to Justice Scholarship and Mentoring Program for UIC Undergraduates and prospective undergraduates

    Pipeline to Justice Scholarship and Mentoring Program for UIC Undergraduates and prospective undergraduates by UIC's Social Justice Initiative (apply by April 15th!)

    Good afternoon UIC Community,

    The Pipeline to Justice (P2J) scholarship and mentoring program is designed to support community organizers and activists in completing undergraduate degrees at UIC. Since 2012, the P2J program has been an academic conduit for students with non-traditional backgrounds who have a track-record of community organizing and commitments to social justice. 

    We are accepting applications for the 2021 academic year!


    What? The Social Justice Initiative's Pipeline to Justice is now accepting applications (see attached flyer)! 

    Who is eligible? Current & prospective UIC undergraduates for academic year 2021

    Deadline? April 15th

    How? Email letters of interest & recommendation OR letters of nomination to bjohns3@uic.edu

  • UIC Medical Rep..

    Job Posting: Medical Insurance Representative Full Time Benefits Eligible

    University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry (UIC COD), Office of Financial Affairs is seeking a reliable, enthusiastic, self-starting Medical Insurance Representative to join the Dentistry Billing team.   This is a full time benefits eligible position.


    UIC Share With Students

    Minor in Kinesiology! Applications due April 2nd

    Did you know that UIC’s undergraduate minor in kinesiology can be tailored to complement careers in pre-health professions, behavioral sciences, and health and fitness?

    Please see download the flyer for application requirements, courses required, and additional info. The deadline to submit an application for a minor in kinesiology is Friday, April 2nd!

    Kinesiology ICT Info Sessions! Session on April 1st!

    Kinesiology Intercollege Transfer Information Session

    April 1, 2021

    4:00-5:00 pm


    Join Kinesiology students and staff to learn more about our unique, hands-on major and application requirements!

    Download the flyer. 

    Urban Studies Courses in Fall 2021

    In Urban Studies courses students explore some of the most important issues facing our cities. Students do this through understanding the lives of residents and applying data analysis and visualization skills to gain insight. Students study cities to work toward the transformation of cities once they graduate.

    Minors are available in Urban Studies, Sustainable Cities, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). See courses available in Fall 2021.

  • Whose Land Are You On? Native History, Contemporary Issues, and Land Acknowledgements

    Date: March 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This virtual workshop is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Land acknowledgments have become common in academic spaces, as well as outside of academia, in schools, and at cultural, civic, and sporting events. Join us to gain a greater understanding of the significance of Native history, contemporary issues, and a land acknowledgment and how to create your own. This workshop will include a conversational presentation as well as a guided activity.

  • Casey Brown (Ho-Chunk), Comedian Performance

    Date: March 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This Comedian Performance with Casey Brown (Ho-Chunk) is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Casey Brown moved from his home state of Wisconsin to takes classes at Second City, the world’s premier comedy writing and performing school. He soon became part of the local comedy scene producing and hosting multiple shows at The Vic Theater, The Gallery Cabaret and Bucktown Pub. He continues to be a leading voice in Chicago's small Indigenous comedy scene.

    "Casey Brown Chicago's Best (Only) American Indian Comedian” will speak to the trials of being in the minority of racial minorities in his people’s own country and how that effects life as a writer, director, producer and performer in the urban setting of Chicago.

  • Dr. Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree/Krajina Serb)

    Date: March 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This casual conversation with Dr. Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree/Krajina Serb) is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Dr. Eli Suzukovich III is an anthropologist with a focus on cultural resource management, ethnography, religion, oral history, and ethno-biology. Currently, Eli is a Research Scientist in the Negaunee Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum, where he is a member of the curation team for the renovation of the Native North America Hall. Along with museum work, Eli is a lecturer in the Environmental Policy and Culture Program at Northwestern and a faculty affiliate in the Native American and Indigenous Research Institute at Northwestern University.

  • River Kerstetter (Oneida Nation and of mixed Indigenous/European descent)

    From March 26, 2021 to 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This casual conversation with River Kerstetter (Oneida Nation) is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    River Kerstetter is a citizen of the Oneida Nation and of mixed Indigenous/European descent. River is an artist and writer who believes that art and storytelling are vital parts of collective healing and connection, especially in Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and LGBTQIA+ communities who fight to be seen and safe every day. She has taught art for youth and young adults for eight years, including at the Chicago Center for Arts & Technology, Columbia College Chicago, and Working Classroom in Albuquerque, NM. She is a co-founder of TIES, a reading series that celebrates Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and LGBTQ+ writers, and a co-founder of the Center for Native Futures, a new Chicago non-profit that works to support Native artists. River grew up in occupied Pueblo lands (Central New Mexico) and now lives and works in occupied Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa lands (Chicago).

  • 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.

    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.

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  • New Flames Abroad Scholarship & Pop-Up Study Abroad Advising!

    Chancellor Michael Amiridis has graciously supported the launch of a new scholarship to encourage first-generation, first-year students to study abroad. The Chancellor’s FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship is designed to award first-year students with high potential whose parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree with a scholarship to study abroad. Students will be notified during their first year at UIC if they have earned the scholarship and will have the remainder of their time at UIC to use the scholarship towards the costs of an approved UIC faculty-directed or exchange program.

  • Honors College

    Extra Help – Program Assistant (Communications) University of Illinois at Chicago


    Extra Help – Program Assistant (Communications)

    The University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking an extra help Program Assistant (Communications). This is a temporary assignment and it is limited to 900 hours and non-benefits eligible.  The rate of Pay is $22 per hour.

  • USN Outreach Support

    USN Outreach Support

    Please see the flyer for details. 





    Share stories and laughter. Open to all UIC students and College students from our sister programs

    Registration via zoom required: https://go.uic.edu/NASP_BINGO_2020

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the fun via Zoom

  • BIAS Reporting Tool

    This tool is designed to help you share your experiences with bias, discrimination and harassment so that we can support you and better understand the complex needs and challenges facing our campus community. It is for use by all members of the UIC community, including students, faculty and staff. If you fill out the form, it will be reviewed by members of the Bias Response Team. Reports involving faculty and staff will be referred to and/or reviewed in coordination with Office for Access and Equity and the Office of Diversity.You may submit the form anonymously. If you choose to do so, keep in mind that there will be no way for us to follow up with questions, so please take care to provide sufficient detail. If you do include your contact information, a member of the Bias Response Team, which includes members from the Office of the Dean of Students , Office of Diversity and/or the Office for Access and Equity will follow-up with you.

  • Student Affairs Scholarship Opportunities

    UIC Student Affairs is accepting applications for more than 30 competitive scholarships available to students across all colleges and academic disciplines. Students are currently receiving over $300,000 in financial support from these scholarships. Students may log in to UIC SnAP at https://uic.academicworks.com to review specific requirements of each scholarship that will support the 2021-2022 academic year. A general application must be submitted before addressing criteria specific to each scholarship. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 20, 2021. It is recommended that students visit UIC SnAP soon to participate in this scholarship process...


    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


  • UIC Share With Students

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Events to Share with Students


    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2021 Urban Studies Courses

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Health Information Management Program Info Sessions

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: COVID-19 Contact Tracer Student Positions


  • Capstone Project Opportunity

    The Masters of Public Administration, Masters of Public Policy, and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies programs at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) are accepting proposals from public and nonprofit organizations for Capstone projects for the spring 2021 semester. These “learning in action” projects give students in the three programs the opportunity to work on practical problems with the support of faculty in a real-world situation....

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  • 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.

  • Indigenous Peoples Day, The Native American Support Program

    Native American History 101

    10/12/2020 from 12-1 PM

    Native American Support Program (NASP) - The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and UIC History Department are partnering to host a Lunch and Learn for Indigenous Peoples Day. This event is open to UIC staff, faculty, students, and community members interested in learning more about historical and modern Native American and Indigenous topics. Native American 101 is one of the four Lunch and Learns NASP offers throughout the year.

    IPD Aloha Center Chicago 

    12/12/2020 from 1 - 2 PM

    Join the Native American Support Program - The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Aloha Center Chicago in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day 2020. This event is open to all UIC staff, faculty, students, and community members. The Aloha Center Chicago is a unique, and, innovative multi-media resource cultural center dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Island traditions.


  • UIC Updates

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Health Professions Forum Series

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Rehabilitation Sciences ICT Info Sessions

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Orientation Leader Recruitment

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: "Graduate School: Should I Wait or Should I Go?" Event


  • Whose Lives Matter?: Gender-Based Violence in the Era of the Pandemic and the Uprisings (First Event for the Shake It Up Series)

    Shake It Up! Series Description: 

    Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), a program of WLRC, will continue its Shake It Up Series and initiate a yearlong series of events to critically examine issues central to gender-based violence (GBV). We are excited to work with our campus partners, including Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), Disability Cultural Center (DCC), Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), and Undergraduate Student Government (USG), for our first interactive workshop. Please join us for this important dialogue. 

    Event Title: Whose Lives Matter?: Gender-Based Violence in the Era of the Pandemic and the UprisingsDetails: 

    Audience: Open to all

    Date: Wednesday, October 7

    Time: 3-4:30pm CST

    Please RSVP for Zoom link: go.uic.edu/ShakeItUp01

  • Sovereignty and Indigeneity in the Big Ten

    Monday, October 12, 20203:00 to 4:30 pm Central Time / 4:00 to 5:30 pm Eastern Time

    Sponsored by the Big Ten Native Alliance

    Please register by Friday, October 9 to receive the Zoom link.

    Join us this Indigenous Peoples’ Day for a collaborative panel discussion led by Native researchers and practitioners in the Big Ten. The panel will focus on Native experiences in academia, Indigenous-led research and pedagogy, and how these are reflected in the national political and social climates.


  • Upcoming CHANCE Events

    As we get close to ending this week, I wanted share with you all the upcoming programs that the CHANCE Program has for students to join in on. We have our:

    Refresher: Time Management/Study Skills workshop next week 

    ThinkChicago + UIC CHANCE Seminar on Sept. 23rd


  • Native American Support Program Open House

    Join us for a virtual Open House with the staff and students of NASP.

    • Learn about NASP
    • Meet students and staff
    • Win door prizes
    • Play some games
  • UIC Study Abroad

    Study Abroad Discovery Week: Sept. 14-18

    In place of our annual study abroad fair, we’ll be hosting a full week’s worth of events for our Virtual Study Abroad Discovery Week.  Each day of the week we’ll be focusing on a different topic related to study abroad such as how to choose the right program and funding study abroad.  The week will culminate on September 18th with our virtual study abroad fair where we will have virtual meeting rooms for students and advisors to meet our study abroad program partners as well as our very own UIC faculty members leading programs. A full media kit with more details is forthcoming, but for now, please make a note on your calendar for the week of September 14th-18th and share with your students.

    Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops

    We know that funding study abroad is among students’ chief concerns, however, there are a host of scholarship opportunities available.  We’ll be hosting a series of workshops promoting scholarship opportunities. Please see the details below and share with your students:

    September 8th 12:00 to 1:00 PM - General Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop (Registration Link)September 9th 4:00 to 5:00 PM - Gilman International Scholarship Workshop (for Pell-eligible students; Registration Link)September 22nd 4:00 to 5:00 PM – General Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop (Registration Link)September 23rd 12:00 to 1:00 PM - Gilman International Scholarship Workshop (for Pell-eligible students; Registration Link)

    Study Abroad Virtual Trivia for UIC Advisors

    It’s been one strange and difficult year. The Study Abroad Office would like to take some time to unwind and engage with you and is excited to invite all UIC advisors to a virtual trivia event. We’ll plan to share brief updates and then our very own trivia expert, Maggie Miller (Study Abroad Advisor), will host us in some internationally-focused trivia!  We’ll send an official invite/RSVP out soon, but for now, please hold the date & time of September 10th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

    The SAO is committed to providing all UIC students with meaningful international experiences and we know we can’t do this work without your support. Thanks for all that you do; we look forward to connecting!

    Kyle Rausch, EdD(pronouns: he/him/his)Executive DirectorStudy Abroad Office

    Office of Global EngagementUniversity of Illinois Chicago

    E: kcrausch@uic.edustudyabroad.uic.edu

  • UHP-Promoting Academics for Scholarly Success (PASS)

    We invite you to join the UHP-PASS program, which is open to freshmen and new UHP transfer students who are interested in the health sciences or the research health sciences.  A virtual, structured program designed to prepare participants to develop their interests and skills, to apply for any of the UIC Health Science Professions or Graduate Health Science programs. PASS participants will receive pre-health advising on the health sciences, mentoring, and career exploration seminars through monthly opportunities.

  • UHP Health Exploration

    The HES is intended to be a professional development program for UIC students with the intent of having participants pursue health professions careers.  This program will be structured to expose participates to students, staff, and faculty in the health sciences. All UHP units will be included in the programming schedule.

  • The Beginning of a New Journey

    September Storytelling Events (open to all students):

    The Beginning of A New Journey: A Storytelling Circle

    Weds (9/9, 9/16, 9/23): 3-4pm

    Registration: go.uic.edu/CANUndergradOrientation



    Welcome! The Beginning of A New Journey: A Storytelling Circle, a collaboration between Campus Advocacy Network and Undergraduate Student Government, is open to all UIC students. Please join us for any of these storytelling circles to meet fellow students, share stories, and learn about CAN and USG services and programming. 

  • Call Into Our August Coaches Hotline NEXT WEEK!

    Are you ready for the new VIRTUAL semester? Bring your questions and needs to our student success team for the Summer Coaches Hotline on AUG 13th, from 3:00-4:00pm MDT. Mark your calendars are join us on Zoom HERE, or call into the hotline at (253) 215-8782 (meeting ID 939 8055 7902)

  • Two-Day Virtual Event, Gathering of Native American Students (GONAS) 2020

    Dear Prospective and Current Students and Community Members,


    We are excited to host our annual Gathering of Native American Students (GONAS) 2020. This year’s theme is “cultural sustainability through community involvement.” GONAS is for Indigenous high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago area. However, all are welcome. 

    This two-day virtual event will focus on building collaborative relationships among students who are interested in higher education and community organizations that support their academic endeavors. Through online activities, students will share their perspectives on higher education and explore resources and opportunities to get involved with the greater Chicago Indigenous community.

    GONAS is free to attend! Registration required. Given our current health climate, we have decided to host GONAS virtually over two days.

    • Thursday, August 20th, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT: Keynote Speaker & Community Resource Panel
    • Friday, August 21st, 2020 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM CDT: Tipi Demonstration, Cultural Sustainability

    REGISTER FOR GONAS 2020: https://go.illinois.edu/GONAS2020


  • Campus Advocacy Network Orientation Activities

    CAN has planned some orientation activities!

  • Fall 2020 Courses!!!

    Available UIC Courses. Check them out!

  • UIC to hold virtual graduation celebration

    Graduates will have an opportunity to return to campus for a face-to-face graduation ceremony once it is safe to do so.

  • Experienced Bias on Campus? Let us know.

    Experienced Bias on Campus? Let us know. You can report instances of bias on campus using the Bias Reporting Tool. This will help UIC support you, collaborate with units from across the University to address what occurred, and better understand the complex needs and challenges facing our community.

    Questions? Want to learn more? 

    Visit our website here: https://dos.uic.edu/diversity-education/

    UIC Office of the Dean of Students

  • Excel Center Game Night!

    • Date: 3/12/2020
    • Time: 5 PM-8 PM
    • Location: MRH Pano Room (Marie Robinson Hall Located at 811 Maxwell Street/Halsted Street)

    Please stop by for board games, video games, free food, and to support the Peer Success Coaches and students. Hope to see you there J

  • "Cooked: Survival by Zip Code" Screening & Panel Discussion

    Panelists and audience members will have an opportunity to discuss how the social determinants of health - our local contexts where we live, grow, work, and play - impacted the intensity and after math of the heat wave, and how our communities can address health inequities in Chicago moving forward.

  • UIC's Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change all have amazing opportunities for you every week! Coming up:

    African-American Cultural Center

    Wellness Wednesday: Wed, March 4Exhibit: Quilting: Telling Our Stories through Patterns and PurposeExhibit: She Did Language: Remembering Toni Morrison

    Arab American Cultural Center & Latino Cultural Center

    Noche de Poetas: Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Thu, March 12

    Disability Cultural Center

    Know Your Rights to Fair Housing: Wed, March 4Check-in Hours: Thu, March 5Food Access: When Food and Accessibility Come Together: Mon, March 9Balancing Act: Reimagining the Bodymind: Thu, March 12

    Gender and Sexuality Center

    Therapy Group for LGBQ+ Students: Tuesdays, 3-4:30pmTherapy Group for TGNC Students: Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm

  • Class of 2020 Achievement Celebration

    • Date: 6/13/2020
    • Time: 12-3 PM
    • Location: Mexican Museum of Fine Arts
  • Zona Abierta: Apsáalooke Women and Warriors

    Zona Abierta: Apsáalooke Women and Warriors


    Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center, the Native American Support Program, and the Women's Leadership and Resource Center

    As part of UIC's Women's History Month Celebration, join us for a conversation with four women from the great Apsáalooke Crow Nation – as they share their Native perspectives – and talk about Apsáalooke ways, people, and their work. Apsáalooke Women and Warriors exhibition is jointly organized by the Field Museum and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago, opening at both sites in March 2020.

    • When: Thurs. March 12, 2020
    • Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
    • Where: LCC – Lecture Center B2
  • ARTS AND CULTURE CAREER FAIR: Friday February 21 at UIC!

    Arts + Culture Career Fair

    • Date: Friday February 21, 2020
    • Time: Noon – 3pm
    • Location: Student Center East (SCE), Illinois Room

    Hosted by UIC Career Services, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Springfield