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Dragon BoatDragon Boat Paddlers Wanted

UIC’s dragon boat team, the Pyro Paddlers, is looking for paddlers for to race in the St. Charles Riverfest (June 7th or 8th) and/or Chinatown’s Annual Dragon Boat Race for Literacy (June 28th). Asian and non-Asian students, alumni, staff and faculty welcome and paddling experience is not required. Visit the Pyro Paddlers webpage for details.  





AARCC Student Staff Openings for 2014 - 2015

We are looking for applicants to be our new Campus Outreach Coordinator (starts May 2014), Community Outreach Coordinator and Publications Coordinator (both starting Fall 2014). Please see the job descriptions and application for more details and apply by Monday, April 7th, 5 p.m. for best consideration.


Director's Search Information

The Office of Diversity, which is the hiring unit, is pleased to announce the Director's job position is posted on the UIC Job Boards as of December 20, 2013. To offer supplemental information, AARCC has created this informational page. Search extended through March 7 for best consideration. (READ MORE)


Take the UIC AANAPISI Online Demographic Survey of 2013-2014 here:

Survey link:


ALL new and returning eligible students are asked to complete the survey once between Sept. 2013-May 2014. Please take the survey this year even if you have taken it in previous years.

What is it? A research study on UIC Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduate students.
The research survey is part of the UIC Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The survey consists of basic questions about demographics and campus participation and perceptions, taking approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete.

Who is eligible? Non-international undergraduate UIC students of the following ethnic backgrounds, including multi-racial: Asian American: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Mongolian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese, or other Asian ethnic background and /or Pacific Islander: Chamorro, Fijian, Guamanian, Native Hawaiian, Papua New Guinean, Polynesian, Samoan, Tongan, or other Pacific Islander background.

Qualifying respondents will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of a hundred $20 Amazon.com gift cards. Winners will be contacted via email after each drawing during the 2013-14 school year in October, January, March, and/or May. Each respondent is entered once based on UIN# and stays in the pool until selected or until the survey ends on May 14, 2014.

Questions? Contact Professor Karen Su, Asian American Studies Program, at 312-996-8530 or karensu@uic.edu.

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Learn how you can benefit from AANAPISI at UIC


The University of Illinois at Chicago is a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The campus will receive close to $4 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and all UIC students.

See The UIC AANAPISI Initiative page for more information on the programs, scholarships, activities, and news related to UIC's AANAPISI Initiative.