This Summer, The CHANCE Program offers Blackboard 101, an interactive hands-on workshop that provides a comprehensive introduction to the Blackboard learning platform used in most UIC classes. Students will learn how to navigate Blackboard, enter chat sessions, use discussion boards, take advantage of tools, and become aware of trouble shooting issues.
Summer College Lecture Day UIC Summer College Lecture Day
Monday, July 1, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
No registration required - students will be assigned to one of the following lectures.
1. Traveling the World in Search of Fear, Joy, and Adventure.
Professor Joel Brown
Location: SES 250
Professor Joel Brown, is a faculty member in UIC's Department of Biological Sciences. At this demonstration of what a college lecture is really like, you'll learn more about his adventures as a wildlife biologist. Professor Brown has studied animals from A to Z — aardvarks in South Africa, snow leopards in Nepal, gerbils in Israel, rhinoceros in Kenya, zebras at the Brookfield Zoo, and even the squirrels you find in your own backyards. With his research comes adventure, such as facing down a charging elephant, and important relationships, such as those with Nama goat herders, Nepali mountain villagers, and a diverse collection of researches and scientists from around the world. In his Summer College Lecture, you'll learn not only about Professor Brown's experiences, but how to get the most out of a college lecture. You'll also come away with a better understanding of what it means to be an undergraduate at a major research institution such as UIC.
2. Life and Death in a Prescription Bottle
Professor Stephanie Crawford
Location: BSB 250
Stephanie Crawford is a faculty member in UIC's Department of Pharmacy Systems,
Outcomes and Policy. It is likely that you or someone you know has been prescribed
medicine. Have you wondered how new drugs get approved in the U.S. or what
considerations go into decisions about medication use? Professor Crawford's research
examines how we can make the drug-use process safer and better. She serves as a
frequent advisor for the Food and Drug Administration. Regardless of your
undergraduate major - e.g., health sciences, communications, information technology,
business, education, psychology, social justice, chemistry, biology, mathematics,
anthropology, art, pre-law or ethics, economics, cultural studies, criminology,
physics, statistics, politics, urban or rural affairs, or others - this Summer
College Lecture will discuss how a team approach is needed in clinical practice
(e.g., medication prescribing, dispensing, administration). This presentation should
provide food for thought - before you open that medicine cabinet again!
UIC Summer College Seminars 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1. USFSCO Student Money Management Center: Cash at College - Managing Your Finances
The Student Money Management Center will cover methods of effectively managing your money while in college, the basics of banking, options for paying your college tuition, and understanding credit through Cash at College-Managing Your Finances, an interactive workshop to help you get the basics before tuition is due. Cash at College offers an important guide to managing your finances while in school, so don't miss out!
2. Career Services and Student Employment: Jumpstart Your Career
This seminar will provide tips, tools and pointers to jumpstart your professional development while undertaking your academic career. You will learn about the importance of activities, part-time jobs and internships, how they assist in your future endeavors, and the resources and people that can help you along the way.
Name of Presenters: Thy Nguyen and Monica Gerhardt
Let's face it-UIC is a big place-with 27,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff, we're bigger than many people's hometowns. While it's unlikely that you'll interact with everyone here, there are still a lot of relationships to develop. And research has shown that the best indicator of graduation (besides going to class and doing your homework) is having a strong network of relationships on campus. Campus Housing wants to help you build a large network and make that network strong. So whether you're already going to be living on campus, interested in finding out more about how Housing can help you succeed, or just want to take advantage of an example of the help we provide our residents, come learn about building healthy relationships.
This session will go over what healthy relationships look like during your first year of college. Roommate relationships, relationships with significant others, friendships and family relationships all contribute to how successful your first year in college will be. At the end of this session, we hope that students will leave with knowledge on how to identify and engage in meaningful relationships with others. Presented by UIC Campus Housing.
5. Academic Center for Excellence (ACE): Managing Your Time for Academic Success
Your UIC experience will give you significant personal freedom but will also challenge you to make good decisions about using your time effectively. Do you know how to manage your time in such a way as to maximize your academic performance? In this seminar, we'll discuss how you can plan and schedule your UIC and personal activities so that you can successfully perform important academic tasks-attending classes, doing homework assignments, preparing for examinations, and completing writing and other projects-while reserving enough time for sleep, exercise, fun, and perhaps a job.
6. Wellness Center: College 411: Tips for life and academic success!
This is a fun and interactive presentation that gives you answers to life questions that you've always wanted to know. Here's your chance to get the real scoop on your questions about safe sex, responsible drinking, healthy relationships, eating right, and of course how to succeed in college. You'll learn tips and facts that will give you a safer more satisfying college experience. Presented by the Wellness Center. All attendees will receive a free copy of the book Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run into in College.
Name of Presenter: Carol Petersen, Associate Director of the Wellness Center
7. Study Abroad: Experience the World Beyond Your Classroom
Whether on a short-term six-week program or for a full semester or year, studying abroad enhances your academic plan and career track. It engages you with the diversity of the world outside your classroom. Learn what studying abroad means, where you can go, and how to fit it into your curriculum for credit toward graduation.
8. African American Cultural Center: Negotiating Difference
An important aspect of UIC's mission is to foster scholarship and practices that reflect and respond to the increasing diversity of the U.S., in a rapidly globalizing world. Using role-play and improvisational exercises that explore the AACC Gallery Installation commemorating the 120th anniversary of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, this workshop will encourage students to draw from their diverse cultural perspectives to create, share and apply knowledge that has the potential to transform how we understand and change the world.
9. UIC Library: Getting a Jump-start on College Level Research
Early on in your college career, you will most likely be expected to use research tools available though the UIC Library to do research for your classes. If you want to know where and how to find books and scholarly articles (beyond Google), or if you are unsure of what a scholarly journal is, this workshop will demystify the research process and give you head start in navigating the UIC Library. You will learn the basic differences between high school and college-level research, what types of sources you will be expected to use in college, and how to go about finding them. In addition to learning how and where to begin searching for academic sources, you will learn about RefWorks, a tool for managing your research and generating bibliographies that will save you hours of time in preparing bibliographies for your research papers. Presented by the UIC Library.
10. Commuter Student Resource Center (CSRC): Smart Commuting: Tips for Students Who Live Off-Campus
Commuting is a reality for most students who attend our urban institution. This workshop will introduce those of you who do not live in campus housing to tips and "tricks" related to being a smart commuter directly from seasoned UIC commuters. The workshop will also explore ways that you can connect socially with other commuters and give an overview of technology resources to aid in the daily commute. Presented by the Commuter Student Resource Center.
The UIC campus is a microcosm of Chicago's rich cultural diversity. Your personal and academic growth at UIC will be shaped by encounters with familiar as well as "different" people on campus. In this workshop, you will learn some basic tools to help you look into the reasons for cultural differences and to uncover connections to people you may think of as very different from yourself. Presented by the Latino Cultural Center.
12. UIC Counseling Center: Transitioning to College
This program, hosted by the Counseling Center, will review some of the challenges of transitioning to college. Common mental health concerns and services provided by the Counseling Center to address such concerns will be reviewed.
Name of Presenters: Cristina Dorazio and Sonia Vajaria
13. Gender and Sexuality Center: Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally Communities - and Everything in Between!
Whether you identify as gay, straight, or anything in the middle, you are welcome to participate in this interactive workshop, which will challenge gender stereotypes, discuss homophobia and heterosexism, explore the "coming out" process, and share how to be a straight ally on a university campus. We'll talk about social identities and the intersection of race, class, geography, ability, and immigration status. Understanding yourself and others at a large, diverse public university is an important part of students' academic success, safety, health and well-being. Presented by the Gender and Sexuality Center staff.
Name of Presenter: Moises Villada, Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Center
14. Asian American Resource and Cultural Center and Asian American Studies: Who Are
Asian Americans? Looking at UIC, Chicago, and the U.S.
Did you know that 21% of UIC undergraduates are Asian Americans? What ethnic groups
make up this population at UIC and in the Chicago area? What is Asian American
identity and what stereotypes do Asian Americans face? This seminar explores these
questions and highlights Asian American contributors to U.S. history who are
oftentimes marginalized within our school curriculum. Presented by the Asian
American Resource and Cultural Center.
15. Urban Health Program: UHP Career Development Seminar
The Urban Health Program (UHP) is the top producer of health care professionals in the USA. UHP provides a team of health sciences career advisors, internship opportunities, a health disparities course, peer mentors, volunteer opportunities, and strategies for selecting classes and choosing a major. The Urban Health Program Career Development Seminar is designed to introduce individuals who aspire to be doctors, nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, dentists, biomedical researchers, biomedical and health information scientists, policy makers or community health educators to the skills necessary to successfully complete your undergraduate program to gain admission to the health science colleges and the services provided by the Urban Health Program Undergraduate Resource Center.
Name of Presenters: Dr. Deborah C. Um'rani and Tarri Strickland, MA
16. Disability Resource Center: Building an Accessible Campus
In this seminar, you'll learn about UIC's commitment to access for people with disabilities. The seminar will cover a number of ways to thinking about disability, accessibility issues on campus. We'll help answer the question, "Why learn about/from people with disabilities." You will learn more about the language of disability and some of the legal issues surrounding discrimination. Above all, you'll develop an awareness of disability issues at UIC and the responsibilities all of us share.
Name of Presenters: Sara Vogt, Disability Specialist for Disability Resource Center and Lindsay Baran, Visiting Disability Specialist for Disability Resource Center