UIC Summer College Seminars

The Seminar Days series is designed to provide students with an opportunity to receive information about a variety of topics designed to help make the transition to college a little easier.  Students may register for multiple seminars offered during the third, fourth and fifth week of Summer College, but must register and attend at least one. Each seminar is offered between morning and afternoon sessions Summer College workshops.

 

Feel free to take a peek below at seminars offered in 2016!

2017 Seminar information will be available soon!

ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE: MANAGING YOUR TIME FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

 Description: 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.

Dates (choose one):

Tuesday, July 12
Location: TBD
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM

Thursday July 14
Location: TBD
Time: 
12:30PM-1:45PM

Name of Presenter:  Jon Mann

Email:  jsmann@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER: NEGOTIATING DIFFERENCE: SUMMER COLLEGE SEMINAR

Brief Description: 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, 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.

Dates (choose one):

Tuesday, July 12
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location:  TBD

Wednesday, July 13
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location:  TBD

Name of Presenter: Lori Barcliff Baptista

Email: baptista@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE AND CULTURAL CENTER: “ASIAN PARENTS REACT TO I LOVE YOU”: A DISCUSSION ON ASIAN FAMILY DYNAMICS

Brief Description: In this seminar, we will watch a YouTube clip titled: “Asian Parents React to I Love You” and we will discuss how Asian families show and express love, and how this expression impacts their children.  By attending, you will get a sense of the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center’s (AARCC) programming, as well as learn about Asian American student experiences!

Dates (choose one):

Thursday, July 7
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: 
TBD

Monday, July 11
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: 
TBD

Name of Presenter: Jeffrey Alton

Email: jalton@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

CAMPUS ADVOCACY NETWORK: BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD

Brief Description: The goal of the bystander intervention workshop is to empower you to make a difference in your community by reducing interpersonal violence and other bias crimes like harassment, assault, abuse and hate crime. You can and do make a difference every day by stepping up and stepping in when you encounter incidents of bias or potential violence. We will learn the theories behind bystander intervention and brainstorm ways that we can all act and make a difference on and off campus!

Dates (choose one):

Thursday July 7
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Wednesday July 13
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenters: Stephanie Hicks and Scout Bratt

Email: can.wlrc@gmail.com

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

CAMPUS HOUSING: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Brief Description: 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.

Dates (choose one): Thursday, July 7; ThursdayJuly 14

Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter:  
Dr. Nick Ardinger

Email: ardinger@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

COMMUTER STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER: RESOURCES FOR A SMOOTH COMMUTE

Brief Description: 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.

Date: Tuesday, July 5
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter: Bernard Little

Email: bernardl@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

GENDER AND SEXUALITY CENTER: UNPACKING GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Brief Description: No matter your sexual orientation or gender identity, you are welcome to participate in this interactive workshop, which will challenge gender stereotypes, discuss homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia, and explore ways to address these issues on a university campus. We’ll talk about social identities and the intersections of race, class, geography, ability, and immigration status. Understanding yourself and others at a large, diverse public university is an important part of academic success, safety, health and well-being.

Date: Tuesday, July 12
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter: Symone Simmons

Email: symone@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

LATINO CULTURAL CENTER: WALLS OF EMPOWERMENT, RESISTANCE & HOPE

Brief Description: 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 and different people, and one way to experience and understand this rich diversity on campus is through the power of art and storytelling. In this workshop, you will be exposed to a mural that we will use to share stories, learn from each other’s perspectives, and challenge ourselves to be agents for social change.

Date: Tuesday July 12
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter: Mario Lucero

Email: mlucer3@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

LEADERSHIP 101: THE ART AND SCIENCE

Brief Description: Leadership 101 is a fun, engaging, and interactive seminar designed to introduce today’s emerging high school scholars to the art and science of leadership. The academy will introduce the fundamentals of problem solving, teamwork building, professional competence, critical & creative thinking skills, and adaptability & flexibility. Students will engage in activities that will allow them to practically apply these skills to leadership problems. Students will also engage in stimulating collaborative discussions with faculty, instructors, and college students about the proven strategies for successful leadership. We will explore how this basic understanding of the qualities of leadership can help facilitate a positive transition to college and how it can translate into occupational and personal success.

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Location: TBD

Names of Presenter: CPT Gerard Sapienza

Email: gerard.g.sapienza.mil@mail.mil

Website: www.rotc.uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

CAREER SERVICES & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER

Brief Description: Need help choosing a major?  Want to learn about jobs in your field?  Looking for work on campus?  We can answer these questions and more in this interactive and informative session!

Date: Wednesday, July 6
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter: Stephanie Sattler and Monica Gerhardt

Email: sbirk@uic.edumgerhar2@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

STUDY ABROAD: EXPERIENCE THE WORLD BEYOND YOUR CLASSROOM

Brief Description: 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.

Dates: Tuesday July 5; Wednesday July 6
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter:Chris Deegan

Email: deegan@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

UIC LIBRARY: GETTING A JUMP-START ON COLLEGE LEVEL RESEARCH              

Brief Description: Students will learn about the library and get a head start on research skills.

Date: Wednesday, July 6th and Monday, July 11th
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: 
TBD

Name of Presenter:Isabel Gonzalez-Smith

Email:igonza9@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

USFSCO STUDENT MONEY MANAGEMENT CENTER: CASH AT COLLEGE: SPENDING, SAVING & STUDENT LOANS

Brief Description: This workshop features lessons on: (1) how to effectively budget your money while in college; (2) the basics of banking; (3) options for paying your college tuition; (4) understanding credit; and (5) how to make the most of your college education.  Cash at College offers an important guide to managing your finances, so don’t miss out!

Dates (choose one): Wednesday, July 13; Thursday, July 14
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter:Andrea Pellegrini

Email: apelleg3@uillinois.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

WELLNESS CENTER: FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Brief Description:  This fun and interactive presentation answers the questions every first year college student wants to know. Here’s your chance to get the real scoop on 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 fun, safer, and more satisfying college experience. This workshop is presented by the UIC Wellness Center.  The first thirty attendees will receive a free copy of the book Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run into in College.

Date: Tuesday, July 5
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter: Carol Petersen

Email:  carolp@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT: CRITICAL THINKING:  A KEY TO COLLEGE SUCCESS

Brief Description:  In this fun and interactive seminar we will explore the concept of critical thinking.  What is it, and why is it important?  We will see that critical thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers, will help you do better in all of your courses, and will help you score higher on standardized tests like the GRE, the LSAT, and the MCAT.  Perhaps even more importantly, critical thinking can help you clarify, evaluate, and defend the beliefs that constitute your worldview.

Dates (choose one): Tuesday, July 5; Tuesday, July 12
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Name of Presenter: John Whipple

Email:  jwhipple@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE:  CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE PROFESSION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Brief Description: This seminar is designed to introduce students to the study of Political Science and the many professional job opportunities that our alumni enter.  Students will have the opportunity to meet and hear from faculty and current students.  Studying political science teaches students to write analytically, learn to use statistics and data analysis, understand political behavior in organizations, and develop skills in group decision making.  Most of our students prepares to follow careers in law, government, lobbying, teaching, journalism, business, and the non-profit sector.

Date: Wednesday, July 6th
Time: 12:30PM-1:45PM
Location: TBD

Names of Presenters: Evan McKenzie, Robert Bruhl, Kate Floros, Stephanie Whitaker

Email: Stephanie Whitaker, swhitake@uic.edu

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.