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Graduate College Events and Workshops 2014-2015

The following events were sponsored, or co-sponsored, by the Graduate College.

Academic Year 2014-2015

Completed Events

Mentor and Outstanding Theses Awards and Reception
[Co-sponsor:  Honors College]

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), Conference Rooms B and C
Intended Audience: Invited Guests, Advisors, DGS and Staff
Registration Required:  No

Giving an Effective Research Talk
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 3:20 - 4:30 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students
Registration Required: Yes, TBA

Annual Meeting of the Graduate College Faculty

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), Conference Rooms B and C
Intended Audience: Graduate College Faculty
Registration Required:  No, but used for planning:  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7891569

CV Doctor: CV and Resume Peer Review Workshop
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students
Registration Required: Yes, TBA

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Family Movie Night: Join us for a Family Film and Treats

Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Latino Cultural Center B2
Intended Audience: Graduate Students & Families Registration Required: Yes  Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DXZPXDZ

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Professional Photo Shoot
for Graduate Students
Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: SCE 408
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes  Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D62WNLT

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
LinkedIn Labs: Improving Your Online Profile

Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM  Location: SCE 408
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes  Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6VRKKJ

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
#Alt-Academy- Alternative Career Paths for Graduate Students (An Interactive Panel & Discussion)

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: SSB Conference Room A
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes  Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6MVC8Q

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Winning the MONEY! How to submit a successful fellowship application. (Panel and Presentation)

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes  Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6ZCTNT

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Grad Student Toolkit Workshop

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM -1:30 PM
Location: Library of Health Science, Room 303
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RIMpgJran_RydS7iCREQoumfWXmD0uSB5NVpV3W9ijw/viewform?c=0&w=1

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Queer Activism Everyday: Mindfulness and Empowerment

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZ7LTPF

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Learning about College Teaching

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZC89ZP

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Making a Plan for Your Professional Development

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZRZFQQ

Directors of Graduate Studies Spring 2015 Meeting
Agenda 
Description: Informational meeting with Directors of Graduate Studies
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location:  MM Thompson – A, Student Center West (SCW) - 2nd Floor
Intended Audience:  Directors of Graduate Studies, support staff
Registration Required:  Not Required

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Free Chair Massages & Stress Relief Activities

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZFMQKB

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Tackling Graduate Student Stress: Stretching Out Your Stress

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZBGHMN

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Grad Student Toolkit Workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 -5:00 PM
Location: Library of Health Science, Room 303
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes, TBA Register:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sw0KcQ7T26wX6etDOYsX5mqsRJUcQfBOhmHeyCANkLM/viewform?c=0&w=1

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Mindful Meditation for Graduate Students

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZ5PZ6D

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Grad Student Toolkit Workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Location: Daley Library IDEA Commons
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RIMpgJran_RydS7iCREQoumfWXmD0uSB5NVpV3W9ijw/viewform?c=0&w=1

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Grad Student Writing Workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D5J6TNC

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Personal Branding & Professional Networking

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students
Registration Required: Yes, register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D5MNTPS

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
RefWORKS Workshop

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 AM -2:00 PM
Location: Daley Library IDEA Commons
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes, TBA Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sw0KcQ7T26wX6etDOYsX5mqsRJUcQfBOhmHeyCANkLM/viewform?c=0&w=1

GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Breakfast and Giveaway

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: UH 650
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D5P5V36

Navigating the iThenticate Process
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time:  3:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Burnham Hall 317
Intended Audience:  Graduate Students who are Defending Theses/Dissertations Spring 2015

Registration:  Required  https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1887396

Graduate Student Taxation Workshop
Date: Thursday February 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM & 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: UH 650
Intended Audience: Graduate Students
Workshop 2:00 http://uofi.uillinois.edu/calendar/detail/3985?eventId=32278960&calMin=201412&cal=20141202&skinId=6823
Workshop 4:00 http://uofi.uillinois.edu/calendar/detail/3985?eventId=32278961&calMin=201412&cal=20141202&skinId=6823

heart the Sea, Excursion to the Shedd Aquarium

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM (Meeting Time)
Location: 650 University Hall
Intended Audience: Graduate Students, Friends & Families Registration:  https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/9770761 

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Relationship Communication Workshop kiss
Date:  Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students
Registration Required:  Yes, TBA                                                                                                    
Registration: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9482223

Thesis/ Dissertation Requirements for Graduation
   Date: Tuesday February 3, 2015
   Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
   Location: BH 308
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/9176871
& Date: Friday February 20, 2015
   Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
   Location: BH 308
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/5208323

"Get Your Write ON!" Weekly Writing Space
Date: Mondays, January 12-April 27, 2015
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location:  SSB 2790
Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
Registration Required:  Yes - Closed but contact Benn Williams to join the waiting list.

   LinkedIn Lab Workshop
   Date: December 5, 2014
   Time: 2:00-4:00PM
   Location:  SSB2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

  Creating a Personal Professional Development Plan
   Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
   Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

 Monthly Coffee Hour
   A social event for students, staff and faculty. Free coffee and breakfast treats
   Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
   Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
   Location:  UH 650
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff
   Registration Required: No

   Introduction to the Literature Review
   Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
   Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

   Sleep Deprivation Workshop
   Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
   Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

 Steps Towards Financial Planning
   A workshop for students interested in planning for their future financial goals
   Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
   Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:   https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/9804807

   Abstract Writing Revision
   Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
   Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  Yes

   Tackling Graduate Student Stress
   Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
   Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

 Financial Planning Clinic with Certified Financial Planners
   By registering for this workshop, you will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a certified
   financial planner. Each student will be allotted up to 20 minutes for their individual consultation.
   Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
   Time: 11:00 - 1:00 PM
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  11:00-12:00 Session  https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/3864301
                                     12:00-1:00 Session https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/2918644

 Monthly Coffee Hour
   A social event for students, staff and faculty. Free coffee and breakfast treats
   Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
   Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
   Location:  UH 650
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff
   Registration Required: No

Thesis/ Dissertation Requirements for Graduation
   Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
   Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
   Location:  TBA
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6011284

Directors of Graduate Studies Fall 2014 Meeting
   Agenda 
   Description: Informational meeting with Directors of Graduate Studies
   Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
   Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
   Location:  Cardinal Room (Room 329), Student Center East (SCE)
   Intended Audience:  Directors of Graduate Studies, support staff
   Registration Required:  Not Required

   CV Doctor, CV and Resume Workshop & Peer Review Session
   Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
   Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
   Location:  Student Center East White Oak Room
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  Yes, https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3646461

"Get Your Write ON!" Weekly Writing Space
   Date: bi-monthly, Mondays, September 22-December 15, 2014
   Time: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
   Location:  SSB 2790
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  Yes - Closed 

Boren Information Session Hosted by IIE: 
   Description: Mike Saffle of the Institute for International Education will be speaking with students interested in opportunities through the Boren Program 
   Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
   Time:  3:00 p.m.
   Location: University Hall, room 650
   Intended Audience: current UIC grad students
   Registration Required: Preferred, by emailing Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu

Fulbright Information Session Hosted by IIE: 
   Description: Lee Rivers of the Institute for International Education will be speaking with students interested in opportunities through the US Fulbright Student Program 
   Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
   Time:  3:00 p.m.
   Location: University Hall, room 2550
   Intended Audience: current UIC grad students and recent alums 
   Registration Required: Preferred, by emailing Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu 

NSF GRF Information Session: 
   Description: meeting to discuss the opportunities for students through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
   Date: Friday, August 29, 2014
   Time:  10:00 a.m.
   Location: University Hall, room 650
    Intended Audience: new and beginning second year UIC grad students 
   Registration Required: Preferred, by emailing Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu

Fulbright Information Session: 
   Description: meeting to discuss the opportunities for student through the US Fulbright Student Program
   Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
   Time:  2:30 p.m.
   Location: University Hall, room 650
    Intended Audience: current UIC grad students and recent alums 
   Registration Required: Preferred, by emailing Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu

DAAD Information Session: 
   Description: meeting to discuss the opportunities for student through the DAAD German Exchange Service
   Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
   Time:  11:00 a.m.
   Location: University Hall, room 650
   Intended Audience: current UIC grad students
   Registration Required: Preferred, by emailing Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu

Graduate College New-Student Orientation 2014
   Description: General orientation for new Graduate College students
   Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
   Time:  Check-in 8:30 AM, Event: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
               followed by Resource Fair and campus tours
   Location: Thompson Rooms, Student Center West
   Intended Audience: Newly admitted Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 graduate students
   Registration Required: Yes, through UIC Connect -[CLOSED]

International Teaching Assistant Orientation 2014
   Description: Orientation for newly appointed international teaching assistants
   Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
   Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM,
   Location: UIC Forum, 1st Floor, Rooms D, E, and F
   Intended Audience: All international students who are new TAs
   Registration Required: Yes,-[CLOSED]

Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Orientation 2014
   Description: Mandatory orientation for all new teaching assistants
   Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
   Time:  Check-in 12:00 PM, Event: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM,
   Location: Science & Engineering South, Room 250
   Intended Audience: Mandatory for all new TAs
   Registration Required: Yes,-[CLOSED]