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Graduate College Events and Workshops 2015-2016

Academic Year 2015-2016

COMPLETED EVENTS

2016 Annual Meeting of the Graduate Faculty
Date: Friday, 29 April 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Student Center East (SCE) - Cardinal Room 329
Intended Audience: Graduate College Faculty
Registration Required: No
http://grad.uic.edu/graduate-college-faculty

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

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), Conference Room B
Intended Audience: Invited Guests, Advisors, DGS and Staff
Registration Required:  No

Spring 2016 Meeting of the Director of Graduate Studies
Date: Thursday, 31 March 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: Student Center West (SCW)-2nd floor, MM-Thompson Room A
Intended Audience: Directors of Graduate Studies and Support Staff
Registration Required: No
Agenda     

UIC Non-Academic Science Career Workshop
Sessions Include:  What do I do with my graduate degree?  Career-Specific breakout sessions about lucrative career options. Learn how to break into the career path suited for you. And resume overhauls how to actually find and apply for jobs.
Date: Monday, March 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), Conference Rooms A, B & C
Registration Required: Yes *FREE LUNCH WITH REGISTRATION https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/9728973

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Family Movie Night 'The Incredibles'

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2
Intended Audience: Graduate Students & Families  Registration Required: Yes 

http://gradcollegefamilymovienight.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Free Professional Headshots

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: University Hall 650
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes 

http://gradcollegeprofessionalheadshots.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Pitching Your Skills

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes

http://pitchingyourskills.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Free Strengths Quest Assessment: Discover and Develop Your Strengths to Achieve Career and Professional Success

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM -5:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes

http://strengthsquest.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Improv for Professional Networking

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes

http://improvnetworking.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Life Beyond (and Outside) the Tenure Track: An #Alt-Academy Career Discussion with Dr. Heather Brown

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: SSB TBA
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes

http://beyondthetenuretrack.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Wham! Bam! West Side Bagel Party

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Location: GEMS Library Room 317, College of Medicine 1853 W. Polk St.
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes 

https://bagelparty.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Winning the Money! How to Submit a Successful Fellowship Application.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes 

https://winningthemoney.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Interviewing and Negotiation Workshop

Date:  Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes

http://interviewnegotiation.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Drop In Writing Hours & Coffee

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes 

http://writeoutsession.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Free Chair Massage & Other De-stress Activities

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM -2:30 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes

https://freechairmassage.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Graduate Student Wellness: Killer Chemicals

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes

https://killerchemicals.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
CV and Resume 101 and Peer Review Session

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time:  4:00 -6:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HQND8M

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
What Is Your Gameplan? Beginning a Plan for your Professional Development.

Date: Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes 

http://whatisyourgameplan.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Grant Writing Dos & Dont's: Quick Tips for a Better Proposal

Date:  Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes 

https://grantwritingtips.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
10 Minutes to Zen: Learning & Practice 10 Minute Meditations

Date:  Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 12:15 - 1:15 PM
Location: SSB 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate Students Registration Required: Yes 

http://10minutes2zen.eventbrite.com

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Superhero Graduate Student Breakfast Kick Off Event

Date:  Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Location: 650 University Hall
Intended Audience: Graduate Students  Registration Required: Yes 

https://gradcollegesuperherobreakfast.eventbrite.com

Taxation of Tuition Waivers for Graduate Assistants
This workshop will help you determine how the taxability of tuition waivers effects your pay, Calculate how much of a reduction in your stipend you should expect, identify ways of getting through the months of witholding
Date: Wednesday February 17, 2016
Time:  2:30-3:30 PM & 4:30-5:30 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7CWKJFY

"How Do I Get Out of Here?"
Dr. James Kollenbroich leads students through the process of creating a thesis committee and submitting the completed thesis/dissertation.
Date 1: Tuesday February 9, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM
Date 2:  Friday February 19, 2016 5:00-6:30 PM
Location:  2/9 B101, 2/19 C101
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7CWKJFY
Intended Audience: Advanced graduate students

Integrated Teaching Methods Workshop Series:  Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
Spice up your approach to undergraduate teaching. Practice activities developing critical thinking and creativity. Models of practice to take away with you.

    Dates: Friday, January 15, 2016
    Time:  1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790   

Steps Toward Financial Planning

USFSCO’s Student Money Management Center and Graduate College has partnered to bring you a workshop help students that intend to participate in the Financial Planning Clinic get the most out of their consultations with Certified Financial Planners. We will talk about necessary documents when consulting with a financial planner, questions to ask, and how to set realistic financial goals.                                                         

    Dates: Thursday, November 5, 2015
    Time:  3:30-4:30 PM.
    Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790  
    Registration:  Yes https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/9804807

Integrated Teaching Methods Workshop Series:  Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
Spice up your approach to undergraduate teaching. Practice activities developing critical thinking and creativity. Models of practice to take away with you.

    Dates: Friday, November 6, 2015
    Time:  1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790  
    Registration:  Yes https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NGKWLCR

LinkedIn Labs                                                                                                                                              

Join this interactive computer lab session to unleash the full potential of LinkedIn.Learn how to launch your professional network-one that you'll use for the rest of your career! Please bring your resume/CV on a flash drive or e-mail it to yourself for use during the session. This is not required but it will help you build your profile.   

    Dates: Friday, November 6, 2015
    Time:  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Location:  Student Center East 408
    Registration:  Yes  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNS2M2H             

Fall 2015 Meeting of the Director of Graduate Studies
   Date: Tuesday, 03 November 2015
   Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
   Location: Student Services Building (SSB)-Meeting Room C
   Intended Audience:  Directors of Graduate Studies, Alternate Directors, and Support Staff
   Registration:  No

"Get Your WriteON" - Fall edition
Bi-weekly writing sessions
Dates: Monday and Wednesdays, August 24 - December 7, 2015
Time:  9 a.m. - noon
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes. http://doodle.com/poll/xgdmr287ksknxrqw 

Dia de los Muertos Themed Graduate Student Coffee Hour
Date: Friday October 23, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: University Hall 650
Intended Audience: Graduate students

CV and Resume 101
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time:  4:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students

Safe Zone Dinner Dialogue
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time:  5:00-7:00 PM
Location:  Latino Cultural Center (B2)
Intended Audience: Graduate students

Managing Stress for Graduate Students
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time:  3:30-5:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students

StrengthsQuest Workshop
Learn how individual talents can be turned into leadership strengths

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time:  4:00-5:15 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students

"How Do I Get Out of Here?"
Dr. James Kollenbroich leads students through the process of creating a thesis committee and submitting the completed thesis/dissertation.
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time:  1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Advanced graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

"Get Your WriteON" - Intersession edition
Two weeks of writing sessions and workshops
Date: Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 20, 2015
Time:  varies
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes. Workshops: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku ; writing sessions: http://doodle.com/79fapt24ex3iuwcg

Graduate Student Toolkit [refresher edition]
[Co-sponsor:  Library]
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2015
Time:  1:30 - 3:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

Scholarly Publishing and H-Index Factors
[Co-sponsor:  Library]
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Time:  9:30 - 11;30 AM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

Copyright, Plagiarism, and Permissions
[Co-sponsor:  Library]
Date: Friday, August 14, 2015
Time:  9:30 - 11;00 AM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

CVs, Résumés, and Cover Letters
[Co-sponsor:  Career Services]

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time:  1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

Best Practices for Productive Writing: A Conversation
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time:  1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

How to Get a Job/Postdoc
[Co-sponsor:  Biological Sciences]

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time:  1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Advanced graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

Citation Management
[Co-sponsor:  Library]

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time:  1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location:  Student Services Building (SSB), 2790
Intended Audience: Graduate students
Registration Required:  Yes: http://doodle.com/hfggai8we5ufb2ku 

Graduate College New-Student Orientation 2015
   Description: General orientation for new Graduate College students
   Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
   Time:  Check-in 8:45 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 2015 and Fall 2015 graduate students
   Registration Required: Yes, through UIC Connect -[CLOSED]

International Teaching Assistant Orientation 2015
   Description: Orientation for newly appointed international teaching assistants
   Date: Friday, August 14, 2015
   Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
   Location: Student Services Building, Conference Rooms A, B, and C
   Intended Audience: All international students who are new TAs
   Registration Required: Yes,-[CLOSED]

Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Orientation 2015
   Description: Mandatory orientation for all new teaching assistants
   Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
   Time:  Check-in 11:00 AM, Event: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
   Location: Science & Engineering South, Room 250
   Intended Audience: Mandatory for all new TAs
   Registration Required: Yes,-[CLOSED]