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November 2017

Issue 11

The Pulse

UIC Cookbook Recipe Contest Is Now Open!

UIC Cookbook Recipe

Put on your Chef's hat and get out your tasty, easy-to-make and nutritious recipes, the UIC Wellness Center wants to hear from you!

UIC students, staff, faculty and alum, your recipes loosely based on the most commonly donated items to the UIC Pop-Up Pantry (bread, canned beans, canned vegetables, just to name a few) are welcome for the UIC Cookbook. The goal of the cookbook is to provide student pantry users with healthy recipes from ingredients commonly found in the pantry. Cookbooks will also be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the UIC Pop-Up Pantry.

Launched in 2014 by the Wellness Center, the UIC Pop-Up Pantry was created to combat food insecurity among students at UIC. Since it's inception, the Pantry has distributed over 3,000 bags of food to students at UIC experiencing food insecurity.

"The UIC Pop-Up Pantry and this new cookbook are part of our continued effort to ensure that none of our students face food insecurity," says Dr. Ero Eggelopoulou-Amiridis, wife of Chancellor Michael Amiridis.

Please consider writing one nutritious, easy-to-make recipe. If selected, your recipe will be featured in the cookbook. All registered UIC students will also receive $5.00 in Dragon Dollar$ in their account.

For details and to submit a recipe, please visit go.uic.edu/recipe-contest. Contest ends November 17th.

Contributing information by Carol Petersen, Associate Director of the Wellness Center.

ICYMI - In Case You Missed It

Maxwell Street Blues Fest

Maxwell Street Blues Fest
September 9

Bringing Chicago Blues back to its roots, featuring UIC's own Jacob Schulz! Click here to view more photos!


September 29-October 1

Weekend games, rides, food, and fun for the UIC community and the public.

Need to Know

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American heritage throughout the month.

Through November 11
UIC Veterans Week

For a list of Veterans Week events, click here.

November 9
Reel Rock 2017

Annual Rock Climbing Festival
Student Recreation Facility
For details, click here.

November 10
Flames Friday Tailgate

Celebrate the home openers for UIC Flames Basketball games.
UIC Pavilion Parking lot
For details, click here.

November 11-18
Homecoming Week

Homecoming tailgate and games on 11/16. For details, visit go.uic.edu/UICHOCO.

November 20
UIC Impact Day

Illinois Rooms, SCE
UIC Impact Day will provide students with the opportunity to showcase their scholarly pursuits in and beyond the classroom. For details, click here.

November 23

Universitiy holiday

Shout-out to the Crew

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Champion Award

UIC received an ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Champion Award for being the "most engaged campus" for increasing voting rates among college students. Spencer Long, Associate Director, Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement accepted the award at the national ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 19th. To read more, click here.

New Hires

Suzan Akin,
Associate Director

Student Development Services

Melissa (Missy) Frazin,
Program/Student Advisor (Career Development and Engagement)

Career Services

Jameisha Hall,
Building Service Worker

Campus Housing

Danny Michael,
Program/Student Advisor (Assistant Director for Employer Relations)

Career Services

Phillip Ngetich,
Payroll Specialist II

Student Affairs Human Resources


Pall Arnason,
Assistant Superintendent of Building Services

Student Centers

Carol Coston,
Program/Student Advisor (Career Development and Engagement)

Career Services

James Fricke,
Deputy Director

Student Affairs Financial Services

Samantha Gill,
Assistant Program Director

Campus Recreation

Sabrina Liu,
Accounting Associate

UIC Bookstore

Sandra Schwendeman,
Assistant Facilities Manager

UIC Pavilion

Andre Williams,
Building Service Foreman

Campus Housing


Lillye Hart,
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs