LAS 110 News

November 23, 2020
What's Happening This Week at UIC:
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November 26 & 27:
  • Thanksgiving Break: No School — Enjoy your time off!

What Are You Thankful For?
To celebrate all that we are thankful for at UIC — especially during this challenging year — we asked our UIC students, faculty and staff to share their #UICThanks. Hear our #UICThanks in this week's LAS 110 News:

"I am so very thankful for our wonderful students and their resilience, hard work, fierce desire to learn, and commitment to making their communities better places for everyone, particularly during these challenging times. I am also so very grateful to our faculty and staff whose dedication and innovative approaches allow us to continue providing high-quality education to our students. I also wish to recognize our donors, friends, and alumni who do all they can to ensure our students learn and succeed.

— Astrida Orle Tantillo, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Studies and Professor, Germanic Studies and History

"This year I am especially thankful for the warmth of my home, the cup of coffee that wakes me up in the morning, my body for keeping me mobile, and my students, mentors and family for always lifting my spirits!"

— Lisa James, LAS 110 Instructor
“I am thankful for my colleagues, friends, and family that showed up via Zoom or a DM to check in on me, these small gestures mean a lot to me —for that I am grateful. These are challenging times for us all, and it has been incredible to see people come together supporting one another. I hope you know that we are here to support; special shout-out to all of my students, it’s wonderful to see your faces, even if virtually!”

— Aracely Vasquez, LARES Advisor
"In addition to the usual (family, friends, UIC pre-law students, UIC colleagues), in this challenging year I am especially thankful for the gift of “Turner”, the sweet pittie-mix puppy we adopted in August and who immediately became a beloved member of our family. Turner is now 6 months old; he makes us laugh and scratch our heads – often at the same time. Bonus gratitude: Turner’s completely potty-trained!"

— Brad Mueller, LAS Pre-Law Advisor
"I am most grateful for the resiliency of our diverse student body, especially given these very trying times! I am so inspired when students tell me about their UIC journeys. I am especially proud of our first-generation student population and the assets and perspectives they bring to our classrooms. First-at-LAS — our first-generation academic success program — provides supports and advise for first-gen students. Check out the website and the programs offered! Happy Thanksgiving! Stay healthy and safe!"

 Rosilie Hernández, Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs and Professor, Hispanic and Italian Studies
"I am thankful for all of our LAS 110 students and instructors who have done so much good work during such a challenging semester! Students: Thank you for hanging in there on Zoom, going with the flow with tech challenges, turning on your camera, keeping the class discussion going, and for all of your optimism. Instructors: Thanks for engaging, encouraging, and supporting our LAS students throughout this unique semester. I am also thankful for Zoom — what would we have done without it? But I know we all look forward to a great winter break with just a few less Zoom meet-ups!"

— Justin Wier, LAS 110 Instructor
A few thanks from our students' Insta Journals.

Have a great, safe Thanksgiving!
LAS 110 Thanksgiving Side Dish Poll
What is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?
Vote for your favorite side dish!
Mac and Cheese
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Vote today: We'll share the tasty results in next week's LAS 110 News edition. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Free LAS 110 Download
Play A Game With Your Family & Friends

Charades is a great guessing game and fun for all ages! Adapt the rules of this Thanksgiving game however works best for you — play in teams, use a timer, keep score or not. The PDF download includes 30 Turkey Day clue cards plus 6 blank cards to create your own custom clues. Just print, cut, and have fun to keep your guests (in-person or virtual) guessing and laughing!

LAS Career Development & LAS Pre-Health Advising Recorded Webinars Available Now
The Health Professions Forum is a series of educational and networking events designed to offer UIC undergraduate students an opportunity to network with professionals in health related fields.

In an effort to widen the perspective of health professions careers with a bachelor’s degree, we invited a number of professionals from diverse specialties and settings such as hospitals, clinics, government, non-profits, business, and more to share paths, perspectives, and best practices. Professionals will also share insights about direct transitions to careers and advanced degrees. Watch all of the recorded webinars from this fall semester:

LAS Scholarship Deadline: December 1
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is accepting online applications for a number of scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1.

To apply, and for more information on available scholarships, eligibility requirements, and necessary application materials, please visit UIC Scholarships and Award Program (SNAP) at Contact with any additional questions.
LAS Diversity Initiative Award Program
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to solicit applications for the fourth year of the LAS Diversity Initiative Award Program. LAS Diversity Awards provide resources for initiatives that promote and support meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College. 

All LAS students are eligible to apply and projects of any kind will be considered. The deadline is February 20, 2021.

For more information and to apply or email LAS Associate Dean Marya Schechtman.
UIC Wellness Center Mini-Mag
Explore the UIC Wellness Center's Caring for Your Flame Mini-Mag.
This week you'll find great information on exam prep. Click and Enjoy!

Registration FYI
Mandatory First-Year Advising: All first-year students must complete a mandatory appointment with their assigned LAS academic advisor in both the fall and spring terms of their first year in order to be able to register for classes for the next semester.

Time Ticket: Each student has a unique date and time to register for classes.
Holds: Financial or Required Advising holds need to be cleared in order to register for classes on time. Make sure you do not have any holds that prevent your registration.

Degree Audit: An individualized comprehensive report that reflects academic progress in the LAS degree. Learn how to access and read your Degree Audit via

XE Registration: The registration system where students search for UIC classes, prepare for registration and register for classes. Check out more XE Registration tips.
Student Resources
LAS Advising
Questions about your fall 2020 classes? Schedule your appointment or visit your LAS Advisor during online drop-in advising on Tuesdays:

Advising Hours for Appointments (Monday, Wednesday-Friday):
  • 8:30am-4:30pm

Hours for Tuesday drop-ins:
  • 8:15am to 11:30am
  • 12:45pm to 4:00pm

LAS Advising to schedule an advising appointment or to sign in to the waiting room for Tuesday drop-ins. Your LAS Advisor will email your UIC email address with a link for you to join the virtual meeting.
UIC Resources
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