LAS 110 News

September 28, 2020
What's Happening This Week at UIC:
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October 1:
Register to VOTE
Democracy only works when everyone participates. UIC Student Leadership and Civic Engagement supports students in using their right to vote, and in actively contributing to their communities. Through resources and programs for voter registration, education, and participation, we support students in making their voices heard and being informed and active citizens.
Virtual LAS Career Development Events
Spark your internship success by joining the LAS Internship Bootcamp series designed to help you through every step of the internship search process to increase your chances of securing a future opportunity!
Space is limited!
Students must commit to the following Wednesdays at 1pm:

  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21

Please complete the application and you will be notified of your participation in the program! Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Deadline to Apply: October 2, 2020
The Health Professions Forum is a series of educational and networking events designed to offer our UIC undergraduate students an opportunity to network with professionals in health related fields. In an effort to widen the perspective of careers with a bachelor’s degree, we are inviting 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/or advanced degrees. Check out the upcoming programs:

October 15, 2020

October 22, 2020

October 29, 2020

November 5, 2020
What Are You Reading?
LAS 110 Students Share What They Are Reading
"In my GLAS 120 course that I am currently taking, we were assigned an article titled "Blessings Revealed" from Yes Magazine where a teacher named Puanani Burgess starts off by telling readers that there is a certain exercise that requires people to tell three stories: their name(s), their communities, and lastly their gifts. When she reveals that a student denied the fact that he had a gift, she chose to investigate why and discovered that since he struggled with academics, he didn't think he had any gifts to begin with. Puanani then sincerely asks the student to try his best and find a gift — disregarding academics. He then discovers his gift is catching fish in the ocean in order to feed his family and put food on their table every night. Rather than degrading those who are not gifted academically, the author shows readers that the young student demonstrates his gift is supplying food for his family everyday." 
— Quentin Eder, LAS 110 Student
"I am reading Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. The book tells many stories about people's encounters with racial prejudice and how the expectations of others may affect your personal identity. This book relates so much to my social identity, especially ethnicity, because the author’s experiences are in some way similar to my own. I’ve been really invested in the book because it details the history of the first Asian Americans and it showed some light to issues that I have been thinking about such as assimilation and visibility in society. I think it would be a very good read for people who have been questioning whether, and what extent, they belong."
— Carl Valendez, LAS 110 Student
Pop-Up Pantry
The mission of the Pop-Up Pantry is to combat food insecurity among UIC students. UIC students come from diverse backgrounds and our aim is to assist those who may be facing personal or financial hardship. It is especially important that during these college years that all students are healthy and able to focus by always having enough to eat. Research shows that proper nutrition is critical for cognitive function and memory. Food is a basic human right.

Pop-Up Pantry Fall 2020 Location: Student Center East Tower, Room 603
Meet This Week's Featured LAS 110 Instructors
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.
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