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Welcome Back Social with GSC Heading link

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Join GSC at Vintage Bar to kick off the academic year with Fall activities, free food, and a raffle!

Functional Training with the GSC! Heading link

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Come join the GSC in an F45 Workout on February 15th at 6:30pm!

Please RSVP using the barcode on the flyer.

Yoga with the GSC! Heading link

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Come out and do Yoga with the GSC at 5:30pm on March 8!

Volunteer with GSC at the UIC Pop-Up Pantry! Heading link

Register for the volunteer event using the QR Code!

The mission of the UIC Pop-Up Pantry is to exclusively serve registered UIC students who are experiencing food insecurity while attending the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  The mission of the Pop-Up Pantry is to support academic success and student development by supporting students who may be facing personal and/or financial hardship.  It is especially important that during college years, all students have access to a steady supply of nutritious food. Research shows that proper nutrition is critical for cognitive function and memory. This means that every meal is a bridge to academic success.

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Thus, in the spirit of the holidays, the Graduate Student Council wants to give back to the UIC community by volunteering at the UIC Pop-Up Pantry.

This event will be held on November 22nd at the UIC Pop-Up Pantry in Student Center East (Suite 238 750 S Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607). We will be volunteering from 9-11am and 11-1pm.

Please RSVP and select the time slot that works the best for you!

Yoga with GSC! October 26, 2022 6-7pm Heading link

When: Wednesday October 26, from 6-7pm  Where: Student fitness Center    All details can be found on the attached flyer! If interested, you will need to RSVP to the yoga event - you can do so with this link:

As we know Grad school can be stressful with TA-ships, RA-ships, classes, and personal lives! Yoga is a fun way to practice mindfulness allowing you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed, you are better able to manage them. Practicing yoga has various benefits including stress management and regulating sleep cycles!

“Relax and Restore” uses a series of vinyasas to help participants link breath to movement for a restorative yet challenging practice. Some sequences inspired by Air and Water put together by our instructor are fun because they incorporate a lot of (gentle) backbends and twists, which are great for undoing some of the habits we all get into like being hunched over a computer for hours everyday.

Our Yoga Instructor: Em Hall
Em Hall is a certified yoga instructor, having completed her 200 hour training with YogaFit in 2021.  She focuses on creating inclusive and welcoming spaces for beginners and experienced yogis alike in her classes.  In addition to yoga, Em teaches indoor cycling, coaches F45 classes, and is a personal trainer at UIC, where she’s getting a PhD in Urban Planning. When not working on her dissertation, you can find Em watching Law & Order and teaching her old cats new tricks.

When: Wednesday October 26, from 6-7pm
Where: Student fitness Center
All details can be found on the attached flyer! If interested, you will need to RSVP to the yoga event – you can do so with this link:

Halloween Trivia and Mocktail Social, October 29th, 2020, 5-6:15 PM Heading link

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) would like to invite you to a virtual “Halloween Trivia and Mocktail Social” event on Thursday, October 29th from 5-6:15 pm.


Please come join us and share with us your Halloween costume and enjoy a mocktail (suggested recipe below). We are also excited to hear about your Halloween celebration stories or any other cultural/religious celebrations that are happening around this time. We will have Halloween and horror movie trivia and the winning teams will receive gift card prizes (up to 100$).


Mocktail Recipes:

Zombie Juice

  • 2 parts lemon-lime soda
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part Torani Green Apple Syrup
  • A splash of cranberry juice

Combine ingredients and stir, garnish with eyeball ice cubes

Cider Sangria (from Oyster Bah in Chicago)

  • 3 oz apple cider
  • 5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz pear syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters, such as Regan’s
  • 1 Tbsp diced apples and pears
  • Splash of tonic

Combine all ingredients, shake, and pour into a snifter glass. Add additional ice if needed.


Vampire Punch

  • 1 part Hawaiian Punch (or any other red punch)
  • 1 part apple juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1.5 parts ginger ale

Combine all ingredients over ice.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at our first Virtual Halloween Celebration.

Naming & Boundaries: A Conversation with Graduate Students, October 16th, 2020 Heading link

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Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation on gender-based violence, including naming harassment, boundary violations, and the new Title IX policy.

CART live captioning will be provided. Please send any questions or additional accommodation requests to

Co-sponsored event from UIC Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), Women’s Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC), Graduate Student Council (GSC), and Women in Engineering Program.


GSC Graduate Student Town Hall, May 1st, 2020, 3-4:30 PM Heading link

Thank you, to all the panelists and participants for engaging in informative discussions related to student healthcare, graduate studies/employment, research activities, immigration, and student affairs.

Our Panelists:

  1. Susan Poser, Ph.D., UIC Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  2. Karen Colley, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate College
  3. Joanna Groden, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research
  4. Robert Barish, M.D., M.B.A, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs; accompanied by: Dr. Susan Blendsdale, M.D., Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at UI Health, and Kevin Dorsey, Executive Director Managed Care, Hospital
  5. James Hammerschmidt, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Global Engagement, Executive Director, Office of International Services

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Meeting Recording

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UIC Internation Alumni Panel, February 26th, 2020 Heading link

“How will you launch your engineering career in the US?”

In association with Office of International Services (OIS) and Engineering Career Center (ECC)

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Cover Letter and LinkedIn Workshop, November 12th, 2019 Heading link

Prepare to find your dream job

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