Graduate Student Organization
College of Nursing on Twitter!! Update news from our CON on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UICnursing.For those of you with a Twitter account, you can now follow "UICnursing" to get updates on scholarship deadlines, job postings, commencement information, etc. Feel free to share this e-mail with your family and friends interested in our programs as we will also be posting reminders about upcoming information sessions, application deadlines and other information for prospective students.
GSO Meeting on January 27, 2010 Time 12pm-1pm Tentative agenda: -GSO travel grant -GSO online course evaluation survey -budget update -tuition & differential discussion -spring volunteering event (email en firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything you want on the agenda) Room will be annouced soon!! Self Care Health Fair
When: Wednesday November 18th, 10am-1pm
Where: College of Nursing Lobby
There will be FREE chair massages, yoga tips, healthy snacks, and information from campus care,
the counseling center, the wellness center and more. (flyer)
Campus Safety Workshop
When: Thursday November 19th, 12pm-1pm Where: College of Nursing, RM 165/ This workshop, presented by the Wellness Center, is intended to educate the UIC community about safety and security on campus.
It provides information on resources and valuable tips for preventing personal crime around campus.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
New Sigma Theta Tau members
Please join STTI for 2009 Fall Induction Ceremony
Location: Student Center West Illinois Room B & C, Second Floor
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm (inductees must arrive by 10:30am for photographs)
Invited Speaker: Teresa Savage, PhD, RN
SOME NEW GSO OFFICERS HAVE BEEN ELECTED. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Please see the website below to view a webcast of last yearˇ¦s Commencement ceremony, access the DVD order form, view the College of Nursing program insert, and order photos from the Senior Luncheon and Pool Jump in Chicago as well as the 2009 Commencement ceremony. http://www.uic.edu/nursing/students/commencement.shtml
We are pleased to announce recipients of the 2008-2009 Graduate Awards! GRADUATE AWARD FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE Charles Yingling, MS, APN, FNP-BC- Clinical Instructor This award was given to Charles Yingling in recognition of his teaching excellence as demonstrated by his ability to inspire, motivate, and provide support and guidance to students to promote their success. GRADUATE AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE Melissa Hernandez, MA- Project Coordinator This award recognizes an individual staff member's efforts that go above and beyond his or her job description. Melissa Hernandez has worked behind the scenes in assisting students to accomplish their academic endeavors. Dental Benefits for Grad Students: Some RAs/TAs may be eligible for the Graduate Assistant Dental Program (GADP). Please visit: http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/uichr/relations/gradBenefits.html
PhD Curriculum Change Proposal- This power point presentation contains the results from a survey of faculty and students on the PhD curriculum. It also reviews the proposed changes to the preliminary process.
What is the Tuition Differential? Some of you had questions regarding this. Here is the answer: The Board of Trustees sets a tuition rate for the university. This tuition rate is meant to cover a portion of the cost of a student's education. In a state-assisted school like UIC, that proportion of cost of education that the student contributes would be considered moderate. For some programs, such as all of those in the health professions, the cost of education is substantially more than compared to other programs. In these cases, an additional amount of the cost must be absorbed by the student. All of the programs in the College of Nursing fall into this category and thus our students are assessed a tuition differential. The tuition differential is figured based on the cost of education and takes into account all other funding sources available to support the educational mission of the college (state appropriations, other sources of income, etc.). The tuition differential is decided by the Dean of the college in consultation with multiple college and university leaders.
Please visit GSO Calendar for info distributed through CON-GRAD listserv.
Who Do We Benefit?
700 graduate students of different nations and ethnicities on five campuses working towards a masters or a doctoral degree in nursing