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Songkran Thai New Year 2010 [pics]

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.

Announcement 2011 :

April 6 (12-1 PM):
Rm. 165 --- Yoga conducted by Sara Buck

April 12:
Last day to vote for 2011-2012 GSNO Officers

April 13 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.):
Rm. 165 --- Thai New Year Party & Distribution of Faculty and Staff Awards (see attached flyer).
Observe and participate in traditional Songkran with a special performance
by our very own Thai community at the College of Nursing.
Also, faculty and staff awards of excellence will be distributed.
The Graduate Student Nurses Organization has sponsored a free Thai lunch
for students and faculty. I hope to see you there!

April 14 (12-1 PM):
Rm. 1151 --- Last GSNO meeting

April 28 (12-1 PM):
Rm. 158 --- Town Hall meeting with Dean Weaver

February 18: 
Nominations for faculty and staff awards of excellence due (send nominee names to One faculty member and staff member are chosen by the UIC CON graduate student body (all regions) every year for this award. Voting will begin February 21st based on the nominations received. Check your e-mail box at that time for a Survey Monkey ballot.

February 19th: 
GSO volunteer event at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (9am-12pm). This event is always great fun for a worthy cause. Please RSVP to Carpool will be arranged from UIC CON.

March 3rd: 
UIC CON Research Day (9am-12pm). Student Center West.
Contact if you are interested in volunteering.

March 10th: 
GSO meeting. Come out to hear the latest and greatest news about graduate student life at UIC CON. 12-1pm. Room 1151.
Free lunch!

Calling for Graduate Tutorings : 
Anyone who is interrested in tutoring graduate students please contact Naomi Twigg at

Past Events:

Resume Writing & Interview Workshop

When: Febuary 9, 2011
Time: 12-1PM.
Place: Room 151 CON
Please come and join us. see you in this great activity.

HPSC Travel Grant (Update 1.17.2011)

There are opened travel awards for students. The travel award application and instructions are available at HPSC website. All applications are to be submitted to
Travel Grant Due Dates: 2010-2011 school year:
        Q1 May 1  - Aug 15     Due Apr 15 2010
        Q2 Aug 16 - Nov 15     Due Aug 1 2010
        Q3 Nov 16 - Feb 15     Due Nov 1 2010
        Q4 Feb 16 - May 15     Due Feb 1 2011

GSNO Travel Awards (Update 1.14.2011)

It is now time to submit your application for a GSO travel award! The travel award application and instructions are attached. Only submit an application if you are a graduate nursing student and are planning to travel some time during the spring semester 2011. Please complete the attached application and send to Dorothy Kozakowski,, by Friday, January 7. Travel award recipients will be selected through a random lottery drawing. All award recipients will be notified by Friday, January 14. (Congratulations! Fourteen students recieved this award, Dorothy will email to travel award receipients soon).

GSNO Activity at Ronal McDonald House Charities (November 5, 2010)

GSO officers cook food for parents and children at the Ronal McDonald House Charities.

Scholarships to the 13th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership Conference [NEW]


The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) for Nursing is offering three scholarships to the 13th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership Conference. Ted Kennedy Jr. is the keynote speaker and Dean Shaver is receiving the Illinois Nurse Leader Award this year! The conference will be held on Friday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chicago Hilton.

Applications will be accepted now until 5 p.m. on November 5th. Please complete attached application and send to GSO Treasurer, Dorothy Kozakowski, at Please make the subject line of your e-mail “GSO Nursing Conference Application”. Three applicants will be randomly selected from the applications received. Recipients of the
scholarship will be notified by Wednesday, November 9th.

Please direct any questions about the scholarship to GSO Treasurer, Dorothy Kozakowski, at

Halloween Bash

Time: Tuesday October 26, 2010, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place: CON Chicago, Rm 165
Lunch, treats, and games provided.
Costumes are welcome. 

GSNO: Open Position - HPSC Representative


We are looking for another Health Professional Student Council Representative (HPSC) for the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) this academic year. HPSC is a interdisciplinary council that meets on a monthly basis to review issues beneficial to health professional students. HPSC typically meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dinner is provided. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. Please emai Naomi tigg if you are interested in this position at

GSNO ByLaws [Revision February 2010: update]

GSNO Bylaws has been revised and posted under "GSO Bylaw" [more detail].

GSNO Travel Awards

GSNO travel awards are available to graduate nursing students at UIC College of Nursing who are actively participating in or attending an academic or professional training/workshop/meeting/conference [more detail].

"UICNursing" Now on Twitter

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. The direct link is:

GSNO meeting

Welcome back to school, and we would like to invite you all to our first Graduate Student Organization meeting of the 2010. I hope you can make it. We will be discussing our agenda for the remainder of the academic year, as well as important information regarding GSO travel grants, and a GSO sponsored survey on online classes at UIC CON. By the way, please let me know if you have specific needs or questions that should be included in the agenda.

STTI 2009

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

Commencement 2009

Please see the website below to view a webcast of last year’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.

Dental Benefits for Grad Students

Some RAs/TAs may be eligible for the Graduate Assistant Dental Program (GADP). Please visit:

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.


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