The UIC Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy’s
Race, Sexuality and Violence Series
and the Gender and Sexuality Center present

A Community Forum to Celebrate, Educate, and Create Alliances

Wed April 9, 3-5pm
Student Center East, Room 613
750 S. Halsted Street

A forum to discuss gender identity, race and the right to medical
access, and why the new trans* inclusive health policy at UIC matters to
all of us. Ask questions, learn something new, build bridges and
celebrate the new policy. We will screen the new GSC video about
bringing trans* health coverage to UIC, roll out a Frequently Asked
Questions sheet about coverage and more, hear from our panel and answer
your questions. Don’t miss it!

-Aja Blalark, UIC student, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs;
community advisory board member of Chicago House and their Trans Life
Center Program.
-Abbas Hyderi, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Associate
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, UIC College of Medicine.
-Jae Szeszycki-Truesdell, MA, MPH, Health Promotion Specialist,
Transgender Services, API Wellness Center, San Francisco, CA; UIC alum
and leader of the UIC trans* health initiative.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Ryan Viloria at or Find us on Facebook too.

GEO stands in support of the 3000 members of SEIU Local 73 who have gone without a contract or raise for over a year and are currently bargaining with the University. According to Fight Back News, the members will take a strike vote next week. You can read more here:

Graduate Assistant Positions are available in Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services and the Commuter Student Resource Center for 2014-2015

All positions are 50% and include a tuition waiver and stipend. Attached are descriptions for the open positions and contact information. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. The final deadline for materials is Wednesday, March 19, 2014.


Title: CSRC GRADUATE ASSISTANT (contingent on funding)

FTE: 0.5 (20 hours weekly, during regular business hours)

Calendar: I: Summer 2014 July 16, 2014 – August 15, 2014

II: Fall 2014 August 16, 2014 – December 15, 2014

III: Spring 2015 January 5, 2015 – May 15, 2015

Position Description

The Graduate Assistant, under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Development Services, will serve

the Commuter Student Resource Center. The Graduate Assistant will focus on collaboratively planning and

facilitating site services and events and have important impact on the Commuter Assistant program. Specifically,

the Graduate Assistant will:

• Coordinate and implement the programming and event production initiates of the Commuter Student

Resource Center (CSRC).

• Provide outreach to UIC student groups, colleges, and offices through presentations and consultations to

promote programs, resources, and services.

• Research current issues, literature, and resources in commuter and non-traditional student education.

• Assist the Associate Director with long- and short-term projects and initiatives.

• Assist with management of the Commuter Student Resource Center facility and daily supervision of

student staff members.

• Assist with recruiting, selecting, training, monitoring and evaluating student workers serving as office

assistants and/or peer advocates.

• Update website related to Commuter Student Resource Center programs and events.

• Provide appropriate resource referrals to students on a walk-in basis.

• Initiate and maintain contact with student organizations and university departments.

• Attend Commuter Student Resource Center events and meetings as negotiated.

• Provide office coverage as scheduled, and other duties as assigned.

Special Skills Required:

• Working knowledge (or familiarity with) of issues facing commuter students

• Event planning experience

• Experience in an administrative office setting a plus

• Strong oral and written communications skills a must

• Proven organizational skills (attention to details and manage multiple tasks)

• Ability to work independently and as a team member is expected

• Good at multitasking and with follow-through

• Comfortable speaking to groups and giving presentations

• Capable of working with a wide spectrum of diverse students

• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and Publisher

To apply, submit résumé, cover letter, and list of 3 references to the CSRC, c/o Elizabeth Kubik

(, by 12pm on Wednesday, March 19.