UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/massmail.rss Campus announcements en-us Fri, 17 May 2013 18:52:23 -0500 60 UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Campus announcements Limited Competitons The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Camille Dreyfus Foundation. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br />Note: If you cannot reach the desired page by clicking on the link provided, try copying the full URL into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.<br /><br />Table of Contents<br />1. DoD- Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)<br /><br />2. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program<br /><br />Summary<br /><br />1. DoD- Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI). UIC is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) under Title III of the Higher Education Act. This program aims to (a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of the DoD; (b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate in DoD research programs and activities; and (c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission. This is for basic science only. UIC is limited to three submissions. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/dodreph14. <br /><br />2. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program - This program provides an unrestricted research grants of $75,000 to support the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2009. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/cdtsa14.<br /><br />Please review program guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />If you would like to submit to a limited competition which is not posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions, please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:32:20 -0600 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:32:20 -0600 Sing in Choir Be a part of something great!<br /><br />Join UIC's most supportive community and create something beautiful. YOU are invited to sign up for the UIC Choirs today and join your voice to a talented, welcoming body of students from a wide variety of majors and cultures under the leadership of our world-class faculty.<br /><br />MUS 153: UIC Choirs, Michael J. Anderson (mja@uic.edu)<br />Open to all students with prior singing experience. Explore powerful works written for large groups and experience the thrill of singing with an orchestra.<br />MWF 12:00 to 12:50<br /><br />MUS 154: Chamber Choir, Andrew Lewis (adlewis@uic.edu)<br />Open to all students by audition. Perform in a more intimate group of singers, with challenging a capella repertoire from across the ages.<br />Tuesday 2:00 to 3:00; Thursday 1:00 to 3:00<br /><br /><br />MUS 155: Women's Choral Ensemble, Andrew Lewis (adlewis@uic.edu)<br />For all female students, no audition. Discover a range of music written for this unique combination of voices, working closely with our faculty in a small group.<br />TR 11:00 to 12:15<br /><br />Register now for the classes listed above!<br /><br />About our directors<br /><br />Michael J. Anderson is the head of music and choral studies at UIC. He was recently elected to a second term as the President of the International Federation for Choral Music and has conducted, lectured, and adjudicated choirs across the United States, in Sweden, France, Hong Kong, Israel, China, Japan, Korea, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.<br /><br />Andrew Lewis was recently profiled by the Chicago Tribune as the classical musician to watch this year. He is Artistic Director of Bella Voce, Music Director of the Elgin Master Chorale, Founder and Artistic Director of The Janus Ensemble, a professional chamber orchestra specializing in Baroque and new music, and Choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.<br /><br />We look forward to making music with you this year! <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:04:44 -0600 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:04:44 -0600 Student Success Planning Bulletin #1 The Student Success Planning Initiative is a collective process for assuring the timely graduation for every UIC undergraduate that began with Chancellor Paula Allen-Meare’s charge to the Undergraduate Policy Council in February 2012. The planning and resulting initiative arose from a strong collaboration among the undergraduate colleges, support units, faculty, and students with leadership provided cooperatively by Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The overall goal of the initiative is to significantly increase student success rates as measured by year-to-year retention and six-year graduation rates. Throughout much of 2013, eight task forces including over 200 faculty, staff and students, convened and ultimately provided 125 recommendations for campus consideration. The full report was released to campus in Spring 2014 and is available at studentsucce ss.uic.edu.<br /><br />In Summer 2014, UIC received a grant from the Association of Public Land-grant Universities, that has provided support for planning the implementation of the overall initiative. Through this grant, an implementation facilitator, Dr. Negar Mansourian-Hadavi, has been appointed to take the lead in the Implementation Phase of the Student Success Initiative that includes the setting of project priorities. .<br /><br />Dr. Mansourian-Hadavi, working with the leadership team, has created a timeline and procedural framework for the implementation of the prioritized recommendations that include:<br /><br />• Organizing the recommendations into meaningful categories that take into account both implementation and priorities.<br />• Creating a framework based on the identified priorities, challenge areas, and impact on success outcomes to be shared with Undergraduate Policy Council, the Committee of Associate and Assistant Deans, and others as appropriate or pertinent.<br />• Sharing the expectations for the implementation of the recommended projects with appropriate campus units and project leads.<br />• Developing a project management plan for assisting and assessing the progress of implementation, facilitating communication and collaboration, as well as troubleshooting issues and concerns.<br />• Disseminating regular status reports for the campus.<br /><br />Dr. Mansourian-Hadavi has met with numerous individuals involved in the development of the Student Success Plan for guidance on priorities, identification of key challenges and, as appropriate, updates on the current status of activities. Prioritization of proposed projects is being done based on highest impact, practicality for implementation, and timeliness. <br /><br />We thank the campus for ongoing enthusiastic support throughout this process. We also wish to acknowledge the work of Bette L. Bottoms, Dean of the Honors College, who was instrumental in the completion of the first phase of this project and attainment of external funding.<br /><br />We plan on issuing regular informational bulletins as to progress and developments as student success projects move forward. If you have comments, suggestions, or questions, please feel free to submit them at studentsucccess.uic.edu. <br /><br />Emanuel Pollack<br />Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs<br /><br />Linda Deanna<br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:02:24 -0600 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:02:24 -0600 Student Life at UIC Colleagues,<br /><br />The current edition of STUDENT LIFE AT UIC, an e-publication from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs about The UIC Experience is available for your perusal. We encourage involvement on campus and throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance student learning. A hallmark of The UIC Experience is student engagement which is evident in myriad activities highlighted in this issue ranging from participation in the Adult Student Leadership Conference to the establishment of a food pantry. STUDENT LIFE AT UIC is available at <br />http://vcsa.uic.edu/student-life-at-uic/ <br /><br />My colleagues and I hope you enjoy the highlights about some of the out-of-class learning opportunities in which our students have recently engaged. If you have questions or wish to comment, please do not hesitate to contact us at ovcsa@uic.edu. <br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:30:38 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:30:38 -0600 Register now to make MUSIC at UIC! Regardless of your intended major, schedule, or ability level, there is a music ensemble for you here. Join UIC's most supportive community and create something great!<br /><br />We are pleased to announce our Spring 2015 UIC Ensembles and their directors:<br /><br />MUS 153: University Choir, Michael Anderson<br />MUS 154: Chamber Choir, Andrew Lewis<br />MUS 155: Women's Choral Ensemble, Andrew Lewis<br /><br />MUS 151: Wind Ensemble, Jose Oliver Riojas<br />MUS 151: University Band, Nicholas Carlson<br />MUS 156: Pep Band, Nicholas Carlson<br /><br />MUS 157: String Orchestra, Javier Mendoza<br /><br />MUS 159: Jazz Ensemble, Andrew Baker<br />MUS 159: Jazz Workshop, Chris Madsen <br />MUS 160: Jazz Combos, Andrew Baker<br /><br />Auditions for the UIC Ensembles are open to all UIC students with any prior musical experience. Visit our auditions page for more information on how to register and sign up for auditions: http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/ensemble-auditions<br /><br />We invite you to contact us at music@uic.edu for availability, scheduling an audition, or any general questions you may have. We look forward to having you make music here at UIC!<br /><br />Just a music lover? Follow us on social media to make sure you don't miss the chance to hear your favorite ensemble in action:<br />Facebook: UICTheatreandMusic<br />Instagram: @uictheatremusic<br />Twitter: @uictheatremusic <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:27:09 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:27:09 -0600 FINAL WEEKS - - 2014 UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive (CCFD) November 20, 2014<br /><br /><br />TO: All Faculty and Staff <br /><br />FROM: Rebecca Fortier, Special Events Facilitator, UIC Human Resources <br /><br />RE: FINAL WEEKS - - 2014 UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive (CCFD) <br /><br /><br />There is one week left to donate in UIC’s annual “season of giving” - The Campus Charitable Fund Drive - supporting the State of Illinois’ charitable campaign, State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA). SECA is comprised of twelve Umbrella Charities, each with a different philanthropic mission and together representing over 2,000 charitable organizations.<br /><br />The 2014 “season of giving” began September 9, 2014 and will conclude next week on November 26, 2014. Each department has designated a CCFD Ambassador to serve as their department leader, providing information and resources to assist in reaching unit and Campus-wide goals. <br /><br />To learn more about the UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive, the various charitable organizations, and how employees can contribute, please visit the below links: <br /><br /><br />UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive webpage<br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/paychecksinfo/charitable/<br /><br />Twelve Umbrella Charities<br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=2800&pageId=3007#sec06 <br /><br />Pledge Form https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_paycheckinfo/2014_CCFD_Pledge_Form.pdf<br /><br />Donation Instructions https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_paycheckinfo/2014_CCFD_Pledge_Form_Instructions.pdf<br /><br /><br />All pledges are due by Wednesday, November 26 to:<br /><br />UIC Human Resources, Special Programs/CCFD<br />MC 897<br />Human Resources Building (HRB)<br />715 South Wood Street, Room 201B<br />Chicago, IL 60612<br />Fax 312.996.6807 (for Continuous Payroll Deduction pledge forms only)<br /><br /><br />For questions about the UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive, please contact UIC Human Resources, Special Programs – Rebecca Fortier, rfortier@uillinois.edu or Marilyn Sommer, msommer@uillinois.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:23:47 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:23:47 -0600 Free Thanksgiving Lunch on November 26! In the tradition of being thankful and giving back, we invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving at UIC!<br /><br />Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services (SLDVS) and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) are cosponsoring a free Thanksgiving lunch for students on Wednesday, November 26 from 12:30-2pm in the Commuter Student Resource Center in Student Center East. Stop in, eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and learn about food insecurity in Chicago.<br /><br />We will be collecting canned and boxed food items for the new Pop-Up Pantry; please bring one or more food items if possible. The Pop-Up Pantry serves students at UIC who may be experiencing food insecurity or need additional food support.<br /><br />Students who bring a food donation will be given priority. 100 student meals are available, so it is first come, first served!<br /><br />Resources and information will be available for students who are currently experiencing food insecurity as well as for those students who are interested in volunteering to help end food insecurity at UIC and in Chicago.<br /><br />For questions, please contact Alea Thompson, Leadership Initiative Graduate Assistant in Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services, at athomp40@uic.edu.<br /><br />SLDVS is a program of Student Development Services, which is a unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:22:02 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:22:02 -0600 Announcement of Maurice Prize Competition UIC Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is pleased to announce the annual Maurice Prize Competition. The competition is intended to foster innovation, creativity, originality, ingenuity and resourcefulness among undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. These elements are achieved through students undertaking projects of their own choosing and executing a strategy to address their issue while applying their own knowledge, creative use of resources, and the ability to work with others to find solutions. <br /><br />The individual winner or team demonstrating the deepest learning and problem solving receives a $5,000.00 award. For more information about the Maurice Prize Competition, eligibility details, and to obtain the Letter of Intent to participate in the competition, click this link http://go.uic.edu/mauriceprize <br /><br />Interested students are also encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions:<br /><br />Friday, January 16, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Recreation Facility, Room 226<br /><br />OR<br /><br />Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Recreational Facility, Room 226<br /><br />Questions may also be sent to me directly at bcuz@uic.edu. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Brian Cousins<br />Chairman, Maurice Prize Competition Evaluation Committee <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:00:16 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:00:16 -0600 Reminder: What’s in Your Ideal Classroom? – Student Workshop with food and giveaways We’re looking for up to 36 students to participate in a one-hour workshop to discuss different classroom layouts and share thoughts on the ideal classroom. This is a chance for your voice to be heard!<br /><br />Lunch will be provided and USG sweatshirts will be given to the first 20 participants."<br /><br />What: Student Workshop - What’s in Your Ideal Classroom?<br />When: Wednesday, November 19th 12-1pm<br />Where: Taft Hall, room 120<br /><br />Hosts: Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Office of Campus Learning Environments (OCLE)<br /><br />For questions, please contact Wendy Jeanes at wendy@uic.edu<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:59:21 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:59:21 -0600 Cool Urban GenEds from CUPPA CUPPA GenEds offer you different ways to approach, interpret and analyze urban life, and engage with the city. These courses feature award-winning faculty, close attention to critical skills that you will use beyond each class, and great subject matter. <br /><br />For more information on CUPPA’s undergraduate degrees in public policy and urban and public affairs, see http://www.uic.edu/cuppa<br /><br /><br />PA 230: Nonprofit Organizations in US Society <br />GEN ED: Understanding US Society<br />Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:30-10:45<br /><br />This course provides a basic introduction to the U.S. nonprofit sector and examines the social, political, and economic impact of these organizations in American society. First we will examine the legal foundations, history and evolution of the U.S. nonprofit sector, along with theories that explain the existence of a nonprofit sector. Next we will examine the impact that nonprofits have on American social life by creating social capital, providing opportunities to associate, creating outlets for the expression of shared interests, and promoting a civil society. Specific types of organizations we will look at in American social life include associations, religious institutions, and neighborhood groups. We will then examine volunteering, giving, and philanthropy. Next we will explore the roles that nonprofits play in the American political landscape. In this segment of the course we will examine the various ways in which nonprofit interest groups, political parties, labor and trade unions, and “think tanks” seek to influence the American political process in various ways. Finally, we will examine the role of nonprofit organizations in furthering economic revitalization in American communities.<br /><br /><br />UPP 101: Introduction to Urban Studies<br />GEN ED: Understanding U.S. Society<br />Tuesday-Thursday 9:30-10:45<br /><br />This course will introduce students to methods and tools used to study the urban experience in the US and provide a comprehensive yet basic understanding of the urban experience and its relationships to human society. Students will be introduced to the most pressing urban issues of the 21st century. The course provides an emphasis on clear presentation of ideas both verbally and in writing through engagement with topics of general and often timely interest. Students will develop an understanding of how critical issues can be approached through academic study using interdisciplinary approaches drawn from the social sciences. There are no prerequisites.<br /><br /><br />PA 211: Policy Analysis and Alternatives <br />GEN ED: Understanding U.S. Society<br />Tuesdays-Thursdays 2:00-3:15 p.m. <br /><br />The diversity of American society means there are two (or more) sides to every issue, and thus, more than one way to approach its resolution. The ideal solution to a particular social or economic problem depends on the viewpoint of the person or group in question, so the method chosen to solve public problems often involves trade-offs or “hard choices”. This course provides a brief introduction to the politics of policy making, policy analysis, and approaches to assessing policy alternatives in the U.S. Throughout the course students will be exposed to contemporary policy problems in the United States and will gain a better understanding of the nuances and complexity involved in crafting policy solutions to these pressing problems. Students will also learn about the wide range of evaluative criteria that are used for judging policy proposals.<br /><br /><br />UPP 202: Planning Great Cities<br />GEN ED: Understanding U.S. Society<br />Tuesday-Thursday 2:00-3:15<br /><br />This course provides an in-depth introduction to urban planning in great cities. We examine what makes cities grow, what makes cities die, and how to make cities more livable. Urban planning is an interdisciplinary field, and planners pay attention to the social, spatial, cultural, political, and economic aspects of the urban world. Thus, readings will be drawn from planners, sociologists, architects, public policy analysts, politicians, the realm of academia, and the mass media. This course not only focuses on the work of academics and writers, but great emphasis will also be placed on connecting the theory that you read to the reality of your lives as residents of a great city—Chicago. The course is broadly divided into four content areas: defining a (great) city, social groups in cities, social institutions in cities and new urban forms. It examines both planning theory and action, and examines the changing roles of individuals, government, the market, and nonprof it organizations in the planning process. The course focuses on “great cities” of both the U.S. and the world, and on their current urban planning issues. There are no prerequisites.<br /><br /><br />UPP 205: Cinema and the City<br />GEN ED: Individual and Society <br />Tuesday-Thursday 3:30-4:45<br /><br />Optional screening time TBD<br /><br />COURSE WEBSITE: http://cinemaandthecity.wordpress.com/<br />How we experience the whirlwind of city life is invariably shaped by existing images and ideas of the urban. In the past century, perhaps nothing has exerted a more powerful influence on perceptions of the city than the cinema. From its very beginnings, cinema has forged a unique relation to the complexity of city rhythms – creating new images that capture the chaos and beauty of the metropolis. Students will learn how to relate visual imagery to ideas about the contemporary forces shaping global cities, and will produce visual assignments using their own pictures and captions. <br /><br />FILMS SCREENED MAY INCLUDE: Do the Right Thing; La Haine (Hate); City of God; La Zona; My Beautiful Laundrette, and many more. There are no prerequisites. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:38:00 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:38:00 -0600 Correction - Showcase your talent to UIC Let's have a toast to the end of another semester and jam to the exquisite and unique talents that you all have. On Thursday, December 4, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., the Student Activities Board brings to you our very own open mic and cabaret, Toast and Jam! The performers? You, the students! Show your university your singing, writing, dancing or any other artistic talents that you may have on our stage.<br /><br />If you are interested in performing at our Toast and Jam, please email us at UICSAB@gmail.com. Correction: The deadline to register is Sunday, November 23. <br /><br />In your email, please include:<br />- Subject: Toast and Jam<br />- Your performing act<br />- Any accommodations needed<br />- Length of performance<br />- Time availability between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.<br /><br />For more information about our events, visit us on:<br />Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uicsab<br />Twitter and Instagram: @UIC_SAB<br /><br />Students attending the Toast and Jam may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For more information, visit http://www.uicexperience.uic.edu.<br /><br />The Student Activities Board is sponsored by Campus Programs, a department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation.<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:35:26 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:35:26 -0600 UIC Dining Services Survey Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />In our continuing efforts to meet the needs of the campus community, UIC Student Affairs/Campus Auxiliary Services has engaged Porter Khouw Consulting to assist us in examining the dining preferences on campus.<br /><br />As a part of this process, a faculty/staff survey has been developed. (Students are being surveyed separately.) The survey content is based on market research Porter Khouw Consulting conducted while on campus this fall.<br /><br />To access the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/uichicagofs14. All information that you provide is strictly confidential. No individual responses will be identified. The survey will close on November 26, 2014.<br /><br />Thank you for your personal role in helping to enhance campus dining services at UIC.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert M. Rouzer<br />Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br />Director of Campus Auxiliary Services <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:33:53 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:33:53 -0600 UDVL/Daley Library Host GIS Day 2014 From: Max Dieber, Director, Urban Data Visualization Lab (UDVL)<br />College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs<br /><br />RE: UDVL/Daley Library Host GIS Day 2014<br /><br />When: November 21, 2014, 9:15 AM ¬ 2:30 PM<br /><br />Where: Room 1-470, Daley Library, East Campus<br /><br />Light breakfast and lunch provided.<br />Additional information at<br />http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/udv/GISDay2014/GISDayAgenda2014.html<br />or contact Max Dieber maxdbr@uic.edu<br /><br />Please join the Daley Library and Urban Data Visualization Laboratory as we celebrate GIS Day 2014 at UIC. We'll have lively, informative discussions about where to find data and hear about some GIS (Geographic Information Systems) projects at UIC.<br /><br />The following presentations are planned for GIS Day 2014:<br /><br />Presentations on access to data at Cook County, City of Chicago, and our own library.<br /><br />Lightning Rounds - Examples of research work undertaken by UIC's GIS community.<br /><br />Post-Lunch - Hands-on workshop showing you how to get started with ArcGIS Online.<br /><br />GIS Day is a nationwide event for those interested in geographic information systems to come together and learn from one another. For GIS users, it is an opportunity to network, see examples of others' work, and keep informed on the latest GIS developments. For newcomers or those simply interested, GIS Day is a rare chance to see the many interesting ways GIS is used to shed light on pressing day-to-day problems.<br /><br />Information will be available on how newcomers can start learning GIS and how to stay connected with our community.<br /><br />We look forward to seeing you on the Friday 21st Nov 2014. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:30:31 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:30:31 -0600 Pop-Up Pantry Grand Opening! Dear UIC Community, <br /><br />The Wellness Center and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), wants to inform you of a new resource on campus for homeless students and low-income students aimed at combating food insecurity. The new initiative is called Pop-Up Pantry, and is it a pop-up style food pantry offering canned goods and non-perishable items to students. November 21, 2014, 2014 will be the launch of this service, and the service is available to all registered UIC students. Please inform any student that you know who would benefit from this resource. <br /><br />Location: Student Center East, rm.604A<br />Time: 11:00am-4:00pm<br />Date: November 21, 2014<br />• Students will need their I-card <br /><br /><br />“Let’s make sure no UIC student goes hungry this Thanksgiving.” <br />The Wellness Center, USG, and the Greek Programming Board are organizing a food drive to support the Pop-Up Pantry. <br /><br />November 19th & 20th at the Commuter Student Resource Center from 10:00am-5:00pm. <br />• Students who donate will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card to the bookstore.<br />• Donate 5-15 items, and receive a free water bottle or coffee tumbler<br />• Donate 16 items or more, and receive a free USG hoodie<br /><br />If you are unable to come to the food drive at the CSRC, we have collection bins around campus. <br />Collection Bin Locations:<br />• Dean of Students Office <br />• Undergraduate Student Success Center <br />• African American Academic Network<br />• With more locations on East & West Campus coming soon. <br /><br />Food Drive Donation Guidelines: <br />Products must be;<br />• In cans, cartons, or bags<br />• Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing)<br />• In the original container with the original product label <br />• Within two weeks of the “Best Buy,” or Best If Used by dates<br />• Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc. <br />• We will not accept items in glass containers for safety reasons. <br />• Items donated must be unopened. <br /><br /><br />Items most needed: <br />• Canned Fish/Canned Meats<br />• Canned Soup or Soup Packets<br />• Canned Vegetables<br />• Canned Beans<br />• Cereal /Granola Bars/Oatmeal <br />• Instant meal in a cup (ex. mac & cheese)<br />• Rice / Pasta<br />• Peanut Butter/Jelly<br />• Instant Coffee/Tea<br />• Powdered Milk<br />• Baby Food<br /><br /><br />Sincerely, <br />Carol Petersen <br />Associate Director of the Wellness Center <br /><br />Brandon Gaskew<br />Undergraduate Student Government Vice President<br /><br />Adrian Villarreal<br />Greek Programing Board President <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:24:13 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:24:13 -0600 Do you know a child or adolescent for whom anxiety is a concern? The University of Illinois at Chicago – Mood & Anxiety Disorders Research Program is looking for child and adolescent participants to join a research study on anxiety.<br /><br />This research study will test to see what genes, behavior and brain function can tell us about treatment success in child and adolescent anxiety using either talk therapy or a medication, both shown to be effective treatments. <br /><br />Who can participate?<br />- Children and adolescents between 7-19 years old.<br />- Children and adolescents suffering from an anxiety disorder<br /><br />If participants are eligible and agree to participate, they will undergo:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Two functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Two sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br />4. EITHER 12 weeks of treatment with a medication called Sertraline (Zoloft®), which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of anxiety in children/adolescents, and 9 regular visits during that treatment. <br />5. OR 16 weekly treatment visits with a talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of anxiety in children/adolescents. <br /><br />Please note:<br />- Interested volunteers should have no metal parts (including braces) in their body <br />- Females should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant <br />- This study involves a time commitment of approximately 30 hours over a total of 13 to 22 visits<br />- All information participants give is confidential<br />- Volunteers will be compensated for their time<br /><br />For more information on this research study, please contact the Mood & Anxiety Disorders Research Program at:<br /><br />1-888-686-5591<br />or<br />emotion@psych.uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:47:13 -0600 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:47:13 -0600