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 WLRC/CAN has moved! The Women's Leadership and Resource Center/Campus Advocacy Network has found a new home. Our space is a hidden gem on campus. Our new location is spacious and accessible. <br />We have:<br /><br />- Comfortable lounge<br />- Work stations<br />- Wifi<br />- Gender neutral bathrooms<br />- Lactation relaxation room<br />- Library<br />- Kitchen<br />- Conference room<br />- Programming space with a projector<br /><br />Come check us out!<br /><br />We are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.<br /><br />Our new address is:<br /><br />Room 286<br />Roosevelt Road Building<br />**Parking Lot Entrance<br />728 W. Roosevelt Road (M/C 363)<br />Chicago, IL 60607<br /><br />For a picture of where we are located visit: <br />https://www.facebook.com/175617558134/photos/a.204779813134.168310.175617558134/10153143515663135/?type=1&theater<br /><br />**If you need help finding our space, please call (312) 413-1025 for assistance.<br /><br />The Women's Leadership and Resource Center helps educate and empower UIC campus on women's issues, and provides a safe environment for women-identified people.<br /><br />Campus Advocacy Network is the confidential campus resource for students, staff and faculty regardless of social identity who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking and hate crimes. Our advocates will identify all of the options available based on each individual's unique experience with interpersonal violence, and then assist the individual with those options they choose to pursue. For an appointment, please call (312) 413-8206<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:21 -0500 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:21 -0500 Sustainability Fee seeking student proposals Fall 2014 Request for Proposals for Funding by the UIC Sustainability Fee<br />Letter of Inquiry Deadline: September 19, 2014<br />Final Proposal Deadline: November 17, 2014<br /><br />The Sustainability Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) is currently accepting student proposals for Fall 2014. The Sustainability Fee’s goal is to support proposals that help to establish a sustainable campus environment. Paid by all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, the Sustainability Fee is $3 per semester.<br /><br />The Sustainability Fee funds small, short-term projects, helps to subsidize larger, long-term projects on campus, offers discounted Divvy memberships for students, and helps to fund student travel to sustainability-related conferences. Funding from this fee is administered by the Sustainability Fee Advisory Board (SFAB), which is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, as well as faculty and staff. <br /><br />Who can apply? All UIC students and student organizations are eligible to apply. If needed, the SFAB will help provide access to campus resources and personnel to approve projects. SFAB can also suggest other entities that may provide funding or other assistance. <br /><br />Application process: Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by September 19, 2014. The LOI allows the SFAB to pre-screen proposals for appropriateness and feasibility. Furthermore, the LOI should provide an approximate itemized project budget, including expected completion date and cost savings, if any. Projects that pass this stage will be invited to prepare a final proposal for consideration by the board. The Letter of Inquiry form can be found here: http://go.uic.edu/letterofinquiry. Following review of LOIs, the board will notify all applicants via email by the end of September if they have been selected to submit a full proposal. Full proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 17, 2014. Grantees will be notified by the end of the fall semester. For questions regarding previously funded projects, funding criteria, as well as rules and restrictions, please contact skonin2@uic.edu or visit the website: http://go.uic.edu/sustainabilityfee <br /><br />For more information about the Divvy membership discount for students, visit: http://go.uic.edu/Divvy <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:06:53 -0500 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:06:53 -0500 Faculty Affairs announces teaching awards for 2014-2015 Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />The Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 teaching awards. If you are selected as a recipient of one of these awards, you will be asked to sit on the CETL committee in a future year. Detailed information is available at the CETL website - https://cetl.uic.edu<br /><br />Teaching Recognition Program (TRP)<br />Deadline is November 10, 2014<br />The TRP is UIC’s self-nominated, faculty-administered teaching award program. To date, the TRP has recognized the outstanding instructional performance of over 400 UIC faculty. The TRP offers a $1,500 permanent increment to the annual base salary of faculty who have documented their teaching excellence over the past three academic years. This year, we will be recognizing the accomplishments of up to 20 deserving faculty members.<br /><br />Curriculum and Instruction Grants (CIG)<br />Deadline is February 13, 2015<br />This program provides seed money for faculty initiatives designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at UIC. Over the years, the grants have provided over $1,185,000 in "seed money" for faculty initiatives at UIC. The purpose of the program is to build a fund of innovations, demonstration projects, and experiences that will contribute to an atmosphere of curricular and instructional excellence at UIC.<br /><br />Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA)<br />Deadline is April 10, 2015<br />The DTEA is designed to reward UIC academic units that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching and have documented instructional excellence. Unlike other UIC programs that recognize the achievements of individual faculty, the DTEA recognizes the achievement of the entire department (or other eligible academic unit). The DTEA offers a one-time stipend of $20,000 to one deserving department selected for this award.<br /><br />We hope that all eligible faculty and departments will take advantage of these opportunities. If you have any questions about this program or require more information, please contact Kate Franck via email at kfranc@uic.edu<br /><br /><br />Respectfully,<br />Renee Taylor<br />Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:33:49 -0500 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:33:49 -0500 Become a Better Project Manager in Five Weeks Dear UIC Faculty & Staff,<br /><br />Project management is a crucial skill set in numerous occupations across a wide variety of industries. Make yourself an asset in today’s workplace by registering for UIC’s Project Management course:<br />www.go.uic.edu/pdp<br /><br />The course is appropriate for all members of project teams and introduces concepts that you need in order to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close complex projects on time and on budget. This popular course is expected to fill up so register today to reserve your spot! The deadline to enroll is Friday, October 10th.<br /><br />Course Dates: Saturdays, October 18 - November 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br />Cost: $1,750 / $1,400 for University of Illinois alumni, employees or students<br />Location: UIC South Campus<br /><br />The textbook used in class, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition by the Project Management Institute, is included in the course fee. This course also fulfills the education requirements for the Project Management Institute’s PMP and CAPM exams.<br /><br />If we can be of further assistance, please reply to this e-mail or contact our Student Services Team at (312) 355-0423.<br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />UIC School of Continuing Studies<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:19:45 -0500 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:19:45 -0500 Yours to Discover! Classes have started, and you have the chance to connect and engage with UIC. There are a variety of events, activities, and student organizations offered at UIC. Becoming involved on campus can enrich and enhance your student learning experience. This is YOURS TO DISCOVER!<br /><br />Below are just a few events, which are also listed on the Weeks of Welcome:<br /><br />Meet the Greeks<br />Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 11:00a.m. – 2:30p.m.<br />Lecture Center Plaza (outside)<br /><br />UIC’s Greek Festival showcasing its five councils and 30 plus fraternity and sorority chapters. Come out and learn about the rich tradition of Greek Life on campus. GAMES, FOOD, PRIZES, and MORE!!!!<br /><br />Meet the Hypnotist AND the Greeks<br />Friday, August 29, 2014 | 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.<br />Student Center East, Illinois Room<br /><br />Sailesh the hypnotist delivers an exciting show amazing audiences with ability to connect create illusions in the mind. Be entertained and amazed at the must see show to kick off the school year.<br /><br />Meet with members of UIC’s Greek community prior to the show to learn more about how to become a part of fraternity and sorority life on campus.<br /><br />Involvement Fair<br />Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.<br />Lecture Center Plaza<br /><br />Get involved! Connect with over 200 student organizations and student service departments to find ways to be engaged on campus. There is a group for every interest and every interest has a group!<br /><br />Spark in the Park 2014<br />Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 6:30 Doors Open<br />UIC Pavilion<br /><br />Spark is almost here! We are happy to announce that this year’s event features J. Cole with special guest BAS.<br /><br />Spark in the Park, UIC's music festival, is a free private event open to UIC students, faculty, and staff. All attendees MUST have a valid UIC i-card to enter. Please note that there are no tickets on sale for this event. Spark in the Park will take place this year on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show scheduled to run from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Before the event stop by the UIC Bookstore in Student Center East to pick up your Spark in the Park merchandise!<br /><br />Spark in the Park is sponsored by Campus Programs in collaboration with the UIC Pavilion and UIC Radio. For more information about the event, visit http://www.campusprograms.uic.edu/spark/spark.shtml.<br /><br />Campus Programs, the UIC Pavilion, and UIC Radio are divisions of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation.<br /><br />If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this event, please call 312-413-5070 at least one week prior to the event.<br /><br />Students attending any Campus Programs event may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For details, visit http://www.uicexperience.uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:28 -0500 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:28 -0500 Reserve Your Fall Semester Books On-Line Now! Having trouble viewing this email? View this email in your browser [http://www.uic.edu/depts/cas/bookstore/bookstore_fall_reservations2014.html]<br /><br />UIC Bookstore<br />Fall Session Books Available through our Textbook Reservation System!<br /><br />Reserve early to get the best deals on used textbooks.<br /><br />Used textbooks save you at least 35% off the new price!<br /><br />Reserve your books ONLINE<br />and get a FREE t–shirt or hoodie!<br /><br />ORDER $250 OR MORE <br />Get a limited edition, exclusive design t–shirt.<br /><br />ORDER $500 OR MORE <br />Get a limited edition, exclusive design hooded sweatshirt.<br /><br />Visit the UIC Bookstore online at<br />http://www.uicbookstore.org.<br /><br />RIGHT BOOK. RIGHT PRICE. RIGHT HERE.<br /><br />The UIC Bookstore is a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:22:26 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:22:26 -0500 Free Tickets for UIC Faculty/Staff to UIC Men's and Women's Soccer UIC Athletics would like to extend an invitation to all UIC faculty and staff members and their families to join us this Friday evening as the women's soccer team plays Morehead State at 5 PM, followed by the men's soccer team playing Fullerton at 7:30 PM. Your complimentary ticket will allow you to see both games.<br /> <br />To receive your free tickets for you and your family, please call Kyle at 312.355.1330 or send an email to kdecker2@uic.edu no later than 1 PM on Friday, August 29.<br /> <br />UIC Women’s Soccer vs. Morehead St. - Friday, August 29th - 5 PM <br /> <br />UIC Men’s Soccer vs. Fullerton - Friday, August 29th – 7:30 PM <br /> <br /> <br />Both games are played at Flames Field (901 W. Roosevelt Rd - directly behind the Physical Education Building).<br /> <br /> <br />For more information on all UIC sports, visit www.uicflames.com.<br /><br />GO FLAMES!<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:13:40 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:13:40 -0500 Registration is open for the 2014 Urban Forum - The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy - Thursday, September 18, 2014 Registration is now open!<br /> <br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce the 2014 Urban Forum: The Return of the NEIGHBORHOOD as an Urban Strategy<br /> <br />Thursday, September 18, 2014<br />8:45 AM - 4:45 PM<br /> <br />UIC Forum<br />725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608<br />For tickets and the Forum agenda, please visit:<br />www.uicurbanforum.org<br /> <br />Admission is complimentary for all Chicago-area teachers, faculty<br />and students with valid ID. Tickets are $25 for the general public.<br />Registration required for all guests. Lunch will be provided.<br /> <br />Questions? Email UICUrban@uic.edu<br />Follow the Forum on Facebook at /UICUrbanForum and<br />Twitter at @UIC_UrbanForum.<br /> <br />Metropolitan regions are a complex web of activities, systems and networks, of people, businesses, and capital, and of commercial, industrial and residential areas. The strength, value, welfare and resilience of cities and metropolitan regions reflect their core building blocks, namely, their neighborhoods. Sustainable capital and societal investments in people and firms at the neighborhood level—from micro-enterprises to factories, from social spaces for collective and social action to private facilities, from affordable housing and safety to gated communities, from accessible jobs and transportation to opportunities for growth and development, from public education in the neighborhood to cooperative, charter and private education—reflect contested and diffuse paths to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, households and neighborhoods. <br /> <br />The 2014 UIC Urban Forum will engage policymakers, researchers, public intellectuals and citizens in a dynamic discussion and debate about the broad issues surrounding the role neighborhoods can and do play in building strong, livable urban regions.<br /> <br />CO-CHAIRS<br />Toni Preckwinkle<br />President, Cook County Board<br /> <br />Susana Vasquez<br />Executive Director, LISC Chicago<br /> <br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:02:39 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:02:39 -0500 Call for Applications - Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants - Deadline September 19, 2014 Call for applications - Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants <br /> <br />IPCE announces the availability of funding to support events that facilitate public discourse on policy issues or the policy implications of university research.<br /> <br />Eligible events include public forums, dialogues, town hall meetings, and small conferences or workshops that are either open to the public or that target a specific audience such as policy advocates, residents of specific neighborhoods, or a subpopulation such as seniors or youth. All UIC faculty and staff of research institutes or centers are eligible to apply. IPCE Discourse Fund Awards are a maximum of $4,000 each. Events must be held by May 31, 2015. <br /> <br />Applications must be submitted electronically by September 19, 2014. More details including a full announcement, selection criteria, and application are available at www.ipce.uic.edu. <br /> <br />If you have any questions, please contact Norma Ramos at (312) 355-0095. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0500 UIC Pep Band The UIC Pep Band is announcing it's 2014-2015 season and wants you to<br />be a part of the action. Join the best in the midwest! An informational meeting is being held on:<br /><br />Tuesday, September 9<br />5:45pm, Room L060<br />ETMSW Building<br />1040 W. Harrison St.<br /><br />Bring your instrument! No instrument? No Problem! Contact Mr. Carlson at carlsonn@uic.edu. Looking for more information about UIC music ensembles? Email music@uic.edu.<br /><br />GO FLAMES!!!<br /><br /><br />Nicholas Carlson<br />Assistant Director of Bands<br />School of Theatre & Music<br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />carlsonn@uic.edu<br />o: 3129965307<br />f: 3129960954<br />Follow UIC School of Theatre & Music on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UICTheatreandMusic<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:54:03 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:54:03 -0500 Reminder - SSB Extended Operating Hours August 25th-29th, 2014 All offices in the Student Services Building (SSB) will have extended hours for the first week of the fall semester as follows:<br /><br />Monday, August 25th through Friday, August 29th, 2014<br /><br />Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm<br />Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm<br /><br />All offices will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 1, 2014 and will return to regularly scheduled hours (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) as of Tuesday, September 2, 2014. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:52:18 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:52:18 -0500 Blackboard Auto Delete Reminder As part of our continuing efforts to improve the Blackboard Learn service, files and folders in the Blackboard Content System that are recycled (moved to the Recycle Bin in the Content System) will now be automatically deleted 30 days after being Recycled starting September 1, 2014. The 30-day grace period allows you to retrieve a file or folder that was mistakenly Deleted.<br /><br />Please note that unlike the Windows Recycle Bin or the Mac OS Trash, the Blackboard Content System is a shared folder that can be accessed by other users. Be sure to protect your files before recycling them by removing all access privileges for users other than yourself. For help on protecting your files, view these instructions: https://accc.uic.edu/answer/remove-permissions-webdisk <br /><br />For questions, please contact blackboard@uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:50:17 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:50:17 -0500 Women's Basketball Practice Player UIC Students,<br /><br />Not ready to hang up those sneakers? Ever dream of competing at the collegiate level? Well here's your chance! The UIC Women's Basketball team are currently looking for a really good practice team/players to play against daily in practice. Come compete, have fun and MAKE US BETTER1<br /><br />Perks<br />* UIC and Adidas Gear<br />* Great way to stay in shape<br />* Join the UIC Basketball Family<br />* Great way of Networking<br />* Many other resources<br /><br />Availability mornings anywhere from 9-10:30 am (flexible)<br />Contact: Coach Tiffany Sardin, (312) 996-6386, tsardin@uic.edu<br /><br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:48:11 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:48:11 -0500 Free Tickets for UIC Faculty/Staff to UIC Men's and Women's Soccer UIC Athletics would like to extend an invitation to all UIC faculty and staff members and their families to join us this Friday evening as the women's soccer team plays Morehead State at 5 PM, followed by the men's soccer team playing Fullerton at 7:30 PM. Your complimentary ticket will allow you to see both games.<br /> <br />To receive your free tickets for you and your family, please call Kyle at 312.355.1330 or send an email to kdecker2@uic.edu no later than 1 PM on Friday, August 29.<br /> <br />UIC Women’s Soccer vs. Morehead St. - Friday, August 29th - 5 PM <br /> <br />UIC Men’s Soccer vs. Fullerton - Friday, August 29th – 7:30 PM <br /> <br /> <br />Both games are played at Flames Field (901 W. Roosevelt Rd - directly behind the Physical Education Building).<br /> <br /> <br />For more information on all UIC sports, visit www.uicflames.com.<br /><br />GO FLAMES!<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:47:10 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:47:10 -0500 Important Reminder for Instructors Using Blackboard Learn In a change from previous semesters, due to automatic CRN-based course site creation, CRN-based course sites are not automatically available to students. Instructors in CRN-based Blackboard Learn course sites must make their course sites available for their students to see and access. <br />Instructions for making CRN-based course sites available:<br /><br />Select Customization in the Course Management Control Panel of your course site. <br /><br />Select Properties from the items displayed below Customization. <br /><br />Select Yes to Make Course Available under Set Availability. <br /><br />Check for the appropriate Start Date (08/15/2014) and the appropriate End Date (12/31/2014) under Set Course Duration while you are there. <br /><br />Select Submit to commit the changes. <br /><br /><br /><br />Starting this semester, CRN-based course sites were automatically created as early as possible after their CRNs were established so that instructors had as much time as possible to prepare their course materials in Blackboard Learn. To provide instructors privacy while they develop their course sites, the sites were made unavailable to students. Students will see their course sites appear in their My Courses Plus list as their instructors manually make them available to students. <br /><br />If you would like help setting up your course sites, contact the ITL at itl@uic.edu, blackboard@uic.edu, or 312.996.9824. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:14:15 -0500 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:14:15 -0500