UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:02:53 -0500 60 UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements Urgent Official Announcement On April 17, at about 9:35 p.m., UIC and Chicago Police responded to a call off campus, near the corner of Congress Parkway and Morgan.<br /><br />Witnesses reported shots were fired from one car into another nearby car, striking the driver. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, fled the area and crashed several blocks away at 550 W. Van Buren. <br /><br />The offender’s vehicle, make and model unknown, fled the scene in an unknown direction.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/kaL0k<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:07 -0500 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:07 -0500 UI Health: The Importance of Patient Experience Text Only Version: <br /><br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/April_Newsletter.html<br /><br />Personal trainer Brian Schoenborn was diagnosed with a type of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pier C. Giulianotti performed a whipple procedure using robotic surgery that saved his life.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/Patient_Story_-_Brian_Schoenborn.html<br /><br />Our tagline is "Changing Medicine. For Good." To me, this means UI Health is providing "Cutting edge healthcare in a comprehensive academic medical center... For all."<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/UI_Health_Update.html<br /><br />Insurance Enrollment Provides Big Gains<br />Thousands enrolled and reduction in unreimbursed costs.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/Insurance_Enrollment_Provides_Big_Gains.html<br /><br />The Patient Voice<br />A new survey called CG-CAHPS (Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) will give providers an opportunity to build their brand and reputation.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/The_Patient_Voice.html<br /><br />UNISON Survey Results Unlock Interesting Findings About the Needs of our Communit<br />Last year UNISON Health conducted an in-person health needs assessment of 890 people living in the communities we serve.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/UNISON_Survey_Results.html<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:14:59 -0500 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:14:59 -0500 Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs search and website Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: <br /> <br />The search advisory committee charged with the recruitment of the UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (VCHA) has been working diligently with Witt/Kieffer, a firm specializing in academic health, to formally launch the search for this important position. As co-chairs of the committee, we write to request your nominations and your assistance to encourage candidates to apply. Your input is critical to the success of this recruitment. <br /> <br />The search website, which is located at http://vchasearch.publish.uic.edu/, provides a link to the nomination form, position announcement, position profile, and committee membership. The website will be updated with more information as the search progresses. <br /> <br />We are confident that, with your support, the committee will be able to identify an excellent set of final candidates to forward to Chancellor Amiridis for consideration. <br /> <br /><br />Sincerely, <br /> <br />George Crabtree<br />Professor of Physics <br /><br />Terry Vanden Hoek<br />Professor and Head of Emergency Medicine<br /><br />Co-chairs, VCHA search advisory committee <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:22:16 -0500 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:22:16 -0500 Commuter Shuttle to cease operation Effective Monday, May 11, the UIC Commuter Shuttle to Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center will permanently cease operation. Increasing costs, imminent cuts to the Facilities Management budget, and prioritizing fiscal resources for the core mission of the campus make this necessary. We understand and regret that this will add cost and inconvenience to your commute. <br /><br />Commuters currently using the Commuter Shuttle to and from the train stations should consider purchasing the Metra Link-up Pass. The pass is valid weekdays on all CTA trains and buses from 6:00am-9:30am and 3:30pm-7:00pm and on Pace buses at any time. More information about the Link-up Pass is at http://www.transitchicago.com/fares/ <br /><br />Michael M. Landek<br />Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:28:15 -0500 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:28:15 -0500 Save the date April 10, 2015<br /><br />Members of the University of Illinois Community,<br /><br />In a little more than a month, May 18, I will begin my service as the 20thPresident of the University of Illinois. I am humbled by the responsibility and excited about the opportunity to work with all of you to build on our rich legacy of excellence and make the U of I the best university in the world.<br /><br />To get things started, the University’s leadership team—the three chancellors and I—will travel to each campus during the week of Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22, to meet with you and to discuss the U of I’s future.<br /><br />I’m calling the sessions: “Meet the New University of Illinois Leadership Team—A Conversation About Our Common Future.” It’s a chance to get acquainted, get down to business, and talk together about what lies ahead.<br /><br />The exact afternoon times and locations will be announced shortly, but the dates and campuses are:<br /><br />Monday, May 18, Urbana-Champaign<br />Tuesday, May 19, Chicago<br />Wednesday, May 20, Rockford<br />Thursday, May 21, Peoria<br />Friday, May 22, Springfield<br />I hope you can join us and add you voices to the conversation. There is much at stake and your input is both sought after and highly valued.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Timothy L. Killeen <br />President-designate officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:00:25 -0500 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:00:25 -0500 Campus Statement on Sexual Misconduct Dear students, faculty and staff:<br /><br />Whenever a member of our campus community is impacted by sexual violence in any form, the shockwave reaches us all. We as a community expect all interpersonal relationships and interactions – especially those of an intimate nature – to be based upon values of mutual respect, dignity, responsibility, open communication and clear consent.<br /><br />Our Sexual Misconduct Policy http://sexualmisconduct.uic.edu/ states that sexual misconduct is a violation of UIC’s values and policies and is a barrier to fulfilling the University’s educational, research, and service missions. Sexual misconduct is expressly prohibited and will not be tolerated at UIC.<br /><br />UIC offers assistance and intervention to survivors of sexual misconduct to support their continued progress at the University. We can provide a coordinated response that may include interim safety measures, academic accommodations, housing relocation, student conduct process, victim advocacy, respondent assistance, and counseling – regardless of whether criminal or Title IX investigations are pursued.<br /><br />The Title IX Coordinator in the Office for Access and Equity is responsible for investigating all reports of sexual misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator, UIC Police, Campus Advocacy Network, the Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Housing, and the Counseling Center are the primary units that coordinate support services, victim assistance, and referrals for student victims of sexual misconduct. The campus provides confidential places for students to receive support and advocacy.<br /><br />Referrals for student respondents of sexual misconduct allegations are also available.<br /><br />The University imposes strict sanctions against those found responsible for sexual misconduct and assists survivors in the pursuit of administrative, civil and legal remedies. Personal retaliation in connection with any possible sexual misconduct is prohibited.<br /><br />To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br /><br />Contact the OAE Title IX Coordinator, Rebecca Gordon, at (312) 996-8670 or email TitleIX@uic.edu to report sexual misconduct for investigation or to request faculty and staff training on Title IX.<br /><br />To talk with someone confidentially about options -- faculty, staff or students can contact Andie Celerio at the Campus Advocacy Network at (312) 413-8206 or email can-appointment@uic.edu.<br /><br />For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at (312) 996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at (312) 996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br /><br />For information about the student conduct process, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857.<br /><br />April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and the launching of UIC’s It’s on Us Campaign. I invite you to attend the prevention and awareness programs that have been organized for April. Please visit the events calendar at http://can.uic.edu/saam-april-2015/.<br /><br />Rebecca Gordon<br />Title IX Coordinator<br />Office for Access and Equity <br /><br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:19:15 -0500 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:19:15 -0500 Budget Message Click here to see this online<br />[http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2015_0330_budget.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />Public higher education, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, continues to be buffeted by economic challenges. Governor Rauner has articulated his budget priorities, and we could see our state appropriation reduced significantly.<br /><br />On March 19 I attended the House and Senate Appropriation Committee meetings with President Easter. The University of Illinois delegation made a strong case to limit the proposed budget cuts, but we need to be prepared to manage the impact should they come to pass. Our primary goal will be to keep our academic programs strong and accessible and to maintain the quality of our research and clinical care enterprise. <br /><br />As President Easter previously communicated, the Governor’s budget is the first step in the legislative process. Our instructions, received earlier this year, were to begin planning for a 20 percent reduction in state appropriations, which corresponds to nearly 10 percent of our total state funds, including tuition revenues.<br /><br />In December, Interim Provost Eric Gislason asked the Senate Executive Committee to draft a set of principles and priorities to address the budget situation. I have reviewed their recommendations, which center on five themes:<br /><br />Grow recruitment and retention of qualified students from diverse backgrounds;<br />Grow recruitment and retention of qualified faculty from diverse backgrounds;<br />Enhance the efficiency of operations and reduce administrative costs, which may require centralizing certain services and eliminating redundancies;<br />Enhance revenue, including a renewed focus on development, and explore alternative sources of income;<br />Maintain transparency and collaboration throughout the process.<br />It is critical during this financial crisis that we demonstrate our commitment to the student experience at UIC and our core mission. I look to all of you to work together through this challenging time, and I will keep the campus informed as decisions are made. <br /><br />You and your colleagues make important contributions to the excellence of this institution every day. Together, we will continue to build on the strengths of this unique and vibrant campus and face the future with optimism. I’m confident that we will emerge as an even stronger university.<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:19 -0500 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:19 -0500 UIC VCAA-Provost Search Committee Click here to see this online<br />[http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2015_0325_vcaa_search.html]<br /> <br />U I C Office of the Chancellor<br />[http://chancellor.uic.edu/]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />I write to introduce the search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The committee will be instrumental in developing a broad, diverse and dynamic pool of candidates. UIC’s commitment to diversity will be our driving force during this process.<br /><br />The successful candidate will be an experienced, resourceful administrator who will advise the Chancellor on matters of academic policy, strategic direction, enrollment management and resource planning. This individual will have the responsibility to advance UIC’s scholarly excellence; its mission of access to excellence for one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation; collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors; creative activity; and engagement with the community, the city of Chicago, and the state of Illinois. Together with the Chancellor, the Provost will lead UIC in attaining even greater national and international prominence for its programs, innovations, and discoveries. <br /><br />I extend my gratitude on behalf of the campus to everyone who has agreed to serve on this important committee.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Members of the Search Committee<br /><br />Astrida Tantillo (Chair), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Tonia Nikopoulos (Staff Search), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences <br />Rosa Cabrera, Latino Cultural Center <br />Karen Colley, Graduate College <br />Benét DeBerry-Spence, College of Business Administration <br />Mitra Dutta, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research<br />Marty Gutierrez, Public & Government Affairs <br />Barbara Henley, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br />Andrea Herrera, Graduate Student Council<br />Brian Kay, Senate Executive Committee<br />Glenn Martin, Staff Advisory Council <br />Robin Mermelstein, Institute for Health Research and Policy<br />Michael Mikhail, College of Business Administration<br />Colleen Pierson, Academic Professional Advisory Committee<br />Emanuel Pollack, Office of the Provost<br />Steve Rivkin, Department of Economics<br />Damiano Rondelli, Senate Executive Committee<br />Jacob Schultz, Undergraduate Student Government<br />Michael Scott, College of Engineering <br />Peter Skosey, Metropolitan Planning Council<br />Robert Winn, Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs<br /><br /> <br /><br />© Copyright 2015 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:00:31 -0500 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:00:31 -0500 UIC Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015 Issue Click here to see this online<br />[http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2015_0324_alumni_magazine.html]<br /><br /><br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />Last week, on the day I joined the UIC community, I sent a message expressing my pleasure at being named Chancellor and asking for your help in teaching me about this wonderful institution and the people we serve. I am grateful that so many of you have already made time to visit with me and help me learn more about UIC's history and traditions.<br /><br />On one of my visits, I received a copy of the spring issue of UIC Alumni magazine, which contains an interesting article on “50 great moments” in the history of the Chicago Circle campus. As we continue to celebrate "Circle Back...UIC Forward," the University of Illinois Alumni Association will provide each of you with a copy of the magazine. I hope you enjoy reading the article. <br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:49:43 -0500 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:49:43 -0500 Student Research Forum - Faculty Judges Colleagues,<br /><br />I am writing to encourage you to spend a few hours serving as a faculty judge to help make the 2015 Student Research Forum event a success. The Student Research Forum is one of the few student activities that is academic in nature and includes the entire student body: undergraduate, graduate and professional. The Forum provides a venue for students at UIC to present their scholarly efforts and includes a judging process with modest cash prizes. This is an event in which the campus celebrates the wealth of research across all disciplines carried out by the dedicated students of this campus. Many faculty are involved in these projects which often showcase their own research as well. <br /><br />The Student Research Forum will be held:<br /><br />Thursday, April 2, 2015<br />1:00pm–5:00pm<br />UIC Forum<br />725 West Roosevelt Road<br />(Judges check-in, informal lunch and instructions: 12:00–12:30 p.m.)<br /><br />Students from all disciplines (Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, among others) are invited to present their one-on-one work to Forum attendees and judges during a high-energy three-hour session, followed by an awards ceremony. Monetary awards will be given in various categories. Research presentations are accompanied by a poster or other visual display that captures the spirit of the research or highlights key features of the project.<br /><br />Projects are reviewed by faculty within the appropriate disciplines and alumni representing the public at large. Faculty judges will be required to rate the quality of each student's presentation in three categories: abstract poster/display and seven minute presentation plus three minute question-and-answer period<br /><br />Significant latitude will be offered on how to assign points in each category, although a suggested point breakdown will be given on the judging form. Judging forms will be given on the conference day, during check-in (from 12pm-12:30pm). We expect that judges will evaluate a minimum of three presentations.<br /><br />A form to volunteer as a judge and additional details about the event can be found at: http://research.uic.edu/srf/fjudges<br /><br />Thank you for considering this request, and for your contributions to these research projects. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Eric A. Gislason<br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:12:36 -0500 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:12:36 -0500 Crime alert On March 18, at about 5:10 PM, a motorist was the victim of a car-jacking at 1818 W. Taylor St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was sitting in the vehicle when an unknown offender walked up, implied possession of a handgun and ordered the driver out of the car. The offender took the vehicle and the victim’s wallet and drove off westbound on Taylor.<br /><br />The stolen vehicle is a 2002 silver Nissan Altima, IL license plate E283449.<br /><br />The offender, of undetermined sex, is described as of African descent and wearing a red sweatshirt.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Q7SMZ<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables, as the victim did in this case.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:46:36 -0500 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:46:36 -0500 Message from the Chancellor <br /> <br />Read this online: [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2015_0316_day1.html]<br /> <br /> <br />March 16, 2015<br /><br />Dear students, faculty and staff:<br /><br />I am honored and humbled to join the UIC community. The reputation of this campus as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse public universities in the country is one of the reasons I was drawn to UIC. As many of you know, I am a first generation Greek immigrant – as is my wife, Dr. Ero Aggelopoulou-Amiridis. We appreciate and understand, first-hand, the importance of a post-secondary education; an experience that can inspire, provide opportunity and foster excellence. I look forward to ensuring that generations of UIC students are afforded the same educational opportunities provided to us.<br /><br />I start my tenure as Chancellor with the benefit of steady stewardship from Interim Chancellor Eric Gislason. Dr. Gislason has been immensely helpful during this transition and I greatly appreciate his time and dedication to this institution. I will continue to rely on him as he returns to the role of Interim Provost.<br /><br />In the coming days and weeks I will be sitting down with many of you, and meeting many more, as I attend a variety of campus events and meetings. Our institution is defined by the quality of our faculty and the members of our academic community, our programs and our research. I look forward to learning about every aspect of UIC and I hope my UIC listening tour will help me lead our institution through its next chapter of evolution and continued upward trajectory. Together, we will continue to transform lives throughout Chicago, the state and the world.<br /><br />I want to hear your ideas and learn all I can about UIC and the people we serve. I’m anxious to explore our campuses; attend your social, cultural and sporting events; and – if any free time is left – even take advantage of all that our city and state have to offer.<br /><br />I look forward to working with you and to celebrating your accomplishments. I know I can count on your individual skills and your common devotion to the unique mission of UIC that drives us all.<br /><br />Go Flames!<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis, Ph.D.<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2015 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:30:20 -0500 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:30:20 -0500 Registration Time Ticket viewable in my.UIC.edu Self Service Summer and Fall 2015 Registration Notice<br /><br />Check when you can register! Time Ticket registration appointments for Summer and Fall 2015 can now be viewed via https://my.UIC.edu at the Academics tab, under Registration, select Check Registration Eligibility. Be sure to review any registration holds that may be in place.<br /><br />Please note that after the online drop and add periods, a grade of W will be assigned for courses dropped with college approval and students will be assessed full tuition.<br /><br />How do I register for classes?<br /><br />To access on-line registration, go to my.UIC.edu, and select the Academics tab, then Registration. Course scheduling tools are available at my.UIC.edu at the Scheduling tab to locate all open sections for specified days and times. If you have questions, contact the UIC Registration Help Line at (312) 996-8600 during business hours or e-mail registration@uic.edu.<br /><br />What if I have a hold?<br /><br />If you have a hold (advising hold, financial hold, etc.), you will not be allowed to register, drop classes or make any registration changes. You are able to view a description and reason for the hold at https://my.UIC.edu at the Registration tab. Please check holds status often. Holds are placed periodically throughout the year.<br /><br />Be certain your Emergency Contact information is correct in Student Self-Service!<br /><br />Update emergency contacts via the Registration tab in my.UIC.edu. Select Personal Information, and then select Emergency Contacts.<br /><br />The Summer 2015 4-week session begins Monday, May 18, 2015; <br />the Summer 2015 8-week session begins Monday, June 15, 2015; and <br />Fall 2015 begins Monday, August 24, 2015.<br /><br />Sexual harassment in higher education is against the law. If you believe you are being harassed, please contact UIC's Office for Access & Equity at (312) 996-8670 or visit their website at http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/. <br /><br />Forms are available for voter registration at the Office of the Registrar lobby and online at http://www.elections.il.gov/. Please take a moment and register to vote.<br /><br />Textbook titles, prices and ISBN can be found via my.UIC.edu at the Academics tab, select Scheduling, then Schedule of Classes Search. Look for the book icon. You can also preview required materials and review past semesters’ required materials at http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/current_students/textbooks.html. <br />Please note that a listing of required materials is dependent upon faculty submitting information on required materials.<br /><br />Best wishes for a successful semester from the Office of the Registrar.<br /><br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:58:05 -0500 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:58:05 -0500 RecycleMania 2015 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />UIC is competing in the 2015 edition of RecycleMania - a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. <br /><br />The Gorilla Prize category recognizes schools that recycle the highest gross tonnage of combined paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans regardless of campus population. Winners of this competition are typically large universities with extensive recycling programs, like us.<br /><br />UIC’s goal for RecycleMania 2015 is to place in the Top 5 in the Gorilla category and we cannot do it without your help! Going into the homestretch, we are ranked 16th. With the finish line in sight (March 28, 2015), please continue to make a special effort to recycle your waste. The more waste we are able to divert from a landfill, the better. By properly recycling your paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans, your efforts will place UIC in the Top 5 in the Gorilla category.<br /><br />Please remember that everyone has a role in recycling:<br /><br />Office occupants use desk-side units to collect recyclables and then bring the materials and landfill waste out to hallway bins. Cardboard should be flattened and placed near the bins.<br />Students should place materials in proper hallway bins.<br />Building Service Workers collect materials from hallway bins and bring it to central building collection areas.<br />Campus Motor Pool collect materials in campus trucks and take to processing centers in the City.<br />#UICGoesGorilla<br />Questions: Contact Joe Iosbaker at iosbaker@uic.edu or 312-996-2517<br />Website: https://sustainability.uic.edu/recyclemania/ <br />Do not be surprised if you see a gorilla on campus emphatically encouraging recycling during the remainder of March.<br /><br />Thank you in advance for your enthusiastic participation!<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:49:24 -0500 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:49:24 -0500 Well-Being, Safety and Success Dear Students,<br /><br />As the semester progresses, any student can feel overwhelmed. Studying for exams, preparing class presentations, and working to complete papers can be demanding. With all of the tasks you must complete, there may also be pressures due to family, your job, and social obligations. <br /><br />During these times, the stress or anxiety you might experience is normal; however, when you feel like you can't take it and you don't know where to turn, assistance is available. I remind you there are many resources in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to help guide you through the difficult times.<br /><br />The professional staff in the Counseling Center, Office of the Dean of Students, and other support service areas are ready and available to help you when pressure and uncertainty are obstacles and, especially, before you use inappropriate ways to deal with the stress. Your well-being, safety, and success are of prime concern to us. No UIC student should face difficult times alone and without support. We are here to assist you.<br /><br />I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the services available by visiting our website at www.vcsa.uic.edu or by writing to my office at ovcsa@uic.edu. If you prefer to speak with someone, please call the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857.<br /><br />I wish you the best for a successful end of the semester.<br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:49:00 -0600 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:49:00 -0600