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 Evacuation drill Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0525_ehso.html]<br /> <br /> <br />On Thursday, May 26, the Environmental Health and Safety Office will conduct an evacuation drill at Student Services Building (655 Building - 1200 W. Harrison St.) at 1:30 PM.<br /><br />The building will reopen at the conclusion of the drill.<br /><br />Richard Anderson<br />Director, Environmental Health and Safety <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 24 May 2016 15:52:40 -0500 Tue, 24 May 2016 15:52:40 -0500 A Message from Provost Susan Poser Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0523_honors.html]<br /> <br /> <br />I am pleased to announce that Professor Ralph Keen has accepted the position of Dean of the Honors College at UIC, effective August 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.<br /><br />Dr. Keen came to UIC in 2010 as Professor of History and Schmitt Foundation Chair of Catholic Studies, and he has served as Interim Dean of the Honors College since August of 2015. As interim dean, he initiated and oversaw a substantial revision of the curriculum, which will be implemented upon the arrival of the freshman class this fall. He has been involved with the college since his arrival at UIC, as a fellow and as a member of the Honors Council, of which he was co-chair in 2014-15; as a member of the college strategic planning committee (2011-12); and as a member of the diversity committee (2013-14).<br /><br />Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Keen was Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, where he was also involved in the Honors Program. A renowned historian of early-modern religious thought, Dr. Keen served as executive officer of UIC’s Religious Studies program in 2014-15. He is the author of two monographs and a textbook, as well as editor or translator of five other books. <br /><br />The Honors College is a national model for honors education in urban public research universities. We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Keen’s background and experience to lead this college. I extend my gratitude to Dean Karen Colley and the search committee for their excellent work on this search. <br /><br />Please join me in congratulating Dr. Keen on his appointment.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 23 May 2016 12:44:15 -0500 Mon, 23 May 2016 12:44:15 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Read this message online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0520_vcsa.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear members of the UIC community,<br /><br />I write to you today to announce the retirement of Dr. Barbara Henley, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, effective Aug. 31. As the longest-serving vice chancellor at UIC, Barbara has served our University and our students with distinction for 19 years. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and by the students and graduates she has mentored during her career.<br /><br />Barbara has been a passionate advocate for UIC and its students, working tirelessly to enhance the student experience and provide a welcoming, supportive and stimulating learning environment. Under her leadership, the UIC Experience was created to engage students in urban, intellectual and community-building experiences outside of the classroom.<br /><br />During her tenure, the campus expanded services and facilities to support student residential and commuter life with the construction of new residence halls, new recreation facilities, and the UIC Forum; renovations in housing and student centers; and the opening of an award-winning Commuter Student Resource Center and a new Student Veterans Resource Center.<br /><br />As a native Chicagoan and an alumna of UIC, Barbara knows first-hand the importance of UIC’s public mission and our commitment to provide our students with a diverse, world-class education. I want to thank Barbara for her leadership and congratulate her on her many accomplishments. She will be greatly missed.<br />I am pleased to announce that Rex Tolliver, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Campus Auxiliary Services, has agreed to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs effective Sept. 1, pending approval of the Board of Trustees. I am confident that under Rex’s leadership Student Affairs will continue to serve our students and the campus with great success. During the next few months, Barbara and Rex will work closely together to ensure a seamless transition.<br /><br />Please join me in wishing Barbara a wonderful retirement as she starts a new chapter in her life. We will all have the opportunity to honor Barbara for her contributions at a farewell reception to be held in late August.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /><br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 20 May 2016 15:04:24 -0500 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:04:24 -0500 Evacuation drill On Tuesday, May 24, the Environmental Health and Safety Office will conduct an evacuation drill at Student Center West (938 Building - 828 S. Walcott Ave.) at 2 PM.<br /><br />The building will reopen at the conclusion of the drill.<br /><br />Richard Anderson<br />Director, Environmental Health and Safety officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 20 May 2016 12:12:08 -0500 Fri, 20 May 2016 12:12:08 -0500 2016 CAPE Award Nominations Read this message online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0519_cape.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award, established in 1988, recognizes the demonstrated excellence of academic professional staff members and affirms our highest regard for the contributions of this important community to UIC. This year, six academic professionals will receive the CAPE Award, which provides a $1,000 permanent increase to the honoree’s salary and a $2,000 one-time cash award.<br /><br />Nominations are welcomed from UIC faculty, students, academic professionals, and support staff. I also encourage you to resubmit past nominees. The nominating form, procedures, and eligibility criteria are online [https://sites.google.com/site/uicapac/resources/awards-and-recognition-programs/cape]. The deadline for nominations and all supporting credentials is noon on June 24. Awards will be presented November 15 at the UIC Employee Recognition ceremony and reception at the UIC Forum. Details will follow closer to the event.<br /><br />Please contact Ahlam Al-Kodmany, Chair of the 2016 CAPE Selection Committee, at ryyan@uic.edu or 6-7458 with any questions. Information will also be on the APAC website [https://sites.google.com/site/uicapac/home].<br /><br />I look forward to celebrating our outstanding academic professionals this fall.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 19 May 2016 16:28:54 -0500 Thu, 19 May 2016 16:28:54 -0500 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0519_law.html]<br /> <br /> <br />UIC Police are participating in the Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser to benefit the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Officers will be at the Dunkin' Donuts at 1651 W. Roosevelt Road on Friday, May 20, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.<br /><br />Anyone making a donation will receive a free donut coupon. Those donating at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free medium coffee. Special Olympics Torch Run T-shirts and hats will be for sale.<br /><br />The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $39 million over 30 years while spotlighting Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.<br /><br />Chief Kevin Booker<br />UIC Police<br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 18 May 2016 16:33:45 -0500 Wed, 18 May 2016 16:33:45 -0500 Protection of Minors Policy Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0517_protection.html]<br /> <br /><br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago reaffirms its commitment to providing a safe environment for minors who are participating in UIC programs both on and off campus.<br /><br />The University developed the Protection of Minors policy and procedures to ensure that safeguards are in place to protect minor children. In order to comply with the provisions of this policy, the campus created Protection of Minors procedures.<br /><br />Individuals working with or responsible for minors are expected to comply with the policy and submit the appropriate documentation in a timely manner.<br /><br />We encourage everyone to review the policy and procedures on the UIC HR website [https://www.hr.uic.edu/protection_of_minors/].<br /><br />If you have any questions, please email Joanna Wolek [uicpom@uic.edu], the Protection of Minors Coordinator.<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /><br />Michael Ginsburg <br />Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources <br /><br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 17 May 2016 16:19:34 -0500 Tue, 17 May 2016 16:19:34 -0500 Payment Plan Announcements Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0511_payment.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Student,<br /><br />Enrollment for the 2016-2017 Payment Plan will begin June 1. To utilize the 12-month Annual or the 6-month Fall Semester Payment Plan option, the enrollment deadline is June 19.<br /><br />Enrollment in the Payment Plan is optional and is an alternative to the regular University payment policy. Payment Plan payments are automatically deducted from your U.S. checking or savings account electronically on the 20th of each month. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and enrollment instructions, visit our Payment Plan web page at: [https://paymybill.uillinois.edu/PaymentPlan].<br /><br />Customer Service<br />University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 11 May 2016 11:34:37 -0500 Wed, 11 May 2016 11:34:37 -0500 Crime Alert On Tuesday, May 10, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a person not affiliated with UIC was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at 1225 South Halsted St. The victim reported that she was exiting the rear of the building when her ex-boyfriend confronted her. The offender placed the victim into a headlock and forcefully grabbed her wallet. The offender, who is known to the victim and is not affiliated with UIC, fled on foot heading northbound on Halsted St. The offender was described as a black male, 25 years of age, 5-10 in height and 170 pounds, and wearing jeans and dark clothing.<br /><br />The victim has an expired Order of Protection against the offender. The victim refused medical attention. UIC Police canvased the area but did not locate the offender.<br /><br />The UIC Police will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/TNHA7KW1ddQ2<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following 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 valuables 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 />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<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.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 10 May 2016 19:05:05 -0500 Tue, 10 May 2016 19:05:05 -0500 Evacuation drill On Thursday, May 12, the Environmental Health and Safety Office will conduct an evacuation drill simultaneously at Student Center East (605 Building - 750 S. Halsted St.) and the Student Center East Tower (606 Building - 710 S. Halsted St.) at 2 PM.<br /><br />Both buildings will reopen at the conclusion of the drill.<br /><br />Richard Anderson<br />Director, Environmental Health and Safety official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 10 May 2016 09:27:57 -0500 Tue, 10 May 2016 09:27:57 -0500 Harrison Street Closure and Campus Shuttle Reroutes Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0509_harrison.html]<br /> <br /> <br />This week the Chicago Department of Transportation will barricade the westbound lane of Harrison between Racine and Morgan to install a new water main. The eastbound lanes will handle traffic in both directions. <br /><br />The narrowed lanes during construction force us to reroute the campus shuttle. The UIC Transportation Services website [http://fmweb.fm.uic.edu/Trans/intracampus_reroute.png] will show the modified route.<br /><br />Because rerouting will add time to travel between the east and west sides of campus, the east side shuttle will not operate this summer, and those buses will be added to the intracampus route.<br /><br />Please continue to exercise caution when walking or driving through the work zones.<br /><br />Michael Landek<br />Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Service<br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 09 May 2016 13:18:05 -0500 Mon, 09 May 2016 13:18:05 -0500 UIC Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0506_title9.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students<br /><br />Recently you should have received an email regarding the online campus climate survey. Title IX, in the Office for Access and Equity, supports UIC’s goals of having a safe and productive educational experience for everyone. The Title IX staff encourages you to take this voluntary and anonymous survey at [http://tinyurl.com/UICclimatesurvey].<br /><br />Interpersonal violence affects many of our students and the campus climate survey will help UIC better respond to reports of violence and improve services for survivors by giving the university a clear picture about how violence is experienced by students. The survey will also allow the university to plan prevention efforts to stop violence before it begins. Whether or not you have experienced violence, the university hopes to hear from as many students as possible to find out how well you feel the university responds to violence.<br /><br />The survey should take about 30 minutes. You will be asked for some basic information about yourself (age, gender, race, relationship status, and the name of your college or university), and questions regarding your experiences with interpersonal violence. Students need to be 18 years of age or older to participate in this research (UIC IRB protocol #2016-0045).<br /><br />After you complete the survey you will be offered the chance to enter your email into a lottery to win 1 of sixty cash prizes ranging from $20 to $80. Chances of winning are approximately 1 in 50.<br /><br />If you have questions about this survey, contact Dr. Paul Schewe at schewepa@uic.edu.<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Title IX Coordinator<br />Office for Access and Equity<br /><br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 06 May 2016 11:39:55 -0500 Fri, 06 May 2016 11:39:55 -0500 Evacuation drill On Monday, May 9, the Environmental Health and Safety Office will conduct an evacuation drill at Science and Engineering South (619 Building - 845 W. Taylor St.) at 2 PM.<br /><br />The building will reopen at the conclusion of the drill.<br /><br />Richard Anderson<br />Director, Environmental Health and Safety officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 06 May 2016 11:22:32 -0500 Fri, 06 May 2016 11:22:32 -0500 A Message from Provost Susan Poser Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0505_vcaa.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />As the semester draws to a close and we turn our attention to celebrating our students’ achievements at graduation, I want to pause for a moment to say thank you, and to ask for a favor. <br /><br />First, thank you for making my first three months at UIC so wonderful. All of the faculty and staff I have met have welcomed me warmly and I have been so impressed with the quality of the research and scholarship going on at UIC, and with your dedication to our students and to a bright future for UIC. I feel privileged to be here and to have the opportunity to work with you to help build that bright future. We are not lacking in challenges on many fronts, but I am certain that we have the resourcefulness (even without enough resources) to move forward and reach our potential as a most extraordinary institution.<br /><br />Now to the favor. Those of you who have been in my office have seen the faculty and student art on display, but you have also seen my rows of empty bookshelves. This is due to a combination of the pile of yet unopened boxes in my home, and my own lack of time and motivation to figure out what is in them and then drag them to work. So I need your help. <br /><br />If you are the author of a published book and you have an extra copy to spare, I would be honored if you would send it or bring it over to my office in UH 2832 (mail code 105). I would like to fill my bookshelves with faculty scholarship. This will provide me with summer (and fall, winter, spring…) reading material and provide a showcase of UIC faculty work for visitors to my office. I hope you will consider assisting me with this project.<br /><br />Thank you for all that you do for UIC and I wish you a great summer!<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 04 May 2016 16:50:24 -0500 Wed, 04 May 2016 16:50:24 -0500 Message from the Provost Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0502_vpua.html]<br /><br /> <br />I am delighted to announce that Dr. Nikos Varelas has accepted the position of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, effective August 16, 2016, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Dr. Varelas is currently LAS Distinguished Professor in UIC’s Department of Physics and Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In his two decades as a faculty member and administrator at UIC, Dr. Varelas has productively worked with faculty, administrators and students across LAS departments and other colleges to promote and facilitate student success. Dr. Varelas’s experience, skills, and proven leadership will serve our campus well in the years to come.<br /><br />Dr. Varelas has contributed to ensuring student success as an award-winning teacher and researcher, an Honors College Faculty Fellow, and in roles including the LAS Executive Committee and the UIC Faculty Senate. He served as co-chair of the Faculty Engagement Task Force of UIC’s Student Success Initiative in 2013, resulting in projects currently under implementation through the Provost’s Office. As Associate Dean in LAS, Dr. Varelas has championed innovative policy changes, programs, and initiatives. These include the creation of one Bachelor's and one Master's program, four new minors and one concentration, and the revision of over a dozen degree programs. Among these new programs is the B.S. in Integrated Health Studies, a model of interdisciplinary, intercollegiate education. In collaboration with several departments and colleges, Dr. Varelas introduced reforms that have led to significant improvements in student performance and success in calculus courses that are taken by more than 4,000 students across the campus, and he has facilitated the growth and impact of the campus Learning Centers that support thousands of students every semester. <br /><br />A prolific collaborative researcher and leader in the scientific community, Dr. Varelas has made important contributions to the field of high-energy particle physics as a member of two leading international experimental collaborations: the D-Zero experiment at Fermilab and the CMS experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Varelas was also a member of the team of scientists who discovered the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in July 2012. Dr. Varelas has served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields, with approximately 4,000 members, and as Chair of the Users Executive Committee at Fermilab, serving approximately 2,500 users. Since joining UIC in 1997, Dr. Varelas’ work has been continuously funded, securing more than $7 million from NSF and other sources. Dr. Varelas is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a University of Illinois Scholar, and he has been recognized by his college with the LAS Distinguished Professorship, the Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Faculty Service Award. <br /><br />I want to extend my gratitude to Vice Provost Renee Taylor and the search committee, for their excellent work on this search. They put forward an outstanding group of finalists for the VPUA position. I also wish to thank Dr. Emanuel Pollack for his dedicated service as interim vice provost for the past two years. <br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 02 May 2016 10:46:28 -0500 Mon, 02 May 2016 10:46:28 -0500