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 Community Safety Alert On May 23, at about 2:15 AM, UIC and Chicago Police responded to a call of shots fired off-campus at 1038 W. 14th St. A male victim (not UIC affiliated) was found with a single gun shot wound to the chest and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. A blue Chevy Tahoe with large rims was seen fleeing the area headed east on 14th St. and may have been involved. No further information is available at this time.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/O6vAf<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 /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Sat, 23 May 2015 04:06:05 -0500 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:06:05 -0500 Getting Down to Business University of Illinois [http://www.uillinois.edu]<br /><br /> <br />May 18, 2015<br /><br />Dear colleagues and friends:<br /><br />As I begin my first official day as president, I want you to know how profoundly honored and delighted I am to be joining you. I said on the day my appointment was announced last November that I was in awe of the University – I can honestly say today that the feeling of awe has only grown over the past six months.<br /><br />The University of Illinois is a very special place, with wonderful students, fabulous faculty and staff, and three magnificent campuses that are respected across the state of Illinois and around the world as leaders and pioneers in teaching, learning, scholarship and discovery. There is an amazing legacy of success and contributions in all disciplines over nearly 150 years. There is also a critically important and vibrant commitment to shared governance and institutional advancement on the part of the faculty. So, I view the presidency as a sacred trust and I can promise you my very best efforts on behalf of the University and its many stakeholders.<br /><br />I'm deeply grateful to President Emeritus Bob Easter for sharing his time and insights so generously during our transition. His many talents and contributions in positions from student to president have helped drive the university's continued rise over the last four decades. I wish Bob and his wife Cheryl all the very best in retirement – but have also warned them that I still have their number!<br /><br />I'm eager to get down to business, working with all of you to build on our legacy and make the University of Illinois the gold standard for higher education in the 21st century – with best-in-class academic and research programs that serve our students and the public good.<br /><br />We have all of the tools. An experienced and dedicated leadership team. World-class faculty and staff. Great students. State-of-the-art facilities. Loyal alumni. Generous donors. And, together, they share a passion to be the very best.<br /><br />As we push toward our common goal, we'll face bumps, including budgetary business to attend to in Springfield. In March, the Board of Trustees directed me to develop a university-wide strategic plan that will become our roadmap to the future. The planning process will be inclusive – a collaboration with all of you, with our campuses and with our many stakeholders to forge a collective and shared vision that will guide us to an even better tomorrow.<br /><br />Soon, I'll be scheduling a series of meetings to collect your thoughts and ideas. In the meantime, I'm anxious to get to know all of you, so I'm hosting town hall-style events on each of our campuses this week to introduce myself and the leadership team of campus chancellors. Dates, times and locations are available here [http://go.uillinois.edu/DownToBusiness].<br /><br />My wife Roberta and I are proud and honored to call the University of Illinois home. We look forward to meeting you, and to thank you in person for your commitment and loyalty to this great university.<br /><br />Timothy L. Killeen<br /><br />President<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:17 -0500 Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:17 -0500 Obama Presidential Library: Message from the Chancellor Dear faculty, staff, students, and friends of UIC,<br /><br />Regrettably, we have now heard officially that UIC was not chosen to host the Obama Presidential Library. The Barack Obama Foundation chose the University of Chicago from among the four finalist-institutions. We congratulate U of C and we are excited that the Library and Museum will be in Chicago. We hope there will be opportunities for UIC students and scholars to engage in academic collaborations with the library and museum. We thank the Foundation for considering UIC and for visiting our campus.<br /><br />Numerous people across campus and in the North Lawndale community were involved in preparing and submitting our proposals over the past 17 months. The campus is grateful for the time and skill they devoted to this project. In particular, we thank Mary Case, University Librarian, and Michael Redding, Executive Associate Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs, who co-chaired the steering committee; Marcia Lausen, Director of the School of Design, Bob Somol, Director of the School of Architecture, Michael Pagano, Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Alfred Tatum, Dean of the College of Education, Mark Donovan, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, and Lisa Lee, Director of the School of Art and Art History, who oversaw the Presidential Library committees; the members of our Presidential Library committees; our North Lawndale community partners, particularly Marcus Betts, Co-Chair of the North Lawndale Community Development Coalition; and the six students who flew to Washington to present our proposal. We thank Mayor Emanuel, our local elected officials, the Illinois congressional delegation, and the Steans Family Foundation for their support of our bid.<br /><br />While our bid to host the library was not successful, we have much to show for our effort. We took stock of the academic and physical assets of our campus. We conceived of new scholarly programs and civic, cultural, and neighborhood developments that are truly visionary and inspiring -- we hope that some of this vision can yet be realized. We forged a stronger relationship with our community partners in North Lawndale. And we showed the city, nation, and indeed the world that ours is a unique institution -- woven into the cultural fabric of Chicago and profoundly committed to educating underrepresented populations and eliminating disparities in underserved communities.<br /><br />In fact, our proposal was in large part a fresh, creative retelling of the hard work, inspired scholarship, and good deeds you all do every day. We hope you take as much pride as we do in that story and all the people behind it. It foretells the great things we will accomplish going forward.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 12 May 2015 09:17:16 -0500 Tue, 12 May 2015 09:17:16 -0500 Reminder: Meet the New University of Illinois leadership team University of Illinois President-designate Timothy L Killeen and Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis invite you to<br /><br />"A Conversation About Our Common Future"<br /><br />Town Hall Meeting with Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise and Springfield Chancellor Susan J. Koch<br /><br />Tuesday, May 19, 2015<br />2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.<br /><br />LOCATION CHANGED TO:<br />UIC Student Center East<br />Illinois Room<br />750 S. Halsted St.<br />Chicago<br /><br />Reception immediately following in the Illinois Room<br /><br />Please RSVP to uicchanc@uic.edu<br /><br />The moderated town hall sessions will include a discussion among the University leaders and Q&A with the audiences about the University’s aspirations, challenges and plans to be among the best in the world. Suggested questions and topics are welcome at http://go.uillinois.edu/conversation<br /><br />This Town Hall meeting has been designated as an approved event for non-exempt civil service employees. These employees may attend, without having to charge a benefit, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval. officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 11 May 2015 15:05:35 -0500 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:05:35 -0500 Statement by President Easter on Supreme Court Ruling on Pensions May 8, 2015<br /><br />Dear colleagues,<br /><br />Today, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously struck down a pension law that would have scaled back employee benefits, ruling that it violates a provision in the 1970 state constitution that says benefits shall not be diminished or impaired. A link to a Chicago Tribune story is here http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83493167/<br /><br />Now that the Supreme Court has spoken on the law’s constitutionality, we await the state’s reaction to the ruling. Although the ruling leaves the pension issue unresolved, it is an important next step and may provide guidance as elected officials consider other alternatives.<br /><br />Adequate funding of Illinois’ public pensions is of great concern to University of Illinois employees and annuitants. Pensions are a key element in a competitive compensation program that is critical in recruiting and retaining faculty and staff. <br /><br />The U of I will continue to track this important issue and provide its input and expertise to those who must chart a new path to a sustainable pension system.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 08 May 2015 14:59:55 -0500 Fri, 08 May 2015 14:59:55 -0500 Evacuation drill The Environmental Health and Safety Office will conduct an evacuation drill of Student Center East (605 building, 750 S. Halsted St.) and the SCE Tower (606 building, 710 S. Halsted St.) on Tuesday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m.<br /><br />The buildings will reopen at the conclusion of the drill.<br /><br />Richard Anderson<br />Director of Environmental Health and Safety official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Fri, 08 May 2015 14:31:12 -0500 Fri, 08 May 2015 14:31:12 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />Early this morning a tragic event occurred on campus. Sadly, a young woman has died in a terrible accident that occurred at one of our buildings. As a campus community, our thoughts and sympathies are with her family and friends.<br /><br />Around 4 a.m., a group of young people that included some UIC students were on the rooftop of the Behavioral Sciences Building. The 21-year-old woman, who is not a UIC student, fell from the exterior of the building.<br /><br />UIC professional staff are providing support and counseling to the UIC students who were with the woman at the time of the accident. The staff of the Counseling Center, Campus Advocacy Network, and Dean of Students Office are available to assist any students as they attempt to manage their feelings while balancing their academic and other obligations. Please remember that these free resources are always available. As a community, we can all help during this difficult time by providing additional support to our students.<br /><br />For many of our students it is a time to reflect on their accomplishments and celebrate with family and friends at graduation, but I encourage all members of the UIC community to do so with thought and concern for those who care about you most.<br /><br />We offer our condolences to the family and friends of this young woman during a very difficult time.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 08 May 2015 13:36:22 -0500 Fri, 08 May 2015 13:36:22 -0500 Community Safety Alert The UIC Police are alerting the campus community to a frightening scam that is targeting Chicago area residents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued information regarding a “virtual kidnapping” scheme where individuals call claiming to have kidnapped a family member. While no actual kidnapping has taken place, the callers often use co-conspirators to convince their victims of the legitimacy of the threat.<br /> <br />For example, a caller might attempt to convince a victim that his daughter was kidnapped by having a young female scream for help in the background during the call. Often the reason they are holding the alleged victim varies, but some of the most prominent scams involve car accidents, drug debts, gang assaults, or persons being smuggled across the border. Victim telephone numbers appear to be dialed at random.<br /> <br />Callers will typically provide the victim with specific instructions to ensure safe return of the allegedly kidnapped individual. In some cases, these instructions involve demands of a ransom payment. Callers are ordered to stay on the phone until the money is wired, often to a third party in Puerto Rico.<br /> <br />Most schemes use various techniques to instill a sense of fear, panic, and urgency in an effort to rush the victim into making a very hasty decision. Instructions usually require the ransom payment be made immediately and typically by wire transfer using companies such as Western Union. The requested ransom payments are for varied amounts, usually between $600 to $1,900.<br /> <br />UIC Police encourage the community to immediately call 5-5555 (on-campus) or 911 if you encounter any calls that request a ransom for kidnapping.<br /> <br />To avoid becoming a victim of this extortion scheme, look for the following possible indicators:<br /><br />- Incoming calls come from an outside area code, sometimes from Puerto Rico with area codes (787), (939) and (856)<br />- Calls do not come from the kidnapped victim’s phone<br />- Callers go to great lengths to keep you on the phone<br />- Callers prevent you from calling or locating the “kidnapped” victim<br />- Ransom money is only accepted via wire transfer service<br /> <br />If you receive a phone call from someone who demands payment of a ransom for a kidnapped victim, the following should be considered:<br /> <br />- Try to slow the situation down. Request to speak to the victim directly. Ask, “How do I know my loved one is okay?”<br />- If they don’t let you speak to the victim, ask them to describe the victim or describe the vehicle they drive, if applicable.<br />- Listen carefully to the voice of the kidnapped victim if they speak.<br />- Attempt to call, text, or contact the victim via social media. Request that the victim call back from his or her cell phone.<br />- While staying on the line with alleged kidnappers, try to call the alleged kidnap victim from another phone.<br />- To buy time, repeat the caller’s request and tell them you are writing down the demand, or tell the caller you need time to get things moving.<br />- Don’t directly challenge or argue with the caller. Keep your voice low and steady.<br />- Request the kidnapped victim call back from his/her cell phone.<br /> <br />Above all, remain calm and call for help from another phone line.<br /><br />Kevin Booker<br />Chief of UIC Police<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 07 May 2015 19:16:16 -0500 Thu, 07 May 2015 19:16:16 -0500 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Search and Website Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:<br /><br />The advisory committee charged with the recruitment of the UIC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) and Provost has been working diligently with Witt/Kieffer, a firm specializing in higher education recruitment services, to launch the search for this important position. (This is the same firm that is coordinating the recruitment of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.) The search website, which is located at http://provostsearch.publish.uic.edu/, provides a link to the nomination form, position announcement, position profile, and committee membership.<br /><br />On behalf of the committee, I would like to request your assistance--your input is essential to the success of this hire. Please send us your nominations and please encourage candidates to apply. The website will be updated with more information as the search progresses. With your assistance, the committee will be able to identify an excellent set of candidates to forward to Chancellor Amiridis for consideration.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Astrida Orle Tantillo<br />Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 05 May 2015 16:30:57 -0500 Tue, 05 May 2015 16:30:57 -0500 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Search and Website Enrollment for the University of Illinois Fall 2015/Spring 2016 (Annual) and Fall 2015 (Semester) Payment Plans began May 4, 2015.<br /><br />Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:<br /><br />The advisory committee charged with the recruitment of the UIC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) and Provost has been working diligently with Witt/Kieffer, a firm specializing in higher education recruitment services, to launch the search for this important position. (This is the same firm that is coordinating the recruitment of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.) The search website, which is located at http://provostsearch.publish.uic.edu/,<br />provides a link to the nomination form, position announcement, position profile, and committee membership. <br /><br />On behalf of the committee, I would like to request your assistance--your input is essential to the success of this hire. Please send us your nominations and please encourage candidates to apply. The website will be updated with more information as the search progresses. With your assistance, the committee will be able to identify an excellent set of candidates to forward to Chancellor Amiridis for consideration.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Astrida Orle Tantillo<br />Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 05 May 2015 16:28:21 -0500 Tue, 05 May 2015 16:28:21 -0500 2015 UIC Convocation - Save the Date <br /> <br />Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2015_0504.html]<br /> <br />U I C Office of the Chancellor<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />I hope you are looking forward as I am to welcoming our new incoming students to campus during the UIC Convocation. The Class of 2019 and I will begin our first fall term together.<br /><br />In order to promote the success and first year experience of our new students, the tenth annual UIC Convocation will be held to kick-off the 2015-2016 academic year. The UIC Convocation marks the official beginning of new students’ entry into our academic community. I ask that you save the date below on your calendar and encourage your college faculty and unit staff to be a part of this important event to welcome new students. The schedule is as follows:<br /><br />Sunday, August 23, 2015 <br />3:00 p.m. <br />UIC Pavilion<br /><br />All new students, their families, as well as university faculty and staff are invited to attend this event. UIC Convocation will be followed immediately by the Chancellor’s New Student Welcome Picnic during which time new students and their parents will join us for food, games, prizes, entertainment, and an opportunity to reconnect with their summer orientation leader, faculty, and academic college staff.<br /><br />The involvement of faculty and administrators at our university is critical to the success of new students who have chosen to invest their future with us. Your presence at the UIC Convocation will help to warmly welcome our new students and their families, and reinforce their decision to become a part of the UIC family. Last year, the Convocation was attended by 1389 new students and 1670 guests.<br /><br />Incoming students should know we value their decision to attend UIC, and your presence is key to this goal. Please expect a formal invitation in early August, and I look forward to seeing you.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <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, 04 May 2015 14:00:28 -0500 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:28 -0500 Student Account Payment Plan Enrollment Period Enrollment for the University of Illinois Fall 2015/Spring 2016 (Annual) and Fall 2015 (Semester) Payment Plans began May 4, 2015.<br /><br />The University of Illinois provides an optional Payment Plan which allows parents/students to spread payment of anticipated tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board expenses over a number of months. The sooner you sign up, the more payments options there will be available. The Payment Plan is an alternative option to the regular University payment policy [https://paymybill.uillinois.edu/PaymentDueDates] and is administered by Nelnet Business Solutions. Student Accounts will not be assessed monthly late payment fees while enrolled in the Payment Plan. <br /><br />ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS<br /><br />Any University of Illinois undergraduate, graduate, or professional school student, or the authorized payer of such student, is eligible to participate in the Payment Plan. <br />Enrollment is not automatic for current participants. A student must be re-enrolled on a yearly (or semester) basis.<br />Your student account must be in good standing. Students with past due balances must contact USFSCO Customer Service to find out about alternative arrangements.<br />You must be willing to allow automatic withdrawals from your checking or savings account.<br />Only charges bill through Student Accounts Receivable are eligible to be included in your Payment Plan budget – a minimum budget of $500.00 is required.<br />COST TO PARTICIPATE<br /><br />$45 per semester or $75 annual nonrefundable enrollment fee (ACH)<br />$30 fee if a payment is returned<br />ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS <br />The online enrollment form for Payment Plan is available through the University Student Financial Services website at http://paymybill.uillinois.edu. To access the online enrollment form, follow the steps below:<br /><br />Students<br /><br />Select the Pay My Bill icon<br />Select appropriate link and log on<br />Select appropriate options to view your student account<br />Select Payment Plan from the menu options on the left and follow the instructions.<br />Authorized Payers<br /><br />Select the Pay My Bill icon<br />Select Authorized Payer<br />Enter your Login Name and Password<br />Select Payment Plan from the menu options on the left and follow the instructions.<br />For additional information about the Payment Plan, please visit http://paymybill.uillinois.edu. <br /><br />Please do not reply directly to this email, as this is an outgoing email account only. Send all email correspondence to usfscohelp@uillinois.edu. <br /><br />Sincerely, <br />Customer Service<br /><br />University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations<br />Phone (312) 996-8574<br />usfscohelp@uillinois.edu officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 04 May 2015 12:48:36 -0500 Mon, 04 May 2015 12:48:36 -0500 Farewell Dear colleagues:<br /><br />As I look ahead to retirement on May 17 after more than four decades with the University of Illinois, I’m reminded of a quote by A.A. Milne, best known for his Winnie the Pooh book series:<br /><br />“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”<br /><br />I could never have imagined the experiences ahead when Cheryl and I rolled our U Haul into Champaign-Urbana to begin my graduate studies back in 1973. This great University has been our home ever since, and I still marvel that I was given the opportunity to see it from nearly every angle – as a student, alumnus, donor, faculty member, department head, dean, interim provost and chancellor and, for the last three years, as president.<br />Over those years, the University’s growth has been remarkable – in enrollment, in facilities, in service to our students and our state, in research discovery, and in global prestige. It has risen to a place among the world’s best thanks to all of you – our students and alumni, faculty and staff, administrators and trustees, donors and friends – and it is our relationships with all of you that Cheryl and I will cherish most.<br /><br />The University is currently at a crossroads. Government funding declines, online education and growing global competition have combined to threaten access, affordability and the excellence that is synonymous with the University of Illinois.<br /><br />But I’m confident that our future is bright. I have had the opportunity to work closely with President-designate Tim Killeen and he has the right kind of experiences to elevate our educational and research missions, a personality and collaborative style that fits the needs of the role, and a deep commitment to serving our students, our state and our nation.<br /><br />He also has all of you. Your hard work, scholarship, integrity and passion lifted the University to where it is today and will help lead it to a new era of service that matches the legacy of its past.<br /><br />Thank you for your support, your kindness and your dedication and loyalty to the University of Illinois. <br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:14 -0500 Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:14 -0500 Crime alert On May 3, at about 3:00 a.m., a man waiting for a bus was the victim of an armed robbery near 1845 W. Roosevelt Rd. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that a red Pontiac Grand Prix pulled up and a male offender approached him demanding cash. The victim was struck in the head with a crowbar and a male offender took $45 in cash. The victim was transported to University of Illinois Hospital for treatment. The offender(s) remain at large.<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/UcIwZ<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<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 /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Message from the Interim Vice President for Health Affairs Dear Colleagues: <br /><br />I write to announce that Lon Kaufman, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Community Relations, Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs, is leaving UIC to serve as Provost at Hunter College in New York. I will be hosting an Open House event to honor him; the details follow at the end of this message.<br /><br />Lon has been a part of the University family for 30 years, first as a professor of biological sciences, and later as a department head, Dean of the Honors College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Vice Provost for Planning and Programs, and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. <br /><br />In Lon’s years of service to the University, his accomplishments have been many and varied, with lasting impact. For example, under his 11-year tenure as Vice Provost and then Provost, enrollment grew by 11%, the graduation rate increased by 17%, and UIC became a local and national leader in undergraduate success. Working closely with the faculty, Lon led initiatives to redesign remedial math and create Summer College for incoming students, to overhaul the campus General Education program, to open two campus learning centers, and to develop the undergraduate research experience. The highly successful open-enrollment UIC College Prep High School was founded under his leadership. He served as chair or co-chair on and/or charged major campus plans including the UIC Campus Master Plan, the UIC Diversity Strategic Plan, the UIC Sustainability Plan, and others. Lon has mentored students and colleagues alike, and taught and received federal funding continuously for over 25 years. His dedication to the student experience has been appreciated by all who have worked with him over the years.<br /><br />I know that many of his friends and colleagues from both sides of campus will be eager to congratulate Lon and bid him farewell. Please join me at an Open House in his honor on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the College of Medicine Faculty Alumni Lounge, Room 118, 1819 West Polk Street. RSVP to Laurie Kennard at lkennard@uic.edu or 312-355-1199 by May 20, 2015. <br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />Jerry Bauman<br />Interim Vice President for Health Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:23:08 -0500 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:23:08 -0500