UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/home/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:52:07 -0500 60 Message from the Chancellor Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The 3rd Annual Sustainability Week at UIC begins Monday September 13 and lasts through Friday September 17. The week will be filled with activities to help our community learn more about sustainable urban living, both on campus and in our personal lives. Each day's activities are related to specific areas of sustainability such as recycling, local food, energy conservation, and more, to help us as a campus meet the goals laid out in UIC's Climate Action Plan:<br /><br />Vision: <br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to environmental sustainability in all aspects of its mission and will challenge itself to consistently perform all of its functions in the most sustainable ways.<br /><br />Mission: <br />The University of Illinois at Chicago, as part of the local and global community, strives to be a responsible steward of the environment. As such, UIC seeks to minimize its environmental impact both now and in the future, consistent with the financial and social viability of the institution and the relevance of its academic programs. Through its academics, research and operations UIC will create a campus environment in which sustainable practices and policies are visible and evident to all.<br /><br />For information regarding the UIC Climate Action plan please visit: http://sustainability.uic.edu/climateactionplan<br /><br />For all events and details surrounding UIC Sustainability week please visit: http://go.uic.edu/sustainabilityweek.<br /><br />I hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and learn a little bit more about how we can contribute to a more responsible and sustainable quality of life.<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor<br />Chancellor official http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialFeed Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:48:16 -0500 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:48:16 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Dear Members of the UIC Community,<br /><br />It is with great regret that I inform you that after more than three years of distinguished service as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dwight A. McBride will be leaving this position to become Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Provost for Graduate Education at Northwestern University as of November 1, 2010.<br /><br />Dwight has done a marvelous job as dean of UIC’s largest college during a time of historic financial challenge and uncertainty. He has not only kept the college afloat despite extremely trying circumstances, but has also moved forward many initiatives in LAS by partnering with Fermilab and Argonne National Labs on a combined three new joint faculty appointments; increasing major gifts in development and growing the LAS Board of Visitors; establishing the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics; developing the LAS Distinguished Professorship Program; initiating the “Meeting of the Minds” series in the College to highlight and encourage the broad interdisciplinarity of our LAS faculty; establishing the Program in Asian American Studies; and inaugurating the LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative. His dedication and collegiality will be greatly missed. For all he has accomplished, he deserves our gratitude.<br /><br />When Provost Tanner returns from vacation, he will begin planning for the LAS leadership transition. I hope you will join us in expressing our deepest thanks to Dean McBride for his service to UIC. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialxFeed Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:53:56 -0500 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:53:56 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Dear Members of the UIC Community,<br /><br />It is with great regret that I inform you that after more than three years of distinguished service as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dwight A. McBride will be leaving this position to become Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Education at Northwestern University as of November 1, 2010.<br /><br />Dwight has done a marvelous job as dean of UIC’s largest college during a time of historic financial challenge and uncertainty. He has not only kept the college afloat despite extremely trying circumstances, but has also moved forward many initiatives in LAS by partnering with Fermilab and Argonne National Labs on a combined three new joint faculty appointments; increasing major gifts in development and growing the LAS Board of Visitors; establishing the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics; developing the LAS Distinguished Professorship Program; initiating the "Meeting of the Minds" series in the College to highlight and encourage the broad interdisciplinarity of our LAS faculty; establishing the Program in Asian American Studies; and inaugurating the LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative. His dedication and collegiality will be greatly missed. For all he has accomplished, he deserves our gratitude.<br /><br />When Provost Tanner returns from vacation, he will begin planning for the LAS leadership transition. I hope you will join us in expressing our deepest thanks to Dean McBride for his service to UIC. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialxFeed Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:52:03 -0500 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:52:03 -0500 Message from UIC Police Dear UIC Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />With the new academic year underway, a few important notes about security.<br /><br />First, I encourage you to subscribe your cell phone to receive text message alerts. An immediate SMS text alert will be sent in case of a serious crime in progress, weather emergency, or other urgent situation. Log in to http://sms.accc.uic.edu from any computer to subscribe your phone.<br /><br />Second, crime alerts, which unfortunately you have already received, do contain useful tips for your security. First among them is “Be aware of your surroundings.” This is a general guideline that means use all five of your senses to be alert for danger. Specifically, it means when you are walking alone, DON’T WEAR HEADPHONES OR EARBUDS.<br /><br />Third, UIC Police patrols often find security doors propped open in residence halls and academic buildings, presumably by people expecting a visitor or a delivery. In the age of cell phones, this is completely unnecessary. An unlocked door exposes every occupant of the building to the risk of petty theft or serious violent crime. Please don't let yourself be responsible for someone becoming a victim.<br /><br />UIC Police ask your cooperation:<br /><br />-Never prop open a locking door.<br />-If you see a door ajar or propped open, SECURE IT AT ONCE.<br />-Never admit a stranger to a UIC building without asking their business.<br />-If you are concerned about a door that was left open, contact UIC Police immediately.<br /><br />We depend on each other for our safety on campus. Let’s do all we can for security and make it a great and safe semester.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Chief John W. Richardson<br />UIC Police<br /><br />Visit the UIC Emergency Information website, <br />http://www.uic.edu/index.html/emergency_preparedness.shtml, for more campus safety and security information and resources. officialx http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialxFeed Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:37:16 -0500 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:37:16 -0500 New Services for Students Dear UIC Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />In support of our students, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) is pleased to announce several campus life enhancements: Commuter Student Resource Center; Lactation Suites; Reflection Room; and the OVCSA on Facebook.<br /><br />COMMUTER STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER<br /><br />The new Commuter Student Resource Center is an important destination for commuter students who comprise 85% of the UIC student body. The Commuter Center provides programs and services to enhance learning and improve success. The center includes a lounge, study spaces, a kitchenette, locker rooms, a multipurpose room, computers, wireless internet and other areas to connect with fellow commuters. Programs will include workshops, social opportunities, and special fall opening activities. Services include carpool connections, advocacy, referrals to other necessary services, and informational resources to involve students in The UIC Experience.<br /><br />The Commuter Center staff is available to answer questions and assist students with commuting and other issues. During the academic year when classes are in session the center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The Commuter Center is located in Student Center East, Rooms 240-248 of the 2-South area (adjacent to the Inner Circle and the Wellness Center) at 750 S. Halsted. Students are encouraged to visit in order to meet friends and classmates or simply to relax and have lunch.<br /><br />LACTATION SUITES<br /><br />Attending class and caring for a newborn baby is an extreme challenge. The two new Lactation Suites are designed to afford new mothers a place of privacy and are located conveniently adjacent to the Commuter Student Resource Center in Student Center East. The hours of operation coincide with those for the Commuter Center. An additional Lactation Suite, which opened last spring, is also available on the second floor of Student Center West.<br /><br />REFLECTION ROOM<br /><br />There are times when all students need a quiet moment to collect their thoughts and reflect on what really is important. The Reflection Room, located on the third floor of the Student Center East high rise, is a refuge for those who need a break from the noise and stress we all face in our daily lives. The Reflection Room is open to all who seek a brief moment of peace and serenity from the hectic pace of study and work. The Reflection Room rules are simple: quiet is required; lunch, study and work are not allowed. All members of the UIC family are welcome.<br /><br />FACEBOOK<br /><br />UIC Students can now stay abreast of campus activities and events on Facebook. Join us at: UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs official http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialFeed Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:43:35 -0500 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:43:35 -0500 New year, new president, new blog SUBJECT: New year, new president, new blog<br /><br />School is back in full swing. Roommates that were once just names on a sheet of paper are already becoming best friends. Classes have started, bringing the welcome bustle of students as they dash from one to the next.<br /><br />The new school year has been especially energizing for me this year, my first as president. For one, there are more students this fall than last – nearly 73,000 combined on our three campuses – again proving the excellence and value that have made us one of the nation’s top public universities. And, our faculty and staff are rising to new heights in their research, scholarship, and creative works.<br /><br />The return of our students is also a reminder of the limitless possibilities of education. University of Illinois graduates may someday cure diseases, revolutionize technology, or add a new classic to American literature. That potential serves as a call to me, and my faculty and staff colleagues, to steward the resources needed to pursue greatness.<br /><br />We face financial challenges, but I want to make sure that cloud doesn’t overshadow our everyday achievements, from cutting-edge research to student, faculty, and staff excellence. So I’m celebrating those accomplishments – along with some of the plain old fun that rounds out the college experience – in my new blog, PrezRelease. Please check it out at http://www.uillinois.edu/go/HoganBlog<br /><br />The blog, launched a week ago, has my name on it, but it’s really all about you – our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors. So if you have stories you think I should share, please email me at presmike@uillinois.edu.<br /><br />I’m looking forward to a great year, and hope you are, too. And if you see the face at the top of my blog while you’re walking around campus, be sure to say hi.<br /><br />President Mike Hogan<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialFeed Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:45:11 -0500 Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:45:11 -0500 CRIME ALERT A UIC student was the victim of a battery early this morning. The student was walking at 840 W Roosevelt Rd at 2:15 a.m. when a man emerged from a dark blue four-door vehicle and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The offender got back into the vehicle and fled westbound. The victim is undergoing treatment for a broken jaw at the UIC Medical Center. A search for the offender by UIC and Chicago police proved negative. The offender is described as a male black, 25-30 years old, 5-10, 160-170 pounds, wearing a dark shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at (312) 996-2830. urgent http://www.uic.edu/home UrgentFeed Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:23:12 -0500 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:23:12 -0500 Crime Alert On August 26, at 3:20 p.m., a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery as he was walking off-campus in the 1200 block of South Blue Island Avenue. The victim stated that he was approached from the rear and attacked by a two juvenile offenders who threw the student to the ground and punched him in the face as they took his cell phone and cash from his cargo pocket. The offenders fled on foot northbound on Hastings. <br /><br />The student suffered cuts and bruises to the face and was treated by Chicago Fire Department paramedics but refused medical transport. <br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--be aware of your surroundings<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 />The UICPD/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force will conduct the follow-up investigation. The offenders are both described as black males, 13-15 years old, of dark complexion, and each wearing a white t-shirt. One was wearing red shorts.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830. urgent http://www.uic.edu/home UrgentFeed Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:30:38 -0500 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:30:38 -0500 New Services for Students Dear UIC Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />In support of our students, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) is pleased to announce several campus life enhancements: Commuter Student Resource Center; Lactation Suites; Reflection Room; and the OVCSA on Facebook.<br /><br />COMMUTER STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER<br /><br />The new Commuter Student Resource Center is an important destination for commuter students who comprise 85% of the UIC student body. The Commuter Center provides programs and services to enhance learning and improve success. The center includes a lounge, study spaces, a kitchenette, locker rooms, a multipurpose room, computers, wireless internet and other areas to connect with fellow commuters. Programs will include workshops, social opportunities, and special fall opening activities. Services include carpool connections, advocacy, referrals to other necessary services, and informational resources to involve students in The UIC Experience. <br /><br />The Commuter Center staff is available to answer questions and assist students with commuting and other issues. During the academic year when classes are in session the center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The Commuter Center is located in Student Center East, Rooms 240-248 of the 2-South area (adjacent to the Inner Circle and the Wellness Center) at 750 S. Halsted. Students are encouraged to visit in order to meet friends and classmates or simply to relax and have lunch. <br /><br />LACTATION SUITES<br /><br />Attending class and caring for a newborn baby is an extreme challenge. The two new Lactation Suites are designed to afford new mothers a place of privacy and are located conveniently adjacent to the Commuter Student Resource Center in Student Center East. The hours of operation coincide with those for the Commuter Center. An additional Lactation Suite, which opened last spring, is also available on the second floor of Student Center West.<br /><br />REFLECTION ROOM<br /><br />There are times when all students need a quiet moment to collect their thoughts and reflect on what really is important. The Reflection Room, located on the third floor of the Student Center East high rise, is a refuge for those who need a break from the noise and stress we all face in our daily lives. The Reflection Room is open to all members of the UIC Community who seek a brief moment of peace and serenity from the hectic pace of study and work. <br />The Reflection Rules are simple: quiet is required; lunch, study and work are not allowed. All members of the UIC family are welcome.<br /><br />FACEBOOK<br /><br />UIC Students can now stay abreast of campus activities and events on Facebook. Join us at: UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs official http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialFeed Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:47:05 -0500 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:47:05 -0500 Diversity Strategic Thinking and Planning Update Dear UIC Students, Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />We are pleased to be able to provide you with an update of diversity strategic thinking and planning and to express our continued commitment to the development of a Diversity Strategic Plan for UIC. <br /><br />The campus DSTP Committee has nearly completed the first phase -- Diversity Strategic Thinking (DST) -- and has released a draft campus DST document entitled "Through the Lens of Diversity." This document articulates our aspirations for diversity, the challenges and opportunities we face as a campus, and has been instrumental in shaping the diversity strategic planning initiated this summer. The comments received from campus during town hall meetings in the spring and directly from individuals and groups have been of great value as Through the Lens of Diversity is refined and polished for final publication this fall.<br /><br />The campus DSTP Committee is several months into the second phase: Diversity Strategic Planning. Through the planning process, we will define our diversity priorities and develop actions that will position diversity as fundamental to all of our university activities. Parallel planning processes will be initiated in the Colleges and Vice Chancellor units this fall, guided by diversity goals at the campus level. We expect that a draft of our campus plan will be released for comment in January 2011. <br /><br />As we proceed with planning, it is important for us to acknowledge UIC's financial hardships and to recognize the challenge this places upon all of our activities. UIC remains committed to diversity and to providing a world-class education. Our current budget situation is causing UIC to undergo a rigorous process of self-examination. Diversity is an important element as we undergo this self-examination. The DSTP Committee intends to develop a plan with actions that are feasible in the current economic climate, while also positioning us to act when our financial conditions improve. In the short term there is much that we will do to achieve an improved diversity climate, and to build a mutual understanding of our core values and the cultural changes that will help make UIC more inclusive. Our immediate vision is to build upon existing programs; reset priorities; and explore the prospects for new approaches to curricula, program collaborations, and training to enhance the benefit we gain from diversity. Through regular assessment and evaluation of our efforts, we will insure that diversity becomes a fundamental value of all of our activities.<br /><br />We are confident that the Diversity Strategic Plan will insure that the excellence of our research and educational programs and our service to the community is enriched by the diversity of the people engaged. Thank you for your support for this important campus initiative and for partnering with us in this planning effort by offering your individual commitment to achieving true diversity here at UIC. <br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor <br /><br />R. Michael Tanner<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs official http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialFeed Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:32:59 -0500 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:32:59 -0500 Message from the Chancellor [corrected] Dear Colleagues and Members of the UIC Community,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This search follows the departure of R. Michael Tanner after eight years of distinguished service and leadership as he starts a new chapter in his career as a faculty member in the College of Engineering on January 15, 2011.<br /><br />The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the second-in-command and chief academic officer for the UIC campus reporting to the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the Chancellor's principal advisor on campus budget matters, and along with the other vice chancellors and the leadership of the University of Illinois Hospital, plays a major role in developing strategic academic priorities as the campus advances its programs of instruction, research, and service. All deans, as well as the University Librarian, are supported by and accountable to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.<br /><br />The search committee membership is listed at the end of this e-mail. R. John Solaro, Distinguished University Professor and Head, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has graciously agreed to chair this search.<br /><br />The search committee will be meeting shortly and more information about the search and the position will be communicated to the campus at that time. I am confident that, with your support, the committee will be able to identify an outstanding set of finalists for interviews in early spring.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Paula Allen-Meares<br /><br />Chancellor<br /><br />_____________________<br /><br /> <br />Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br />R. John Solaro (Chair)<br />Distinguished University Professor and Head, Physiology & Biophysics, College of Medicine<br /><br />Aixa Alfonso<br />Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br /><br />Tanya Berger-Wolf<br />Associate Professor, Computer Engineering, College of Engineering<br /><br />John D'Emilio<br />Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies and History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br /><br />Robert Gaensslen<br />Professor and Director, Forensic Science Program, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy<br /><br />Artin Goncu<br />Professor and Chair, Educational Psychology, College of Education<br /><br />Bruce Graham<br />Dean, College of Dentistry<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br />Christina Hui-Chan<br />Professor and Head, Physical Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences<br /><br />Timothy Johnson<br />Professor and Director, Survey Research Laboratory, Public Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs<br /><br />Harish Kanchi<br />Graduate Student, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering<br /><br />Michele Kelley<br />Associate Professor, Community Sciences, School of Public Health<br /><br />Judith Kirshner<br />Dean, College of Architecture and the Arts<br /><br />Carol Massat<br />Associate Professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work<br /><br />Amalia Pallares<br />Associate Professor, Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br /><br />Mariann Piano<br />Professor, Biobehavioral Health Science, College of Nursing<br /><br />Gregory Pittsley<br />Senior Program and Policy Analyst, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago<br /><br />Rodney Shrader<br />Denton Thorne Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director, Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Associate Professor, Managerial Studies, College of Business Administration<br /><br />Stephen Wiberley<br />Professor and Bibliographer for Social Sciences, University Library<br /><br />Darlette Willis<br />Office Support Specialist, Campus Parking, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /><br />Ex officio staff:<br /><br />Peg O'Donoghue<br />Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor<br /><br />Monica Rausa Williams<br />Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialxFeed Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:16:55 -0500 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:16:55 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Dear Colleagues and Members of the UIC Community,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This search follows the departure of R. Michael Tanner after eight years of distinguished service and leadership as he starts a new chapter in his career as a faculty member in the College of Engineering on January 15, 2011.<br /><br />The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the second-in-command and chief academic officer for the UIC campus reporting to the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the Chancellor's principal advisor on campus budget matters, and along with the other vice chancellors and the leadership of the University of Illinois Hospital, plays a major role in developing strategic academic priorities as the campus advances its programs of instruction, research, and service. All deans, as well as the University Librarian, are supported by and accountable to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.<br /><br />The search committee membership is listed at the end of this e-mail. R. John Solaro, Distinguished University Professor and Head, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has graciously agreed to chair this search. <br /><br />The search committee will be meeting shortly and more information about the search and the position will be communicated to the campus at that time. I am confident that, with your support, the committee will be able to identify an outstanding set of finalists for interviews in early spring.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialxFeed Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:51:57 -0500 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:51:57 -0500 Message from the Chancellor <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />I write today to welcome you to UIC for the 2010-11 academic year. As you know, UIC is the largest university in the Chicago region. All of you, our students, faculty and staff are singularly and collectively important to our forward momentum. Working together is how we will continue to advance our missions and our contributions to our city, state, the nation and the world. <br /><br />Welcome newcomers, and to our continuing community members, welcome back to one of the most vibrant institutions of learning anywhere. <br /><br />My best wishes to all of us for an excellent 2010-2011. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialxFeed Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:37:15 -0500 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:37:15 -0500 Message from UIC Police re Emergency Communications Dear UIC Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />With the new academic year underway, I encourage all members of the UIC community to subscribe your cell phone to receive text message alerts. An immediate SMS text alert will be sent in case of a serious crime in progress, weather emergency, or other urgent situation. Log in to http://sms.accc.uic.edu <http://sms.accc.uic.edu> from any computer to subscribe your phone.<br /><br />Also, please visit the UIC Emergency Information website, <br />http://www.uic.edu/index.html/emergency_preparedness.shtml, for more campus safety and security information and resources.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />John W. Richardson<br />Chief of UIC Police official http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialFeed Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:52:54 -0500 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:52:54 -0500 Message from Chancellor - SEIU Strike Cancelled Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />Following intensive negotiations yesterday and today, the parties reached tentative agreements on key deal points for a successor to the collective bargaining contracts between SEIU and the University for clerical, technical and service employees at UIC that expired in August 2009. However, details still need to be worked out, and no information <br />concerning the final settlements will be released until the entire contracts are fully resolved through the regular negotiation process. As a result, SEIU's notification of a strike and plans for concerted activities at UIC commencing August 22, 2010 are cancelled and the parties intend to complete negotiations on outstanding issues and submit <br />the final agreements for ratification as soon as possible.<br /><br />Employees in the SEIU bargaining units will be expected to report to work as usual on Monday August 23, 2010.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor<br /><br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/home OfficialxFeed Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:27:00 -0500 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:27:00 -0500