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 Upcoming town halls and strategic plan draft available <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />I am pleased to report that the University-wide strategic planning initiative is progressing and ask that you "save the date" for a second round of town hall meetings next month, providing you another opportunity to participate in the iterative process leading to our final plan. The sessions will be held:<br /><br />March 2nd, from 3-4:30 p.m. on the Springfield campus, in the Brookens Auditorium<br /><br />March 8th, from 2-4 p.m. on the Chicago campus, in the Thompson Rooms, Student Center West<br /><br />March 14th, from 1-3 p.m. on the Urbana campus, in the Deloitte Auditorium, College of <br />Business Instructional Facility<br /><br />I will be at each session along with the campus chancellor, and look forward to robust and thoughtful discussions about the draft plan, which will be posted on the strategic planning website (https://www.uillinois.edu/strategic_plan/). This draft will serve as the basis for our discussion at each town hall meeting. Additionally, an email link will be provided on the website for you to submit feedback, ideas, or even suggested text. <br /><br />The goal continues to be a concise and highly impactful plan for the University's future to be recommended for Board of Trustees approval in May 2016. Guiding our work is a steering committee and faculty and staff from across the U of I system. <br /><br />Please visit the strategic planning website (https://www.uillinois.edu/strategic_plan/), and begin your review of the draft framework, remembering that this is an unfolding document that needs your thoughtful and reflective input.<br /><br />I look forward to seeing you next month.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Tim<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:15:50 -0600 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:15:50 -0600 Governmental relations executive director named Dear friends and colleagues:<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsay Anderson, an Urbana-Champaign graduate and former high-ranking legislative advisor in the state capital, as executive director for governmental relations for the University of Illinois, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.<br /><br />She will bring more than a decade of public policy experience when she assumes her new role March 1, leading efforts to advocate for the University’s interests with federal, state and local officials and key higher education associations.<br /><br />Lindsay is currently an attorney with Chicago-based McGuire Woods, where she advises clients on working with government. She rejoined the law firm in 2013, after four years as legislative director and later senior advisor in the administration of former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. In those roles, she advised the governor and state agencies on legislation, working closely with legislators on both sides of the aisle, and also oversaw the governor’s Office of Federal Relations. Earlier, she served as assistant counsel in the office of House Speaker Michael Madigan and as a mayoral fellow in the office of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.<br /><br />Since 2013, she also has chaired two important statewide boards that serve the University and its employees – the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the State Universities Retirement System. She was appointed to the boards by Quinn, and has continued to serve on both under Gov. Bruce Rauner; she will resign from both positions before joining the University.<br /><br />Lindsay earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Urbana-Champaign campus in 2001, and a law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2005. In 2015, she was an Edgar Fellow, an executive leadership training program developed by former Gov. Jim Edgar and the U of I Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA).<br /><br />Her knowledge of the University and years of legislative experience will serve us well as we continue to ramp up advocacy efforts to support our students, our world-class academic and research programs, and our crucial role in driving progress and economic growth.<br /><br />I am grateful to the committee that assisted in the search, headed by IGPA Director Christopher Mooney, and to interim Director of State Relations Jennifer Creasey and interim Director of Federal Relations Melissa Haas for their talents in helping to guide our legislative advocacy efforts in the interim.<br /><br />Please join me in congratulating Lindsay, and welcoming her to the University of Illinois.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim<br /><br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:01:14 -0600 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:01:14 -0600 Preventing discrimination and sexual violence at UIC Read this message online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0209_discrimination_sexual_violence.html]<br /> <br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />In the coming weeks, UIC will be participating in a University of Illinois online training program on issues of discrimination and sexual violence. This program is designed to reinforce the culture of respectful, consensual relationships across all of our campuses.<br /><br />This online course is mandatory for all employees of the university except for our undergraduate student workers and graduate/professional students who may also be employees. This very important training is also strongly encouraged for all graduate and professional students regardless of employment.<br /><br />This program fulfills state and federal requirements regarding education about domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and provides information on protections, resources and services available to survivors.<br /><br />Details on how to complete the online training will be forthcoming. Please devote the time necessary to get the most out of this valuable educational opportunity.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago has long been a place of learning, teaching and research that seeks to extend the boundaries of human understanding. In order to reach our full potential, we must ensure that our campus is a place of safety and security for all students, faculty, staff and guests.<br /><br />Together we can realize our vision of a respectful campus committed to the discovery of new knowledge.<br /><br />Thank you,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:41:28 -0600 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:41:28 -0600 Scholarships for UIC Students Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0208_scholarship.html]<br /> <br /> <br />UIC Students,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is accepting applications for ten competitive scholarships open to students across all colleges and academic disciplines:<br /><br />Supporting Excellence Endowment (S.E.E.) Scholarship<br />Lorilyn Espique Aquino Fund<br />Dr. Thomas Beckham Memorial Scholarship<br />UIC Eleanor Daley Scholarship<br />Gordon J. Flesch Memorial Scholarship<br />Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship<br />UIC Jim’s Original Scholarship<br />University of Illinois Alumni Association Pier Scholar Award<br />Rundgren Foundation Scholarship<br />VCSA Scholarship<br />Each scholarship provides between $1,000 and $5,000 for the 2016-2017 year.<br /><br />Information about each and the online application is available through UIC SnAP, the campus-wide scholarship management system. Log in at [https://uic.academicworks.com] and complete the general application before addressing criteria specific to each scholarship.<br /><br />The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28.<br /><br />If you have questions about the scholarships or the application process, contact Kara Holloway in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at (312) 996-7140 or ovcsa@uic.edu.<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:00:08 -0600 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:00:08 -0600 Preventing discrimination and sexual violence training program Dear U of I community:<br /><br />The University of Illinois places a high priority on providing our students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a safe, secure environment in which to live, learn, work, and be respected. We demonstrate our commitment to safety and security through strong education and prevention programs to prevent and respond to crimes and other threats to our collective safety and security. <br /><br />Our most effective safety measures involve you – our students, faculty, and staff – in partnership with campus police and student and faculty services. <br /><br />To help ensure compliance with new state and federal laws, students, faculty, and staff are expected to participate in a new online training program (mandatory for non-student employees) focusing on preventing discrimination and sexual violence. Please watch for more information from your campus and for training instructions from the University Ethics Officer (ethicsofficer@uillinois.edu).<br /><br />The new comprehensive program will prepare you to play a significant role in our efforts to maintain and enhance our campuses by taking appropriate precautions, alerting authorities of danger or suspicious behaviors, and by assisting victims in obtaining needed support.<br /><br />I am making this training a priority on my schedule and request each of you do the same. Thank you for your commitment to the University and to our community.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim Killeen<br />President<br /><br /> <br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:00:29 -0600 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:00:29 -0600 Welcome Vice Chancellor for Academic and Provost, Susan Poser Read this message online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0201_provost.html] <br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />Today, Dr. Susan Poser officially joins UIC as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost and it is a great pleasure to welcome her to our community!<br /><br />Dr. Poser comes to UIC from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a peer Carnegie I institution with a strong research base. Having joined their faculty in 1999, she has served as professor, dean, chief of staff and associate chancellor during her more than 16 years of contributions to the university. Dr. Poser has the academic credentials and experience as well as the personality, drive and energy to lead our academic enterprise. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Poser and Dr. Barish as we continue to improve the student experience and celebrate our student successes; as we maximize the impact of our scholarly, research and community engagement efforts in Chicago, in the state of Illinois and across the nation and the world; and as we build a more entrepreneurial University model for the 21st century.<br /><br />[http://news.uic.edu/nebraska-law-school-dean-named-uic-provost] Susan Poser received her bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College with honors in ancient Greek and political science. She earned her Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley and she is a scholar of legal ethics and tort law.<br /><br />I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Eric Gislason who has served as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost since August 2014. Rick has been a tremendous asset to UIC for over 40 years. On a personal level, he has provided guidance and support during my first months here and I could not have asked for a better mentor and more passionate advocate for UIC.<br /><br />I hope everyone will join me in offering a big Flames welcome to Provost Susan Poser and please follow her on Twitter (@SusanPoserUIC).<br /><br />Thank you,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:56:30 -0600 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:56:30 -0600 Chancellor’s Office Hours - Reminder Read this message online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0128_office_hours.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students,<br /><br />I invite you to join me for Office Hours on February 1, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Student Center East, Illinois Room A.<br /><br />There will be no set agenda for discussion. My goal is to create an inclusive setting in which I hope you will feel comfortable expressing your opinion on issues relating to your experience at UIC and our community. I’m calling this “Office Hours” to convey the openness I would like to establish and to assure a friendly and candid exchange of ideas.<br /><br />I plan to continue with additional Office Hours conversations on March 1 and April 1. Details will follow closer to those dates.<br /><br />Thank you for your contributions to our community, and I hope to see you on February 1.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:39:36 -0600 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:39:36 -0600 Nominations for 2016 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0126_undergrad_advising_award.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />It is my pleasure to announce the 2016 Provost's Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award. This award was established in 2011 to recognize professional advisors who have demonstrated exemplary skill in academic advising and a commitment to student success at UIC.<br /><br />I invite you to nominate an individual who has made a significant contribution to academic advising by completing the online form at http://go.uic.edu/AA2016 by February 15.<br /><br />Eligible nominees include non-faculty professionals who spend a significant portion of their job advising undergraduates, including academic advisors in the colleges and departments as well as counselors in academic support/success programs. Nominees must have served as advisors at UIC for at least one full academic year. Recipients may be selected for the award no more than once every three years. Up to three awards of $750 are given annually.<br /><br />If you have additional questions, please contact Clare K. Delaney at clared@uic.edu or Patricia Pisman at patty16@uic.edu. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Eric A. Gislason<br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:52:35 -0600 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:52:35 -0600 Spring 2016 5 Month Payment Plan deadline reminder email Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0121_payment_deadline.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Student,<br /><br />Enrollment in the Spring 2016 Payment Plan is available. If you would like to utilize the 5 month Spring Semester Payment Plan option, the enrollment deadline is January 27. After January 27, options available will be the 4- and 3-month Spring Semester Payment Plans.<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 each month. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and enrollment instructions, visit our Payment Plan web page at: http://paymybill.uillinois.edu/PaymentPlan.<br /><br />Please disregard this message if you are currently enrolled in the Annual 2015-2016 or Spring 2016 Payment Plan.<br /><br />Customer Service<br /><br />University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations<br /><br />Room 1900 (MC 073) <br />Student Services Building <br />1200 West Harrison Street <br />Chicago, Illinois 60607-7162 <br /><br />Phone (312) 996-8574<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:47:21 -0600 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:47:21 -0600 State budget update Dear friends and colleagues:<br /><br />As a new semester begins, we also hope there will be a renewed focus on a state budget to restore funding for the University of Illinois and public higher education across our state.<br /><br />The new year will bring legislators back to the Capitol and Gov. Bruce Rauner is preparing for his annual State of the State address later this month, more than seven months since a budget impasse shut off state funding support that is critical to our students, our academic programs and our day-to-day operations.<br /><br />We continue to aggressively champion the University’s interests, and recently forged a new alliance that will bring business, labor and our sister universities together to speak as one on the importance of higher education to our state’s future.<br /><br />At the same time, we also continue to look inwardly, examining our operations from top to bottom to ensure that our challenges don’t stand in the way of our land-grant mission to serve the needs of our students and our state.<br /><br />I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished – freezing in-state tuition for the second straight year, holding the line on mandatory student fees for the first time in memory, new initiatives in central administration that have achieved $40 million in annual recurring savings and redirected more than $8 million toward student programs and services, and new strategies by the campuses to weather potential reductions in state funding.<br /><br />Those efforts to steward resources prudently and responsibly must continue even after a state budget is finalized. We will work with the state to build a sustainable financial model that ensures affordability and opportunity for students, preserves our excellence and expands our service to the people of Illinois and our nation.<br /><br />The University of Illinois is world-class today and will be world-class tomorrow: more affordable, more nimble, more transparent, more efficient, more creative, more student-centered – with integrity manifest throughout – and even stronger in leading-edge research, scholarship and learning. Working together, we will build on our rich legacy of excellence and help lead progress for generations to come.<br /><br />Thank you for your service and support, and I wish you a semester filled with joy and achievement.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim<br /><br /> <br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:22:36 -0600 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:22:36 -0600 State budget update Dear friends and colleagues:<br /><br />As a new semester begins, we hope there also will a renewed focus on a state budget to restore funding for the University of Illinois and public higher education across our state.<br /><br />The new year will bring legislators back to the Capitol and Gov. Bruce Rauner is preparing for his annual State of the State address later this month, more than seven months since a budget impasse shut off state funding support that is critical to our students, our academic programs and our day-to-day operations.<br /><br />We continue to aggressively champion the University’s interests, and recently forged a new alliance that will bring business, labor and our sister universities together to speak as one on the importance of higher education to our state’s future.<br /><br />At the same time, we also continue to look inwardly, examining our operations from top to bottom to ensure that our challenges don’t stand in the way of our land-grant mission to serve the needs of our students and our state.<br /><br />I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished – freezing in-state tuition for the second straight year, holding the line on mandatory student fees for the first time in memory, new initiatives in central administration that have achieved $40 million in annual recurring savings and redirected more than $8 million toward student programs and services, and new strategies by the campuses to weather potential reductions in state funding.<br /><br />Those efforts to steward resources prudently and responsibly must continue even after a state budget is finalized. We will work with the state to build a sustainable financial model that ensures affordability and opportunity for students, preserves our excellence and expands our service to the people of Illinois and our nation.<br /><br />The University of Illinois is world-class today and will be world-class tomorrow: more affordable, more nimble, more transparent, more efficient, more creative, more student-centered – with integrity manifest throughout – and even stronger in leading-edge research, scholarship and learning. Working together, we will build on our rich legacy of excellence and help lead progress for generations to come.<br /><br />Thank you for your service and support, and I wish you a semester filled with joy and achievement.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim<br /><br /> <br /><br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:02:34 -0600 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:02:34 -0600 The Critical Role of Laboratory Safety in Maintaining a World Class Research Institution Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0121_lab_safety.html]<br /> <br /> <br />UIC is recognized around the world as a top-tier research university. Our work is groundbreaking across the full spectrum of research—from lifesaving advances in medical technology to transformational work on sustainability and the environment. You and the other members of your research teams are the common denominator underlying our research success. You bring unparalleled experience, wisdom and creativity to the table each and every day.<br /><br />Another key component of our success is our Principal Investigators’ (PI) focus on lab safety. As you are aware, PIs are responsible for the safety of everyone in their labs. By being proactive in lab safety, PIs convey to research team members that they are valued and critical to research efforts.<br /><br />As we begin 2016 and you refine your research goals and objectives for the new year, I ask that you rededicate your commitment to lab safety. In particular, take a fresh look at your safety protocols to make sure they are both up-to-date and adequate. To help, the following list provides important steps you should take to make sure your people and your labs are as safe as they can be. <br /><br /> <br /><br />Steps for PIs and Lab Managers to Create a Safer Lab<br /><br />Maintain a Strong Safety Culture in Your Lab - Two very visible actions are to 1) ensure all laboratory workers use personal protective equipment (PPE) and 2) start every meeting with your lab group with a “safety minute.” Starting every meeting with a short safety message will keep everyone’s focus on lab safety.<br /> <br />Provide and Document Training - All UIC employees, as well as volunteers and students that work in a “wet” lab, must be trained by their PI on the dangers of chemical hazards, biological toxins, and occupational hazards associated with their lab. See the UIC Safety Training Matrix for Laboratory Personnel [https://www.ehso.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_82316/File/LabSafety/training/Lab%20Safety%20Training%20Matrix%20%202015.pdf] for details regarding when and for whom training is necessary. Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) training courses are found at [https://www.ehso.uic.edu/tools/training]. <br /><br />Complete the UIC Laboratory Hazard Assessment and Provide PPE - It is the responsibility of the PI to ensure lab personnel have the appropriate PPE for the specific research they conduct. PIs should complete the UIC Laboratory Hazard Assessment [https://www.ehso.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_82316/File/LabSafety/UIC%20Laboratory%20Hazard%20Assessment.pdf] for their lab groups. Using this document, PIs should train everyone in their lab about the hazards in the lab and the most appropriate PPE. By Federal and Illinois Law, PIs must provide any PPE required for the job at no cost to the employee. <br /><br />Develop Lab Emergency Procedures - Every laboratory must have a lab specific emergency response plan [https://www.ehso.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_82316/File/LabSafety/Lab%20Specific%20Emergency%20Response%20Plan.pdf] which indicates the location of the nearest eyewash, safety shower, spill kit, etc. You should review your lab’s emergency procedures with everyone in the lab as soon as they start work.<br /><br />Provide and Maintain Required Engineering Controls - PIs are responsible for providing necessary engineering controls such as biosafety cabinets, flammable refrigerators, toxic gas cabinets, nanoenclosures, and glove boxes. Engineering controls must be maintained in good working order. <br /><br />Correct Hazards in a Timely Fashion - Every lab should conduct a self-audit at least annually. EHSO provides a self-inspection checklist to help you conduct this audit. Hazards identified during self audits or by audits conducted by EHSO need to be corrected in a timely fashion.<br /><br />Steps for Lab Personnel to Keep Themselves Safe<br /><br />Complete Lab Safety Training - Complete all required safety training before working in the laboratory and at least annually thereafter.<br /><br />Review Safety Documents before Starting Work - Review all available Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Data Sheets before conducting laboratory activities.<br /><br />Work in the Fume Hood - Perform work with volatile, corrosive, or toxic chemicals in a chemical fume hood and not on the bench.<br /><br />Wear your PPE - See your lab’s hazard assessment for the proper PPE and wear it.<br /><br />Report Incidents and Near Misses - Prompt reporting allows the root cause of the incident to be reported and identified.<br /><br />EHSO can assist you if you require additional safety guidance or help. Please contact Heather Jackson [heather9@uic.edu], Assistant Director of Chemical Safety and Environmental Compliance, if you have any questions. The OVCR also offers assistance with animals and humans in research, recombinant DNA, and research involving human embryonic stem cells.<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /><br />Mitra Dutta<br />Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:41:41 -0600 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:41:41 -0600 West side steam repairs complete The Utilities Department has completed the repairs to the West Campus<br />Steam Plant. Normal operations are now resumed on the West Campus.<br /><br />Rob Roman<br />Utilities Director officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:44:24 -0600 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:44:24 -0600 Chancellor's Office Hours Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />I invite you to join me for Office Hours on February 1, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Student Center East, Illinois Room A.<br /><br />There will be no set agenda for discussion. My goal is to create an inclusive setting in which I hope you will feel comfortable expressing your opinion on issues relating to your experience at UIC and our community. I'm calling this "Office Hours" to convey the openness I would like to establish and to assure a friendly and candid exchange of ideas. <br /><br />I plan to continue with additional Office Hours conversations on March 1 and April 1. Details will follow closer to those dates. <br /><br />Thank you for your contributions to our community, and I hope to see you on February 1.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:36:27 -0600 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:36:27 -0600 Steam reduction in west side buildings The Utilities Department has experienced a significant leak in one of the de-aerator tanks at the West Campus Steam Plant. In order to make the repair and in an effort to prevent a total West Campus steam outage, we will be reducing steam availability to the West Campus from around Noon to 5 p.m. today. <br /><br />This will result in the reduction of heat throughout West Campus buildings. It is our intention that you will not notice any significant temperature changes in your area.<br /><br />This course of action, while inconvenient, will avoid a complete failure of the heating system that would be extremely disruptive. Notification will be sent once full power operations are restored.<br /><br />Please contact me at 312-355-0323 or Deputy Director Jimmy Hopper at 312-996-0902 for more information if necessary.<br /><br />Robert Roman<br />Utilities Director<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:42:27 -0600 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:42:27 -0600