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 Nominations for 2017 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0120_advising_awards.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />It is my pleasure to announce the 2017 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 at UIC by completing the online form at http://go.uic.edu/AdvisingAdwards no later than February 1.<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. Award 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 Ms. Clare K. Delaney at clared@uic.edu. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:18:43 -0600 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:18:43 -0600 State Budget Update Read online [https://illinois.edu/massmail/massmail/28002.html]<br /><br /> <br /> <br />January 18, 2017<br /><br />Dear faculty, staff, students and friends:<br /><br />With the start of the New Year, stopgap state funding that has helped support the University of Illinois System for the last six months ended. My priority is to vigorously advocate to restore full state appropriations for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and going forward. <br /><br />In the meantime, we are committed to fulfilling the aspirational goals of our new Strategic Framework despite the current budget uncertainties. We will continue to provide a best-in-class educational experience for students, we will retain and recruit great faculty and staff, and until the state honors its obligation, we will continue to advance state Monetary Award Program grants for our students under the same conditions that we have followed since the budget impasse began.<br /><br />We are positioned to sustain our strong performance thanks to the commitment and creativity of our administrative leadership, faculty and staff, whose thoughtful stewardship has produced cost savings and efficiencies that have maintained our excellence and our service to a growing student population.<br /><br />In the coming weeks, my team and I will aggressively champion the U of I System’s interests at every turn as the General Assembly resumes budget negotiations, building on advocacy efforts that include almost daily connections with legislators and the governor’s staff. We also will continue our advocacy for the U of I Investment, Performance, and Accountability Commitment (IPAC). This groundbreaking legislative proposal would redefine our partnership with the state, providing predictable funding for university operations in exchange for tangible performance goals that support Illinois students and serve the needs of the state.<br /><br />My thanks to all of your for your dedication, loyalty and support, and I wish you all the best as a new semester begins.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Tim<br /><br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:09:26 -0600 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:09:26 -0600 Message from the Provost Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0117_campus_conversations.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br /><br /><br />We will continue our year-long Campus Conversation series this semester with a panel discussion titled, "What’s Going on and Why? A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration and Constitutional Law." The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, February 1, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, in Illinois Rooms A&B on the third floor. The panel members are:<br /><br /><br />* Daniel Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Pritzker Law School<br /><br />* Erin Delaney, associate professor of law at Northwestern University Pritzker Law School and associate professor of political science, Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences<br /><br />* Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School, and professor of political science, University of Chicago.<br /><br /><br />The panel discussion will be followed one week later by an open forum, "Can We Imagine a More Just Future?" on Wednesday, February 8, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, Room 302. The open forum will provide a place for conversation and dialogue on the issues raised by the panel discussion.<br /><br />The Campus Conversation on March 7 will feature Susan Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, discussing the criminal justice system. The final Conversation of the year will be in April.<br /><br />These monthly conversations are designed to help us understand national and international issues in context and provide an opportunity for conversation and sharing of diverse points of view. To view previous conversations, please visit the provost’s website at http://provost.uic.edu/campus-conversation/.<br /><br />I look forward to seeing you at the Campus Conversations in 2017, and I hope that you will encourage your students, colleagues and friends to attend as well.<br /><br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:05:31 -0600 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:05:31 -0600 Appointment of John Coumbe-Lilley, Faculty Athletic Representative Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0113_far_appt.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Coumbe-Lilley as the Faculty Athletic Representative effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Coumbe-Lilley will continue to serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences.<br /><br />The Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) serves to promote academic integrity and institutional control of intercollegiate athletics, to facilitate the integration of academic and athletic components within the university community, and to enhance the student-athlete experience. The FAR will focus on assuring the academic integrity of our athletics program and to promote the welfare of our student athletes. In this role, Dr. Coumbe-Lilley will serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Athletic Advisory Committee and as liaison to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.<br /><br />Dr. Coumbe-Lilley is an alumnus of UIC having received his PhD in 2007 in Education Philosophy and his masters in Sports Psychology in 2002. He received his bachelor of arts with honors in Business, Sports and Recreation Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Dr. Coumbe-Lilley brings great strengths to this role, including his credentials as a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach. He has taught courses at UIC focused on sports health, injury and recovery and other subjects for over ten cumulative years, and he will be a tremendous asset to our growing athletics programs.<br /><br />I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Sylvia Furner, Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Public Health, who most recently served as FAR for UIC athletics. She oversaw our sports programs and our student athletes during a time of increased university wide enrollment and an expansion of our Intercollegiate Athletics programs, and UIC is fortunate to have benefitted from her experience. Additionally, I would like to thank Dean Jerry Bauman, Chair of the search committee, and all the members whose efforts provided an excellent roster of candidates.<br /><br />Please join me in welcoming John in his new role at UIC. I also encourage everyone to join us at UIC athletic events to help us cheer on our Flames!<br /><br />Go Flames!<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:35:04 -0600 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:35:04 -0600 UI Health News with Dr. Barish: Illinois Heart Rescue View online [http://hospital.uillinois.edu/about-ui-health/ui-health-leadership/ui-health-news?utm_source=UIHealthNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Trouble_Viewing&utm_campaign=UIHealthNewsJan]<br /><br />UI Health News with Dr. Robert Barish is a regular video series from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs that provides transparent, direct health-system updates between UI Health leadership and employees.<br /><br />In this segment, Dr. Barish chats with Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UI Health, and Teri Campbell, director of Illinois Heart Rescue, about the program’s mission to improve cardiac arrest outcomes in Illinois and across the globe.<br /><br />Dr. Barish also reflects on UI Health’s end-of-year milestones, including Mile Square Health Center’s 50th anniversary, the opening of the Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West, and the launch of the new "This is Personal" media campaign officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:08 -0600 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:08 -0600 Retirement Announcement Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0110_retirement.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear members of the UIC community,<br /><br />I write to announce the retirement of Mark Donovan, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, effective March 31. Mark has served our University with distinction and dedication for nearly 33 years. His commitment to UIC is distinguishable by his loyalty to our institution, his 24/7 work week ethic, and his unfiltered candor and deep appreciation for the unique nuances of UIC. On a personal note, I am very grateful for all the friendship, support and advice that Mark provided during my first two years as Chancellor.<br /><br />Mark’s contributions have been significant in a number of areas with the following representing important highlights: the development of UIC’s south campus; the renovation and re-openings of LEED certified Grant, Douglas and Lincoln Halls, including the first GOLD LEED recognition for Douglas Hall; the implementation and update of emergency business continuity plans campus-wide; the reintroduction and reinvigoration of three UIC Campus Master Plans and the UIC Campus Utilities Master Plan; the reduction of leased space usage costs through the renovation of existing, on-campus space and relocation of these units based to campus; as well as the noticeable beautification of campus through enhanced green spaces and better signage.<br /><br />During the next few months, we will work to ensure a seamless transition in Administrative Services, and I will keep the community informed of upcoming changes.<br /><br />Please join me in wishing Mark a wonderful retirement as he starts a new chapter in his life. We will all have the opportunity to thank Mark for his contributions at a farewell reception to be held in March.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:00:14 -0600 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:00:14 -0600 Protection of Minors Policy Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0110_minors.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <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, which can be found on the UIC HR website: https://www.hr.uic.edu/protection_of_minors/<br /><br />If you have any questions, please contact UIC’s Protection of Minors Coordinator, Joanna Wolek, uicpom@uic.edu<br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /><br />Michael Ginsburg <br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:19:14 -0600 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:19:14 -0600 Nominations for the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0106_weather.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Read this message online<br /> <br />UIC Official Announcement<br /> <br /> <br />Nominations are now being accepted for the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards. Please consider nominating outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have given their time and talent to campus or community service. The awards presented will include:<br /><br />Chancellor’s Student Service Award (for volunteer service)<br />The Chancellor’s Student Service Award honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through service to campus and the UIC community. Student nominees must have dedicated a significant amount of time, effort, and creativity to one or more campus- or community-based service project(s). Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students must:<br /><br />be enrolled during the academic year in which the award is received;<br />be in good academic standing (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5);<br />have volunteered in a campus and/or community service organization; and<br />have made significant, unpaid contributions to their organization.<br />Nominators should list specifics about the student’s contribution to the campus and/or community and highlight any leadership positions/offices held by the nominee. Approximately 400 UIC students receive this award each year.<br /><br />Eugertha Bates Memorial Award (for humanitarian commitment)<br />The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award honors a student whose volunteer activities in a campus or community setting demonstrate an outstanding degree of caring dedication, selfless commitment, and a truly exceptional humanitarian contribution to the needs of others. Nominations must include a detailed description of the uniqueness and significance of the nominee’s humanitarian service and the impact on the campus/community through his/her episodic or ongoing service.<br /><br />Jane Addams Distinguished Service Award (for creativity/innovation/length of service)<br />The Jane Addams Distinguished Service Award honors students whose volunteer activity substantially addresses a distinct need in the community along with inspiring others to engage in volunteer service. Recipients must have been involved in the creation of a new project or service to address such a need, and must demonstrate the highest level of dedication and selfless commitment to volunteer service. Nominators should list specifics about the student’s contribution to the campus and/or community.<br /><br />Activities Honorary Society<br />For the fifth year, we are inducting new members into the Activities Honorary Society. The society honors no more than 15 exemplary students each year for their demonstrated student leadership. Founded in 1950 by student leaders at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Division at Navy Pier, The society is one of two traditions remaining from the original campus.<br /><br />Nomination Dates and Guidelines<br /><br />Nominations will be accepted online at http://go.uic.edu/cssla through 5 p.m. Friday, February 10.<br />Nominators should provide great detail when describing the nature and value of the nominee’s contributions as relevant to the particular award in question.<br />Nominated students will receive an email message that will ask them to verify their contact information. Nominations are not complete (and cannot be considered) until the nominated student has verified his/her contact information online.<br />Nominees must be in good academic standing.<br />Students may nominate themselves or other students.<br />Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible for all awards.<br />The various awards will be presented by Chancellor Amiridis at the 45th Annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards program the evening of Thursday, April 20, in the Illinois Room of Student Center East. Recipients will be recognized individually, and their nominator will be invited to attend.<br /><br />For additional information, or to nominate a student, visit http://go.uic.edu/cssla or contact:<br /><br />Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services (SLDVS)<br />390 Student Center East (M/C 330)<br />750 South Halsted Street<br />312-996-4500 <br />sldvs@uic.edu<br /><br />Thank you for your support in recognizing our outstanding students’ achievements in volunteerism, service, and leadership.<br /><br />J. Rex Tolliver<br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:14:49 -0600 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:14:49 -0600 Welcome to UIC Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0109_welcome.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,<br /><br />I hope you have enjoyed your holiday and I am delighted to welcome everyone back to UIC!<br /><br />This past December, UIC held its second university wide commencement ceremonies, one for our undergraduates and one for our masters and doctoral students who completed their degrees in the summer or fall 2016 terms. We were honored to have two distinguished keynote speakers. Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs spoke to our masters and PhD graduates, and Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines, spoke to our undergraduates. UIC conferred nearly 1,400 degrees in two ceremonies where our graduates were joined by over 7,000 of their family members and friends.<br /><br />UIC also initiated a new tradition by inviting back our first Golden Graduates, members of the Class of 1966 who graduated 50 years ago from what then were two separate campuses – the Circle Campus graduates and the Medical Center graduates. It was an honor to welcome back loyal and engaged alumni to their university and to watch them march during the commencement ceremonies side by side with our 2016 graduates.<br /><br />As we turn our sights to 2017 and the spring semester, Provost Poser will continue to host the conversations that began last fall – a series of topic discussions about the challenges we face as individuals and as a country. These conversations have brought our community together to learn about current issues in context, and provide a forum where diverse viewpoints can be heard, and where we – students, faculty and staff – can engage in discussion. Please check your UIC email for these upcoming events.<br /><br />There is also plenty of recent news to make us all proud. Please visit the UIC website to read some of the latest on our research, accomplishments, and other news that will remind you that you are a member of one of the top public research universities in the nation. (www.uic.edu)<br /><br />I also encourage all of you to join us at UIC Athletic events and help cheer on our Flames. For games and schedules please visit http://www.uicflames.com/. Students get in for free but don’t forget your IDs.<br /><br />I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all of our faculty members and staff for everything they do to support our students’ educational experience, and the research, service and care they provide at UIC and beyond.<br /><br />Best wishes to everyone for a successful Spring Semester.<br /><br />GO FLAMES!<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:00:24 -0600 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:00:24 -0600 Extreme Weather Policy Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0106_weather.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Following are the policies and operations of campus during extreme weather conditions and the cancellation of classes:<br /><br />Extreme Weather<br />As a matter of policy, the campus is never closed. The residential, healthcare, research and other essential services of UIC operations make this a requirement.<br /><br />In the event of extreme weather conditions, the campus will continue to operate during regularly scheduled hours. Staff are expected to report to their respective offices or workstations. Staff who are not able to commute to campus and who wish to be paid may request that the time missed be charged to vacation time, or make other arrangements. Alternate arrangements are subject to approval by the supervisor and unit head and must meet all University rules, regulations and policies. Policy questions should be directed to Human Resources, Labor and Employee Relations, at (312) 355-3055.<br /><br />Cancellation of Individual Classes<br />In individual cases, an instructor may need to cancel a class. Instructors must notify college and departmental offices of such cancellations. All students registered in the class must be informed promptly by email or Blackboard, and the work must be made up later in the semester.<br /><br />Cancellation of All Scheduled Classes<br />In accordance with Executive Notice 94-3, all classes will be canceled if, in the judgment of the Chancellor or the Provost, the health and safety of students, faculty, or staff would be seriously jeopardized. In this case, the vice chancellors will notify units that report to them. Campus will be notified via Urgent email and sms text messaging to subscribed mobile phones; the UIC.edu website; and the UIC Information Line, (312) 413-9696. Notice will be sent to local radio and television stations for public announcement.<br /><br />Should you hear on radio or television that the campus is “closed,” know that while classes have been canceled, buildings and offices are open and some special events may take place as scheduled. Faculty and staff with non-instructional responsibilities are not excused when classes are canceled.<br /><br />UI Hospital Operations During Extreme Weather Conditions<br />UI Hospital operates continuously regardless of weather. Staff and students assigned to patient care and support functions are expected to report even when classes have been canceled at UIC.<br /><br />Support and Administrative Functions<br />Extreme weather conditions may warrant the suspension of non-essential operations such as university mail delivery or transportation services. The Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services will consult with representatives of campus components likely to be affected by service interruption and notify the other vice chancellors.<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:09:22 -0600 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:09:22 -0600 Introducing UIC International Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0103_uic_international.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />Happy New Year! I hope that you have had a good winter break. Although regular classes do not begin again until next week, today is the first day of classes for the accelerator programs for the first cohort of UIC International students. UIC International was created by an agreement between UIC and Shorelight International to form an innovative partnership that supports the recruitment, preparation, and success of international students.<br /><br />We are anticipating an inaugural group of between 45 and 50 UIC International students representing 13 countries arriving on campus this week. Some students will be focusing on English language learning during the spring semester and will not take any academic courses immediately. But approximately 40 students in the International Accelerator Program (IAP) will begin to take regular UIC courses. This group will receive orientation and placement testing this week for classes that begin on January 9.<br /><br />I wish to thank Professor Donald Wink, the UIC-appointed Academic Chair, for his leadership in guiding the implementation of course development for UIC International. He and a team of dedicated UIC staff from academic and enrollment services, the office of the registrar, and the office of the vice provosts, as well as key faculty, have worked tirelessly over the past six months to get us to this point.<br /><br />To help address any student questions, I have identified below key leaders to provide support for faculty and students should they need assistance. Please note the student support services team members within UIC International are located at 1309 S. Halsted Street, Suite 248.<br /><br />Professor Donald Wink, UIC-appointed Academic Chair <br />dwink@uic.edu<br />312-413-7383<br /><br />Responsible for:<br />Support for Faculty <br /><br />Kali Heifetz, UIC International Managing Director, Student Services<br />Kali.heifetz@uicinternational.org <br />312-413-3733 <br /><br />Responsible for:<br />UIC International Inquiries/Referrals<br />UIC International Human Resource Inquiries<br />UIC International Staff Questions/Concerns<br /><br />Sandra Moklak, UIC International Academic Director, Academic Services<br />sandra.moklak@uicinternational.org <br />312-355-3206 <br /><br />Responsible for:<br />Academic Guidance and Support<br />Academic Progress, Student Success, and Advising<br />Faculty Communication<br /><br />Monica Rodriguez, UIC International Student Services Director, Student Services<br />Monica.Rodriguez@uicinternational.org <br />312-413-3370 <br /><br />Responsible for:<br />Housing<br />Meal Plan<br />Discipline<br />Emergency/Health Issues<br />Navigating Non-academic UIC Services<br />Signature Student Experience – Activities inside and outside the classroom<br />Student Involvement – Assistance with volunteering opportunities and campus club participation<br />Transportation – Local travel assistance <br /><br />Leanne Reiter, UIC International Student Services Advisor, Student Services<br />Leanne.Reiter@uicinternational.org <br />312-413-3279 <br /><br />Responsible for:<br />Health Insurance<br />Sponsored Students<br /><br />Cherry Evans, Student Services, Admissions Assistant<br />Cherry.evans@uicinternational.org <br />312-355-3974<br /><br />Responsible for: <br />Admissions Processing<br />Document Submission Questions<br />Office Coordination<br /><br />Shyrel Bowens, UIC International Accountant, Student Services<br />Shyrel.bowens@uicinternational.org <br />312-355-3611 <br /><br />Responsible for:<br />Billing <br />Payments<br />Holds<br />Refunds<br /><br />This is an exciting time for UIC as we further increase the diversity and global reach of our university.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser <br /> Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:01:40 -0600 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:01:40 -0600 Crime Alert UIC Police received a report on Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. that on Dec. 24 at approximately 11 a.m. a student was a victim of criminal sexual assault by an acquaintance, also a UIC student, in a university residence hall at 1250 S. Halsted St.<br /><br />The offender is described as a 19-year-old Asian male, 5-0 in height, 109 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.<br /><br />The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /><br /> UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/xZQcr6aqzxD2<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />-- Report crime promptly to police.<br />-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br />-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.<br />—For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm<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 />clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:36:06 -0600 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:36:06 -0600 Message from the President's Office Dear colleagues:<br /><br />In a year of challenges, our faculty and staff have helped the University of Illinois System continue to flourish as a world-class incubator of talent and a key engine of progress. Our student enrollments grew this year, and our faculty and staff have excelled in discovery and teaching. Despite the state’s fiscal challenges, I am pleased to announce that we are implementing a modest mid-year salary program to recognize our employees’ commitment and dedication.<br /><br />A competitive compensation program is essential to recruit and retain top faculty and staff who are at the core of our excellence. Our people are among our highest priorities. We have all worked hard to steward our resources effectively in the face of decreased state funding, and that work will help us fund this program.<br /><br />The 2 percent, merit-based salary program will be effective in February and reflected in the March payroll. It was developed through extensive consultation over the last several months with our chancellors, provosts, deans and faculty leaders. This performance-based salary program will be applicable to most academic and open-range civil service employees, except for employees whose wages are set through the collective bargaining process and employees who have had a recent significant pay increase.<br /><br />Administrative leadership at each university and in System offices will communicate details of the program and the implementation timeline in January.<br /><br />Thank you for everything that you do for the University of Illinois, and I wish you the very best this holiday season.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Tim <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President <br /><br />sent to:<br />Academic Professionals, Civil Service & Faculty officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:47:54 -0600 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:47:54 -0600 UIC Buss Service The city's water main project on Harrison Street has recently been completed, allowing the Intracampus Shuttle bus to resume its normal route. However, due to budget constraints, the East Campus route will not operate. Several stops from the East Route will be included in the Intracampus Route. Two buses will run every 30 minutes from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and one bus will provide service evenings from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM, and weekends and holidays. Three additional stops have been added to serve South Campus on the Evening/Weekend/Holiday route. <br /><br />Taking weather conditions into consideration, use the UIC bus tracker (http://uic.doublemap.com/map/) when planning to use the shuttle bus service.<br /><br />Pablo Acevedo<br />Associate Director for Facilities Management officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:23:52 -0600 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:23:52 -0600 Message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lorraine M. Conroy as Interim Dean of the UIC School of Public Health (SPH), effective February 1, 2016, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Dr. Conroy’s appointment will follow the departure of Dean Paul Brandt-Rauf, who is leaving UIC after eight successful years to become the Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. <br /> <br />Dr. Conroy is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the UIC School of Public Health and has served as the Senior Associate Dean of the School since August of 2012. She is an internationally recognized expert in occupational safety and health and has served as a member of a number of NIOSH review and advisory panels. Dr. Conroy has served as Principal Investigator or Co-investigator for extramurally funded research, training and service projects totaling more than $35 million and has supervised 31 research students (MS and PhD).<br /> <br />From 1999 to 2015, Dr. Conroy successfully led the Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center (ERC). Under her leadership, the ERC increased the number of academic programs, annual funding, graduate trainees, and professional continuing education offerings; initiated an innovative, interdisciplinary research training program that facilitates a problem-based team science approach to research; and expanded the outreach program to focus on underserved worker populations in partnership with local unions, workers’ centers, and employers.<br /> <br />As SPH Senior Associate Dean, together with the School’s Associate Deans and Directors, Dr. Conroy has effectively managed numerous programs and activities within the School, including the introduction of an integrated core curriculum, professional development in teaching, encouragement of research and scholarly public health practice, diversity and inclusion, faculty mentorship and faculty development, administrative and information technology services, and the reaccreditation effort for the School.<br /> <br />I hope you will join me in congratulating Dr. Conroy on her new position. I am confident that she will steadily and successfully lead the School forward until the search for the permanent Dean is completed.<br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />Robert A. Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:36:50 -0600 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:36:50 -0600