On Aug. 1, at about 2:45 a.m., UIC Police responded to an incident at 1056 W. 14th St.
Witnesses reported shots were fired from a newer model 4-door black Chevrolet, striking three males. One injured victim was found at the scene and two injured victims fled to 1339 S. Morgan St. The victims, who are not affiliated with UIC, were transported to the hospital.
The offender's vehicle fled the scene heading southbound on Morgan St. from 14th St. and remains at large.
The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.
Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/THNg3
Other security tips:
--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.
--Don't display electronic devices in public.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Use well-lit walkways.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.
--Report crime promptly to police.
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
UIC Annual Security Report
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
View this message online: [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2015_0731.html]
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
It is with regret but enormous gratitude that I write today to announce the retirement of Arlene Norsym, Vice President of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and Associate Chancellor for Alumni Relations at the University of Illinois at Chicago, effective Sept. 30. In my short few months at UIC, I have come to see Arlene as our greatest supporter, our strongest advocate, and a most caring individual. She has set the bar as high as it goes in service to a campus and community she loves, UIC. And probably most important of all to Arlene, she is a proud UIC alumna.
Arlene has served as Vice President and Associate Chancellor since 2000. During that time, she raised the visibility of the University of Illinois Alumni Association on campus and in colleges through internal and external marketing campaigns; established the first e-newsletter targeted to all UIC alumni; initiated the Points of Pride Campaign and the History and Traditions project; and worked tirelessly with alumni, faculty and staff to create the Pier Room and Circle Lounge displays. Many of these innovations and accomplishments took place as the campus faced budget challenges that limited the support available to her office.
And there is more. During her tenure, Arlene created a master event calendar for the campus that is still in use today. She established the annual Student Research Forum, which is juried by faculty and nearly 200 alumni. This is a singularly important achievement for UIC as we strive to further engage undergraduates in our research enterprise.
Arlene was responsible for two annual campus-wide major alumni award events, which often incorporated major campus anniversaries (e.g. Navy Pier 60th; UIC 25th; UICC 50th). She encouraged the Campus Alumni Advisory Board—an advisory to the UIAA Board of Directors—to become an “operational board” for the campus. CAAB now co-sponsors networking events and sponsors the annual “Best Practices” event, which is designed to help college alumni boards become more effective. It’s also important to recognize that she raised the profile of our signature “Lighting of the Flame” ceremony by incorporating it into our sporting events and, in the process, gaining wider recognition for alumni and encouraging participation in UIC athletic events.
Arlene also has served UIC in too many roles to list here, dating back to 1986. For example, she participated on numerous committees that have greatly benefited our community and has been recognized with many well-deserved awards and honors. She also worked with engineering student leaders to establish the UIC Engineering EXPO, the annual exhibition of senior design projects, and to organize the Young Engineers Network, which established the Engineering Career Prep Day, both of which continue to this day and engage a significant number of alumni.
Loren Taylor, President of the UI Alumni Association had this to say: “In her 15 years with the Alumni Association, Arlene has been a constant champion for UIC and its alumni. She has helped to advance the interests of the University and has been steadfast in celebrating the accomplishments of its graduates. Her service has been both valued and appreciated.”
It is therefore with sadness, but with gratitude, that we thank Arlene Norsym for her many years of passionate and devoted service to UIC. We wish her the very best in all her future endeavors—and I hope she has more time to spend with her grandchildren, too.
A reception to honor Arlene will take place on Sept. 28, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Student Center East. More information will be forthcoming. I hope you will join us to wish Arlene a happy retirement, knowing that her legacy of service to UIC will go on.
Thank you very much, Arlene, from all of us at UIC.
Michael D. Amiridis
[University of Illinois](http://www.uillinois.edu/)
July 28, 2015
We are mid-way through the summer and nearly a month into fiscal 2016, and each week that passes without a state budget from Springfield clouds the near-term future and leaves us unable to finalize the University’s fiscal 2016 operating budget.
Normally by this point we would be completing budgets and plans for the new fiscal and academic year, a checklist that includes the annual salary program for faculty and staff. It is imprudent to determine a 2015-16 salary program without knowing the University’s state appropriation, and we do not know how long the Statehouse budget impasse will last. Nevertheless, we must proceed with the 2015-16 academic personnel appointments, to be presented to the Board of Trustees in September.
Therefore, we are temporarily deferring consideration of a 2015-16 salary program until after the state budget is settled and we know exactly what has been promised as our appropriation. Reappointments will be made at the current salaries. The salary program deferral applies to all personnel regardless of the funding line for the appointment. Once the state budget situation is resolved and the U of I deals with any adjustment in our spending plan that may be required, we will revisit the subject of salaries for 2015-16.
We hope that this period of uncertainty will pass soon. The University continues to respond to all inquiries from the Governor's office and the legislature, and continues to press the case for robust state support for public higher education at each and every opportunity.
Your patience and service to the University of Illinois is deeply appreciated.
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