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Melody Spann-Cooper

Melody Spann-Cooper, president of WVON Radio, keynote speaker at the Women’s Leadership Symposium June 6.

Registration deadline for the UIC Women’s Leadership Symposium is May 29.

The event, “The Power of Leadership: Changing the World, One Woman at a Time,” takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Illinois Room, Student Center East.

Keynote speaker is Melody Spann-Cooper, president of WVON Radio and chair of Midway Broadcasting Corp. Luncheon speaker is Marlene Gonzalez, founder and president of Life Coaching Group.

Cost is $20 for students, $55 for UIC employees and $60 for others. Late registrants pay $65.


Breast cancer screenings

UIC employees can receive same-day mammography screenings form the radiology department for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Screenings are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Suite 2C, 1801 W. Taylor Street throughout May. Call 312-996-0267 to confirm eligibility.


Boy’s basketball camp

Registration is open for this summer’s Howard Moore Basketball Camps on campus.

There will be three camps, a one-day shooting camp June 15 for boys age 10 to 16; a day camp June 24 to 27 for boys 7 to 10 and 11 to 15; and an advanced skills camp Aug. 11 for high school players.


Civic engagement projects

Applications are due May 24 for the Civic Engagement Research Fund Awards.

The awards, sponsored by the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, support research projects that focus on civic engagement. Research awards will be granted for up to $20,000.

UIC faculty members, research faculty and research staff at campus research institutes or centers are eligible to apply.


Supporting student research

June 1 is deadline to apply for the 12th annual Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award and Clinical Translational Research Award.

The award encourages research about gender and/or women. UIC doctoral students who have an approved dissertation proposal can apply.

Awards range from $500 to $1,000. Winners will be announced in July.

For more information, contact Manorama Khare at


Benefit payout

UIC employees can defer vacation and compensable sick leave payouts to their 403(b) and/or 457 retirement accounts when they retire or leave the university.

For information on submitting a deferral form, call the Benefits Services office, 312-996-6471, at least 60 days before the last day of employment.

For more information, visit NESSIE.


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