Campus News: Brush up on baseball skills
Improve baseball skills
The UIC baseball team hosts camps this month to help youths improve their skills.
The baseball team hosts two winter camps: Elite Prospect camp, for high school students, will be held Dec. 30 and the Future Flames Advanced Skills Camp, for baseball players age 9 to 13, takes place Dec. 31.
Camps will be run by UIC baseball team coaching staff members, including head coach Sean McDermott.
For more information, call 312-355-1757.
Proposals are due Feb. 10 for technology-related presentations at the 2014 UIC IT Professionals Forum.
The event is set for April 23 at the UIC Forum.
Presentations are 45-minute sessions that could include interactive discussions, question/answer sessions or demonstrations. Presentations that connect information technologies to teaching and learning, research, clinical and
administrative/business use at UIC are welcome.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flames vs. Illini
UIC faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets to watch the Flames take on the Fighting Illini at 1 p.m. Dec. 28 at the United Center.
Employees can reserve tickets in the UIC fans section without any fees by purchasing through the UIC Athletics ticket office. Call 312-413-8421 by 5 p.m. Thursday.
The teams last met in 2010, when the Flames topped the Illini, 57-54, at the United Center.
Share your culture
Help UIC celebrate its diversity by contributing to the UIC World Fair, scheduled for March.
Individuals, organizations and departments can give performances, host cultural workshops and more. Submissions are due Jan. 31.
The UIC World’s Fair takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. March 13 at the Student Recreation Facility. The event is sponsored by Campus Programs, Campus Recreation and the Office of International Services. For more information, email email@example.com
Online tax information
Employees can sign up through Jan. 15 to receive their Form W-2 online.
The 40,000 employees who received their W-2 electronically last year do not need to sign up again this year. Others can request an online W-2 through NESSIE, the university’s HR website, under the “compensation” tab.
Employees who do not receive the W-2 electronically will be mailed a copy.
Vacation, sick leave payouts
UIC employees can defer vacation and compensable sick leave payouts to their 403(b) and 457 retirement accounts when they retire or leave the university.
For instructions, call the Benefits Services office at 312-996-6471 on or before 60 days before the last day of employment.
The benefits office is located on the first floor of the Marshfield Building. For more information visit NESSIE, the university’s HR website.
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Lynda.com, a collection of online tutorial programs available free to UIC students and employees, offers more than 1,000 video tutorials on software topics such as Adobe, Apple, and Microsoft products; web publishing; video and audio editing; operating systems and more.