Campus News: film fundraiser

Hecho en Mexico poster

A special showing of “Hecho en México” Sept. 24 supports student scholarships.


Evacuation drills will be held through Thursday in all campus buildings.

The drills, required by state and federal regulations, are conducted by the Environmental Health and Safety Office in coordination with UIC Police and Facilities Management.

The drills will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Not affected: the hospital and clinics, and buildings that have already had a scheduled evacuation drill this year. Building evacuation guidelines are online under “fire safety.”



Forms will be available Sept. 18 for civil service employees interested in running for election to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee to the Merit Board of the State Universities Civil Service System. The term runs Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2020.

Petitions for candidacy will be available in 201 Human Resources Building. Deadline to file is Sept. 25.

To be eligible, candidates must be a certified status employee at UIC or the Colleges of Medicine at Peoria or Rockford, with at least three years of consecutive Civil Service employment at UIC or another Illinois institution in the State Universities Civil Service System.

The election will be held Oct. 20, with polling places in the Physical Plant Building and HR Building. For more information, contact Susan Balmes at 312-355-5230 or



UIC students with an idea to make the campus more sustainable: the Sustainability Fee Advisory Board is accepting student proposals for fall 2015.

The $3 per-semester sustainability fee, paid by all students, funds small, short-term projects and subsidizes larger, long-term projects. All UIC students and student organizations are eligible to apply. A letter of inquiry is due Sept. 28. Projects that pass this stage will be invited to prepare a final proposal.



The Latin American and Latino studies program presents a special showing of “Hecho en México” Sept. 24 to support the program’s student scholarship fund.

The event, “De Pelicula,” will be held 6 to 9 p.m. at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., with an audience discussion and reception after the screening. Admission is $30 general public, $25 for students, seniors and members of the Instituto Cervantes. Tickets are available online.

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