Campus News: Find your niche

Involvement Fair

Connect with campus groups at the Involvement Fair Aug. 31.

Find your niche

Connect with more than 200 student organizations, campus departments and community partners at the Involvement Fair Aug. 31.

The event, sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Quad.

TechTeach conference

Share ideas for shaping learning with technology in teaching as a presenter for the 2016 TechTeach Conference.

Proposals are due Sept. 16.

Presenters can discuss topic such as using digital content, collaborating inside and outside the classroom, using engagement strategies and more.

The Nov. 15 conference will bring together faculty, staff and IT professionals who will demonstrate innovative techniques and tools along with the most effective use of technology in teaching and learning.

Registration will open in the fall.

Updating direct deposit

Employees now must make any changes to their direct deposit information from a computer on a campus network.

Changes will not be allowed from an outside network, including Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections.

The new policy was put in place because of an increased risk of phishing attacks on University of Illinois employees.  The university is working toward a more convenient solution for updating direct deposit information in NESSIE, which is expected to be implemented this fall.

All changes should be made in NESSIE.

For more information, call 312-996-7200.

Grants available

Pre-proposals are now being accepted for the fall 2016 UIC Chancellor’s Innovation Fund POC Awards Program for project grants of up to $185,000.

To be eligible for funding, projects must be based on a UIC invention that has been disclosed to the Office of Technology Management.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

The awards are sponsored by the UIC Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, IllinoisVENTURES and the Office of Technology Management.

For information, email

New site

A new Library website launched recently to provide more accessibility and mobile-friendly features.

The improvements were based on feedback from students and faculty.

Be a service leader

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 9 for service leader positions with Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services.

Service leaders take on responsibilities for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day and the 8th Annual UIC Day of Service. Leaders will also assist with Speaking of Service (S.O.S.) and Get Involved in Volunteer Experiences (G.I.V.E.).

All UIC students can apply online.

Research opportunity

The African American Cultural Center is recruiting undergraduate students interested in African-American history and culture to participate in a paid research opportunity.

Student researchers will identify, access and log archival materials and develop a finding aid for the official African-American Cultural Center archive that is being established in the UIC Daley Library Special Collections.

For information, contact center director Lori Barcliff Baptista through the UIC Undergraduate Research Experience website.

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