Campus News: Flames vs. Illini tickets

Flames defeat Illini 2010

The Flames react to their upset over the Illini Dec. 18, 2010. Photo: Steve Woltmann

Flames vs. Illini tickets

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.


Library, ITL extend hours

Campus libraries and the Instructional Technology Lab will have extended hours through the end of the semester.

During library extended hours, students can check out course reserve materials, use library computers, meet in group study rooms, ask questions of library reference staff and work in silent or collaborative study areas.

The Daley Library and its IDEA Commons will be open continuously through 7 p.m. Friday. Library patrons must show a valid i-card to enter the building from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

A shuttle, provided by the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, operates from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. from the Morgan Street entrance of the Daley Library during the extended hours schedule.

The Library of the Health Sciences will be open continuously from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. Dec. 20. The library will also have a dedicated shuttle during its extended hours; ask library staff for more information.

During the ITL’s extended hours, students and faculty can get help using computer technology and  applications that enhance teaching and learning.

The ITL will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. ITL sites are in the Daley Library and Benjamin Goldberg Research Center. For more information, call 312-996-9824 or email


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


Improve baseball skills

The UIC baseball and softball team host camps this month to help youths improve their skills.

The softball team hosts its annual holiday clinic Sunday. The hitting camp takes place from 9 a.m. to noon and pitching and catching clinics take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Physical Education Building.

For more information, contact head coach Michelle Venturella at

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.


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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