Campus News: food drive

Pop-Up Pantry

The Pop-Up Pantry provides canned goods and nonperishable items to any UIC students who need them.


A food drive today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Commuter Student Resource Center, will benefit the Pop-Up Pantry for UIC students.

The Pop-Up Pantry, sponsored by the Wellness Center, Undergraduate Student Government, the Greek Programming Board and the Student Activities Board, provides canned goods and nonperishable items to any students who need them, including those who are homeless or low-income

Incentives for donating include a hacky sack (up to five items), water bottle or coffee mug (five to 29 items), or USG hoodie (30 items or more).

Monetary donations can be made online.

Donations should be nonperishable items in cans, cartons or bags, in the original labeled container, within two weeks of “best used by dates. No glass containers are accepted.

Items most needed include canned fish, meat, soup, vegetables and beans; soup packets; cereal and granola bars, instant meals, rice and pasta, peanut butter and jelly, instant coffee, tea, powdered milk and baby food.



Deadline is March 16 for letters of intent to apply for the doctoral pilot project grants from the Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation.

Up to $12,500 is available for one or two projects by doctoral candidates studying health promotion in older adults.

For more information, email



The mobile Illinois Secretary of State office will be on campus today from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center East concourse.

Students and employees can renew their driver’s license or state ID, buy vehicle license plate stickers, register to be an organ or tissue donor, and buy specialty UIC license plates to support student scholarships.

Forms of payment accepted include personal checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards.



A wellness coach-hypnotherapist will offer strategies on preventing burnout at a free workshop March 19, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 932 School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St.

Speaker Gina Orlando will discuss “Preventing Overwhelm and Burnout: Effective Natural Strategies That Work Quickly!”

The workshop is sponsored by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee.



The campus Semester Express Shuttle has been re-routed to provide service to and from CUPPA Hall while building repairs are under way.

Faculty offices and student services have been moved to other locations in the Student Services Building and the west side of campus.

The service will continue throughout the day, with the last bus leaving CUPPA Hall at 6:30 p.m.



Deadline is April 2 for pre-proposal applications for the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Proof-of-Concept Awards, project grants of up to $75,000.

To be eligible, projects must be based on a UIC invention that has been disclosed to the Office of Technology Management. For more information, visit, email or call 312-996-7013.



Community gardens and food justice will be the topic of the next Rethinking Soup, a free lunch and discussion series at Hull-House Museum, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Patrick Porter of Stir the Pot and Margaret Hartmann of the Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm and Kimball Medill Corner Farm will discuss Fight for $15, a movement to improve conditions for fast food workers.

Rethinking Soup is held in the residents dining hall of the museum, 800 S. Halsted St. next to Student Center East.



New and experienced employees can learn more about their UIC benefits at a benefits fair March 19, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Student Services Building.

The event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of women staff advocacy subcommittee. RSVP to



Nominations are due March 20 for eight seats on the campus Faculty Advisory Committee, which considers faculty grievances and serves as a communication channel between academic staff and administration.

The committee is elected by tenured and tenure-track faculty through ballot election.

The committee also conducts hearings and make recommendations on faculty cases involving severe sanctions short of dismissal.

The committee is composed of nine tenured faculty members with a 75 percent or more appointment who do not hold an administrative position. Terms are for three years, with no more than two faculty members from a college serving at one time.

For more information, call the Office of the Senate, 312-996-2926.

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