Campus News: Pop-Up Pantry
POP-UP PANTRY THURSDAY
The Pop-Up Pantry, a food pantry for registered UIC students, will be open Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in 604A Student Center East.
The food pantry, sponsored by the Wellness Center and Undergraduate Student Government, offers canned goods and non-perishable food items.
Food donations for the Pop-Up Pantry can be dropped off at the Dean of Students Office (3030 Student Services Building), the Undergraduate Student Success Center (111 Stevenson Hall), the African American Academic Network (2800 Student Services Building), the Wellness Center (238 Student Center East) and the Library of Health Sciences.
Monetary donations can be made online.
MYRESEARCH PORTAL UPDATE
The myResearch Portal, a university portal that provides researchers with information on current and pending grant awards, has been updated for access to additional information.
Part of the START myResearch project, the portal is an electronic research administration system that includes financial and payroll data for business managers and investigators.
The system is a collaboration between the three campuses and Administrative IT Systems and Services. For more information, email Youngwook Song at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAREER FAIR THURSDAY
More than 75 employers will be looking to hire UIC students and alumni for internships and full-time and part-time positions at the All-Majors Career Fair Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Illinois Rooms of Student Center East.
Students should bring a current i-card; alumni should bring alumni association membership card or similar documentation.
A workshop before the career fair, 9:15-10 a.m., will offer tips on getting the most from the event.
The LinkedIn Photo Booth will offer professional portraits for LinkedIn profiles from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
DAY OF SERVICE
Help clean up a Chicago beach, prepare a community garden or paint a school at the sixth annual UIC Day of Service, part of activities for the nation Day of Service April 18. Groups are welcome. A list of sites is online, as is registration.
For more information, contact Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services at 312-996-4500 or email@example.com
NEW DuSABLE EXHIBIT
A preview of the DuSable Museum’s new interactive exhibit, “Freedom and Resistance: the Afro-American Experience,” will be presented by DuSable curator Charles Bethea Thursday at the African American Cultural Center.
The permanent exhibit, set to open in June, will take a contemporary look at the history of African Americans in the U.S. from the transatlantic slave trade to the 21st century.
The brownbag presentation begins at noon in 207 Addams Hall.
CALLING INNOVATORS, INVENTORS
April 28 is the deadline to apply for the Innovator and Inventor of the Year Awards, given to outstanding faculty members who have worked with the Office of Technology Management on techology transfer.
The $3,500 prize will be awarded at a reception May 19. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHUTTLE BUS TO CUPPA
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.
APPLY FOR INNOVATION FUND
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 cif.uic.edu, email email@example.com or call 312-996-7013.
KNOW YOUR BENEFITS
New and experienced employees can learn more about their UIC benefits at a benefits fair Thursday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Nominations are due Friday 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.