Campus news: Pop-Up Pantry food drive Thursday
DONATE TO POP-UP PANTRY FOOD DRIVE THURSDAY
The pantry was established last year by Undergraduate Student Government, the Wellness Center and the Office of the Dean of Students to alleviate food insecurity among UIC students.
Items, donated by faculty, staff and students, include canned goods, nonperishable food and non-food items like deodorant and toilet paper.
Donated items must be nonperishable items in cans, cartons or bags, unopened in the original container with original product label, undamaged and within the expiration date.
Interested in volunteering? Contact Wellness Center director Carol Peterson, email@example.com
BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED FOR NEW HIRES
A policy requiring criminal background checks for new hires became effective Oct. 5 at UIC and UIS.
The implementation deadline for the Urbana-Champaign campus was extended to Nov. 1 after the UIUC senate raised concerns about the policy. However, hires will not be finalized at Urbana-Champaign without a background check.
The new policy was approved by the university Board of Trustees Sept. 10. The university previously required the checks for employees who hold security-sensitive positions, or who work at the hospital or with children.
BOWL TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, UIC ATHLETICS
“Pins Down for Pediatrics,” a bowling event benefiting Children’s Hospital University of Illinois and UIC Student Athletics, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Student Center East.
Two games and a raffle ticket are $25. Register in advance.
REPORT OF CRIMES ON CAMPUS
Crimes that occurred on University of Illinois campuses in 2012-2014 are listed in the latest UIC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
The report, required by federal law, includes the campuses in Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and Springfield as well as the UIC regional campuses at Rockford and Peoria. The report includes policies and procedures on campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Hard copies are available at the UIC Police Department or by calling 312-996-2830.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Campus Advocacy Network will host and co-sponsor different events on the complexities of domestic, dating and intimate partner violence and ways to support survivors.