Campus News: Pop-Up Pantry Thursday

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The UIC Pop-Up Food Pantry, which distributed more than 1,100 bags to UIC students last school year, will be open Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in 603A Student Center East.

The pantry offers free groceries to any current UIC student with valid i-card.

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. Donations are accepted at the Wellness Center, 238 Student Center East, or call 312-413-2120 for pick-up. Donation drives will be held Oct. 8 and Nov. 12.

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.

Most popular items include instant meals, pasta and rice, hot and cold cereal, snack foods including granola bars and trail mix, coffee and tea and baby food. Important basics include peanut butter and jelly and canned fish, meats, beans, soups and vegetables. Non-food items needed include shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, laundry detergent and diapers. Candy and cookies are not accepted.

Students interested in volunteering should contact Wellness Center director Carol Peterson,



Staff who are required to submit the annual Reporting of Non-University Activities form can now use an online form. Forms are due Oct. 5.

The university Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest is online. For more information, contact or 312-996-3642. Civil Service employees are not required to complete the RNUA form.



Deadline is Nov. 9 for nominations for 2015 UIC Researcher of the Year and Scholar of the Year.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the awards recognize individuals who are advancing knowledge in their area of research and scholarship.

The Distinguished Researcher award honors four researchers for outstanding research achievements. The Rising Star Researcher award recognizes four early career researchers who show outstanding promise. The researcher awards are given in basic life sciences, clinical sciences, natural sciences and engineering and social sciences.

The Distinguished Scholar award honors an outstanding UIC scholar. The Rising Star Scholar award recognizes a scholar whose work shows promise for future leadership. Scholar awards are given in the humanities, art, design and architecture.

Winners receive a one-time cash prize and a commemorative award, presented at a ceremony in their honor. For more information, contact or 312-996-7036.

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