Campus News: raising awareness of fraud

dollar signRaising awareness of fraud

UIC and the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission host a joint symposium March 2 aimed to raise awareness of pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes and other forms of fraud.

The symposium, “How to Detect and Combat Fraudsters Who Target Our Immigrant Groups and Affinity Communities,” takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, Student Center East.

Opening remarks will be given by Susan Poser, UIC provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC’s enforcement division.

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Strategic planning

A second round of town hall meetings on the university-wide strategic planning initiative will take place at all three campuses next month.

The meeting on the UIC campus is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. March 8 in the Thompson Rooms, Student Center West. University President Timothy Killeen and UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis will discuss the draft plan.


Vacation, sick leave payouts

UIC employees may defer vacation and/or compensable sick leave payouts to their 403(b) and/or 457 retirement accounts upon separation or retirement from the university.

For instructions on submitting an election form to make a deferral, contact University Payroll and Benefits at or 312-996-6471, at least 60 days prior to the last day of employment.

For more information visit NESSIE.


Senate election

Nominations are due March 18 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 makes 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.

Apply online or call the Office of the Senate, 312-996-2926.


Honoring Holt 

The Grace Holt Celebration on March 2 honors the founder of the African American studies department.

The event includes a legacy luncheon featuring UIC alumna and filmmaker Nicole Frankin from noon to 2 p.m. at the African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall.

Charlene Carruthers of the Black Youth Project 100 will deliver the keynote address, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hull-House Museum.


New name

As of Feb. 1, Campus Programs has been renamed the Center for Student Involvement.

The name change reflects the center’s mission, vision and goals of increasing engagement with students.

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