Monthly archives: August, 2016

Campus Message 08.31.16

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I have the privilege of reaffirming the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, consistent with University policy, federal and state law.

The University of Illinois at Chicago strives for a diverse community reflective of our urban environment. Diversity is evident in our student body and extends to our faculty and all levels of administration and staff. UIC adheres to the principles of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion and development of our employees. Our hiring and employment policies are devised to promote this commitment. Read more…

UIC education grad named White House Fellow

A doctoral graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Education has been appointed a 2016-2017 White House Fellow and will be assigned to the U.S. Department of Education for the coming year.

Warren Morgan was appointed to the latest class of 16 White House Fellows.

The fellows program was created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give promising American leaders “first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs.”

“It’s a great national recognition and is consistent with the quality of the College of Education at UIC and its graduates,” said UIC Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis. Read more…

Campus Message 08.29.16

Dear Students,

I invite you to join me for Office Hours on Tuesday, September 6, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Student Center West, Thompson Room C.

The goal of the entire leadership team at UIC is to create an inclusive setting in which I hope you will feel comfortable expressing your opinion on issues relating to your experience here and our community. Read more…

Home away from home

Students settled into their rooms for the first time Aug. 17, on a sunny and fun-filled Freshman Move-In Day.

Freshman residents were welcomed to campus and into the UIC family by Chancellor Michael Amiridis, men’s basketball head coach Steve McClain, women’s basketball head coach Regina Miller, student athletes and move-in crews.

“I wanted to get the full experience at UIC,” shared Vianey Toscano — who is from Skokie — on why she chose to live on campus. “It’ll open me up to new experiences, meeting new people and new opportunities.” Read more…

Warm UIC welcome

Crowds of first-year and transfer students filled the UIC Pavilion Sunday to get a taste of what it’s like to be a UIC Flame during the annual UIC Convocation.

The event marks students’ entry into the academic community and gives them a crash course in UIC traditions. Read more…

Campus Message 08.22.16

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I hope you have enjoyed a productive and relaxing summer. As we begin a new academic year, I am delighted to welcome everyone back to UIC and offer my congratulations to our new and transfer students, as well as our new faculty members – you all have made a great choice in UIC! To that I would also add a warm welcome to our academic family of UIC students, faculty and staff in Rockford, the Quad Cities, Peoria, Springfield and Urbana. Read more…