Monthly archives: November, 2016

Mile Square celebrates anniversary, award winners

“Health means wealth,” U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said during an awards dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UI Health Mile Square Health Center Nov. 3.

Mile Square, a network of 12 federally qualified health centers, is one of the oldest community health centers in Chicago. Serving approximately 40,000 people throughout the Chicago area, Mile Square provides comprehensive medical and dental care, mental health support and social services, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

The awards dinner honored those who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to improving the health and well-being of Chicago’s underserved and underinsured communities.

Davis received the Chancellors Medallion, the university’s top honor, for his service and leadership improving the global community. UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis presented the award. Read more…

Giving Tuesday

This holiday season, the UIC community will have the opportunity to give current and future students an important gift.

Giving Tuesday, which will take place Nov. 29, is designed to engage alumni, faculty and students to raise money for UIC. The donations can be allocated to anything from student scholarships to new lab equipment.

“It’s a day for the UIC community to unite in supporting the tenacious students who are here chasing an opportunity, world-class faculty and the new knowledge they discover and the service we perform that empowers communities here and around the world,” wrote Jeff Nearhoof, vice chancellor for advancement, in an email.

Donation tables will be set up around campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by and spread the word about the event by using #GivingTuesday on social media.

“The goal of #GivingTuesday is to focus awareness on the enormous impact philanthropy can have at UIC,” wrote Chancellor Michael Amiridis in an email. “Whether through the big foundations or simply the individuals who generously support our efforts, it’s important to be reminded that every gift helps UIC.” Read more…

Campus Message 11.10.16

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

We have all endured a long and contentious election season and on Tuesday we democratically elected a new president. As with every election, it is impossible to know immediately what the results will mean in the long run or the type of change that comes with the new presidency. We will learn more about this over the next few months and we will be prepared as an institution to embrace new opportunities and face new challenges. Read more…

Campus Message 11.07.16

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you of an internal search for the UIC Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), formerly known as the NCAA Faculty Liaison. Our Intercollegiate Athletics is a Division I athletic program serving over 340 student athletes in 20 sports, which have won numerous league championships.

The Faculty Athletic Representative’s primary responsibilities are to promote academic integrity, to support institutional controls of our Intercollegiate Athletics, and to facilitate interaction of athletics and academics while enhancing the student-athlete experience at UIC. Additional information about the important role of the Faculty Athletic Representative can be found at the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative Association website: Read more…

Campus Message 11.02.16

Dear Students,

I invite you to join me tomorrow, November 3rd, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for our third Office Hours conversation this semester to be held in the Student Services Building (SSB) Meeting Rooms A, B and 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 experiences at UIC. Read more…