blog postsHealth care, pension issues rise to topMay 3, 2012 9:00 am1 views The issue of employee benefits has taken center stage on the UI campus this spring and it likely won't be going away anytime soon.Financial group to be investigated for defrauding state employeesMay 4, 2006 9:00 am1 views Financial group to be investigated for defrauding state employeesU-C Senate discusses Campus Strategic PlanMay 4, 2006 9:00 am1 views Faculty members voiced concerns about the priorities outlined in the Campus Strategic Plan – and their potential impact on institutional quality and campus units’ budgets - when the Urbana-Champaign Senate met April 24.Senate discusses future 'financial challenges'May 6, 2010 9:00 am1 views The coming months may not afford much summer vacation to those dedicated to campus shared governance, said Urbana-Champaign Senate chairwoman Joyce Tolliver at the April 26 meeting.Senate review report may lead to future reformsMay 7, 2015 10:30 am1 views A report reviewing the full breadth of the responsibilities of the Urbana-Champaign Senate is expected to lead to action following its acceptance at the May 4 meeting.Avery Brundage scholarships granted to 20 U. of I. studentsMay 14, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Twenty University of Illinois students from the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses have won Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each student will receive $2,500 for the 2007-2008 academic year.Two graduate students win Doolen Scholarships to study agingMay 16, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two University of Illinois graduate students have won 2000-2001 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. They will receive $3,500 each to continue their studies in gerontology.Strategic plan used to plot UI's future courseMay 19, 2011 9:00 am1 views The UI has released its 2010 Strategic Plan Progress Report, which discusses the five-year progress of the Urbana campus and serves as a blueprint for its future.FMC Fellowships support six graduate students universitywideMay 20, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Each of six University of Illinois graduate students - including two from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2004-2005 academic year.Input sought to improve information technology resourcesMay 21, 2009 9:00 am1 views Members of the campus community - and faculty members in particular - are being asked to provide their input about how the campus can meet new and emerging information technology needs through IT@Illinois, a campuswide initiative started by Provost Linda Katehi in December. The goal of IT@Illinois is to rethink the configuration of information technology resources at Illinois so that they can be more efficient, more cost effective and dedicated to higher value activities that more directly support the university's core missions.Board honors Easter for serviceMay 21, 2015 12:15 pm1 views The U. of I. Board of Trustees presented its Distinguished Service Medallion to retiring President Bob Easter May 7, honoring his more than 40 years with the university that began as a graduate student and took him to the presidency.Last call for Benefit ChoiceMay 21, 2015 12:30 pm1 views Benefit Choice open enrollment ends June 1. U. of I. employees who have not already done so are reminded that if they wish to make changes to their health or dental insurance, dependent coverage or flexible spending plans, the changes must be made using NESSIE, the university’s online self-service benefits application. All changes must be made by June 1 and will have an effective date of July 1.Members sought for senate implementation committeeMay 21, 2015 12:45 pm1 views The Urbana-Champaign Senate’s Committee on Committees is requesting nominations for membership on the Seventh Senate Review Implementation Committee. State woes multiply with Supreme Court’s pension rulingMay 21, 2015 12:45 pm1 views The Illinois Supreme Court May 8 struck down legislation passed in 2013 that would have scaled back state employee benefits.Benefit Choice enrollment open through June 17Jun 2, 2011 9:00 am1 views Some advice for anyone seeking information on the university's employee health insurance program: Don't pay attention to politicians, news reports or co-workers.UI Board of Trustees discuss proposed FY09 state budgetJun 5, 2008 9:00 am1 views A preliminary fiscal year 2009 operating budget for the UI with a 1.5 percent salary increase was presented to the UI Board of Trustees at its May 22 meeting at UIC.Trustees approve additional funding for Global CampusJun 5, 2008 9:00 am1 views University trustees approved an additional $3.4 million for Global Campus as administrators said they expect a marketing campaign and partnerships with community colleges to put the online degree program in “fast growth mode.”Make benefits choices by June 15Jun 7, 2012 9:00 am1 views Despite continued uncertainty over next year's university health care benefits, the state has announced June 15 as the end date of the Benefits Choice period.Five students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage ScholarshipsJun 9, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nineteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses have won Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each student will receive $2,500 for the 2008-2009 academic year.Citizen Police Academy seeks to inform public about law enforcementJun 10, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign County residents interested in getting an inside look at how local law enforcement works are invited to participate in the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.Three U. of I. students win Goldwater ScholarshipsJun 16, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2006-2007 academic year.President Hogan: Salary increase possible for UI employeesJun 16, 2011 9:00 am1 views It could be a lot worse.On the Job: Maggie AgnewJul 1, 1999 10:45 am1 views Since 1978, Margaret "Maggie" Agnew has been handing out towels in the locker room in the lower level of the Intramural Physical Education Building.ARR working group suggestions could save $60 millionJul 1, 2010 9:00 am1 views A group established to review administrative functions throughout the university has recommended changes that could save nearly $60 million in the next three years.Fall tuition to increase less than expectedJul 2, 2009 9:00 am1 views Expressing reluctance to add to the financial burdens of students and their families in tough economic times, university trustees approved a 2.6 percent tuition increase for new Illinois resident undergraduate students – less than the 4 percent increase originally proposed.NCSA awards fellowships to 13 UI faculty membersJul 6, 2006 9:00 am1 views NCSA awards fellowships to 13 UI faculty members The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has named 13 UI faculty members as faculty fellows for the 2006-2007 academic year. The NCSA/UIUC Faculty Fellows program extends opportunities in advanced computing and information technology to UI faculty members. In addition to financial support, faculty fellows have access to NCSA's high-performance computers, visualization- and data-analysis tools, and other advanced information technology, as well as opportunities to collaborate with NCSA staff members. Awards are administered through NCSA's Campus Relations office, directed by Radha Nandkumar. The program is funded by NCSA and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. "The fellows program offers opportunities for faculty and NCSA staff members to collaborate on projects of common interest and to be exposed to the breadth of research on campus. Nandkumar said "This is a truly beneficial win-win situation." The 2006-2007 fellows and their projects:Trustees propose program, discuss rehiring of retireesJul 20, 2006 9:00 am1 views A one-year pilot program proposed at the UI Board of Trustees meeting July 13 in Chicago would allow employees to voice their opinions of policies and procedures – and suggest ways that they could be changed for the better – through a Web site.U. of I. regional studies programs named National Resource CentersJul 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received the unusual distinction of having all of its campus international regional studies programs receive designation by the U.S. Department of Education as National Resource Centers.Smoke-free campus start-date moved to Jan. 1Aug 1, 2013 9:00 am1 views Champaign splitting street ownership almost in thirds. "The map will be available this fall to help clarify which areas are part of the smoke-free campus."Chancellors present e-Learning Initiative to trusteesAug 6, 2009 9:00 am1 views Chancellors of the three UI campuses presented their initial plans for the future of the university’s online degree programs – including more intercampus collaboration and blended learning – at the July 23 UI Board of Trustees meeting at UIC.University makes difficult budget cuts while sustaining quality educationAug 7, 2003 9:00 am1 views As the university settles into the second month of the fiscal year, faculty and staff members on the Urbana campus face difficult choices about how to sustain quality instruction and services with fewer people and economic resources.Symposium to explore future of independent newspapersAug 15, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The number of independent family-owned newspapers has rapidly declined in recent years as corporate chains have increased their holdings. What that and other recent trends mean for journalism, for communities, and for democracy will be the focus of a symposium Sept. 8-10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.History in the makingAug 16, 2007 9:00 am1 views Back to Index FY09 fundraising shows significant increaseAug 20, 2009 9:00 am1 views Champaign campus had raised $1.184 billion of its $1.5 billion goal to date. UIC has raised $424.9 million toward its $650 million goal and UIS has raised $21.3 million towards its $28 million goal. The campaign began July 1, 2003, and is scheduled to conclude Dec. 31, 2011.Citizen's police academy accepting applicationsAug 21, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If you can't get enough "Law and Order" and "NYPD Blue," you're the perfect participant for the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.AchievementsAug 21, 2003 9:00 am1 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Forum to be held on stem cell researchAug 23, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. President Bushs recent decision on federal funding for stem-cell research only ended one part of the debate.Food authority and author kicks off this fall's reading series at IllinoisAug 26, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Food writer and commentator John T. Edge will dish out a heaping helping of his work on Sept. 16 as the lead author in the Fall 2009 Carr Reading Series at the University of Illinois.Campus does homework preparing for new strategic planSep 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views Campus does homework preparing for new strategic planLibrary changes enhance access to resourcesSep 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views Library changes enhance access to resources New service model for Women and Gender Resources Library The University Library is exploring new ways to enhance collection access and service delivery. This fall, an integrated service model is under way for the Women and Gender Resources Library. The new model, used increasingly among academic libraries, redistributes women and gender resources among library units containing related materials. The change provides broader access to resources for faculty members and students from a variety of interdisciplinary fields. Cindy Ingold, women and gender resources librarian, retains her current office in the main Library and her full-time appointment, providing reference services and building strong research collections in collaboration with other campus librarians. She also is spending time in residence with two campus units, the Gender and Women's Studies Program and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, offering reference consultations. The library's physical space has been converted into a conference room for meetings and gatherings related to women and gender studies as well as general library matters. For information about using the collection, contact Ingold, 333-7998 or email@example.com. History and Philosophy Library merges with Newspaper Library The History and Philosophy Library and Newspaper Library have merged to form a new center for historical research on campus. The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library brings together source material from a variety of related disciplines, integrating resources and services to more efficiently serve faculty members and students. The consolidated unit is located in the recently renovated 246 Main Library. It provides an extensive menu of public services and an inviting layout of reader space, computer terminals, microfilm reader-printers and scanners, and print collections. The new library is headed by Mary Stuart, who previously managed the History and Philosophy Library. "The merger brings together a concentration of expertise and resources in a way that offers a more cohesive research experience in a comfortable, welcoming environment," Stuart said. For more information, stop by the library or call 333-1509.Fine arts scholars join computer scientists to explore cultural creativitySep 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views Fine arts scholars join computer scientists to explore cultural creativityIllinois moves up in national rankingsSep 3, 2009 9:00 am1 views The UI moved up slightly in the latest national rankings from U.S. News & World Report, published Aug. 20.ISGS awarded funding for sequestration technology trainingSep 3, 2009 9:00 am1 views The Illinois State Geological Survey has been awarded nearly $995,000 over the next three years by the U.S. Department of Energy to create the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium Technology Training Center at the Urbana campus of the UI.AchievementsSep 4, 2003 9:00 am1 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Events to commemorate Sept. 11Sep 5, 2002 9:00 am1 views Special events are planned on campus to observe the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Campus shifting to emphasize undergraduate researchSep 5, 2013 9:00 am1 views It's been just a year since the Office of the Provost created the Office of Undergraduate Research and it already has produced tangible results.Law School Day set for Sept. 24Sep 6, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. College students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Sept. 24.State approves new budget; support for UI increasesSep 6, 2007 9:00 am1 views The UI will receive more state support during fiscal year 2008 under the state budget signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Aug. 23, nearly two months after the fiscal year began on July 1.Senate presents annual report to trusteesSep 15, 2011 9:00 am1 views UI Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy indicated further "pruning" of academic programs on the Urbana campus may be needed to alleviate funding pressures facing the university.Contracts extended; additional enrollment period to be Oct. 10-28Sep 15, 2011 9:00 am1 views Central Management Services recently announced the extension of contracts for all current health plan vendors through June 30, 2012. The health insurance rates remain the same.