blog postsU-C Senate passes two resolutions to enhance employee benefitsMar 20, 2003 9:00 am0 views Two resolutions passed by the Urbana-Champaign Senate March 17 aim to enhance benefits for university employees.Potential FY 03 Budget CutsMar 20, 2003 9:00 am0 views If the University of Illinois has to cut 4.25 percent from its FY 03 operating budget, it will mean a $6.8 million cut for Urbana, a $6.4 million cut for Chicago, and a $482,000 cut for Springfield. These reductions are on top of $13.7 million in deferred maintenance money held in University Administration and $4 million cut from UA spending.Stukel testimony: Budget cuts put UI 'on the brink'Mar 20, 2003 9:00 am0 views The UI, facing a $130 million state budget cut over two years, is "on the brink" and has exhausted all its fiscal flexibility, says UI President James J. Stukel.Sequestration puts pressure on U. of I. budgetMar 21, 2013 9:00 am0 views Pressures on the university's budget will only increase in the coming year, Walter Knorr, the U. of I. vice president and chief financial officer, said at the March 7 U. of I. Board of Trustees meeting in Urbana.Governor's budget proposal includes more for higher educationApr 2, 2009 9:00 am0 views The fiscal year 2010 budget proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn on March 18 was welcome news for officials at the UI and other public universities. Quinn proposed an increase in funding for higher education next fiscal year rather than the decrease that many people were expecting because of the state's multibillion-dollar deficit.Parents must interpret war talk for kidsApr 3, 2003 9:00 am0 views Children rely on the cues they get from their parents, so mothers and fathers who feel jittery about war with Iraq should confront their own fears and get ready to talk with their children, said Aaron Ebata, family life expert at the UI.Intel, Microsoft to invest $10 million in new centerApr 3, 2008 9:00 am0 views Intel and Microsoft corporations will invest $10 million over five years in a new research center at the UI to develop ways to take maximum advantage of today's multi-core computer chips.April lectures at Illinois focus on ethics, and on legacy of pesticidesApr 4, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ethics will be at the heart of the first of two April lectures in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The second lecture will focus on the health consequences of pesticide use. The lectures are the last in the series for the spring semester.CITES issues warning: Don't take 'phishing' baitApr 4, 2013 9:00 am0 views Vigilance is the most powerful weapon employees wield in thwarting the recent spate of "phishing" emails targeting U. of I. computers, say leaders at Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services.Illinois House rejects tuition waiver limitsApr 5, 2012 9:00 am0 views A proposal to limit discount tuition waivers for children of public university employees was defeated by a wide margin in the Illinois House last week.Provost seeks faculty nominations for new programApr 6, 2006 9:00 am0 views Provost seeks faculty nominations for new program Senate approves call for universitywide summitApr 7, 2011 9:00 am0 views The UI Academic Senate on March 28 called for a "wider university discussion" of institutional governance, inviting university administrators and members of the UI Board of Trustees to meet with faculty leaders in a summit.U. of I. alumna to speak about local civil liberties fight in the 1950sApr 9, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A front-row, personal perspective on local events during the anti-communist McCarthy era of the early 1950s will be the subject of a lecture April 17 at the University of Illinois.Free brain sharpening this weekend at Lincoln Square in UrbanaApr 9, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bring your brain to Lincoln Square in Urbana this Sunday (April 13) for a quick tune-up on the latest brain research, courtesy of the neuroscience program at the University of Illinois.Addiction expert to speak at April 27 workshopApr 11, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. People who have dealt with addiction, or the family disorder that often surrounds it, may find assistance in a workshop April 27 in Urbana.Japan House annual open house April 20Apr 11, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The welcome mat will be out on April 20, when the University of Illinois' Japan House invites the community inside and to experience Japanese arts and culture at its annual spring open house.Focus on health care in two upcoming talks at IllinoisApr 12, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Health care will be the topic of two talks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study.Conference to focus on issues affecting claims to heritage itemsApr 14, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A group of international scholars will gather at the University of Illinois for a conference to discuss how forces of religion and nationalism may act to heighten intergroup tension around heritage claims - even to the point of causing the destruction of ancient and historic sites.BP's chief scientist to give Beckman Lecture April 29 at the U. of I.Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Steven Koonin, chief scientist for BP, will speak April 29 at the University of Illinois on the topic "Energy, Environment, Security: Can We Have It All?"Disability Awareness Week, April 22-28, features lots of activitiesApr 16, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Disability Awareness Week takes place Sunday through Saturday (April 22-28), and the University of Illinois has scheduled a number of activities in recognition of the event:Exclusive interviewApr 17, 2008 9:00 am0 views Back to Index Brain Day 2009: Spend a day exploring your own and others' brainsApr 17, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Explore the mysteries of your brain April 26 at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana, and literally touch the brains of other creatures. "Brains Rock!" is the theme of this year's Brain Day, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. in the south hallway of the mall.Senators support supplemental retirement resolutionApr 17, 2014 9:00 am0 views Senators at the April 14 Urbana Academic Senate meeting unanimously supported a resolution asking the U. of I. Board of Trustees to offer university employees a supplemental retirement program.SEC considers new software to improve communicationApr 18, 2013 9:00 am0 views The Senate Executive Committee is forming a subcommittee to consider a new online communications system designed to allow senators to voice their opinions virtually while maintaining compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.Inside Illinois plans monthly printed issues this summerApr 22, 2004 9:00 am0 views Inside Illinois plans monthly printed issues this summer Because of the excellent response to its new advertising program, Inside Illinois will print monthly issues this summer on the first Thursday of June, July and August, with an online-only version issued on the third Thursday of each summer month. The paper will return to its usual semi-monthly schedule Sept. 2. "We very much appreciate the campus and off-campus advertisers who put their confidence in us and placed ads this past year," said Doris Dahl, editor. "It was the first time in the paper's 25-year history that advertising was sold. We had hoped to pay for the printing of the paper and were pleased that revenue was high enough that we could return to printed issues in the summer. We realize that not all readers have access to the Web, so we're glad that we can provide the paper in printed format once again during the summer." According to Dahl, the past two summers Inside Illinois has published electronic-only issues, sending employees a mass e-mail to alert them that a new issue was available and providing a link to the current index. The paper will continue to sell advertising in its printed issues (no ads appear in the online versions of the publication). "Special summer rates are being offered to advertisers," Dahl said, "with a 20 percent discount to those who reserve space in all three summer printed issues." Inside Illinois premiered on campus as IlliniWeek, a weekly newspaper, in January 1979. The paper moved to semi-monthly as a budgetary strategy in August 1990 and was renamed Inside Illinois. The paper was redesigned in September 1999. Anyone interested in placing an ad in Inside Illinois may get more information from the Web at www.news.uiuc.edu/ii/iiadv.html. The schedules and rates for summer as well as academic year 2004-05 are posted. If you would like a printed brochure with rates and advertising guidelines, call 333-2895 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Libraries find creative ways to stretch subscription dollarsApr 22, 2004 9:00 am0 views Behind the bricks and mortar, behind the stately architecture and inspiring carved inscriptions, enormous pressures, most of them hidden to the casual observer, are mounting in our nation's research libraries -- the UI among them.Award-winning photojournalist to speak April 29Apr 23, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus Tuesday (April 29) to discuss his experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia.Program to ease pay-date transitionMay 1, 2003 9:00 am0 views Academic faculty and staff on the Urbana campus who anticipate cash-flow problems when their pay date changes this fall will be able to get assistance from a short-term transitional payment program offered by the university.On the Job: Terry JobinMay 2, 2002 9:00 am0 views Terry Jobin is the director of the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program.Chancellor reports on campus efforts to retain facultyMay 2, 2013 9:00 am0 views Lately a lot of attention has been paid to campus efforts to revolutionize undergraduate education and recruit and attract faculty members from outside the university.Campus to focus on students, interdisciplinary opportunityMay 2, 2013 9:00 am0 views "Be ready to move!"Restorative powersMay 4, 2006 9:00 am0 views Back to Index Financial group to be investigated for defrauding state employeesMay 4, 2006 9:00 am0 views Financial group to be investigated for defrauding state employeesOn the Job: Mike SteiskalMay 4, 2006 9:00 am0 views Mike Steiskal is a food service administrator IV at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Two more project team reports onlineMay 6, 2010 9:00 am0 views Two additional project team reports have been posted on the Stewarding Excellence @ Illinois website: the Institute of Aviation and IT@Illinois (information technology services).Urbana campus e-mail transition to illinois.edu under wayMay 15, 2008 9:00 am0 views The UI's Urbana campus has a new address. E-mail address, that is. Since May 13, students and faculty and staff members have been able to use NetID@illinois.edu e-mail addresses. As part of the branding initiative aimed at standardizing the Urbana campus's identity as "Illinois," the campus is transitioning to the www.illinois.edu Web domain. The first step in that process is establishing new addresses for Urbana campus e-mail users.Cutting energy usage 'right thing to do,' Urbana chancellor saysMay 15, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has established a goal of reducing the energy consumption of existing buildings by 10 percent over the next three years and has established a five-year target of rolling back usage to 1990 standards, consistent with the Kyoto Protocol.Health plan options not finalMay 17, 2012 9:00 am0 views There still is no end date to the university's Benefit Choice period, which began May 1 because not all health contracts for FY2013 have been finalized.Herman approved as chancellor, White unveils strategic planMay 19, 2005 9:00 am0 views Herman approved as chancellor, White unveils strategic plan By Sabryna Cornish UIC News Bureau At its May 19 meeting in Chicago, the UI Board of Trustees unanimously approved Richard Herman as chancellor of the Urbana campus. UI President B. Joseph White said an eight-month search was conducted after Nancy Cantor resigned from the position last February to become president of Syracuse University. "We attracted outstanding candidates from all over," White said, and faculty, staff and students on campus were very supportive of having Herman, who was named interim chancellor last year, fill the position permanently. "He received very strong endorsements from everyone in the administration and across the campus," White said. At a news conference last month, White announced his intention to endorse Herman as chancellor, who "stepped up and did a superb job in the interim role." "I have been awarded a trust that I will not break," Herman said. "To be chancellor is to always remember that learning, teaching, knowing, discovering, growing, contributing is - plain and simple - the most about the quality of one's ideas, not the volume of one's voice." A plan for the futureInput sought to improve information technology resourcesMay 21, 2009 9:00 am0 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.Last call for Benefit ChoiceMay 21, 2015 12:30 pm0 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.Benefit Choice enrollment open through June 17Jun 2, 2011 9:00 am0 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 president commends tough budget decisions; promises UI will maintain high qualityJun 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views UI President James J. Stukel has commended the budget crafted by Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois General Assembly as an austere plan to erase a crippling state deficit, and he said the university remains dedicated to preserving quality as it manages its way through the fiscal crisis.Training program to help safeguard sensitive dataJun 5, 2008 9:00 am0 views Faculty and staff members in campus units that need to archive sensitive data such as Social Security numbers, credit-card numbers and grades will have the opportunity to undergo a training program later this year. The campus Security Office is creating a Working with Sensitive Data program that will be offered in the late summer or early fall. The 90-minute sessions will instruct faculty and staff members who are authorized to handle sensitive data on how to safely maintain the information.Trustees discuss financial outlook, approve appointmentsJun 15, 2006 9:00 am0 views UI President B. Joseph White predicted that FY07, which begins July 1, would be a good year for the university in terms of marshaling the $100 million in resources needed to help the UI meet its most urgent needs and objectives. He made his comments about the FY07 preliminary operating budget during a teleconference meeting of the UI Board of Trustees on June 5.Krannert Art Museum photography exhibitionJun 16, 2005 9:00 am0 views Back to Index President Hogan: Salary increase possible for UI employeesJun 16, 2011 9:00 am0 views It could be a lot worse.Herman officially named interim chancellorJun 17, 2004 9:00 am0 views Provost Richard Herman was named interim chancellor at the UI Board of Trusteesmeeting June 17 in Chicago.Benefit changes due June 21Jun 17, 2004 9:00 am0 views Benefits changes due June 21 Changes must be made with NESSIE UI faculty and staff members wanting to make changes to their benefits or sign up for either of the flexible spending plans, need to sign up through NESSIE by midnight June 21. Employees with questions about the benefit plans or options available, may call a benefits counselor.Units implement conservation programs to use less energyJun 18, 2009 9:00 am0 views Faculty and staff members at the Urbana campus are pursuing a variety of eco-friendly initiatives aimed at protecting the environment and helping the campus pare its utility bills.