Proposed changes to Social Security to be topic of free, public forum at Illinois Feb 14, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Changes to Social Security being proposed by President Bush will be the topic of a forum on Feb. 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, featuring a former Clinton administration economist, along with Illinois professors of finance, law and history. Campus, cities prepare for 'Unofficial' event Feb 21, 2008 9:00 am0 views University officials and police are working with Champaign Police and Champaign officials to keep a lid on this year's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day event. Symposium to focus on helping disabled enter work force Mar 1, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Disability benefits disbursed by the Social Security Administration add up to $100 billion per year, according to Tanya Gallagher, the dean of the College of Applied Life Studies and director of the Disability Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. U-C Senate passes two resolutions to enhance employee benefits Mar 20, 2003 9:00 am0 views Two resolutions passed by the Urbana-Champaign Senate March 17 aim to enhance benefits for university employees. 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. Governor's budget proposal includes more for higher education Apr 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. Provost seeks faculty nominations for new program Apr 6, 2006 9:00 am0 views Provost seeks faculty nominations for new program Senate approves call for universitywide summit Apr 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. Addiction expert to speak at April 27 workshop Apr 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. Students invited to U. of I. campus Oct. 21 to meet with law schools Apr 13, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College students in Illinois preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 21. Exclusive interview Apr 17, 2008 9:00 am0 views Back to Index Senators support supplemental retirement resolution Apr 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. Inside Illinois plans monthly printed issues this summer Apr 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 email@example.com. Award-winning photojournalist to speak April 29 Apr 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. Restorative powers May 4, 2006 9:00 am0 views Back to Index Two more project team reports online May 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). Cutting energy usage 'right thing to do,' Urbana chancellor says May 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. UI president commends tough budget decisions; promises UI will maintain high quality Jun 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. Trustees discuss financial outlook, approve appointments Jun 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. GSLIS receives grant for data curation Jul 1, 2010 9:00 am0 views The Graduate School of Library and Information Science has been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services totaling $988,543. The purpose of the grant is to develop a sustainable and transferable model for educating library and information science master's and doctoral students in data curation through field experiences in research and data centers. Law School Day to take place Sept. 22 at University of Illinois Sep 13, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois 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. 22. Chicago Academy of Sciences showcases UI exhibits, activities Sep 25, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Children will be able to whip up a little fun and learn while they're doing it Oct. 7-8 at the Chicago Academy of Sciences. Law School Day takes place Oct. 13 Sep 25, 2003 9:00 am0 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 Oct. 13. Fireswallow Project endorses 'Art' Oct 2, 2008 9:00 am0 views Back to Index Passes for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1 Oct 15, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the seventh annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 20-24 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Working together Nov 3, 2005 9:00 am0 views Back to Index 'Vision for the future' discussed at Annual Meeting of the Faculty Nov 4, 2010 9:00 am0 views Champaign Senate's Annual Meeting of the Faculty Oct. 25. Welcome to the academy Nov 18, 2004 9:00 am0 views Welcome to the academy Promoted and newly tenured faculty were honored Nov. 9 with a reception at Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and a book plating, sponsored by Acting Provost Jesse Delia and University Librarian Paula Kaufman. Participating faculty members were asked to select books, either extant volumes or new additions to the university's collections, of personal significance to them and explain their rationale in 50 words or less. The 54 volumes chosen were embossed with commemorative bookplates for the 77 faculty members who participated; the books are on display in the library's main corridor. The program is in its fifth year. Dress rehearsal Nov 18, 2004 9:00 am0 views Dress rehearsal Ronald Romm (left) and Michael Ewald, professors in the School of Music, practice a number for the "Stars, Stripes, Sousa" halftime show during the UI vs. Indiana football game on Nov. 6. Romm and Ewald are playing e-flat cornets, also called over-the-shoulder horns, from the 1850s, which are part of the university's collection. The concert was one of many events held on campus during November as part of a monthlong sesquicentennial celebration of John Philip Sousa's birth. Schedule announced for election Nov 21, 2002 9:00 am0 views Schedule announced for election Simple majority will determine if graduate students get union representation Graduate assistants (GAs) and most teaching assistants (TAs) are eligible to vote in an election Dec. 3 and 4 to determine whether they wish to be represented by GEO (Graduate Employee Organization) as their exclusive bargaining representative or whether they would prefer to have no representation. About 2,700 assistants are eligible to vote. The question will be decided by a majority vote. "The outcome of the election will affect current and future graduate assistants and teaching assistants at this campus," said Graduate College Dean Richard P. Wheeler, "and it is important that the decision reflect the preferences of all those who are eligible to vote. I encourage all eligible assistants to consider the arguments and information supporting and opposing union representation, to make an informed choice, and to vote in the election." Election schedule 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 - Illini Union Dec. 4 - Assembly Hall (Bring a photo ID) Questions about eligibility to vote and voting procedures: Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board 320 W. Washington St., Suite 260 Springfield IL 62701-1135 (217) 782-9068 (phone) (217) 782-9331 (fax) A list of assistants who are eligible to vote: www.grad.uiuc.edu/ Absentee ballots The Labor Board must receive a written request (at the address given above) at least 10 days before the election (no later than Nov. 22). Books of honor photo Nov 21, 2002 9:00 am0 views Books of honor Senators set to vote Dec. 9 on resolution to support IT plan Dec 5, 2013 9:00 am0 views Senators will be asked at their Dec. 9 meeting to vote on a resolution supporting the 2013 Information Technology Strategic Plan. U. of I. a recipient of grant funds to upgrade rural health network Dec 6, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois is one of 12 institutions in Illinois to receive funding from the Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Pilot Program, an initiative to improve health-related communications infrastructure nationwide. The university will share in the $21 million grant to the state of Illinois. The money will be used to enhance the state's cyber-infrastructure, improving the communications capabilities of health providers all over the state. Group to examine sexual-abuse policies, employee training Dec 15, 2011 9:00 am0 views UI President Michael J. Hogan has ordered a comprehensive study of university sexual-abuse policies in an effort to "reaffirm our commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of our community and visitors to our campuses." Campus ahead of energy-consumption goal Jan 21, 2010 9:00 am1 views This year the UI continues this exceed its goal of energy-consumption savings, according to Terry Ruprecht, director of energy conservation. Senators debate disclosure policy at Dec. 8 meeting Jan 22, 2004 9:00 am1 views Senators debate disclosure policy at Dec. 8 meeting By Sharita Forrest, Assistant Editor 217-244-1072; firstname.lastname@example.org A proposed amendment allowing university officials to publicize the outcomes of student disciplinary hearings evoked much debate at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Urbana-Champaign Senate. Nicholas Burbules, chair of the conference on conduct governance, presented a proposal to amend Rule 62 of the Campus Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students that said that the "name, code violations and sanction of a student found in violation" of the Code "may be released to the public." Recent amendments to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act granted universities permission to disclose the final results of disciplinary proceedings involving students who are alleged perpetrators of violent crimes or non-forcible sex offenses if university officials determine that a student's criminal offense also violated university policies. The amendment was crafted by a task force of campus faculty members, students and administrators, which included associate dean of students William Riley. Burbules said they believed that disclosure was a matter of public safety and that it protected the university from potential liability if a previous offender were to re-offend. Moreover, the task force believed that the student disciplinary process might be the only recourse available to victims who decline to pursue prosecution. However, Burbules said that the disciplinary process is not a default mechanism and that often cases subject to criminal proceedings are also heard by student discipline. Several senators stringently objected to the proposal, including Linda Biehl, professor of law, who said the wording was vague and left disclosure open to subjective judgment. Other senators expressed concern that the policy violated due process, that it would stigmatize students and that it established the university as a proxy for law enforcement and the justice system in criminal matters where the university has no jurisdiction. Burbules said that current university statutes cite the criminal offenses named in FERPA as being violations of university policy, and that jurisdiction was not at issue. The amendment only granted university officials the option of publicizing the results of disciplinary proceedings. CCG member Mark Roszkowski, professor of business administration, spoke against the amendment at the meeting and in a memorandum to Chancellor Nancy Cantor that was distributed to the Senate. Roszkowski challenged the task force's rationale that disclosure was a matter of public safety and said he failed to see how disclosure would afford any protection to other students. In addition, Roszkowski said that reporting a violator's name under Section 951 of FERPA would tie the offender's name to the federal criminal code, thereby criminalizing the disciplinary proceedings. Disclosure would be viewed by the violator and the public as a punitive sanction and would violate the rights of criminal defendants. Roszkowski also expressed concern that publicizing students' names and alleged offenses would undermine the educational value of the disciplinary process by encouraging students to deny wrongdoing in an attempt to circumvent the disciplinary process and public scrutiny. "I think the proponents of this proposal seriously underestimate the criminal character of this sanction," Roszkowski said. "This proposal is a bad idea. It's bad for victims. It's bad for the accused. It's bad for the disciplinary system because it destroys the integrity of the system." Cantor volunteered to meet with CCG to address the concerns raised by senators before rendering a decision on the amendment. In other business: UI joins University Affiliates program of American Academy of Arts and Sciences Jan 24, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has joined the University Affiliates program instituted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The program involves 40 U.S. academic institutions whose purpose is to help support and develop the academys research, particularly through its new Visiting Scholars Center. Moving picture show Feb 2, 2006 9:00 am1 views Back to Index Trustees review proposed revisions to campus Master Plan Feb 3, 2005 9:00 am1 views Trustees review proposed revisions to campus Master Plan By Sabryna Cornish, UIC News Bureau Easter sees improvement, plenty of challenges ahead Feb 7, 2013 9:00 am1 views Honest introspection, vigorous discussion, strong leadership, increased outreach and effective strategic planning will not keep the U. of I. from the tumult encompassing higher education. Robberies, aggravated assaults declined significantly last semester on campus Feb 14, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The incidence of robberies and aggravated assaults and batteries declined significantly during the period Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2001, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the UI police department. Toy collection (2006) Feb 15, 2007 9:00 am1 views Back to Index Senate resolution encourages trustees to retire Chief Feb 19, 2004 9:00 am1 views The recently announced resignations of UI President James J. Stukel and Urbana Chancellor Nancy Cantor prompted several resolutions that were passed by the Urbana-Champaign Senate at its Feb. 16 meeting. USC wants faculty involved in Global Campus startup Mar 5, 2009 9:00 am1 views By Sharita Forrest, Assistant Editor 217-244-1072 email@example.com Trustees discuss future of Global Campus, FY09 budget Mar 19, 2009 9:00 am1 views At the March 11 meeting of the UI Board of Trustees in Urbana, President B. Joseph White agreed to work with faculty members from the University Senates Conference in appointing three additional people to the academic policy council that oversees Global Campus. White agreed to amend the constitution for the Global Campus accordingly before the board approved it. Chester Gardner, who has led the online program since its inception, was appointed its chief executive. Advocating for the University of Illinois Mar 20, 2003 9:00 am1 views When times are tough, who will speak up for the University of Illinois? Trustees support Hogan, discuss research, suppliers Apr 7, 2011 9:00 am1 views The UI Board of Trustees covered a lot of ground during its March 23 meeting in Springfield. Second annual business plan competition to kick off April 17 Apr 9, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A reception will be held April 17 to mark the beginning of the second annual V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition at the University of Illinois. Panel discussions, other events, set for Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival Apr 10, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Final plans are in place for the eighth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 26-30 to Champaign-Urbana. Panel discussions and other events announced as part of 2009 'Ebertfest' Apr 13, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Additional events have been announced in connection with the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 22-26 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.