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Mar 6 – UIC Student Trustee Debates

Come learn about who will represent you in the UIC Board of Trustees!

Candidates running for the Student Member of the Board of Trustees will be participating in a debate on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 2:00 pm -4:00 pm in 613 SCE.  This is an opportunity for the  student body to hear the candidates platforms and how they will address issues affecting the campus.  Audience members will have an opportunity to pose qustions to the candidates. 

For more information please contact Annette Wright, Assistant Dean of Students at awright@uic.edu.

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Annette Wright
Assistant Dean of Students/
Director Student Veteran Affairs

 

What is the UIC Board of Trustees? http://www.bot.uillinois.edu/

Within the limits of authority fixed by the Illinois constitution and laws, the Board of Trustees exercises final authority over the University. For the proper use of funds appropriated by the General Assembly and for the proper administration and government of the University, the Board of Trustees is responsible to the people of Illinois.

As the governing body of the University, the Board of Trustees exercises jurisdiction in all matters except those for which it has delegated authority to the President of the University, other officers, or agencies of the University.

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Jan 26 – Political Candidate & Campaign Manager Training

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GRAD STUDENT LEADERS!!!

Are you concerned about campus issues such as tuition increases, curriculum development, student affairs, and other urgent issues?? Then get involved and have an IMPACT!  Apply for a student governance position for the upcoming academic year!

Student Elections 2013-2014

Students interested in serving the UIC community are encouraged to run for one of the following student governance positions: Student Member of the Board of Trustees; Graduate Student Council President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary; Student Senator or Senate Committee Member of the UIC Senate.

UIC Board of Trustees

UIC Graduate Student Council

UIC Senate

Elections for the UIC Board of Trustees and UIC Senate will be held on March 12-13, 2013. For the election packet, including complete position descriptions, click here.

Elections for the UIC Graduate Student Council Executive Board will take place during the general meeting on March 14, 2013.  If you are interested in one of the offices, please email uicgscreps@gmail.com with your interest.

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Mar 12-14: Calling All Grad Student Leaders! Student Elections for 2013-2014

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GRAD STUDENT LEADERS!!!

Are you concerned about campus issues such as tuition increases, curriculum development, student affairs, and other urgent issues?? Then get involved and have an IMPACT!  Apply for a student governance position for the upcoming academic year!

Student Elections 2013-2014

Students interested in serving the UIC community are encouraged to run for one of the following student governance positions: Student Member of the Board of Trustees; Graduate Student Council President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary; Student Senator or Senate Committee Member of the UIC Senate.

UIC Board of Trustees

UIC Graduate Student Council

UIC Senate

Elections for the UIC Board of Trustees and UIC Senate will be held on March 12-13, 2013. For the election packet, including complete position descriptions, click here.

Elections for the UIC Graduate Student Council Executive Board will take place during the general meeting on March 14, 2013.  If you are interested in one of the offices, please email uicgscreps@gmail.com with your interest.

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2011-12 UIC Student Elections Results

The 2011-12 UIC Student Elections results have been posted.  The information  below was taken from the UIC Undergraduate Student Government website (www.uic-usg.org).

Student Trustee: Ken Thomas

Metra Program Referendum: Yes.  Student voters are interested in having the USG pursue a program with Metra that would reduce costs for riders.  There will be another vote when the USG has more solid numbers.

Green Fee Referendum: Yes, student voters voted to create a fee of $2-$5 to support green initiatives on campus.

Congratulations and thanks for voting!

UIC 2011 Voting and Elections

 

Please vote on March 2nd and 3rd (2011) for the UIC student trustee and fee issues.  There are two issues on the ballot that involve potentially, new fees.  Please read them carefully. To preview the ballot, click here https://www.uicvote.net

Fee issues:
Metra Pass Referendum

The METRA Pass initiative began in February 2010. The Coalition of Chicago Colleges voted to create a survey that would try to gauge the opinions of students at Chicago universities on a METRA Pass or discount. With the leadership of UIC’s Coalition Delegates, Saad Jamil and Ken Thomas, the survey went viral and there was a mass mail sent out on the UIC campus. The survey would rise to the number 4500 respondents of which 1500 of those were UIC students.

METRA did like the idea of a METRA Pass, though, because the U-Pass program is already in place and can be used to set up the METRA system. We have been in constant communication with the METRA to get an official proposal on the METRA Pass which is in the works. The process of getting a new student fee approved involves a referendum which is the step we are at now. This METRA Pass could save many students money because a lot of students commute using the METRA. The Undergraduate Student Government has voted to support the METRA Pass Referendum. In order to keep moving forward we must approve this referendum. Voting takes place from March 2 at 12 a.m. until March 3 at 4 p.m. at uicvote.net. or various polling places throughout campus.

for more info: http://www.uic-usg.org/whats-new/metra-pass-referendum/

Green Fee Referendum:

The Green Fee would be a two to five dollar student fee that would go towards creating a greener campus.

Some projects that would be executed because of the fee consist of solar panel installations, creating green roofs, permeable pavements, additional bike racks and routes,  effective recycling programs and more. If the fee is instituted, a Green Action Committee will be established and will oversee green initiatives and the projects.

for more info: http://www.uic-usg.org/whats-new/green-fee-referendum/


UIC Student Trustee Candidates:
Seyed Mirzamani

We contacted Seyed, but we did not hear back from him. Please click the link below for more information.
for more information: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_179188022126377

Ken Thomas
My name is Ken Thomas and I am running for Student Trustee.  I have served
in Undergraduate Student Government for the past two years.  In the
position I have accomplished many goals including successfully lobbying
for the MAP Grant and creating a Textbook Scholarship Program.  I think I
would be a good Student Trustee because that person needs to have a desire
to represent all students on campus, not just undergraduates.  I promise
to do that.  Over the past two years, I have already been fighting to make
the University better for all students including working on Campus Care
issues and graduate student workers contract issues.  I have been formally
endorsed by the Graduate Employees Organization because they felt that I
could best represent their graduate students.  Unlike the other
candidates, this is not a new thing to me.  I am fully aware of what the
job of the Student Trustee is and how to execute it.  I promise that if
you give me a chance, I won’t let you down.
for more information: https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=309559026399

Kenneth Vasser
Kenneth L. Vasser is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is currently a double major pursuing his degrees in Sociology and Urban Planning and Public Affairs. He graduated from St. Anne Community High School in 2007. After graduating High School he enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard.  Shortly after enlisting, he was called so serve our county in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is the founder and current president of a Student Organization at UIC known as Brothers Reaching Out, which was developed for Mentoring, Academic, Professional, and Social Development for black males at UIC. His work in the community includes, Mayor Daley’s Committee on Human Relations Youth Advisory Council, Illinois High School Association Basketball Official, and Chicago Organization Fund Review Committee.
for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kenneth-L-Vasser-for-UIC-Student-Trustee/121718214566319?ref=ts