Equity Plan Forums - April 17 & 18

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has mandated that all public institutions of higher learning write an equity plan, which is due in May. Dr. Tena Helton is heading this effort for the UIS campus. 

Dr. Helton and the UIS Equity Planning Taskforce invite the campus community to attend an open forum to review the 2024 UIS Equity Plan.  Two forums will be held: 

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Commencement 2024 - Student Information for Employee Awareness

Earlier today, the message below was sent to participating students' UIS email regarding this year’s commencement ceremonies on May 10 and 11. This notice is being included on Orbit for employees in the event that you receive questions from students. Additional information will be sent in the coming weeks to participating faculty and platform party members. Please address any questions or concerns to commencement@uis.edu.

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Temporary Restroom Closure on April 16 - PAC Tower 3

Greetings Campus Community,

On Tuesday, April 16, our Facilities & Services crews will be conducting a plumbing repair in the Public Affairs Center (PAC). This repair will require us to temporarily close the restrooms for the entire day in Tower 3 on the 1st and 2nd floors. All other restroom facilities will be open and available for use. 

Your patience and understanding during this period are greatly appreciated.

Facilities and Services 

Business Services Building (BSB) 33 

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Parking Lot E Closure - Friday, April 12

Please be aware that Parking Lot E will be closed from early morning through 12:00 PM on Friday, April 12, so that school children may safely enter the UIS Performing Arts Center for the Staley Class Acts performance of Romeo & Juliet

Thank you,

Betsy O’Brien (she/her)

Guest Services Manager

UIS Performing Arts Center

P: 217-206-8287



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Rooftop Units Installed at SLB - April 10

Installation of two new rooftop units (RTUs) on the Student Life Building (SLB) will take place tomorrow, April 10. Beginning early tomorrow morning, a crane will be positioned on the east side of the building for this replacement process so please avoid the area while the crane is in place.

RTUs for the Human Resources Building (HRB) and the WUIS building will be installed soon. Currently the ground is too soft to safely position and use the crane. Stay tuned for a firm date when we get firm ground!

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Annual Evaluations for Academic Professional and Civil Service Employees

The Annual Evaluation Process for Academic Professional and Civil Service employees has begun!  Human Resources is pleased to present an updated electronic version of the Annual Performance Evaluation to be used as of April 1, 2024.  While the structure, categories, and rankings should all look familiar, we made some minor changes to its functionality. As a reminder, supervisors will assign self-evaluations to their individual employees.

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Facilities & Services March 2024 Announcements

F&S News You Can Use

Construction Website Update: We are excited to announce recent enhancements to our Construction and Renovation webpage. We have refined and revamped the page to make it easier than ever to find and access construction-related information. Take a moment to explore the changes - we're confident you'll find it more user-friendly and easily navigable than before.

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