Major Events - November 25-30, 2013

This is a reminder for some of the upcoming events between November 25 to 30, 2013:


1. SIG Fun - Anime/Movie Night [November 26, 2013 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B(CS Tunnel)]

Anime Series: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya | See Calendar for description.

2. SIG SysAdmin [November 26, 2013 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2264(IT Lab)]

3. SIG Game [November 27, 2013 @ 5PM - 6PM in SELE 2260(CS Lounge)]


Note all ACM Event on Thursday-Saturday will be postponed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

From all LUG@UIC Officers, we wish you a wonderful and thankful Thanksgiving! Have fun and stay safe!

 Linux Tux by CRESTON, Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Linux Tux by CRESTON, Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

Major Events - November 11-23, 2013

This is a reminder of the some of the larger upcoming events for the weeks of November 11 to 23, 2013:


1. SIG Game Meeting [November 13, 2013 @ 5PM in SELE 2260(CS Lounge)]

2. Linux Users Group Meeting [November 14 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B(CS Tunnel)]


1. SIG Fun - Anime/Movie Night [November 18, 2013 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B(CS Tunnel)]

Anime Series: Kids on the Slope | See Calendar for description.

1. SIG SysAdmin Meeting [November 19, 2013 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2264(IT Lab)]

2. SIG Game Meeting [November 20, 2013 @ 5PM in SELE 2260(CS Lounge)]

3. Linux Users Group Meeting [November 21, 2013 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B(CS Tunnel)]

4. LUG HackaJam [November 23, 2013 @ 10AM in SELE 2260(CS Lounge)]

HackaJam Promo

For more information, please visit the HackaJam website.


Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

An important message from your President

I found out tonight that Sean had to clean up the area alone and that it took him a few hours to do so...

I'm in the office right now and looking around he did a very good job cleaning up, and it takes about 15 minutes to do with a handful of people splitting the work up. That being said, let me point out some things that I see. A few people left a lot of their belongings here, bags, laptops, hat, food/candy, etc. ACM trash cans are spilling over and no one bothered to put them out into the hallway so the janitorial staff can take care of it. They say they don't have keys to our office, I don't want to bother arguing over whether that is true or not so if you see the cans full, please place them into the hallway.

One thing that is definitely NOT okay is how this projector screen is sitting in the middle of the tunnel. I know the small group that set it up wanted to test stuff out and use it for LAN party stuff but leaving it here for Nick to find in the morning is unacceptable. ACM has a spoken understanding with him that we can have access to the areas we need when they are supposed to be closed as long as things are put back how they are supposed to be when the weekend is over. That means trash is picked up, everything is placed back as it should be, and no projector screens blocking the pathway, I don't care if the screen is up for people to walk under, it is still in the way. So whenever a few people get here in the morning (including someone with IT Lab access), please take it down and put it back, thanks.

I don't know how bad the mess was for Sean to clean up tonight, or when people left that SHOULD HAVE HELPED CLEAN, but we need to have a time sometime during LAN parties where people all stop and just clean up, at least a little bit. You all know I try to be laid back when it comes to these things, I even forget about a soda can here and there, but I do try my best to keep the area clean and really hate preaching about how that should never become an issue. I'm not making threats, but when there is an issue at ACM, the President, along with the other officers, is the one who has to answer for it. I don't want to be the one who has to deliver the news about how we can't host LAN parties anymore because a little bit of negligence upset the wrong departmental people and thus we are being punished for it. So do me a favor, do yourselves a favor, and do the ACM a favor and let's not let this happen again.

That all being said, I hope everyone had a good time. I enjoyed myself for the while that I was there, and a special thanks to Tom Sakkos for ordering pizza for everyone who came (I also heard he gave a prize to Alex for beating everyone on The Ship).

As usual, any issues/concerns, feel free to talk to me, my metaphorical door is always open for you guys.
Tom Phillips

Major Events - November 3-9, 2013

This is a reminder of the some of the larger upcoming events:

 1. Computer Science Scavenger Hunt [November 7, 2013 @ 5:00PM in SEO 1000]


Come to the CS undergraduate Scavenger Hunt!!!

Thursday Nov 7
SEO 1000
4:45pm early bird drawing and team assignments
5pm the hunt begins....
6pm FREE Food and Prizes

Please RSVP directly to Elena Lathos(elathos [at] if you are attending.


2. [SIG FUN] LAN PARTY [November 8-10 in SELE 2260,2262,2268B, 2250]

Where: ACM area (SEL 2262)
When: Officially Sat, November 9, 12pm – Sun, November 10, 12am

Setup starts a 12:00pm.  Come in, play some games.
Games we play: whatever people want.

Questions?: Direct them to Alex Slawniak( bloodaxed [at] )


Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

ACM Events - October 17, 2013

This is a reminder that there will two events happening on October 17, 2013.
Both events will be held in SEO 1000.
1. Microsoft Windows 8 Application Building Workshop [1:30PM - 5:30PM]
Been wanting to craft your own application?  Why not target Windows 8?  We want your apps and there are great opportunities for your app.
If you don't have an app idea yet, that is fine come to the event, learn how to build an app and see if inspiration strikes.
We'll be learning to craft awesome Windows 8 apps in Visual Studio using C#/XAML.  Our goal will be to get an app into this Windows store.  Start with an empty project and leave with a full mind and Windows 8 application well underway.  Join Microsoft's Martin Schray and get your application mojo on track.  We'll work to incorporate ads into your apps so you make some money too.
Bring your own Windows 8 machine with Visual Studio 2012.  If you don't have Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 you can get them from your departments DreamSpark Premium at the link below.
 At UIC in CS?  
More information about this event can be found in a previous email sent out last week.
2. ACM Meeting - NetherRealm Studios Presentation [5:30PM - 6:30PM]
The creative team that brought the Mortal Kombat franchise to life is now NetherRealm Studios, part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  Tom Sakkos of NetherRealm Studios (and former ACM Officer) will come enlighten YOU about working in the gaming industry. 
You can find more information about NetherRealm Studios here:
Food and drinks will be provided.
Hope you can make it!
Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

Reflections|Projections 2013 Reminders

Reflections|Projections Logo

Hello ACMers,

Reflections|Projections shuttles to Urbana-Champaign are this Friday(October 11, 2013), with that I would like to remind those of you going this weekend of a few things:

  • You should have received an email from your driver regarding your meeting time and location for departure from Chicago. If you have not, please contact an ACM officier ASAP!
  • Please adhere to your driver's directions and be sure to exchange contact information.
  • There are many speakers and events this year, check out the Reflection|Projections schedule here: Reflections|Projections Schedule
  • Remember that you are representing UIC and the ACM@UIC community.  Make responsible choices. ;-)
  • If you have NOT paid your ACM membership, do so ASAP!
  • If you have not registered for Reflections|Projections, please do so on their website here:
  • Do not jaywalk in Urbana-Champaign. It is illegal and enforced.
  • When arriving at the hotel, check in with an ACM officier to get your room keys.
  • When returning on Sunday, please be aware that the Chicago Marathon will also be occurring. Expect traffic delays when returning to Chicago.
    • Some Relevant street closures are listed below:
Street IntersectionClosing TimeAnticipated Reopening
Adams St.: Franklin St. to Damen Ave.7 AM

12:30 PM

Damen Ave.: Adams St. to Van Buren St.7 AM

12:30 PM

Van Buren St.: Damen Ave. to Ogden Ave7 AM

12:30 PM

Ogden Ave.: Van Buren St. to Jackson Blvd7 AM

12:30 PM

Jackson Blvd.: Ogden Ave. to Halsted St.7 AM

1 PM

Halsted St.: Jackson Blvd. to Taylor St.7 AM

1 PM

Taylor St.: Halsted St. to Ashland Ave.7 AM

1:30 PM

Ashland Ave.: Taylor St. to 18th St.7 AM

1:30 PM

18th St.: Ashland Ave. to Halsted St.7 AM

1:30 PM

Halsted St.: 18th St. to Archer Ave.7 AM

2:00 PM

Archer Ave.: Halsted St. to Cermak Rd.7 AM

2:00 PM

For a complete list, please check the website.



Chase Lee
LUG@UIC Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head


Where: ACM area (SEL 2262)
When: Saturday September 28, 2013
Setup starts at 12:00pm
Cost: $0

Sign Up at and take a seat. Looking to get many people involved.
Food as like last time is free for all.
Games we play: whatever people want.

SIG Leaders Update

Tony had sent out an email a couple weeks ago to see who was currently leading SIG's and this is a follow up to that. I am working to make sure all the SIG leaders have access to edit their pages on the website and access to add events to the ACM calendar.

So far this is the list I have:
SIG Build: Andrew Sennebogen
SIG Fun: Ashley Riley
SIG Fun: Alex Slawniak
SIG Web: Chase Lee
SIG Code: Ian Swift
SIG Game: Jonathan Levy
SIG Game: Sunil Rao

Everyone listed should have access to update their web pages. If you are not on this list OR are and need access to add events to the ACM calendar, please email me with your SIG information, ACM account name, and the email address you would like given access to the ACM calendar.

Walter Dworak

ACM SysAdmin

Orbitz Infosession and Bowling

This Thursday at 5:00pm there will be an Orbitz infosession in SEO 1000 followed by bowling in SCE. See below for details.

"Join us for an informational session to learn about what Software Engineers do at Orbitz, ask some questions, and find out a little more about what Orbitz has to offer for software engineering jobs."

Orbitz Informational Session
SEO 1000
Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:00pm - 6:00pm
There will be drawings for prizes! All interested seniors and graduate students should attend, but anyone is welcome.

Orbitz Hosted Bowling Event - RSVP Required!
Student Center East Bowling Alley
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Food & Drinks provided

Tony Phelps

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