kCura Infosession and Office Tour

On February 20th there will be an ACM meeting at the offices of kCura in downtown Chicago. The exact agenda for the meeting is still being worked out but it will go roughly as follows:

  • the buses leave UIC around 5:15 pm
  • arrive at kCura and they'll show us around their offices
  • around 6:00 there will be some form of presentation by some combination of the CEO, a department head, and software developers on staff (this will likely be in the form of a panel disscussion) depending on who is available
  • and finally there will be free pizza and chances to talk one on one with members of their staff after the presentations. Bringing a resume is probably a good idea.
The bus back to UIC would be leaving sometime around 7:30 or 7:45.

Because kCura is providing us with transport we need to give them a head count of who is coming so they can sort out the buses. Therefore I need anyone who wants to come to fill out this form by 12:00pm Friday January 31. If you are not signed up you are likely not going to be able to come.

There will be emails later about some more specifics like where to meet for the buses, and a better idea of the agenda for the evening but that is all for now. If you have any other questions feel free to ask you can email me at aphelp6@uic.edu

Anthony Phelps
ACM Vice-Chairman

Major Events - January 27-31, 2014

It's SUPER cold outside, but don't let that get you down--It's the week three! Here are the events scheduled for the week:


  1. SIG Fun - Movie Night [January 27, 2014 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B(CS Tunnel)]
  2. SIG Code [January 28, 2014 @ 4PM in SELE 2268B(CS Tunnel)]
  3. SIG SysAdmin - First Meeting of Semester Two [January 28, 2014 @ 5:15PM in SELE 2264(IT Lab)]
  4. Flourish! 2014 Planning Meeting [January 29, 2014 @ 5:30PM in the ACM/LUG Office Area(SELE 2262?)]
  5. Soldering Workshop / LUG Meeting [January 30, 2014 @ 5:30PM in the SELE 2260(CS Lounge)]
  6. SIG Web - Second Meeting [January 31, 2014 @ 3PM in SELE 2260(CS Lounge)]
  7. SIG Build - First Meeting [January 31, 2014 @ 6PM in SELE 2264(IT Lab)]

This is also a reminder that the kCura Meeting Sign-Up deadline is on January 31, 2014. Please sign up via the form to let us know you will be coming with us.


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

Email Service Restored

The ACM email service has been restored and mailing lists are currently working. The network changes should now be over, please report and found outages to sigsysadmin AT acm.cs.uic.edu


Walter Dworak

ACM SysAdmin

ACM Hosted Email and Mailing Lists Down

Most serices appear to have been restored since the network changes. The current main exception is that the ACM hosted mailing lists, acm-announce etc, are currently not working and user will be unable to send email using their account. The problem should be fixed soon and there will be another update when the mailing lists and email is fixed.

Major Events - January 21-24, 2014

You've made it to the second week of semester two!

This is just a quick reminder that the ACM will have it's first General Meeting of the semester this Thursday! Come and learn about what we're all about, how to become a member, and the variety of activities that we do throughout the year!

What: First ACM@UIC General Meeting of Spring 2014
When: 5:30PM - 7:00PM - January 23, 2014
Where: SEO 1000 (Science and Engineering Offices 1000)
Why: To learn about the ACM. Quick overview of some upcoming ACM events this semester and a refresher on what SIGs are active and what they are up to.

If you have any questions, please contact the ACM Officers.

Chase Lee
Flourish! 2014 Main Organizer
Linux Users Group Vice-President 2013-2014

January 13, 2014 - Welcome Back!

From all the officers of the ACM and LUG,

Welcome back to your first day of school of Spring 2014!  We hope to bring you more events this semester!  As you get aclimated to your new class schedule, please make note of the following:


  • If you have been reading the listserv, then you may know that we are planning a kCura meeting at their offices.  If you are interested, please respond to this poll by January 14, 2014: kCura InfoSession Poll
  • Walking into the ACM office, you may notice that the layout has changed.  We have cleaned and reorganized most of the office.  Please take care of our newly waxed floor.  We would like to keep the floor clean as long as possible.
  • Check our calendar for the most up-to-date list of events.
  • If you have any further suggestions for us, feel free to drop a note in our suggestion box near the front ACM door.



Chase Lee
Flourish! 2014 Main Organizer
Linux Users Group Vice-President 2013-2014

ACM Winter Cleaning 2013

Come help your Student Organization! We are moving everything out of the office to let get our floor waxed! It's been a good 2.5 years since the last floor cleaning and let me tell you, it REALLY needs a cleaning! We will probably start moving things in the late morning into the late afternoon. Please let your voice be heard and let us know you are coming by emailing our thread on the ACM listserv.
In addition to the ACM/LUG office being cleaned, the IT Lab next door will also be getting a good cleaning in terms of reorganization as well.

The dates are as follows:
Move out day: January 3rd, 2014 from 10AM to 5pm
Move in day: January 11th, 2014 from 12PM to 7PM

If you have any questions, please email the ACM Officers or join in on the discussion on the listserv.


Chase Lee
Flourish! 2014 Main Organizer
Linux Users Group Vice-President 2013-2014
(ACM Ninja)

Sent via my Motorola ATRIX™ 4G

Finals Week Update

Hey everyone, hope your finals week started off well. I heard CS 450 was today, hopefully you all survived.

Just wanted to give an update for ACM really fast. It being finals week means it is very stressful for everyone. I was asked to write an email reminding everyone to try and tone it down in terms of loudness and playing games in ACM, I should have sent this sooner but to be honest it slipped my mind. I know many of you use our workstations to play League as well as to do work because you do not have your own laptop to do so, and normally it isn't an issue but the officers would like to keep those computers open for people who need to study. I also ask that if you guys feel the need to play, take it out of ACM and try to be quiet. So for this week let's just go ahead and throw a no gaming policy in ACM (specifically, workstations need to be open unless they are being used productively) and let's keep the noise to a minimum. I know it kind of sucks but we can all hold out for a few days and spend that time making sure we do well on our finals.
Secondly, with winter break around the corner, if you have stuff or food in the ACM please make sure you take care of it by THURSDAY. We want to try and get the office floor cleaned up over break and clean in general, which means any stuff that isn't ACM's is going in the garbage. You have been warned :)
Thanks for taking the time to read this and good luck this week everyone!
As usual, questions/comments/concerns, feel free to talk to me. 
Tom Phillips

Major Events - December 1-7, 2013

Hello Again,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! This is just a friendly reminder of the upcoming events this week [December 1-7, 2013].

1. SIG Fun - Movie Night [December 2, 2013 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B(CS Tunnel)]

Anime Movie: Wolf Children | [Trailer] | See Calendar for further description.


The events for this week is pretty sparse since things are winding down for the semester as most of us are hard at work, studying for our final exams!

There will be no other planned SIG or Official ACM meetings for the rest of the year unless otherwise posted via listserv. (The only other announcements would be some Flourish! planning meetings and ACM/LUG cleaning duties)


Best of luck on all your finals and have a great rest of the year!
Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

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