UI President Hogan to be featured July 16
WILL’s David Inge will interview new UI President Michael J. Hogan for WILL-TV and radio about Hogan’s goals, the state budget, restructuring and other issues facing the university. “For many of us, it will be the first chance to get a sense of who he is, what he finds intriguing about the job and what he plans to do,” Inge said.
The interview will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. July 16, on WILL-AM (580) and WILL-FM (90.9), and at 8:30 p.m. on WILL-TV.
“Focus on the UI in Transition With Host David Inge” will be repeated at 11 a.m. July 17 on WILL-AM (580) and at 1 p.m. July 18 on WILL-TV.
Hogan, most recently the president of the University of Connecticut, succeeds Stanley O. Ikenberry, who was serving as president on an interim basis.
Fall retirement seminars announced
The State Universities Retirement System will offer three Retirement Education Seminars. The seminars, which run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1901 Fox Drive, Champaign, are for members enrolled in the traditional or portable plans. The seminars will be on Sept. 14, Oct. 20 and Nov. 16.
Among the topics:
Social Security: A Social Security representative will be available to discuss eligibility requirements for Social Security and Medicare, how Social Security benefits are affected by SURS, and other general Social Security information.
Insurance: An insurance representative will present information on eligibility, coverage, cost and dependent information for both state of Illinois insurance and the College Insurance Plan.
Encore: Discovering what is next in life: focusing on the emotions, questions and possibilities for what happens after retirement.
Traditional and Portable SURS Plans: SURS representatives will discuss how to prepare for retirement, eligibility requirements for retirement, how to purchase additional service credit and why, how to calculate benefits, survivor and death benefits, how to apply for benefits, what happens after retirement (Preliminary Estimated Payment stage, taxes, Automatic Annual Increase), and returning to work after retirement.
There is a $20 fee for members, with an additional fee of $5 for a nonmember guest. Lunch will not be provided. To register, contact Karen Maggio, 217-378-8813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is not approved as excused time; vacation leave will need to be used in accordance with university policy.
Operator service changes
In an effort to offer state-of-the-art computing and telephone services to campus at the lowest cost, Campus Information Technology and Educational Services is retiring several services provided by the Campus Information Operators.
Effective July 16, the following changes will be implemented:
Live Operator Service: Calls to the main university telephone number, 217-333-1000, will be redirected to an automated system that will allow a caller to be automatically transferred to an extension without the use of an operator.
Dial “0” Service: Anyone dialing “0” from any campus telephone will be redirected to the automated attendant.
Call Intercept Services: Calls to disconnected campus telephone numbers (333, 332, 244 and 265 prefixes) will receive a recorded message that the number called has been disconnected.
Operator-Assisted Teleconferencing Services: This service was retired June 30, and replaced with the new, self-scheduling e-Conferencing service (see http://www.cites.illinois.edu/econferencing).
Work to coordinate replacement services has been extensive and enhancements will be ongoing.
Anyone with questions or concerns about these changes or needing assistance should contact the CITES Help Desk at 217-244-7000 or email@example.com.