Join your fellow GEO colleagues for the first General Membership Meeting of the Spring 2015 semester on Wednesday, February 4th from 5-7 pm (Cardinal Room, Room 329 of Student Center East).  Discuss what you’d like to work on in your union for this upcoming semester and help elect a new Secretary (the former GEO Secretary, Ben Linder, is now studying abroad and we wish him the best!). The general Secretarial duties are as follows, as outlined in the GEO Constitution:
-Attend Steering Committee meetings
-Take meeting minutes for Steering Committee meetings
-Print out minutes and maintain a physical file
-Assist in maintaining organizational files and materials
If you’re interested in running for Secretary, please email the Elections Committee at by Monday, February 2nd to be included on the ballot.  Nominations will also be taken on the floor of the meeting as write-in candidates.

Tomorrow at 6PM a coalition led by youth of color will hold a rally and march to reclaim the radical legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The rally will be held at 1001 W. Roosevelt (Roosevelt and Morgan–a short five minute walk from most of East Campus); we will then march to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

Many of us on the GEO Steering Committee will be out for the march. The Steering Committee remembers that Dr. King’s commitment to ending racial segregation and injustice included a deep understanding of the ways in which economic inequality authorized and exacerbated racism. At the start of 2015, with the bloody days of 2014 barely past, we will honor the radical legacy he has left us. We remember that his dream is still unfulfilled and that it is our responsibility–as labor leaders, as educators, as scholars, and as human beings–to see that it finally come true.

Please join us for this powerful event. Let’s look forward to a brighter, more just, and more radical 2015.

The UIC Student Centers Administration is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and team oriented Graduate Assistant with a passion for sustainability and environmental preservation. The Graduate Assistant will assist the Student Centers’ Executive Director on sustainability initiatives that include: administering special projects; generating reports and benchmarks; providing awareness training and education; researching products and equipment; and developing long-term strategies to improve sustainability for the Student Centers. The candidate must have a strong interest in sustainability and environmental work. Additional experience as an employee in facilities, public health, engineering, or urban development is preferred but not required.

See details and apply for the job at