Monday, September 27, 2010

UPPSA President's Weekly Roundup- September 26th

Greetings from "the new" Normal! This past week 11 UIC MUPPs attended the American Planning Association Illinois Chapter state conference in Normal, IL. It was a great chance to network, learn about what’s hot in Illinois planning, match wits in a geography-heavy pub quiz and explore many of Normal’s interesting features, such as the extensive Constitution Trail. Conference presentations should be posted to by Monday, September 27th.

Please peruse this week’s UPPSA news and action items:·
  • APA-IL conference attendees should submit related receipts to Jackie Scanlan as soon as possible.
  • Applications to become the new APA-IL student representative are due on October 15th. Further information about the position and the application are available at
  • UPPSA dues and membership forms are due to Ann Barnds by October 1st. This document is also available at and checks or money orders should be written to UPPSA.
  • A 30-mile bike tour of Chicago is planned for Saturday, October 16th. Join UPPSA members on a fun way to see the city and enjoy that fall air. RSVP at
  • MUPPs involved in UIC’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders were featured in the UIC Alumni Magazine
  • Great Cities Insitute is hosting a speaker event: New Urban Development Looking Back to See Forward, with Claude Gruen from Gruen Gruen + Associates. This Friday, October 1, 20102:00pm – 3:30pm at The Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria St, 4th FL, CUPPAH 400. Please RSVP at
  • Friday, October 1st, UPP and UPPSA bring you the first event in "UPP Next: A professional development series" with a mentorship roundtable with APA-IL and CUPPA Alumni, from 12-1 in Room 110 of CUPPA Hall.

If you have important news for fellow MUPPs and you would like it included in the President’s Weekly Roundup and/or on the UPPSA website email by 2 p.m. each Sunday.

Have a great week,

Bob Fuller

President- UPPSA

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