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Thursday, November 4, 2004

Mary Austin Heading link


Position: Support Staff

Department:  Criminal Justice

Mary Austin has been at UIC since 1973. When she started, she worked in radiology at the Medical Center and moved to criminal justice in 1986. Her duties include everything from grant writing to student referrals to answering phones. Austin is also very active outside of the university as well. For the past 27 years, she and other women in the neighborhood have organized a block picnic. She also became an election judge to support her employer who was running for an alderman.

I enjoy the challenge to train myself to do something different.

Mary Austin

David J. Baran Heading link


Position: Audiovisual Aide Technician

Department: Facilities Management

Since 1976, David Baran has helped faculty and staff make classes more interesting with audio and visual assistance. His time at UIC started even earlier when he received his degree in radio and television production from here.He is always willing to go out of his way to help faculty get what they need to teach students who are more visual learners. His job and duties are always changing though, as technology continues to evolve.

I’ve found that not everyone learns the same way. If just a few of those students are helped, it’s worth it.

David Baran

Jacob Mueller Heading link


Position: Administrative Assistant

Department: Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

Jacob Mueller began at UIC in June 1995, as the only employee of the Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns. His job was to establish an office that would become a resource center and safe haven where many faculty, students and staff can call or visit to talk about their problems. He welcomes anyone with questions about queer issues and faculty members often stop by to find research materials. He runs several programs designed to promote understanding.

We are education, we are advocacy. The students are the most important thing in the world.

Jacob Mueller

Janice Watkins Award 2004 Article

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