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WIU Student Named University's First Ever Truman Scholar Finalist

Western Illinois University senior Elizabeth Etta has been named the school's first-ever Truman Scholar finalist.

Etta, an African American studies major with a sociology minor originally from Bolingbrook, is also a student in WIU's Centennial Honors College.

"The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is widely recognized as the top scholarship in the United States," said Richard Hardy, interim director of WIU's Honors College. "The Truman looks for students who excel in academics, public service and civic leadership. Just to be nominated for a Truman is praiseworthy in its own right, but to become a finalist is a major accomplishment."

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Undergraduate Research Day April 16-17

The Annual Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day will be expanded to two days and will be held April 16 and 17 in the University Union. Once again, the Centennial Honors College is pleased to sponsor the event and encourages all undergraduate students to present their projects.

Students are invited to present posters and make podium presentations of their research and give performances of creative works. Guidelines, Abstract Submission Forms, and additional information can be found at All projects selected will be recognized, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be presented to those judged "best projects."

Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
6:00-6:15 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks-University Union Prairie Lounge
6:15-6:30 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Presentation - Alex Heuer, class of 2008
6:30-8:30 p.m. Podium Presentations - University Union

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
8:30-10:30 a.m. Poster Set Up - University Union Grand Ballroom
10:30-12:00 Noon Performance Presentations - Prairie Lounge
12:00-12:15 p.m. Welcome and Remarks
12:30 to 2:00 Poster Presentations - Grand Ballroom

If you have questions, please contact the Honors College at (309) 298-2228.



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