Quad Cities Faculty Happenings

Andrea Hyde, Educational Studies) and Diane Hudson (EIS Alumna) presented “Mind-Body Tools for Health, Emotions and Learning” at the Growing Great Families Conference. February 7, 2015. George O. Barr Elementary School, Silvis, IL. She presented “Yoga at the Promise Program” at the Yoga in the Schools Research Summit. Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, February 17, 2015, Stockbridge, MA.
Andrea also co-presented “District-wide Yoga Programs: Focus on Professional Development for Health and Physical Education Teachers” and participated as a panel member on, “Studying Yoga in Schools: Education Professionals, Program Developers and Researchers Share Stories from the Field, Best Practices, and Answer Your Questions” at the Yoga in the Schools Conference. Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, February 18, 2015, Stockbridge, MA.

Debbie Lee, Curriculum and Instruction  presented, “Creating a Caring Community – More Than Warm Fuzzies”  at the Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children Opening Minds Conference, January 22. She also presented “The Growing Great Families Conference: Hosting a Conference for Parents” at the Illinois No Child Left Behind Conference, Chicago, February 4 with Sarah Jecks, graduate of the C&I Elementary Ed graduate program specializing in early childhood education. Lee and Jecks co-chaired of the Growing Great Families Conference, Silvis, IL on February 7.  This was a conference developed during Sarah’s graduate studies.  

Relay for Life, April 10

The 2015 Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and organized by Western Illinois University students, will be held on campus from 4-10 p.m. Friday, April 10. 

The event will be held in the Union Quad, near Hanson Field. 

To register for the WIU event, visit relayforlife.org and search “Macomb.” The registration fee is $10. Those who register can then add friends, family, co-workers, fellow students, faculty or staff members to join their team. 

For more information, visit facebook.com/RelayForLifeWIU or email JE-Graham@wiu.edu. 

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