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Oct. 1, 2010 • Vol 26, No. 3

University News

BOT Recommends FY'12 Budget

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees recommended the Fiscal Year 2012 operating budget increase of $13.2 million at its Sept. 24 meeting in Macomb. For more on the board's actions, read the Sept. 24 news release.

Presidential Search Update

Confidential meetings with selected Western Illinois University presidential candidates will be held at an off-campus location within the next four weeks, according to Presidential Search Committee co-chairs Dennis DeVolder, faculty senate chair, and Bill Epperly, Board of Trustees secretary.

DeVolder and Epperly reported that more than 300 prospects have been identified and contacted. More information can be found in the Sept. 28 news release.

2010 Provost's Award of Excellence Winners Announced

Six Western Illinois University faculty members have been named 2010 Provost's Award of Excellence Winners. They will be recognized for their achievements at a 3:30 p.m. reception Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the University Union Lamoine Room. To read the list of recipients and their accomplishments, view the Sept. 23 news release.

Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events

Call for Participants: Disability Awareness Day Exhibit

Disability Support Services and Students for Disability Awareness invite students, faculty and staff to submit a photo to display or artwork to exhibit at Disability Awareness Day on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Flu Shot Clinic

Flu shots will be available to all WIU employees/retirees and other state agency employees on Monday, Nov. 8.

"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" Oct. 7-Nov. 19

Western's Leslie F. Malpass Library will be the site of "Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," a traveling exhibition for libraries made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), from Oct. 7-Nov. 19.

Horn Field Campus Corn Maze Open Every Weekend in October

Western Illinois University's Horn Field Campus (HFC) has once again created its popular corn maze, which will be open from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October.

Graphic Novel Discussions at University Libraries

University Libraries will host a series of graphic novel discussions, starting with "Superhero Shakespeare: Comics and the Politics of Authorship," led by Chris Morrow, assistant professor in Western's English and journalism department, at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Leslie F. Malpass Library Room 180.

Family Music Classes Offered Through Community Music School

The Community Music School, an outreach program of Western's School of Music, will offer two new family music classes beginning Monday, Oct. 18.

Faculty and Staff News

Professional Activities

Dean Alexander—LEJA and Homeland Security, was one of a number of WIU faculty members who recently published or presented work.

Grants and Contracts

Kathy Barclay, Curriculum and Instruction, received $78,567 from the Illinois Reading Council for "Illinois Reading Council Journal - Year 8." View the complete list of recent grant recipients here.

COEHS Faculty Honored in New Scholars Program

Ten College of Education and Human Services faculty members were recently recognized for their contributions to WIU and their respective fields in the newly established COEHS Faculty Scholars program.


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