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Nov. 5, 2010 • Vol 26, No. 6

University News

WIU Announces $60 million campaign

The public phase of the $60 million campaign for Western Illinois University, Set the Standard: Higher Values in Higher Education, was announced to donors, alumni and invited guests at an Oct. 29 WIU Foundation event. Learn more about the campaign goals in the official news release.

Peace Corps Fellows/AmeriCorps Program 'One of Most Innovative in U.S.'

WIU's Peace Corps Fellows Program in Community Development was recently named one of "52 of the most innovative AmeriCorps programs in the United States." Learn more in the Oct. 15 news release.

WIU Named 'Best for Vets College'

Western Illinois University has been selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times EDGE magazine. Learn more by reading the Oct. 14 news release.

Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events

Black History Month Events Due for 2011 Calendar

The University Black History Month Planning Committee is collecting information to be included in the Black History Month Calendar of Events for February 2011. Click here for more information and to find the online submission form.

Celebration Concert Nov. 6

The duo known as Still on the Hill will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 as part of Tri States Public Radio's Celebration Concert Series. Seating is limited, so advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets.

Cooking with Kids

The Office of Non-Credit Programs is sponsoring Cooking with Kids for children ages 10-12 and their parents. Learn more about the program here.

Position Announcement-IIRA

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) at WIU has a position opening for director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center. Click here to view the complete position details.

Faculty and Staff News

Summer Stipend Award Recipients Announced

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the WIU Office of Sponsored Projects has announced the winners of the internal grant competition for Summer 2011. View the list of recipients here.

Changes in Civil Service Personnel

New employees, retirements, and and more Civil Service changes here.

Professional Activities

See the most recent list of faculty and staff presentations, publications, and other professional activities.

Grants and Contracts

Nine WIU faculty and and staff members recently received grants or contracts for their professional projects. View the list of most recent recipients here.

Garbo Retirement Reception

Holly Garbo, academic adviser at Western Illinois University, will retire Dec. 31, after having served as a staff member for nearly 35 years. A reception will be held in her honor.

Western Walkers Raise Nearly $500 for Samaritan Well

Members of the WIU Employee Wellness Committee presented a donation of close to $500 to Samaritan Well on Oct. 29. View the donation photo and learn more here.

Division of Student Services Awards

The Division of Student Services has announced its award recipients for October. View the list of recipients here.


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