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Dec. 17, 2010• Vol 26, No. 9

University News

President's Holiday Letter

President Al Goldfarb's holiday letter to Western Illinois University faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends can be read here.

Candidate Withdraws from Pres. Search

Carlos Vargas-Aburto, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Kutztown University, who recently interviewed for the position of Western Illinois University president, has withdrawn as a candidate, according to David Mead-Fox, of the search firm Korn Ferry.

BOT Approves Projects, Discuss Pres. Search

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved contractors for the heating plant renewal project and the electrical work for Corbin and Olson halls at its Dec. 17 meeting in Macomb.

Peace Corps Fellows Program Wins National Excellence Award

The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) recently recognized the WIU Peace Corps Fellows Program with the Award of Excellence in Community Development. PCF Program Manager Karen Mauldin-Curtis noted the award was presented to the PCF Program after a tough finalist competition in Reno (NV), where the UEDA recently held its national summit.

Priority Snow Removal Routes

Western's Physical Plant has set priority snow removal routes to keep WIU walks, lots and pathways clear for pedestrians.

Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events

Save Date for Environmental Summit 2011

Mark your calendars now for Western Illinois University's Eighth Annual Environmental Summit to be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in the University Union.

Hertz Promo Continues through Jan. 17

Until Jan. 17, 2011, members of the WIU-Macomb community can rent any vehicle through Western's Connect by Hertz program, any time, any day, for $5 an hour. The usual rate for WIU members is $8 an hour to use one of three fuel-efficient vehicles, which include a Toyota Prius, a Toyota Camry and a Mini Cooper. Learn more about the special rate here.

New Name, Vision for Disability Resources

Beginning January 2011, Disability Support Services (DSS) will become the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at WIU, according to Director Tara Miller.

Faculty and Staff News

Civil Service Personnel News

The most recent listing of new employees, retirees and other changes in Civil Service personnel, provided by Human Resource, is now available.

Myers: December EOM

Don Myers, Western Illinois University Bookstore department supervisor, has been named Civil Service Employee of the Month.

Grants and Contracts

The most recent listing of faculty and staff grant recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects, is available here.

Professional Activities

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


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