News for the
WIU Campus Community
April 1, 2011• Vol 26, No. 13
Save the Date: Goldfarb Retirement Reception April 27
A retirement reception for Western Illinois University President Al Goldfarb will be held Wednesday, April 27 in the University Union Grand Ballroom.
Union Elevator Project Complete
The University Union accessible elevator and entrance project on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus is now complete.
Western Recognized for Sustainability
The Great Lakes Association of Colleges and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO)
recently recognized Western Illinois University for outstanding commitment to sustainability.
Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events
Deadline for Outstanding Adviser Nominations Approaching
The Western Illinois University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) is
now accepting nominations for the annual Outstanding Academic Adviser Award. Deadline for nominations is April 15.
SURS to offer Self-Managed Plan (SMP) Education Seminars
The State University Retirement System (SURS) will offer a
free Self-Managed Plan (SMP) educational seminar from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the SURS office in Champaign (IL).
Mixed Methods Expert to Speak
John Creswell, professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, will deliver
the COEHS Faculty Scholars Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 in the University Union Sandburg Theatre.
President's Diversity Committee Seeks Nominations, Recipes for Cookbook
The University Diversity Council seeks nominations for the President's Excellence in Diversity Awards, as well as submissions for a cookbook that will be available at the annual President's Excellence in Diversity reception.
Four-time Grammy-nominated duo Trout Fishing in America will perform Saturday, April 9, as part of the Tri States Public Radio Celebration Concert Series. More information and directions on how to purchase tickets.
Summer Youth Programs Announced
Three academic summer camps will be offered through Western's Non-Credit Programs: Adventures in Filmmaking, Art for Gifted and Talented Students and Girls Plus Math.
2nd Annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Run/Dog Walk April 16
Provide your pooch with a fun day of walking and get out and get some exercise for a good cause during the Second Annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk.
Employee Wellness Events
Find more events and information on the Employee Wellness page.
Faculty and Staff News
Civil Service Employees Council Membership Election
Have you ever wanted to make a difference? This is your chance. The annual election of Civil Service Council members is now underway.
Statements of Candidacy are due by Friday, April 15.
Civil Service Employee of the Month
Kathleen Clauson, a library operations associate in the WIU Physical Sciences Library, is the Civil Service Employee of the Month for March.
Civil Service Personnel Changes
Recent changes in Civil Service personnel have been posted to the Civil Service Employees Council site.
Grants and Contracts
The Office of Sponsored Projects has announced its most recent listing of
faculty and staff grant recipients.
Recent faculty and staff
presentations, publications and more.
Professors Publish Book on Cyber Bullying and Schools
Three faculty members from the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) have
published a book that offers school administrators clear guidance when it comes to handling the increasing problem of cyber bullying.
IIRA's Iutzi Appointed to Alternative Fuels Commission
Fred Iutzi, from the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University, has been appointed to the Alternative Fuels Commission by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
Beu Welcomes 'New' Nurse Practitioner
Leah Shimmin has returned to Beu Health Care Center after nearly 20 years.