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Aug 26, 2011• Vol 27, No. 1
President Thomas's Welcome Letter: Fall 2011 Semester Begins
President Jack Thomas welcomes the campus community to a new academic year.
Parsons Named Interim Associate Provost
Nancy Parsons, a health sciences professor at Western, has been named interim associate provost.
Semester at Sea Program added at WIU
The WIU Office of Study Abroad is now offering new experiential learning program as part of its many study abroad opportunitie
Note of Thanks: Johnson
Garry Johnson, retired vice president of Student Services, thanks the campus community.
University Technology is seeking a full-time Support Center Technician.
WIU Homecoming 2011: Save the Dates
The WIU Alumni Association invites the campus community to support the Purple and Gold and gather at The Right Place for Homecoming 2011, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
Upcoming Wellness Events
A sun-damage screening provided by McDonough District Hospital will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Western Walks-a-Thon, complete with a healthy snack from Hy-Vee, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Faculty & Staff News
Hardy to Direct Centennial Honors College
Rick Hardy, political science professor, has been named the interim director of Western's Centennial Honors College.
Janisz Named OSA Director
Michelle Janisz, former director of Greek affairs at Illinois State University, has been named director of the Office of Student Activities.
WESL Director Named
Joanne Sellen, former coordinator of the American language and culture program at University of Idaho, was has been named director of Western's English as a Second Language (WESL) program.
Civil Service EOM
The Civil Service Employee of the Month for August is Kerry Lemaster, an administrative assistant in the WIU Office of the President.
Civil Service Personnel Updates
The most recent listing of Civil Service personnel updates is available on the Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) website.
Grants and Contracts
Most recent listing of
grant and contract recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.
Recent faculty and staff
presentations, publications and more.