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News for the WIU Campus Community

Aug 26, 2011• Vol 27, No. 1

University News

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.

Position Announcement

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.

Professional Activities

Recent faculty and staff presentations, publications and more.



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