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Feb.18, 2011• Vol 26, No. 11

University News

38th Annual WIU International Bazaar March 4-5

Travel around the world--by simply stepping inside the University Union--at the 38th Annual International Bazaar at Western Illinois University, with this year's theme, "Education Is the Seed of Knowledge."

J.Q. Adams Named Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

J.Q. Adams, educational psychology professor, will present the University's 2011 Distinguished Faculty Lecture on the U.S. Census and American identity.

Support the Arts at WIU with PAS Wine Tasting

Save the date--Saturday, Feb. 26--for the Performing Arts Society Wine Tasting 2011, featuring up to 60 fine wines to sample, savory hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.

Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events

Black History Month Brown Bag Lunch Feb. 23

The Feb. 23 "Black American History: Pre-Slavery" video and discussion will be the final installment in the Black History Month 2011 Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Soul Food Festival Tickets Still Available

The 25th Annual Soul Food Festival, sponsored by Western Illinois University's Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC) will be held Sunday, Feb. 20 in the University Union Lincoln Room. Contact the GBCC to purchase tickets.

Sustainability Brown Bag Lunch Discussions

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) will once again sponsor a series of Sustainability Brownbaggers lunch-time conversations from 12:30–1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

SURS to offer Self-Managed Plan (SMP) Education Seminars

The State University Retirement System (SURS) will offer free Self-Managed Plan (SMP) educational seminars from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 and Thursday, April 21 at the SURS office in Champaign (IL).

Celebration Concert: The Spring Standards, Feb. 19

The Spring Standards will perform as part of Tri States Public Radio's Celebration Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.

Free Plasma Glucose Screening

Employee Wellness will sponsor a plasma glucose screening from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Note of Thanks

Please view a message from the family of Elijah B. Staples here.

Faculty and Staff News

Changes in Civil Service Personnel

Human Resources' most recent listing of Civil Service personnel changes is now available.

Grants and Contracts

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

Call for Nominations: 2012 DFL

The Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Selection Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2012 prestigious award from the faculty, staff and students of Western Illinois University.


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