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Jan. 21, 2010• Vol 26, No. 10

University News

Thomas named 11th President of Western Illinois University

Jack Thomas, provost and academic vice president at Western Illinois University, has been named the University's 11th president, effective July 1, it was announced by the Board of Trustees on Jan. 18, the first day of the Spring 2011 semester.

BOT Approves Phase II of Steam Line Project

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees recently approved a bid for Phase II of the steam line project near Western Hall and for the steam line project between Simpkins and Corbin-Olson halls. More information can be found in the Jan. 1 news release.

Western Again Recognized for Commitment to Community

Western was recently selected for The Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification. The University is one of three Illinois public universities to receive the distinction.

Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events

Celebration Concert: Ernie HendricksonĀ 

Tri States Public Radio's Celebration Concert Series will present Ernie Hendrickson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Songs from his self-released first solo record, "Down The Road," earned merits from Mountain Stage's new song contest, and landed him a showcase at Toronto's NXNE, sister fest to SXSW in the U.S. Find information and tickets here.

Pay It Forward Blood Drive Jan. 31

Take the opportunity to "Pay It Forward" and donate blood at Western Illinois University on Monday, Jan. 31. Interested individuals can make an appointment by calling Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401. Walk-ins are welcome after 11 a.m. More information is available here.

Opportunity to Participate in Exercise/Nutrition Study

Women in the western Illinois region may be eligible to participate in a research study investigating the effects of exercise training and/or nutrition counseling on indicators of cardiovascular disease risk. View the news release for qualifications and further details.

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 Resources, 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.

Professional Activities

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