Trouble reading the Campus Connection issue below? Please visit and click on "Current Issue" (at the top right) to view a web version. Campus Connection - Western Illinois University
Campus Connection banner

WIU myspace WIU flickr WIU YouTube WIU twitter WIU Facebook Rocky Network logo

Have an item to submit to Campus Connection?

Just fill out the online form. Also see the publication schedule, deadlines and more at

Latest WIU Headlines

Get University News in Your In-Box

By subscribing to the E-News Notification Service, you will receive an e-mail containing the day's headlines and upcoming events each weekday afternoon.

Resources for Faculty & Staff

Beyond the Bell Tower

Read about how faculty, staff and students are going "Beyond the Bell Tower" by visiting University Relations' blog.


News for the WIU Campus Community

March 4, 2011• Vol 26, No. 12

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."

Military Honorary Society Recognizes WIU

Because of its commitment to veterans and active duty service personnel, Western Illinois University has been accepted as a charter member of SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society.

Candidates for COEHS Dean to Interview March 9-22

Three candidates for the WIU College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) dean position will be on WIU's campuses for interviews beginning Wednesday, March 9, according to Susan Martinelli-Fernandez, College of Arts and Sciences dean and chair of the search committee.

Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events

CITR Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Advisers

The Western Illinois University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) is now accepting nominations for the annual Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. Deadline for nominations is April 15.

SURS Sessions Available

A representative from SURS will be on campus to answer questions at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Click here for more information.

Sustainability Brown Bag Lunch Discussions

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs' (IIRA) series of Sustainability Brownbaggers lunch-time conversations continues on Tuesdays throughout March.

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).

Free Plasma Glucose Screening

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

Space Still Available for NYC Theatre Trip

Have you always wanted to see New York City through the eyes of a native New Yorker? A limited number of spaces is still available for this year's trip with President Goldfarb.

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. Click here for more information.

Faculty and Staff News

Civil Service Employee of the Month

Dixie Bodenhamer, an office support associate in Western Illinois University management and marketing department, is theCivil Service Employee of the Month for February.

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

View the most recent list of faculty and staff presentations, publications, and more.

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.

Davis Named Diamond Honoree

Tracy Davis, director of the college student personnel graduate program, has been recognized as a Diamond Honoree by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation.

A Fulbright Footprint: Meloy Returns to Africa This Month

Linda Loxley Meloy, a Beardstown (IL) native and WIU alumna who has been a faculty member at her alma mater for 22 years, recently traveled to Nigeria via a Fulbright Specialist Program appointment.

Division of Student Services Awards

The Division of Student Services has named its award recipients for February.


Western Illinois University
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a faculty/staff member of Western Illinois University.
To unsubscribe, please reply to this message with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.